Dower House and Dower Cottage, along with a beautifully maintained Plantsman's garden, are now available for rent.

Set in the heart of the peaceful Holker Estate, nestled between the hills of the Lake District National Park and Morecambe Bay coastline, this charming property offers an exclusive country lifestyle.

Dower House, originally an agricultural barn within the Old Farm steading, underwent conversion in 1973 to accommodate Lord Cavendish's mother, Pamela Cavendish.

In recent times, Mrs Cookson, Lady Cavendish’s mother, relocated and implemented several additions, including the studio.

It has been carefully refurbished and upgraded throughout while maintaining its character and charm.

Upon entering through the open hallway you will be welcomed by a large living room with a wood-burning stove and double doors opening onto the pictorial garden, flowing into a cosy family room with wood burning stove and many windows to capture the countryside and parkland views.

The breakfast kitchen area houses an Aga stove and a pantry.

There is an additional pantry, W/C and shower room before meeting a second staircase, and completing the ground floor is a large utility room that leads into the garden, leading into the garden room, a secondary W/C, a boiler room and a cloakroom.

On the first floor, a light and open galleried landing area leads you to three bedrooms, all offering en-suites and built-in wardrobes.

There is also a small kitchen area on the second landing, complete with cooking facilities, as well as a staircase leading to the ground floor, and a good-sized bathroom.

The landing leads to another two bedrooms - one of which was used as a library with book shelving on two walls.

Dower Cottage, a three-bedroom, detached property complete with historic beams, is situated within the courtyard adjacent to Dower House.

It also includes a garage with utility space and a private garden.

This property is perfect for those seeking a close but separate space for extended family members.

The entire courtyard, shared between Dower House and Cottage, offers ample parking space.

A standout feature of Dower House is the Plantsman's garden, created by Pamela Cavendish and maintained for the last 50 years.

The garden's botanical interests spill over from Holker Hall Gardens, with a collection of rare roses, trees, and an exquisite spring garden in the orchard.

The property is being handled by Armitstead Barnett, who can be contacted for more information at 01539 751 993.