Berrier Road, Greystoke, Penrith
Guide Price £925,000

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Property Description

  • Grade II listed period residence dating back to the 16th century
  • Desirable Village Location
  • Over 3500 sq ft of living accomodation
  • Retaing Historic and Period Features
  • Close to Lake District National Park
  • Sitting in around 3/4 acre plot
  • 4 large reception rooms
  • Spacious Dining Kitchen
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 3 Ensuite bathrooms
  • Large gardens to side and rear
  • Orchard and Kitchen Garden
  • Lawns and Summer House
  • Off road Parking

A magnificent Grade II Listed period residence dating back to the 16th Century, sitting in ¾ acre in the heart of the desirable village of Greystoke on the edge of the Lake District National Park. This historic and attractive family home is full of original features, charm and character and has an abundance of space with over 3500sq ft of living accommodation.   Designed along the lines of a bastle house, evidence of a 16th Century defensive Peel tower can be seen on the south- eastern wing where a stone spiral staircase leads to one of the main bedrooms, and can be seen rising beyond. Over the years there have been a number of extensions and additions to the property creating a large L-shaped residence, with a fascinating combination of building styles from over the centuries.    

Dating back to the 16th Century, Layton Manor House was purchased by the Layton family in 1675, when it is thought to have been occupied by Margaret, widow of William Layton, a former High Sheriff of Cumberland, who died that year. They were married in 1649 and a carved stone tablet over the main doorway bearing this date, celebrates their marriage. Over the years it has had a number of distinguished owners, including the 11th Duke of Norfolk, owner of Greystoke Castle, and more recently to Sir Edward Hasell, Dalemain.  

Internally the accommodation briefly comprises of reception hallway, dining room, drawing room, study, utility room and a dining kitchen. To the first floor there is an impressive lounge, four large double bedrooms, three of which have en-suites. Externally there is an attractive front garden with ornamental box hedging and off road driveway/cobbles for 5/6 vehicles, leading to the attached garage with store room and boiler house. To the side there is an orchard and kitchen garden and  to the rear a raised garden with extensive private garden which is mainly laid to lawn, bordered with trees and shrubs, summer house and a number of paved terraces, perfect to enjoy alfresco dining and the afternoon sunshine.   

Along with a 12th century church and castle, the village of Greystoke has an array of local amenities with primary school, village store, pub and outdoor swimming pool.  Located just a short drive away from the market town of Penrith with excellent transport links close by giving easy access to the Lake District National Park and the M6. This property would make a wonderful home, an early viewing is highly recommended.

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Entrance Hallway

Through a large wooden door into a magnificent entrance hallway, with beamed ceiling, dual aspect windows looking onto either side of the property with wooden window cills, large feature inglenook fireplace with an open fire and a stone hearth, wooden flooring throughout and a beautiful staircase with wooden balustrade leads up to the first floor. There are feature window seats, traditional style radiators x 3, and opening leading into 2 separate rooms, wooden door leading into an inner hallway. Ceiling light.

Inner Hallway

With a flagged stone floor with wooden part glazed leading into the snug and kitchen, wooden door leading into the cloakroom/utility room. Wooden staircase leading up to the bedrooms. Radiator.

Cloakroom/Utility Room

With oil boiler, window overlooking the side aspect, WC, traditional white Twyfords wash hand basin with original taps over, ceiling light.


The kitchen is separated into 2 parts - in both parts there is a flagged stone floor and in the first part there is a wooden ceiling with a window light, LED spotlights, a range of wooden base units in traditional shaker style cabinets with black granite work surfaces over, white Belfast style sink with chrome mixer tap, 6 ring gas hob with extractor fan over, stainless steel splash back, window overlooking the rear garden,. In the second part there is a pendant ceiling over a large dining table, radiator, window overlooking the side aspect, large oil fired Aga set in a stone fireplace with a tiled splash back. A feature arched doorway leads into the rear hallway and out to the side parking area.


With original stone slabs, space for a large free standing fridge freezer, shelving unit, concrete floor.


With exposed stone wall on 2 side, large feature fireplace, flagged stone floor, windows overlooking the front aspect.

Dining Room

A large and impressive room with a beamed ceiling, dual aspect windows with wooden window cills looking out to the front and side aspect, large exposed stone wall with stone feature fireplace with coat of arms plaque x 2, the wood burning stove sits on a tiled hearth, a wall plaque has the date stamp of 1532, wooden floor, traditional style radiator x 2.


A large room with high panelled ceiling and ornate cornicing, dual aspect windows overlooking the side and rear garden, radiators x 2, large feature fireplace, wooden flooring, in the corner of the room there is the original spiral stone staircase leading up to the first floor, half way up the stairs a door leads out to the rear garden. Wall lighting, picture rail.

First Floor Landing

A wooden staircase with mullein windows overlooking the rear garden with wooden window cills, at the top of the stairs there is a large room which is currently used as a lounge with wooden flooring, beamed ceiling feature stone fireplace with wood burning stove set on a stone hearth, traditional radiators x 3, large mullion windows x 2 overlooking the rear garden and the walls of Greystoke Castle. Loft access hatch, feature stained glass window with coat of arms separating the room from one of the bedrooms.

Bedroom One

A large room with beamed ceiling, doorway leading to the stone staircase. Wooden flooring, feature fireplace with stone hearth, dual aspect mullion windows overlooking the rear and side aspect, traditional; style radiator x 2, doorway leading into bedroom 2.

Bedroom Two

A large double bedroom with feature fireplace, wooden flooring, dual aspect windows overlooking the front and side aspect, radiators x 2, doorways leading into the bathroom and hallway.


A large extravagant bathroom with a free standing claw foot bath with ceiling mounted brass shower screen, dual aspect windows to the front and side, wooden flooring, traditional style radiator, WC, traditional wash hand basin with marble splash back, traditional wall mounted towel rail.

Bedroom Three

With fitted wardrobe, storage cupboard, dual aspect windows to the front and rear, wooden floor, an additional storage cupboard, a slipper bath with wall mounted wash hand basin, separate room with WC and wall mounted wash hand basin, traditional radiator x 3, doorway leading onto a rear staircase with storage cupboard, window overlooking the orchard.

Bedroom Four

A large room with wooden flooring, high ceiling, dual aspect windows, traditional radiator x 2, wooden door leading into the bathroom, ornate feature fireplace.


With ceiling light, white bath, WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, wall mounted heated towel rail, rainfall shower over the bath with modern tiling, small feature fireplace, traditional style radiator, dual aspect windows with wooden window cills.


Mains water, electric and drainage. Oil fired central heating.


Sitting in grounds measuring around 3/4 of an acre, Layton Manor House benefits from extremely private gardens which are bordered on 3 sides with established trees and shrubs. The garden is divided into 3 parts with an orchard to the front with fruit trees including, apple, damson, mulberries, Victoria plum, quince among other fruit trees, this then extends through to a vegetable garden with a number of raised beds, a lovely seating area and established tree. Then there is the main rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn and bordered with trees, shrubs and flower beds along the perimeter. The garden has been planted with wild meadow flowers with pathways throughout. There is a summer house with wooden decked area and closer to the property there are a number of paved terrace areas which are perfect to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun. The garden is arranged on a number of levels with a rockery area, outhouses, and garage and there is parking for 3-4 vehicles to the side. To the front the garden has attractive box hedging set behind a stone wall with a low maintenance formal garden with further parking on the cobbles.


Mains water, electric and drainage. Oil central heating.



These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending Purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. The services, systems, and appliances shown may not have been tested and has no guarantee as to their operability or efficiency can be given. All floor plans are created as a guide to the lay out of the property and should not be considered as a true depiction of any property and constitutes no part of a legal contract.

Berrier Road Greystoke
Penrith CA11 0UE
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DBE01999

P: 01768 881111