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Manesty, Keswick
Guide Price £1,100,000

Manesty, Keswick

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  • A few metres from the shore of Derwent Water
  • Four bedroom period residence
  • Magnificent Lakeland Fell Views
  • Nestled at the foot of Catbells
  • Fabulous open views across the lake
  • Situated near Keswick in the Lake District National Park
  • Not been to the market for over 30 years
  • One of a handful of lake front properties on Derwent water

Your first glimpse of Brandlehow’s unique location comes as you meander along the private woodland road seeing the stunning lake shore first and then this period Lakeland residence comes into view. Nestled at the foot of Catbells and one we believe of only a handful of properties within such close proximity to the Derwentwater lake shore, this is not only a stunning location but a property that is so rare that it could be another 30 years before another comes to market. Brandlehow is built on solid rock at the bottom of one of Wainwright’s favourite mountains and is staged over two floors. Each window throughout the property is blessed with lake views or has a woodland outlook. Internally some modernisation is likely but a chance for the buyer to make this their own for another 30 years to come. The current owners have told us about visitors they have received by boat that have moored at the jetty since their ownership. Also the double garage that has got a global following with the “Teddy in the Window” that receives cards from people all over the world making this another piece of the Lake District’s rich tapestry. Manesty is one of the most peaceful corners of the Borrowdale Valley, located between the lakeland villages of Grange and Portinscale and has a wealth of walks on the doorstep and outdoor pursuits nearby.  Excellent amenities, schools, leisure facilities, marina, shops and restaurants are close by in the market town of Keswick, which also has excellent transport links to Cockermouth, Penrith, M6 and A66.  



Entrance Hallway

Entering through a part wooden and glazed door into the rear entrance hallway, window to the rear aspect, Lakeland slate tiled flooring and steps leading to the workshop/barn and a part glazed wooden door into the kitchen.


Built into the bedrock with exposed stone walls, oil combi boiler, WC and sink unit.

Dining Kitchen

The dual aspect windows overlooking the front and side elevations enjoy the stunning views across the lake. There is tiled housing for an AGA cooker, a range of wooden wall and base units, stainless steel sink and mixer tap. A door leads from here into the inner hallway.

Inner Hallway

A spacious inner hallway with wooden doors leading to the sitting room, understairs storage cupboard, a glazed door leading into the front porch and stairs to the first floor. Radiator.

Front porch

Part glazed door leading out to the front lawned garden and dual aspect double glazed windows, enjoying the superb views.

Sitting Room

A spacious room with two double glazed windows overlooking the front elevation, a Lakeland slate open fireplace with slate mantel and hearth, wall lighting and a radiator.

First Floor landing/Study Space

This space at the top of the stairs has a window overlooking the front elevation, radiator, beamed ceiling, wooden door to sizeable loft storage space and leads through to the bedrooms.

Bedroom One

A small double/ large single bedroom with two double glazed windows overlooking the front elevation. Radiator.

First Floor Hallway

The hallway leads round to all four bedrooms and the family bathroom. There are two radiators, fitted cupboards with wooden louvre doors. Two large picture windows, flooding the hallway with light, overlooking the terrace and front lawned garden and an external part glazed door leading onto the front elevated terrace.

Bedroom Two

A single bedroom with double glazed windows overlooking the side elevation onto the front terrace and has woodland views. Radiator.


Large and spacious bathroom with a white bath with tiled surround and shower over, blue WC and handbasin, window to the rear with views to fell garden and Catbells. Wall mounted fan heater.

Bedroom Three

A large double room with glazed internal window onto the inner hallway and overlooking the lake and far-reaching fells. Radiator.

Master Bedroom

A large double room with views over the front elevation. Radiator. Wooded door to Ensuite Shower room.

En-Suite Shower Room

Dual aspect windows overlooking the side and front elevations. White WC, hand basin, tiled corner shower and heated towel rail.


Set on a large plot, there is a workshop/store to the side, parking area for a number of vehicles to the side and greenhouse/workshop. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with patio areas, established trees and shrubs and an elevated terrace, all enjoying the view over the lake shore and the Lakeland fells. The property benefits from the sole use of a double garage and lakeshore jetty which along with the rear fell garden have been used in agreement with the National Trust for well over thirty years. Within the fell garden there is an area of hard standing with stunning views which comes under the ownership of Brandlehow.

Services And Property Information

Oil Central Heating, Septic Tank Drainage, Private Water supply with filtration system installed recently and Mains Electricity. Internally the property is in need of some minor updating but benefits from recently installed plumbing, heating system and double glazing.



These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending Purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. The services, systems, and appliances shown may not have been tested and has no guarantee as to their operability or efficiency can be given. All floor plans are created as a guide to the lay out of the property and should not be considered as a true depiction of any property and constitutes no part of a legal contract.


Keswick CA12 5UG
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: DBE01661
Donna Vogt
David Britton Estates
P: 01768 881111
PRS Rightmove Zoopla Primelocation