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The Tufton Arms, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Charming Victorian pet friendly hotel sleeping 45 with function rooms, on the edge of the North Pennines
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Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Tufton Arms, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, sleeps 45 in 23 bedrooms.

The Tufton Arms is a delightful, charming Victorian hotel situated in the middle of the famous medieval town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

The idea of letting the hotel to large groups came from a large family Christmas for 40 friends and relations which we hosted a few years ago, which was simply the best, most relaxed Christmas ever. Christmas and New Year are therefore available on an exclusive use, fully self catering basis. Catering is provided at other times of year.

The hotel has been run for over 25 years by the Milsom family and has a reputation for friendly hospitality, good food and a large sensibly priced wine list. There is a good mix in the hotel of contemporary style and comfort whilst still retaining the building's history and heritage. The hotel makes an ideal venue for family celebrations or corporate groups, with function or conference rooms available.

Built in a huge loop of the River Eden, the old county town of Westmorland is famous for its annual Gypsy horse fair in June, its Norman castle and church. The main street, Boroughgate, is wide and elegant, steeped in history with the Moot Hall and council chambers where William Pitt was MP and became the youngest ever Prime Minister.

The Eden Valley with the North Pennines as a backdrop provides a rich playground for country sports and activities. High Cup Nick, arguably the most spectacular part of the Pennine Way, overlooks the town. The River Eden provides excellent fishing for wild brown trout, grayling and salmon. There are many established cycle routes and walks. The shooting fraternity are well catered for on local estates for grouse, pheasant and partridge.

There is also a wealth of sightseeing - castles, National Trust properties and ancient stone circles. If all this wasn't enough then Appleby is a short 20 minutes from Lake Ullswater and its steam boats, the Northern Lake District and a similar distance from the Yorkshire Dales which can perhaps be best enjoyed using the Settle Carlisle Cross Pennine Railway.

Group Accommodation Details

Kitchen Details
For self catering at Christmas/New Year, the large professional kitchen has all you need for cooking or clearing up. Catering provided at other times.
Dining Room
The Conservatory Restaurant is an elegant beautiful room which can sit up to 75. Table layouts flexible. The Hothfield Suite for up to 120 people.
Sitting Room
The Blue Room sits some 15 people, our reception and bar areas seat another 50.
TV and Music Facilities
All bedrooms have freeview TV which includes radio. Televisions can be sited in conference rooms and communal areas if so wished.
Telecom Facilities
There are telephones in each room for internal use around the hotel. There is also fax, email facilities and free WiFi.
Games Room
The ballroom could be used as a games room or recreational area.
Heating / Open Fires
The hotel has full central heating and open flame gas/coal fires in the Bar, Drawing Room and The Lady Anne Clifford Suite in the bedroom.
All 23 bedrooms are en suite and comprise: 3 suites with their own lounges, 2 large family rooms, 5 luxury doubles, 8 doubles, 5 singles.
Linen, towels, pillows and facecloths provided.
There are 23 bathrooms, en suite in all the bedrooms, plus 5 separate toilet facilities of varying sizes.
Disabled Facilities
There is a disabled toilet and 1 ground floor bedroom suitable for wheelchairs. Has low level light switches and bath, but no hoist in bathroom.
Children's Facilities
Up to 4 family rooms with extra beds, childminding by arrangement, high chairs, 2 cots.
Outdoor Facilities
Cobbled courtyard with a patio for drinking/smoking. Fly fishing all around on the River Eden, free on the town water just 100yds from hotel.
Swimming Pool
The hotel does not have a pool, but Appleby Memorial Indoor Swimming Pool is just 250 yds away from the hotel.
Hotel has its own parking in cobbled courtyard at rear. Large public car park immediately at the rear of the hotel. Free parking overnight in square.
No smoking inside the building, a covered veranda to smoke on the front of the hotel and a terrace at the rear of the hotel with infra red heaters.
Dogs are allowed in certain bedrooms only. Usual charges are £10 per dog per night. Dogs are welcome in the bar and reception areas.

Large Group Property Location

In the market square at the foot of Boroughgate, the elegant Main Street, with the Norman castle at the top. Bypassed by the A66, Scotch Corner 38 mls, Penrith 13 mls M6 J40, 12 miles M6 J38 Tebay
Nearest Station
Appleby 0.5 miles on the Cross Pennine Settle/Carlisle line accessed from mainline Leeds or Carlisle. Mainline west coast - Penrith 13 miles, Oxenholme 27 miles. East coast - Darlington 45 miles.
Nearest Bus
The Sands 200 yards.
Nearest Airport
Carlisle 40 miles for private planes and helicopter parking, Teeside Airport 50 miles, Newcastle 66 miles, Manchester 101 miles, Liverpool 108 miles.
Nearest Town
In the medieval county town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.
Nearest Shop
10 yards, the hotel is in the Main Street, Boroughgate.
Nearest Pub / Eatery
There are 5 pubs within 300 yds, nearest 20 yards. Nearest restaurant Ashiana a very good Indian 50 yds. Other ethnic options plus pub food. Rosette dining 1 mile.

Rental Rates

Period3 Night Weekend2 Night WeekendMidweek per night
Prices £94 per person DBB, exclusive use, based on 32
Prices £60 per person bed and breakfast - based on group size of 30

Booking Information

Exclusive use for parties of 32 or more on dinner, bed and breakfast terms based on £94 per person per night. Group discounts for large parties on bed and breakfast terms but not exclusive use. Christmas and New Year Breaks, self catering option available, exclusive use.


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Group Accommodation Late Availability and Deals

New Year 2016/2017 Availability

Celebrate New Year in a 23 bedroom luxury hotel, all rooms ensuite, exclusive use, self catering for only £5950 for the 3 days including NY Eve, add a day for just £1000. Chef available for hire.

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Nigel Milsom

The Tufton Arms, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
Sleeps 45, Bedrooms 23, Dining 110
+44 (0)1768 351 593 / +44 (0)7764 273 640
Market Square, , Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6XA

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