Boat house comes with stunning views and a close up on river wildlife

Boat house.
Boat house.
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The Boat House at Halton, is a quite stunning and unique property on the banks of the River Lune, once the boat house to Halton Hall it has been a beautiful and much loved private residence in it’s own generous gardens and grounds for the present owner for almost 35 years.

Sound Victorian building and styling and later sympathetic enlargement have made this Grade II listed - priced at offers over £750,000 - one of the most photographed houses on the river and offers a home of quality and character with two reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom and two double bedrooms.

The delightful riverside gardens shield the house from the road and there is plenty of private parking and a substantial garage block with office/store room above.

As a home for naturalists, the Boat House must be difficult to better with an astounding range of wildlife and birdlife along this beautiful stretch of the lower Lune which includes otters that play in the boat house, kingfishers, herons and of course the mature salmon for which the river is well known.

Halton on Lune is a popular village and community with a small range of facilities, school, sports club and pub on the north side of the River Lune with good access to the surrounding countryside, M6 junction 34 and Lancaster City Centre.

The Boat House provides a good level of privacy and security within its extensive gardens and must offer one of the most unique homes and locations in the whole of the region.

Among the splendid rooms the entrance hall presents a fine feature with an English oak staircase, designed in the style of Lutyens, delft rail and plenty of carved oak detail.

This is a theme throughout the house with English oak doors, some beautiful oak flooring, oak sills and frames to delightful leaded windows.

The sitting room is a highlight of the house with oak floor and a stunning bay window looking down the river.

The room has windows on two side, beamed ceiling, delft rail and an attractive Victorian fire surround with polished cast grate and detail tile inset.

The owner has installed CCTV and an infrared camera in the boat house underneath the sitting room in order to take advantage of the varied natural wildlife, including a family of otters.

l Contact Fine & Country on 01524 380560 for more information.