Historic Buildings in the Lake District

Here you will find historic properties ranging from town houses associated with literary or other historic figures, watermills, industrial heritage buildings, townhouses, and more. You might also like to view our list of the major historic houses (stately homes) in the Lake District region.

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17th Century Orton Hall

17th Century Orton Hall

Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>


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British History Quiz

Known as the mistress of Edward III


This Day in British History

24 March, 1603

Death of Elizabeth I

Elizabeth's death at Richmond Palace led to the succession of James VI of Scotland as James I of England

Monarch Mayhem

This king's most famous mistress was Jane Shore, daughter of a wealthy London merchant


Windermere (Self catering)
Cosy Nook, Windermere

Cosy Nook

This terraced cottage is located in Windermere and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Dufton (Self catering)
Carwood, Dufton


This luxury property is located within the town of Dufton near Appleby-in-Westmoreland in Cumbria and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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