Reception Rooms: 3
Halton Green East is an exceptional property of character offering a rarely found package of a fine Grade II* listed historic house with stables, outbuildings, mature gardens, orchard and paddock, with further land available to purchase by separate negotiation. Located on the edge of Halton-on-Lune in a peaceful rural position, the property occupies a sheltered south facing site with extensive views over the Lune Valley to the Forest of Bowland beyond, yet is surprisingly convenient for the M6 Junction 34 and Lancaster City centre. The family house offers generous 5/6 bedroom accommodation and the property benefits from B4RN superfast fibre optic broadband, making it ideal for those wishing to work from home.
The delightful location of Halton Green East needs to be viewed in order to fully appreciate its combination of superb accommodation and accessibility. The village of Halton provides a range of amenities including village store and newsagent, public house and a well-regarded primary school. There is an excellent choice of public schools in the area, including Sedbergh and Windermere School, and the property lies within the catchment area of Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Lancaster Girls Grammar School, both highly regarded. The West Coast mainline connection at Lancaster offers a fast service to London Euston and Glasgow/Edinburgh, and the international airports at Manchester and Liverpool are both easily accessible.
Sporting facilities in the area include shooting, fishing on the River Lune, golf at Lancaster, Morecambe and Silverdale, Sailing in the Lake District and on Morecambe Bay and a wide range of equestrian activities.
Accommodation The main house dates back to the mid-17th century and retains many original features such as a fine Jacobean staircase and mullioned windows and beamed ceilings in many rooms.
Ground Floor An attractive eighteenth century Entrance Porch with seating around the original front door into entrance hall with delightful oak panel staircase and solid sandstone flagged floors.
Drawing Room 18’2 x 15’8 (5.54m x 4.78m) Mullioned windows on two sides of this delightful room looking out over the rose garden, heavy beamed ceiling, built in shelf cupboard and half stoned fire surround and hearth with open grate.
Snug 18’7 x 13’4 (5.66m x 4.06m) Mullioned windows to two sides and ornate Godin enamelled stove on tiled hearth. Useful understairs storage area.
Splendid Dining Room 18’0 x 13’8 (5.49m x 4.17m) There are mullioned windows and window seats to this very characterful room together with stone flagged floor and ceiling beams, all highlighted by a superb large stone fire surround housing a multi fuel stove
Inner Hall Tiled floor and fitted book case. Door down to:
Cellar 12’2 x 12’2 (3.71m x 3.71m) Stone steps leading to traditional cellar room with stone slab shelving and central stone "cold" slab together with ample wine storage racks.
Attractive Garden Room With tiled floor. Pleasant sunny outlook to garden and French doors leading out onto a terrace with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside.
Cloakroom WC & wash hand basin.
Generous Breakfast Kitchen 17’9 x 11’8 (5.41m x 3.56m) With tiled floor and original ceiling beams, together with mullioned windows to two sides and secondary staircase. There is ample space for breakfast table and the kitchen is extremely well fitted out, with a four oven Aga and range of hand-crafted solid oak floor and wall cabinets which incorporate electric hob and oven, dishwasher, inset sink unit and topped with quality polished Lakeland slate worktops.
Adjacent to the Kitchen is a spacious separate entrance lobby with quarry tiled floor, vaulted ceiling and stable style door opening onto the courtyard. This area is fitted out with a wash hand basin and provides a very useful wet entrance area with coat space and boot storage
Bedroom One 20’3 x 18’7 (6.17m x 5.66m) A fine large Master Bedroom with leaded and mullioned windows to two sides including window seats overlooking the gardens and Clougha Fell. Oak beamed ceiling and twin built-in double wardrobes.
Bedroom Two 14’10 x 12’7 (4.52m x 3.84m) A good size double bedroom with two mullioned windows with windows seats, built-in wardrobes to the alcoves, central ceiling beam and pleasant rural outlook.
Bathroom Three piece white suite which provides panel bath, WC and pedestal wash basin.
Shower Room Four piece white suite providing corner shower cabinet, pedestal wash basin, bidet and WC.
Laundry Room 7’5 x 6’2 (2.26m x 1.82m) A very useful room on the first floor with Belfast sink and plumbing for washing machine.
Main landing area Along the landing area there are mullioned windows and beamed ceilings together with built-in linen cupboards, cylinder cupboard and hanging rail.
Bedroom Three 14’7 x 12’0 (4.44m x 3.66m) A good double bedroom with range of built-in wardrobe with sliding doors, pedestal wash basin and stone mullioned windows looking out over the courtyard to the barn.
Bedroom Four 8’10 x 8’9 (5.74m x 2.67m) A generous twin bedroom with lovely old mullioned windows to three sides with leaded lights looking onto the lane and fields beyond. Beamed ceiling.
From the landing a second staircase leads onto the;
Bedroom Five 19’8 x 16’11 (5.99 x 5.16) &
Bedroom Six 19’6 x 17’3 (5.94 x 5.26) These are two large adjoining rooms with bags of character, including exposed roof trusses. Bedroom 5 has two eaves cupboards, shelving and a washbasin with splashback and together with Bedroom 6 could form an excellent self-contained suite.
Outbuildings and Grounds The outbuildings adjoining the house comprise boiler house, sheltered parking, stables, and a very useful family games room/home office which benefits from central heating and B4RN superfast fibre optic broadband.
The gardens around the house provide a delightful feature and include formal lawn and mature borders, terrace sitting areas, summer house, rose garden, vegetable garden with soft fruit canes and greenhouse, all enjoying privacy and an open sunny aspect. Adjacent to the main garden is a mature orchard containing a variety of fruit trees including apple, pear, plum and medlar, with the paddock beyond.
Directions From junction 34 of the M6, take the A683 North towards Caton and Kirkby Lonsdale. After approximately 2 miles, as you enter the village of Caton and start to see 30mph signs, turn immediately left. Follow this road over the River Lune bridge and after approximately 0.8 miles, turn right onto Green Lane. Halton Green East is the first property on the right.