Category Archives: Cumbrian Properties

Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne buys Lake District lodge

The allure of the Lake District has proved too strong for Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne.

Duncan Bannatyne by Lake Windermere
Duncan Bannatyne by Lake Windermere – photo courtesy of in-cumbria

The popular entrepreneur, best known for appearing in the hit BBC television series Dragons’ Den, has a well-documented love of the Lakes. And after putting his villa in the south of France on the market, he opted to invest his money in a luxury holiday lodge on the shores of Windermere.

His frequent trips to Fallbarrow Park, near Bowness-on-Windermere, have been well-publicised and now the entrepreneur has taken the advice of his 11-year-old son Tom and bought a three-bedroom lodge at the five-star park.

Bannatyne has been visiting the park for the last 24 years. He said: “I brought my youngest, Tom to Fallbarrow last year for the first time and we were hiring lodges.

“So this year I gave him the choice of buying a lodge at Fallbarrow or a villa in the south of France and he chose Fallbarrow.

“If you’ve got a holiday home in France, you can’t really leave school on a Friday night and come back on a Sunday so he loves the fact that he can come here every weekend.”

The 64-year-old is not alone in shunning popular overseas resorts for holidays a little closer to home, with a reported 7.8 million people opting for a traditional British escape this summer.

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Come into our Windermere office or our Keswick office to view our holiday cottages that are available to buy, advice given to anyone thinking of purchasing in the north or south lakes area. We look forward to meeting you!
We can offer you many styles to suit your needs, such as Lodges, Cottages or Apartments many of which already have an excellent holiday letting record, and sold with future bookings.


Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges for Sale
Bassenthwaite Lodge for Sale
Rowan Cottage, Grasmere for sale
Rowan Cottage in Grasmere for Sale
The Beeches, Keswick for sale
The Beeches, Fieldside Grange, Keswick for Sale
We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions!

BUSY, BUSY WEEK – Bank Holiday


The Bank Holiday weekend has come and gone, did you manage to get one of the listed items done during the weekend?

  1. Some rest and relaxation,
  2. Visited the family or
  3. Finished those DIY jobs that have been hanging over your head.

Monday was not the best day weather wise and saw it rain all day and night, almost monsoon conditions, Tuesday saw the sun out and temperatures soar and today pretty much like yesterday. The sun is shining on our guests that braved the weather on Monday and it is now paying off for the rest of the week!!

This whole week since mid last week has been extremely busy in all our offices with people urgently looking for accomodation for short breaks and the week. Thank you to everyone and especially the collegues that worked over the Bank Holiday.

Well done.

Cumbrian Properties – New Office in Penrith

Cumbrian Properties – New Office in Penrith

Cumbrian Properties in Penrith have moved premises to a new, more prominent office on Corney Square, Penrith.

Cumbrian Properties are having an opening offer of Free conveyancing, EPC, floor plans and advertising for all new instructions in August.
Penrith Tel: 01768 867788 
Kirkby Stephen Tel: 017683 72081 Cottage Holiday Group are offering free registration fees for new owners wanting to sign up their cottages with Cottage Holidays, a great deal for the 2012 season.

Keswick Tel: 017687 74060 
Carlisle Tel: 01228 521555      

Look out for more news and updates.