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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Smithy House, Asby Road, Asby, WORKINGTON, Cumbria

Sold STC £329,500

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 bed detached family home
  • potential for one self contained annex
  • far reaching panoramic views
  • off road parking and garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A rare opportunity to acquire a four bed detached character property circa 1820 in the picturesque hamlet of Asby, offering versatile accommodation including a potential self contained annexe, delightful gardens and arguably some of the best unrivalled views over the west cumbrian fells. The property is ideally located for commute to and from Sellafield, the area's major local employment centre, and is equidistant to the towns of Cockermouth, Workington and Whitehaven. Currently used as a four bed house, the property has in the past been used as a three bed family home with a 1.5 bedroomed self contained annexe which the present owners utilised in the holiday trade. This delightful residence is full of charm and boasts a wealth of character features including original ceiling timbers and doors, exposed stonework and inglenook fireplace as well as having far reaching panoramic views to the rear over the surrounding countryside and western Fells. Externally there are front and rear gardens, large detached garage, car port and off road parking in abundance. The property would ideally suit a young or growing family with the potential annexe making it possible for two to three generations of the same family to live together. There is also an income potential for anyone looking to use the annexe as holiday accommodation, with existing planning permission for use as holiday cottage. Viewing is essential.

Sun Room
3.66m (12') x 2.45m (8'1") Light and airy room enjoying views over the rear garden and towards the western Fells with double glazed windows to two aspects, polycarbonate roof, Upvc door to rear garden.

Asby is a small hamlet sited between Cockermouth, Workington and Whitehaven a short distance from the coast to coast cycle route and within one mile of the Lake District National Park boundary. The local fells of Blake Fell, Kelton Fell, Cogra Moss, and Ennerdale can all be viewed.

Mains electricity, water and drainage. Gas central heating; double glazed throughout; telephone 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.

From Whitehaven PF&K office follow the one way system around the town centre and proceed out of Whitehaven via A5094 sign posted for Workington. Once off the bypass remain on the A595 and proceed straight on at the next two roundabouts. At the next roundabout take the third exit and proceed for approximately one mile turning right at a T junction. Continue into Asby where the property can be found on the left hand side of the road a short way into the village

Property ref: 121_2614_3746030

Entrance Hall 
Approached via a wooden door, a part glazed door leads into the hallway which has part wood panelled walls, loft access and a radiator.

Shower Room 
With low level WC, wash hand basin housed in vanity unit, corner shower cubicle with electric shower, part tiled walls, double glazed window to rear and radiator.

4.74m (15'7") max x 4.59m (15'1") A delightful room with original ceiling timbers, exposed stone work to one wall, inglenook fireplace featuring solid wood beam, multi fuel stove, exposed stonework and tiled hearth, dual aspect double glazed windows and radiator. Door to inner hallway.

Inner Hallway 
Has a useful storage cupboard and loft access via pull down ladder.

Utility Room 
4.48m (14'8") x 2.77m (9'1") Currently used as a utility room but could potentially be the kitchen for the annexe if this was to be utilised. The room has matching wall and base units, complementary work surfaces, space for cooker and fridge/freezer, plumbing for washing machine, stainless steel sink and drainer, three double glazed windows to side and rear aspect, radiator and uPVC door leading into rear garden.

Bedroom 1 
3.28m (10'9") x 2.65m (8'8") Having a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, double glazed window to front, useful storage cupboard, loft access and radiator.

Mezzanine Level 

Dining Room 
5.08m (16'8") x 4.08m (13'4") Although currently used as the dining room this would become the lounge for the main house should the annexe be utilised. With coved ceiling, gas fire with stone surround and sandstone hearth, radiator and sliding French doors leading to the sun room.

7.83m (25'8") max x 2.72m (8'11") With wall and base units, complementary work surfacing, matching breakfast bar, integrated appliances including double electric oven, electric hob with extractor over, one and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, space for dishwasher. A spacious and light room with dual aspect double glazed windows and a utility area. The utility area comprises wall and base units, wall mounted combi boiler, plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer and fridge freezer. There is also a useful under stairs storage cupboard and separate heated airing cupboard. A uPVC door leads out to the rear garden.

4.14m (13'7") x 2.65m (8'8") With useful storage cupboard and window to front aspect.

First Floor 

3.70m (12'2") x 1.84m (6') plus 0.14m (0'5") x 0.14m (0'5") With a four piece suite comprising close coupled WC, wash hand basin, wood panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, separate corner shower cubicle with mains shower and tiled splash backs, double glazed obscured window, part wood panelled walls and radiator.

Bedroom 2 
3.79m (12'5") x 2.70m (8'10") plus 0.14m (0'5") x 0.14m (0'5") With coved ceiling, dado rail, double glazed window and radiator.

Master Bedroom 
4.05m (13'3") x 3.94m (12'11") With coved ceiling, double glazed window to front aspect, radiator and door to en-suite.

2.03m (6'8") max x 1.22m max (4') Recently fitted, comprising of close coupled WC, wash hand basin housed in vanity unit, corner shower cubicle with electric shower and tiled walls.

Bedroom 3 
3.96m (13') x 2.83m max (9'3") With coved ceiling, radiator, useful storage cupboard and double glazed window to rear with views over open countryside and towards the fells.


There is a lawned garden at the front of the property with a driveway leading around to the rear. There is also a large detached garage and space for outhouses behind. The area at the rear of the property is substantial with a large driveway providing off road parking for multiple vehicles, additional car port and garden. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with attractive borders and shrubbery.

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09 April 2015


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