Lea Hough’s Chartered Surveyors have recently undertaken a Building Survey Report on a historic Grade II* Listed property in the Lake District. Lowick Hall, near Coniston Water, originally dates from 1091 and is a Grade II listed manor house with four bedrooms, landscaped grounds and over 20 acres of land including woodlands. The manor house, which in its existing structure dates from the 16th or 17th Century, comes with its own title of ‘lordship’, and had an asking price of £2 million.

The property has a rich history and was formerly owned by children’s author Arthur Ransome – who wrote the classic tale ‘Swallows and Amazons’. The property has been added to and extended over the years, and carries a grading of II* in Historic England’s Listed Buildings Register.

Lea Hough acted for a prospective buyer of the property, undertaking a Building Survey Report. The report included a site visit and assessment of the property’s main building, which includes four bedrooms, two dining rooms, two studies, a drawing room, breakfast room, and library. The hall’s range of outbuildings, including a traditional coach house barn, workshops, garden stores and a garage complex, were also inspected.

The Building Survey Report was undertaken by one of Lea Hough’s Chartered Surveyors with a specialism in Listed Buildings. Whilst this type of report is often recommended when buying a property, it is even more important for properties that are Listed, as there are likely to be greater considerations regarding the property’s condition, and any potential works will be required to meet the rigorous conditions that relate to Listed Buildings.

Lea Hough’s Chartered Surveyors are property enthusiasts, so it was a highlight to be asked to inspect a property with so much history. This is just the latest instruction to be carried out by our team in the Lake District; an area where we have a growing reputation for both residential and commercial property inspections.

To speak to a member of our team about a Building Survey report on a Listed Building, rural property or any other type of property, please get in touch with us. Due to our office locations across Lancashire, we are ideally placed to visit properties in Cumbria and the Lake District.

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