Country houses for sale

The best 5 houses for sale in the Lake District

If you long to live in the Lake District, take a look at five of our favourite country houses for sale in the area, from Lake Windermere to Derwent Water

Charming period Farmhouse with holiday let

Outrun Nook (above) is an 18th Century farmhouse with two-bedroom barn conversion, outbuildings, gardens and land extending to around two acres. There is planning permission  to extend the main house to the barn in order to make one large dwelling if required.

The main property has lots of period charm and offers beamed ceilings and tiled floors. There are three beautiful reception rooms – some with wood burner – three bedrooms and a bespoke breakfast kitchen which is reached via the pretty living room. The conservatory makes the most of the views, while the snug is a useful family room.

Outside, the gardens are full of mature plants, shrubs and trees and an outbuilding has potential for conversion. The two paddocks that bring the land in total to around two acres, and there is a small stream one can hear from the decking. The eco-barn is currently run as a very successful two-bedroom holiday let.

The train station at Windermere provides a 15 minute connection to the west coast mainline at Oxenholme. Kendal is around seven miles.

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The guide price is £995,000.

Modern country house on Lake Windermere
Modern house on lake windermere

Set in just-under-three acres of landscaped gardens with views out to Lake Windermere, Calm Waters was built in 2002 with the Lakeland fells in the background.

Inside, the airy galleried entrance hall leads to the luxury kitchen, and the spacious reception rooms; bedroom accommodation includes the master suite and guest suite plus two further double bedrooms. The indoor swimming pool and leisure area flows through to the sun terrace which overlooks the boathouse on the shore.

A Jacuzzi has views over the lake and the mountains, while the extensive formal landscaped gardens and grounds include a small private beach and a natural meadow/paddock. The gardens come to two acres.

Bowness on Windermere is just three miles, while Oxenholme is 14 miles.

The guide price is £4.75m.

Classic Lakeland farmhouse
Lake District farmhouse for sale
Set on the edge of the village of Crosthwaite, and with 37 acres of meadow and pasture, Mirk Howe is a stone-built farmhouse which has undergone comprehensive renovation and refurbishment.

The versatile layout includes reception rooms with oak floors, beams and log burning stoves together with four well-sized bedrooms. In addition there is a valid planning consent to develop an extension to the rear adding further bedroom accommodation, and the outbuildings offer an opportunity to further develop.

In addition to the stone barn there an adjacent range of sound modern farm buildings could be suitable for conversion to a range of loose boxes and stabling for an equestrian buyer.

The popular village of Crosthwaite is positioned to the south of Bowness and Windermere, and west of Kendal. Oxenholme, with its high speed connection to London Euston, is approximately 20 minutes by car.

The guide price is £1.495m.

Lake Windermere period property

Lake Windermere period property
With its elevated position on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, Hollinfield is set in around two acres of gardens and private grounds.

Accommodation is set out on two levels and includes two reception rooms, the dining hall, breakfast kitchen, five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Full-height windows make the most of the light and there are doors out to the wide terraces and pathways amongst the gardens, which lead down to the water. The property comes with with around 115 yards of frontage, a wet dock boathouse and a jetty.

Hollinfield is just three miles from Bowness-on-Windermere which has great facilities for sailing and good shops and restaurants.

The guide price is £2.95m.

Derwent Water country house

Derwent water country house

Overlooking Derwent Water with views of the Lake towards the Skiddaw mountains, Brackenburn offers spacious accommodation  including a splendid galleried reception hallway, and a drawing room with French doors leading to the garden. The dining room also has French doors leading outside, a study and a modern fitted kitchen.

Upstairs, the master suite has French doors leading to the rear garden, while the guest suite and two further double bedrooms make up the remaining bedrooms. There is also a family bathroom upstairs.

The gardens come to nearly two acres and have been lovingly cared for by the present owners, who have been in  the property for over 20 years. Keswick is five miles and Ambleside 22 miles.

The guide price is £1.45m.

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