In the old Cumbrian language, a Samling is a gathering of people. In modern Cumbria, the house called the Samling stays true to the spirit of its name. The difference is that the gathering will be all yours. Because for a night, a weekend or a week, for however long you’re there, the Samling will be your very own, private country house and estate. It has ten bedrooms, deep comfort and service so good that you hardly notice it. It’s full of charm, history and character, but when you need the 21st Century, you have it at your fingertips.
The property is situated in sixty acres of the most beautiful land in the British Isles. You can use the Samling for work, play, special occasions and anything that falls between. Of course, after you’ve been here once, the place itself is the reason you’ll come back.
There are ten very different suites which can accommodate up to 20 guests in sublime luxury. Open fires, dramatic fabrics, soft Egyptian cottons and fine furniture cleverly absorb the necessary essentials of today’s life - personal faxes, CD players, TV and videos.
If your purpose is to confer, you will find no better place to do so than the Samling at Dovenest. We offer all the facilities you would expect of the very best conference centres, including a theatre, a studio and a panel of experts you can call on should you require them. However, the greatest enticement to the corporate world is the exclusivity of The Samling. You share it only amongst yourselves - no distractions, no restrictions and no strangers.