Take a look around: Breathtaking 15th century hall visited by King Henry VI with its own stunning swimming pool

Kings have literally walked these halls.

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 11:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 12:28 pm
Waddington Old Hall is one of the oldest houses in the area.

And this home is worthy of royalty. On the market for £4,250,000, this Waddington hall nestled on the outskirts of Clitheroe is comfortably one of the most strikingly perfect homes out there. Take a look around...

A stunning building, the property dates back to medieval times.
Word has it that, while at dinner, the King had to make a hasty exit via a secret staircase, fleeing through a window. Despite his fleet-footed escape, he was subsequently captured and taken to the Tower of London.

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While the exact date of building is unconfirmed, King Henry VI took shelter at the home after being defeated in the Battle of Hexham during the Wars of the Roses in 1464.
Accessed via two double wrought-iron electric gates, the entrance to the home itself is very Game of Thrones.
Renovated over the years, the home was first altered meticulously by John Waddington between 1899 and 1901.
The home boasts a beautiful panelled drawing room, with an impressive stone fireplace and windows seats to the east and west.
With five reception rooms, there's no shortage of places to curl up.
The property also features many period characteristics.
There is also a dining room with an open fireplace.
The kitchen has gorgeous beams stretching across the ceiling.
There is also an Aga in the kitchen.
The home's conservatory opens up into the beautiful gardens.
The oldest part of the property is the Monks Room, thought to date back to the 11th century and reputedly used by monks travelling between the Abbeys at Sawley and Whalley.
The home is resplendent in the sun.
The gardens have been carefully designed and flower throughout the year.
Ancient wisteria, magnolia, roses, cherry blossom, and a large number of trees abound throughout the grounds.
Also found in the garden are a number of stone statues and a modern sundial.
The master suite has gilded ornate cornicing along the barrel ceiling and painted murals dating back to the pre-Raphaelite era.
When getting upstairs, occupants have the choice of two staircases with a further secret staircase descending from the master suite.
There are a total of five well-portioned double bedrooms on the first floor.
Three of the rooms benefit from en-suite bathrooms and two of which also have separate dressing rooms.
The property also includes one of the more striking swimming pools imaginable.
The swimming pool features a galleried viewing area, steam room, and changing rooms.
There is no end to the number of nooks and crannies in the gardens.
Around the back of the home are the manicured Italianate formal gardens.
As grand as it was in its heyday, the home is easily one of the most attractive in the area.
All the boundaries of the gardens are fitted with estate fencing.