If you're looking for that ideal escape, with a touch of luxury, then Stafford House is the perfect place to be.
Built in the 1800's this enchanting Grade 11 listed "Folly" is set in the magnificent grounds of Greystoke Castle.
Traditionally furnished to a high standard, it still retains the original oak beams, bags of character and comfortable charm.
Only 10 minutes from the M6 Motorway, we are perfectly situated so that you can enjoy the beautiful Lake District. It is ideal for walkers, cyclists and motorcyclists, and especially for those who would just like to relax, enjoy the peace and tranquillity, soak up the beautiful surroundings and let themselves totally unwind.
A warm and friendly welcome awaits all of our Guests, and in the morning to set you up for the rest of the day a full and hearty English style Breakfast awaits you. Sourced from the very best local produce helps us to serve you a Real Taste of the Lake District.
We have two Double Bedrooms one of which is the "En-Suite Double Room" and can be found on the 2nd floor.
The second Double Bedroom (The Standard Double Room) and the Twin Room can be found on the 1st Floor.
If you are booked in to stay with a Family Group or a Group of Friends, and are booked into both "The Standard Double Room" and the "Twin Room", I hope that it will be acceptable by you to use this same Bathroom.
However please be assured that if only one of the rooms has been booked out, we automatically block the other room so that you have the Bathroom to yourselves.
All of our Bedrooms have Freeview Television/DVD, a Hospitality Tray which is complete with various beverages and biscuits.
In the Mini fridge you will find bottled water, a plate of fresh fruit and UHT milk, but we also offer a jug of fresh milk too should you prefer it.
There are also Luxurious Robes on the bed, a Hairdryer, and a Rotating Fan.
The lounge is on the second floor, and is one where you just can’t help but relax. Sit back and watch the large screen television which is connected to SKY, play a DVD or even a video.
You may just want to read a book, paper or magazine while the CD or radio is playing quietly in the baclground.
We also offer free WiFi, just in case you have something on your laptop or phone that just won’t wait.
We will do our very best to help make your stay here at Stafford House as enjoyable as possible, and if this is your first visit to The Lake District, then I can almost guarantee that it won’t be your last.
If you have any specific requirements for your stay (dietary or otherwise) then please feel free to contact us, as we will be more than happy to cater for your individual needs.
Don’t just take our word for it, read our Guest Book Reviews, or check us out on TripAdvsor!.
We are proud to say that over the years we have received numerous awards for our hospitality. See our Awards page for more information about the awards we have got.
A friend of ours took these aerial photos of the house for us.
*** Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets in the main house, however you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges ***
We look forward to welcoming all of our Guests, new and those who are returning to
for the 2022 Season
With the "Utmost Safety" of our Guests
in mind, we take every precaution possible.
This includes all "Updated Guidelines" from the Government
and we are
open for Business - Safely!
During the 1st Lockdown in March 2020, we invested in a
We use a special solution that is certified to kill ALL Viral and Bacterial Infections, should there be any present.
We also meticulously clean and sanitise all areas which could have been touched either by ourselves or by our Guests, and finishing with a "Steam Cleaner"
so that we can be sure that everything is safe.
We wear Face Masks, and there are Hand Sanitisers in all 3 Bedrooms as well the Breakfast Room of the Main House.
The Lodges also have Hand Sanitisers in the Kitchen.
Thank You For
Your Custom and Patience,
and we will look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of
However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges
Our En-Suite Double Room in the Main House has been appointed with wooden pannelling, there was one more surprise still to come, which is now in place, I hope that you will like it!
After the 3rd Lockdown we were allowed to re-open our Lodges on 12th April 2021, and we have made a few changes..
Blencathra Lodge now sleeps 2 People, and Pennine Lodge can sleep up to 6 People.
There are still more changes to come, and hopefully you'll like them!
Check out the Lodge Section to see what we have done!