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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best time did s week workshop with Susan Christopher coulson doing pencil botanical drawing it was fabulous The foods great and it's like staying in a country house not a hotel highly recommend

Thank lorraine M
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exquisite Lake District Escape. Close to Bassenthwaite Lake & three easy miles from Cockermouth. Peace and Isolation assured. 3* accommodation spotlessly maintained throughout. Fabulous home cooked food. Essentially a Residential College running Workshops & Course opportunities for Adult Learners, there are often spare rooms available as B&B. The Gardens are magnificently maintained and all the staff are VERY approachable and...

Thank PadraigOCruinneacht
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A visit to Higham is a total treat. The staff are fabulous, the home cooked food is great and the courses are many and varied. The location of Higham is just stunning. Whether you attend a course or just base yourself there and visit the local area expect to feel determined to return.

Thank Pauline W
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have been going to Higham hall for over 10 years and try to go about 4 times a year. Marvellous place, there is an excellent variety of courses and the tutors are very good. The food is very good, full English, buffet lunch and three course dinner. If you manage, coffee and biscuits am and the and cake pm,...

Thank Barbara K
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I took a short painting course over the August bank holiday, and stayed an extra night on both sides of it because of the distance travelled to get there. Higham Hall is beautiful and, although not to luxury hotel standard, is perfectly comfortable and clean: and extremely good value! My room overlooked the inner courtyard and, on the Thursday evening...

Thank Sandiwin
Higham H, Manager at Higham Hall, responded to this review

Glad you found Higham! You were lucky having Chamber Music to serenade you. Thank you for noticing the things we try to be - you are absolutely correct that we want no one to feel on their own here. United by a common interest, people can feel part of the place no matter what their situation might be. It is...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is the second year and the third course I have attended at Higham Hall. Higham Hall is an Educational Trust that I came across wanting to combine visiting relatives with some art education. This has fitted the bill in the most excellent way. From the genuine welcome of the Principal George Cooke to the staff at all levels make...

1Thank margaret k
Higham H, Manager at Higham Hall, responded to this review

Thanks Margaret for your response. You encapsulate the feel we are trying to create perfectly. Glad you are planning to return! I don't feel we'll ever get to be a 5 star hotel standard, not with all the things that go wrong with this old historic building, but we do try to give the 5 star welcome! Having said that,...

Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I returned yesterday from a 3 day paper making course at this super venue. I had an immaculate room, overlooking the garden...which was busy with wild life. The house is beautifully kept, the catering provision for vegetarians is very good..and the staff are keen to ensure that guests have an enjoyable stay. The course itself was great fun, as were...

Thank 56Anna
Higham H, Manager at Higham Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give your review. We are so glad you enjoyed Jonathan's course. As a vegetarian myself, I am glad you found the food very good, as I do. You seem to have picked up on what we try to offer and we a grateful for your response. We hope to see you again some...

Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to Higham Hall where I found good company, a beautiful historic building and lovely food. It's not a hotel but you receive a homely welcome, a nice bedroom access to the Internet (although not brilliant coverage) full board and when the dinner gong goes more food awaits! The surroundings are superb; great views and nice...

1Thank MelDrewery
Higham H, Manager at Higham Hall, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - you sum up Higham well, and we hope we will see you again soon. We are proud of upholding the value of crafts such as Calico Gardens and we do our best to make this wonderful embroidery technique and significant part of our regular curriculum. We are fortunate to have a wonderful Tutor and...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2015

I took two back to back courses so was at Higham for 7 days and did not want to leave! I learnt so much on the courses as tutors were excellent but on top of that, the food was excellent, my room quiet and comfortable and the staff always helpful and friendly. Nearly everyone on the courses were on their...

4Thank Valerie G
Higham H, Manager at Higham Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The fact that people can come on their own to Higham and not feel on their own is an important aspect of why we do what we do. Thank you for mentioning it. Even though we are present on Trip Advisor as a B&B, everybody knows that is not the whole story and that it...

Reviewed 3 December 2014

In these days of fancy menus it is good to be able to enjoy three meals a day plus morning coffee and home made biscuits with afternoon tea using a menu traditional for many folks from years gone by Tasty self service breakfast , two choices at lunch time with a host of self service salads to make your mouth...

Higham H, Manager at Higham Hall, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It sums up Higham Hall very well. We try to look after people who come, and to help them feel it is a home from home. It is fantastic to see that the things we try to provide are noticed. We aren't hi-tech or ultra-modern, we like to think ourselves as upholding the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a self-supporting adult residential college, run as a charitable educational trust, running both day and residential courses for adults of all ages across the arts, humanities and sciences. We are not actually a hotel or guest house (although we do have accommodation and, in between courses, we do occasionally have B&B or even a little self catering available, but we have ended up on Trip Advisor as they have no totally accurate category for us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Higham Hall

Address: | Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth CA13 9SH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Cockermouth
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Higham Hall Cockermouth, Lake District
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“Not all rooms have en-suite, but you can book one if you like. Bathrooms seem to be quite close by the rooms if you don't have an en-suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandiwin, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet, some have excellent views.”
 of 5 bubbles 119margaretk, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Suspect that all rooms are good and have factors to recommend them...”
 of 5 bubbles 56Anna, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“Telephone and ask for a brochure / prospectus.”
 of 5 bubbles 829glenysl, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Front of hall has views over the formal garden area.”
 of 5 bubbles stevecragg, 24 Sep 2012 | Read review
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