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Two generations of the Varley family have created a special atmosphere of warmth, elegance and comfort in this lovely old Georgian country house.

Aynsome Manor was built in 1735 in the historic Vale of Cartmel, overlooking the magnificent 12th century Cartmel Priory.

Once the distinguished residence of the descendants of William Marshall, the Earl of Pembroke, Aynsome still echoes with the character and traditions of that bygone era.

The panelled Georgian dining room remains a popular venue with those wishing to enjoy traditional country house cuisine with locally sourced meat, game and fish of the highest quality. Head Chef Gordon Topp maintains the Manor’s Red Rosette status with a small and dedicated team in a relaxed, but professional atmosphere.

Aynsome Manor represents an ideal centre from which to explore the richness of the English Lakes or the hidden delights of the nearby coastline with its fascinating estuaries and inlets.

Aynsome Cottage lies a few short paces across the flagged courtyard and was converted from a 16th Century stone built stable. It has one double and one twin room, each with their own private facilities. There is also a comfortably furnished lounge.


  • 12 bedrooms
  • Colour TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Tea/Coffee facilities
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Radio alarm clocks
  • All rooms en-suite
  • Ironing facilities available


  • The Southern tip of Lake Windermere is just 4 miles away
  • The genteel Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands is only 3 miles away


Local Attractions

  • Cartmel Priory
  • Cartmel Races
  • Black Horses Carriage Rides around the village
  • Holker Hall & Gardens


  • AA 3 Stars
  • AA Red Rosette
  • ETC 3 Star Gold Award
  • AA Courtesy and Care Award
  • Good Hotel Guide Cesar Award
  • Sawday Special Places to Stay
  • Recommended on Trip Advisor
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