Sampson's Cave

3 night winter breaks at £1600


"We had some of the best memories of our lives here" New Year 2020

Sleeping 11 guests, Sampson's is a beautiful 7 bedroom house set on a private Cumbrian Estate on the edge of the River Eden in this glorious unspoiled valley. With a huge open plan kitchen and family sized AGA, this much loved home is the perfect base from which to enjoy the very best of Cumbria and it's local produce.

Reached by a private lane, the only sound is the splash of trout in the river. Ideal for family and friends, children can explore freely whilst you relax on the squashy sofas in the spacious living room by the huge open fire. There are much loved antiques, books galore and pale wooden floors with brightly covered kilims. Seagrass carpets lead up to the bedrooms which are all individual, full of light and have views across the surrounding fells. No fighting for the views as all the rooms have them! The gardens have extensive lawned areas for kicking a ball around. Private Fishing can be booked in advance at a daily rate.

Sampson's Cave nestles on the private Lazonby Estate on the edge of the River Eden.  A haven for lovers of nature and seclusion where the only neighbours are Highland Cattle and the occasional red squirrel.  Lazonby is on the famous Settle - Carlisle line and so keep you eyes open for a steam train. The delightful market town of Penrith is close by with it's independent shops.  Ullswater is only a 15 minute drive - catch the steamer across the Lake. Many historic houses in the region - Dalemain with it's famous Marmalade Festival; Lowther with its restored Castle and 140 acres of parkland; Hutton in the Forest with the Pots in the Park Festival. Hadrians Wall and Lancercost Priory are only a short drive away. Visit Farmers Markets throughout the year and enjoy the wealth of art in the region.


Call 07903 864357 / 01636 650081 for commission free booking and payment details.


2021 Prices: 

Winter £1600-£1800. Spring £1800-£1900: Summer £2300-£2500: Autumn £1900:

Sampson's changeover day is Saturday.   We can quote for short breaks out of peak season at a rate of £500 per night with either a Friday or Monday changeover (see calendar).


Our private riverside

The river at the back of the house

The glorious River Eden

The Neighbours!

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