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The Hyning Estate - History

The Hyning Estate - History

The word "Hyning" is an ancient Norse word meaning a small field or enclosure. The former farmhouse with an extensive range of traditional farm buildings, now converted into a number of dwellings, occupy a central position within the original enclosure, which extends to about 1 acre.

This highly desirable country retreat is mentioned in the book "Ancient Monuments of Westmorland" which states that there used to be panelling in the farmhouse with the initials and date T.Y.E. 1678. A local expert in stone buildings has dated the outside stonework of the main room to be approximately 360 years old.

Built in a traditional local manner with random stone walls and slated roofs, there are sandstone quoin stones adding to the character & appeal. Other features include impressive beams and an inglenook fireplace in the lounge, planked and latched doors and an oak mezzanine.


Hyning under previous Owners

Old Hyning Photograph

Early Recent Owner

Hyning in 1992

"Hyning Cottages"


We purchased Hyning in 2009 and subsequently drew up plans to develop it into a number of luxurious "green" self-catering holiday cottages and completed the development in 2013. We had no suitable water supply so the first task was to drill for water.

The early phases of the Development ...

Drilling for Water

Plans - 3D Computer Model

Demolition of The Byre


Our emphasis has been on Quality combined with Sustainability so all the dwellings are equipped with extremely high levels of insulation and are heated by a combination of Ground Source Heat and Solar Thermal Panels backed by MVHR (Heat Recovery Systems). 


Completing tour Grand Design ...

The new Byre and Barn Extension underway

Just some of the Insulation used ...

Solar Panels and Landscaping

Preparing the Ground Source Heat Pump Loop

The result is now a collection of luxurious linked dwellings that will have a negligible impact on their environment. The selection of high quality materials and fittings also means there will be a reduced requirement for maintenance and much less churn on bathrooms, kitchens & appliances (so less old equipment going to landfill).

Archived articles from our "News"...


Autumn & Winter Events
Autumn & Winter Events

Book now for Christmas & New Year

The Patio @ Reception
Closure of The Bar
Closure of The Bar

Closure of The Bar in The Byre ...

Cumbria Tourism Awards 2014
Cumbria Tourism Awards 2014

Runners Up and "Highly Commended" finalists in Cumbria's Self-Catering Holiday of the Year Award 2014