Crown Jewel in midst of the English Lakes
22 June 2012
Victorian property with literary connections comes on to the market with Smiths Gore's York office....
Lingholm is a magnificent Victorian mansion on the western shore of Derwentwater surrounded by the Lakeland Fells.
The house was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, one of the most acclaimed architects of the 1800s; the property was built in the 1870s for Colonel J F Greenall of the Greenall brewing family before being purchased in the early 1900s by Colonel George Kemp, grandfather of the current owner, Lord Rochdale.
Lingholm is also famous for its literary connections. Between 1885 and 1907 the author and illustrator Beatrix Potter spent her summers at Lingholm - undoubtedly drawing inspiration for her renowned collection of children’s books including Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggywinkle and Benjamin Bunny. In fact the woods at the Lingholm Estate, with its population of red squirrels, were the direct inspiration for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.
The principal house has a number of main reception rooms and six bedrooms. There are four letting apartments and a fine second house with extensive grounds and lake frontage. There is a lodge house, gamekeeper’s house, bungalow with redevelopment potential and formal gardens. Parkland and mature woodland contribute to the 34.46 acres of land that comes with the property.
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Andrew Turner, Head of Residential Sales, can be contacted on 01904 744304 or e-mail email@example.com
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