5 bedroom detached house for sale

Mellfell House, Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria

£740,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Traditional & Beautifully Appointed Five-Bedroomed 17th Century Lakeland Farmhouse
  • Four Reception Rooms, Five Bathrooms, Three Kitchens
  • Outbuildings, Barns, Stabling & All-Weather Manège
  • Approx. 17 Acres of Land Including Areas With Beautiful Wild Flowers
  • Superb Elevated Position Above Lake Ullswater and Lovely Outlooks
  • Additional Separate Private Access Is Available Via the Land
  • Option to Purchase Adjoining Holiday Cottage(s) for Business Purposes

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A traditional 17th Century Lakeland farmhouse with outbuildings, barns, stabling, manege and approx. 17 acres of land, occupying a stunning position overlooking Ullswater and the surrounding fells. Option to purchase adjoining cottage(s), currently operating as business.

Please note: The cottages are ideal for holiday or permanent use with local occupancy restrictions in place.


Location
Watermillock is a scattered Lakeland community idyllically positioned high above Lake Ullswater, just off the A592 and approx. eight miles south west of the market town of Penrith.

Services
Mains electricity; mains and private fell water supply; septic tank drainage; oil-fired central heating; telephone and broadband internet connection installed subject to BT regulations.Please 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.

Directions
From Pooley Bridge take the A592 south and proceed until entering the village of Watermillock. Turn right at the telephone box, continue up the hill, passing the church on the left. After �The Cove Caravan & Camping Site� turn right, follow the lane along then take a left turn. Continue for a further few hundred yards and Mellfell House can be found at the end of the lane.

Property ref: 121_2232_3470483

General 
Watermillock is a scattered community set well away from the main road that runs alongside Lake Ullswater. It is a farming community and popular holiday destination with many of the farm buildings converted for use as holiday accommodation. The village enjoys a breathtaking position overlooking Lake Ullswater with a backdrop of High Street and the mountains around Howtown. The surrounding scenery is magnificent.

Within the vicinity are a lovely little parish church, a traditional coaching inn and country house hotels. There are many fine walks in the area, including an eight mile circular walk over Gowbarrow Fell, famed by ‘Wordsworth’s Daffodils’ poem, to the impressive Aira Force waterfall. Steamboat trips are available on the Lake, and, of course, the excellent range of outdoor pursuits within the Lake District National Park are all close to hand. Watermillock makes a wonderful base for exploring the grandeur of the country's foremost...

Period Farmhouse Kitchen 
6.00m x 5.70m (19' 8" x 18' 8")

Kitchen 1 
3.90m x 3.20m (12' 10" x 10' 6")

Larder 

Sitting Room 
5.80m x 4.40m (19' x 14' 5")

Boiler House/Store 
8' 10" x 7' 3" (2.70m x 2.20m)

Kitchen 2 
2.25m x 2.20m (7' 5" x 7' 3")

Stairs To Rear Entrance 

Study 
5.30m x 4.20m (17' 5" x 13' 9")

Cloaks 

WC 
with wash hand basin and WC.

Drawing Room 
6.60m x 4.30m (21' 8" x 14' 1")

Kitchen 3 
6.60m x 2.70m (21' 8" x 8' 10")

Landing 

Bedroom 1 
4.60m x 4.20m (15' 1" x 13' 9")
with walk-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 
4.20m x 3.40m (13' 9" x 11' 2")

Bedroom 3 
4.10m x 3.30m (13' 5" x 10' 10")

Bedroom 4 
4.60m x 3.50m (15' 1" x 11' 6")
with walk-in wardrobe.

En-Suite Bathroom 

Bedroom 5 
5.90m x 3.80m (19' 4" x 12' 6")
with walk-in wardrobe.

En-Suite Shower Room 


Nos. 1 - 6 Mellfell Cottages, Mellfell House Farm 
There is the option to purchase adjoining/adjacent self-contained holiday cottages. There are six cottages in total, four two-bedroomed, one three-bedroomed and one four-bedroomed, stylishly converted from attractive old barns and incorporating traditional features, including open fires, yet with all modern amenities and comfort.

The cottages are let as holiday accommodation by the current owners and, with the growing demand for home based holidays, offer a wonderful opportunity to take over a well-established business generating a substantial turnover. To quote website reviews listed by holiday visitors - "Our favourite cottage in the UK. Just returned from our third visit in twelve months. Undoubtedly, the best cottage we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in many over the years". A phrase used by another regular visitor which describes the setting perfectly "The Mellfell Magic".

The cottages have been designed for ease of maintenance, all...

Cottage 1 - Three Bedrooms 
Price Guide: £215,000

Accommodation comprises open-plan living/dining room/kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Note: if this cottage is purchased with the main residence there is a useful ground floor room, below the En-Suite, (which will be included in the sale), currently used as Cleaners Store for the business.

Cottage 2 - Two Bedrooms 
Price Guide: £190,000

Accommodation comprises open-plan living/dining room/kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.


Cottage 3 - Two Bedrooms 
Price Guide: £190,000

Accommodation comprises open-plan living/dining room/kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.

Cottage 4 - Four Bedrooms 
Price Guide: £235,000

Accommodation comprises lounge, kitchen/dining room, four bedrooms, and two bathrooms.

Cottage 5 - Two Bedrooms 
Price Guide: £190,000

Accommodation comprises open-plan living/dining room/kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.

Cottage 6 - Two Bedrooms 
Price Guide: £190,000

Accommodation comprises open-plan living/dining room/kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.
Note: if this cottage is purchased with the main residence there is an adjacent outbuilding (to be included in the sale) which is currently used as laundry, drying room and woodshed for the business.

Note: the cottages will be sold with all internal fixtures, fittings and furnishings.

Parking 
There is generous parking/turning space for numerous vehicles including large horseboxes, tractors, trailers etc.

Gardens 
The gardens are primarily laid to lawn with traditional, local stone boundary walling,and established shrubs and trees, providing a delightful area for summer dining/sitting out and to enjoy the spectacular landscape.

Outbuildings 
A large, modern barn (approx. 1,000m2) accommodates generous American-style stabling and animal housing, equine drying room for rugs etc, storage for haylage, feed, farm vehicles and equipment, workshop space and garaging. External wetroom/WC.

All-Weather Manege 
Suitable for year round use.

Land 
The property is being sold with the benefit of land extending to approx. 17 acres. including grazing land and areas with beautiful wild flowers.

There is separate, private access from the roadside to the land (which continues to the property).

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 August 2014

Nearest station

  • Penrith (6.4 mi)
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Penrith Farmers & Kidds, Penrith

Devonshire Chambers, Devonshire Street, Penrith, CA11 7SS

01768 862135 Local call rate

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Penrith Farmers & Kidds, Penrith

Devonshire Chambers, Devonshire Street, Penrith, CA11 7SS

01768 862135 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Penrith (6.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Penrith Farmers & Kidds, Penrith

Devonshire Chambers, Devonshire Street, Penrith, CA11 7SS

01768 862135 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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