Ulverston , Cumbria , England , UK
Swarthmoor Hall has been described as a hidden gem. The historic, peaceful and beautiful setting of the Hall provides a very special environment whatever the purpose of your visit or stay. Whether you are:participating in one of our retreats, workshops or special events visiting the Hall’s historic rooms and finding out about its fascinating history as the birth place of Quakerism walking in our beautiful gardens & grounds, or pausing for cup of tea or fresh coffee and a slice of cake in the Barn Cafe
taking time out to relax and enjoy a short break in the scenic Lake District using the Hall’s comfortable and varied accommodation as your base
connecting with early Quaker people, places and experiences and exploring how they speak to us today!
The Firbank Fell Suite is the smallest of our apartments. It is on the ground floor in a recently converted outbuilding and comprises a twin bed-sitting room with a spacious en-suite shower room and access to kitchen facilities.
The Hampsfell Suite is a spacious ground floor suite of rooms and is designed for people with limited mobility. It has two twin bedrooms and an open plan living space with fitted kitchen, dining table and living area with TV. A sofa bed in the living room means that this Suite can accommodate up to six people. It looks out to the front of the old Hall, its gardens and farmland and woodland beyond.
The Wansfell Suite is situated within a linked detached house and offers wonderful views across our gardens and grounds and to the hills beyond. It has three upstairs bedrooms - a double, and two singles, all en suite. On the ground floor there is a double room with private shower room, and a kitchen/dining/sitting room with doors opening onto a small patio. Prices from £206 per night.
So if you would like to book one or more suites of rooms to stay in with friends or family, for one or several nights stay, for a week’s holiday or weekend party.
For groups and workshops we can also offer the Hall’s accommodation on a whole site basis including all bedrooms plus our large conference room and well-equipped kitchen. Full board can be provided on request.
Things You Should Know
Swarthmoor Hall is a 16th century country house set in beautiful gardens and grounds in 130 acres of farmland, with views to neighboring fells and close to the bustling market town of Ulverston. Visitors comment on its sense of place – of the people who have lived here, its tranquility and beauty.
Our gardens and grounds are set in 130 acres of farmland with views to neighboring fells and the distinctive ‘Hoad Monument’ above the town of Ulverston. They are beautiful, peaceful and varied. They encompass formal gardens, including a quiet garden which has been developed as a place for meditation, reflection and outdoor Quaker worship. We are continually developing our gardens. A new courtyard garden features a Living Quilt, a copy of a quilt on the bed in the Fells’ bedroom.
The garden gives a wheelchair accessible hard route through to the meadow from the east side garden.
This year at Swarthmoor Hall, as well as running our own courses, special events and retreats, much of our programme is delivered in partnership with Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.
Our programme is divided into three categories:
Woodbrooke at Swarthmoor Hall – courses, workshops and retreats
Swarthmoor Hall, the place and its history – workshops, pilgrimages and special events linked to its heritage
Swarthmoor Hall for the Quaker community locally and across our region – events, workshops and projects
Take a look - we hope you will find something of interest, from walking or photography retreats, to archaeology or a teddy bears’ picnic.
To visit the historic rooms, this year our daily opening hours will be as follows:
From Monday 22nd February to Sunday 30 October 2016: Mondays-Fridays (except last Thursdays of each month): 10.30-4.30pm; Saturdays, Sundays & last Thursdays of each month: 1.30-4.30pm
The historic, peaceful and beautiful setting of the Hall continues to provide a very special environment. The gardening team are as busy as ever, and preparations for our annual Plant Sale are well underway.
Gardens and grounds open every day in daylight hours.