Askham Hall


With modern furnishings and fresh décor, whilst carefully retaining the charm and character of this historic house, Askham Hall is somewhere you can kick off your wellies at the front door and relax in down to earth, comfortable surroundings.

The emphasis is on the food and our michelin-starred restaurant Allium offers an imaginative and creative dining style, using produce locally sourced from the 800 year old Lowther Estate. Our 6 course tasting dinner menu is available for £85 per person. The cycle of life in the gardens and fields dictate our menus - we work with the seasons to grow, source and preserve the produce from our surrounding farms and woodland.

Furthermore there are 19 bedrooms to choose from initially, each is totally unique and individually named. Room rates start at £160 per night including breakfast. A Scandinavan sauna, outdoor heated pool and hot tub are available to guests from April to October, as well as access to Askham’s ‘Health Barn’ all year round.

The grade II listed gardens are full of stunning features, visitors can also enjoy something delicious in the atmospheric Kitchen Garden Café.

A stunning wedding and party barn is also available.

Sister establishment of the George and Dragon, Clifton, repeated winners of the Cumbria Tourism Taste Awards.

Askham Hall have won may awards over the years, here are the most recent:

Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards: ‘Outstanding Service award' (Nico Chieze) winner
Cumbria Tourism:
‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ winner
‘Guest Accommodation of the Year’ winner
County Brides North West Wedding awards ‘Cumbria Venue’ winner
Good Hotel Guide ‘Country House Hotel’ (editor’s choice)

Taste Cumbria 2017 winner

Family Business Awards Cumbria 2018 - Best Food & Drink establishment
Visit England Awards of Excellence 2018 - Taste of England Bronze
Cumbria Tourism Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year 2018 - Finalist

Good Hotel Guide 2019 editor’s choice awards Best Country House hotel

Please note that ‘AH’ rooms refer to Askham Hall and ‘QH’ rooms refer to our neighbouring sister property The Queen’s Head Askham.



  • Electric car charging point

Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Health/beauty facilities onsite
  • Pony trekking/horse-riding
  • Sauna onsite
  • Shooting
  • Swimming pool - outdoor onsite


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Telephone (public)
  • Television available
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Telephone
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden
  • Working farm

Target Markets

  • Coach parties welcomed

Map & Directions

Askham Hall

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Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF

Tel: 01931 712350


  • 3 AA Rosettes
  • 5 AA Gold Stars Guest Accommodation
3 AA Rosettes 5 AA Gold Stars Guest Accommodation