Experience World-class Service at Moresby Hall

Dating back to 1620, Moresby Hall is one of only a few Grade I Listed buildings in Cumbria. With a 5-star Gold Award, it offers stunning country guest house accommodations with a peaceful walled garden, high speed fiber internet connection free WIFI, free electric car charging for guests and private off road parking. We welcome guests traveling for corporate or tourism stays.

Described by English Heritage as “One of the most important buildings in Cumbria” of special architectural interest with many original features. There are currently 13 individually designed, charming guest rooms. Some have a four-poster bed, and all come with Smart internet TV, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, well stocked tea / coffee beverage tray. We can offer flexible bed options, with some Super King doubles can be presented as twin bedded rooms and additional sprung mattress sofa beds. Please note, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for our housekeepers to amend the standard double bed set up to twin rooms or for folding & sofa beds. Cubby Lodge is a self contained ground floor one bedroom apartment, a cozy "home from home" property.

Breakfast offers a varied choice of buffet items and a freshly cooked full English Breakfast. Locally sourced produce from Cumbrian suppliers has enabled us to maintain a Visit England breakfast award for many years. Dinner is currently unavailable. Please ask for details on local restaurants to dine, less than 3 miles approx. We are fully licensed with a range of reasonably priced beers, wines & spirits.

Moresby Hall enjoys a semi-rural setting but is still only 2 miles from the picturesque marina in the Georgian market town of Whitehaven. We are a short stroll from the Cumbrian Coastal walk and the shingle beach at Parton which provides the most beautiful sunsets for keen photographers.

Parton Rail Station is just a 10-minute walk from the property. Free car parking for guests leaving a vehicle when cycling the C2C route.

Guests requiring any information are welcome to contact Jane or David who will be delighted to assist. You can be assured of the warmest welcome at our family home for a happy and peaceful stay.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Moresby Hall has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 21, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Moresby Hall

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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  • Hi can you tell me please if breakfast is being served as 'normal? Thankyou
    We are serving our award winning breakfast as usual but all waiter service no buffet. There is also a breakfast picnic bag for the room if you prefer...
    Answered on July 13, 2020
  • Hi, do you cater for vegan/plant based diet?
    Yes, we can help with most dietary requirements but please advise in advance so we can offer some interesting and tasty options for vegan preferences
    Answered on July 6, 2020
  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?
    Easy stroll to Parton Beach approx 7 - 10 minutes, nice shingle beach with sea glass for collectors and nice view over the Solway of West Scotland coa...
    Answered on October 28, 2019
  • Hi Do you have family rooms that would accommodate 2 adults and two children. Kind regards, Donna Crowe
    Children aged 8 years and above, best check with me to ascertain which room best suits your needs. We can include two folding beds in some rooms and ...
    Answered on February 16, 2022
  • What are the chances you will have resumed catering for evening meals by June?
    We offer dining for private events (large group bookings, weddings, meetings). We are considering the options after the Spring for residents. There ...
    Answered on February 16, 2022
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Hosted by Jane & David

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Jane & David
Moresby name connects with a settler as early as 1150 taken from the ancient name “Morris”. The oldest part of the house has a spiral stone staircase, an ancient Pele tower. In medieval times they acquired large estates through conquest and marriage. *Christopher de Moresby fought at Agincourt, honoured with other knights by King Henry. Future Moresby’s swelled the family fortunes, vast estates and rights to 22 manors. Anne, Sir Christopher’s* great granddaughter was sole heiress. She married Sir Francis Weston who was famously executed by King Henry VIII, along with Queen Anne Boleyn. Moresby Hall was sold to The Fletchers, a local family and they owned Moresby for a 250 year period. William Fletcher entertained Mary, Queen of Scots during her sojourn in Cockermouth, prior to her imprisonment at Carlisle. He reputedly provided a length of cloth for a gown, as he was shocked at The Queen’s impoverished state. The Fletcher’s remodelled the front façade of the Hall. Primarily this is attributed to the eminent architect Inigo Jones, from the original design around 1617. The remains of the Moresby Roman Fort can be seen in the field adjacent to the Hall.
Jane and David Saxon welcome guests travelling for business or tourism. The emphasis is on relaxation, superb quality and genuine hospitality at their family home. Jane is a talented (self-taught) creative cook and also incorporates her love of flowers into the beautiful arrangements frequently on display. David uses his background in property development and maintenance to ensure this Grade I listed building has the TLC that is required to preserve it for future generations. This involves incorporating traditional building materials & methods and to that end he is self taught for many of the techniques required. As former Company Directors (with their commercial background) they have travelled extensively and included many innovative touches for their visitor's benefit. Moresby Hall is an oasis for guests who may not wish to stay in a large, impersonal or modern Hotel.
A few facts and information that might surprise you: •Whitehaven was featured in the Sunday Times list of Britain's top 10 seaside towns •Whitehaven was the first planned town since medieval times •In the mid 18th century, Whitehaven was used as a template for the expansion of New York •Sir John Rennie, who designed London Bridge, built Whitehaven's West Pier •Daniel Brocklebank, was based at Whitehaven and lived at Irton, founded the Brocklebank shipping line in 1770, which then became the Cunard Line. •Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels was kidnapped to Whitehaven as a child, and loved it ever afterwards •Whitehaven once supplied all of Dublin's coal •Whitehaven was once the main importer of tobacco on the West Coast •Whitehaven was one of biggest ports in the UK in 1700's, the town was the most important rum port and was once the third largest port in England •Until June 1998, Jefferson's; the oldest family run wine merchants in the country, still operated from their premises in Whitehaven. The property has now been transformed into The Rum Story Visitor Attraction •Brian Higgins, who wrote Cher's hit song 'Believe', comes from Whitehaven
Language spoken: English
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Amenities of Moresby Hall
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Beach
  • Horseback riding Off-site
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Moresby Hall takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 10:00 PM


6:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 10 are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

10 - 12 years
Extra bed by request
£30 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB American Express Moresby Hall accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Moresby Hall

  • Check-in at Moresby Hall is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Moresby Hall is 1.9 miles from the center of Whitehaven.

  • The prices at Moresby Hall may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Moresby Hall can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Moresby Hall by:

    • Car 3h 15min

  • Moresby Hall offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beach
    • Horseback riding