Manor house with links to the legendary ‘Black Tom of the North’ is placed on the market

A STUNNING manor house with links to the legendary ‘Black Tom of the North’ has gone onto the market.

Camerton Hall, in the picturesque village of Camerton, near Cockermouth, Cumbria, has historic links to a Robin Hood-esque warrior named Thomas Curwen who took from the rich but gave to the poor.

The beautiful double-fronted property, built on the site of the Curwen’s ancestral home, is for sale with an asking price of £1.75 million.

Nick Miller (pictured), of Fine and Country North Cumbria, said Camerton Hall was a rare and special property.

“This really is a beautiful home that has been kept by its owners in immaculate order.

“Camerton has it all, grand rooms, stately proportions with stunning architectural features.

“And though the property as it stands today was built by the Cooke family in the mid-1800s, the site has a rich history stretching back centuries.”

Nick, a property expert and solicitor, added: “Not many people are aware of the existence of Black Tom of the North, but his links to Camerton are fascinating.

“This represents a rare opportunity for someone to acquire a home of this quality.”

History has it that Black Tom of the North, a Lord of the Manor of Camerton, would join with other families in the area to carry out daring raids on wealthy landowners on the Scottish borders and the Irish Sea.

Though fierce, he would regularly hand out food to the poorest residents in the area.

His tomb now rests at nearby St Peter’s Church, paid for by parishioners in thanks for his protection and generosity towards them during turbulent times at the end of the medieval period.

A Pele tower - a defensive structure designed to withstand sieges - once stood on the site of Camerton Hall, before it was incorporated into what is now the home’s beautiful banqueting Hall.

A secret window and doorway into this older part of the house were uncovered by present owners Richard and Faith Cole 11 years ago.

The recently refurbished hall, which boasts nine bedrooms, four bathrooms and two kitchens, along with six acres of pristine grounds, is currently used to host afternoon cream teas.

Mr Cole said living at Camerton Hall had been a wonderful experience.

“It’s a beautiful property in a lovely, quiet valley. It really has been a delight to live here.

“Finding historic idiosyncracies at Camerton has been exciting, coupled with its fascinating links to the Curwen family and its fine Art Nouveau features.”

Mr Cole added: “We’ve both enjoyed our time here. Now it will make a lovely home for someone else.”

For more information about Camerton Hall, please contact Fine and Country North Cumbria on 01228 583109.

ENDS

Editor’s notes

Nick Miller has 35 years of experience as a property and commercial lawyer.

He launched the Eden Estate Agency in Penrith in 2005 and in 2016 opened a branch of Fine and Country based out of the same office.

In 2018, Nick and wife Helen launched a second Fine and Country base in Warwick Road, Carlisle.

Fine and Country is an international brand with more than 300 offices across the globe. It is the fastest-growing premium estate agency brand in the UK.

Nick is available for TV and radio interviews.

This press release was issued on behalf of Fine and Country/Eden Estate Agency by 32West. For media inquiries, call James Higgins or Caroline Barber on 01229 808 306 or 07553 203234.


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