Home on the Lakes: The Best Properties in the Lake District

Home on the Lakes: The Best Properties in the Lake District

Are you considering moving to greener pastures? The Lake District might be the spot for you.

It has just been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, comparing it to world wonders such as the Grand Canyon and Taj Mahal. This surge in attention could bolster property prices over the coming years, so it's a great time to invest.

From Beatrix Potter to John Ruskin, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has attracted plenty of notable names. Read on to see some of the best properties the Lake District has to offer.


1. The Old Vicarage, Colton, £850,000

The Old Vicarage is a stunning country house built in 1874, in an idyllic setting within the Lake District National Park. The property has been comprehensively and tastefully refurbished to create a very appealing five-bedroom, two-bathroom family home on a generous garden plot of approximately one acre. 

The house is packed full of original features including fireplaces, cornicing and mouldings and the property benefits from having a sunny aspect on a quiet country lane, in a charming position overlooking the Colton valley. To the rear of the property is a cottage garden with a summer house and a small orchard to the side, all enclosed within a traditional Lakeland stone wall. 


2. Meadow Brow, Grasmere, £1,995,000

Meadow Brow is a unique property located a magical setting amongst Lakeland gardens and grounds with views of the Vale of Grasmere. The home is a traditional and delightful five-bedroom residence finished to an exceptional quality, with the added advantage of two attached self-contained two-bedroom apartments, detached triple garage and a further detached cottage with the opportunity to convert it.


3. Fell End Cottage, Ghyll Head, £875,000

Fell End Cottage is located on the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, close to Ghyll Head Tarn and just 3 miles south of the popular resort of Bowness. This lovely home enjoys a gently elevated and tranquil woodland setting, with large mature gardens, ample parking and multi-car garaging and workshop. 

The main house dates from 1930 and was extended in recent times by the current vendors to include a rather interesting and rare eyebrow dormer to take full advantage of the fine views from the master suite. Deceptively spacious, Fell End Cottage offers a rare opportunity to re-model the current accommodation to create a unique Lakeland retreat.



4. 4 Briery Close, Windermere, £1,450,000

Occupying the most substantial part of the main building at this exclusive development, 4 Briery Close is steeped in history and enjoys an abundance of beautiful original features. This magnificent four-bedroom home overlooks a private area of lawn, and across Lake Windermere to the mountains beyond. Situated in a wonderfully elevated position above the eastern shores of the largest of the lakes, this property is all you could dream of when looking for a home in the Lake District.


5. Grasmere, Cumbria, Grasmere, £895,000

A most delightful home occupying the principal portion of a former gentleman's residence on the periphery of the popular Lake District village of Grasmere. Boasting three en-suite double bedrooms, two reception rooms and a delightful breakfast kitchen, in addition to a superb cellar.
This home is ideal as either a permanent residence or holiday home that can be ‘locked up and left’. Filled with beautiful ornate Victorian features, including hand carved panelling, parquet flooring and intricate plaster detailing. The property provides a real flavour of the period whilst benefiting from modern fixtures and fittings.



6. Cheskin House, Newbiggen-on-Lune, £585,000

Cheskin House is an exceptional Georgian residence with gated grounds, situated on the northern edge of the Howgill Fells in the beautiful Eden Valley. It combines traditional styling and features with stylish contemporary decor and fittings, creating a luxurious and comfortable period property, with modern day additions which include a wine studio, fernery and Georgian style conservatory. Cheskin House is superbly located between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, and has been utilised in part by the owner offering luxury bed and breakfast with dining.



7. Thistlewood Tower, Dalston, £580,000

One of the loveliest homes in the Lake District, this tower has a fascinating history and has been sympathetically restored with period features and details of impeccable quality throughout. This unique property also benefits from a number of modern day additions, including under floor heating, an award-winning garden room extension and a converted Byre annex. The property is approached via a private wooded drive, leading into a courtyard with parking areas, an open fronted garage and workshop.



8. The Hallows, Bowscar, £425,000

The Hallows is a unique three-bedroom converted chapel with a circular tower room, modern day kitchen extension and a large detached garage. The property has a good-sized garden to the rear and sits in a peaceful countryside setting. The original chapel was built in the late 19th Century as a private chapel for the nearby Manor House. 



9. Crow’s Nest, Matterdale End, £530,000

Are you looking for a piece of history? Crow’s Nest is a traditional Cumbrian longhouse with some rooms believed to date back to the 16th Century. Around ten years ago, the property underwent a major renovation, to include new wiring, plumbing, heating systems. Structural improvements and alterations were carried out sympathetically and in accordance with the Grade II Listing. 

The property has a wealth of beautiful and unique period features offering a fascinating glimpse of its history. The main entrance leads to a spacious and welcoming farmhouse style kitchen. There is ample space for a dining table and the delightful period features include exposed beams and a stone food preparation sconce.


10. The Old Vicarage, Witherslack, £1,250,000

Set within the Lake District National Park, the Old Vicarage is a stunning country house which has been comprehensively and tastefully refurbished to create a very appealing five-bedroom, three-bathroom family home together with an adjoining three-bedroom cottage on a generous garden plot of approximately one acre. It has a charming position overlooking the village green and church within this sought after south Lakeland village, ideally located for access to the lakes, Cartmel and further afield.

Interested in seeing these homes in person? Contact our offices in the Lake District to arrange a viewing. 

  

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