It is believed that the monks of Furness Abbey bought the land and built the first Abbot Hall around 1160.
The present building was constructed in 1840, since when Abbot Hall has been a family mansion, a school, and a Christian Guild hotel since 1916.
Overlooking Morecambe Bay, Abbot Hall is set in extensive grounds which include a 15 metre heated indoor swimming pool and five self-catering pine lodges, accommodating up to 22 guests.
Situated on the edge of the hamlet of Kents Bank, near to the Victorian resort of Grange-over-Sands, Abbot Hall is readily accessible by road or rail. It is an ideal centre for exploring the beautiful Lake District, and is only 20 minutes drive from Newby Bridge at the foot of Lake Windermere.
Lindors is a charming 19th century property situated in the Welsh borders between Monmouth and Chepstow. It lies approximately one mile on the Coleford side of Bigsweir Bridge.
The south front of the house looks down its own valley into the main body of the beautiful Wye Valley, with Offa's Dyke beyond the wooded slopes of Cleddon and Trellech Hill.
Set in nine acres of gardens through which a brook descends by a series of waterfalls and pools to the River Wye, Lindors is an ideal base from which to explore the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean.
This gracious Georgian mansion has been welcoming guests for over 75 years. It was originally built for the 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire and was known as Richmond Lodge.
It is particularly noted for its magnificent Music Room, complete with fine chandeliers and gothic-style organ.
Sidholme Hotel is located in nine acres of delightful grounds, which include a heated indoor swimming pool.
The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the centre of the town of Sidmouth with its splendid coastline, newly appointed as part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
Treloyhan Manor stands in a magnificent position overlooking Carbis Bay, on the edge of the picturesque seaside town of St. Ives.
Built in the 19th century for the shipping magnate Sir Edward Hain, Treloyhan has accommodation for 100 guests and occupies a location which makes it ideal for families.
St. Ives itself, once a fishing village, has long been a haven for artists attracted by the clear light, the quaint narrow streets leading down to the sea, and the magnificent views.
Major road improvements now make St. Ives more easily accessible. Whether you prefer to travel by car, train, coach or simply fly, we can assist you with your transportation.
Willersley Castle is a 200 year old Grade II listed building, commissioned by the great industrialist Sir Richard Arkwright. It occupies a magnificent position on the edge of the Peak District, overlooking the River Derwent.
Designed in the Georgian style, Willersley Castle stands in 60 acres of grounds ranging from meadows to limestone crags, on the outskirts of Cromford, just south of the spa town of Matlock Bath.
It makes an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park. With its dramatic gritstone edges and vibrant limestone valleys, Derbyshire is a walkers' and climbers' paradise, full of geological gems like the show-caverns at Castleton and the imposing cliffs of Matlock Bath.
The area is steeped in history, from the grandeur of Chatsworth House to the elegance of the spa town of Buxton and the rich industrial heritage of Wirksworth, Cromford, and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
The Lake District, the Peak District, the Wye Valley; each is packed with a wealth of attractions
to keep your whole family entertained this summer. And in case caves, castles, walks and watersports weren't enough to whet your appetite, we're also extending our fabulous children's discounts so your children 10 and under can stay for free!
The offer extends to all our fantastic summer family holidays at Abbot Hall, Lindors Country House and Willersley Castle hotels, so whether it's Cumbria, Derbyshire or the Welsh-English border, that family holiday just got a little bit more appealing.
We have also added a fabulous offer from £60 per person Dinner Bed and Breakfast on selected dates for our Summer family breaks between 15th July to 2nd September at the hotels below.
Abbot Hall Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
Lindors Country House Hotel, nr. Lydney, Gloucestershire
Willersley Castle Hotel, nr. Matlock, Derbyshire
Prices on selected dates £60 per person Dinner Bed and Breakfast, 3 night Minimum Stay. Other package options are available to suit your family's particular holiday requirements. Please call the hotels for dates when this offer is available and further details.
Friend of Sidholme Music Room are now only £3,000 away from their £30k target to restore seven Osler Glass Chandeliers.