The House is a Grade II-listed building which was originally a vicarage dating back at least four hundred years, and the first Markham came here in 1828 as vicar of Morland. His daughter and son-in-law subsequently bought the house from the Church and enlarged it considerably, taking in barns from two sides, and turning it into their family home. It now retains its late Victorian character with the downstairs rooms panelled in dark oak and traditionally decorated.
The large Drawing Room has a log fire and a Bechstein Boudoir Grand Piano for those with a musical streak. French windows look out onto the Rose Garden.
Breakfast is served in the Dining Room, which is also where evening meals are served, should you choose to have one.
A sofa and armchairs are gathered around a wood-burning stove in the Inner Hall, welcoming travellers on cold winter evenings and walkers returning from the fells.
We have our own dogs, and well-behaved dogs are very welcome as long as they remain downstairs. Please mention them when you book, and bring food for them. They must sleep in a designated area or in your car.
Wifi and Phone
Morland's rural location results in poor mobile phone reception. You can use the house phone free to call UK landlines. There is a free wireless broadband connection, which is available from some part of most bedrooms, and from any room downstairs.
There is an integrated fire alarm system throughout the whole house, with smoke and heat sensors in the rooms and along the passages. If a fire starts anywhere in the house, the alarms sound from every sensor. Smoking is not allowed in any part of the house.
Morland House is old, with an eccentric character. The ground and first floors have several levels, with a few steps between, and many rooms and passages have rugs rather than fitted carpets. The garden is also on several levels, which adds greatly to its interest but steps and paths can be slippery and uneven. Guests are requested to take care. A full access statement is available on request.