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, and guided walks run throughout the year, showcasing the highlights of each season.
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Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ
Tel: 015395 60951 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh
House:* 16 March – 27 Oct daily except Monday 12pm – 3.30pm
Gardens, Cafe & Shop:
19 Jan – 15 March daily 10am – 4pm
16 March – 27 Oct daily 10am – 5pm
28 Oct – 31 Dec daily 10am – 4pm
Estate**: Open all year 9am -6pm daily. Dogs welcome on estate footpaths.
*House: guided tours (excluding Saturdays): at 11 and 11:20 (places limited, £1 per person). **Garden: areas subject to closure. **Estate: 1 January to 15 March and 28 October to 31 December, closes 4:30. Car park: open as estate. Closed 25 December.
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