Business Opportunities

Establish your new business right here, in the heart of the Lake District

With 15.8 million annual visitors and 23.1 million annual day visitors, the Lake District is a superb location to consider for any investor looking at establishing a destination business.

The Graythwaite Estate has specific properties on offer with amazing potential for development.  We are looking for those with the vision and experience to create something special and memorable in outstanding locations.

The award winning Cumbrian Legendary Ales is set on Esthwaite on the Graythwaite

Locales on the Graythwaite Estate are also within a 2 hour drive from Manchester – the UK’s second largest populated urbanised area with over 2.5 million residents – as well as Liverpool and Leeds.

We would love to work alongside you to ensure your success, just as we have done so with our current commercial tenants including:

  • Hawks head Relish Company – Winner of over 50 Great Taste awards and stocked in the Farm Shop, an absolute treat for the tastebuds!
  • Cumbrian Legendary Ales – Golden Ale of Britain Champion in 2011 and runner up in 2012. Creators of the best selling Graythwaite Ale sold at our Farm Shop!

We believe that the properties available would suit food and beverage or leisure operators.  Funding may be available from the Estate for the right proposal and partners.

Hawkshead Relish Company has been nurtured to success located in the Esthwaite Barns | The Graythwaite Estate
Hawkshead Relish Company has won over 50 Great Taste awards in Esthwaite Barns | The Graythwaite Estate
Cumbrian Legendary Ales - a rapidly expanding brewery at Old Hall Barn at Esthwaite | The Graythwaite Estate
Cumbrian Legendary Ales - a rapidly expanding brewery at Old Hall Barn at Esthwaite

We are very proud to be able to brew our wonderful beer on the shores of Esthwaite, and our continuing convivial relationship with Graythwaite.

Rachael Muir Cumbrian Legendary Ales

Commercial Properties Currently Available:

Cunsey Mill

Full of character, this now disused sawmill was built at the turn of the last century. All the tools were driven by a water wheel which drove a network of pulleys and belts connected to all the machines in the workshop.  This is an amazing location with huge potential has access both from the lake and the road.

Cunsey Mill

Low Graythwaite Barn

Towards the southern tip of Lake Windermere between Newby Bridge and Hawkshead, sits this 18th Century barn with great access and parking.

Low Graythwaite Barn

Low Cunsey Farm and Buildings

This original farm building with barns boasts fantastic views over luscious fields down to Lake Windermere.  The size, location and nature of this property lends itself to a holiday home, whether in the form of a hotel, guesthouse or timeshare.

Low Cunsey Farm and Buildings