Bristowe Hill, a luxury holiday house in Keswick the Lake District

Garden & Grounds

With a little nurture and plenty of nature, Edwardian times were when the English began to craft rural idylls around their properties. Gardens became creative reactions against the rigid formality of Victorian times. That’s true of the five acres of Bristowe Hill, renovated and restored along with the house to Edwardian elegance.

The sweeping curve of the driveway pays homage to this informality. A spruce here and a conifer there stand proud before the mountain backdrop. It’s the perfect place for a pre-prandial stroll, a spot of cricket or croquet, or hide-and-seek on a grand scale.

With the Lakeland evening sun flooding across the fells and lakes, there’s no finer spot to be in. So exit the orangery onto the al-fresco terrace for dinner or drinks. Or potter over the parklands to the garden pavilion on the croquet lawn for afternoon tea, steak and sausages on the barbie, or unwind with a gin and tonic or Pimms.

Key facts

  • BBQ terrace
  • Garden pavillion
  • Five acres of gardens and grounds
  • Plenty of private parking to rear the house

All key facts

Retreat among Lakeland's finest peaks in five acres of serene seclusion.
The Pavilion perfect for midsummer nights
Elephants sculpture at Bristowe Hill
Al-fresco dining terrace.
Or eat al-fresco on the dining terrace.