For those who treasure a home as a main character in a family legacy or simply relish in scouting potential properties for a castle of one’s own, we are introducing a new series to Society Chronicles in which we explore homes throughout Britain which marry the preservation of history with the splendour of English interiors.
In the case of our first featured estate, Lartington Hall, the property is currently on the market with Savills and awaiting the next family to shepherd its walls through the current century (and onward into the next). As a publication, we believe in the preservation and renovation of stately homes throughout Britain, where modernity and heritage are protected in flourishing alongside one another.
Lartington Hall is a Grade-II listed 17th-century country home in the heart of the rolling Lower Teesdale countryside. Only passing through the hands of five families since 1635, the estate is now awaiting the sixth. The previous owners transformed Lartington into an esteemed event venue in addition to restoring the estate’s architectural vibrancies to full spectrum, brightening the modern family home with furnishings from Nina Campbell, Colefax and Fowler and Mulberry Home. The 12-bedroom country house could be reimagined once again as a stage for both an income-generating estate and beloved family abode.
Architectural gravities of Lartington Hall include a 48-foot long drawing room with two marble-adorned fireplaces, a reception hall finished with marble chequerboard and the 18th-century Georgian Hall which currently homes the main dining room and double-doors leading to the estate’s awe-inspring terrace, where beholding morning birdsong is undoubtedly an event. The surrounding countryside is crowned by Yorkshire Dales National Park, creating idyllic access for families who count rambles and sporting pursuits as beloved religions in country living.
Lartington Hall is listed for £3,800,000 on Savills where all further details can be perused.
All photography courtesy of Savills