Private hire our houses

Lumb Bank

Lumb Bank and Totleigh Barton are available for private hire this summer.

As we begin to prepare for the eventual reopening of our three historic houses for residential writing weeks, we are offering a unique opportunity to privately hire Lumb Bank and Totleigh Barton for self-catering holidays over the summer. Totleigh Barton is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon and it sleeps 20 people. Lumb Bank also sleeps 20, and is an 18th-century millowner’s house in West Yorkshire, which once belonged to Ted Hughes.

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