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Levens Hall

Levens Hall

Whilst staying in one of our Lake District Cottages or fine Lake District Self Catering Holiday Homes you may like to dip into a few of our towns and villages for a bit of shopping, café culture and maybe sample the varied cultural and historic side of Cumbria. In the village of Levens you can visit the beautiful topiary gardens and historic house of Levens Hall.

The first dwelling at Levens was a medieval pele tower, built by the de Redman family of Yealand Redmayne.  The Bellingham family, who were wealthy landowners, chose Levens as their main residence in the 1590s and incorporated the fortified tower into a gentleman’s residence.  They employed local craftsmen to carve the oak panelling, incorporated elaborate Italian plasterwork, including Elizabeth the First’s coat of arms and stained glass - all of which can be seen today.

The historic house became the property of Colonel James Grahme in 1688 after his career at Court in the service of King James II.  He brought with him a young French gardener, Guillaume Beaumont, a pupil of le Notre at Versailles, to plan a fashionable garden at Levens. This family home contains fine furniture, paintings, one of the best examples in Europe of Spanish leather wall coverings, the earliest English patchwork, Wellingtoniana, clocks and miniatures, and has become one of the finest stately homes in south Cumbria.

The gardens are A grade I listed dating from 1694 – through a combination of circumstance and love the gardens at Levens Hall have survived in their original design.  The topiary is some of the oldest in the world and justifiably famous.  The historic topiary garden also incorporates a small orchard of apple trees and medlars, a nuttery and herb garden, a bowling green, a rose garden, herbaceous borders and seasonal bedding.

To celebrate the partnership of Colonel James Grahme and his gardener Guillaume Beaumont, a fountain garden, bordered with pleached limes, was added in 1994, the garden’s 300th anniversary.


Staying In A Lake District Cottage Close To Levens Hall

Wherever you choose to take your Lake District Holiday, nowhere is far away. The Cumbria National Park is quite a compact area, but with lots of variation crammed in. From gentle valleys, ancient woodland, our huge lakes which reflect the sky and landscape and of course the soaring mountains and craggy fells are all easy to explore, this along with a host of welcoming towns and villages.

If you need your holiday cottage to be near Levens Hall we have a good selection of fine Lake District Cottages within easy reach. If you need any advice on the best choice of Self Catering Cottage for you, we all know our holiday cottages well and would be pleased to help find the most suitable.

Below is a selection of those Lake District Holiday Cottages nearest to Levens Hall.

For more information on our collection of fine Lake District Cottages and Lake District Self Catering Holiday Homes, use our Availability Search or Lake District Cottage Browsers.

Ford Barn - This 4 Star lake district cottage sleeping five, sits right by the river in the village of Cartmel.

Brookside - This Lake District Cottage offers the finest accommodation for 4 guests set in the super village of Cartmel..

Rockwood - Lake District Cottage sleeping 10

The Old Pottery - Lake District Cottage sleeping 3- This popular little cottage for 2 lies in the village of Lindale, close to Grange and Cartmel.

1 Bridge Cottages - Lake District Cottage sleeping 4

No 2 Rose Cottage - One of our finest 4 Star Gold Lake District Cottages, offering guests a very special romantic retreat in a quiet village with nearby Inn.

No 1 Rose Cottage - One of our finest 4 Star Gold Lake District Cottages, offering guests a very special romantic retreat in a quiet village with nearby Inn..

Causeway House -

Tom Crag Barn - A Lake District Holiday Cottage,Tom Crag offers its guests a very special holiday home for 4.

Simpson Ground Farmhouse - Full of character this super 18th C Lake District Cottage sleeping 8 offers true peace and tranquility.

Broad Oak - Possibly the finest house in the Lake District offering huge comfort for 8 guests

Lands End Cottage - Super cottage for four in the Rusland Valley, lying between Coniston and Windermere

Summer Hill House - Apartment 4 -

The Peat House - A super 5 star Lake District Cottage sleeping 4 in a quiet hamlet close to the southern shores of Coniston Water.

Lyme Cottage - Lake District Cottage sleeping 2- This popular little cottage for 2 lies in the village of Lindale, close to Grange and Cartmel.

Millers Loft - This popular little cottage for 2 lies in the village of Lindale, close to Grange and Cartmel.

Top Bank - A popular retreat for couples sleeping 2 set in the quiet and beautiful Lyth Valley.

Mill End - This excellent 4 Star Lake District Cottage for 4 lies in the quiet and peaceful Lyth Valley.

Middle Bank - A popular retreat for couples or small families sleeping 4 set in the quiet Lyth Valley.

Kiln Cottage - A Charming 4 star Lake District Cottage sleeping 4 in a quiet village with a super pub only 2 minutes walk

Heron Beck - This 5 Star Gold Luxury lake district cottage offers the finest accommodation for 10 guests in comfort and style.

Yew Tree Cottage - A super 4 Star Lake District Cottage sleeping 2 set in a quiet village with super pub 2 minutes walk away.

No 3 Church View - Lake District Cottage sleeping 2

The Old Police Station - Lake District Cottage sleeping 6 - 7

Wharton Barn - A popular 4 Star retreat for couples set right in the heart of the picture perfect village of Cartmel.

Ducks Haven - The perfect romantic retreat is offered by this super modern 4 Star Gold Lake District Cottage, set close to the village of Cartmel.

Drakes Cottage - A popular 4 Star retreat for couples set close to the picture perfect village of Cartmel.

2 Kiln Houses - A Charming 4 star Lake District Cottage sleeping 3 in a quiet village with a super pub only 2 minutes walk

Ash Cottage - A super 4 Star Lake District Cottage sleeping 4 set in a quiet village with super pub 2 minutes walk away.

Rossendale House - This 5 Star District Cottage offers the finest accommodation for 4 guests set in the super village of Cartmel..

Nanny Goat Cottage - As one of the finest 5 Star Gold Lake District Holiday Cottages, Nanny Goat Cottage offers its guests a very special holiday home for 4.

Honey Pot Cottage - As one of the finest 5 Star Gold Lake District Holiday Cottages, Honey Pot offers its guests a very special holiday home for 4.

Apt 5 - Cark House - This super lake district apartment offers the finest accommodation for couples set in the village of Cark.

Ducklings Retreat - The perfect romantic retreat is offered by this super modern 5 Star Lake District Cottage, set close to the village of Cartmel.

Wheelhouse Cottage - This 4 Star lake district cottage sleeping four, sits right by the river in the village of Cartmel.

Nethercroft - As one of the finest 5 Star Gold Lake District Holiday Cottages, Nethercroft offers its guests a very special holiday home for 4.

These are just a selection of our hand picked Lake District Cottages, to see our full range either use our search facility or take a leisurely look at our cottage browsers.

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