Peace & quiet and plenty of space for your family get-together in an unspoilt Eden village


Artistic from outside the property A Grade 2* listed building, the Old Rectory is built round a 14th century Pele Tower, designed to resist the Border Raiders.

Whilst still retaining its original architectural features it has been sensitively modernised to provide 6 bedrooms, entrance hall, elegant drawing room, TV lounge, fully-equipped living kitchen and a sensational 650 year-old barrel-vaulted dining room. Above this is a snooker room with a Tudor fireplace and full size snooker table.

There’s a lawn/play space to the front, plus off-road parking in a gated drive.

The village has a church, two chapels, a small primary school, a playground, Asby Beck, St Helen’s Well, Asby Hall, the Alms Houses, and a picturesque sprawl of cottages and farms. If you fancy a break from self-catering then the friendly village pub, The Three Greyhounds serves excellent pub grub at weekends - phone 017683 51428 for availability.

HallWalks from the village take you to the renowned Great Asby Scar limestone pavements (a must for geologists and botanists), Rutter Falls, Gaythorne Hall and Goodlie Hill. Priests Lane, starting at the Old Rectory, takes you over peaceful picturesque fields to Sunbiggin Tarn and Little Asby via a network of recognised footpaths.

By road, Kendal & the South Lakes, Kirkby Stephen & the Dales, Appleby & the spectacular Settle-Carlisle railway, and Penrith & the North Lakes are all within easy reach. Yet Great Asby isn’t en route to anywhere, so there’s little traffic through the village.

We still 'reserve' the Rectory for our own family get-togethers for 6 or 7 weeks each year, so we can spread out and remember how comfortable a big house can be.

We think you’ll like the house and the village as much as we do!


Ground floor

  • Hall with open fire
  • Drawing room with open fire
  • TV lounge / library with open fire
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen (seats 12) with oil-fired Rayburn, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Shower room, WC & washbasin
  • Drying machine in outhouse.

First floor

  • 2 double bedrooms with en suite
  • 2 double bedrooms with washbasin
  • Twin bedroom with washbasin
  • Double bedroom
  • Family bathroom
  • Snooker room

* A cot, high chair and stair gate can be included if arranged in advance.

Due to the cleaning requirements of this large house we can't accept dogs, however well-behaved. Sorry.

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