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Large Cumbrian Manor House (sleeps 18) Ideal For Gatherings Of Family Or Friends

Bedrooms 9
Space 2,150 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

9 bed, 6 bath, sleeps 18; blend of ancient and modern; 4-acre garden with river

Morland House is a large manor house in the picturesque village of Morland, in the Eden Valley in Cumbria. The core of the house is 16th century, but it has been added to many times over the years. Originally a vicarage, it has been the home of the Markham family since 1828, when an ancestor was vicar of Morland church, and was purchased in 1871 when a new (smaller) vicarage was built elsewhere.

The house features oak-panelled main rooms, including a grand dining room for special dinners, a long drawing room seating 16 with a grand piano, an inner hall with a log-burning stove, plus a family kitchen, games room, snug, caterer's kitchen for parties, and more. There are 9 bedrooms, of which 3 are en-suite, and the remainder share 3 additional bathrooms. There are two woodburning stoves and three usable fireplaces. On a more modern note, there is good wifi coverage throughout the house, two large TVs and a stereo music system.

The property also benefits from a large, interesting and beautiful 4-acre garden including a beck (river), waterfall, bridges, stepping stones, private section for guests with a patio and summer house, orchard, and croquet lawn.

More Details

Freddy Markham
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Freddy Markham

Morland House has been the home of the Markham family since 1828, and is now owned and run by three generations of the family - Freddy, Gervase and William. Freddy lives in Morland and manages various properties and a campsite; Gervase lives in Loughborough and works for the Mozilla organization, makers of the Firefox web browser; and William lives in Loughborough and goes to nursery twice a week.

Freddy Markham purchased this chateau / country house in 1871

Why Freddy Markham chose Penrith

Morland House is ideally situated for a Lake District holiday, being easily accessible from the M6 (12 minutes) and the Euston-Glasgow railway (Euston 3 hours), but central for the Lakes, and also the Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian's Wall, the Borders and the Solway Firth.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Morland House is unique so staying is a special experience. Parts date from the 16/17th century with 18th and 19th century additions. The 20th and 21st centuries saw the addition of central heating and many more bathrooms. The main rooms are unchanged from the 1880's, and are panelled in dark oak. The dining room can seat up to 18, and there are comfortable sofas for the same number in the drawing room which also features a Bechstein grand piano which guests are welcome to play.

The four acre garden has many interesting features and excellent photographic locations. A special unseen part is reserved exclusively for guests but other visitors are few, with none in the evening. A croquet lawn adds to the country house atmosphere.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Penrith in Morland

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , ensuite with Archbishop's Room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , ensuite with General's Room
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , shared by Admiral's Room and Engineer's Room
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , ensuite with Geographer's Room and Minna's Room
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , for shared use by Explorer's, Canon's and Colonel's Rooms
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , for shared use by Explorer's, Canon's and Colonel's rooms
  • 6 bathrooms. 1 ensuite with twin room, 1 ensuite with superking or twin room, 1 ensuite with double bed room, 1 shared by kingsize and superking/twin rooms, 1 bathroom and 1 shower room shared by a double room, a kingsize room and a triple room. See plan of 1st floor on house's main website for best information.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Archbishop's Room - 2 Single Bed , with lobby area and en-suite
    Admiral's Room - 1 Large Double Bed , with dressing table alcove overlooking garden
    Engineer's Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be superking double or two singles
    Geographer's Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be superking double or two singles, bay window, en-suite
    Explorer's Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    General's Room - 1 Double Bed , oldest original bedroom with panelling and en-suite
    Colonel's Room - 1 Double Bed
    Canon's Room - 3 Single Bed , triple for adults or children
    Minna's Room - 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , connected to Geographer's Room but with independent entrance
  • 9 bedrooms sleeping 18 in flexible bed configurations. See plan of 1st floor on house's main website for best information. Two kingsize bedrooms, two double bedrooms, two which can be either superking or two singles, one triple, one twin, one single. Bedrooms are names after roles of prominent members of the Markham family, e.g. Admiral's Room, General's Room etc., with biographical notes in them and often possessions.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Morland House is ideal for family gatherings for special birthdays and anniversaries when the whole family wants to get together. The house can be both formal and informal. Cooks can be recommended for special dinners or for whole weekends, and can use the caterer's kitchen which is separate from the family kitchen. Lockable shed for bike storage. Bikes can be hired locally, delivered and collected.


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Nearest Airport
103 Miles
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Crown Inn
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Penrith or Appleby
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Mill Yard Cafe
Nearest Beach
42 Miles
Silloth, Cumbria
Car: necessary

Morland is in Cumbria's Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District. The nearest lake, Ullswater, is 20 minutes away. The Eden Valley is full of quiet walking and cycling routes with great views to the Lake mountains and the Pennines. It contains many attractive small towns and pretty villages in rolling rural countryside around the river Eden. There are excellent walks from the door.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Penrith, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Morland House is an old family home with many interesting contents. The deposit will be paid into Morland House account before arrival and will be used against missing or broken items, but will be returned in full by online transfer to payer's account promptly after departure and if payer's account details are known.

Bookings are only confirmed by the payment of a deposit, normally one third of fee to acct 62442098 at 09-01-28 using reference provided. Balance is due one calendar month before arrival. Fees, one paid, are non-returnable. Credit and debit cards not accepted. Cheques accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.