House which sparked a complaint involving William Wordsworth available to rent

The Westmorland Gazette: William Wodsworth William Wodsworth

A 500-Year-old house which was the subject of a complaint by William Wordsworth is available to rent after a £150,000 refurbishment.

Undermount, in Rydal, was the focus of a bitter dispute between the poet and the-then owner, Lady le Fleming.

Sally Longden, from Carter Jonas, the agents handling the property, said: “Undermount is one of the oldest houses in Rydal, starting out as a single-storey building in the 16th century and added to at various stages.

“One phase of work prompted William Wordsworth, who lived at nearby Rydal Mount, to complain to the landowner that she had not allowed him to build in Dora's Field but had allowed her land agent to build at Undermount.”

During the Civil War, the home was an inn called the Hare and Hounds. For more information contact Sally Longden at Carter Jonas on 01539 814912.

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