New House Farm, The Lake District

£3,000 - £6,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 130
5 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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The Hayloft & Cart Shed boast a truly spectacular setting - with breathtaking views of Lorton Valley and the Lakeland Fells. A wonderfully dramatic backdrop to a fantastic wedding occasion.
New House Farm, The Lake District Pricing & Costs

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We offer The Hayloft as a dry hire venue and The Cart Shed as ready to go venue. We have accommodation for 10 guests on site in 5 deluxe ensuite bedrooms, with a full english breakfast served each day @ £900 in total per night, in addition to the venue hire prices. We can guide to towards other local accommodation in the area. We have a suggested suppliers list, but you can choose whichever supplier you prefer to help you on your special day. We are available for advice/help from the moment you book to the moment you leave.
What is included in this pricing:
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Guest accommodation included
New House Farm, The Lake District Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Disabled Access

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

New House Farm, The Lake District Full Description
To create your dream wedding you require a fairytale location. New House Farm situated in the stunning Lorton valley and surrounded by the Lakeland Fells is that unique and special place. Originally built in 1650, New House Farm has retained many of its original features but combines them with a touch of elegance and sophistication to create an atmosphere of a bygone era. Sitting rooms with open log fires, individually designed bedrooms with heavenly beds, delicious duvets and wonderful changing views go to create this unique private venue. The secluded gardens, babbling brooks, enchanting pond and stunning Lake District scenery add the finishing touches to a fairytale wedding and provide the perfect backdrop for memorable romantic photographs. The wedding receptions are held in The Hayloft of an original Lakeland barn which has been restored to the highest standards with traditional materials. Bright and airy with a graceful combination of rustic chic and modern facilities the oak beams are offset by the natural exposed stone walls. The Hayloft can cater for up to 130 people with the added benefit of having its own professional kitchen. This stunning blank canvas allows you to put your style and mark on your special day. Exclusive use will provide you with two nights of accommodation in our bespoke country house. New House Farm is a perfect location for your winter wedding. Surrounded by stunning scenery, rolling hills that go on for miles, what better setting could you ask for of crisp snow-topped mountains and glistening waters. Our winter weddings run from November until mid-March, at a reduced costing. For smaller weddings we offer a mid-week wedding package which is available at a reduced cost. You will have access to the barn from Sunday Afternoon until your special day to decorate how you please. For intimate weddings with up to 20, our licensed room within our country house will create the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Hazel
We look forward to showing you around New House Farm and hope that we are your PERFECT venue!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Amii and Tristan
Happy couple married in December
January 2024
An incredible day supported by a wonderful team
My partner and I got married at New House Farm in December and we couldn't have imagined a better venue. Hazel and her team were so helpful and reassuring throughout the planning and were so adaptable to make sure we could run the wedding we wanted in the way we wanted it! Hazel was a wonderful host and went above and beyond on the morning of the big day to make sure myself and the bridal crew were all fed and caffeinated, and the rest of the team looking after us ran everything so wonderfully, there expertise alleviated so much potential stress so we could just enjoy the moment. Despite the inevitable winter rain on the day, the venue and it's amazing surroundings still shone through and was a perfect backdrop. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend New House Farm to any couple as a dream location to tie the knot!
Katie and James
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
Again, we can’t thank you enough for everything...
Dear Hazel, Joanne, Chelsea and all the wonderful NHF Team we had the pleasure of meeting, Again, we can’t thank you enough for everything, it was the perfect day. Our guests are still recalling stories and laughs whenever we see them, and we’ve just had our photos back and made up some albums; they look unreal we are so pleased. We will be sure to stop in for a cuppa whenever we are driving past! All the best for the future and see you soon All our love, Kati
Harry and Charlotte
Happy couple married in July
July 2023
Absolutely Incredible
We recently held our wedding here and from the moment we arrived Hazel had everything covered. The day itself was absolutely seamless and I have no doubt we owe that to Hazel and her team, who were working hard behind the scenes to orchestrate our perfect day and thanks to them, the beautiful scenery and venue itself, it really was everything we dreamed of and more. The bed and breakfast side of the weekend was fantastic and we can’t wait to pop back for a weekend away as soon as possible. We’ve had so many compliments on the venue and the surroundings from guests, if you’re looking for a venue that feels like home and is completely yours, this is the one for you. I wish we could do it all over again!
Mr & Mrs Rickwood-Smith
Happy couple married in June
August 2023
The most magical day!
Where do I begin! We got married on the most perfect summers day at the beginning of June. From the first time we viewed New House Farm, we knew there was no where else that could compare. Hazel’s enthusiasm for all things wedding is amazing, she is there to help you at every step of the way, any question you have in the planning stages she will answer it, and can offer advice on how others have done things if you are stuck for a little inspiration! When it came to setting up our day we knew Hazel and her team were on hand for anything we needed, even down to when I needed some extra icing for my cake, she popped out to get this for me to help keep me calm! Truly there isn’t anything she wouldn’t do to accommodate all of her guests. On the day she was there to ensure the day went without a hitch, and everything ran smoothly from start to finish! The venue itself is stunning, you need to see it to appreciate it’s beauty, and the grounds are spectacular for all those candid wedding shots! We had the most perfect day, and all of our friends and family have not stopped raving about how spectacular the venue was, and how they had never been to a wedding more beautiful than ours. We can’t recommend New House Farm as your wedding venue enough, it truly is the best!
Rebecca and Jonathan
Happy couple married in April
April 2023
Thank you SO much....
Thank you SO much for making our small wedding the most perfect day we could have wished for. We have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of planning and having our stress free wedding at New House Farm. You guys are really awesome :) and we were thoroughly looked after! Lots of love, Mr and Mrs Mosshead
Greg and Deb
Happy couple married in April
April 2023
We're so grateful that we found New House Farm!
We wanted to say thank you, so so much, for everything you did to make our day so special last Friday. You, Joanne, Chelsea and all the staff thought of everything and helped us with so many things that we hadn't even thought of! We're so grateful that we found New House Farm; it's such a special place and we'll always have incredible memories of a wonderful day.
New House Farm, The Lake District Location & Contact Details


Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9UU, England

Travel Notes

By car Some Sat Navs take you a very strange way and in fact lead you to a farmhouse four fields away. Sadly, in the countryside you can’t rely on being taken straight to the correct door. Postcodes will get you to the general vicinity and some even mange to bring you straight here, but they seem to go berserk about a couple of miles out. Bring back the good old map I say! Try Google Map searching for ‘New House Farm’ and the post code ‘CA13 9UU’ and that should work. Otherwise For anyone travelling from the North or South, exit at junction 40 of the M6 and head west to Keswick and Cockermouth on the A66. The road bypasses Keswick and about 2 miles further on there is a road going left over Whinlatter Pass on the B5289 which takes you over to Lorton. Continue along this road for about 4 miles until the T junction then head left for Lorton – the SAT NAV will try to tempt you off to the left down various narrow roads before you get to this T junction – do not be tempted. Do not take any further turnings, just follow the road. Carry on through the bottom end of Lorton and down the valley for about 2 miles. New House Farm is on the left-hand side with a Cumberland or a St George flag flying (depending on how I am feeling). There is a big sign for New House Farm, a large barn, an off-white house edge in black and probably horses or sheep in the field. By train The nearest Railway Station is Penrith and the journey by car from there takes between 30 and 40 minutes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at New House Farm, The Lake District?

Each and every wedding at New House Farm is magical. We love to get to know our clients and to see all the planning coming together on that very special day is SO rewarding!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Have FUN!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

The bride's horse greeting the happy newlyweds as they exit The Hayloft.

Describe New House Farm, The Lake District in 5 adjectives

Fun, stress free, bespoke, vintage, happy.

Where’s the best photo spot at New House Farm, The Lake District?

We are surrounded by fabulous views including Crummock Water and the Buttermere valley just a few minutes away.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at New House Farm, The Lake District?

Yes but I'm not telling as I won't get another if I do!!

What’s your favourite canapé?

All of them - ha ha.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

If I really had to choose then it would be a hog roast

What is New House Farm, The Lake District most unique feature?

Totally unspoilt vintage Hayloft and surrounding countryside.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The happiness that it creates each time we host a wedding.

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