A luxury one-bedroom apartment tucked away under the eaves of the former Victorian stables set in stunning private parkland. This is the perfect, cosy and romantic hideaway for two.

Key Features


  • Countryside Views
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire Pit
  • Free-standing Bath
  • Historical Building
  • Inglenook Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Period Features
  • WiFi
  • Wood Burner

At a glance

  • Set within a Grade II*-listed mansion estate in 36 acres of peaceful parkland
  • Enjoy walks beside the River Esk and trips to Carlisle and Scottish border towns
  • Complimentary transfer when a meal is booked at the local fine dining pub*
  • About the property

    Clock Tower is one of nine beautifully renovated apartments and cottages set within the 36-acre private estate of a Grade II*-listed mansion house in north Cumbria. Built on the site of a Roman fort and with a 16th-century tower house at its heart, plus 17th, 18th and 19th-century additions, the mansion is a spectacular building. This one-bedroom apartment is tucked under the eaves of the former Victorian stable yard and instantly feels secluded. It’s a quirky and romantic countryside retreat, ideal for hand-in-hand strolls through the estate's parkland and dinner at the local fine dining pub.

  • The space

    Set on the first floor of the converted stable block, this cosy apartment features original wooden ceiling beams and is decorated in a streamlined, modern style. The open-plan living area comprises the sitting, dining and kitchen spaces.

    There are two sofas and a wood-burning stove to make things extra toasty on chilly evenings spent watching your favourite show on the Smart TV. There’s also a dining table and chairs, whilst the adjacent kitchen is equipped with everything you could need including an electric oven and induction hob, a microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

    The bedroom has a king-size bed and a spacious en-suite bathroom with a rolltop bath and a separate shower.

    You’ll also have access to the estate’s 36 acres of grounds that include parkland and a walled garden. Meanwhile, benches are positioned in scenic spots so that you can enjoy reading a good book, chatting or daydreaming in peace.

  • Guest access

    A member of staff will greet you on arrival and show you into the property, which is located in relatively close proximity to other apartments and cottages in the stable complex. Alternatively, a self-check can be arranged if required. The estate grounds and walled garden are available to guests of all the apartments and cottages at the site.

  • Sustainability

    The estate’s kitchen garden supplies fruit, vegetables and micro herbs to the nearby fine dining pub. Biomass heating is used across all the properties and in the glasshouses, while other crops that require warmth, such as tomatoes, aubergines and peppers, are grown in season. If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip, get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.

  • Keep in mind

    Check-in: from 15:00
    Check-out: by 10:00

    Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

    Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.

    Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.

  • House rules

    • No smoking
    • No parties and events
    • Please keep noise to a minimum
    • Up to 2 dogs are permitted at an additional fee of £25 per dog


  • Highlights
    • BBQ - Charcoal
    • Children Welcome
    • Countryside Views
    • Dog-friendly
    • Extensive Gardens
    • Fire Pit
    • Free-standing Bath
    • Historical Building
    • Inglenook Fireplace
    • Luxury Toiletries
    • Parking
    • Period Features
    • Roll Top Bath
    • Self Check-in
    • Wood Burner
  • General
    • Coffee Machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Induction Hob
    • Electric Oven
    • Freezer
    • Hairdryer
    • Heating
    • Iron And Ironing Board
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Nespresso Machine
    • Outdoor Space
    • Private Entrance
    • Seating Area
    • Smart TV With Internet Access
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine
    • WiFi

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Local Info

The neighbourhood

The property enjoys a peaceful location in the Cumbrian countryside, near the border with Scotland. You are welcome to explore the grounds of the estate that span 36 acres. Parkland with extensive lawns, a Victorian pleasure garden, a large walled garden that measures just over an acre, herbaceous borders and wildflower meadows all await you.

Views from the grounds are spectacular and it’s possible to see as far as the Scottish hills. The mansion’s grounds also play host to a number of events throughout the year, including classic car shows.

Longtown is the nearest town and is a small market town where you’ll find the nearest convenience store (about 2 miles from the property). The town is also a great starting point for walks along the River Esk and into the countryside.

Meanwhile, Kershope Forest is a few miles away for woodland walks and a bit further again is Kielder Water where you can walk through the forest or around the reservoir.

When it comes to dining out, there’s a superb fine dining pub 3 miles away from the property that offers an 8-course tasting menu. Ingredients are sourced locally, including from the kitchen garden at the estate. *For every meal booked a complimentary transfer is included, so you don’t have to worry about the driving. The pub is open Wednesdays to Saturdays, with a seasonal closure late December/early January. For details, please enquire before booking.

The city of Carlisle is about 12 miles away and offers plenty of shopping opportunities, places to eat and entertainment venues including The Sands centre that hosts a variety of shows, concerts and events.

There’s plenty of culture and history to soak up too. Visit Carlisle Castle, the cathedral and the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall runs close to Carlisle, so if you’re up for discovering a section of this coast-to-coast path (that stretches for 84 miles in total) then don’t forget to pack your walking boots. Meanwhile, the Northern Fells of the Lake District are about 25 miles away where you can climb mountains such as Skiddaw. Or visit the Caldbeck Fells and you’ll be rewarded with stunning views over the Solway estuary.

Getting around

A car is recommended for travelling to the property and ease of getting around. There is parking for two cars nearby to the apartment. However, the nearest train station is Carlisle, about a 20-minute drive away.



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