Hassness Country House - the best of the Lake District

Walking in the footsteps of the great Alfred Wainwright.

Overview

Hassness Country House is beautifully located in its own extensive grounds on Lake Buttermere, you can find sheep grazing and red squirrels scurrying aroud just outside the door. It is one of the remotest parts of the Lake District, has been recognised as offering some of Britain's best views and is a perfect starting point for some truly remarkable days in the hills.

Accommodation is in one double, seven twins and three singles - sleeping 19 people in total. Please note two of the twin rooms can be made into a double. All bedrooms have been recently refurbished and are very comfortable, and all have a hand basin.  There are five high powered, recently refurbished modern shower rooms available just across the hall from each room.

A delicious cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, freshly baked cakes and a three course evening meal is provided every day by our resident chef (except Tuesday when there is a buffet breakfast and you can choose any one of the local pubs or restaurants to visit).

The English Lake District must be one of the most beautiful and dramatic walking areas in this country. A compact area of rugged mountainsides, high summits and open ridges, lakes and lakeside paths, it provides a great variety of wonderful walks for everyone, from the gentle ambler to high peak hiker.

We’ll visit some of the more famous mountains and others just as beautiful but less well known. Peaks with intriguing names can be reached from the house and can literally be the high points of the walking programme. We won’t run out of possible walks, magnificent views or panoramic skylines.

On some dates we organise leisurely walks at the easiest end of our holiday grade, on others some of the toughest in our programme. See below for the holiday departures with two leaders offering two grades of walk each day.

Every Wednesday we have a presentation at the house from the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue about their work in the area.


New Hassness Haven

After a strenuous day walking or sightseeing, why not unwind and treat yourself to a well deserved, relaxing, massage or foot spa in the tranquillity of Hassness Haven, our treatment room located within Hassness Country House. Ruby, our qualified masseuse, will revive those aching muscles and feet with relaxing Swedish massage techniques using locally produced oils so you can enjoy a great night’s sleep in preparation for another day discovering the local area.

Prices from £12 for a foot massage, up to £40 for a body massage.

For more information, take a closer look at Hassness Haven.
Bookings are made on arrival at the house and are subject to availability.


Late Availability at Hassness House
Just call us to check the availability within two weeks of departure and we can book you in for just £35 per person bed and breakfast per night. Half Board from just £50 per person per night. Also you can elect to stay on at the house if there is room and pay locally. Please note that check out is by 10.30 am but we can look after your bags for the day if you want a last day out and about.



Private Groups at Hassness House
Located on the shores of Buttermere in the Lake District, with our own resident chef to prepare cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, afternoon cake and a three course sumptuous evening meal, the house is ideal for groups of up to 19 people. Spacious lounge with plenty of room for everyone and fantastic views from every room. Groups can have exclusive use of the house for groups of 16 or more. We will do all the hard work for you in collecting deposits and payments from your group. Contact us for details and to book.


Special Interest holidays at Hassness Country House

NEW 70057 The Lazy Lakes (E/SS)
  The English Lake District made easy

NEW 70067 Ale & Amble in the Lake District (D/D+)
  Walks based around Lakeland pubs

79404 Nordic Walking in the Lake District
  Try Nordic Walking in Lakeland

70033 Navigation & Hill Skills Course
  Brush up the skills to keep you safe in the hills
  Bronze National Navigation Award course (D/D+)
  NEW Silver National Navigation Award course (D+)

70067 Reach for the Sky (C/C+)
  Hard walking on the ridges of Lakeland

NEW 70077 Women's Activity Week (D/D+)
  Into the hills with you!

Lakeland Landscapes (D+/C)
  Get a feel for what's under your feet when up in the fells.
  Click on the More Info tab for more information.
  Departures on 26 & 30 July and 18 & 22 October 2014.

Continuous Walk holidays at Hassness Country House

76007 Cumberland Way (D)
  Walk across Lakeland from West to East

76107 Cumbria Way (D)
  Walk across Lakeland from South to North

76207 The Wainwright Memorial Walk (C/C+)
  One of the most famous and challenging walks in Britain

Departure Dates
Click the 'Book' button for detailed information about availability and room/flight supplements, including full flight timings where applicable.
Date
Nights
Grade
Depart From
More Info
Status
Price From
 
30 Jul 14
3
Geological Walks Special Interest Grade D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Sold Out
£189

23 Aug 14
7
2 Leaders Grade D and D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Sold Out
£419

23 Aug 14
4
2 Leaders Grade D and D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Sold Out
£259

27 Aug 14
3
2 Leaders Grade D and D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Sold Out
£199

30 Aug 14
7
2 Leaders Grade D and D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Available
£359

30 Aug 14
4
2 Leaders Grade D and D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Available
£229

03 Sep 14
3
2 Leaders Grade D and D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Available
£169

18 Oct 14
4
Geological Walks Special Interest Grade D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Available
£239

18 Oct 14
7
Geological Walks Special Interest Grade D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Available
£399

22 Oct 14
3
Geological Walks Special Interest Grade D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Available
£184

25 Oct 14
7
2 Leaders Grade D/D+ and C
No travel to/from holiday
Available
£389

25 Oct 14
4
2 Leaders Grade D/D+ and C
No travel to/from holiday
Available
£235

29 Oct 14
3
2 Leaders Grade D/D+ and C
No travel to/from holiday
Available
£179

22 Dec 14
7
2 Leaders Festive Walking Grade D and D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Available
£449

29 Dec 14
7
2 Leaders Festive Walking Grade D and D+/C
No travel to/from holiday
Available
£449

  
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