See Inside the Incredible 17th Century Lartington Hall in Barnard Castle
Step inside this historically important Grade-II listed property
An extensive restoration, modernisation and redecoration programme was carried out at Lartington Hall between 2011 and 2015 to create a beautiful family home which is perfect for modern living as well as entertaining. Great care has been taken to tastefully retain and blend the unique architectural features of the house with modern furnishings including those from Mulberry Home, Nina Campbell, Colefax and Fowler.
The porte cochère provides a grand entrance to the property. The reception hall has an attractive marble chequerboard feature floor, ornate plaster work and stunning decoration to the ceiling of the raised dome above.
The grand corridor is a particularly striking feature of the house with domed ceiling, granite pillars and original mirrors maximising the visual impact. The corridor leads to the six principal ground floor rooms which face south or east and include the stunning ballroom, currently used as the formal dining room but perfect for entertaining or alternative uses such as a cinema room, games room or kitchen.
Until recently, Lartington Hall has been marketed as a prestigious wedding and events venue. A buyer therefore has many options to arrange the accommodation internally to meet their requirements, but with the range of room sizes and styles they can easily put their own stamp on the property.
The drawing room, which is 48 feet long, has two centrally-placed fireplaces with carved marble surrounds and polished wooden floor. There are six large Georgian sash windows, each with a different aspect of the gardens and three forming a feature bay matching the one in the Mulberry bar.
The Mulberry bar is a lovely room perfect for entertaining, or it could be used as an additional sitting room or kitchen. It has an original marble feature fireplace, polished wooden floor and feature bay with three Georgian windows and access to the Georgian Hall and Terrace.
The Georgian Hall, currently used as a family dining room, has double doors leading to the breath-taking terrace. The hall has an original 18th century floor and large feature marble fire surround.
The hall has the benefit of a fully equipped professional kitchen for use by private chefs as well as for large-scale entertaining. Next to the kitchens are the cloakrooms. The west and north wings are currently utilised by the laundry, office and general storage and could be adapted to suit personal requirements.
The south corridor leads to the 17th century part of the house and chapel with snug and snooker room, plus access to the south door and lawns. Beyond which is the chapel with stained glass windows, ornate gilded decoration and a part raised gallery area , which has many potential uses.
The main staircase hall features a cantilevered staircase with beautiful wide stairs, ornate balustrades, glass windows and ceiling lights leading to the bedrooms. In total there are 12 double bedrooms arranged on three floors. All 12 are ensuite with underfloor heating and two have a bath (or two baths) as well as a shower.
The two large principal bedrooms with bay windows and spectacular views are a particular feature of the house as are the freestanding baths. A second staircase in the south western section of the house also provides access to the three bedrooms which are on the second floor. The extensive cellars and attics provide further storage if required.
The north west wing includes further accommodation which could either be incorporated into the main house, used as staff accommodation or let. The additional accommodation currently includes: Hansom House a two-storey property with kitchen, cloakroom, two ground floor reception rooms, two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor; Witham Court, a beautifully presented one-bedroom first floor apartment with large sitting room, modern fitted kitchen, double bedroom and ensuite bathroom; and San Diego Apartment, a two-storey building to the west of the house comprising garaging and potting sheds on the ground floor with a separate first floor apartment including reception room, bathroom and double bedroom.
There is also potential to create a further unit in the ground floor stores underneath Witham Court or, available separately, is the six bedroom (five ensuite) Stable Lodge which provides high quality additional space ideally situated to complement wedding, or holiday accommodation and generate substantial income.
The gardens and grounds extend in all to about seven acres and include two gravelled driveways, a large parking and turning area, well established attractive mixed woodland and the formal lawned gardens to the south and east of the main house. The gardens and grounds together with the adjacent parkland are designated as Registered Parkland.
These formal gardens were reintroduced in 1867 and are protected by a stone wall to the north, a ha-ha to the east and woodland to the south. The gardens are principally laid to lawns with well-established herbaceous borders. A circular parterre garden with feature statues and urns create interesting additional features. There are lovely views to the east across the parkland which whilst in third party ownership, is also a grade II-registered park and garden and therefore protected.
Guide price: £3,800,000
York office: 01904 617831