Newbiggin Hall was originally built as a pele tower in
1304: a place of refuge from Scottish raiders and feuding
border families, providing shelter for both humans and
animals. Subsequent re-building and additions in the 17th
and 18th centuries have created a handsome country house
set in its own beautiful grounds of approximately three
acres. It is a listed building (Grade II*) and features
in Buildings of Cumberland by Nikolaus Pevsner.
There are extensive lawns for recreation, flower borders
and a woodland area.
The house faces south-east with unspoilt views across
the richly wooded valley of the River Petteril to the
Pennines. Southwards the Lake District fells can be seen
and to the north are views of the lowland hills of Scotland.
Yet despite its rural situation Newbiggin is only four
miles from the historic border city of Carlisle, renowned
for its Cathedral and Castle and award winning Tullie
House Museum. The city also provides excellent leisure
and shopping facilities; The Citadel station is the starting
point for the famous Carlisle to Settle railway. Access
to the M6 at junction 42 is about one mile, making this
an ideal centre for touring the Lake District, Border
Country, Solway Coast and Hadrians Wall. A little
further afield are the beautiful areas of Dumfries and
Galloway, the Northumberland National Park and the Yorkshire
Dales, all within one hours drive. A rich selection
of historic houses, castles, wild-life parks and heritage
sites are open to the public in the vicinity.
Newbiggin Hall offers three self-catering apartments of
4 star standard (English Tourism Council), providing a
comfortable and characterful environment from which to
enjoy a holiday in this beautiful area.
Each apartment provides:
Well appointed kitchen with full electric cooker,
fridge with freezer compartment, microwave oven, toaster
and coffee maker.
Washer-dryer, iron and ironing board.
Comfortable seating, books and television in sitting
Central heating with night storage radiators in
all main rooms at no extra charge.
Additional electric fires and radiators: coin
meter for electricity (50p)
Linen may be hired, (all beds have duvets and
2 pillows per person)
Cot and high chair if required.
Shaver points in all bath or shower rooms.
Ample car parking in front of hall.
Regret no pets in main house.
Newbiggin Hall is a non-smoking establishment.
Newbiggin Hall, Carleton, Carlisle.
Tel: 01228 527549