Built in 1880, Summerhill is has been lovingly modernised by Steve and Ali Bramall providing a lovely home with a mixture of period features and contemporary decor.
It's in a fabulous position at the foot of the Howgill Fells, just across the road from Sedbergh School and two minutes walk from the centre of the town.
Eating and drinking
We enjoy giving you a memorable experience as guests in our home. There are always some homemade cakes or scones when you arrive and depending on the weather, you can eat them outside in the garden or in the sitting room .
I like to pull out all the stops for breakfast. The Granola and bread are homemade, and a big hit on the customer satisfaction stakes - it has turned many to rejecting the mass produced versions for good. There is always a fruit salad and in summer there are raspberries from the garden. I like to put the granola in a bowl with fresh fruit and ladle yoghurt on top. Our rhubarb grows in profusion, so it makes an appearance as jam or freshly stewed. I use eggs from the farm up the road, which taste wonderful. The bacon and sausages are produced locally but I haven't yet got into growing our own mushrooms. For anyone going up a hill after breakfast, I like to slip in a potato cake and some slow-cooked tomatoes for extra fuel. We keep a wide range of teas and coffees.
If you are Vegetarian, you're in good company, as Steve is too. Just let me know if you want to avoid a particular type of food.
Getting a good night's sleep is important, so on top of the good, firm mattress is an Egyptian cotton sheet. The duvets and pillows are down and feather; although I can bring out the synthetic version if needed. There are hot drink making facilities in each room and you can take a jug of fresh milk to bed with you (if you're lonely), or help yourself from the fridge.
For that extra touch, there are lovely dressing gowns and toiletries from the Bath House, a wonderful business based in Sedbergh.
There are no televisions in the bedrooms as I think that its rather nice to be able to hear the quiet, with the extras of bird song and bleating sheep. You're welcome to use the sitting room and watch the television there.
As well as running Summerhill, I have a training and coaching business, Integration, www.integration.uk.com. As a result of being very busy, I've decided I need to ask for a minimum stay of two nights and apologise in advance to those people who want a one night stay.