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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Pets 1

Whitehall Pele Tower

Mealsgate, Cumbria | B4872 4 Grade:
5 years


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What we love


Restored from a 14th-century Pele Tower and retaining lovely period features. Great for large groups with lawns, games room and bike store.

Ground floor:
Kitchen/dining room:
With 2 electric ovens, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Games room:
With table tennis and a selection of children’s toys.
With toilet.
First Floor:
Living room:
With open fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds (with interconnecting door and also separate access).
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.
Second floor:
Bedroom 3:
With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating (8 hrs per day, £3 per hour thereafter), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair. Payphone. Garden with large lawns and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.

For a holiday with a difference, Whitehall Pele Tower is a wonderfully atmospheric 14th-century Pele Tower providing a magnificent setting for a large family or group, perfectly placed for exploring the Lake District and Solway Coast. Grade I listed, the house has been owned by the same family for 150 years and has a long and fascinating history. An addition to the original building was made in the 16th century and the first restoration was made in 1861, after it was bought by the merchant and philanthropist George Moore. Whitehall Pele Tower has all the benefits of modern living, whilst retaining its original character. The house stands in an acre of grounds containing the picturesque ruins of a Victorian manor house. Two of the larger lawns can be used for family games. Inside the house are spacious rooms, including a first floor sitting room with enormous Tudor stone fireplace, looking out over tranquil pastureland. The grounds are full of birdlife and the scenery of the Northern Lakes is close at hand. Bassenthwaite Lake, 7 miles. Whinlatter Visitor Centre, Altura Mountain Bike Trail and Go Ape, 17 miles. Cockermouth, 10 miles. Hadrian’s Wall, 16 miles. Keswick, 16 miles. Ullswater, 26 miles. Shops and restaurant 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Tower
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
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    Celebration Houses
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    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 03/02/2020
    Very nice place, comfy and modern, countryside surrounding but only 10 mins drive to nearest village and shops. Highly recommended.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 13/01/2020
    spectacular property, very well maintained and equipped, would definitely go again

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2019
    Our family of 6 adults, 2 children and a dog had a fantastic Christmas at Whitehall. The owners contacted us to arrange a meet up with the caretaker in good time and they were generally really helpful. The castle itself was delightful, the living area was exceptionally cosy with a lovely grand fireplace. The bedrooms were comfortable and the kitchen was equipped very well. The castle felt warm, clean and a lovely place to relax. The games room was fun and exploring the castle gardens and ruins was great for the children. Overall we had a wonderful stay!

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2019
    This was our second visit to Whitehall (we spent Christmas there last year) and we celebrated Halloween this year. An amazing escape from our busy lives, Whitehall offers a warm, spacious and comfortable stay where we can have genuine family time. We love the kitchen and living room. The fire has proved a brilliant plus too. Even watching the genuine VHS videos (‘Chicken Run’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ this time) is a bit magical really. We have family in Carlisle so it’s an excellent base from which to catch up with everyone.

  • 9


    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2019
    We had a lovely time staying in the castle. Very spacious.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 18/10/2019
    Just back from Whitehall and would definitely go back. Set in a lovely location and lots to do. The house had a games room which our kids loved and lots of land to explore day and night( with torches). The house is huge and we kept calling it the castle! Lol Thankyou so much.

  • 9


    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2019
    A brilliant weekend for a family celebration, a really well equipped kitchen meant catering was so easy. We loved the grounds and our dog had fun exploring. There was lots of room and the evenings were enjoyed in front of a roaring fire. We had some lovely walks and visits to nearby towns. It is a great property for groups or families we had a wonderful time.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2019
    We were a little disappointed we could not find a takeaway to deliver to Whitehall Pele Tower

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2019
    This was a magical place for a family get together we all found it perfect

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2019
    What can I say about Whitehall-Pele Tower . . . The internet photos don’t do it justice ! first impressions on approaching Whitehall is, wow, it’s a castle ! It’s a very large house with everything you could possibly need for a home from home holiday. The view from the windows are wonderful and an explore around the old Manor House ruins is very interesting. Only one slight negative, there wasn’t a BBQ, but I do understand it’s a bit of a pain when guests don’t clean it out after use. We would definitely love to come back for another visit.

  • 7


    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2019
    Whitehall is an impressive and spacious building in an interesting part of Cumbria. It is located in a quiet spot and is surrounded by a nice garden. The property is quite a distance from local amenities and it lacked a couple of things that one tends to get in holiday cottages (e.g. welcome pack, hair dryer). The equipment was generally very good and the cottage was comfortable, but there were one or two items that needed repair, such as the doors on the older shower. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our stay despite the poor early September weather.

  • 9


    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2019
    Fabulous house in a fabulous setting. The grounds are such a joy; from a gentle stroll around the ruins to playing rounders in the field - space for everyone to enjoy. Kitchen was well equipped with pretty much everything you could want. Cleaning materials are supplied as is washing powder etc. The only minor gripe I have is the beds in the double rooms are quite small. They are standard double size which when your used to a king did feel a bit restricted. That maybe just me. We had a power cut but to make sure it was the power co and not the house the caretaker’s dad came out. Having confirmed it was power co Nicola was straight on asking if there was anything she could do to make it more bearable. She responded to queries very quickly too - great service! The owner refunded the security deposit very quickly too no messing about. Would definitely book again but sadly all the dates we can do for 2020 are already booked. The guest book shows people go back time and time again. We will be too. Attention to detail is great as there is a book all about the history of the house which is fascinating and there is even a dressing up trunk in the lounge for adults to do a murder mystery night!!

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2019
    Loved our stay at Whitehall Pele Tower! Perfectly positioned to visit the Lakes on a daily basis to take part in various activities. The house was great fun for our kids and their friends, with a games rooms and discovering a huge selection of dressing up clothes! We only wished that we were there for longer.

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 24 reviews collected by reevoo
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