Reception Rooms: 4
Built in the 1930s by the prominent Satterthwaite family, Halton Green House has had an interesting past; the property was and is indeed now a fine, family home but during World War II it was utilised as an officer’s barracks and during the 1950s, legendary singer Frankie Vaughan stayed here for two summers as a convenient base from where to enjoy his hobby of fishing on the River Lune.
Situated amongst the picturesque fields of Halton Green, just outside of the village of Halton, Halton Green House enjoys stunning panoramic views of uninterrupted, rolling countryside. Just a short stroll or drive away, the village of Halton provides all the local amenities of a classic rural village including village store, newsagent, post office, public house and a well-regarded primary school. There are also a range of sporting facilities to hand for those who enjoy the great outdoors, from horse riding along the many bridal paths to fishing on the River Lune and also an excellent selection of golf courses located nearby in Lancaster, Morecambe and Silverdale. A further appeal to this enviable location is that it is conveniently located for both quick access to the nearby historic city of Lancaster and The Lake District, whilst being only a 15 minute drive from Kirkby Lonsdale, making this house the perfect country retreat with city amenities still in easy reach. For those commuting, the M6 access can be found a mere few minutes drive away and 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.
The original, symmetrical design of the imposing exterior has been painstakingly added to by the current vendors to create a striking and balanced first image. The unique and exquisite accommodation, carefully set out over three floors, offers a total of 7 beautiful bedrooms complemented by superb and flexible living spaces to include a home gym, bespoke Ramwell fitted kitchen, Lefroy Brooks sanitary ware, Nuvo audio, Lutron lighting and Crestron media systems throughout. The glorious facilities here at Halton Green House are enveloped by superb gardens and grounds amounting to approximately 5½ acres, with ample parking and roof top entertaining areas. The property also has full planning permission for a purpose built leisure suite which includes an infinity swimming pool.
An elegant, Florentine brushed, marbled reception hall welcomes you from the front of the house providing just a hint of the splendour that lies beyond. The entrance flows effortlessly into the bespoke, Ramwell kitchen of Pipi oak under cool, black granite tops where a 6 oven, dual fuel Aga complements an impressive range of appliances and a central island and breakfast bar. Open to the kitchen, the social dining area has a discreetly placed wide screen colour TV and enjoys direct access to the terrace, flowing beautifully into the glorious sun room with glazed roof to the terrace above and French doors to the outside. A useful utility and cloakroom sit off here, leading through to a purpose built gymnasium with adjacent wet room. A spacious wine cellar and hobby room/tack room doubles as a laundry room and has a useful shower completing this wing of the house. Straight ahead off the entrance hallway sits the beautiful lounge room with a wealth of handmade windows, one featuring a stained glass panel depicting Halton Green House. The room is adorned with delicate and interesting plasterwork matched by an elegant open fireplace.
Three beautiful bedrooms on the ground floor comprise of two sophisticated doubles, one with an ensuite bathroom finished in polished Florentine marble and a breath taking master/guest suite, discreetly tucked away and accessed via a ‘not so secret’ bookcase from the quiet study room. This enormous, bright bedroom has floor to ceiling windows and doors allowing for direct access to the outside terrace, the room having a projector screen TV, electric blinds, dressing room and exquisite private bathroom with roll top bath and wet room complemented by black, Brazilian slate tiles creating an ultra modern look.
The marble staircase is adorned with solid brass and wrought iron rails and is blessed with a full height, feature window to the half landing leading to the first floor where the alternative master suite offers a feeling of sheer opulence by way of stylish and quality Ramwell fitted wardrobes. The room also enjoys direct access to the glazed terrace. The spacious ensuite is dressed in Florentine marble and is blessed with a roll top bath, wet room area and his and hers sinks. Two further ensuite doubles have been carefully dressed with quality fixtures and fittings and each enjoy an ensuite shower room with their own unique style of tiling, be it tumbled Mazzano, light Emperadore and marron Emperadore. The final bedroom suite enjoys a delightful triple aspect, a host of bespoke fittings, again by Ramwells and a delightful ensuite shower room.
The second floor of Halton Green House offers a hi-tec cinema room with interesting glass floor allowing for plenty of light to flow through from top to bottom and vice versa. The media hub of the house sits on this floor and houses the lighting, Sky, CCTV and bespoke sound systems. Ample storage is available on this floor and a useful cloakroom is on hand.
Halton Green House enjoys a secure, electronically gated entrance into a cobbled and gravelled parking area at the front with central water feature and fountain. Ample parking is available for over a dozen vehicles and there is sufficient space for the purchaser to create a covered parking area or garage, subject to the usual conditions. The lush, green gardens to front of the house are planted informally with mature trees and shrubs leading to a more formal area of raised beds with greenhouse, garden shed and glazed workshop area. Incidentally, a gardener’s room has been incorporated into the main accommodation with useful kitchenette and cloakroom. The vendors have cleverly created a double, secure heated dog kennel with enclosed run just off the tack room, an ideal place for hosing down sports equipment or, indeed, your dogs. To the rear of Halton Green House the grounds are set to more formal beds with delicate box planting designed to co-ordinate with the planting scheme and surrounding a central pond. Beyond here, there is a sizeable paddock. Stone steps from the ground floor terrace lead to an attractive and expansive roof top terrace, the perfect social entertaining space when the weather will allow, surrounded by glazed panels allowing you to take in the breathtaking views across the site and to the countryside 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. The entrance to Halton Green House will be found further along Green Lane on your left hand side.
SERVICES Oil fired central heating
COUNCIL TAX G