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.

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. Underskiddaw, Keswick, Guide price £1,500,000

An impressive Lakeland residence set on a private one-acre plot with incredible panoramic valley and fell views. White Stones is in a prime Lake District National Park location in the idyllic Bassenthwaite Valley.

The highlight of the property is a magnificent oak frame gabled wing with far-reaching views from the glazed entrance hall and first floor lounge. The ground floor extends out onto a superb elevated garden terrace, an enviable location for relaxing and entertaining. The area features seating areas and a hot tub overlooking the outstanding Lakeland scenery. A long sweeping driveway leads to parking areas and garages with beautiful landscaped grounds and woodland surrounding the property, to provide privacy and seclusion.

2. Kendal, Cumbria, Guide price £1,000,000

Foxdale is a prominent detached family home located on the outskirts of Kendal town, enjoying a raised position, stunning uninterrupted views over the town and hills beyond and a larger than average plot size of almost two acres.

This fantastic property was built in the 1930s and has served as a well-loved home to the same family for over 15 years. There is a sizeable loft space that could lend itself to further conversion if required, subject to relevant planning consents. The grounds of Foxdale encompass the property and boast open lawns, patios and natural woodland which is fantastic for family enjoyment of all ages. 

3. Brandlingill, Cockermouth, Guide price £1,200,000

A magnificent Lakeland country house set in beautiful private grounds with superb Lorton Valley and fell views. The land and grounds at Mansion House total around 10.5 acres, including a field, paddock and woodland area.

Behind the house is a sizeable stone barn with various stores and stabling with conversion potential. To the rear of the property is an incredible double height sun room, with a hot tub and doors that lead onto the garden patio - an ideal space for relaxing in stunning, private surroundings. 

Brandlingill is a peaceful hamlet in the North West Lake District National Park, surrounded by beautiful Lakeland countryside. Iconic fells, forests and lakes are all within easy reach, including Loweswater, Whinlatter Forest and the beautiful Lorton Valley.

4. Lupton, Cumbria, Guide price £1,250,000

This grand, stone-built property, commonly referred to as the ‘Chocolate Box House’, is believed to date back to the 1640s. The residence is abundant with original period features that have been sympathetically restored during an extensive renovation, merging seamlessly with modern connotations to provide a stunning and elegant family home. 

The property sits within a plot of approximately one acre with beautifully kept formal and informal gardens that include neat lawns, a secret wildlife garden and an enclosed duck pond. Set across three floors, each room offers stunning views of uninterrupted rolling countryside and the nearby Farleton Knott. 

5. High Lorton, Cockermouth, Guide price £995,000

Broomlands is a magnificent late Victorian country house located in the idyllic Lakeland village of High Lorton, surrounded by iconic Lake District fells, lakes and forest.

This magnificent residence is set in a plot of around one acre of private grounds featuring glorious gardens, a paddock and stable building. The superb family home was built in the 1880s in the classic Victorian style with grand proportions, high ceilings and large windows bathing the rooms in light. 

6. Newbiggin-on-Lune, Kirkby Stephen, Asking price £950,000

Lane Hall is a remarkable country residence in a rural setting on the edge of the Howgill Fells. The substantial property is beautifully presented with period features throughout. The grounds total around 2.5 acres, including a grand tree-lined driveway and wonderful gardens. 

The home was built around 1850 for local businessman John Hewetson and no expense was spared on the house. Many original features remain such as Italian marble fireplaces and Palladian style door surrounds.

The residence is located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is within easy reach of the M6, A66 and the Lake District. 

7. Grange, Keswick, Guide price £1,250,000

This exceptional Lakeland home features superb living spaces, beautiful gardens and breath-taking views of the surrounding fells and Derwentwater. Tor House is set on an elevated plot on the outskirts of the picturesque riverside village of Grange in the Borrowdale Valley.

The traditional Lakeland slate country house dates back to the late Victorian era. The residence has recently been extensively renovated and is now a stylish and luxurious family home with underfloor heating on all floors. The property offers a number of garden areas with beautiful mature plants and trees, including Wysteria, Lilacs, Azalea, rambling Clematis and a Magnolia tree. 

8. Dufton, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Guide price £700,000

Dufton Hall is an opulent Grade II Listed country house with a self-contained two-bedroom apartment, located in the delightful Eden Valley conservation village of Dufton, at the foot of the Pennine landscapes. 

Enjoying superb views of the valleys and surrounding countryside from the upper floors, it is a historic home dating back to the 17th century, once owned by the famous Greystoke family. Impressive classical features can be found throughout the Hall, including a fine carved stone porticoed entrance, oak panelling, ornate plasterwork and a showstopping oak staircase. 

The home is located 12 miles from the Lake District National Park. 

9. Tunstall, Lancashire, Guide price £950,000

Located in the heart of the sought-after village of Tunstall, the Old Vicarage is a grand Grade II Listed detached residence that dates back in parts to 1680. The elegant family home has been sympathetically extended and updated over time, most recently with a modern extension and conversion of the outhouses by the present owners. 

The property offers a spacious and versatile living space that flows effortlessly throughout. Enveloped by formal gardens that extend into a generous paddock, the ground amount to approximately 2.6 acres. The house will appeal to those with equestrian interests with a single stable already in place. 

10. Watermillock, Penrith, Guide price £850,000

A traditional Lakeland farmhouse located in an idyllic fell side setting, just over one mile from Ullswater. Tongue House has nine acres of land and is surrounded by beautiful grounds and far-reaching panoramic views. Adjoining the house is a two-bedroom cottage.

The Grade II Listed property is situated in a peaceful rural location at the foot of Little Mell Fell, surrounded by stunning countryside. The area offers an idyllic lifestyle, with a wealth of iconic fells and walks on the doorstep and Ullswater lake just over one mile away with marinas and yacht clubs.


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

10th Apr 2019

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