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An outstanding opportunity to acquire highly sought and rarely offered strategically sited prime amenity land with sound investment value. The  property enjoys spectacular panoramic views across Lake Windermere towards the Langdales and lies in close proximity to a number of prestigious hotels and also to a variety of water-based and other recreational facilities.






6.88 acres (2.78 hectares) approx.

Holbeck Lane, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LT

For Sale by Private Treaty






The land, which originally formed part of the renowned Briery Close Arabian Stud, extends to 6.88 acres / 2.78 hectares approx. It lies within the Lake District National Park and is situated in a tranquil setting close to the exclusive horses.jpghorses.jpgresidential Briery Close estate, which itself encompasses 11 additional acres including a traditional manor house and distinctive outbuildings sympathetically converted into stylish houses and apartments, midway between Windermere and Ambleside. The land is favoured with breathtaking panoramic views right across Lake Windermere towards the Langdale Pikes, Wordsworth’s “five solemn pikes of Langdale” which are among the most distinctive and instantly recognisable mountain peaks in the Lake District.

 The main access to the property is directly from the main A591 Windermere to Ambleside trunk road. There is also a secondary access from Holbeck Lane (coloured yellow on the attached Site Plan), a metalled minor road which branches off the main A591. Holbeck Lane leads up to the village of Troutbeck (designated as a special Conservation Area and containing the classic 17th century National Trust property of Town End), the scenic Troutbeck valley and a network of bridleways close-by in the surrounding hills.

The luxury four-star Low Wood Hotel, which has a lawned shoreline onto Lake Windermere and also a leisure club, indoor swimming pool, lakeside marina and watersports centre, is within close walking distance to the land being less than a mile away as is another eminent four-star hotel, Holbeck Ghyll. Four further prestigious three-star hotels, Langdale Chase, Merewood, Cragwood and Briery Wood are also within one mile and walking distance of the property.

White Cross Bay Leisure Park, Marina & Water Sports Centre, again only one mile from the property, has 60 acres of wooded parkland running right down to the shores of Lake Windermere within which are sited a leisure centre, indoor swimming pool and 350 owned and rented holiday homes, chalets, and touring serviced pitches available for caravans and motorhomes.

The surrounding countryside provides considerable scope for a wealth of outdoor leisure activities including golfing, walking, climbing, horse-riding, fishing, bird-watching, camping, boating, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, cycling, quad-biking etc. The nearby villages of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside form the hub of this most popular area of the Lake District and provide an even wider range of other recreational activities and amenities.


The land is bounded by post and rail wood fencing and by stone walls.

The primary access to the land is afforded directly off the A591 main road through a metal gate of standard single width. There is a second access point at the higher end of the field off Holbeck Lane through a wooden field gate.

The field of 6.14 acres, OS 7886, provides pasture grazing land suitable for horses, sheep and other livestock. There are mature trees on the land which provide plentiful shade in the summer. The field is currently let to a local farmer on an annual grazing licence which will expire upon the sale of the land.

There is a small area of woodland of 0.74 acres, fenced off from the pastureland, which borders the Holbeck.









The land is sold freehold with vacant possession available on completion.


A metered trough fed by mains water is located in the lower part of the field close tp the main A591 road. There is also a natural water supply in the form of a stream which emerges onto the land from an underground pipe at the far northern side of the field and then proceeds across towards the Holbeck.



The owners of the land situated on the opposite side of the A591, directly across from the land currently being offered herein for sale, have received planning permission approval for the building of a 600-delegate £4 million Convention Centre. Work on a car park on this site has been completed to preserve the approved planning permission status. Once the Centre commences operation in the future the value of the land now being offered for sale is likely to significantly benefit from the enhanced activity which will ensue from this Centre.



Well-sited prime agricultural land in the Windermere area with substantial amenity value, good main road access, natural and mains water, in close proximity to renowned hotels and recreational facilities and with a superb vista across Lake Windermere is keenly sought but rarely offered being invariably tightly held by local businesses, farmers, residents and other classes of investors. The Vendor has held this land for in excess of 40 years and more recently has sold other similar plots nearby in separate sales at full market prices which reflect the unique characteristics which the land possesses. These sales attracted keen local and national interest. The secure base value and sound capital appreciation of prime land reinforces its investment potential.



The land may be viewed by prospective purchasers at any reasonable time during daylight hours provided a copy of these Particulars is in possession. Clarification of any of these Particulars during viewing may be obtained by telephoning Mr. Hall on 07770 660912.

It is likely that stock will be grazing the land at the time of viewing so care should be taken to secure all gates.



Take the A591 trunk road from Windermere towards Ambleside. In about 3 miles, Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre is visible on the left. Continue past Brockhole and approximately 800 metres further on the land is immediately situated on the right at the junction with Holbeck Lane.



Lake District National Park Authority, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7RL Tel: 01539 724555

South Lakeland District Council, South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4DQ.  Tel: 01539 - 733333

United Utilities Water PLC, Dawson House, Great Sankey, Warrington WA5 3LW. Tel: 0845 746 2255



1.    The Vendor gives notice that the statements contained in these Sale Particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of an Offer or a Contract. Any intending Purchaser shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into a Contract in reliance of any of the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the correctness of each of the statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the Vendor in connection with the property.


2.    The land is available subject to all faults and defects (if any) and being open to inspection, the Purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the state and condition thereof and as to the ownership of any tree, boundary and any other part of the land. The Vendor shall not be held responsible for any such faults or defects.


S. D. Hall Trust                                 

Mr. Hall  (to whom all enquiries and offers should be directed)

Tel:        0121 – 663 – 0100 

              07770  – 660912 (mobile)





Thomson Hayton Winkley Solicitors                     

Mr. Bailey

25 Crescent Road                              


Cumbria LA23 1BJ

Tel: 015394 – 46585



The plan attached to these Particulars is for identification purposes only. The boundaries of the land to be sold are edged green on the Site Plan and, whilst the boundaries and areas quoted are believed to be correct, prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves with regard to this and any other aspects of the purchase.

Location Map                             

Aerial View                                 

Site Plan