About Crackenthorpe Hall

Crackenthorpe Hall is a grand grade II* listed country house located in the scenic Eden Valley. Loacted within a few miles of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, Crackenthorpe Hall is the ideal location for a special family get together or special event.

The Hall is divided into three self contained properties. The part of the property to rent is the magnificent Victorian Octavius wing. Build by Captain Octavius Machel in 1877 after he repurchased the Hall from the Earl of Lonsdale, the Octavius wing is a sumptuous Victorian experience with a magnificent 30ft drawing room, a double height central main hall with large skylight – both with open fires and bedroom accommodation for at least 12 guests in 6 large bedrooms.

The grounds extend to 11 acres, mostly woodland, bordering the River Eden, with two large lawned areas and formal flower beds. The property also benefits from about 400m of single bank fishing rights on the River Eden, one of the best trout fishing rivers in the UK.

Other local activities include walking, golf, fly fishing, horse riding, climbing, visiting the many local historic houses and churches, or just relaxing in the house and grounds.

Crackenthorpe Hall is well located for access and/or touring:

  • CoM6 junction 40 and Mainline Railway station, at Penrith 15mins.(approx. drive times)
  • Carlisle/Hadrians Wall 40 mins.
  • Keswick 30mins
  • Ullswater 20 mins.
  • Kendal and Lake Windermere 45 mins.
  • Edinburgh 2 hrs.
  • Manchester airport 2 hrs.
  • York 90 mins
  • Appleby 5 mins.(Rail station for scenic Carlisle-Settle line)