Staffield Hall- Luxury Lake District Countryside Retreat For Couples

Back in February, my boyfriend went away around Valentine’s Day to the Lake District. I realised that I never posted about the gorgeous manor house we stayed in, so I thought I would do that today! I know… a bit late. But, it’s worth the blog post!

Staffield Hall is a venue of eight Luxury Self Catering Lake District Apartments. They are fully modernised to provide you with all of your comforts in a beautiful setting. Based in the Eden Valley in Cumbria, you will need to be able to drive to get to this location as it truly is in the middle of nowhere. Do not be put off, as Carlisle and Penrith and also Hadrian’s Wall, the Northern Pennines, the western fringe of the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders are all a short drive away (took us 30-45 minutes on average to reach many places) and there is a local village which is a short walk away that has a shop and some pubs.

My boyfriend and I did not plan to stay in our accommodation the whole time, as it was a very active holiday and we went to explore the beauty of the Lake District, but we could easily have stayed in our accommodation because it was that lovely and serene.

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We stayed in the “Lady Tower” apartment at the top of a grand staircase, named in honour of Lady Jane Aglionby, the beautiful bride for whom the Hall was built. This 5 star luxury apartment compromises of  an entrance hall, lounge/dining room, bathroom and bedroom with standard double bed all located in the tower of Staffield Hall.

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The Lounge

The lounge was truly beautiful and homely. It had a massive west facing triple arched window which gave beautiful views of the rolling countryside and was a lovely place to sit and eat breakfast or eat dinner as the sun went down. My boyfriend made me a lovely vegetarian friendly spagbol for dinner on valentines day (my fave meal) with some amazing red wine. It was delightful.

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The Bedroom

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The bedroom was really old fashioned and quaint which I really liked. It had a large double bed, large wardrobe, vanity and bedside drawers along with large windows, making the room quite light and airy. It was a lot bigger than I expected it to be and I slept like a baby.

The Bathroom

The bathroom had a Bio Jet spa bath and power shower which was really relaxing and lovely. The water took a while to heat up which was a bit frustrating, but once it did actually heat up, it was worth the wait. It is exactly what we needed after spending all day walking and climbing around the Lake  District.

The Kitchen

The kitchen was very modern and had everything you could need, including cutlery, pans, cups, plates and even a dishwasher which was an added bonus. It also came with cleaning products which was fantastic as we didn’t need to worry about getting little bits like dishwasher cubes and liquid.

On arrival there was tea and biscuits and a small amount of milk so that we could have a drink and relax the moment we got in! I enjoyed this very much whilst flicking through the handy welcome manual.

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Staffield Hall was pure luxury and the perfect location for exploring many parts of the Lake District. In three short days we managed to go to so many places, but I would recommend a good 7 days to fully appreciate the wonderful lake district. Staffield Hall is ideal for short getaways so if you are planning to come for a week, I would recommend going somewhere a bit close in to town as we did have to drive an awful lot. Also,  Staffield is luxury accommodation, so it is on the pricier side and is only worth going to if you plan to be in the accommodation enough to appreciate it.

It was my boyfriend and I’s first holiday together and a memorable one of that! Later this year we are going to Majorca for 10 days, so I will 100% be blogging the trip. We are also going to seaside town Brighton soon so keep your eyes peeled for that!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Happy Travelling!

Love Elizabeth xox

 

 

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