IT is not every day you get the chance to snap up the Eastern wing of one of the Northwest of England's most historically significant houses referred to in many prominent archives of British history.

This superb family home has a south-facing position providing magnificent rural views, as well as extensive parkland gardens with a lawn tennis court, courtyard parking and a private location. This fine old hall occupies the original 14th-century site of a hunting lodge of John O' Gaunt, brother of King Edward III.

Huntroyde Hall estate came to the Starkie family in approximately 1465 and this property, a substantial part of the first officially recorded house on the site, was built in 1576 by Edmond Starkie, marked by a date stone ES 576 above the entrance door.

This 7-bed home in Simonstone is a truly rare opportunity to own a bit of history and it is on the market with Fine and Country Ribble Valley for £1,800,000.

Journey through the timber panelled entrance door, with steel gudgeons and straps and glazed stone mullioned windows to either side.

The inner hallway has a stone mullioned bay window and 'parque' herringbone set floor.

The sitting room looks out to the front and has an original stone arched fireplace with cast iron log burner while the dining room has an original delicately carved ornate marble Adam-style fireplace cast iron multi-fuel stove with raised hearth and brick back. Decorative coved and beamed ceilings will make you marvel at the history of the place.

The breakfast kitchen has lots of class and luxury with stone mullioned windows to front, rear and gable elevations feature wrought iron.

On the first floor, the master bedroom has half timber panelled walls and marble fireplace add some charm.

There are three more bedrooms on this floor and one of them has a ensuite shower room while another has a dressing area.

The house shower room has a walk-in shower cubicle.

There is a fifth bedroom which is accessed from the mezzanine floor.

Can you imagine having your own tower bedroom or office - well you can in this home.

As if that was not enough to make you want to snap it up then you can enjoy your own cinema room, cellar, vaulted store and your own ground floor gun room - you don't get that every day.

Outside, there are some great landscaped formal gardens and parkland totalling 7.696 acres and even a lawn tennis court.