Looking like the set for a romantic fantasy, this imposing house is at the gateway to the Lake District, standing proud in a rich and beautiful garden. You’ll find a pond, lake, 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 1,600-acre estate includes limestone pasture, orchards and ancient, semi-natural woodland. Opens 6 March 2016.