Drybeck Hall, the home of Anthony and Lulie Hothfield, is a beautiful listed Grade 2* traditional farmhouse built in local sandstone in 1679. It is set in a picturesque peaceful valley surrounded by grass fields where sheep and cattle graze. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, this is the place for you to recharge your batteries and enjoy the tranquillity of our family home and its surroundings.
This warm and comfortable house retains many original features and is furnished in a traditional manner with an open wood fire in the pretty sitting room. There is an attractive garden to wander around or you can sit in the front garden and enjoy a view that has changed little over the years, a world away from day to day routine. It is ideally situated to explore the unspoilt Eden Valley.
There is a large hard tennis court within the grounds. You can bring your horse to stay as well and enjoy riding on the Eden Valley Loops as well as the Orton Fells maybe accompanied by Lulie on her Icelandic horse Loki. Anthony’s family have had a home in the area for some 800 years and he is knowledgeable about his famous ancestor Lady Anne Clifford. In his youth Anthony was British Real Tennis Amateur Champion.
There are several good eating places in Appleby-in-Westmorland but if you want to eat in, Lulie, a trained cook, will provide you with a delicious meal as long as you book in advance. Her specialities include soup made with fresh sorrel from her garden, curried fish and homemade strawberry and damson ice cream.