Broadgate House & Duddon Hall Estates

Two Georgian houses in close proximity together with 6,000 acres of Cumbrian fell land, small dry stone wall enclosed fields and substantial woodlands. The River Duddon (immortalized by Wordsworth) runs through the land to the Duddon Estuary. There are a number of largely unaltered 17th Century barns, and an 18th century iron furnace (the most complete in England and an Ancient Monument).

Broadgate Estate

A white Palladian 8 bed roomed manor house as backdrop and also available for interior scenes with Georgian furniture and decoration.

Broadgate House, Broadgate, Thwaites, Millom, Cumbria LA18 5JZ

  • views from house of Duddon Estuary and salt marshes, and also fells behind
  • substantial formal and mature gardens
  • 17th Century unaltered barns
  • ancient stone circle (older than Stonehenge)

Filming Opportunities

Duddon Hall Estates

  • Georgian manor house with views of river, fells and small Lakeland fields largely untouched by time, set in substantial woodland. Duddon Hall, Duddon Bridge, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria LA20 6EU
  • Victorian ‘folly’ co-located with manor house. Carved sandstone Corinthian columns and entablature – allegedly the finest in Cumbria
  • 16th/17th Century barns almost unaltered.
  • Much of Estate is remote (but accessible by vehicle) and uninfluenced by the noise of modern life as anywhere in the England.

Facilities and accommodation

  • Broadgate manor house: both backdrop and interior
  • Duddon Hall. Backdrop only
  • All farmland, woods, fells and river available for filming

  • running water and electricity could be made available
  • ample parking near most potential film sites and local caterers nearby.
  • wide range of accommodation could be available from local B&Bs, to 4 star hotels within 20 minutes drive.

Initial Point of Contact for both: Lady Diana Lewthwaite | Tel: +44 (0)1229 716295 | Email:

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