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Britain's so-called "loneliest house" has hit the market for a hefty £10million, boasting 30,000 acres of land and 3 mountaintops for the lavish pad.
Skiddaw House in the Lake District has hit the market for the first time, with locals labelling the property as the "one of the loneliest dwelling-places in all the British Isles".
The former shooting lodge offers up three separate mountaintops in the surrounding area and a hefty walk between the property and local villages.
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The walks can take upwards of an hour and 20 minutes, with those travelling to and from their potential future home advised to bring a map, whistle and torch.
Should that lengthy journey to the property, built by a nobleman in 1892, be made, then the stunning Lake District-based home would prove quite the treat.
Access via car is unlikely given that Skiddaw Mountain itself is a narrow, winding track that doesn't lend itself to bulky vehicles, although a 4×4 would prove serviceable.
The off-grid property has been eyed by plenty of people since it was first listed in 2021, but it would appear the remoteness of the place is making it quite the difficult sell.
Sales organiser Andrew Wright said it is "one of the largest areas of the Lake District national park ever to be sold."
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Wright added that "a lot of interest" is expected, while The Guardian reported the value of the property would be in the region of £10million.
Explaining the price tag, Gavin Bland, a Cumbrian sheep farmer, said: "You can't value it. There's nothing to compare it to. It's what someone is prepared to pay for it."
Author Hugh Walpole described the property as one of the "loneliest" in all of England in his novel The Fortress, with the property falling into disrepair in the 1970s.
It has since been a youth hostel in one of the rare independent estates in the Lake District, with most others owned by the National Trust.
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