A spectacular property providing accommodation of exceptional style and quality, set within the centre of an idyllic private island estate on the edge of the River Lune. The famous Crook O Lune beauty spot, positioned within Forest of Bowland, is in an extremely convenient position for access to highly regarded schools, the M6 motorway links, the Lake District National Park and the West Coast Mainline rail services from Lancaster Station.
A former Gentlemens Residence the property was built for the Lord Mayor of Lancaster, John Sharp, in 1849. It has since this time been steeped in history, having been occupied by many renowned poets and artists. The estate now shares the grounds and gardens with 5 other exclusive properties formed from the estate buildings and the east wing. During the Second World War the property was occupied by the government for the war effort and since this time has formed two private residencies and was later converted into 6 residential properties.
Hermitage House is an impressive architect designed house providing spacious and immaculately presented accommodation of exceptional quality, filled with original features. The accommodation provides six principal reception rooms and four bedrooms over three floors with the added benefit of a one-bedroom studio apartment in the basement. Well suited as a lock up and leave, the desirability of the property is further added to by the communal ownership of 6 acres of private gardens and grounds providing excellent privacy and seclusion, set with ¼ mile of beautiful frontage to the River Lune. Approached via a private gated entrance, the property sits to the west of the estate.
The estate offers excellent secluded areas and entertaining for a variety of occasions and are well laid out to ensure that each property can enjoy the setting peacefully. The communal gardens at Hermitage Estate comprise of a simply stunning range of formal gardens, designed to impress and entertain. A limestone terraced rock garden with circular stepped walkways, leading to a circular feature harboured pond with water feature, a croquet lawn blanketed with specimen ornamental trees and wildflower meadows with cut pathways give an impressive backdrop to the estate. At the approach a formal lawn with attractive feature plantings and a large quantity of matured trees provide a more private woodland garden space by the views onto the River Lune.
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