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	 The Heather Glen Country House

The Heather Glen Country House


The Heather Glen Country House is situated in Middle Eden/Pennines End on the edge of The Lake District. Set high above the Eden Valley and backed by The Pennine Hills the Heather Glen in the village of Ainstable offers the choice of civil ceremony, the beautiful St Michaels Anglican Church or as a venue for your wedding breakfast or function.

The Family run Heather Glen has two acres of gardens. Overlooking The Eden Valley (where the Lake District meets The Pennines) in an area of outstanding natural beauty, is a quiet corner of Cumbria with sleepy villages quaint cottages and dry stone walls. And a short distance away from The Lake District's more popular destinations, Carlisle, Penrith and Hadrians wall.

With extremely high TripAdvisor and client ratings you are sure of a warm welcome from all our staff and personel service and attention to detail from all the family

Our two functions rooms The Eden View and West View can cater for up to 120 people for a wedding breakfast and 200 for an evening function.

Seven bedrooms (five of which were newly built in 2016) along with ten bedrooms in the two local pubs in the adjacent village of Armathwaite provide 17 rooms for guests. There are also several local bed and breakfast and holiday cottages nearby.

The Heather Glen has a disabled lift and disabled access to all of the ground floor.

Two of our bedrooms are dog friendly with access directly into our two acre gardens.

Our newly constructed oak paneled West View room offers the perfect setting For Civil Ceremonies with its views over the village and Eden Valley and the Heather Glen is considered one of Cumbria's finest hidden gems.

Civil Ceremonies are carried out by North Cumbria Ceremony Team. Please see the website for information.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage

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Heather Glen Country House




Plan route to The Heather Glen Country House using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 532461  Lat: 54.80834 Long: -2.72912

Leave M6 jct 41, take A6 South until you see a sign that says Armathwaite. Cross the river in Armathwaite and we are 1 mile from the village of Armathwaite in the village of Ainstable.

Or leaver the M6 jct 42 A6 North until you see the sign for Armathwaite. Armathwaite station is 1/2 miles away on the Carlisle-Settle line. We have no bus service.

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