AN IMPOSING Victorian residence set in nine acres between Penrith and Carlisle is up for sale.

Offers around £3,250,000 are being invited for Calthwaite Hall , a 19th century, Grade II-listed property in the village of Calthwaite.

The Penrith office of estate agents H&H King says the 11-bedroom hall is "immaculately presented".

Built in 1837 from cut stone, it features five reception rooms, six bathrooms (two of them en-suite), two kitchens and a cellar with wine store, larder, scullery and game preparation room.

A rose garden, lawns and woodland add to the property's charm, and there is also an outdoor swimming pool.

The sale includes a self-contained holiday lodge park featuring three fully equipped luxury pods and six two-bed lodges.

There is also a rental cottage, the Old Carriage House, and another cottage with full planning consent to convert and drawings in place.

The remainder of the grounds is divided into grazing paddocks, offering the potential to run a horse livery business, with a floodlit riding menage and stables.

Three more acres of paddock are available by separate negotiation.

Andrew Low, branch manager at H&H King’s Penrith office, said: “Calthwaite Hall really is striking for its impeccable upkeep and substantial residential quarters, perhaps even more so because of its easy access to transport links (Junction 41 on the M6 motorway).

"An impressive residence within close distance to the Lake District National Park, it is an attractive location for weddings and luxury countryside escapes.

"There is also the opportunity for easy conversion, where the main hall could be used as full-time visitor accommodation with space for up to 17 sleeping guests, while the East Wing could provide a self-contained, fully functional owner’s accommodation."

Mr Low added: "Calthwaite Hall is extremely rare and offers a chance for individuals to build and take forward well-established business projects in a generous country setting.”

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