About Ravenstone

Our country manor set in the beautiful Eden Valley countryside

About Ravenstone Country Manor…

Ravenstone Country Manor  is a 5 star exclusive and beautiful old Victorian Manor House set in private grounds on the edge of the pretty village of Melmerby in the Eden Valley.

On the outskirts of the Lake District National Park, it is ideally located to explore the delights of Lake District fells, lakes and villages and just a short twelve minute drive from the historic town of Penrith. Just around 10 miles from the M6, we are easy to find yet in the heart of the countryside. We are thrilled to be located in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounded by nature and fresh air.

The Manor has a number of flexible uses from a simple overnight stay as part of the experience combining an activity of your choice to specialised wellness and yoga retreats offering private or corporate bookings and a new addition is subsidised use of the activities for people recovering from cancer or suffering from a range of life debilitating conditions. Private family respite opportunities are also available as we can tailor this to suit your needs and requirements.

A little bit of interesting background?

Owners Graham and Mary Walker spent over two years meticulously designing and renovating this former Rectory to provide a truly amazing space of peace and tranquillity surrounded by wonderful views….and llamas! Mary’s special passion is interior design and much thought has gone into the 5 Star accommodation, each room taking on a completely different persona but retaining many of the original characterful features of the original building built in 1852. The building has many contemporary features too but with a special nod to the past in the design of the Victorian kitchen which steps back in time to provide many Victorian artefacts and ornaments including the original servant’s bells.

Primarily designed as a wellness experience in a relaxing private space to chill out and recharge your batteries and unwind, Ravenstone Country Manor is now also able to offer an exclusive daily private use for small groups of up to ten people booking together. The time spent here ranges from a simple 4 hour private use of our hot tub and sauna facilities  and you will have exclusive use of the facilities with no other guests on site during your time here. This includes afternoon tea taken in our conservatory whilst you relax and watch our llamas happily grazing in the meadow. 

A lovely idea for a pre wedding or birthday celebration activity for ladies that just want to chill out.

Llama Trekking packages are also available to book that include an overnight stay and a countryside llama trek the following day. Other activities can be added to this such as Interactive Animal experiences, Archery, Guided walks, Paddle boarding, Bush Craft and Mindful walking and much more.

PLEASE VISIT OUR OTHER WEBSITE  www.lakelandllamatreks.co.uk for more information about trekking and alternative activities 

Visiting Ravenstone Country Manor offers guests the opportunity to choose what you want to of add to your experience from the many special touches available by private arrangement with professionals in there sphere such as a private chef, holistic therapies, private yoga and Pilates classes, Stress Management and Counselling sessions and much more. These activities are booked on an ad hoc basis subject to availability.

A special and unique activity that is really popular is our ‘walking with llamas’ experience that is relaxing, therapeutic, and an experience you will never forget.

In the former servants quarters and adjacent to the pent house suites here in the house is a unique large vaulted private space where meditation, yoga or counselling can take place in complete privacy or you can simply use it as an additional recreational chill out space or cinema room.

The Manor House is designed as an exclusive perfect peaceful haven to relax, eat healthily, meditate or spend quality time uninterrupted with your loved ones.

We do not facilitate children under 16 unfortunately as your break here is to find some inner peace and me time!

It is preferable that your time here is limited to twelve people on overnight retreats if possible to get the most out of your quality time. It also offers complete privacy to couples or small groups where you can spread out and simply enjoy the space incognito! We can however accommodate larger groups on day retreats without accomodation

…all of which can be arranged for you tailored to your own requirements.

The Ideal Retreat…

The property is set over 4 stories, the lower ground floor containing a small Gym, Beauty Therapy studio and Sauna.

The ground floor has a large Dining room, Kitchen, Butlers Pantry, amazing cloakroom and shower and an absolutely gorgeous contemporary Lounge leading to a spacious Orangery for relaxing or breakfasting whilst taking in the stunning views.

The Orangery leads out to the 6 seater Hot Tub which is situated in a quirky ruin surrounded by lawns and sunbathing deck.

The stunning first floor bedrooms provide 5 bedrooms each with en- suite facilities and spectacular views from every room.

The two Pent House suites on the top floor ( Champagne and Roses) have been created from the former servants quarters, each providing gorgeous luxurious spaces again with private en-suite facilities.

The Meditation and relaxation studio is also located on the top floor providing a loft style open space ideal for any sort of group or private class from Yoga to Pilates or simply a space for Meditation or Mindfulness classes.

Ravenstone Country Manor is ideal as a family holiday retreat, a place where friends can meet and enjoy each others company, provides a Bridal party venue where the Bride and Bridesmaids can relax and get ready for the big day all on one site or simply provides a retreat for likeminded people to come together to experience a range of life affirming therapies in a private space.

Whatever your reason for joining us here, our hope and belief is that you will leave refreshed, relaxed and in touch with your body and mind in a new and positive way.