8 bedroom detached house for salePooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10
Guide Price £1,200,000
- 5 reception rooms
- 8 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms & 1 shower room
- utility room & cellar
- garage & outbuildings
- Lake District National Park
A beautiful and well proportioned Grade II listed Queen Anne house with Victorian wing set in approximately 2.5 acres of gardens and woodland in a secluded, yet accessible position within the Lake District National Park just 1 mile from Ullswater.
Barton Hall occupies an outstanding rural position with fine views overlooking beautiful countryside in an attractive woodland garden setting which affords a high degree of privacy with a sweeping driveway leading through the trees and opening out at the front of the property.
Originally built in 1710 and extended in the Victorian period, both contrasting architectural designs complement each other and the house flows combining to make for a unique and interesting property full of charm and character.
Offered to the market for the first time in over 25 years, Barton Hall occupies an outstanding rural position with fine views overlooking beautiful countryside in an attractive woodland garden setting. As well as providing a haven for wildlife, the woodland affords the property a high degree of privacy with a sweeping driveway leading through the trees and opening out at the front of the property.
Originally built in 1710, Barton Hall was substantially extended in the Victorian period. The property is understood to have connections with William Lancaster who was born in Barton parish in 1649 and whilst Vice Chancellor of Oxford University (1706 - 1710), he laid the foundation stone for the New Queens College, Oxford.
During their ownership the vendors have made various improvements to the property and have run a successful country guest house for much of the time that they have been in occupation. The accommodation would suit continued use as a guest house or alternatively, would easily lend itself for use as a family home.
Although the property has been built in two contrasting architectural designs, the house flows with each of the styles complementing the other and combining to make for a unique and interesting property full of charm and character. Despite occupying a rural location, there are excellent local road links to the A66 and the M6 motorway which provide good access to south west Scotland and the cities of Carlisle to the north and Newcastle to the east. The west coast main line also provides good access by rail to London Euston (3½ hours).
The Queen Anne section of the house has three floors with the Victorian part set out over two floors. Briefly the accommodation is set out as follows:
THE GROUND FLOOR
The main entrance to the property is through an internal porch leading into the Victorian part of the house with a spacious hallway having wonderful tiled flooring and giving access into two grand reception rooms each with attractive original fireplaces and large bay windows. At the end of the hallway is a wc and an attractive sweeping staircase with a large stained glass half landing window providing plenty of natural light.
An internal rear hallway leads seamlessly into the original, Queen Anne section of the house and to a second kitchen (currently used as a guest kitchen) with a range of wall and base units. There is a sun room off the kitchen which also provides access to the side garden and opposite the second kitchen is a cosy snug with open fire and attractive windows overlooking the front garden and woodland.
The Queen Anne hallway leads to a study/ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room. The hallway also leads to a spacious morning room with traditional servants bells still in situ. The main kitchen is accessed via the morning room and has a variety of wall and base units, generous work surfaces and large stainless steel sink. The kitchen has been designed to be functional as both a family kitchen but to also cope with the demands of running a busy guest house.
There are large cellars which provide good additional storage space, these are accessed from the morning room.
A wonderful oak staircase leads to the upper floors in the Queen Anne part of the house and on the first floor there are three generous bedroom s with one having a dressing area and en-suite bathroom. There is also a separate bathroom and shower room on this floor. On the second floor there are three additional spacious bedrooms and a large family bathroom.
In the Victorian part of the house, on the first floor there are two bedrooms, both of which are en-suite and each have large bay windows matching the reception rooms below. Some of the bedrooms have attractive feature fireplaces and make the most of the fine views.
The property extends to about 2.5 acres and comprise attractive gardens set mainly to lawn, mature woodland and a gravel driveway which provides ample parking for a number of vehicles. There is also a Croquet Lawn and a large, productive vegetable garden.
Acreage: 2.5 Acres
From M6 (J40) head west on the A66 sign posted for
Keswick, at the roundabout take the second exit signed for
Ullswater and follow this road for about 4 miles. At the next
junction turn left for Pooley Bridge and after about ½ a mile
and upon entering Pooley Bridge, go through the village and
at the mini roundabout turn left. Go up the hill, past
Holehouse Farm on the left hand side and proceed for about
½ a mile, Barton Hall is on the left hand side, the entrance
has white painted metal railings.
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