WELCOME TO SOMETHING NEW
Wildly romantic the Lovable Old Barn and 17th century Low Hall farmhouse are set within beautifully rustic grounds in a luscious corner of the Lake District. Looking out over the dramatic Lakeland fells, with an enchanting woodland and babbling brook, here you will find a hidden and happy little world to make your own. A completely new venue to the Lake District in 2019 and one not quite like any other. We're not a shiny hotel nor a polished barn, we are a place where you can create your own day and make it actually yours. Dowse it in the things and people you love and have it as colourful or as relaxed and cool as yourselves. If that sounds like a bit of you two, we suggest you come and have a nosy.
Tucked away between Lorton and Cockermouth, down a long private lane you'll reach our wild yet perfectly tranquil little haven. What awaits is the 17th century farmhouse and the large traditional Lakeland stone barn in two acres of natural beauty with views to make your heart dance. Whether you want a big old party in the grand Lovable Old Barn or a really intimate affair inside Low Hall farmhouse, you'll find history and original quirks, alongside handpicked antiques and unique furniture throughout. Around the rural grounds, you'll discover all kinds of pockets that you may want to create a feature out of, it might be in the woods, under the weeping willow seat overlooking the pond or by the two giant old trees – you'll be spoilt for choice as will your photographer.
INSIDE THE LOVABLE OLD BARN
Dating back over 300 years the Lovable Old Barn is your blank canvas to dress however you wish. Original character swoons over two floors where beautiful exposed Lakeland stone walls, stand solid below grand old beams.
Downstairs, the old cow milking stalls have been converted into the perfect mingling area for reception drinks, your ceremony or wedding breakfast. Rustic tables and benches have been neatly crafted to sit perfectly between the old feeders, where sultry lighting sets the mood alongside some charming original features and a portable wooden bar, which can go where ever you wish. There's also ample space for you to get creative with and add as much or as little as you like.
Going upstairs into the eaves, natural light floods in through skylights and two large side windows, which were once used to chuck the hay in. This creating an airy and light space that can seat over 100 guests. If you want to seat more, you also have the option of using the upstairs bar area and of course downstairs too. Walking through to the bar area upstairs, you'll be welcomed by our handcrafted solid oak bar serving local tipples as well as all of your favourites, an impressive cartwheel chandelier and a wonderfully old chesterfield to park your bum. It's a great space to chill if the dancing gets too much and there's even a Juliet balcony, which overlooks the stream and catches the most dreamy of sunsets.
Spot lights and fairy lights are featured throughout to highlight the beams, walls and your decorations, along with ample electricity points and festoon lighting outside. There is also a spacious and bright food preparation area in a separate room to your guests, which has handy access to outside, downstairs and up via a private stairwell.
Take your pick from four incredibly romantic areas which are licensed to hold your civil ceremony in or step outside and have your service looking out over the hills or in the magical woodland. Licensed areas include; downstairs in the barn between the old cow stalls, upstairs under the beautiful eaves, in the farmhouse's old, yet super stylish library or in front of the fire in the cosy snug. If you dream of an outdoor wedding, do it! If the clouds roll in last minute, you have the beautiful back up of the barn until they pass. To book a registrar, visit the Cumbria County Council site and make an enquiry under weddings. Someone will get back to you asap.
Alternatively, if you've always dreamed of a church wedding, there are some beautiful historic churches all on our doorstep, so let us know and we can point you in the right direction or let you know of some awesome celebrants.
It's really all about you two, so you have exclusive use of the boutique B&B farmhouse,
grounds and barn for two days or more if you wish. The elegantly refurbished farmhouse sleeps 12 and you're welcome to extend your celebration and have a mini get together/debrief the next day.
LOCAL ACCOMMODATION & SUPPLIERS
Suiting all budgets and tastes, there's everything from self-catered cottages and eco lodges, to great B&Bs and even a Premier Inn – all just down the road. We're also only a handy 2.5 miles outside the bustling town of Cockermouth, where there's lots more choice. As for suppliers, we can recommend a host of talented folk including caterers, florists, photographers, decor hire companies and any others you may need.
Secluded? Completely, not a road in sight.
Licensed for marriages? Indeed, take your pick of grand barn, by the fire or even the woods.
How many? Up to 150 depending on what spaces you use.
Food and decoration? It's your day, go as crazy as you like.
Exclusive use? Yes, it's just you guys and maybe the odd rogue sheep.
Bar? We'll look after that for you and you're welcome to bring some of your own booze too.
Accommodation? Ooh la la yes! All rooms within the beautiful 17th c. farmhouse + camping for the brave.
Last remaining date, December 19th
2021 April 3rd, 10th & 17th
September 18th, 25th
All of Oct, Nov & Dec
We'll be releasing a few midweek dates each year, so let us know if that suits you more and we'll find you a date.
AN INTIMATE AFFAIR
If a deliciously romantic ceremony by candlelight in front of the fire is more your style, look no further. Take exclusive use of the farmhouse only and indulge your wedding party to an intimate feast of celebrating.
WHAT D'YA RECKON?
Work is complete on the ground floor. Bespoke rustic tables and chairs make for a cool, cosy affair in the old cow stalls and we're rather chuffed to say the least and loving seeing them in action.
And, wait until you see the loos!
(Yes, we are actually excited about toilets!)
KIND WORDS BY LOVELY PEOPLE
"Just experienced the most amazing wedding/event venue ever in a breathtaking location in the Lake District. With the stunning barn, which housed the wedding reception, and the fabulous accommodation, this place had a genuine wow factor. Can't thank the hosts, Ben and Francesca, enough for their terrific hospitality. Our bedroom was so beautiful and had the most stunning views ever. An absolute joy in every detail! Simply can't wait to return to this little bit of heaven tucked away in the countryside in the Lakes."
WEDDING IN SWING
Oh good golly what a day! The ivy chandeliers. The dancing. The personnel touches throughout. The sh*t hot band. And the glorious sunshine to top this rustic yet super stylish day off. Mr and Mrs Kinrade congratulations, you two sure know how to party!
Massive big up to the man behind the film, Matt Jones Weddings. Check him out here.
LOVE THE IMAGES?
Check out Joe Mather Photography and Jono Symonds, both highly talented creative wedding photographers who are ace to work with.