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Moresby Hall

Moresby Hall

Moresby Hall
  • VisitEngland 5 Star Guest House
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • VisitEngland Breakfast Award
  • Fair Booking
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Guest House with 6 rooms £110-£150 prpnb


Moresby Hall,
CA28 6PJ

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CA28 6PJ

01946 696317


Moresby Hall,
CA28 6PJ


Moresby Hall is one of Cumbria's most historic homes. A Grade I Listed building circa 1620, offering stunning country guest house accommodation with many of the original features. This home has been described as 'One of the most important buildings in Cumbria' by English Heritage and 'totally unique and welcoming' by so many of our guests. Moresby Hall enjoys a semi-rural location but is close to Whitehaven, a Georgian market town within the Western Lake District.

The six individual bedrooms are all en-suite, beautifully appointed and superbly equipped. You will find soft fluffy towels and robes, top quality Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, a comprehensive beverage tray and the finest bed linens. Each room has the latest Pure-Fi express speaker dock for you to play & charge your i-pod / i-phone. Each bedroom has a digital flat screen LCD colour TV with integrated FreeView channels. All our rooms are individual in style with country house ambience and spacious proportions.

Our 4-poster rooms, Copeland, De Asby, Le Meschin and Egremount, have super-king carved wooden beds and hand made mattresses. Copeland has a Jacuzzi ® bath. De Asby has a hydro massage power shower and steam en suite. Le Meschin and Egremount have multi jet and waterfall double showers. TileVision Colour TV is en-suite in both Copeland and Le Meschin adding another luxurious touch.

The emphasis is on relaxation and genuine hospitality at this family home. There is an abundance of fresh flowers and great care has been taken with the furnishings and decor to ensure a pleasing ambience. In winter months you will enjoy our huge open fires and comfortable drawing room, perfect for pre-dinner drinks or to curl up with a good book. In Spring and Summer months our stunning Oak Orangerie is a quite place to relax.

Jane uses only the finest fresh produce for her renowned hearty breakfasts, imaginative dinners and buffets. Special diets can be catered for upon request. Moresby Hall is fully licensed and we have a selection of reasonably priced wines, beers and spirits.

Our stunning Fletcher suite has been renovated to the highest standard to offer superb conference or meeting room facilities for up to 36 guests. Variety of refreshment packages available for half day or full day. Our new oak orangerie was completed for corporate use, meetings, small weddings or guests to relax there. A srunning location adjacent to Moresby Hall, overlooking the lawns and walled gardens.

Moresby Hall is now licensed for civil marriages, partnership ceremonies, renewal of vows or naming ceremonies. Fletcher is a beautiful room for your special celebration up to 40 people. We offer a wonderful choice of menu ideas for a day time or evening reception.


  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Public house/InnPublic house/Inn
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • Single sex groups NOT acceptedSingle sex groups NOT accepted
  • Designated smoking areaDesignated smoking area
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • Euros acceptedEuros accepted
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • Snooker/billiards/pool onsiteSnooker/billiards/pool onsite
  • Cycles for hireCycles for hire
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Staff fluent in RussianStaff fluent in Russian
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • GardenGarden
  • RadioRadio
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Minibar in bedroomsMinibar in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Games room onsiteGames room onsite
  • Laundry/valet serviceLaundry/valet service
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea

Rosehill Theatre 1 mile, Whitehaven golf club 2 miles, Whitehaven harbour and marina 3 miles, cycle path 0.25 mile, Copeland swimming pool 4 miles. Children welcome from age 10.



Plan route to Moresby Hall using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NX 983209  Lat: 54.57326 Long: -3.57332

From M6 jct 40, Penrith, follow A66 left, heading towards Keswick. Keep on A66 past the Keswick turn off, heading for Whitehaven, Workington and Cockermouth. Go past Lakeland sheep tourist centre and follow signs at roundabout as above. Turn left onto A595 and you will see a Whitehaven 9 miles sign. Carry on the A595 road for approximately 6-7 miles passing through Lillyhall industrial estate, Distington. Go past the Howgate Inn, Brewers fayre, on left, ignore a turning for Low Moresby. Turn next right, signposted for Lowca/Parton, and Moresby Hall is just on the right. Drive through the main gates.
Whitehaven train station is 2 miles away, taxi is low cost.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesPublic toilet
    • YesLounge
    • YesBar
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as vibrating pads (if fire alarm is activated)
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as flashing lights (if fire alarm is activated)


  • New ground-floor facility under construction for wheelchair users due to be completed end 2009. Purpose-built with adjacent parking.


  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
  • YesStaff have had disability awareness training


    Young Couple Glen And Juliet Russell
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    13 June 2012
    Rated as 5 out of 5

    “Lovely stay and great hosts. ”

    We loved our stay. We were there from new Zealand as part of our honeymoon trip. Great hosts and very good breakfast. Our room was huge as was the bed and extremely comfortable. Very beautiful setting. Thank-you for a great stay.

    Reply from Moresby Hall at 22 Jun 2012

    Delighted that you were so happy and comfortable - I hope the rest of your marathon journey was all that you anticipated, but I am sure you felt at home with our wonderful scenery, lakes & fells in Cumbria. Thank you for the great review.

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