The Lilymere Estate in Cumbria

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The Landwood Group to market stunning Cumbrian estate

The Landwood Group, the leading northern chartered surveyors and auctioneers, have been appointed to market a stunning 1,528-acre private estate in Cumbria.

The Lilymere Estate, which lies in an idyllic location between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park, is on the market for offers in excess of £3 million.

The Landwood Group are marketing the estate on behalf of a secured creditor.

Richard Parkinson, director of the Landwood Group, commented: “This is a very beautiful, if idiosyncratic, estate, which comes with its own private 34-acre lake. At the heart of it is an impressive principal house, Lilymere House, which is only partially built.

“Lilymere House, which has outstanding views of the lake, was designed to have eight bedrooms and leisure facilities extending to approximately 15,400 sq ft on four floors. Construction has stopped at a stage which allows a purchaser to complete this exciting project and amend the internal specification to meet individual requirements. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“We believe this utterly unique property will be of great interest to purchasers seeking a residential, amenity or sporting estate in the north of England. In addition to the main house, there is a newly-built triple garage complex with studio/annexe above, a modernised three-bedroom adjacent cottage and a four-bedroom house at the entrance to the estate.

“The beautiful private lake provides an unrivalled outlook from the house and is surrounded by attractive mixed mature woodland providing shelter and colour all year round, but is especially pretty when the rhododendrons are in flower. The boat house below the main house has been refurbished and provides wonderful entertaining facilities and a private jetty,” explained Mr Parkinson.

He added: “Lilymere is very much a sporting estate, with pheasant shooting, roe stalking, fishing and duck flighting all available. Meanwhile the grazing pastures and moorland heather are suitable for an extensive farming enterprise”.

Despite being private, Lilymere is very accessible, lying only 1.25 miles east of the M6 motorway (Junction 37). The small town of Sedbergh is four miles away, with Kendal seven miles away. The nearest station is Oxenholme, which is also seven miles away.

The York office of property consultancy Savills are jointly marketing Lilymere with the Landwood Group.

For further information, please contact Richard Parkinson of the Landwood Group on 0161 710 2010 or at

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Robert Beaumont .

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