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Sitting room with open fire, projector and xbox
2 sofas in this immense fully equipped kitchen
Flexible dining set up for up to 24
Up to 3 hot tubs and sauna available for your stay, great views in all seasons
So much space with great outside grounds
Super king
Downstairs single
Ensuite bath
Outdoor dining and bbq possibilities with views
More happy guests
New Year's guests
Enjoy local artists' work in your private gallery
Slackline, trampoline, zipwire, dens
Swim in the river, 400m away, wetsuits here
Spend Christmas here
Sitting room with open fire, projector and xbox
2 sofas in this immense fully equipped kitchen
Flexible dining set up for up to 24
Up to 3 hot tubs and sauna available for your stay, great views in all seasons

Clift Hill, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria

Sleeps 8 - 23 9 Bedrooms 24 Dining

Large family house sleeping 21 with games and lots of space, for special occasions and big group holidays near Carlisle

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Clift Hill, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria, sleeps 8 - 23 in 9 bedrooms.

With majestic views over the Solway Plain, Clift Hill is a grand building providing a captivating base from which to explore the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall and Southern Scotland. Clift Hill is a generously proportioned Edwardian mansion sleeping 21 with a sofa bed for extras, designed for the last days of servants and built during the first years of the Great War.

The house is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday with children and grandchildren who’ll be delighted to see hares in the garden in the mornings and startled deer in the overgrown orchard…my children say the house is perfect for hide and seek. Younger parties may enjoy table football in the cloakroom and watching movies on the big screen or the possibility of a hot tub after a barbecue at the fire-pit on the terrace.

The river is approached by deeply sunken steps that are almost tunnels through the undergrowth and you may find the eels and sea trout that my children loved. The cliffs here are particularly dramatic and totally unexpected.

For large parties, Clift Hill swallows children – you will get just occasional sightings. An old school bell sits on the front porch for you to summon them to supper. Houses like this are familiar to anyone who has ever watched a period drama and being here, in the spacious, elegant rooms, the Edwardian period comes alive.

For walkers, Hadrian’s Wall, a world UNESCO site, crosses 10 minutes from the house and we are a short drive from the Lake District National Park. There are maps and wetsuits for your use.

We have returned most of the house to an appearance that Mr Chance, the original owner, William Morris or Burne-Jones might have appreciated if alive in 1915: still lots of oak and proud metal work together with a smattering of stained glass. Many of the artworks on the walls of Clift Hill today are by family members, from portraits through to abstracts. It offers a unique chance to step into the world where servants were on the way out and central heating was on the way in. The original floorplan is retained and the numerous doors and two staircases often make you feel as if you’re participating in a West End farce.


Dog Friendly

Your dog can stay too if they live in outbuilding or venture no further than kitchen with its two sofas.

Disabled Facilities

Two ground floor bedrooms, wide access doors but only toilet and washbasin on this level.

Hot Tub

You can have up to 3 hot tubs and a sauna for your stay. Ask about pricing


WiFi at 15Mb/s, 4g at 80 Mb/s.


2 larder fridges, 4 oven Aga, induction hob, blender, kitchen aid plus all bits and pieces you would expect from a home set up for cooking.

Dining Room

In the handsome dining room, William Morris wallpaper meets wisteria creeping in at the windows, flexible seating for up to 24, open fire, piano.

Sitting Room

Open fire, table for 6, sofas, chairs for 10+, projector, Bang Olufsen hifi. Great cinema room with fire roaring.

TV and Music Facilities

TV, multiple music devices, bluetooth connectivity, projector with huge screen for TV, films.

Games Room

Professional glass topped pub table football in downstairs cloakroom, board games and cards.

Heating and Open Fires

Aga, central heating and 4 open fires to use, electric radiators and hot water bottles also around.


For 23 king + bunks, double + single connecting with an en suite queen, king/twin + single, king, double, queen, twin (less privacy), single. Sofabed.


All towels and sheets supplied for up to 23; above that on request.


3.5 bathrooms, 1 of them en suite.

Children's Facilities

Robust house, games in drawers, trampoline, zip wire, slackline, wetsuits, swing, den making.


Fire pit, barbecue, Hot tub, Seating, river swimming, fruit picking in orchard.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool, but we swim in the river with kingfishers and otters under the cliffs. Wetsuits provided. 400m.


Space for at least 10 cars while still allowing for circulation around drive.


Outside only, covered area set aside.

Booking Information

Cancel anytime for full refund.
Catering and activity programme can be arranged. Hot tubs and sauna can be hired for stay.
Price range 700 to 1600 per night.
Minimum of just 3 nights over Easter Christmas and New Year.

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

Clift Hill, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £7000
2 Night Weekend
From £2400
3 Night Weekend
From £2800
Midweek per night
From £1000


5 minutes from junction 44 M6, near Longtown in Cumbria and Gretna Green on the Scottish border.

  • Carlisle 10 minutes.
  • In Longtown, 1 mile.
  • 1.5 miles Longtown - Hidden River Cafe.
  • Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool.
  • Carlisle 15 - 20 minutes.
  • 1 mile away in Carlisle - Edinburgh service.

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Planning an Event?

This venue is available for Weddings


Pick one of two beautiful licensed rooms for your civil service and enjoy a wonderful country home wedding.

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