Lake District Conferences

At Appleby Manor we take pride in providing the perfect choice for Cumbrian conferences. There are a variety of options available to the conference organiser, from room hire through to residential conferences and team building events.

Conferences on the edge of the Lake District, Cumbria

All meeting rooms have:

  • natural daylight
  • 13A sockets
  • Available on site are Free Wi-Fi
  • Flip charts
  • LCD Projector
  • Screens, photocopier, facsimile, internet/e-mail, printer and a reliable efficient message-taking service.

Other audio-visual equipment is available when requested in advance.

There are free parking spaces on site for 50 cars, plus coaches.

Meeting Rooms

There are two main meeting rooms available for conferences or small meetings, plus two further syndicate rooms

The Oak Room

Located on the ground floor overlooking the valley, and can comfortably accommodate 16 delegates boardroom-style 15 schoolroom-style, 35 theatre-style and 13 U shape

The Settle/Carlisle Room

Caters admirably for smaller boardroom-style meetings with up to 12 delegates.

Meeting Room Details

Room Name   Oak Room Settle-Carlisle
Location   Ground Floor Ground Floor
Capacities Theatre 35 N/A
School Room 15 N/A
Board Room 18 12
U-Shape 13 N/A
V-Shape 12 N/A
Dimensions Length ft (m) 5.5 18 (5.50)
Width ft (m) 9 17 (5.19)
Area sq ft (sqm) 3.3 300 (27.88)
Max. Height ft (m) 11 (3.36) 10 (3.06)
Lighting Lighting Incandesent Bulb Fluor.
Controls in Room No Yes
Black-Out No No
Windows Yes Yes
Power 13A Sockets 5 4
Access Door Height ft (m) 2.5m 6'10" (2.09)
Door Width 1.1m 3'1" (0.95)
Telephone   Yes Yes
Conference Tariff

Double/Twin Room for 1 Person:
£100 per night including VAT & full English breakfast

Double/Twin Room for 2 Persons:
£80.00 per person per night including VAT & full English breakfast

Inclusive Day Rate:
£49.00 per person including room-hire, morning coffee with home-made biscuits, three-course luncheon with coffee, afternoon tea with home-made biscuits, fruit squashes with iced water, flip chart with stand, pens, paper & VAT.

Inclusive 24-Hour Rate:
£150.00 per person including all the above plus a three course dinner from the Oak Room a la carte menu, with coffee, single occupancy of a double or twin room, full English breakfast & VAT.

Little Extras:

  • Bacon Rolls £4.50 per person
  • Packed Lunches £12.95 per person
  • Upgrade from homemade biscuits to cakes and pastries £2.50 per person
  • Extra servings of Tea and Coffee £2.00 per person
Conference and Meeting Booking Conditions

The conference and meeting booking conditions for Best Western Hotels in Great Britain are listed below and are intended to help clarify the position if something exceptional occurs.

1. If you cancel:

Cancellations can be very costly for a hotel. To keep prices competitive, Appleby Manor has a cancellation policy.

Cancellations made over 12 weeks before the date of the conference or meeting may incur a cancellation charge of up to 25% of the total booking value. Cancellations made less than 12 weeks before the date of the conference or meeting will incur a cancellation charge on the total booking value as shown below:

6 to 12 weeks - 25%
4 to 6 weeks - 50%
Less than 28 days - 75 %

In every case, if the hotel is able to re-let any room(s), the revenue will be deducted from the booking value before calculation of the cancellation charge.

To discuss your conference requirements, or to make a booking, please speak to one of our friendly and helpful staff on  017683 51571

Lake District Corporate Events

A wide variety of exciting corporate events can be organised to add that extra-special touch to your meeting or conference. All events are available locally, within 20 miles, and transport is easily arranged.

Wherever possible the events take place within the breathtaking beauty of the Lake District National Park or in the North Pennines - England's largest 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.

Appleby Manor has teamed up with a variety of local organisers, notably the very professional team at Rookin House Farm, to bring you a host of interesting things to do, a selection of which appears below.

  • Golf
    Appleby's well-kept 18-hole moorland course is both challenging and rewarding. You'll have a great game, whatever your handicap. Information on other nearby Cumbrian golf courses is also available.

  • Quad Biking
    There is very little to match the excitement of powering your own four-wheel-drive quad-bike across the wild fell sides of the Lake District. Clear and careful training is followed by a ride, putting the machines and their drivers to the test. Descend steep slopes into rocky river beds, cross frightening inclines, and climb over the bumpy remains of dry-stone walls, before returning swiftly across a grassy meadow. All surrounded by the most amazing scenery you can imagine!

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
    Rookin House Farm features probably one of the most comprehensive range of different types of clay-pigeon shooting in Britain. Whatever your preference, you'll find it here.

  • Walking Treasure Hunt
    Try one of Appleby Manor's made-to-measure walking treasure hunts for a bit of friendly competition.

  • Falconry
    The local falconers will happily train small groups in the art of falconry. There is something particularly satisfying about working in harmony with a bird of prey and this one-day course will ensure that you get to sample all sides of this interesting sport.

  • Other Activities
    Other activities available include canoeing on Lake Ullswater, abseiling, and archery.