Leeming House is a grand Georgian property within 22 acres of gardens
Leeming House is a grand Georgian property within 22 acres of mature and tended...
Askham Hall and Bank Barn, CA10 2PF
01931 712 350 | www.askhamhall.co.uk
Askham Hall dates back to the late 12th century and was originally a Grade I listed castellated Pele Tower building. The main house was extended in the 1400s with various annexes and again in the 16th and 17th centuries when it was transformed into a grand Elizabethan mansion.
There are plenty of places to take photographs in the Grade II listed terraced gardens, which are full of stunning features, including a 230ft long double herbaceous border, unusual species of plants, formal lawns, kitchen gardens, meadows and ponds.
Inside, the property combines modern furnishings and fresh décor with the charm and character of this historic house to create an outdoor pavilion, a Michelin-starred restaurant, 18 bedrooms, terraced gardens, and an outdoor heated pool.
Celebrate in style
The charming Grade II listed Bank Barn has been sympathetically converted into a first-class wedding venue. One of the largest vernacular Cumbrian bank barns ever built, Bank Barn boasts original features, bare stone walls, an open-beamed oak ceiling, contemporary lighting, an oak dancefloor and large glass doors.
The Medieval Hall is a slightly smaller space within the courtyard of the main house with a capacity for up to 70 friends and family. It connects directly to the bedrooms and date back to the 1400s with original oak beams and two large fireplaces.
Smaller ceremonies take place in the main house on weekdays, including in the original oak-panelled Dining Room, which seats up to 18 loved ones.
Alternatively, the Outdoor Garden Pavilion is licensed for ceremonies, weather dependent, for up to 150 people.
The happy couple will receive a voucher to try food at the property’s sister pub, the George and Dragon Clifton, which uses the same ingredients and has a similar cooking ethos. They will also receive a complimentary voucher towards a stay in one of the venue’s sister properties within the Askham collection.