“ Welcome to Silverholme! The location is wonderfully atmospheric, private and secluded. The house is a Georgian gem, light and spacious, classic and classy. The grounds are generous, plenty of space to park crew, equipment and a herd of wildebeest. The original coach house next to Silverholme is a flexible space for logistics planning, rehearsals, furniture storage, meeting and socialising. The coachman's cottage is ideal as a dressing room or catering HQ. Wherever you shoot, work or rest your head, you'll have views of Lake Windermere, forest and woodland. ”

Architectural History

Silverholme was built in 1820 by John Job Rawlinson of Low Graythwaite Hall. The Rawlinsons lived there until around 1890. Their family crest can be seen in the stained glass window at the top of the main staircase. Restored in 2011, the house is now a lovely blend of period character and modern comfort. There are four light and spacious reception rooms with quality furnishings for entertaining and relaxing; eight individually-styled, ensuite bedrooms and the original coachman’s cottage; beautiful gardens and private access to Lake Windermere.

Architectural Features

Silverholme is a Georgian manor house which has been recently restored. Externally, the house boasts large period windows and a porticoed front door. Internally, most of the original features have been maintained including a Stained Glass Window with the Rawlinson family crest, a large iron and stone curved Staircase, and a tiled Hallway.

Filming Attributes

Silverholme is on the Graythwaite Estate, a 5000 acre private estate on the west side of Lake Windermere. The house is extremely accessible for large vehicles via a private road. Surrounding fields can be used in addition to the immediate grounds of the house, which is in itself suitable for a large number of vehicles and unit bases. Domesticated animals are welcome in some parts of the house, whilst all animals are welcome throughout the grounds. Night shoots possible, although restricted to 12am noise control in accordance with the Lake District National Park regulations.
The house has a full time manager who will be available to assist in all areas where needed, and there are residential estate maintenance staff on call. The house is fully WiFi enabled (2g and 5g) and a mobile phone signal booster has been fitted on the roof – although some networks still struggle. The house is used as a holiday home, but is owned by the Sandys family who live on the estate at Graythwaite Hall.



Silverholme is approached via a private road through mature woodland. There is access to the whole of the 5000 acre Graythwaite Estate, which includes a variety of settings including forests, mountains, lake frontage and private tarns. In the immediate vicinity of Silverholme is patio, grass and gravelled area, all level. There is a 1520 mm wide paved walkway around the whole property. The gardens below the house sweep down to the shores of Lake Windermere. There is ample car parking available directly in front and to the side of the house and is levelled gravel. Security lights are active at night along with upward tree lights in the wooded side of the house. The estate is on the western shores of Lake Windermere, between Newby Bridge and Hawkshead. The house is easily accessible within 20 minutes of the M6 motorway. The nearest train station is Grange-over-Sands, 13 miles away, or Oxenholme station, 17 miles away. A taxi journey from Grange-over-Sands to Graythwaite takes 25 minutes, and 35 minutes to Oxenholme. There is sufficient space in the immediate grounds for helicopter landings.


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