Surrounded by farmland that has belonged to the Lewthwaites since the 17th century, Broadgate stands to the east of Black Coombe Fell.
This is an area of South West Lake District that still feels wild and remote today, bounced by the sea to the west and to the north and east by the rivers Esk and Duddon, its loosely triangular form shaped by the great bright of the estuary which separates it from the distant ship yards of Barrow.
Broadgate itself it an attractive Georgian house. It was redecorated in the late 1990’s by Sir David Lewthwaite who had tremendous flair. He converted the attic floor which had housed the nursery and maid’s bedrooms, into 2 spacious double rooms and 2 stunning single rooms. He also remodelled the gardens. The estate includes Old Broadgate which pre-dates the house and in this atmospheric setting 30 cows used to be milked twice a day in the old stone byre which is a scene that could of come out of a Beatrix Potter page.
Easy access to the beach, fells and hills such as Coniston Old Man and Scafell are a great attraction. Stunning scenery as at Wasdale, up the Duddon Valley and the western lakes are great for the those coming to the Lake District for the scenery. Many historic houses such as Muncaster, Levens and Holker Hall are within easy reach, as are attractions such as Beatrix Potter’s house and Brantwood, home to John Ruskin. The Raty railway and Haverthwaite Steam railway are of immense interest as are the heavy horses to be ridden on the fells just 2 miles away.
Not open to the public.
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B & B Prices
- £95 for a double room with breakfast
- £55 for a single room with breakfast
- £25 per person for a 3 course dinner with wine if staying in the house
- Groups for lunch or dinner – on application
- £9 for a garden visit with tea