Overview

A sixteenth-century manor house built onto a fourteenth-century pele tower, Johnby Hall was bought by the Duke of Norfolk in 1783 and has remained in the Howard family ever since.

The house remains in many respects unchanged, though lovingly restored with some arts-and-crafts features by Great-Aunt Maud around 1900. The informal gardens include a 17th-century walled orchard and the interesting remains of an 18th-century water garden; free-range chickens, rare-breed pigs and red squirrels all roam within the grounds.

Henry and Anna and their young family are delighted to welcome guests for B&B and self-catering accommodation all year round. 


Opening
Opening

Not generally open for visitors.

Appointment

Visits to the house and garden can be made by written appointment. Light refreshments can be provided. 

To book please contact Henry and Anna Howard, Johnby Hall, Penrith CA11 0UU

Alternatively email bookings@johnbyhall.co.uk or call 017684 83257.

Find Us
Find us

6m NW of Penrith (M6 junction 40), 1m north of Greystoke.

We are 1 mile from the Coast-to-Coast cycle route.

SatNav directions are generally unreliable. 

  • Offers bike storage
Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
Group Visits
Group Visits

Visits to the house and garden can be made by written appointment. Light refreshments can be provided. 

To book please contact Henry and Anna Howard, Johnby Hall, Penrith CA11 0UU

Alternatively email bookings@johnbyhall.co.uk or call 017684 83257.


Things to See

Accommodation

A sixteenth-century manor house built onto a fourteenth-century pele tower, Johnby Hall was bought by the Duke of Norfolk in 1783 and has remained in the Howard family ever since.

Henry and Anna and their young family are delighted to welcome guests for B&B and self-catering accommodation all year round.

Two delightful suites are available for bed and breakfast, one in a Jacobean wing, one in a garden cottage, each large enough for a family. Quiet nights; comfy beds; breakfast featuring their home-reared rare-breed bacon and eggs from their own free-range pigs and chickens and orchard, served in the Great Hall. Dogs and children of all ages welcome.


School Visits

Johnby Hall welcomes requests from primary and secondary schools. 


Filming Opportunities

Johnby Hall is a very ancient house much of which is little changed; but it is also a lived-in family home, with every room and the whole garden used for day-to-day life and an informal family garden. So it would be particularly suitable for e.g. a manor house in a 20th/21st-century context.

The house retains its ancient mediaeval/Tudor character, though a Georgian hipped roof was added in 1747. The mullioned/leaded windows were restored to Elizabethan style in 1897. The garden is informal, including a walled orchard with archway. The back courtyard could easily pass as untouched by modern life with a small amount of dressing. The on-site pigs would be delighted to have a starring role. The location is quiet and very rural though accessible as only 6m from the M6.

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