Lartington Hall, Lartington, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9BW | Property for sale | Savills
7.03 Ac(2.84 Ha)
Excess of £3,800,000

Lartington HallLartington, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9BW


    Key features

    • Historically important Grade II* Listed principal house
    • 12 double bedrooms all ensuite
    • Witham Court - one bedroom apartment
    • Hansom House – two bedroom house
    • San Diego - one bedroom apartmentLifestyle/Investment opportunity with significant revenue potential
    • Close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park
    • Only five owners since 1635
    • In all about 7.03 acresBarnard

    Historically important Grade II* Listed principal house.

    About this property

    • Lartington Hall - Following the extensive restoration, modernisation and redecoration programme carried out 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 furnishing from Mulberry Home, Nina Campbell, Colefax and Fowler.

      The Hansom designed Porte Cochere provides a grand entrance. 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 particular 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 is perfect for entertaining or alternative uses such as cinema room, games room or sensational kitchen The polished wooden floor enhances this unique room.

      Until recently, Lartington Hall has been marketed as a prestigious wedding and events venue. A purchaser therefore has many options as how to arrange the accommodation internally to meet their requirements, but with the range of room sizes and styles a purchaser can easily put their own personal stamp on the property. The drawing room which is 48 feet long has two centrally placed fireplaces with carved marble surrounds, 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 Hall has the benefit of a fully equipped professional kitchen for use by private chefs as well as for large scale entertaining.
      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 main staircase hall with cantilevered staircase with beautiful wide stairs, ornate Balustrades, amazing glass windows and ceiling lights leading to the bedrooms. 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 and again has many potential uses.

      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.
      In total there are twelve double bedrooms arranged on three floors, All twelve are en-suite with underfloor heating and two have a bath (or 2 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 to produce income. There is potential to create a further unit in the ground floor stores underneath Witham Court .

      The additional accommodation currently includes:
      Hansom House - A two storey property with kitchen, cloakroom and two ground floor reception rooms. There are 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 en-suite bathroom.
      San Diego Apartment - A two storey building to the west of the house comprises garaging and potting sheds on the ground floor with a separate first floor apartment including reception room, bathroom and double bedroom.

      STABLE LODGE - AVAILABLE SEPARETELY - is the six bedroom (five en-suite) Stable Lodge which provides high quality additional space ideally situated to complement wedding, or holiday accommodation and generate substantial income.

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    Local information

    • Lartington Hall lies at the eastern end of the attractive village of Lartington beautifully situated in the gentle rolling Countryside of Lower Teesdale less than three miles west of the market town of Barnard Castle which offers a wide range of local services and highly regarded Barnard Castle School. In terms of accessibility the A66 main east west trunk road can be accessed only four miles away at Bowes. The A66 leads to the A1 at Scotch Corner 16 miles away. The main east coast railway line is 19 miles to the east at Darlington from where London Kings Cross can be reached in just over three hours. Durham Tees Airport also lies only 25 miles from the property. The property is also well situated for those with countryside or sporting interests with the property accessible to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Upper Teesdale.

    Additional information

    • Gardens and Grounds - The gardens and grounds extend in all to about 7 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 Grade II Registered Park and Garden and therefore protected.
    • Tenure - The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
    • Rights of Way, Easements & Wayleaves - The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, public and private whether specifically mentioned or not. There are no public rights of way crossing the property however there are rights of access to the Stable Lodge if not purchased.
    • Services - Lartington Hall has mains supplies of electricity and water (metered). Private drainage and a mains gas supply. There are three central heating boilers servicing the property and under floor heating to most of the ground floor of the main house. Security alarms and sprinkler system are installed.
    • Method of Sale - Lartington Hall is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole. The adjacent Stable Lodge may be available subject to separate negotiation.
    • Designations - Lartington Hall, Hansom House and Witham Court are Grade II* Listed by Historic England under list entry number 1310603. Six flights of garden steps with statues to the east and south of Lartington Hall are Grade II Listed under list entry number 1160433 Park and Garden is Grade II Listed under list entry number 1000731
    • Fixtures and Fittings - Curtains, carpets, light fittings and free standing items within the kitchens are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
    • Council Tax and Business Rates - Hanson House – Band D / Lartington Hall Rateable Value - £13,750
    • Planning - The planning history is available on the local authority planning portal however the most significant consents granted were for change of use to a wedding and conference venue with guest accommodation and demolition of outbuildings, erection of extension, internal alterations and repairs and refurbishments granted on the 2nd October 2012 reference number 6/2012/0128/DM together with Listed Building Consent reference 6/2012/0128/DM/LB.
    • Viewing - Strictly by appointment through the sole selling agents Savills York 01904 617800 reference AWB
    • Directions: Nearest Post code - DL12 9BW
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold