Farlam Hall

‘With a tradition of service that’s second to none, this is without doubt one of the finest country house hotels – if not the finest – in England,’ raves a regular Guide reader this year. More

Contact details

Farlam Hall
Hallbankgate
Brampton
Cumbria
CA8 2NG
England
01697 746234
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

12. 1 in stables, 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 24–30 Dec, 3 weeks Jan.

Facilities

2 lounges, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 6-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 5.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (not unattended), not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per person D,B&B £155–£185. Set dinner £49.50. 1-night bookings refused at New Year.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘With a tradition of service that’s second to none, this is one of the finest country house hotels – if not “the” finest – in England,’ raves a regular Guide reader this year. In ‘beautiful’ grounds where ‘magnificent mature trees’ stand sentry, the Quinion family has welcomed guests to their creeper-clad sandstone retreat since 1975. Come in: ‘It’s like slipping into a pair of cosy slippers the moment you cross the doorstep.’ The lounges have a Victorian feel, with original fireplaces, comfy sofas and objets d’art; settle in for morning coffee and biscuits. Bedrooms are large, traditional, eclectically furnished, with patterned wallpaper and a substantial bathroom. ‘Dress smartly for dinner.’ In the elegant dining room, its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking garden and ornamental lake, Barry Quinion’s ‘excellent’, short daily-changing menus (‘no excessive portions’) might include timbale of West Coast crab and avocado; loin of local lamb, roasted parsnips, rosemary, red onions. The area calls for days out – there are ‘castles galore’; Hadrian’s Wall is easily accessible. ‘We had a fantastic stay.’ (Chris Savory, EM Arnold, and others)

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Farlam Hall
Hallbankgate
Brampton
Cumbria
CA8 2NG

Guest comments

'The quintessential English country house hotel. Combines the familiar features and décor of an earlier age with exceptional service. Barry produces truly wonderful food. Helen and Lynn welcom guests like long lost friends returning home. ' - Chris and Erika Savory - February, 2017
'Be smart and well dressed for dinner. Excellent service and cuisine. ' - EM Arnold - October, 2015

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