Johnby Hall

Redolent of a long history, Johnby is a most unusual and singularly beguiling place…

The Elizabethan manor house started around 1350 as a fortified pele tower and has belonged to the Howard family since 1783. It is now home to Henry and Anna Howard who welcome bed and breakfast guests looking for a comfortable base from which to enjoy the Lake District, Eden Valley and beyond.

Located in a pretty cottage in the garden, the Studio is a luxury open-plan suite offering superbly comfortable double or twin accommodation; an extra bed in the sitting-room area makes this a great option for families. Kelly is in a seventeenth-century wing of the house and offers twin or double B&B accommodation arrangements, with its own delightful sitting room. 

The Garden Barn is the newest addition to this fabulous Wolsey Lodge, it houses two bedrooms, a shower room, as well as a lovely big sitting room and kitchen - minimum 3 night stay.

Breakfast, which is taken in the ‘great hall’ where the history of the house is evident, from family coats of arms to antique oak furniture. The extensive gardens and woodlands are full of wildlife including red squirrels and deer, the family also keep free range chickens and rare breed pigs as well as being child and dog friendly.

The Garden Barn

Ideal for a couple on their own or a family of two adults and up to three children, our new Garden Barn was completed in 2016. It has two bedrooms, a shower room and a lovely big sitting room and kitchen. 

Cool and airy in the summer, the Garden Barn is also cosy in winter, with heating provided by our own biomass boiler. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you're likely to need. Perhaps the first thing to do here is to sample some of Johnby Hall's own produce. As well as sausages and bacon from our pigs, we can supply jams and marmalades made with fruit from our orchard, and eggs from our free-range chickens. There's also a lovely big sitting room, fast wifi and TV if required.


Bedroom one has a king-sized bed with a memory foam mattress. Bedroom two has an L-shaped bunk and a range of toys and books for children. An extra inflatable bed, cot or toddler bed can be made available for a third child.

The Garden Barn is very accessible. The flat has level access and only two interior step. The shower room is modern with a level access shower. Dogs are welcome free of charge, and can be walked off the lead in our woodland.

Your B&B Hosts

Your hosts Henry and Anna Howard are both part-time professional musicians – Henry is a tenor and Anna is a harpist and soprano. (Musical guests feel especially at home here, and can enjoy playing the pianos in the Studio and great hall.) Henry, Anna, and their young family are dedicated to ensuring a warm and friendly welcome for their B&B guests and helping them to appreciate all that the Lake District, Cumbria and Yorkshire has to offer.


Johnby Hall is located near Penrith in Cumbria with the Lake District National Park’s fells, dales, and lakes on the doorstep. Wolsey Lodge guests will enjoy the many tourist attractions such as lake steamers, historic houses, gardens, castles and the many events, craft fairs and festivals take place locally throughout the year in this part of Cumbria.

01768 483 257


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Henry & Anna Howard
Johnby Hall
Johnby Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UU, England

Tel: 01768 483 257


Prices are per Person, per Night inclusive of breakfast
2 King Size (5') & Single (3') Suites with sitting room (en suite) £62.50
Small children free.
Over 5s £15 per child
£20 per extra adult
Single Supplement £25

Supper £22.50
By prior arrangement

The Garden Barn
Three-night minimum stay. Bed and Breakfast £150 for twin or double occupancy, £20 per extra adult, £15 per extra child over 5, under 5s are free.
Self Catering tariff from £425 to £649 per full week, full rate list here.



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