Conferences

Self-catering may not be an obvious choice for a small business meeting or training event. But we've created a real alternative to the standard hotel experience for groups of up to 12 people.


Spacious 5 star lake district cottages instead of hotel bedrooms, informal meetings on leather sofas or around a giant table, a range of catering options from 'DIY' to a resident chef, and outside hot tubs or saunas for the occasional 'breakout' session.


Most of the normal 'conference extras' are available - free wifi, good mobile reception, flipcharts, TV and screen projection, permanently available beverages etc.


Attendees all have their own bedroom; bathrooms are normally shared between two. Alternatively we can quote for an 'own bathroom' or 'shared twin' options if required.

Most of the lounge / meeting rooms have panoramic views across the Eden Valley - an inspiring backdrop to any development or decision making event.


Whilst some clients have been a little nervous about whether a self catering event will succeed, they always reported delight afterwards - not only at the quality of accommodation, but at the quality of contact and communication within the group, which simply would not have taken place in a hotel environment.


You may check availability of our cottages by following this link to our booking page, but in any event we suggest you email us to discuss your requiremennts and to confirm the total cost of the cottages and services you require.


  • Great Calva

    Sleeps 6 (own bedroom)

    Main venue for the formal or informal meetings

    • Six bedrooms
    • Outdoor hot tub
    • Private suana suite
    • Baronial dining table
    • Log burning stove
    • Leather conference chairs
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  • Brae Fell

    Sleeps 4 (own bedroom)

    Large ancient barn oozing character

    • Upstairs living area
    • Four bedrooms
    • Log burning stove
    • Water jet spa bath
    • Stonework and beams
    • Seperate dining area
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  • Miller Moss

    Sleeps 2 (own bedroom)

    Large cottage for break-out meetings

    • Upstairs living area
    • Two bedrooms
    • Exposed stonework
    • Log burning stove
    • Vaulted roof
    • Origial oak beams
    More details.....