Hall with ‘restaurant facilities’ – and a Roman road on its land

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It is a family home, although part of it has been used previously as a restaurant, so it has a catering size kitchen, sitting room and dining room, and a large car parking area to either side. It has also been licensed until the current owners retired from the business some years ago.

Tootle Hall has two kitchens, a lounge, dining room, a first floor lounge, three double bedrooms and a house bathroom.

There are two very large car parks with flood lighting, plus a detached garage, a stone outbuilding and timber built workshop plus a formal garden.

The property also benefits from approximately eight acres of agricultural farm land.

The name Claughton goes back to the time before the Romans entered Britain, and the area was then little else but forest and moor, but still there were some inhabitants.

They had a religion, and worshipped Tute and Sul. Tute was a guardian of the roads and pillars were erected in his honour.One was placed on the old British track which served for a road between the ancient Ribchester and Galgate on a spot known as Tootle Hall and the Roman road still runs through the land belonging to the property.

It is detached and stone built with the original house dating back to the early 1700s. The tile floored main kitchen also has part tiled walls and contrasting work surfaces, with an Esse range cooker which also heats the hot water and provides heat to the radiators in the house.

Stairs go from here to the first floor and a door leads through to the second kitchen and the sitting room, the kitchen being in use when the property was in business. It has white fitted wall and base units and a door leading to the rear garden. The second reception room leads through to the dining room, while on the first floor, the lounge has a built-in stone fireplace extending either side of the chimney breast.

There are large car parks to either side of the property, providing parking for at least 20 cars in each.

There is a concrete sectional garage with an up-and-over door plus power and light, and the formal gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with flower borders, mature shrubs and trees and an ornamental pond.

Layout: A stunning property dating to the 1700s, in a rural setting where the history dates back to the Roman times. Tootle Hall has two kitchens, a sitting room, a dining room, and a second reception room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms with a family bathroom and outside the gardens are set to both the front and back of the hall.

Main room sizes: main house kitchen 18’4 X 10’07, second kitchen 19’08 X 10’00, second reception room 18’11 X 13’02, first floor lounge 18’11 x 12’03, main bedroom 15’06 x 8’03, second bedroom 18’09 x 12’02, third bedroom 9’11 x 11’06, bathroom 6’11 x 8’0.

Agent: Dewhurst Homes,

1-2 Rope Walk, Garstang

Tel: 01995 601814

Price: £550,000