£3000 - £6000 for Venue Hire
Up to 130
5 Bedrooms
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COVID-19 Update
We are taking bookings for venue viewings and socially distanced weddings in 2020. We are also taking bookings for viewings and bigger weddings for 2021 and 2022 so do get in touch!
The Hayloft boasts a truly spectacular setting - with breathtaking views of Lorton Valley and the Lakeland Fells. A wonderfully dramatic backdrop to a fantastic wedding occasion.
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
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
01:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Food and Drink

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


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

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Cultural Specialists

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 The Hayloft 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
Adele & Simon
Married in September 2020
November 2020
Thank you for your help in this journey
Hi Hazel, I hope you are well. I am contacting you to arrange our refund please for the wedding on September 12th. As per your last email, very little has changed the government guidelines still only offer a wedding of 30 or less, with social distancing measures in place (which to me doesn't sound like a very fun wedding)! I'm sorry it has come to this, obviously we chose your venue because we saw something special, the lakes, the views, the rooms...what more could you ask for it is just such a shame that unfortunately we cannot go ahead. I'd like to thank you for your help in this journey, and wish you all the best for the future - hopefully you will be back doing what you love very soon
Married in August 2020
November 2020
Thank you again for how easy you have made all of this
Thanks for calling us yesterday - we just wanted to say thank you again for how easy you have made all of this for us, we really appreciate everything you've done for us. We also appreciate you letting us have the wedding on the Friday so that we can have all of our original suppliers - we are so lucky to have everyone we originally wanted. I have sent the £400 as agreed. I will talk to everyone to clarify if they want to stay the Wednesday night but me and Alex would love to stay from the 16th - 20th and the other 8 will stay at least from the 17th - 20th. Please let us know if you want any payment for the accommodation in advance - we would be happy to do this. When all of this settles down we would love to come to have a look at the new Cartshed for consideration of hiring also please for the additional £1000. Please see updated booking form - let me know if you need me to do anything else!
Married in July 2020
November 2020
Thanks so so much for being so flexible
Thanks so so much for being so flexible the last few days so we could book a new date for our wedding. Bring on the 9th January!!
Andrea & Stu
Married in July 2020
November 2020
You have been extremely kind!
Thank you so much for your time earlier, hopefully we helped make the queuing at Sainsbury’s go quicker! As you know we are worried about our early Sept wedding date this year, with Stu & I bot having parents and the best man in the extremely vulnerable group and the likeliness of us being able to have them with us and also the likely measures that will be needed for social distancing. You have been extremely kind with your offer to let us postpone to next year and having talked about it, we would like to take that offer up. If you have any Saturdays next year (we know June is the earliest as we go past winter and spring) in either June ideally or September we are happy to transfer to a Saturday and pay any additional costs for this. We had hoped to avoid July & August, however if there is nothing left in June or Sept for Saturdays, we will consider Tuesdays in the school holidays next year. Once we know what options you have available, we will reach out to all of our suppliers and hopefully be able to get everything confirmed.
Hannah & Sam
Married in July 2020
November 2020
Thank you for all your support
Thank you for all your support throughout all of this madness. We have put a lot of thought into our plans to get married at New House Farm, Lorton, Cockermouth 16.2.21. We have booked you in for Tuesday 16th February 2021 and pencilled you in for Tuesday 15th February 2022. We have now made the decision to fully postpone until Tuesday 15th February 2022. Thank you for holding this date for us and we are looking forward to working with you in, hopefully, in better times.
Married in July 2020
November 2020
Cannot thank you enough!
Hazel, cannot thank you enough. This time of year with four children to think of also is tough enough, we are so happy you are able to help our situation
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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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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 your venue in 5 adjectives.

Fun, stress free, bespoke, vintage, happy.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

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 your venue?

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 your venue's 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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