The story of Lancrigg

Who we are

The house has many stories to tell, not to mention a never-ending list of visitors including many writers, painters and explorers, since it opened its doors back in the 1800’s.  We are proud to be the most recent custodians of Lancrigg and are looking forward to becoming part of its history.

Lancrigg is a beautiful country house hotel set in 30 acres of mature gardens and woodlands. Lancrigg is situated in ‘Wordsworth Country’ 1 mile from Grasmere village in the tiny hamlet of Easedale. The house has a relaxed, informal feel and visitors are made to feel welcome and at home from the moment they arrive.

There are ten spacious bedrooms to choose from, many with views of the gardens and fells beyond. All are en-suite and offer a comfortable & restful stay.

The dining room is in the process of being re-furbished and with its grand fireplace and beautiful bay window overlooking the gardens it is the perfect setting in which to dine, whatever the weather.  Throughout the summer months, (yes.. there are sunny days in Lakeland) lunch can also be enjoyed Alfresco, on the terrace amongst the backdrop of the gardens with the only noise being that of the quiet chatter of guests and birdsong!

For guests of the Hotel and non-residents the kitchen offers delicious light lunch menus and afternoon teas. Dinner is served from 6.30 each evening and with Chef Robert Stacey at the helm there is always a mouth-watering variety of delectable options to tuck in to.

Where are we up to…

We are currently refurbishing the dining room, which looks out onto the gardens, and have undertaken significant planting in time for the summer blooms.  The lounge has been filled with rich colours and relaxed furnishings and the reception area is now brighter and most welcoming.

What’s next…

The bedrooms are to be refreshed as the year progresses and we want to take full advantage of the natural light that floods in through the beautiful large windows.  Join us on our journey as we take our time to get to know the house, the gardens and the people who will visit.   With our keen interest in landscaping and horticulture, we will be enhancing the grounds and over time plan to create a true English country garden within the 30 acres at Lancrigg, although it will take up to fifteen years to come to fruition, we’re sure it will be worth the wait!