BUYERS who fancy owning a little piece of local history might well find themselves falling in love with Tower House for two reasons: its characterful accommodation and interesting past.

A significant landmark in Lartington, Tower House – an iconic grade II listed 19th century country home – was once the village school and schoolmaster's house. Signs of its past are evident in a large and impressive stone fireplace dating back to 1602 which now houses a multi-fuel stove in the sitting room (formerly the schoolroom) and the clock tower with its Witham 1887 clock.

The accommodation, which exudes charm and appeal, briefly comprises an extremely spacious sitting room with recessed pointed arch windows with shutters to front, the re-fitted kitchen/dining room with Belfast sink and granite worktops, cloakroom, utility/boot room, study, inner hall which provides access to the loft, and the master suite made up of a bedroom with feature cast iron fireplace, dressing room and en-suite bathroom on the ground floor.

Upstairs are a shower room, two bedrooms - each with a window seat - and the clock room which houses the clock originally erected by the Right Rev Monsignor Witham on June 20, 1887) and upgraded in 2000 with electricity connected to operate the movement of the pendulum.

Tower House sits in attractive gardens laid mainly to lawn with seating areas; apple trees, raspberry canes and blackcurrant bushes; a private rear gravel and shrub garden with stone flagged patio and open views; a further stone walled gravel area; a garden house; a vegetable area with raised beds and a shed. There is also a garage with mezanine storage level plus an adjoining studio.

Tower House is on the market - with no onward chain - at £449,950.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Marcus Alderson Estate Agents on 01748 822711.