Welcome to Swarthmoor Hall

Swarthmoor Hall has been described as a hidden gem. The historic, peaceful and beautiful setting of the Hall provides a very special environment whatever the purpose of your visit or stay. Whether you are:

We look forward to welcoming you to Swarthmoor Hall!

Jane Pearson
Manager

New for 2014 – ‘room only’ bookings

This year we’ve made booking accommodation even more flexible: you can now book a room or a combination of rooms to suit your needs.  Come and enjoy a short or long stay in this unique and historic location with its tranquil gardens and beautiful grounds, on the doorstep of the Lake District.  All our rooms have the use of modern kitchen facilities so you may cater for yourself if you wish to.  At prices from £21 per night for a single room and £36 for a double or twin, we think this gives great value for money.  
And it doesn’t mean you can’t still book one or more suites of rooms to stay in with friends or family, for one or several nights stay, for a week’s holiday or weekend party.  See our booking pages for more information, or give us a call to discuss your requirements on 01229 583204

The Wild flower meadow and orchard

Leaving the quiet garden by the stone wall brings you into the meadow.  A pathway cut through the flowers and grasses allows you to walk to the far end of the meadow and then along by the wood on the southern border.  The flowers and grasses have been surveyed and include natives such as buttercups, knapweed, trefoils, plantain, hogweed, pignut, betony and ajuga.   

Along the stone wall side of the meadow grow wild roses, nettles, willowherb and ivy all of which provide food and habitat for the wild life.  There are a number of log piles around the perimeter to host insects and other wildlife. The beehives here belong to a local bee keeper.  The bees forage around the site in the warm weather and help to pollinate the fruit bushes and trees. 

The orchard contains damson, quince, pear, apple and plum trees with a strip of summer and autumn raspberries, blackcurrant and gooseberry bushes.  Wild raspberry canes grow at the far end of the meadow. 

The campfire site is for the use of residential groups.  The surrounding willow was planted in 2005 and will provide us with cut stems to use as woven plant supports.


 

A Family Day at Swarthmoor Hall

with Jane Nicholls

Come and enjoy a storytelling event, exploring the Hall, with games, stories and singing.

Saturday 16 August 10.30am - 2.00pm

Tickets: £5 per child 

Families Welcome, suitable for children aged 7-11.  Please call us on 01229 583204 to book a place.