In April 2021, after a two-year, multimillion-pound makeover, Farlam Hall reopened as a luxury hotel, providing guests with a picturesque view of the North Cumbrian landscape. The hotel has 12 luxurious rooms, 6 private cottages, a cocktail bar, a gun room, an award-winning restaurant, and private dining areas offering local produce and game.
Set in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside with plenty of cosy corners and individually styled bedrooms, Farlam Hall is a country house hotel that’s all about relaxing and appreciating nature. We recently spent a long weekend in one of their luxury cottages and left with some of the greatest family memories.
Location & Setting
Although only two miles south of the A69 – the main road between Carlisle (12 miles) and Newcastle (45 miles) – and 10 minutes from the M6, Farlam Hall feels deep in the country.
A sanctuary of peace and quiet, this grand old manor house is set on expansive grounds that are shaded by Cedar trees at least a century old. The house, draped in ivy and growing vines that alter in hue with the seasons, blends into its natural setting.
Luxury and comfortable rural living go hand in hand at Farlam Hall with its surrounding area also known as a walker’s and picnicker’s paradise thanks to the proximity of the unspoiled North Pennines and the western section of Hadrian’s Wall, which is home to excellent museums chronicling the Roman conquest of Britain. Additionally, three golf courses are conveniently close to the manor and make a great addition to the available options of activities.
The six high-end, self-catering cottages are ideally located for restful getaways, romantic weekends, and family get-togethers, all while taking in spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
The quaint Cumbrian cottages range in size from two to six bedrooms and are all elegantly furnished to the highest standards. All look out over the peaceful gardens, and many have stunning views of the surrounding countryside or private garden.
We stayed in Brookside Cottage, just a short stroll along Farlam Hall’s picturesque drive, Brookside Cottage features two super king-sized bedrooms with separate ensuite bathrooms and an exquisite private terrace with idyllic views. Other luxuries that can be found in the cottage include Dyson hairdryers, fully equipped kitchen and a spacious lounge with a wood-burning fire.
The award winning Cedar Tree restaurant is where modern British dining puts an emphasis on the finest local produce – some ingredients are even grown in the hotel’s walled garden. Elegant high ceilings, bright, airy decor, and an extensive wine list bring a sense of occasion and class to any dining event.
The hotel’s Rocket Bar is also the perfect place for light bites including soup, sandwiches and cakes, as well as classic cocktails, beers and spirits. Guests can sink into a comfy seat in front of the fire, or out on the terrace to admire Farlam Hall’s gorgeous gardens.
As part of its strategy to become the ‘go-to’ luxury destination in Cumbria, Brampton’s Farlham Hall has also recently secured top Michelin star chef Hrishikesh Desai as Chef Patron, who is set to start at the luxury restaurant in April 2023. Fulfilling a personal life-long ambition, Desai will lead the recently refurbished hotel and its restaurant to becoming a ‘beacon of true high-class hospitality’ in the North West.
With stunning views over the estate’s lake and rolling hills, Farlam Hall’s Cedar Tree restaurant will enjoy a full menu makeover under Desai who promises ‘simplicity with oodles of class and an unexpected twist to make guests smile!’