Lindeth Tower was built in 1842 as a summer house and folly by the wealthy and illustrious Fleetwood family, who gave their name to the port of Fleetwood which lies twenty miles to the south.
During the 1840's and 50's the celebrated Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell is known to have used the Tower as a frequent writing retreat whilst working on such literary classics as North and South, Cranford, Wives and Daughters, Ruth, and The Life of Charlotte Bronte.
In the early 20th century the Tower fell into disrepair until it was restored in 1966 and designated a Grade 2 Listed Building in 1968. In 1992 the present owner refurbished the Tower once again to create the current layout, as well as re-designing the beautiful walled garden in which it sits.
The Tower Today.
Externally, the Tower remains unchanged from the day it was built over 175 years ago; whilst inside the accommodation has been sensitively restored and upgraded to create a charming, rustic, secluded, and completely unique holiday retreat which is ideally located for Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve, the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Myers Allotment butterfly conservation area.
Entering the impressive studded front door, the well-equipped kitchen and bathroom can be found on the ground floor.
Climbing the stairs to the first floor you will find the bedroom, with its double bed and windows overlooking mature gardens surrounded by high castellated walls.
A second, and very steep, staircase leads up to the cosy sitting room which takes full advantage of the panoramic views over the sands of Morecambe Bay. Comfy armchairs and an open log fire make the perfect setting for a relaxing evening after a day out exploring the local countryside and all that it has to offer. The sitting room also has a TV and CD/radio.
Climbing a third short flight of stairs leads via a hatchway to the open rooftop patio, perfect for sipping a glass of wine whilst looking out from the battlements and watching the stunningly beautiful Morecambe Bay sunsets.
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