Your chance to lord it up at historic hall

Mark Ablett from rental specialists JGL Operations at Lytham Hall with the Hall's activity plan officer Marianne Blaauboer
Mark Ablett from rental specialists JGL Operations at Lytham Hall with the Hall's activity plan officer Marianne Blaauboer

Ever fancied living as a lord or lady of the manor?

Lytham Hall is offering a notably different experience as part of the national Heritage Open Days incentive this weekend.

Mark Ablett from rental specialists JGL Operations at Lytham Hall with the Hall's activity plan officer Marianne Blaauboer

Mark Ablett from rental specialists JGL Operations at Lytham Hall with the Hall's activity plan officer Marianne Blaauboer

Visitors to the Georgian gem will have the opportunity to be prospective tenants, visiting on an open house viewing day.

Instead of a tour leaflet, they will be handed a glossy estate agent’s brochure, courtesy of Lytham-based rental specialists JGL Operations.

The Hall will be open for free entry from 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday and activity plan officer Marianne Blaauboer said: “In the 1920s, Lytham Hall was put on the rental market. John Talbot Clifton and his wife Violet and children were living in Scotland, and the Nuttall family moved in and lived at the Hall for several years.

“We are inviting visitors to come and look at the Hall with the eyes of somebody considering to rent this country house.

“As well as specially-produced glossy property details, also available will be the 1920s letting brochure that they would have seen.

“It was a less glossy affair, without any photographs, but promising shooting rights and a real organ to play. You could even sack the gardener, if you wanted!

“One of the Nuttalls’ daughters put her memories on film and footage of that will be available to view on the day.

“There will also be entertainment provided by Regency ReJigged, showing dances from the 17th to the 19th century in costume, with live 
music of the day.

“Furthermore, we would like to invite anybody who has links with Lytham Hall to let us know. There will be a list of estate workers to browse through and we will be taking names and contact details to follow up local links.”

Details from (01253) 736652.