Knipe Hall Askham - Cumbria

Knipe Hall is an early 17th century, Grade II-Listed period farmhouse with purposefully-converted Dairy & Barn, set within three acres of private gardens overlooking the Lowther Valley.

The Old Dairy

Starting as a blank canvas, you have the autonomy to decorate the room as you wish.
  • Seating up to 110 people depending on table plan using lime-washed Chivari chairs with ivory seat pads.
  • 11x 5" round tables, 4x 6" rectangular and 3x 4" rectangular tables as well as a 90x90cm cake table are available for you to use as needed.
  • Table cloths, napkins, crockery, cutlery and glasses available with fully-services package.

The Barn

Licenced for Civil Ceremonies and seating up to 110 people, this is the perfect option for a barn-style wedding.
  • Decorate the room as you wish - introduce your own style or theme.
  • Doors to the side lead out to the patio, making the flow from ceremony to reception drinks seamless.
  • The Barn is also used for your evening entertainment, with the bar to the rear of the room.

Outside Space

3 Acres of private gardens for you to use for your reception drinks with outdoor bench seating.

The gardens benefit from the afternoon sun making it amazing space to gather for photos, enjoy the tranquillity and perhaps introduce a few games or activities! You are free to decorate the outside areas as you wish.

Superb photo opportunities to capture your amazing moments.

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The House

Sleeping up to 12 people you can accommodate friends and family onsite, making Knipe Hall an ideal venue for an all-in-one package.
Original spiral stone stair-case
Master Bedroom with en suite bathroom
Galleried dining room with fireplace
Cozy lounge with woodburner
8 Spacious bedrooms, some-of-which can be twins or doubles
Period features
Farm-style kitchen with AGA

Knipe Hall Floor Plan

Our attitude to wedding receptions is very relaxed as primarily we own a unique property that we have adapted with flexibility in mind.

Key Points

  • Location: Knipe Hall is situated inside the National Park only 7 miles from J39 M6 within the Lowther Valley.
  • Additional accommodation can be found locally and we also benefit from several inns and other holiday cottages nearby. We have an additional property locally called The Mardale @ Bampton, which was formerly The Mardale Inn.
  • Venue hire: Includes exclusive use of Knipe Hall (sleeping 12+) for either the whole weekend (Fri-Mon) or midweek (Mon –Fri), and also includes The Party Barn and The Old Dairy.
  • Catering: We do not offer our own catering services so you will need to engage the services of a 3rd party caterer. We do recommend Purple Sage as they have successfully catered for many functions at Knipe Hall.
  • Drinks: You are welcome to provide your own alcohol for part or the whole day or you can also opt for us to provide a cash bar as an optional extra. We do not charge corkage.

If you would like to view the property or discuss your ideas, then please call on 01931599990 or email


Photos courtesy of Tiree Dawson Photography and Chris Jones Photography

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