The Long House is all oak mullion windows, flagged stone floors and open fires. It’s as authentic as the Eden Valley fells it sits upon and as beautifully reconstructed as you’ll feel after a stay beneath its old ship-timber oak beams.
Recently renovated, The Long House is now habitable for the first time since 1764. But it’s more than habitable. The galleried dining room’s massive stone fireplace awaits the crackle of burning logs and the fizz of good conversation. The huge breakfasting kitchen with four-oven Aga is fit for a king: cook up a storm yourself or just call up a chef.
If the clouds part, there’s a large-screen TV for movies, iPod dock for music and open fires for musings. At night, the loudest sound might be the hoot of an owl. You’ll sleep the sleep of the righteous in The Long House’s double bedrooms, four-poster master bedroom suite, or carved antique bed in the Addingham Room. Then wake, stretch and do it all again.