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Kirkgate House, Watermillock, Near Penrith, Cumbria

Offers in Region of £995,000

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An interesting 6-bedroomed former Rectory with magnificent gardens and approximately 18 Ha of adjoining land nestling at the foot of Priest’s Crag in this delightful corner of the Lake District

Kirkgate is beautifully positioned at the foot of Priest’s Crag, where it is set well away from tourist routes and enjoys privacy and seclusion, together with panoramic outlooks over the surrounding countryside towards High Street. It is highly accessible to the M6 (Jn. 40 – 7 miles) and the West Coast Main Line railway at Penrith

There has been a property on this site since the early 17th Century, when it was most probably a modest farmhouse. In the 18th Century it was occupied by the Curate serving the nearby All Saints Church, then a minor rural church. However, with Wordsworth’s popularisation of the Lake District, the area prospered in the 19th Century and wealthy industrialists made their homes in the vicinity. At this stage All Saints became the impressive church we see today. At the same time the rectory was extended and gentrified for the incumbent serving Watermillock Parish. The property was in the ownership of the Church until the early 1980’s, when acquired by the current owners.

Today this spacious country house provides six bedrooms, with three reception rooms. It would benefit from some refurbishment but offers the potential to create one of the area’s outstanding residential properties. It is attractively positioned, and set in beautiful gardens, designed to complement the magnificence of the surrounding landscape.

Adjoining, and in a ring fence, are approximately 18 hectares (45 acres) of grazing, meadow and woodland which includes a small stone and slate bothy. This additional ground gives opportunities for equestrian purposes or hobby farming but is optional.

This is a rare opportunity to locate in one of the country’s finest landscapes and adopt an idyllic lifestyle.

VESTIULE ENTRANCE
leading to

RECEPTION HALL
26’5” x 20’10” [8.05m x 6.35m]
with fireplaces and understairs cupboard;

INNER HALL;

SITTING ROOM
17’8” x 14’7” [5.38m x 4.44m]
with oak fireplace and flanking display cabinets, built-in cupboard;

DRAWING ROOM
21’2” x 21’2” [6.45m x 6.45m]
with stone fireplace containing a Jet Master fire, flanking bookshelves, and double doors to:

CONSERVATORY
14’3” x 10’0” [4.35m x 3.04m]
with quarry-tiled floor, plant shelf, and double doors to the garden;

INNER LOBBY;

KITCHEN
15’11” x 12’10” [4.84m x 3.91m]
with oil-fired Aga [supplying domestic hot water] and window seat;

UTILITY
with stainless steel double-bowl sinks, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and dishwasher;

WALK-IN LARDER
with stone slabs and wooden shelves;

BOILER ROOM.

At the foot of the front stairs is a

CLOAKROOM
with wash hand basin, low-level W.C., and ample storage.

A stone staircase gives access to the

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING
with

COCKLOFT BATHROOM
with 3-piece suite;

FRONT DOUBLE BEDROOM 1
14’2” x 12’2” [4.33m x 3.70m]
with early Victorian duck’s nest bedroom fireplace, and wash hand basin with shaver/light socket; connecting door to:

FRONT DOUBLE BEDROOM 2
14’4” x 13’11” [4.37m x 4.23m]
with tiled Victorian bedroom fireplace and wall press;

INNER LANDING;

SEPARATE W.C.;

BATHROOM
with pedestal wash hand basin;

FRONT DOUBLE BEDROOM 3
18’7” x 14’9” [5.66m x 4.49m]
with tiled bedroom fireplace, wall cupboard, and pedestal wash hand basin.; connecting door to Bedroom 4.

WEST LANDING
with linen cupboard;

DOUBLE BEDROOM 4
13’11” x 11’8” [4.25m x 3.56m]
with fireplace, shower cubicle, and pedestal wash hand basin;

DOUBLE BEDROOM 5
14’2” x 14’1” [4.32m x 4.29m]
with pedestal wash hand basin.

REAR STAIRS AND LANDING
leading to:

BATHROOM and SEPARATE W.C.
with pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and airing cupboard;

REAR DOUBLE BEDROOM 6
16’4” x 12’10” [4.98m x 3.91m]
with fireplace and Velux window with blind;

OUTSIDE

The initial part of the drive by the side of All Saints Church is a right of Way, with the drive being private after this. The driveway, bordered by beech hedges, crosses Pencil Mill Beck which flows down the south-east side of the garden. On the upper side of the drive is the woodland garden with rhododendron bushes, including some rare species, together with other ground cover planting. Paths provide lovely walks.

The principal garden area leads down from the house and encompasses a ‘damp area’ with plants and climbing roses, again including some quite rare species.

To the west of the house is a more formal garden with lawn and shrubs.

OUTBUILDING and DOUBLE GARAGE
with lean-to storage, together with additional storage sheds.

THE LAND
lies in a ring fence to the south of the property and is predominantly pasture with meadow opportunities. Small streams dissect the area, creating interesting wildlife habitats and in the vicinity are red squirrels and numerous varieties of bird species. The land also includes a recently re-roofed attractive old stone bothy.

SCHEDULE

O.S. No.
0193 0706 1303 1092 9685 0480 9769 0961 2664 2177 2486

Hectares
0.36 0.72 0.88 1.88 0.93 1.34 1.72 4.11 2.57 1.70 2.02 18.24 Ha

Note:
Vacant Possession on all the land can be granted after November 2010.

Single Farm Payment:
At present this is in excess of £2,000.

SALES DETAILS

Services:
Mains electricity and water; septic tank drainage; central heating; predominantly double glazed; telephone (split lines) installed subject to BT regulations.

Note:
The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.

Council Tax:
Band ‘F’ (approx. £2,300 p.a. payable)

Viewing:
Strictly by appointment through the Agents, Penrith Office [Tel: 01768 862135]

PF&K Ref.
No.: 6970


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