13 bedroom country house for sale

Harecroft Hall, Gosforth, Western Lake District

Sold STC £535,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A substantial Victorian Country House
  • Includes adjacent Coach Houses
  • 12 Acres of Woodland and Gardens
  • Requiring Renovation
  • Steeped in local history
  • Stunning Views over the Wasdale Fells

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Harecroft Hall is beautifully set within the Lake District National Park enjoying grounds in excess of 12 acres with gorgeous views of the Wasdale Fells. The property offers the buyer a chance to experience the type of living that few other properties can provides. Built in 1881 and retaining many features from the 'arts and crafts. period including William Morris wallpaper and William de Morgan tiles to certain fireplaces together with original wood panelling, decorative plaster work and original windows. This lovely property was previously used as a private school and is now ready to begin a new chapter in its history as a family home or a possible commercial venture.

The accommodation within Harecroft Hall is extensive, requires alteration and moderation but offers 13 bedrooms and a number of reception rooms depending upon a purchaser's requirements. In addition to the main house there are adjacent Coach Houses for ancillary accommodation. Harecroft Hall is a project which is certainly not for the faint hearted, but the right buyer will be rewarded with a very special home, steeped in history and situated in beautiful surroundings within the Lake District National Park.

Harecroft Hall is set in delightful parkland-style grounds, woodland and adjoining field amounting to approximately 12 acres. There is an in-out carriage driveway that leads to and from the main highway. The formal gardens surround the house and include large areas of lawn with various planted areas and mature trees, a level parking area, grass tennis court and children's play area. To the perimeter, paths lead through areas of wild flower meadow to the boundary woodland from where there are stunning views out towards Wasdale where "Britain's Favourite View" of Wastwater can be found. The property also benefits from a separate field which is situated to the side of the property.
There is a courtyard to the side of the house which provides a further parking area and gives access to the Coach Houses.

A separate walled garden may be purchased by separate negotiation.

Local Information

Gosforth is a beautiful village situated in the stunning Lake District National Park and offers a good range of local amenities. The village has a wide range of shops which provide everyday provisions together with the arts and crafts and hobby and antique shops. There is also a local library, a village hall and various eateries considered by many as some of the best places to eat in the local area. Originally an agricultural area, Gosforth still holds an agricultural show in August along with a number of sporting events. For outdoor enthusiasts the surrounding countryside includes sandy beaches and dunes, part of which is an important bird reserve, together with walking along the nearby River Bleng and on to the ancient packhorse bridge on Cold Fell known locally as 'Monks Bridge'

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Added on Rightmove:
21 December 2016

Nearest stations

  • Seascale (2.4 mi)
  • Drigg (2.5 mi)
  • Sellafield (3.1 mi)
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Purple Diamond, Cockermouth

39a Station Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9QW

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Nearest stations

  • Seascale (2.4 mi)
  • Drigg (2.5 mi)
  • Sellafield (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Purple Diamond, Cockermouth

39a Station Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9QW

01900 390017 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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