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Fancy getting away from it all? England’s ‘loneliest house’ has just hit the market

The remote property is 1,500 feet above sea level and only accessible by foot or 4x4

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Faima Bakar

How much do you hate your neighbours? Or socialising with people, generally? If the answer to either of those questions is ‘a lot’, perhaps England’s ‘loneliest house’ could be the place for you. 

This nineteenth-century shooting lodge is right of the middle of Skiddaw Forest in the Lake District, and has just hit the market. It’s a whopping 1,500 feet above sea level and is only accessible by foot or 4x4.

Mitchells Land and Property, the estate agents selling Skiddaw House, say this is an ‘exciting and unique opportunity to purchase the most remote house in England’.

They add: ‘If you crave isolation and simplicity, Skiddaw House has it in spades. As the only dwelling in the 3,000-acre Skiddaw Forest, Skiddaw House is the ultimate bolthole.

‘Possessing endless views, Skiddaw is a source of perpetual inspiration, a place to create art, find peace and live in the sky.’

The property is currently used as a youth hostel and schools’ field centre. The house can only be viewed by appointment and it’s on sale (along with all that land) for a hefty £10 million. You can find out more here.

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