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.

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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

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Guest reviews


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  • Trevor
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Very friendly and helpful people in a historic building.
  • Mark`
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Real quirky Hotel with fabulous history. Obviously lived by the owners who do make you feel every at home.
  • Kerry
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    the history of this property is amazing and the decor to bring the rooms up to date is 2nd to none

Managed by Jane & David

Company review score: 9.3Based on 343 reviews from 1 property
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Company info

Jane and David Saxon welcomed guests travelling for business or tourism. The emphasis was on relaxation, superb quality and genuine hospitality at their family home.

Property info

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.

Neighborhood info

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

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Amenities of Moresby Hall
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • 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
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • 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 rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
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
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English

Property practices

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House rules

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From 4:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM



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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 10 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

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

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

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

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.