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charming woodland with stream, perfect for romantic strolls




An excellent opportunity to acquire rarely offered woodland in close proximity to Lake Windermere. Mature broadleaves with a diverse understorey of saplings, seedlings, shrubs and bluebells adjacent to the Holbeck, a swift-flowing brook which feeds into Lake Windermere. The property possesses high amenity value and lies in close proximity to a number of prestigious hotels and also to a variety of water-based and other recreational facilities.










3.84 acres (1.55 hectares) approx.


Holbeck Lane (adjacent to the Briery Close Estate), Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LU

For Sale by Private Treaty







The land (OS 9000) extends to 3.84 acres / 1.55 hectares approx. It lies within the Lake District National Park and is situated in a tranquil setting close to the exclusive residential 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.




Access is directly from Holbeck Lane, a metalled minor public road which branches off the main A591 Windermere to Ambleside trunk road.  Holbeck Lane leads up to the village of Troutbeck (designated as a special Conservation Area), the scenic Troutbeck valley and a network of bridleways close-by in the surrounding hills.


The grounds of Holbeck Ghyll (patronised by Renee Zellweger during the filming of “Miss Potter”), which is an eminent four star-hotel, border the land. 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 being less than a mile away.


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.




Holbeck Wood is a very special property with all the Lakeland appeal and ambience so typical of that found around the Troutbeck area. It is delightfully off the beaten track, midway between Windermere and Ambleside. To the north the ground falls away to the Holbeck whose tumbling waters are audible in the wood.

Most of the wood is composed of mature canopy beech trees, which are growing well and are generally of good form with straight clean stems and healthy crowns. Mixed in with the beech are minor elements of ash, sycamore and oak.

The beech stand has a characteristically clean woodland floor carpeted with copper leaves in winter. Amidst the mixed species stand, the understorey is more developed with regenerating saplings from the parent trees plus some native shrubs. Features of the ground flora are wood anemone and bluebells making for a succession of colour and seasonal fragrance.

Seclusion, recreation and a little woodcraft are all important constituents of the woodland. The amenity credentials are second-to-none – evenings  round the fire, woodland BBQs, camping with the sounds of tumbling water in the background.


Holbeck Wood is compact, accessible and picturesque with a wealth of silvicultural opportunities.

Right of Way


The track, which crosses through the centre of the wood, is a public footpath.




The land will appeal as a secure long-term investment to landowners, investors, local residents and those regular visitors to the Lake District who have strong outdoor leisure interests, either individually or collectively in groups.  Land management facilities are locally available.


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


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


The land may be viewed by prospective purchasers at any reasonable time during daylight hours provided a copy of these Particulars is in possession. This will assist in being able to correctly identify the boundaries and access points. Clarification of any of these Particulars during viewing may be obtained by telephoning Mr. Hall on 07770 660912.



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 turn right into Holbeck Lane. Proceed up Holbeck Lane for approximately 800 metres until the Lane opens out where space is available for roadside parking on the level wide area.


The primary entrance into the wood is located opposite just immediately before the metalled side-road which leads off the Lane towards the signposted Holbeck Ghyll Hotel, There is additional unrestricted access into the wood at other points further down the Lane.



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)

Email:    info@



Thomson Hayton Winkley Solicitors                     

Mr. Briggs

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.