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The Tower

(Ref. 1102745)

Kirklinton near Longtown, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a wonderful place for cycling, friendly hosts and the roses are as gorgeous as in the photos."

    I also really liked the quality of bedding, soaps and carpet. The tap water is good too, not as soft as where I am but tasted nice. It's in the welcome guidance book but not here online that there is no / very patchy mobile signal, I think wifi is through starlink? So most people with a smartphone will be fine. And I did get signal better from one windowsill, texts came through ok. If I were to visit again I'd try and call ahead with Susan's Farm Shop for local food or find a local market day. But Houghton Garden Centre has everything you could need, including local honey. Tourist Info at Carlisle were helpful.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2024

  • "Wow, what can I say about The Tower?"

    It is absolutely stunning and decorated to such a high standard with so much thoughtfulness put into everything. Comfort and the feeling of being spoilt was the whole atmosphere, from the incredibly warm welcome to the luxury welcome basket and ridiculously comfortable furnishings throughout. Not only that, but it is the perfect base to explore everywhere from across the border into Scotland, Hadrians Wall, North Penines and the Lake District. So much history at Kirklinton Hall and Gardens and so much history in the surrounding areas. I will 100% be back and would recommend to anyone without hesitation. Thank you for such a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0May 2024

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  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, hairdryer, iron and ironing board
  • Smart TV, WiFi, and a selection of books
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot, and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking available
  • Access to the gardens and grounds surrounding Kirklinton Hall
  • Sorry, no pets, smoking or vaping
  • Shop 4.7 miles, pub 3.7 miles
  • Note: No washing machine/tumble dryer in property, but laundry services are available to guests upon request

The property

Longtown 4.7 miles.

The Tower is a luxurious country retreat for up to two people, in the grounds of Kirklinton Hall in Cumbria - a beautiful, atmospheric, and partly ruined country house, dating back to the 17th century, all surrounded by 14 acres of formal gardens, woodland and meadows.

As you turn through the gates of Kirklinton Hall, prepare to be transported to another world as the impressive remains of Kirklinton Hall come into full view.

The Tower created from part of the Hall’s peel tower, combines many original features with everyday comforts, with stone floors and underfloor heating throughout.

Step indoors and be wowed by the quirky living space, with an open-plan kitchen and dining area and a cosy sitting room.

A mezzanine floor has been added to accommodate the bedroom with lovely views over the old cobbled courtyard.

The kitchen is fully equipped, along with a dining table for relaxed evening meals.

Alternatively, sink into the luxurious sofas and either soak up the silence or catch a film on the smart TV.

A beautifully appointed bedroom is on offer, a king-size complete with luxurious bed linens and plenty of storage, whilst a sleek and elegant bathroom invites you to indulge in a long shower.

Outside you will have access to formal gardens and woodland surrounding the property.

Relax in the total tranquillity of the gardens or take a woodland riverside walk, following the tumbling beck until it finally joins a curve of the River Lyne.

If you can tear yourself away, you are just a few miles from the Scottish border, and ideally situated for exploring Hadrian’s Wall, the Lake District and Northumberland National Parks, and the Scottish Borders.

For an unforgettable stay in a very special property book your next escape at The Tower.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1129281 and 1129282, together sleeping up to eight guests.

Kirklinton Hall is also a wedding venue, but no weddings will take place when the cottages are booked for holiday breaks.

Kirklinton Hall & Gardens

Set within a beautiful rural location on the outskirts of Kirklinton, an ancient village in Cumbria, lie the stunning trio of properties offered at Kirklinton Hall. Featuring ample off-road parking, the properties provide well-appointed and contemporary living spaces, set in extensive gardens and serene woodland. This unique collection makes an ideal base for an extended family, a group of friends, or sharing couples looking for a relaxing and memorable break away from the rush of everyday life. A short car journey will bring you into the historic market towns of Brampton or Longtown. Both have small supermarkets, along with a number of excellent independent shops, with a wider range of shopping in nearby Carlisle. The area is well provided with pubs and restaurants if you prefer to forget cooking for a few days! The local area is rich in history having been a focal point for the ongoing skirmishes and battles between English and Scottish forces from pre-Roman times until the time of the formal union between the two countries in 1603. Hadrian’s Wall, just a few miles from Kirklinton, was built to keep out Scottish raiders during Roman times. Carlisle Castle was the principal fortress of England’s north-west border with Scotland for the 500 years leading up to the union of the two countries. Border reivers were raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border from the late 13th century to the early 17th century and most significant houses at that time had a fortified peel tower, both as a form of defence and to warn neighbouring properties of attack. The peel tower at Kirklinton Hall, with a single room at the top of a spiral staircase, is the oldest building on the site and can be viewed by arrangement with the owners. In addition to the historic sites of Hadrian’s Wall and Carlisle Castle, are the Lake District and Northumberland National Parks. Less well known and certainly worth exploring are the North Pennine AONB and Solway Coast AONB. For an unforgettable retreat in Cumbria, make sure you book a stay at the Kirklinton Hall & Gardens.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Gretna Green 7.7 miles; Carlisle 8.5 miles; Brampton 11 miles; Dumfries 27.5 miles

A delightful, well-stocked town in northern Cumbria that runs alongside the River Esk. Longtown is a fantastic base for a holiday as it comes in the centre of four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Solway Coast AONB, the Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB and the Lake District National Park.The local area offers a pleasant range of shops, pubs and restaurants for you to choose from. There are some beautiful places nearby, offering even more places to go and things to do. Brampton and Carlisle are nearby with beautiful buildings. As Longtown is so close to Scotland, it would be rude not to visit Dumfries and Galloway. Edinburgh and Glasgow are just over an hours drive away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas