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6 bedroom house for sale

Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria

Guide Price £3,500,000

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A magnificent Victorian mansion on the western shore of Derwentwater, in a glorious position surrounded by some of the best-loved Lakeland Fells.

A magnificent Victorian mansion with stunning main reception rooms and six bedrooms, four letting apartments, formal gardens, parkland mature woodland and long lake frontage.

In all about 23 acres (9.3 hectares)

Lingholm forms part of a larger sale. Extending to 34.46 acres (13.94 hectares) in total, the whole is available with a guide price of £6,500,000 and includes a fine second house with extensive grounds and lake frontage, lodge house, gamekeepers house and bungalow with redevelopment potential. Each of the subsidiary houses are also available to be bought by the purchaser of Lingholm, giving the opportunity to assemble a bespoke and compact rural estate in this truly stunning location.

Lingholm lies in the heart of the northern Lake District, in a dramatic location with the Lakeland Fells of Skiddaw to the north, Castlerigg and High Seat to the east and the Newlands Round to the south and west, taking in Cat Bells, Maiden Moor, High Spy and Causey Pike, surrounding this most beautiful lakeland valley. One of a small number of houses on Derwentwaters western shore, Lingholm has a long lake frontage of about 500 yards, including an original timber boat house, and includes two small islands just off the shore.

Lingholm offers extensive accommodation with grand main reception rooms, all facing the formal gardens and lake on the east side. Four independent apartments have been created within the main house, operated as a successful holiday letting business, but these could simply be re-incorporated into the house, if required.

Along with its current use as a family house, Lingholm offers potential for a number of commercial uses, including an intensification of the holiday lettings business, or as a prestigious hotel in this historic, perfectly-located property. The estate is easily reached from the M6 at Penrith (about 20 miles), from where there are regular trains to London and Glasgow, with London Euston taking 3 hours at best. Keswick, about 3 miles away on the northern shore of the lake, is an extremely popular tourist destination and provides a wide range of shops, restaurants and hotels.


Strictly by appointment with Smiths Gore York office.

Important Notice
Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars, all interested parties should note:
i) The description and photographs are for guidance only and are not a complete representation of the property.
ii) Plans are not to scale, are for guidance only and do not form part of the contract.
iii) Services and any appliances referred to have not been tested, and cannot be verified as being in working order.
iv) No survey of any part of the property has been carried out by the Vendor or Smiths Gore.
v) Measurements are approximate and must not be relied upon. Maximum appropriate room sizes are generally given, to the nearest 0.1 metres. Outbuildings are measured externally (unless otherwise stated) to the nearest 0.5 metres. For convenience, an approximate Imperial equivalent is also given.
vi) Only those items referred to in the text of these particulars are included.
vii) Nothing in these particulars or any related discussions forms part of any contract unless expressly incorporated within a subsequent written agreement.

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26 July 2012

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