Don't forget to bring your Loincloth! Well perhaps not as the English weather can be none too kind at times. Although some of our guests can't help themselves after a night of merriment in the local pub, to try out that infamous "Tarzan Call" for themselves much to the amuzement of their friends and our locals!!
When Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote the epic Tarzan story in 1912, Greystoke wasn't actually mentioned in the original manuscript. It was added later after a chance meeting with a member of the Howard family while he working as a 'War Correspondent' during the Boer War. He decided that it would be of a greater advantage if he used the 'Greystoke' name as it was a little know place and it would also help to make his story more plausable. Back then it was only the rich and learned elite who could read, so if he had chosen somewhere like Windsor everybody would have known everybody else of high stature and his story would at once have been shelved.
Edgar had become a great friend of the "Howard Family" who resided in Greystoke Castle then, and whose ancestors still do, so he would frequently visit throughout the years, and his story was hatched.
There have been many actors who have played the ledgendry character of Tarzon over the years, perhaps the most noteable one being the Olympic Swimmer turned actor Johnny Weismuller, Buster Crabbe, Ron Ely, and latest to date is Christopher Lambert.
With the "Utmost Safety" of our Customers in mind, we are awaiting to hear the "Updated Guidelines" from the Government as to when we are able to safely re-open.
Therefore please be aware that we can only accept new bookings from 4th July 2020.
Thank you for your patience, and we will look forward to welcoming you to Stafford House in the not too distant future.
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
Over the winter of 2019 and into 2020, we have been making changes to the Lodges.
Blencathra Lodge now sleeps up to 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!