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Moresby, Whitehaven
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Moresby, Whitehaven

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  • Grade I Listed Manor House
  • Sitting in around 2 acre of beautiful grounds
  • Perfect for Income potential/Holiday Let/AirBnB
  • Fantastic Live/Work opportunity
  • Further development potential to the rear
  • 13 Guest Bedrooms with ensuite
  • Magnificent central staircase
  • Filled with abundance of period features
  • Summer House suitable for home office/studio
  • Driveway, Turning Circle and Ample Parking
  • Excellent Transport Links
  • Close to Solway Coast and Lake District National Park


“Of special architectural and historic importance” – English Heritage.

A rare and very exciting opportunity to own a spectacular Grade I Listed mansion house which sits in a superb location, close to the Lake District National Park and the Solway Coast, with approximately 2 acres of breath-taking grounds, sea views and with further development potential

This magnificent historical building would make a fabulous live/work environment or simply as an incredible family home.  Built in 1620 and steeped in history, it is filled with an abundance of period features.   There’s a wonderful sweeping staircase in the heart of the house, a stone spiral staircase believed to be part of an original Pele tower which was built in 1275, high ceilings, ornate fireplaces and impressive room proportions.

This is a genuine retirement sale, as the current owners have made this wonderful building their labour of love, their home and business for over 23 happy and successful years.  

** VIewing by appointment only **


The Main House

Arranged over three floors with the imposing central staircase leading to the upper floors. On the ground floor there are 3 impressive reception rooms all with feature fireplaces, a bespoke fitted kitchen, commercial kitchen and to the upper levels, there is no shortage of space with all the bedrooms have an abundance of original features, high ceilings, wonderful views and most having ensuite facilities.

The Grounds

Approached by a sweeping gravel driveway and turning circle extend to around 2 acres of beautiful, landscaped gardens with an extensive timber-built summerhouse, wonderful lawns, a number of terraces and seating areas which are perfect for outdoor socialising. To the rear there is a large car parking area, large enough to accommodate 20+ vehicles, A large barn, used as a utility/laundry and further building are located to the rear.

Commercial Potential

With an enviable Visit Britain 5 star Gold Award rating, Moresby Hall is currently operating as an established 13 bedroom country house, accommodating up to 30 guests for bed & breakfast. It has an established mix of tourism and corporate trade. Meals are available for private dining where guests take exclusive use, for weddings and small conferences etc. Until recently the De Millom restaurant also operated successfully as a fine dining restaurant, and this aspect could easily be reinstated. To the rear of the hall, there is a ground floor apartment, on site laundry and various outbuildings, one of which has full planning permission for a further 10 guest bedrooms. The opportunities are endless!


Sitting outside the hamlet of Moresby and only a short distance from the coastal town of Whitehaven with excellent links into the Lake District National Park and the Solway Coast AONB, this is the ideal location for those looking to be close to local amenities, shops, schools, restaurants, historic harbour and marina. A wealth of leisure activities are on your doorstep.


3 Electric Car Charging Points Mains Water, Drainage and Electricity Gas Fired Central Heating EPC Band C.


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.


Whitehaven CA28 6PJ
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: DBE02730
Louise Ostle
David Britton Estates - Cockermouth
P: 01900 822200
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