Race around baronial Tortree Hall to squabble over the colossal bedrooms, meander from the drawing room to the huge kitchen and breakfast room, back to the gentlemen’s library where the log fire crackles and up to the snooker room. As you do so you’ll relax and feel as if you were born here.
The estate includes Grade II listed mansion Tortree Hall and four luxurious nearby cottages The Long House, Tortree Cottage, The Croft and Eden Cottage. We can recommend a handy chef and helpers to waive the washing-up. Except you choose your own guests. Get down here to The Lakes and get living.
Book Tortree with two-bedroom Tortree Cottage and put up extra guests in a happy chunk of sandstoned splendour. Oak and stone is as plentiful as the antique furniture. Pick your own veg from the walled garden, lark about in the stream or walk straight out to the archery lawn. (There had to be an archery lawn.)
Step outside Tortree Hall and you’ll find a slice of paradise. The gardens and grounds are hidden behind an arched gateway on the edge of the village. Inside the sandstone walls, you’ll find forested grounds running to 20 acres
Wet your wellies in the shallow tributary of the River Eden, or set the steaks sizzling on the stone barbeque nearby. There’s an archery lawn for the adventurous and walled vegetable gardens for the Fearnley-Whittingstalls.
The drawing room with oriental rug and open fire conjures up visions of lively gatherings after dinner. But you’ll probably just enjoy breaking out a good book in front of its crackling flames.
The regal feel continues with the gentlemen’s library, again with open fire, and the spectacular oak-floored dining room with open fire salvaged from a local castle. The living room’s the place to chill after a hard day on the fells, and the large breakfasting kitchen with Aga is perfect for informal meals.
The sandstone terrace, accessed by French doors from the living room, comes with built-in barbeque for sunny al-fresco dining.
The biggest surprise is upstairs on the second floor. A games room complete with full size snooker table. You can imagine how it got there as you pot the black.
The kitchen here at Tortree Hall Estate is so full-on that you’ll probably want a dabble yourself. There’s an oil-fired, four-oven Aga, gas hob and additional oven, plus a microwave. Two American fridge/freezers sit side-by-side and conveniences include a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
We offer either a drop-off or full-table service. If you want to take things really easy, our chefs will prepare and serve fine hearty fare using fresh local ingredients. Choose from a variety of menus, including Anna Rowley’s ‘Completely Canapes’ to ‘Just Jilly’. Who does the washing-up? Us, of course.
But you might prefer our drop-off service. Just whistle and we’ll get your food ready when you are – wholesome meals with none of the hassle.
You can get groceries delivered from Sainsbury’s or Tesco, or have more exotic chef-prepared specialty local meats and veg brought right to your door. How about Staffield Hall meat pies followed by Rowley’s Raspberries that you picked yourself from our field?
Get everyone together at The Long House around the huge table in the large breakfasting kitchen with four-oven Aga – or ignore it completely, put your feet up and let us take the strain. Just whistle and our chefs will prepare you a meal or drop off something special. We can even wave our wands over the washing-up.
Tortree Hall Estate can sleep up to 19 guests in total across 27 bedrooms. Tortree Hall can sleep 13 guests in nine bedrooms, Tortree Cottage can sleep three guests in two bedrooms, The Long House can sleep five guests in four bedrooms and The Croft and Eden Cottage can each sleep three guests in two bedrooms.
At Tortree Hall the master double comes with huge bed and dressing area. In the en-suite, you’ll find a pleasant choice of built-in shower and cast-iron rolltop bath. Follow a short passageway to the Jacobean Room, with five-foot double bed convertible to singles as you wish. Wash away your cares in the large rainfall shower. If you fancy a little meditation, follow the external sandstone staircase to the herb garden in the cobbled courtyard.
The remaining bedrooms are pretty grand too. The Chinese double bedroom comes with en-suite shower room; the en-suite Regency double has an antique canopied four-poster with choice of shower or bath. Ideal for young families, the Regency gives access to the twin Georgian room, which comes with 3′ twin beds.
You’ll feel like Marie Antoinette in the French Empire double bedroom with 5′ bed. The cake comes care of the invigorating power shower over the bath, also accessible from the landing.
Up on the second floor, the snooker room sits handy for impromptu nocturnal billiards. The Victorian double bedroom with 5′ antique four-poster has acres of room and en-suite facilities. The Edwardian double comes with 4’6″ bed and en-suite shower room. In the Nursery bedroom, you’ve got options: the two 3′ twin zip-and-link beds can convert to a 6′ double on request. However you play it, you’ll enjoy soaking in the en-suite’s rolltop bath or singing in the shower. Yet another shower room with WC sits by the billiards room.
Downstairs in The Long House, the Daleraven Room is a double with 5′ king-size bed. Beneath the shower room is an original sandstone-walled well preserved below the glass flooring. No fighting, now. Follow the oak gallery to the master bedroom suite with its 5′ four-poster and en-suite bathroom with separate rainfall shower.
The Addingham Room comes with 5′ carved antique bed, while the Salkeld twin bedroom is kid-friendly with its two 3′ beds. The family bathroom gives you the decadent choice of cast-iron bath or separate rainfall shower.
At The Croft there’s a double bedroom with an antique bed and an ensuite bathroom. A second double bedroom has a double bed which can be separated into two singles on request, and an ensuite shower room, complete with rainwater shower.
In Eden Cottage the master bedroom has an antique oak bed, while the second bedroom has twin antique beds. Both bedrooms are ensuite.
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