SIR - Having read your interesting article describing the lovely gardens surrounding Parcevall Hall, I wanted to add a note for your readers about the Hall itself.

Although the Hall is not open for tours or passing visitors, it is open for bookings by secular as well as religious groups.

We welcome day groups, private residential guests and groups all year round.

Our programme includes residential singing, walking, sewing, art and literature events, alongside regular retreats focussed on the Church calendar.

Dating back to the 1580s, the Hall is a charming Grade II* listed building with 17 comfortable bedrooms. Our guests are assured a warm welcome and very good food!

If your readers would like to find out more, there are full details on our website at, or they can call us on 01756 720213.

Jo Craven, Warden, Parcevall Hall