A SUPERB country house offering fantastic lifestyle and business opportunities is on the market with beautiful and large grounds in the picturesque yet relatively unspoiled Eden Valley.

Crossrigg Hall is a magnificent Victorian mansion built in 1864 and remodelled and extended 50 years later.

It has planning permission for conversion to a country house hotel and formerly operated as a successful wedding venue. Approval is also in place for the creation of two additional dwellings within the east wing.

Crossrigg Hall retains period features like original wall coverings, ornate mouldings, fireplaces and panelled walls.

The main house has three large reception rooms, a full-size billiard room and a library/study with an extensive cellar to the basement.

Upstairs are five principal bedrooms with en-suites, 12 further en-suite bedrooms and two family suites with two bedrooms are arranged over the first and second floor, all of which are beautifully presented and offer views of different aspects of the gardens, grounds and surrounding countryside.

All of the bedrooms are wired with telephone and television points, ideal for hotel use, and there is emergency lighting throughout the corridors of the property.

The grounds house a Grade II-listed stable courtyard and dovecote, with several substantial traditional outbuildings that are have huge development potential. Planning permission is in place for the conversion of these buildings to create seven two or three-bedroom holiday cottages, a leisure suite with swimming pool and other communal facilities.

There’s also a charming stone-built two-storey castellated gazebo.

A driveway to Crossrigg Hall leads from the listed ashlar stone entrance which has ornate wrought-iron gate and railings with wide grass verges, ornamental and mature trees. The driveway divides to the stable courtyard and dovecote while the main driveway continues and sweeps around to the impressive covered entrance to the hall.

Private gardens, orchard, woodland and a paddock extend to approximately 17 acres, complete with riparian fishing rights on River Lyvennet.

Crossrigg Hall, Penrith, is for sale at £2.75m from Finest Properties, tel. 01758 744324.