A 14-bedroom house located near Ambleside that is steeped in history has recently gone on the market.

Nanny Brow was built in 1903 by the architect Francis Whitwell, who having committed his idea for his perfect house in a painting, then chose the site at Clappersgate on which to build his family home.

According to the Whitwell’s granddaughter, the family were great friends of Beatrix Potter and regularly picnicked with her on Loughrigg Fell.

Nanny Brow was showcased in the book “The Arts and Craft Houses of The Lake District” and named as one of the significant properties in The Lake District for the successful bid for UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2017.

A large extension was added in the 1980s and the current owners have made use of the extensive accommodation to run an exclusive Bed & Breakfast.

The guide price for the property is £4,950,000.

If you would like to view the house or find out more information you can visit Strutt & Parker – Chester at their website or by calling 01244 725024.