Reception Rooms: 3
This beautiful 18th century, stone built family home is located in the peaceful village of Tatham and within the stunning surrounds of the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Barley Bank House offers spacious and flexible living accommodation that is rich in fine period features including original fireplaces and exposed beams. A total of four reception rooms accompany a good sized family kitchen on the ground floor. To the second floor there are four double bedrooms and house bathroom and a further bedroom/ playroom created from the converted attic on the third floor. The neatly kept gardens surround the property, extending to approximately 1 acre, providing a peaceful haven that is ideal for families. There is also an approximate 2.75 acres of land available by separate negotiation.
Equidistant between Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale, Tatham is a popular choice for those seeking a beautiful country location for their second home or a superb base from which to travel for work around the North West. There are primary schools in the nearby villages of Wray, Bentham and Lowgill, the very well respected Queen Elizabeth Secondary school in Kirkby Lonsdale is less than 8 miles away and the property is within the catchment area for the Lancaster Grammar Schools. Nearby Bentham is a vibrant and active town with a wonderful community spirit and range of amenities including a doctors, local shops, pubs and fabulous recreational facilities with sports teams of all age groups and a picturesque 18 hole Golf Course and Club House.
The original Farmhouse dates back to 1787 when it was run as a smallholding, an extension in 1911 meant that the property was the first in the area to have an indoor bathroom. Over the past 30 years of ownership, the current vendors have meticulously updated the property with great respect for the original features and characteristics of the traditional farmhouse. Exposed wooden beams, stone flagged floors, original solid wood doors, sash windows, stained glass windows and even the original high flush, 1900’s toilet have been upheld. Whilst additions such as rich wood panelling, bespoke woodwork and furniture, parquet flooring, authentic cast iron log burners, salvaged and restored fireplaces and interiors inspired by the luxurious Victorian era, add to the true essence of a period farmhouse.
Entering the property the hearty entrance hall, with the original stone and cast iron fireplace, sets the tone as a warm and welcoming home. Leading through into the grand dining room with a cast iron wood burning stove set around an impressive wall of bespoke wood panelling, restored sash windows and exposed beams reminiscent of the era. Tiled slate floors that begin in the dining room continue into the authentic farmhouse kitchen, a homely hub of the house filled with warmth from the 3-door AGA. A peaceful conservatory enjoys a tranquil setting overlooking the garden, whilst a wood panelled library and study is ideal for private study or working from home. The cosy sitting room enjoys a lovely garden outlook and the cast iron multi fuel wood burner, with restored stone surround, is ideal for settling down on winter evenings. On the first floor, 4 double bedrooms are accompanied by a classic, Victorian styled house bathroom. The converted attic above provides a further spacious double bedroom or in fact, makes for a great children’s playroom or hobby room.