A magnificent and captivating Grade II* Listed hall with superb lifestyle and business opportunities, set in beautiful and extensive grounds in the picturesque Eden Valley
Accommodation in Brief
Five Principal Bedrooms with En-Suites | Twelve Further Bedrooms with En-Suites | Two Further Family Suites with Two Bedrooms Each | Self Contained Staff Accommodation | Outer Hall | Cloakroom with WCs | Outer Reception Hall | Inner Reception Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Library/Study | Full Size Billiard Room | Two Kitchens | Butler’s Pantry Now Modern Kitchen | Further Sitting Room | Ancillary Rooms | Rear Courtyard with a Range of Store Rooms
Grade II Listed Stable Courtyard with Two Large Garages | Staff Room | Three Coach Houses | Kennels | Stable and Harness Room | Former Pig Sties and Dovecote | Castellated Stone Built Gazebo
Woodland | Paddock
The Site - Overview
Crossrigg Hall is a captivating Grade II* Listed country house occupying a breathtakingly beautiful position in the picturesque Eden Valley and giving scope to a range of superb lifestyle and business opportunities. A magnificent Edwardian mansion of generous proportions, the main house offers immaculately presented accommodation throughout, including three expansive reception rooms, a full size billiard room, private library/study, five principal bedroom suites, twelve further bedrooms with en-suites, two family suites with two bedrooms and self-contained staff accommodation.
Within the grounds there is also the Grade II Listed stable courtyard, with several traditional outbuildings that are of substantial proportions, incredibly versatile and offer huge development potential. The grounds extend to approximately 17 acres comprising beautiful landscaped gardens, woodland, a paddock and a well-stocked orchard including apples, plums, pears, gooseberries and blackcurrants. The property further benefits from a rural yet convenient location, 6 miles south east of the market town of Penrith between the North Pennines and The Lake District National Park.
A sensational historical property designed by Anthony Salvin in 1864 and significantly re-modelled and extended in 1914 by J.H. Martindale, Crossrigg Hall is immaculately presented throughout and retains stunning original period features such as exquisite original Maples & Co wall coverings, ornate mouldings, original working fireplaces and striking panelled walls. There are several original Salvin ceilings in the principal rooms, and the extraordinary oak staircase with three turns rising from the hall is perhaps the most magnificent feature of the property. To the ground floor, wonderful reception rooms with garden vistas set the tone for the rest of the property, with natural light accentuating the stately grandeur and expansive proportions. The indulgent feel is further enhanced by a fabulous billiard room and a private library/study with internet and telephone connections. Two kitchens, a butler’s pantry, now used as a modern kitchen, ancillary rooms and a staff apartment complete the ground floor accommodation.
The five principal bedrooms with en-suites, twelve further bedrooms with en-suite facilities and two family suites with two bedrooms are arranged over the first and second floor, all of which are beautifully presented and offer views of different aspects of the gardens, grounds and surrounding countryside. All of the bedrooms are wired with telephone and television points, ideal for hotel use, and there is emergency lighting throughout the corridors of the property. The current vendors are prepared to consider leaving all of the fixtures and fittings and most of the furniture with the property, excluding personal items.
In 1997 planning permission was granted for the property to be converted into a country house hotel and is still current. From 1999-2005 Crossrigg Hall operated as a successful wedding venue. Planning permission is in place for the creation of two additional dwellings within the extreme end of the east wing (highlighted on the floor plans in green).
The Stable Courtyard
In addition to the main house, the Grade II Listed stable courtyard and range of substantial and handsome traditional outbuildings provide a wealth of further opportunities. Planning permission is in place for the conversion of the range of outbuildings including the original Georgian house and dovecote, to create seven two/three bedroomed holiday cottages, a leisure suite with swimming pool and other communal facilities. Other commercial uses with significant potential include the development of corporate offices, educational and conference centre facilities and private health care provision. Full drawings and plans of the new development are available to view.
The tarmacadam driveway approaches through a listed ashlar stone entrance with ornate wrought iron gate and railings with wide grass verges, ornamental and mature trees. The driveway divides to the Grade II Listed stable courtyard while the main driveway continues and sweeps around to the impressive porte-cochère of the property.
Private gardens, orchard, woodland and a paddock extend to approximately 17 acres, complete with riparian fishing rights on River Lyvennet. The beautifully manicured gardens offer an elegant ornamental fountain and large expanses of lawn which are interspersed with a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees, offering the perfect setting in which to enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
The natural wild woodland lies to the north west of the site and extends to around 6 acres, offering a peaceful retreat away from the main property. The paddock extends to over 4 acres and would be ideal for grazing horses or cattle.
For further information and additional photographs of the property, please visit: www.crossrigghall.co.uk
Crossrigg Hall is well placed for both north/south and east/west road and rail communications and less than 15 minutes from the M6 at Junction 40. The property is equidistant from Penrith and Appleby, and is situated just outside the Eastern boundary of the Lake District National Park, about 10.5 miles from Ullswater at Pooley Bridge. The unspoilt Eastern Lakeland Fells are within easy reach for hill walking and climbing. The Upper Eden and the Eamont, both noted salmon and trout fishing rivers, the Pennine grouse moors of Northern England and a number of established and well known pheasant shoots are all close by.
The regional centre of Penrith is within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational and recreational opportunities, along with excellent shopping facilities. There are primary schools nearby in Bolton, Morland and Temple Sowerby. There is an excellent choice of secondary schooling nearby with Ullswater Community College & School, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Appleby Grammar School.
For the commuter, the A66 and M6 are both within easy reach for onward travel north and south. Main line rail services are available at Penrith which provide fast (under 3 hours) and frequent services to London in the south and to Glasgow in the north. The rail station at Carlisle provides regular connecting services east to Newcastle. The new Carlisle Lake District Airport is easily accessible and operates scheduled flights to London Southend, Belfast and Dublin.
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