About Appleby Manor Hotel

Welcome to Eden, half a million acres of some of the loveliest countryside in England.

Appleby Manor Country House Hotel is surrounded by the inspiring mountains and fells of the Lake District, North Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales.

Here you will find a place to relax...sit back and enjoy real pleasure. Open log fires, a fine selection of wines and whiskies together with an award winning restaurant, excellent bedrooms and superb views over the Eden Valley.

Appleby Manor is the perfect location for exploring the Lake District National Park, only 12 miles from the Hotel door, or enjoy the Pennines, with High-Cup-Nick and Murton Fell just 4 miles from the Hotel.

A little further away are the North Yorkshire Dales with the beautiful market towns of Richmond and Hawes only 30 miles away.

Key Features
  • 4 star AA Hotel (83%)
  • 2 AA Rosette Restaurant
  • 1871 Bistro
  • Luxury Spa with Vitality Pool, Outdoor Spa Baths, Thermal suite and 6 Treatment Rooms
  • Luxury Bedrooms
  • Games Room (including Pool & Table Tennis)
  • Traditional Victorian Architecture

AA 4 Star Country House HotelAA 2 rosette

Virtual Tour of the Hotel

Here is a virtual tour of the hotel. Please use the numbers on the right of the image below in order to navigate the tour.

History of Appleby Manor Hotel
History of Appleby Manor Hotel

Appleby Manor Country House Hotel, located in Appleby, Cumbria was built in 1871 for a wealthy solicitor, John Alcock Heelis, and was originally named Garbridge House.

The design of the building was by the noted architect Octavius Hansard and the work was carried out under his supervision. The pink sandstone was cut at the nearby but now disused Heights Quarry and the entire building is lined with 9 inch brickwork. The sitting of the building means the public rooms enjoy unparalleled views over Appleby Castle and the Eden Valley and towards the peaks of the Lake District, Cumbria.

All the internal fittings are of the finest Pitch-Pine with the exception of the Oak Room Restaurant which, naturally, is paneled in English Oak. This room, therefore, has two doors as its main entrance - Oak on the inside and Pitch-Pine on the outside - so that the continuity of the wood is felt whichever part of the building you are in.

At one time the estate covered an extensive acreage and was planned to be completely self sufficient with Walled Gardens, Greenhouses, a Dairy and Stabling.

The building was converted into a hotel in the late 1940s and was renamed Appleby Manor Hotel around 1976 to become one of the best Cumbrian Hotels. The Dunbobbin family purchased the hotel in September 2000 and under took a refurbishment program that has resulted in the hotel being upgraded from AA 3star to AA 4star in October 2007, Appleby Manor Country House Hotel is now one of the finest Lake District hotels in Cumbria.

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