Multiple holiday lets sleeping up to 32 guests in total
9 cottages sleep 2 -14 (46)
Monkhouse Hill offers a fabulous Lake District venue for your friends reunion, family get-together or other celebration. There is a total of 9 cottages, imaginatively created from a converted 17th century hill farm with panoramic views across the Eden Valley. Featured here are our three largest 5 Star Gold Award cottages – Great Calva (sleeps 12- 14), Laing Barn (sleeps 10) and Brae Fell (sleeps 8) – however other smaller cottages can be booked alongside these depending on the size of your group.
Each cottage has one or more of an outdoor hot tub, an indoor spa bath or a sauna suite. What’s more, you have full complimentary membership during your stay of the North Lakes Spa, where facilities include a flat-deck swimming pool with saunas and steam room and a state of the art gym.
Monkhouse Hill is set in 5 acres of landscaped grounds with a small lake, a stream and woodland areas. There’s plenty to explore, and you will also find an outdoor play area for younger children and an indoor games room for all ages with table tennis, pool and table football. Our pre-arrival ordering service also allows you to order from a wide range of toys, cots, backpacks, booster seat etc – all free of charge.
Close by you have great walking in the Northern Fells, road cycling in the Eden Valley, mountain biking at Whinlatter, or the chance to take a memorable trip on Ullswater Steamers. There’s a wide range of family attractions in the area, from children’s farm parks and pony trekking to Go-Ape tree-top adventures and water-based multi-activity centres. Details of these and many other options are on our own website.
We provide links to a range of external caterers who have worked at Monkhouse Hill should you want to celebrate in style, as well as details of a range of local pubs and restaurants that welcome larger groups. And don’t forget to visit the nearby Old Crown in Hesket Newmarket – Britain’s first cooperative pub.
Our largest cottage Great Calva sleeps up to 14 people in three separate family ‘bedroom suites’ (each has a twin, a double and a bathroom), with magnificent shared living, dining and kitchen areas with great views. A second sitting room with sofa beds sleeps a further two people. There’s an outside hot tub, and one of the bathrooms is also a sauna suite. The main dining table seats 14, but additional tables can be added for up to further 8 people if required.
The Laing Barn comprises Raven Howe and Round Knott cottages. Entrances to the two cottages are adjacent, onto the shared patio in the courtyard. There are no internal joining doors, however access between is also possible via the shared first floor balcony on which you will find two hot tubs with superb views. Laing Barn sleeps up to 10 people, with a double, a twin and an adult bunk room in Raven Howe and a double and two singles in Round Knott. All ten can dine together in Round Knott’s large living area.
Brae Fell Cottage is a clever conversion of an ancient barn which simply oozes character. Sleeping 8 people in two family ‘bedroom suites’ (each with a twin, a double and a bathroom), Brae Fell has a downstairs kitchen and dining area (up to 12 can dine together with extra tables) and an atmospheric upstairs sitting area with many original beams. The upstairs bathroom has a spa bath.
More details of all the cottages at Monkhouse Hill, the facilities available on-site and at the North Lakes Spa, the stunning surrounding area, local attractions and places to eat and drink can all be found on our own website.
Low season £425 - £1730 (2013)
High season £500 - £2230 (2013)
Christmas and New Year - £485 - £2650 (2012)