Stunning riverside mansion with huge swimming pool for sale
Hidden along the bank of the River Lune stands a stately home surrounded by a wall of verdant trees.
Lancaster is known for its impressive and historic architecture dating back centuries. Among some of these remarkable structures, one property located a short distance from the city center has its own distinct heritage.
Clock House is a beautiful, recently renovated Georgian detached property set in immaculately designed gardens. The 18th century features of the large house are still visible in some parts of the house.
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The mansion was originally built in the popular and conveniently located village of Halton. It is believed to date back to the 1700s when it was originally used as a coach house and granary at nearby Halton Hall.
Halton Hall itself is believed to have been demolished in the 1930s. The adjoining property was granted heritage status over three decades later and is now a Grade II listed period property.
Much of Clock House’s rich history is still present in the property, but in keeping with current buyers, the stately home was modernized during its refurbishment. Now, all the comforts of modern living harmonize perfectly with the historical charm of the property. It even has its own outdoor pool.
Clock House is within walking distance of all the village has to offer including peaceful walks along the river and through the local countryside. The three bedroom property has undergone a sympathetic and tasteful renovation to the ground floor. It is currently listed on RightMove with a price tag of £650,000.
Inside there are two separate reception rooms, utility room and utility room, a family bathroom and three double bedrooms on the first floor, the main of which is ensuite. During the renovations to the ground floor, a stunning bespoke English hardwood open plan kitchen was also fitted.
As you enter the large living room, your attention is immediately drawn to the bay of full-length sash windows. These striking original features not only give a glimpse of the property during the Georgian period, but they fill the living room with natural light and offer lovely views over the rear gardens, stretching down to the River Lune.
Creating a warm and charming atmosphere, a gas fire is set in a sandstone frame. The large proportions of the main reception room reflect the types of large rooms common in Georgian times.
High ceilings, cornices and intricate ceiling roses elevate the entire home, providing a much more regal feel throughout. Adjoining, a second multi-purpose reception room is currently used as a home office. It also has large windows and a double aspect with garden views.
The listing suggests that this room could serve as a cozy setting or a more formal dining area to that of the open kitchen. Returning to the entrance hall there is also access to a neatly presented cloakroom with WC.
The kitchen which is open to a lovely extension of the veranda provides additional space for an informal dining area and a lovely view over the rear gardens. Completed approximately 3 years ago, this bright kitchen is a bespoke hand painted solid wood collection by English Hardwood.
From the entrance hall you can also access a separate utility room and storage room with a stable door leading to the side yard.
Heading up to the first floor, the period wooden staircase leads upstairs onto the landing, past a feature arched window where lovely views can be enjoyed over the rear of the property to the Moon River.
The tastefully decorated master suite is flooded with natural light with more beautiful pointed sash windows. Fitted wardrobes and access to an en-suite shower room fitted with a luxury suite are also included.
The two remaining double bedrooms also offer good proportions and views over the rear gardens and the River Lune. The fully tiled family bathroom offers a heritage bath with shower and from the landing there is also access to a loft area with board
Surrounding the property are the beautiful gardens leading down to the river offering plenty of lawn space for families, flagstone patios, a summer house and a 10 meter heated outdoor swimming pool. There is private parking for up to three vehicles to the front of the property and also the added benefit of a separate single garage with a large studio.