When we became an Airfield
After the disastrous fire, which destroyed the entire front and south wing of the mansion, it was decided to demolish the ruins to reconstruct a smaller mansion. This mansion then became home to the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1942, during World War II.
With a considerable amount of aircraft flying into the estate for storage, Brayton Park had many spectacular aircraft pass through. However, it was one of Britain’s best-loved aircraft’s which became Brayton’s most numerous resident, the Vickers Wellington, now cherished by our Wellington Lodge. By the end of the war, these aircraft were quick to depart when their home officially closed in 1946.
The estate was later purchased by Henry Ward in 1939, from Wolsingham, County Durham. His son Robert Henry and his wife Lena moved into the home farm Brayton Park Today
In recent years, the estate has been converted into something sincerely spectacular, with an abundance of charm around every corner.
Owner Harry Ward, the grandson of Robert Henry, has transformed the estate into a peaceful and picturesque escape that bursts with the long-lived Cumbrian heritage of the Brayton Estate. With luxurious lodges, an on-site park restaurant, a fishing lake and a golf course providing a stunning backdrop of the Lake District countryside, they have truly captured the very best of the landmark.
So whether you want to spend your days exploring the Lake District fells, indulging in locally sourced meals at Lakeside Restaurant, or simply soaking up the views from your hot tub, we would love to welcome you.