Skip to content

Hala Road, Lancaster, LA1

Offers Over
Reduced on 06/07/2021
Purplebricks, covering Lancaster
Character Property

Key features

  • Six Bedrooms
  • Large Detached Barn
  • Filled With Character & Charm
  • Located In South Lancaster
  • Dating Back To Between 1688 - 1698
  • One Of Lancaster's Most Historic Homes
  • Grade 2 Listed
  • Three Receptions
  • South Facing Garden
  • Off Road Parking

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
Old Hala Farm is a beautiful 6 bedroom property, steeped with character and charm. The house is very spacious, and retains many of it's historic features.

Internally the house has three reception rooms, six bedrooms a family bathroom, a shower room and cellar.

The house dates back to some time between 1688 and 1698, and has a superb detached barn at the rear. This excellent barn has so much potential, what might you do with it?

The home is believed to be one of Lancaster's oldest homes, and has a rich history. Today it stands as a reminder of the solid foundations and values set out by our early Georgian ancestors. On the stone lintel above the door reads EM IM 1698, a reference to residents John and Elizabeth Mackerall. Mr and Mrs Mackerall ran a wholesome farm of 25 cattle and 50 sheep whilst also growing crops.

It is located in the Scotforth area of South Lancaster, and is well situated for access to Lancaster City centre (only a 5 minute drive or 20 minutes on foot); both Universities and other local amenities are easily accessible on foot, bicycle and via bus services located nearby.

The House is rightly a Grade II listed property. Old Hala Farm was reputedly once the gatehouse to Lancaster, whilst its barn to the rear was the coach house.

Entrance Hall
The house is entered through a timber doorway under the dated archway. You will find a welcoming hall which has retained its original stone flagged flooring and beams.

The hallway provides access to the stairs ahead, and all the ground floor rooms. The first of the three reception rooms can be found immediately on your left hand side.

This is a lovely, characterful and cosy room, that is most often used by the current owners.

The main focal point of the room is an open working fireplace, complete with a beautiful ornate surround. Other features include built in cupboards, dado rails and original timber beams across the ceiling.

The single glazed sash window at the front has retained the original wooden shutters and looks out onto the front aspect.

Dining Room
This lovely room is at the rear of the property.

You will find an exposed stripped wooden floor. This south facing room has a lovely bright and airy feel.

There are exposed beams and lintels, with a timber framed window to the rear aspect, overlooking the garden.

Living Room
This is an additional family room, that is again filled with excellent character and charm.

The room is entered through an oak door.

This spacious living room has a feature multi fuel Franklin stove positioned in the centre of the room, with a slate hearth, stone lintel and red brick back.

There are also exposed beams, a timber framed sash window with shutters and a window seat to the front aspect, original built in cupboards, and a fitted carpet.

This is a modern fitted kitchen with a range of base and wall mounted units, integral four ring gas hob, oven and microwave, plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge freezer, and a sink and drainer unit.

There is a timber framed window to the rear aspect overlooking the garden, a Velux window for additional light, tiled flooring, and a stable door leading to rear garden.

Shower Room
On the ground floor there is a three piece shower room suite. This includes a shower cubicle, low level wc and wall mounted wash hand basin.

Returning back to the hall, you will find stone steps that will lead you down to an excellent storage area. There is a wall mounted central heating combi boiler and ceiling light.

First Floor Landing
A beautiful Georgian staircase will take you to the first floor landing, where all rooms on this level can be accessed. The staircase has a Georgian arched window that rises from the ground floor to the second floor allowing plenty of sunlight into the hallway and landing areas of the home.

Bedroom One
This is a cosy double bedroom, maintaining many original features of the 17th Century. There is an original pre-Georgian feature stone fireplace, sash window to the front aspect with window shutters, exposed thick set beams, and original exposed wooden floorboards.

Bedroom Two
A superb double bedroom. The room includes a feature cast iron fireplace, sash window with shutters to the front aspect, and exposed beams. This room also houses original built in cupboards.

Bedroom Three
Also a well proportioned double bedroom. There is a timber framed window to the rear aspect, looking out onto the garden, with shutters, and exposed beams.

The family bathroom is really charming, and has a lovely traditional look and feel.

There is a three piece white bathroom suite. You will find a superb roll top claw foot bath, a low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin.

There is an impressive cast iron radiator, timber framed inglenook window to rear aspect, wooden panelling on all walls, exposed beams, tiled floor and ceiling lights.

Second Floor Landing
Stairs will take you to the second floor landing, where you will find access to all rooms.

This is a very spacious landing area that could be considered for using as a study/office/reading room.

There are two Velux windows and lovely exposed beams.

Bedroom Four
This is a bright and airy south facing single bedroom, which could also be utilised as an office. There is a wood framed Velux window to the rear aspect.

Bedroom Five
This is a small double bedroom or large single bedroom. There is a wood framed sash window to the front aspect, and beautiful exposed beams

Bedroom Six
This is a fantastic and spacious double bedroom. There is an exposed feature stone wall that is instantly noticed as you enter the room. Additional features in the room include exposed beams and a lovely timber framed sash window to the front aspect.

The room also benefits from a Velux window, bringing in additional light.

You will also find access to eaves storage.

Rear Garden
The enclosed south facing rear garden is spacious and mostly laid to lawn. The garden is subdivided into two areas that are separated by wrought iron fencing.

You will find a variety of mature trees, and gated access, should you wish to bring vehicles to the rear of the house for parking or to the barn

Behind the house, you will find an excellent detached barn. This spacious barn has a massive amount of potential, and could be considered for conversion, with a number of different purposes in mind.
(subject to necessary planning application).

The barn previously had planning permission for a five student dwelling, however the current owner used it as an art studio. There is electricity in the barn providing lighting and 6 double sockets.

White washed stone walls, thickly set beams and a high vaulted ceiling with mezzanine level, this space would suit many purposes.

Mains Gas, Water, Electricity and Drainage

Council Tax Band
Band C. Lancaster City Council

Disclaimer for virtual viewings

Some or all information pertaining to this property may have been provided solely by the vendor, and although we always make every effort to verify the information provided to us, we strongly advise you to make further enquiries before continuing.

If you book a viewing or make an offer on a property that has had its valuation conducted virtually, you are doing so under the knowledge that this information may have been provided solely by the vendor, and that we may not have been able to access the premises to confirm the information or test any equipment. We therefore strongly advise you to make further enquiries before completing your purchase of the property to ensure you are happy with all the information provided.


Energy Performance Certificates

Hala Road, Lancaster, LA1


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Lancaster Station1.6 miles
  • Bare Lane Station3.7 miles
  • Morecambe Station4.3 miles
Check mortgage affordability
Powered by Nationwide - Nationwide pays Rightmove a monthly fee made up of a fixed amount and up to 0.35% of each mortgage introduced. It is up to you if you choose Nationwide or a different lender to suit your mortgage needs and circumstances.
Market information
See similar nearby properties

About the agent

Purplebricks, covering Lancaster

Suite 7 First Floor Cranmore Drive Shirley Solihull B90 4RZ

Purplebricks is one of the UK’s largest estate agents. We’re proud to say we’ve revolutionised the way people buy, sell and let property across the globe, by making it fairer, more transparent and 24/7 convenient. Our customers love how we combine the personal touch of Local Property Experts with cutting edge technology and a central support team that puts them in control of their sale. Best of all, we charge a fair, fixed fee – there’s no commission with Purplebricks.

More properties from this agent

Stamp Duty calculator



These notes are private, only you can see them.

Staying secure when looking for property

Ensure you're up to date with our latest advice on how to avoid fraud or scams when looking for property online.

Visit our security centre to find out more

Disclaimer - Property reference 1112500-1. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Purplebricks, covering Lancaster. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* This is the average speed from the provider with the fastest broadband package available on at this postcode. The average speed displayed is based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm). Fibre/cable services at the postcode are subject to availability and may differ between properties within a postcode. Speeds can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed at the property may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed and confirm availability to a property prior to purchasing on the broadband provider's website. Providers may increase charges. The information is provided and maintained by Stickee Technology Limited.

Map data ©OpenStreetMap contributors.

Your search history

You have no recent searches.