Old black and white photo of Stone Cross Mansion's hall.

The History of
Stone Cross Mansion

Stone Cross Mansion was originally built in 1874 for Myles Kennedy a wealthy and prosperous local businessman.

Designed by James Wright Grundy, Stone Cross Mansion was built in an intricate Gothic Scottish Baronial style by James Garden over a five-year period between 1874 and 1879 as the Kennedy family home.

Becoming a designated Grade II listed building in 1986 reflecting its importance as one of Cumbria’s grandest buildings.

Photo of Stone Cross Mansion's Hall, stairways and paintings.

The Refurbishment

Between 2016 and 2021 Stone Cross Mansion underwent a six year long, extensive refurbishment from its stone foundations right up to its brand-new multifaceted roof and everything in between.

This multi-million pound project saw a team of craftsmen and women not only restore the Mansion’s structure and intricate finishes to its former glory, but also incorporated all the latest building and regulatory features.

Ranging from high speed cable internet, a modern elevator, energy efficient heat exchangers, multiple layers of acoustic and thermal insulation, security systems, cameras, alarms, bespoke ventilation systems, double glazing and many other technical enhancements.

All designed to provide the advantages of luxury modern day comfortable living combined with the unique experience of a meticulously restored Grade II listed historic building.

Stone Cross Mansion's facade

Stone Cross
Mansion Today

Today Stone Cross Mansion offers a collection of 19 unique apartments that have been completely rebuilt and remodelled to offer luxurious holiday accommodation. These spacious self-contained two and three bedroom apartments range in size from over 800 square feet to just under 2,000 square feet.

Wherever possible the original architectural features of the building have been rescued and restored, ensuring that each apartment retains as much of the original character as possible while incorporating modern luxury designer bathrooms and kitchens equipped with quartz worktops, integrated appliances, induction hobs, washer dryers, and wine fridges.

The interiors are styled and furnished by interior designer Jessica Herman working in collaboration with Red Brick Mill and the bespoke fabric finishes, blinds and curtains along with the built in cabinetry undertaken by Mirmac Interiors.

In addition the Mansion itself has an impressive 8,000 square feet of communal space incorporating the Grand Imperial Staircase and Gothic Arched Walkway topped by an elaborate glass ceiling skylight.

A traditional slate bed pool and snooker table as well as a table football and various other games are available for guests to enjoy.

Drone photo of Stone Cross Mansion and the garden.

The Grounds & Gardens

Set in over four acres of formal and informal gardens with a wonderful tree lined drive the Mansion is less than a five-minute walk to the centre of Ulverston on the southern edge of the Lake District.

From Stone Cross Mansion’s beautiful grounds and certain Mansion rooms your view encompasses the waters of Morecambe Bay, the rolling fells of the Lake District and the famous Hoad Hill Monument built in 1850.