Bracken Bank is a well loved shooting lodge and is a private family home. The Pennine mountains provide a stunning backdrop to the impressive red sandstone building. The paddocks in front of the lodge lead down to the two lakes on the estate. The walls of the lodge around the original cobbled courtyard are covered in ivy and climbing roses.
The large gardens are home to a flock of around two hundred white doves, a family of white ducks and dozens of free range hens. Game birds as well as woodpeckers and red squirrels come to the garden during the day, at night a number of owls can be seen and heard. There are large ornamental ponds with fountains, a varierty of mature trees and a south facing croquet lawn.
Hunting, shooting & fishing
The formal red dining room is hung with sporting trophies and ancestoral portraits.The original well lies under the gun room floor. There is parking in the cobbled courtyard and at the stables. The lodge is centrally heated and has log fires in the reception rooms. The lodge is a family home where guests come to enjoy the countryside. It is not open to the public.