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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Bay Horse, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2

Guide Price £4,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Exquisite country estate
  • about 55 acres paddocks & parkland
  • 6 reception rooms
  • 5 principal bedrooms- all en suite
  • car/entertainment barn
  • 2 staff flats
  • gate lodge, 2 bedroom cottage
  • extensive formal gardens
  • stables and tack room
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An exquisite country estate, beautifully renovated to the highest level and including a lodge, cottage, 2 staff flats and 55 acres of gardens and grounds


Hay Carr
Bay Horse, Lancaster LA2 0HJ

M6 (juction33) 2 miles; Garstang 5 miles; Lancaster 6 miles (direct trains to London Euston from 2 hours 35 minutes)
Preston 18 miles; Kirkby Lonsadle 25 miles; Manchester 50 miles;
Manchester Airport 56 miles

"Hay Carr" was built by an agricultural pioneer named Thomas Lamb in 1750 with various additions made to the house in around 1850. The house was once owned by the Sandeman Port family, and was part of a large estate owning much more of the surrounding agricultural land.

The property has recently benefitted from out an outstanding scheme of renovation and refurbishment including considerable reconfiguration of the rooms, new solid oak flooring, re-wiring and plumbing, installation of a ground source heat pump and construction of the palm house and adjoining library.

In addition the gardens have been subject to beautiful professional landscaping including the planting of a maze and construction of a magnificent Summer House.

Hay Carr sits in the heart of its 55 acres of land and is approached down a long avenue driveway with a gate lodge at the entrance. The drive passes through mature parkland and over the Lancaster Canal via a delightful Grade II listed bridge before arriving at a gravel turning area to the front of the house.


To the north west of the house is an attractive stableyard framed by outbuildings including a large car/entertainment barn with further garaging, tack room and mess room/gardener's office. On the first floor and accessed via an external staircase
are two self-contained one-bedroom flats. Across the yard is a stable block with seven loose boxes.

At the entrance to Hay Carr is a detached single-storey gate lodge comprising two bedrooms, a sitting room, dining room and kitchen and currently occupied by the housekeeper. In addition there is Hay Carr Cottage which is accessed from the main entrance drive and sits in a delightful spot adjacent to the canal. It sits in its own garden and comprises two bedrooms, a
sitting room, dining room and kitchen.

There is planning permission in place for the construction of a cricket pavilion and cricket pitch; full details can be obtained from the selling agent.


Adjacent to the stableyard is a beautifully laid out kitchen garden with a potting shed and greenhouse and beyond this is a tennis court with an all weather surface.

To the south of the house there are beautiful formal gardens including York stone terraces, a walled garden and a rose garden with box and clipped yew hedging.A wisteria walk leads down to the summer house and further to the west is the secret garden which leads down to the Beech walk, orchard and yew maze.

The lawns sweep away from the house and are beautifully maintained with white estate fencing forming the boundary with the paddocks and parkland beyond. The magnificent summer house overlooks the grounds and provides an outstanding
entertaining space with a basement floor including a kitchen and cloakroom.

Surrounding the gardens is open parkland as well as various well-fenced paddocks ith water supply. The grounds provide a horse riding circuit starting at the rear f the house, leading through the woodland and into the paddocks over various
jumps. In addition there is a full-size manège situated off the front drive.

Within the parkland there is an attractive lake with a boathouse.

Square Footage: 10,118 sq ft
Acreage: 55 Acres

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 October 2016

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