Discover a beautiful tranquil destination that's perfectly off the beaten track between the North Pennines and Hadrian's Wall.

Located in the vale of the River Irthing with fresh air flowing in from the Solway Coast, The Hollies offers you rest and relaxation with boutique-style furnishings and intriguing adventures nearby.

Utterly homely, the moment you step inside The Hollies, you will feel its peaceful, calming atmosphere. This is a tucked away land where you can release the demands of modern day living, go at your own pace and reconnect with what you value most.


Find out more about our beautiful rooms which we hope you will love.


Enjoy the timeless elegance of our exquisitely designed lounge with cherished original 1920's fireplace to snuggle up to with a cackling fire in those cooler months. You can relax with the company of friends and family around you fitting another piece into the jigsaw puzzle or browsing the collection of books and explorer maps to plan your days ahead. And you can use the lounge binoculars to enhance your nature watching from the bay window.

Kitchen/Dining Room

A beautifully created space with French doors opening out onto the private terrace. The elm wood kitchen was hand crafted for us by Barry Parker Kitchens and the Whitebirk double sink has been hand-made in Lancashire. You may find you will want to linger longer here whether you are preparing food and drink or simply appreciating the view to Hadrian’s Wall accompanied by the warmth from the underfloor heating.

Master Bedroom Suite

The splendid emperor size Naturalmat Fiodor bed is perfect and together with the flop over frill curtains give that certain “je ne sais quoi” quality to the room. Pad through to the ensuite with subtle low-level lighting leading the way in the night time. The handsome fired earth tiles and the large 1920’s shower head give you a thoroughly satisfying washing experience complete with the comfort of the soft organic cotton towels and warmth of the underfloor heating.

Courtyard Bedroom

With a lovely view out onto the courtyard and beyond there is a comfortable back support and adjustable wall lights for your quiet down time. You can have the room made up as a super king size bed with Naturalmat tremendous topper or if you prefer it, two single beds.

Garden Bedroom

The tranquil view of the garden through the window with the scallop-edged fallow deer print roman blind attracts you into the room. You can place your hand onto the olde worlde radiator as you go in. Rest in the sublime comfort of the king size bed with Naturalmat’s sumptuous mattress hand-made by craftsmen on the banks for River Exe in Devon.

Family Bathroom

The lovely deep bath is an absolute pleasure to soak in and afterwards you can cuddle up in the cozy comfort of The Hollies and read a book. The sunset views from the picture window are most memorable for you too.

Outside & Garden

You can be refreshed each day with the ever-changing views of the landscape and captivated by the rich tapestry of wildlife around you. Here is a selection of but a few of those encounters to give you a flavour of what you can expect from your time at The Hollies.

Your booking with us includes;

  • A complimentary guided walk from The Hollies' doorstep into the surrounding landscape
  • A digital detox from the demands of modern day living
  • A master bedroom suite with emperor-sized bed and en-suite shower room with underfloor heating
  • A courtyard bedroom with super king-sized bed, twinable upon request
  • A garden bedroom with king-sized bed
  • Super comfortable organic sumptuous mattresses made in England in all bedrooms
  • Organic cotton sateen bed linen throughout
  • Organic soft cotton towels, warmed on heated towel rails

  • Organic wool and / or goose down pillows
  • Family bathroom with underfloor heating and roll-top bath
  • Very comfortable hand-made sofas and dining chairs from North Yorkshire using as far as possible, locally and sustainably sourced materials
  • A superb open plan kitchen / dining area with French doors opening out onto a private terrace
  • One evening's supply of logs for the open fire in the lounge, with further logs and kindling available upon request
  • An outdoor dining area in the courtyard with refreshing views across to Hadrian's Wall
  • Enough private parking for three cars

Local Experiences

A range of experiences hand-picked by us for you to enjoy.

You are situating yourself at the centre of a wonderful region where you are able to discover the geology, the natural history, the rich human heritage and the beautiful and diverse landscapes for you to explore literally from your doorstep.

Talkin Fell
Talkin Fell
Lanercost Priory
Lanercost Priory
Carlisle Cathedral
Carlisle Cathedral
Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle
Birdoswald Roman Fort