Lowther Castle & Garden - NEW Rose Garden Summerhouse
Of the many treasures waiting to be discovered in the English Lake District, Lowther Castle is a particular gem. Built at the turn of the 19th century, on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its gardens were the envy of the north. But in 1957 the castle was demolished. Just the façade and outer walls remained standing and for over half a century, the place was empty – home only to chickens, pigs and the odd bat. The gardens were lost to wilderness.
Seventy years on from its demolition, Lowther Castle is now one of the most intriguing visitor attractions in the country. Indeed it was voted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2018 in the Cumbria Tourism Awards.
…And now the host to our wonderful Central Cumbria workshop! We are happy to be using the new Summerhouse situated among the roses, overlooking the stunning gardens.
Homemade Smoked Salmon Quiche served with homemade coleslaw and fresh salad
Lakeland Beef Bourguignon served with roast country vegetables and crusty bread roll
Homemade Sweet Potato Curry (V) served with jasmine rice & mini naan bread
Homemade Lowther Fruit Scone (V) served with traditional clotted cream & locally produced jam
Jim Lowther Honey Cake (V) served with locally produced cream
See you in the ruins!
High Hundhowe, Nr Kendal
After 20 years of lovingly renovating this stunning home, the owners sadly watched as a fire tore through it in one night. Since they have been tirelessly putting it back to together and are very excited about entering the world of intimate weddings and events.
The house is set in a hillside, with gorgeous views down a typical Lake District valley. The owner, Jill, will be preparing a home cooked lunch while we reside in a fantastic and elegantly refurbished Dining Room.
Game Pie with seasonal vegetables (some homegrown) in butter with fresh herbs and olive oil
or vegan option
Mushroom, aubergine and onion in vegan puff pastry (white wine and vegan "cream" sauce) with seasonal vegetables (some homegrown) with fresh herbs and olive oil
Cardamom Panna Cotta with autumn compote (plums, dried apricots and raisins, stem ginger) and vanilla custard
Early Autumn pudding (autumn raspberries, apples, plums... ) with almond milk sauce.
Tempted? Then ensure you book your place here.