A GRAND £2 million estate that will make you lord of the manor is on the market.

The owner of the 16th Century Lowick Hall comes with the Lordship of the Manor of Lowick.

The 'incomparable' estate at Lowick Bridge in the southern Lake District encompasses more than 24 acres of land in total and was formerly owned by Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome 

The Grade II listed house has four bedrooms and five bathrooms set among 'extensive' gardens, including three paddocks.

It also appears to be dripping with history and has had a number of notable owners down the years.

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A listing for the property by agents H&H Land Estates described it as 'an incomparable, distinguished' estate that is 'full of wonderful character and unique charm'.

A description detailing the estate's history said: "The first owner of the Manor of Lowick was Ivo de Taillebois in 1091.

"Ivo was a Norman baron who had come to England with William the Conqueror and was a friend of the latter's son William Rufus.

"The existing house dates from the late sixteenth century and is based on the westernmost of the pele towers.

"In the 1740s a Georgian main block was built, to which was added a sandstone porch in the 1880s.

"Many Cumbrian families followed de Taillebois as owners, including Towers, Ambrose, Blencow, Everard, Montagu and Calvert.

The Mail:

"The hall and manor was never sold however, until after the Second World War, but descended by inheritance through nephews, nieces and cousins."

In 1948 it was purchased by the iconic Lakes author and his wife Evgenia.

He died in Cheadle Royal Hospital in Manchester in June 1967 and is buried in the churchyard of St Paul's Church in Rusland.

The current owners have published their own illustrated history of the house.