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5 bedroom house for sale

Westnewton, Wigton, Cumbria

Sold STC £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached House
  • Kitchen with walk in pantry
  • Laundry/washroom
  • Drawing Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden Room
  • Snug/Dayroom
  • 5 bedrooms one with ensuite shower room
  • Bathroom
  • Garage/Former Coach house

Full description

Arguably, one of north west Cumbria's finest residences.
Dating from 1857, this is a substantial and indeed handsome detached house, delightfully situated at the western end of one of our area's most sought after villages, standing amidst the most beautifully kept gardens and grounds and affording spacious and yet very manageable accommodation, ideal for 'executive' or family purchasers.
The house retains considerable period character including marble fireplaces, ornate plasterwork, a fine stairway and landing, as well as the original coach house, now an excellent garage.
The gardens and grounds are a superb feature of the house, providing a true delight at all times of the year, most especially in the spring and summer when the borders offer a riot of colour.
The Vicarage also features a good sized heated swimming pool, now indoors and with changing rooms and showers. Behind is a further enclosure providing, if required, an ideal small paddock.
In all, we would estimate that the property extends to around an acre.

Accommodation -

Ground Floor -

Recessed Porch - With handsome front door inset with red rose motif.

Hallway - Featuring a handsome mahogany staircase, stripped pine doors and a secondary outer door matching the main door. Under the staircase is access to;-

2 Cellar Rooms -

Drawing Room - 22' into bay x 15'3" (6.71m into bay x 4.65m) - With original marble chimney piece now inset with tiled fire place, painted ceiling rose and cornice, and two lit wall niches.

Sitting Room - 18'6" into bay x 17'4" (5.64m into bay x 5.28m) - Having similar fireplace cornice and rose.

Snug/Day Room - 14'4" x 13'2" (4.37m x 4.01m) - Again with tiled fireplace, picture rail and cornice.

Cloakroom - Having vanity basin and separate WC.

From the side of the hallway double doors lead through to;-

Kitchen - 22' overall x 11'7" (6.71m overall x 3.53m) - With walk in pantry, full range of wall and floor oak fronted units, oil fired Aga, work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, sink unit and plumbing for dishwasher.

Laundry/Washroom - 12'9" x 8'2" (3.89m x 2.49m) - With stainless steel sink, plumbing for automatic washing machine and period pine dresser.

Garden Room - 32'3" x 10' (9.83m x 3.05m) - A lovely room for afternoon or TV relaxation and with UPVC double glazed windows and patio doors, and useful coal/log store leading off.

First Floor -

Half Landing - Featuring a superb engraved glass window showing the motif of the original Vicarage and its date of erection, 1857.

Main Landing - Having large trap door and sliding ladder leading to the loft space.

From left to right are;-

Double Bedroom 1 - 19'10" x 15'4" (6.05m x 4.67m) -

Double Bedroom 2 - 17'2" x 14'3" (5.23m x 4.34m) -

En-Suite Shower Room - Having champagne coloured suite and full tiling.

Double Bedroom 3 - 14'6" x 13'4" (4.42m x 4.06m) -

Bathroom - With corner bath, vanity basin with ample cupboards WC, full tiling and extractor fan.

Inner Landing -

Airing Cupboard - Having hot tank, immersion heater and shelving.

Cloak Room - With basin, WC and full tiling.

Double Bedroom 4 - 11'9" x 9' (3.58m x 2.74m) - With built-in cupboard.

Double Bedroom 5 - 13' x 8'5" (3.96m x 2.57m) - Having built-in cupboards and overhead lockers.

The Outbuildings -

Garage/Former Coach House - 21' x 11'4" (6.40m x 3.45m) - With original sliding timber doors and with light, power and full loft above.

Swimming Pool - 45' x 20' (13.72m x 6.10m) - With surrounding stone paving and 2 full length retractable covers.

Assorted Store & Changing Rooms - Including heating boiler, pumping equipment and showers.

The Gardens & Grounds -

Entrance Gates - Comprising dressed stone pillars and wrought iron gates leading to a flagged driveway which curves and rises to the stone flagged terrace in front of the house.

Front Gardens - With beautifully kept lawn, mature colourful borders with a variety of flowering shrubs and ornamental trees, a magnificent cedar of Laburnum specimen tree and a pergola walk way adorned with climbing rose.

Rear Entrance - Again with wrought iron gates and wide parking/turning areas laid in stone, crazy paving. Features include the delightfully stocked borders and banking, both inside and out, and fine original dressed stone retaining wall running down the full road side boundary.

Out of courtesy to the village, the vendors also keep the grass verge on the opposite side of the roadway tidy.

Rear Orchard - Down to neatly kept grass and containing ornamental and fruit trees.

We estimate that the whole site extends to approximately 1 acre.

Locality - Westnewton lies less than two miles south of Aspatria just off the B5301 route to Silloth. The local village provides a church, primary school and village hall, Aspatria as well as the local towns of Wigton, Silloth and even Cockermouth catering well for everyday needs with a variety of day-to-day facilities including secondary schools, general shops and supermarkets, sports clubs, championship golf course, rail links and tourist attractions. For those wishing to commute, Carlisle and the more industrial centres of West Cumbria are within half an hour's drive and both the Solway coast, now an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Lake District National Park are within easy reach.

Sale Details -

Services - Mains water, electricity, and drainage; no mains gas; central heating provided by night storage radiators; sealed unit double glazing; telephone line installed; considerable rewiring undertaken in 2008.

Please note that none of the services has been tested.

Tenure - Freehold

Viewing - Strictly by appointment through Hopes Estate Agents, 016973 43641.

Whilst these particulars are prepared with care and are believed to be accurate neither the Selling Agents nor the vendors warrant the accuracy of the information contained herein and intending purchasers will be held to have satisfied themselves that the information given is correct.

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17 July 2015


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