Glorious hall comes with period appeal and lovely countryside

Cragg Hall, Wray, Near Lancaster.
Cragg Hall, Wray, Near Lancaster.
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Cragg Hall is a fine period home in an elevated position above the picturesque Lune Valley village of Wray; a carefully restored and tastefully presented Lancashire manor house which is Grade II Listed, dating from the 17th century with a range of outbuildings, equestrian facilities, delightful gardens, orchard, woodland and sizeable pond extending in all to approximately 4.4 acres.

The property on offer for £1,350,000 is within easy travelling distance of the M6 and Lancaster with its mainline station on the West Coast line.

The house will appeal to a variety of buyers and offers a very comfortable family space with plenty of character and allthe necessary modern facilities.

Three generous reception rooms are located on the ground floor, together with an attractive breakfast kitchen.

The first and second floors currently include six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a games room and a study.

A date stone above the front door indicates that the original building is over 320 years old and the hall is rich in period features such as stone mullioned windows and wide stone-arched fireplaces.

Priest holes inset into the chimney flues of these fireplaces are reminders of the Jacobite sympathies once widespread in this part of England. The house stands within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoys stunning views across three counties; northwest towards the southern and central fells of the Lake District, north towards the Howgills and eastwards to the three peaks of the Yorkshire Dales.

In the foreground lies the rolling countryside of the Lune Valley and to the south the gentle hills of Bowland.

Wray village is a collection of stone houses and farmsteads and has a vibrant community with post office and store, pub, village institute, primary school and church.

The immediate countryside and farming communities present a haven of peace and tranquillity while a superfast broadband connection can bring the world quickly to your door, when required.

The area provides excellent sporting and recreational facilities and all the traditional country sports.

There are many bridleways and footpaths in the immediate vicinity making it excellent riding and walking country.

The property is within the primary catchment area for two of the north-west’s most prestigious schools, Lancaster Royal Grammar (boys) and Lancaster Girls Grammar. Additional schools in the area include Sedbergh, Casterton and Giggleswick.

There is also a good range of schools, including the Queen Elizabeth’s in Kirkby Lonsdale and primaries in Wray and Hornby.