The Malabar was once the busy bank barn belonging to Garths Farm housing an enormous hayloft, cattle stalls and dairy that dated back to the 1700s. Respecting its origins our bedrooms marry original stone walls and oak beams with Herdwick wool carpets and soft furnishings that subtly reflect the years we spent in India and the Far East. Light now fills the once cool, dark cavernous barn and each bedroom enjoys far reaching views across the hills. Sliding barn doors into the bathrooms offer as much or as little privacy as you would like while you soak away in our large boat baths.
Every bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom with a bath and a walk-in shower. Also in every room: Roberts radio, satellite television, wifi, hairdryer and Bath House toiletries.
Camellia is a light and sunny twin bedroom with a door leading out to a small terrace with the garden beyond. Yellows and soft blues compliment its southerly aspect with splashes of bright yellow and gold in the large and indulgent bathroom. This room is named after Camellia sinensis, the species of evergreen shrub whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea.
Situated on the ground floor this is a bold room with elegant William Morris prints and gold and red soft furnishings. Tregenna is a south-facing bedroom with views of the garden; the bathroom is peaceful but opulent with a deep burgundy bath, pale oak floor and soft blue shower. This room is named after the Tregenna Castle Hotel in Cornwall where Fiona’s father was the general manager in the 1970s.
At the far end of the top floor, this suite is spacious and light with views down to the River Lune in the west. Soft pinks, stone walls and oak beams blend with palest blue and orange to create a soothing and restful bedroom. The bathroom is characterised by its large white Excelsior bath under the eaves of the roof. This room is named after the tea estate bungalow in Kerala where Graham spent the first 14 years of his life.
With its own private entrance on the ground floor and large windows overlooking what was the yard of Garths Farm, Ladbroke has been brought to life with an opulent bed and furniture from Rajasthan and China. Once part of the farm’s dairy, the red, white and stone bathroom is characterised by an original slate boskin and Farrow and Ball Radicchio red bath. This room is divided into two living spaces with televisions and seating areas in both and is suitable for 2 adults and 2 young children.
This top floor bedroom is characterised by oak beams and a French style mahogany king size bed. South facing, it is a light and cosy room with blue, red and burgundy soft furnishings. The bathroom reflects those tones with its dark oak flooring, deep blue painted bath and light porcelain tiles. Millmount is named after a farm in Ireland where Fiona’s father spent much of his childhood and dreamed of becoming a farmer.
At the far end of the top floor, Kundaly has lovely views of Winder Fell. Decorated in soft greens, pale gold and gentle reds, this is a very restful space. With a luxurious double upholstered Corbeille bed and an antique chaise found in a Mumbai market, this is a cosy but indulgent room. Lie in the bath and look up at the night sky, or watch the sun rise over the hills from the bedroom. Kundaly is named after a tea planters club in the hills of Munnar in Kerala where Graham grew up.