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The full history of Hazelwood Hall could fill an afternoon with tales from its architectural design in the early 1800’s to its time as an elegant stately home and country retreat for Harold Carrington of Carrington and Dewhurst, cotton manufacturers. In 2005 it was acquired by renowned developers Pringle Homes after being run as a nursing home for quite some years. Pringle Homes began painstakingly making plans with ‘industry-leading architects’ to restore the building and grounds to its former Victorian glory, providing a total of 21 luxury second home apartments within both the original building and a second sympathetically designed ‘East Wing’ that seamlessly merges with the old. The 18.5 acre grounds of Hazelwood Hall were extensively redesigned by celebrated Victorian landscape garden designer, Thomas Mawson around 1916. Thomas Mawson’s gardens are renowned amongst the prestigious Landscape Architects of modern day and his book ‘The Art and Craft of Garden Making’ is now regarded as ‘the foundation of modern landscape architecture’. The former glory of these superior gardens has now been brought back to life with much care and are a true wonder to behold year round.
Apartment No.21 is located in The East Wing, the sympathetically constructed building that matches the impressive structure of The Old Hall in both classic period features and grandeur. Enjoying a second floor position, the apartment boasts lovely views over the rear garden from the wrought iron balcony off the open plan living area. The high ceilings and sash windows replicate the authentic style of a Victorian build yet modern day comforts such as underfloor heating throughout make for an efficient and easy to maintain home, ideal for a lock up and leave. It is worth noting that this home is under restriction meaning that it can only be used as a second home and not a primary address.
Situated within the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hazelwood Hall sits within easy walking distance to the village centre. Surrounded by the tidal sands of Morecambe Bay, ancient woodlands and marshes famous for its bird inhabitants , Silverdale is a vibrant community that appeals to all ages. The village centre offers a good range of amenities including a convenience store, doctors, newsagents, two restaurants, three pubs, library, village hall and a well regarded primary school. A full range of amenities can be found in nearby market town of Carnforth, a short 5-10 minute drive away. The Silverdale train station provides quick access to the West Coast mainline in the city of Lancaster and M6 access is also a 10 minute drive away.
Open Plan Living, Dining & Kitchen 21’6 21’1 (6.55 x 6.42) The open plan living area allows plenty of space for a comfortable living and dining area along with the high quality contemporary kitchen which has been thoughtfully designed to capitalise on the available space. The gloss wall, drawer and base units with granite worktops include a handy breakfast bar and encompass a NEFF oven and grill, microwave and 4 ring electric hob with extractor over and a CDA dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine. French doors open out onto the private balcony area, a tranquil south facing seating area from which to enjoy the peaceful setting of the rear garden.
Leading down the hallway there is a large storage cupboard which proves very handy for storing the everyday appliances.
Bedroom 1 11’7 x 9’2 (3.54 x 2.80) A good sized double bedroom with south facing sash windows overlooking the rear grounds. There is also access into the loft area.
Shower Room A modern shower room with a practically tiled floor that continues to the Dado, heated towel radiator and quality Duravit sanitary ware that includes WC, wash hand basin and walk in shower.
Master Bedroom 12’8 x 12’3 (3.87 x 3.84) This bright and spacious double bedroom makes a great master and features two sash windows from which to take in the lovely, south facing views.
Ensuite Again, fitted with high quality Duravit sanitary ware that this time not only includes a WC, wash hand basin and walk in shower, but a tiled bath too. The generous proportions of this ensuite are only enhanced by the wall length mirror that catches the light from the bedroom windows. Once again, tiled to the dado and with a heated towel radiator.
Outside The beautiful gardens of Thomas Mawson stretch around Hazelwood Hall and The East Wing, totalling 18.5 acres of private lawns, woodlands, terraces and picture perfect seating areas. Inscribed on a stone bench that overlooks the terraces, the words "The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, one is nearer God’s heart in the garden than anywhere else on earth" Dorothy Gurney (1858-1952), are said to perfectly summarise Thomas Mawson’s intentions for this beautiful, ornamental outdoor haven. Practically, electric wrought iron gates provide that added security you would want for a lock up and leave home. There is a large visitors parking area within easy reach and each apartment has a designated parking bay to the front of the buildings.
Directions From Carnforth, head through the centre of the town, passing the train station to head towards Warton. Just before entering the village, take a left hand turn down Sand Lane heading towards Silverdale. Continue along this road for approximately 2.5 miles. At the junction, take a left hand turn onto Slackwood Lane and then the next left onto Hollins Lane. The entrance to Hazelwood Hall is on your left after about 250 metres.