HOLIDAY RENTALS

Lumb Bank

Update 15/09/20: In line with recent government guidelines, groups sizes are currently limited to 6 people or a single household group and support bubble.

PRIVATE HIRE OF OUR WRITING HOUSES – TOTLEIGH BARTON AND LUMB BANK

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 hire Lumb Bank in Yorkshire and Totleigh Barton in Devon for self-catering holidays over the coming months.

Totleigh Barton is a 16th-century manor house with ancient origins (it is listed in the Domesday Book) in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon. There is a cosy kitchen, a historic dining room with a wood burner, a comfortable lounge and other spaces to relax throughout the house, which lets on to a charming garden with outdoor seating and a pond. The recently renovated barn offers a larger space to gather, with sofas, a piano and a large-screen TV. Around an hour from Exeter by car, the house has been an Arvon centre for over fifty years, welcoming groups every week to enjoy the peace and tranquillity and nourish their creativity.

There are three twin bedrooms and four singles in the main house; six singles, one double and one twin with fully accessible bathroom in an annexe, and two separate en-suite double rooms.

Price: £1750 per week (7 nights)

Maximum capacity 14 (includes an option of all main house bedrooms, annexe and separate ‘Goose Huts’ – two en-suite doubles) In line with recent government guidelines, groups sizes are currently limited to 6 people or a single household group and support bubble.

Extras:
Accommodation of dogs (only one permitted): £50 for the week.

Available dates: The properties are available for any week throughout October 2020, plus Christmas and New Year. Please get in touch for specific availability.

Totleigh Barton is currently listed on Air BnB, click here to see the listing.

 

Lumb Bank is an 18th-century millowner’s house in West Yorkshire, which once belonged to Ted Hughes. It’s set in 20 acres of steep woodland, with breath-taking views to the valley below – a Pennine landscape of woods and rivers, weavers’ cottages, packhorse trails and ruins of old mills. It is half a mile from the historic village of Heptonstall and two miles from Hebden Bridge. There are various buildings onsite, two of which are available to let.

The Main House is the largest building, and we can accommodate a maximum of 14 people. There are 4 doubles, 6 singles and 1 twin room, which gives you various options. There are also 3 shared shower rooms/toilets, an ensuite accessible single bedroom, and a shared kitchen, sitting room, dining room and library, and you will have full access to the garden terrace, with its celebrated views of the valley. There is central heating throughout the property and, an open fire and 2 woodburning stoves on the ground floor. For an additional fee, the adjoining barn can also be accessed.

Price: Lumb Bank Main House – £2450 per week (7 nights)

Maximum capacity 14 (includes an option of all main house bedrooms plus the Logshed accessible bedroom). In line with recent government guidelines, groups sizes are currently limited to 6 people or a single household group and support bubble.

Available dates: Lumb Bank main house is available for a range of dates between September and November, Christmas and New Year. Please get in touch for specific availability.

Extras: Accommodation of dogs (only one permitted): £50 for the week

Lumb Bank is currently listed on Air BnB, click here to see the listing.

 

Lumb Bank Cottage 

Our Cottage is in a quiet spot on the edge of the property, away from the Main House, and can accommodate a maximum of 5 people. There are 2 bedrooms with double beds and a single bedroom. There is also a shared shower room/toilet, shared kitchen, sitting room and small dining space. You will have access to our lovely kitchen garden, also with splendid views onto the valley. For colder weather there is central heating and an open fire.

Price: £795 per week (7 nights)

Maximum capacity 5 (includes two doubles and a single bedroom)

The main house and cottage can be booked separately or together, depending on availability.

Extras: Accommodation of dogs (only one permitted): £50 for the week

Available dates:
Friday 6th November until Friday 13th November
Monday 16th November until Monday 23rd November
Friday 27th November until Friday 4th December
Monday 7th December until Monday 14th December

Plus weeks over Christmas and New Year

Please contact lumbbank@arvon.org for more information and availability for both Lumb Bank and Totleigh Barton hires.