Take a Peek Around this 19th Century Home in Barnard Castle
A rare opportunity to own a charming small estate with a Grade II-listed house, park and farmland, woodland, lakes and ponds, and even a commercial quarry lease
Park House Estate formed part of The Lartington Estate which last sold in October 1917. The hall has been sold on twice since and is currently being refurbished as an exclusive wedding venue. Much remains in the family, but following reorganisation of the estate assets it has been decided to offer Park House and its surrounding sporting and estate lands for sale for the first time in over 100 years.
Park House is approached from Lartington Lane through a private entrance, over a small beck, to a wide gravel sweep at the side of the house and in front of the newly built, stone faced, triple garage.
The Grade II-listed house was originally built as the estate manager’s house in the early 19th century. It is a detached, two-storey property constructed of dressed sandstone under a pitched slate roof with well-proportioned rooms, high ceilings and large south-facing windows letting in light.
There is about 2,276 sqft of living space including a vestibule, hallway, sitting room, open-plan kitchen and dining room, boot room and separate utility and boiler room. Also on the ground floor, a cloakroom/shower room and WC lies off the hall, while there is a small study/office on the half landing.
On the first floor is a bedroom with ensuite shower room and walk in wardrobe, two further bedrooms, family bathroom and WC. There is a full length attic with access ladder and head height suitable for storage.
Outside, a large three bay garage has been built with stone walls under a slate roof. The bays are large with one fitted with double timber doors. It has power and water connected. Planning consent has also been approved to convert the former single garage/garden store into a home office.
Externally, a stone path leads through a rose arbour to the east terrace and on to the south facing front door through newly laid lawn. There is an old cherry orchard on the east side of the house and a beck which crosses the old railway line over an aqueduct, running behind the house and under the driveway culvert.
There is a wide sweep of parkland to the south and more productive farmland beyond. It includes woods and shelterbelts and protected (listed) parklands associated, which link The Hall garden with a woodland pathway to a delightful pond, boathouse, series of weirs and ancient semi natural woodland.
To the west of the property, with a separate road access, is a larger fishing lake known as Crag Pond which adjoins an old birch wood, adding greatly to the diversity of the sporting option on the property.
Included with the land is the old disused railway line which gives access to the steep sided Deepdale and the sporting rights which go with the property, as well as the stone quarry which provides a useful annual income.