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Gothic listed house hits the market in Penrith

11th February 2009 Print
Gothic listed house hits the market in Penrith Smiths Gore bring to market Calthwaite Hall, a magnificent early-Victorian listed house extending to about 7 acres in all, standing on the edge of an attractive village. The hall is situated in beautiful countryside close to the M6 between Penrith and Carlisle, near the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park.

Calthwaite Hall is an impressive country house, constructed around 1840, with fine dressed stone elevations featuring the Victorian Gothic architectural detail fashionable at that time. The Gothic theme continues inside the Grade II Listed house, with a remarkable carved oak spiral staircase in the centre of the three-storey galleried hall, fine plaster detail and oak panelled doors to most rooms.

Requiring refurbishment, the property could continue as a grand family house, or may have leisure/commercial potential, subject to all necessary consents. The Hall is currently arranged as a five-bedroom house and independent two-bedroom apartment although could easily be utilised as one property. There are also useful second floor rooms and a spacious cellar.

Attractive mature wooded grounds provide the approach to the house, opening out to grass paddocks on the east side, where there is a useful range of stables and an outdoor manège.

Jannike Taylor of Smiths Gore’s Carlisle Office says:

“This is a rare opportunity to acquire such a magnificent country house with incredible Gothic detailing including a number of pointed arched windows and alcoves.

“There is huge potential in this extensive accommodation, which also benefits from formal gardens and equestrian facilities.”

Calthwaite Hall is being marketed with a guide price of £800,000.

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Gothic listed house hits the market in Penrith