Historic Hall beside the River Eden set in over 96 acres of farmland and woodland.
Ormside Hall is superbly situated in the heart of the upper Eden Valley close to the hamlet of Great Ormside and the historic market town of Appleby with primary and secondary schools, doctors' surgery, churches, hotels and pubs. It is surrounded by traditional livestock farms interspersed with attractive woodlands.
Ormside Hall is an excellent example of an historic manor house, the origins of which can be traced back to the 13th Century Pele Tower. Rich with history it has been extended over the centuries to create a beautiful home with some outstanding traditional features. There are small formal gardens, tennis court and farmland with small blocks of woodland extending to about 96 acres. A rare fortified cobbled courtyard in front of the house is enclosed by ranges of stone barns and entered through wonderful bespoke iron gates hung upon stone pillars. Extensive improvements have been completed during recent years.
The house is stone built with a slate roof extending internally to over 6,000 sq. ft. The front door from the courtyard leads into the hall with parquet floor and bespoke Mouseman of Kilburn oak staircase. An oak door opens into the study with wood burning stove and views through a small adjacent woodland to the Pennines beyond. There is a cloakroom with wash basin and WC. The large kitchen has a blue 4 oven oil-fired AGA, a Belfast sink and units with granite worktops. There is a utility room beyond with a quarry tile floor. A further Boot Room with large built-in cupboards leads to a Barn which has great potential for incorporation into the living space (subject to consents). Both the Kitchen and adjoining Sitting Room with open fire have south facing views over the sheltered and sunny terrace. The Dining Room with oak doors, beams and a large stone fireplace leads through to the Pele Tower, in which is the large Drawing Room with fireplace, exposed beams an mullioned windows. From a small hall between these two rooms an oak door opens onto the terrace.
The first floor includes a large principal bedroom located in the Pele Tower with fireplace, mullion windows, exposed beams and scroll plaster frieze. In addition there are four further bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room. The second floor accommodation comprises of a large additional bedroom within the Pele Tower accessed via a spiral staircase.
The property which has oil-fired central heating and a private drainage system provides great potential for extension and connection with the adjoining barns.
This free standing large traditional stone barn to the left of the entrance has been reroofed and has a new first floor, access to which is by external stone steps. This building could provide an interesting project for conversion to a dwelling or holiday accommodation subject to the necessary consents.
Barn over Utility Room and Study
This large beautiful stone barn is in good condition and has a new floor. Access could be achieved from the Hall through the wall from the staircase in the Hall. This could become a spectacular addition to the house, subject again to planning consent.
Traditional Farm Buildings
The stone barns enclosing the courtyard, one with 3 open front arches, have slate or Westmorland stone slate roofs. They could be repurposed for additional living, holiday or office use (subject to consents). There is a small farmyard area with timber framed Dutch Barn and sheep-handling area beyond the buildings.
Gardens and Grounds
Behind the barn at the north-east corner of the buildings are a range of 4 stables which require full renovation. Behind these there is a tennis court approached through a small copse. The surface of the court requires some renovation.
The freehold farmland, woodland and wetland extends to around 96 acres, mainly of deep alluvial silt over gravel. It is very fertile and free-draining. Low lying areas flood for a few hours during occasional periods of extreme winter rainfall, but becomes dry again almost immediately. The area of wetland attracts large flocks of wading birds.
The Hall benefits from fishing rights on the River Eden over 400 yards of the river frontage.
Method of sale
Ormside Hall is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole, offers for part may be considered. All prospective purchasers are encouraged to register their interest with Savills.
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