Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
Lane Head House, Tatham, Near Lancaster, Lancashire LA2 8NF
- Grade ll Listed Farmhouse
- Seven Bedroom
- Four Ensuite Bathrooms
- Original Bar
- Triple Garage with Workshop
- 10 acres & 1.22 acres of Gardens
- Situated Behind Private Gates
- Picturesque & Tranquil Setting
- Approx 1 Mile from Wray
A private and tranquil Haven situated within the Lune Valley, Lane Head is a substantial Grade ll listed farmhouse dating back to 1742 which was once a restaurant; the property boasts character and charm throughout, offering amazing reception rooms and entertaining space including the original restaurant bar, as well as seven generous size bedrooms. A particularly intriguing package, Lane Head is set back behind private gates and presents the opportunity to acquire 1.22 acres of lawned and mature gardens but extends to approximately 10 acres, perfect for those with equestrian interests and provides ample opportunity for scope and potential.
Equidistant between Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale, Tatham is a popular choice for those seeking a beautiful Lune Valley country location for a superb base or their second home, 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. The lively village of Wray is a little over 1 mile from Lane Head and 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.
Accessed down a private driveway, Lane Head House is surrounded by manicured gardens and grounds and has ample parking areas with a most picturesque bridge leading over Clear Beck which passes through the grounds; instantly creating a tranquil tone. Entering the property through the hearty entrance hall you are immediately greeted with beautiful features, including wall panelling and exposed beams. The spacious and open entrance hall features the galleried staircase and provides access to a spacious cloakroom. Off the hallway, double doors lead into the expansive formal lounge area which has a beautiful duel aspect over looking the gardens and a multi fuel wood burning stove inset in a stone fireplace surround. To the rear of the entrance hall is the mezzanine dining room, a lovely bright and open room with duel aspect and an external door providing access into the garden. The kitchen comprises a good range of wall and base units, Range cooker, integrated dishwasher, sink and drainer unit. There is huge scope to reconfigure these areas to create an impressive open plan kitchen/diner if desired.
The farmhouse section boasts the original bar area with stone flagged flooring and a beautiful window seating overlooking the front garden; this is the perfect space just off the hallway for entertaining guests. Double doors open into a snug sitting room set around an open fire with feature exposed beams, creating a cosy atmosphere; there is also external access into the front garden by way of French doors. The rear hall has a second staircase leading to the first floor with access to the office, this is a brilliant space which overlooks the rear garden and is set around a feature stone fireplace with access into the kitchen. Practically, the utility room is situated to the rear and has access to the patio; this room provides a range of base units offering excellent storage with plumbing in place for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The galleried landing area provides access to the first floor where you are immediately greeted with the first of four generous double bedrooms, all of which are ensuite. The landing area in turn leads into the original farmhouse which is set around a landing area and provides two generous double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom comprising of shower cubicle, corner bath, WC and wash hand basin with an airing cupboard with storage, finished with under floor heated tiled flooring. There is a staircase which leads to a spacious attic with scope for additional accommodation, should the discerning purchaser wish to explore this.
Externally the property provides attached outbuildings, one of which houses the boiler and the other the oil tank which services the property. There is a private stone flagged patio area offering an ideal entertaining space, perfect for al fresco dining which is enclosed, with a high wall to one side. The spacious lawned garden benefits from mature shrubberies and boasts an idyllic beck which runs through the grounds, creating a tranquil and relaxing setting. There is an excellent triple garage building providing a 7 car garage with workshop to one side and additional parking to the front, which is an excellent asset to the property. Situated at the front is a further lawned garden bordered by a dry stone wall with mature shrubs. Beyond the gardens, an Agricultural field extends to around 9.04 Acres; providing excellent Equestrian potential and is suited also to those with hobby farming interests.
Services Mains water
Septic tank drainage
Oil fired heating
Council Tax Band G