Askham Hall is part of a collection of three privately owned family run, multi award winning and unique places to eat, drink and sleep in and around the picturesque village of Askham, a secluded part of the Lake District. The other properties are two sister pubs, the George and Dragon in nearby Clifton, and the recently acquired Queen’s Head in Askham.
Built in the 14th century, in 2013 Askham Hall was converted into a low key yet elegant restaurant with rooms set in this welcoming and historic building. The George and Dragon, purchased by the family in 2008, is a country estate pub. The Queen’s Head is the latest additional and is a village inn with a difference just a five minute walk from the Hall. Both offer hearty, healthy food made with produce from the family estate as well as a great local pint or a surprisingly good glass of wine, and are the perfect resting place after an invigorating day out.
Today this trio are part of a family owned ‘living estate’ with a sustainable food philosophy, steeped in history and deeply rooted in the Cumbrian landscape. Curated by brother and sister team Charles Lowther and Marie-Louisa Raeburn, we offer guests a warm family welcome in a traditional and tranquil rural setting.
For over seven centuries the ‘mother ship’ Askham Hall has been home to many prominent local families, who have lived, loved and cared for it. Including the current owners themselves, who grew up in the hall.
In 2009, the owners held an incredible family wedding, the first seeds were sown, and the rest is history!
Now a ‘home from home’ for visitors looking to escape the rigours of modern life.
An intimate, luxurious place to relax and stay with a restaurant, party spaces, beautiful gardens and access to a ‘Health Barn’. Charming original features compliment modern furnishings. The antithesis of a traditional country house hotel, and specialising in delicious produce from the family Estate.
Stay with us and we’ll share our knowledge, our landscape, our produce and heritage with you.
Askham Hall is the perfect place for a wedding, with plenty of options to suit different requirements. We make each couple’s special day as unique as you are. Our venue is majestic yet tranquil. A grade I listed hideaway and the former home of the Earls’ of Lonsdale, offering unpretentious luxury. We will provide a warm welcome in a historic, rural setting.
We have 20 bedrooms, a restaurant, grade II listed gardens, wedding barn, medieval hall and outdoor pavilion and a cafe. Luxurious, intimate, unpretentious, up-to-date and full of charm. We can offer somewhere really unique, together with outstanding personal service.
There are two stunning churches within half a mile, furthermore we are licensed for civil ceremonies throughout. We can provide a really special setting, luxurious accommodation, exquisite food and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Askham Hall is ideally suited for exclusive use if required. We offer a fully bespoke wedding service including menus and drinks and only allow one or two weddings per week, so that couples are able to decorate the venue as they wish and turn it into their dream party venue. We also welcome same sex and LGBT weddings. Most of all we offer outstanding service throughout, from the point of enquiry until after the wedding.
Askham Hall really is the most magical place to say ‘I do’!
Askham Hall, Askham, Penrith, Cumbria. CA10 2PF