5 bedroom detached house for saleHigh Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13
Guide Price £3,250,000
Available as a whole or in lots, Lorton Park is an elegant Grade II Listed Regency House dating from the mid 18th century and although little is known of the early history of the house it was owned through much of the 19th century by Richard Harbord, a Liverpool shipping magnate. In 1863, Prince Arthur visited the Estate and planted a commemorative Chestnut tree which is now a particular feature of the gardens.
In more recent years, Lorton Park has been the subject of extensive renovation conducted in a manner to preserve and retain the features of this well planned country house and its beautiful surroundings. Period feature include a splendid imposing staircase leading to the first floor, fine original marble fireplaces, shutters and ornate ceiling mouldings.
The accommodation is situated over two floors and is set out as follows:
Ground floor; entrance vestibule with a glazed inner and outer door leading to an L shaped hallway.
The drawing room has a south facing bay window, two west facing arched windows, with a marble fireplace and plaster ceiling cornice. Within the sitting room there is also a south facing bay window, marble fireplace and panelled folding doors leading to the dining room. Both rooms are splendid for entertaining and can be used as one or divided separately. The Estate office has a marble fireplace and oak panelling with bookcases to two walls.
The kitchen has an extensive range of wall and floor cupboards, island unit and four oven oil fired Aga. There is also a cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin, pantry, laundry and china room.
From the rear hallway there is floor hatch leading down to the wine cellar and externally there is access to the boot room.
The impressive staircase with mezzanine cellar leads from the entrance hallway to an exceptional landing area with rooms leading off to the bedroom accommodation.
Master bedroom suite with marble fireplace, dressing room and shower room, four further double bedrooms, three further bathrooms, a linen room and morning room with black slate fireplace.
To the rear of the property is a courtyard with an attached garage, carriage arch, wood coal and oil stores, potting shed, garden store and dog kennel and run.
Lorton Park Cottage
A two story attached cottage which has been fully refurbished throughout and is now let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
The accommodation to the cottage briefly comprises; reception hallway, open plan kitchen/dining room, sitting room, garden room, laundry, cloakroom, ground floor en suite bedroom.
The staircase leads to the first floor where there are two further double bedrooms, one being en suite and a separate bathroom. Attached to the property is a garden store. Lorton Park Cottage is set within its own private walled garden.
The Courtyard Development
This is situated to the north of the main house and has been converted into two houses, Derwent and Fold End, with the central portion still retaining the original stables for four horses. There is a cloak room and wc with the staircase leading to the first floor which provides one single open plan room.
Derwent and Fold End
The accommodation to the two properties comprises; entrance hallway, cloak room, sitting room with log burning stove, dining kitchen, staircase to the landing leading to three bedrooms and a bathroom.
Derwent is let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and Fold End has vacant posession
The Courtyard Buildings
Within the cobbled courtyard there are a range of traditional stone and slate farm buildings including an open fronted wood store and implement shed. These buildings have been used in connection with the Management of the Estate and now have planning consent for residential conversion.
To the north of the courtyard there is a lawned garden with barbeque area for Derwent and Fold End together with a splendid Grade II Listed restored circular 18th century Smokehouse.
Situated within a perimeter wall, Lorton Park enjoys a delightful parkland setting beyond the formal gardens and has a charming tree lined Lady Walk to Lorton Church. A public footpath crosses the northern part of the land.
The village of Lorton is set in a spectacular and unspoilt valley within the Lake District National Park and is approached from the east through Whinlatter Forest Park. Lorton Vale is flanked by the impressive mountains of the north west Lake District and is overlooked by Hope Gill Head and Whiteside and to the south are the picturesque Lakes of Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere, providing unspoilt scenery with dramatic mountain backdrops made famous by the Lakeland author the late Alfred Wainwright.
The market towns of Cockermouth and Keswick lie to the north and east respectively of the village, with the City of Carlisle providing an exceptional urban centre and with access to junction 40 of the M6 Motorway and the West Coast Mainline Railway Station at Penrith for travel to London in a little over 3 hours.
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