Smardale Hall

Smardale Hall

Location : Kirkby Stephen

Smardale Hall is a hall house built in the 15th and 16th centuries. The hall has a tower at each corner, very medieval in appearance. There was originally a 14th century tower house on the site, but much of this was demolished to enable the building of the present hall.

image of two of the towers at Smardale Hall near Kirkby Stephen
Some of the original fortified dwelling is built into the current structure. There are earthwork remains of another medieval house in the grounds of the hall, as well as the earthwork remains of a probably medieval motte.

image of the exterior of Smardale Hall in Cumbria also showing a traditional Cumbrian dry stone wall
The two photographs above were taken some years ago by Matthew Emmott, who also supplied the text. For a more recent image see further down the page.

The aerial view of Smardale Hall (below) is an archive image taken from a gyrocopter and kindly supplied by Simon Ledingham

image of an aerial view od Smardale Hall in Cumbria

Part of Grade II listed Smardale Hall is now available to hire as a holiday cottage through Sykes Cottages, who have kindly allowed reproduction of the two more recent images below.

image of the front elevation of Smardale Hall,now a self catering property in Cumbria

The self catering accommodation at Smardale Hall is on a working farm and sleeps up to eight in one ensuite king-size double, one twin and one family room. There is a large kitchen diner, a traditionally furnished sitting room, utility and downstairs WC. Features include a hot tub, bike storage and parking for four cars, central heating and a wood burning stove.

image of one of the turrets of Smardale Hall with wide open wild countryside beyond
Grid Ref NY 737081

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