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The Lancs countryside home with a ‘secret chapel’ for sale at £1.2m

Written by on July 7, 2020

A preserved property in Wyre has been listed for sale and it could be yours for £1.2 million.

The Grade II listed home, found on Bowers Lane in the village of Nateby, is steeped in history dating back to 1627 and is described as a ‘stunning and characterful family home.’

The spacious six-bed property has undergone a modernised interior renovation whilst retaining its original distinctive features such as its secret chapel and priest hide.

Keeping with its times the home boasts authentic architectural details throughout including exposed ceiling beams, large mullioned windows and a fence wall with tall stone gate piers in front.

As a Grade II listed property, this building is one of many in the UK that are legally protected from being demolished, extended or significantly altered and is defined as “of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve it”.

The property is set over four acres

Set down a quiet country lane through a gated entrance, the property is set back in a peaceful location with stunning countryside views towards the rolling hills of Oakenclough and Wyresdale.

Over three floors the charming house comprises of an entrance hall, sitting room, bar, dining room, kitchen, office, six bedrooms with two en suites and a further two bathrooms.

Outside the family-friendly property benefits from large gardens with a sandpit and children’s play area and a pond with its own bridge.

Across four acres there is also a large patio area, an extensive tarmac courtyard ideal for parking, paddocks and an outbuilding.

The elegant sitting room featuring exposed beams

Upon entering the property through the wooden front door you are greeted with a spacious entrance hall with ornate decorative ceiling roses, beading and coving.

The hallway leads onto an elegant sitting room featuring exposed beams, a grand marble fireplace and large windows overlooking the front garden.

From the lounge there is an open doorway through to the bar area which is fully equipped with wooden glass panel wall cabinets, a drinks fridge, and area for bar stool seating.

The kitchen features a window seat overlooking the front garden

A wooden door to the left of the entrance hall leads through to the elegant dining room, ideal for dinner parties with plenty of space for large dining furniture.

Through the dining room is the kitchen which is the focal point of the house. It features a window seat overlooking the front garden, a central island and solid wooden rear staircase leading up to the mezzanine landing, ideal as a snug area.

On the first floor is the impressive master suite with a large walk in wardrobe, window seat, ceiling spotlights, wall lights and an en-suite bathroom.

The master suite is spacious in size

The second suite also features a separate dressing area, an en-suite, a coffee machine and drinks fridge, and a door to an outdoor balcony.

Upstairs to the second floor is four double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a lounge area.

You can view the full listing for this property here.