Fine and Country Lancaster
Fine & Country
19 Castle Hill
Langthwaite Hall, Casterton, LA6 2NH
- Semi-Detached Property
- Completed in 2001
- Set Out Over Three Floors
- Extensive 3.8 acres of gardens
- Triple Garage
- Rolling Countryside
- Full of Character and Charm
- Rural, Delightful Location
- B4RN Available in the area
- Septic Tank Drainage
Acquired by the present owners 30 years ago, it has been a labour of love to create their dream family home from the historic barn that previously stood. Completed in 2001, this grand stone built home has been finished to their exacting standard to offer a versatile and spacious family home set out over three floors. This includes the three receptions, breakfast kitchen and five double bedrooms, two of which benefit from ensuites. Each room makes the most of the captivating views over the surrounding grounds countryside and there is even an elevated private terrace from which you can take in this magnificent and private outlook. The gardens surrounding the property offer a fantastic space for families, especially those with equestrian interests as there is potential for ample grazing land. There is also a large parking area with access to three integral garages and a carport to the front of the property. At present, the informal gardens offer a far stretching expanse of lawn with two ponds and a lovely manicured top lawn with a patio seating area. The idyllic countryside location offers a peaceful haven whilst still being conveniently located just a 5-minute drive to the A65 and the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.
This superb property will attract a wide range of buyers, due in part to its fantastic rural yet accessible location; being only 15 minutes from M6 J36 and with wonderful accessibility into the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The rural village of Casterton is a quaint, picturesque area that boast an excellent country pub, golf course and the highly regarded Sedbergh Preparatory school Casterton. The popular and very successful Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale is also within easy reach, as is its excellent primary school, St Mary's. Kirkby Lonsdale itself is a very popular, historic market town with a vibrant community and a plethora of independent shops, pubs and eateries along with other useful amenities such as doctors, dentists and a local large supermarket.
The gravelled driveway is lined with tall shrubbery for a private entrance, opening out onto a large parking area to the front of the property with access to the three integral garages and carport. The drive also continues around to the side of the property to the first-floor main entrance or the opposite way into the gated hardstanding yard before the paddock. From under the stone arches, an entrance door leads into the ground floor of this versatile three storey home. Immediately in front of you the wide Yorkshire stone staircase leads up to the first floor for an impressive welcome. Tall pillars reach up to the ceiling which run throughout the floors for a unique feature throughout. From the hall there is access to a cloaks cupboard and French doors leading out onto the garden. There is also a utility room, ground floor walk -in shower room and a privately located study. Situated away from the main accommodation, this is ideal for those looking for a peaceful space to work from home, especially due to the B4RN hyper-fast internet connectivity available in the area. There is an open fireplace set within a cast iron surround and a dual aspect views over the front and rear.
Leading up the grand Yorkshire stone staircase you come to the first floor where there is the main front entrance to the house via a glazed door with full length glazed surrounds. This allows for plenty of natural light to flow up into the dining area where there is space for formal dining furniture in front of sliding patio doors. The door from the dining area leads into the living room, a large reception space with a bright dual aspect that includes two further sliding patio doors leading out onto the terrace of the property. The terrace is set under further stone arches that create a pretty façade to the front of the property. They open out on to a wrought iron balcony and to the side it leads to a larger terrace area with beautiful open views over the rolling countryside. Back within the living room, the large feature brick surround houses a gas stove and characterful exposed ceiling beams original to the property. The breakfast kitchen is homely and bright with a dual aspect affording lovely views over the ground. There is space for a more informal dining setting along with a good range of solid oak units, an oven with gas hob and space for a fridge, freezer. The central island is a lovely feature and there is complimentary splash back tiling.
Also to the ground floor is a generously proportioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. This is a great option for the master bedroom, set away from the bedrooms on the second floor for a more private setting and again offering dual aspect views. The second floor is accessed from an open staircase next to the dining room, passing by a galleried half landing up to the spacious top landing area where there is even space for occasional furniture or study area if required. There are a further four double bedrooms available here, one of which benefits from an ensuite bathroom. Each of the bedrooms offer good proportions and unique elevated views over the surrounding countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is also a good-sized family bathroom and access to a loft storage area.
Private grounds amounting to approximately 3.8 acres surround the property offering a tranquil haven that backs on to the rolling countryside beyond. This versatile space at present is mainly utilised as informal lawn with a pretty wildlife pond to the end of the boundary and an ornamental pond opposite the front doors. There is a natural spring within the grounds of the property that can also provide a water source for the land if required. This great open space would be ideal for those with equestrian interest who could make use of the hard standing yard with gated vehicle access branching off from the private drive. There is a nice formal lawn outside the property with a patio seating. Practically, the private gravelled drive affords ample parking and access to the three single garage and the carport.
Upon entering Casterton village from the A65, take the first right after the garage and continue past the Sedbergh Casterton Prep School. Passing under the bridge, at the junction continue straight and after approximately 0.5 miles the entrance to the drive of Langthwaite Hall is signposted on your left-hand side.
Private septic tank drainage – shared
B4RN available in the area
Council Tax - G