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Brimming with unique period features and oozing cosy-country charm, step back with us into the rich heritage of Lancaster itself here at Old Hala Farm.
One of the city’s oldest homes, dating back to 1698, Grade II listed Old Hala Farm was reputedly once the gatehouse to Lancaster, whilst its barn to the rear was the coach house.
According to legend, Old Hala Farm was frequented by none other than Lord Nelson himself, where it was rumoured that secret liaisons took place with Lady Hamilton.
Old Hala Farm stood alone, with the addition of its neighbouring terraces taking place in the 1850s and 70s.
Today it stands as a lordly reminder of the solid foundations and values set by our early Georgian ancestors. On the stone lintel above the door reads EM IM 1698, a reference to premier residents John and Elizabeth Mackerell (I and J used to be different shapes for the same letter). Mr and Mrs Mackerell ran a wholesome farm of 25 cattle and 50 sheep whilst also growing crops, while a brother of theirs founded a successful malting business in the city.
With its charming history matched only by the heartwarming character of its secreted cupboards, rustic beams, original flooring and elegant shuttered windows to name but a few…are you ready to take your place in history?
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Picture perfect cottage, it really embraces you when you walk through the door. It’s really quite sweet and also rather large too. The floors are incredible, the history worth knowing and my absolute favourite part is the staircase.
The white twist of the banister the light staircase and the beautiful windows that twinkle at dusk as you walk upstairs. This is simply beautiful. It’s a home filled with Lancastrian charm and having a good size garden is only the start of the surprises.
This home has the biggest barn in the garden, which has endless possibilities. From jewellery making to a workshop or even for those in the trade the storage potential is phenomenal. It’s enormous. Outhouses and barns give so much more to a home, and are so few and far between.
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The Finer Detials
• Tenure: Freehold
• Council tax band: B
• Grade 11 listed building
• Mains drainage
• Gas Boiler
• Last serviced: March 2018
• Detached barn with expired planning permission
• South facing garden