Beautiful medieval house, with rich gardens and estate.
This imposing house stands proud at the gateway to the Lake District. Its rich and beautiful garden includes a pond, lake, a national collection of hardy ferns and a superb limestone rock garden.
Still lived in by the Strickland family, Sizergh has many tales to tell and certainly feels lived in, with centuries-old portraits and fine furniture sitting alongside modern family photographs.
The exceptional wood panelling culminates in the Inlaid Chamber, returned here in 1999 from the Victoria and Albert Museum. The 647-hectare (1,600-acre) estate includes limestone pasture, orchards and semi-natural woodland. Sizergh has a fantastic range of events over the year for all the family.
House:* until 29 October Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun 12-4pm
Gardens, Cafe & Shop:** until 29 October daily 10am – 5pm. 30 October – 31 December daily 10am- 4pm.
Estate† : Open all year 9am -6pm daily. Dogs welcome on estate footpaths.
Guided house tours at 11 and 11:20 (approximately 45 minutes, places limited, £1 per person; tickets to be collected from reception at least 15 minutes before the tour). **Parts of garden closed Friday and Saturday in January, February, November and December. †Closes at 4:30 in winter. Car park: open 9 to 4:30, 1 January to 6 March and 31 October to 31 December. Closed 25 December.
Directions: From the M6, exit at junction 36, then take A590 towards Kendal, take Barrow-in-Furness turning and follow brown signs. Parking: 250 yards from the main entrance. Sat-Nav: enter LA8 8DZ
Address: Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ Tel: 015395 60951
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