Statement: 18 September
It is with deep sadness that we can confirm the main building of Scalesceugh Hall was extensively damaged by fire last night.
Thankfully, nobody was hurt, and all the residents of Scalesceugh Villas were evacuated safely as a precaution.
The villas were not touched by the fire, and our Wellness Centre, currently being constructed, was also undamaged.
We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to firefighters who attended from across the area for their tireless efforts to bring the blaze under control and stop it spreading any further.
We have put our hearts and souls, time, love and much money into restoring the Edwardian mansion that brought us to this beautiful corner of Cumbria.
This is a very difficult day for us. We are devastated by what has happened.
Nevertheless, we remain committed to our dream, to provide a stunning place to live at Scalesceugh. This setback, though devastating, will not deter us from carrying on.
Thank you to everyone for your concern and support. We will be releasing more statements in time, on our website, on social media and in the local media.
Bruno and Anita Herdeiro