Cumbrian Victorian mansion goes on sale with hot tub, games parlour and even servants bells

Cumbrian Victorian mansion goes on sale with hot tub, games parlour and even servants bells

Victorian games room added in 1890 A spectacular manor house that dates back to the 16th century has just gone on the market in Coniston, Cumbria for a guide price of £3,000,000.

The imposing residence of Holywath has a legacy intertwined with the history of Coniston itself.

The ten bedroom detached property that has had a Victorian games room added to it in 1890 has been owned by the Barratt and Hext family for 180 years.

92-year-old Major Hext died in 2010 prompting his seven children to put over 600 weird and wonderful items from the family’s history up for auction ‘Cash in the Attic’ style.

Pockets of history can also be discovered close by such as an abandoned railway line and tunnel which was a vestige of the miniature railway sold during the Hext auction.

Described as a distinguished Country Gentleman’s Manor House, the property has a grand total of 13 chimneys.

Sitting in a private six acre plot with a 1.5 acre garden, birdsong and the constant flow of the surrounding river greet you on approach the home which also offers views of the Old Man of Coniston fell.

The river not only adds to the ambience of the location but it is also very practical.

Holywath has a licence, obtained from the Environment Agency, for a hydro system utilising the water that runs along its boundary to supply the home with energy produced from the river’s flow.

The system works seamlessly with the mains electricity supply and has generated approximately 28.2 mwh of electricity in the last year which is over £4,000 worth at current prices.

This is enough to meet the property’s needs and a new owner could benefit from an income from the Feed-In Tarrif for the next 27 years.

The system is relatively low maintenance, all that is needed is simply to brush off leaves when they accumulate on the aluminium screen.

Holywath has a plethora of stunning, original features including servant’s bells in kitchen and front door, original tiling and wood floors repaired with oak, antique pine, cherry, mahogany and inlays and original plaster coving restored using new mould.Throughout there are 33 stained glass windows – only a few of which are new.Seven of its ten bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with many having an attractive fireplaces and elegant cornicing.From upstairs you can take a second ‘servant’s’ staircase, down to the kitchen which has newly installed features such as a substantial quantity of oak cupboards and drawers, with a large Range cooker and wine chiller, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.Stepping inside you enter into the morning room which is a bright room with hardwood flooring that basks in sunlight throughout the day.Here a newly installed log burner set is housed within the original oak surround and Burlington slate hearth.Outside a hot tub is sunken into decking and there are several outbuilding that could be made use of.To view the full listing, please visit Rightmove here. You can sign up for our free weekly CumbriaLive newsletter here. Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, […]

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