Our pick of the best Lancashire and Lake District period properties

PUBLISHED: 00:00 26 September 2013

The Old Hall, Goosnargh

The Old Hall, Goosnargh

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Many of us dream about living in a home steeped in history so Lancashire Life has selected seven that we think might take you back in time.

Quernmore Park Hall, Lancaster

One of Lancashire’s finest Georgian Grade II* country houses designed by Thomas Harrison of Chester and remodelled in 1842 by Alexander Mills to create an impressive ionic portico with an exceptional vaulted entrance hall.

Positioned in a dramatic setting within the Lune Valley, the house includes entrance hall, main hall, dining room, billiard room, drawing room, sitting room, chapel, kitchen/breakfast room, six principal bedrooms and a further six bedrooms. There are two cottages plus immaculate landscaped grounds

Price: £2,500,000 (Lot 1 principal house)

Contact: MSW Hewetsons, 01200 424142 www.mswhewetsons.co.uk

Bristowe Hill, Keswick

A superb Edwardian within walking distance of this thriving market town. The interior is breathtaking with rooms of majestic in proportion with intricate plasterwork, wood panelling and stained glass window.The fine double fronted elevation carries a deep viewing balcony from which to marvel at the landscape that includes the fells. The gardens are laid predominantly to lawn, interspersed with a variety of trees.

Guide Price: £2,250,000

Contact: Fine & Country Lakes & North Lancashire Tel. 01539 733 500 www.fineandcountry.com

The Old Hall, Goosnargh

Set in formal gardens with a large paddock with the potential for equestrian use (four acres in total), this beautifully appointed Grade II listed Georgian residence has been sympathetically restored to extremely high specifications, incorporating every feature that modern day living requires, in addition to a separate pool house with fitness area.

Price: £1,995,000. Contact: Fine & Country Whalley, 01254 828922, www.fineandcountry.com

Southfield, Lostock

A beautiful and spacious detached period family home occupying generous grounds situated at the very end of Morris Fold Drive, Lostock, near Bolton. The property dates back to 1828 and retains many superb original features. However, the current owners have blended these with some superb modern contemporary additions, such as the bespoke kitchen and numerous luxury bathrooms. There are cellars, a double and a former coach house in need of modernisation. Large formal lawned gardens.

Price: offers over £749,000

Contact Fine & Country East Lancs Tel 01706 826754 www.fineandcountry.com

The Lodge, Grape Lane, Croston

A distinguished 18th century detached Grade II listed period home in a prime location and one of the village’s oldest properties of note.

Period features throughout and is set over three floors with three reception rooms, a bespoke breakfast kitchen, a master bedroom with en suite facilities, guest bedroom with en suite, four further bedrooms serviced by two bathrooms and a downstairs washroom. Beautiful surrounding gardens and a two storey barn with consent for conversion.

Price: On application

Contact: Maria B Evans Estate Agents Tel: 01704 892001. www.mariabevansestateagents.co.uk

Rimington, Ribble Valley

Large stone built Georgian farmhouse sympathetically restored and extended to create a fine country house set in over seven acres. There are a wealth of character feature including magnificent stone fireplaces, limestone and oak floors, a hand-built kitchen with Aga, four reception rooms, games room, cinema, gym and study. Five bedrooms including master suite with twin dressing rooms and bathroom.

Price: On application

Contact: Elizabeth or Philomena Hall of Elizabeth Hall Country Houses Bureau. 01200 440988/441179. www.countryhousesbureau.co.uk

Cardwells Farm, Treales

This lovely home was originally built for Lord Derby in the late 1880s. It contains four reception rooms, five dedrooms and three bathrooms

Outside there are ten acres of land along with a workshop, seven loose boxes, a full all-weather arena, tack room, store and midden.

Price: Offers over £1,000,000

Contact: Armitstead Barnett 01995 603180 www.abarnett.co.uk

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