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4 bedroom country house for sale

Tearnside Hall and Barns, Near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, LA6 2PU


Property Description

Key features

  • Seventeenth century Grade II* listed country property with wealth of impressive period features
  • 4 bedrooms & 2 attic rooms/potentially bedrooms 5 & 6
  • South facing in a beautiful location plus gardens and 2 acre paddock
  • Attached and Detached Barns with Services, with Development Opportunity

Full description

Location: Travelling from Kirkby Lonsdale on the A65, follow signs towards the M6 and Kendal. Passing a garage on the left, take the second left, Tearnside Hall is the second property on the right.

From the West, exit the M6 at Junction 36 and proceed along the A65 following the signs to Skipton and Kirkby Lonsdale. 

Description: An impressive and substantial seventeenth century, Grade ll* Listed country property, Tearnside Hall is a wonderful and unique example of the architecture typical of the period, mentioned in Pevsner's "Buildings of England" and English Heritage's references to South Cumbria. The property has a date stone of 1686 above the door and a wealth of character period features throughout including stone mullion windows, four stone inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams, oak latched doors, oak panelling, a splendid oak staircase, slabbed floors, spice cupboards and priest hole.

Briefly comprising 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 attic rooms, study, utility room, office/playroom, cellar, dressing room and family bathroom.

Complemented by a substantial attached barn and a detached barn, both of which have potential for residential, business or commercial uses.

There is potential for extending the living accommodation. The two attic rooms, with a staircase from the first floor, provide an opportunity for further bedrooms, studio or workroom. And the large stone and slate attached barn, with communicating doors from the ground and first floors, is ideal to extend into.

In addition the property has cottage style gardens and grounds including lawns, shrubberies, a former orchard and vegetable garden, and a 2 acre paddock.

A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional period home with scope to update and priced accordingly.

Option to exclude the attached and detached barns from the sale.

Tearnside Hall is 1.25 miles from the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, nestling between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It is convenient for excellent primary and secondary schools, both state and private, Queen Elizabeth School, Casterton School and Sedburgh School and has easy access to the M6 motorway and the main line railway station at Oxenholme, the Lake District, for London and Scotland. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Entrance Vestibule Oak studded front door, quarry tiled floor. 

Sitting Room 17' 11" x 17' 7" (5.46m x 5.36m) Stone mullioned windows to front, oak window seat, Inglenook fireplace, 2 spice cupboards, beamed ceiling, door to study, original twin oak doors giving access to stairs. 

Dining Room 17' 11" x 14' 1" (5.46m x 4.29m) Stone mullioned window to front, stone flagged floor, stone Inglenook fireplace, window seat, beamed ceiling, oak panelling. Door to Priest Hole. 

Priest Hole 9' 3" x 5' 8" (2.82m x 1.73m)  

Study 10' 8" x 7' 0" (3.25m x 2.13m) Window to rear, beamed ceiling, oak panelling, built in cupboard housing electric meters. 

Utility 10' 7" x 7' 4" maximum (3.23m x 2.24m maximum) Stoned flagged floor, beamed ceiling, stone shelf, WC and wash basin, plumbing for washing machine. 

Kitchen 17' 9" x 15' 4" (5.41m x 4.67m) Farmhouse kitchen with Inglenook fireplace and grate, beamed ceiling, oil fire Rayburn, quarry tiled floor, stone mullioned windows to front and rear, door and steps to cellar. Stable door to front and door giving access to office/playroom. 

Office/Playroom 18' 3" x 16' 10" maximum (5.56m x 5.13m maximum) Range of fitted shelves, beamed ceiling and door to Barn. 

FIRST FLOOR Approached via splendid dog-leg staircase with turned spindles. Mullioned windows to rear and side on half landing. Beamed ceiling. 

Bedroom 1 18' 3" x 15' 7" (5.56m x 4.75m) Mullioned windows to front and rear. Beamed ceiling and exposed stonework. 

Bedroom 2 14' 9" x 11' 5" maximum (4.5m x 3.48m maximum) Exposed stone and beamed ceiling. Clothes cupboard. 

Bedroom 3 14' 11" x 11' 7" (4.55m x 3.53m) Oak panelling to one wall, beamed ceiling, door to Dressing Room. 

Dressing Room 7' 7" x 7' 0" (2.31m x 2.13m) With mullioned window to front, high open beamed ceiling and oak window seat. 

Bedroom 4 19' 3" x 9' 8" (5.87m x 2.95m) Original oak panelling, exposed stonework, stone Inglenook fireplace, window seat. 

Bathroom Four piece coloured suite of central bath, WC, bidet, double wash basins, corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, door to cylinder cupboard, 2 windows to rear and door to rear garden. 

SECOND FLOOR From first floor landing the fine staircase continues to the ATTIC. 

Attic Room 1/Bedroom 5 22' 2" x 19' 0" (6.76m x 5.79m) Exposed beams and high ceiling. Window and sky lights. 

Attic Room 2/Bedroom 6 18' 4" x 10' 5" (5.59m x 3.18m) Window to side. Beamed and high ceiling. 

ATTACHED BARN 47' 3" x 18' 8" overall (14.4m x 5.69m overall) A substantial stone and slate built barn attached to the Eastern side of the Hall. The barn features a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and lintels, double entrance doors to the front and a large window to rear. There is an upper Mezzanine level. The main floor is concreted and the floor of the Mezzanine is timber. The Barn can be accessed internally via doors from the office and the first floor, and also by external doors. 


Room 1 15' 2" x 8' 1" (4.62m x 2.46m) Stainless steel sink, units and timber steps lead to upper raised platform. 

Room 2 15' 0" x 14' 4" (4.57m x 4.37m) Tiled floor, door to front. 

Room 3 11' 2" x 7' 1" (3.4m x 2.16m) Double opening door to rear and single door side. WC. 

OUTSIDE: Attached and detached barns.
2 pedestrian gates and 2 gated driveways.
Gardens, grounds and orchard.
Established gardens to front, side and rear, comprising lawns, shrubs and trees.
Former stable block in need of renovation.
2 acre paddock. 2.5 acres in all. 

Log Store 9' 10" x 6' 11" (3m x 2.11m) A former Byre now used as coal and log shed part of the attached barn. 

Services: Mains electricity and mains water. Drainage to septic tank. 

Tenure: Freehold. 

Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council - Band 'G' 

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh. Telephone 015242 72111. 

Energy Performance Certificate: The first page of the EPC is available on our website and the full EPC is available from any office. EPC Band G.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 July 2012


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