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29 November 2017 | Hotels

Christie & Co sells 19th century Lake District manor house

​Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed on the sale of Ravenstone Manor in Keswick, Cumbria. Nestled within three hectares of gardens, the hotel commands one of the most spectacular locations in the heart of the Lake District with sweeping views of Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding Cumbrian countryside.

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Originally built as a Dower house for Lady Charlotte Howard in 1860 as a place of rest and relaxation, the charming property combines the very best of modern touches with period Victorian features. The hotel includes twenty recently refurbished en suite bedrooms offering fantastic panoramic views of the open country, an additional detached one bedroom cottage with French windows leading to a private patio and a two bed owner’s accommodation.



Previous owner Martin Oakley has restored and updated Ravenstone Manor to an excellent standard over the years and made the decision to sell to relocate closer to family. 

The property has been sold to local operators, the Mawdsley family with the acquisition being the next natural purchase for the continued expansion of the family’s highly successful hotel and leisure enterprise, Mawdsley Bleachers Ltd.

Keith Stringer, Associate Director at Christie & Co who handled the sale comments, “Christie & Co was delighted to have been instructed by Mr Oakley following a period whereby the property was unsuccessfully marketed by another agent. Following a short period of open marketing with us, a deal was agreed within four weeks, with completion eight weeks later.”

Ravenstone Manor was sold off an asking price of £1.35 million.