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7 bedroom manor house for sale

Halsteads, Thornton In Lonsdale

Removed £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Estate
  • For Sale By Informal Tender
  • Approximately Five Acres
  • Farm House Requiring Complete Restoration
  • Large Cottage With Attached Stables
  • Grade II Listed Walled Kitchen Garden
  • Private Woodland
  • Dates From c1600
  • Rare Opportunity
  • Historical Significance

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Grade II listed buildings are of exceptional interest warranting every effort to preserve them for future generations. The old Farmhouse at Halsteads in Thornton in Lonsdale will be appealing to those searching for a piece of historical England. Formerly part of the Foxcroft Family Estate of late 18th century fame and fortune, Halsteads originated as a farmhouse, built circa 1600, with alterations in the 18th, 19th and 20th century, creating an imposing Manor style farm house with separate Grade II listed cottage with attached stone built stables and Grade II listed Walled Kitchen Garden.

The village of Thornton in Lonsdale is surrounded by magnificent limestone countryside with deep caves, spectacular waterfalls and important geological and archaeological sites. The surrounding market towns of Bentham and Kirkby Lonsdale, along with the closer village of Ingleton provide a wide range of amenities plus a network of travel links.

Halsteads is approached from both the south and the east, down a private drive along the front of the estate. We believe Halsteads was last fully occupied in the late 1930s with part of the house being occupied as recently as 2015 and has since fallen into disrepair, therefore requiring complete and significant restoration. Over the centuries the Halsteads has been extended to its current configuration, we believe, of entrance hall, drawing room, library, four bedrooms, bathroom and a series of servant's living quarters in the second floor. To the side of the farmhouse is a separate entrance in to an open plan lounge, dining kitchen and a further three bedrooms and bathroom. To the rear of the estate you will find a delightful secluded woodland which is currently used as a horse paddock and an orchard. There are also extensive lawned gardens surrounding the Farm House and Cottage, with the entirety of the estate sitting on a plot of approximately 5 acres.

To the west of Halsteads lies a large three bedroom cottage with attached stone built stables and requires some updating. The three bedroom cottage boasts a wealth of features including grand fireplaces, exposed beams and scribed stonework. Attached to the cottage is a private walled garden with patio area plus access to the Grade II walled kitchen garden.

Due to the condition of the manor house, internal inspection is not possible due to health and safety concerns, however a viewing of the cottage can be arranged along with a walk of the grounds.

The estate is suitable for a variety of uses, subject to planning consent. Prospective purchasers are recommended to enquire with Craven District Council about any change of use.

All viewings are by appointment only. Please contact the Fisher Hopper office in Bentham with all enquiries.  


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Added on Rightmove:
07 December 2017


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