8 bedroom detached house for salePlumpton, Penrith
Sold STC £999,999
- Small Country Mansion and Adjoining Cottage and Guest Suite
- Elevated Position with Views to the Lakeland Fells, Possible Land For Sale by Separate Negotiation
- 5 Reception Rooms + Large Reception Hall + Study
- 8 Double Bedrooms, 6 En-Suite, Bathroom + Shower
- Extensive Gardens Offering Excellent Privacy
- Energy Performance Rating E
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- Would Suit a Large Family Unit of Several Generations
Built in 1929, in the style of Voysey well known in the Arts and Craft movement, Deep Ghyll is a small country mansion, 4 miles to the North of Penrith, occupying a raised position with fabulous views across the surrounding countryside to the Lakeland Fells around Ullswater and Blencathra. Set in around 2.5 Acres of gardens and woodland.
There is a Main House, rich in original period features, with an Adjoining Cottage and a Guest Suite, having in total 5 Reception Rooms, 2 Kitchens, 8 Bedrooms, 6 En-Suite a Bathroom and a Shower Room.
This magnificent home has very flexible accommodation, which would also suit a large, 3 generation family, having a 4/5 bedroom house, 2/3 bedroom cottage and a 1 bedroom bungalow
The property is set in Mature Gardens mainly to the South and West, with a, Sun Terrace, a Sunken Garden, a Kitchen Garden with a large Glasshouse and a Tennis Court.
Paddocks and stabling may be available by separate negotiation.
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Location - From Penrith, head North on the A6 and drive to the village of Plumpton. In the village turn right, signposted to Lazonby and Kirkoswald. Drive up the hill and round the right hand bend, the entrance to Deepghyll is on the right hand side of the road.
Amenities - In the village of Plumpton there is a village infant and primary school, a village shop and sub post office, 2 cafes and a garden centre. Penrith is a popular market town with a population of around 15,000 people and facilities include: infant, junior and secondary schools with a further/higher education facility at Newton Rigg College. There are 6 supermarkets and a good range of locally owned and national high street shops. Leisure facilities include: a leisure centre with; swimming pool, climbing wall, indoor bowling, badminton courts and a fitness centre as well as; golf, rugby and cricket clubs. There is also a 2 screen cinema and Penrith Playhouse. Penrith is known as the Gateway to the North Lakes and is conveniently situated for Ullswater and access to the fells, benefiting from the superb outdoor recreation opportunities.
Deepghyll is only 3.5 miles from junction 41 of the M6 and just under 5.5 miles from Penrith Station, on the West Coast mainline, from where trains can be caught to London Euston in 3 hours, Glasgow in under 2 hours. Lazonby Station on the Settle Carlisle line is just under 3.5 miles and trains can be caught to Carlisle and Central Leeds.
Services - Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private septic tank. Heating is by Oil and telephone is connected subject to BT. regulations.
Tenure - The vendor informs us that the property is freehold and the council tax band for Deepghyll is band G and for Gardeners Cottage it is band B
Viewing - STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH WILKES-GREEN + HILL
Entrance - Through an oak panelled door to the;
Porch - 2.06mx2.16m (6'9x7'1) - Having a stone flagged floor with a mat well and a leaded glass window to the side. Oak double door with leaded glass, lead to the;
Hallway - 3.43mx6.76m (11'3x22'2) - Having oak panelled walls with a Delph rack around, oak parquet flooring and stairs off, with cupboard below, to the first floor. There are two cast iron radiators and leaded glass & oak doors off to the principal rooms. A rear hall leads off with a door to the cloakroom and a broad oak panelled door, with leaded glass, to the garden.
Drawing Room - 4.22mx4.80m+6.12mx3.25m (13'10x15'9+20'1x10'8) - Leaded glass windows face to three sides, with views across the garden to the surrounding countryside. An open fireplace is set in a marble and Adam style ornate wood surround with a tiled hearth. The floorboards are stripped and lacquered. There are three cast iron radiators, a 5 amp lighting circuit, a TV point and built in bookshelves to one wall.
Library - 7.16mx4.50m (23'6x14'9) - Being oak panelled with a Delph rack around with an open fireplace set in a brick surround. Leaded glass windows, including a box bay with seating, face to three sides, overlooking the garden to the surrounding countryside. The floorboards are stripped and lacquered and there are recessed halogen down lights, two cast iron radiators and a part glazed door leading out onto the West garden
Cloakroom - 3.38mx2.01m (11'1x6'7) - Accessed from the rear hall and the dining room and being fitted with a toilet, wash basin with cupboard below and a shower cubicle with a mains fed shower. The flooring is Altro slip resistant.
Dining Room - 4.57mx5.49m (15'x18') - A leaded glass bay window looks out over the South garden to the surrounding countryside and Lakeland Fells. An open fireplace is set in a brick hearth and back with a stone surround. The floorboards are stripped and lacquered and there is a cast iron radiator. A door leads to the:
Kitchen - 4.88mx5.00m (16'x16'5) - Fitted with a range of Thwaiteholme of Dalston, handmade oak wall and base units with a granite work surface and island unit with a stainless steel sink and mixer taps. The kitchen is equipped with a built in Bosch oven, combination microwave and a five ring induction hob with a stainless steel cooker hood above, built in dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A cast iron multi fuel stove is set in a raised inglenook and the floor is tiled. Double glazed leaded French doors lead out to the south facing patio and garden with views to the Lakeland Fells.
Side Hall/Study - 3.51mx3.94m+3.48mx1.14m (11'6x12'11+11'5x3'9) - Having a tiled floor , a leaded glass window, a cast iron radiator and telephone point. A broad oak panelled door leads outside and multi panelled glazed doors lead to the;
Utility Room - 2m x 1.9m (6'6" x 6'2") - Fitted with limed oak fronted wall and base units with a granite effect work surface with a long, Belfast style sink and mixer taps. There is a built in freezer and plumbing for an automatic washing machine.
First Floor - Large Landing - 3.53mx6.07m (11'7x19'11) - A leaded glass window at the half landing provides natural light. There are recessed halogen down lights, a cast iron radiator and pine panel doors off. There is a box room and a linen cupboard.
Bedroom One - 4.52mx4.39m (14'10x14'5) - Having leaded glass windows to two sides, a cast iron radiator and recessed halogen down lights.
En Suite - 2.41mx3.23m (7'11x10'7) - Fitted with a white toilet and wash basin. There is a large walk in shower enclosure with a mains, rainwater shower over. The floor is fully tiled and there are recessed halogen down lights, a cast iron radiator and chrome heated towel rail. A leaded glass window enjoys a westerly view across the garden to the Lakeland Fells.
Bedroom Two - 7.32mx4.57m (24'x15') - Having a leaded glass window and box bay window with views across the garden to the Lakeland fells. There is a cast iron radiator, recessed wall cupboard, a recessed wardrobe, TV aerial point and recessed halogen down lights. A partitioning wall separates a large dressing/wardrobe area.
En Suite - 3.23mx3.33m (10'7x10'11) - Having a cast iron, roll top bath with floor mounted taps, a toilet and wash basin. There is a walk through shower enclosure with a mains fed shower. The floor and two of the walls are tiled. There are recessed halogen down lights, a cast iron radiator and a leaded glass window with a westerly view to the surrounding countryside and the Lakeland fells.
Bedroom Three - A leaded glass bay window has excellent southerly views across the gardens to the Lakeland fells and an open fireplace is set in a tiled and painted surround with recessed wardrobes to each side. There is a cast iron radiator and recessed halogen down lights.
En Suite - 3.38mx2.31m (11'1x7'7) - Having an original 1920's enamelled bath, toilet, wash basin and a large shower enclosure with a mains shower. The walls and floor are fully tiled and there are recessed halogen down lights, a chrome heated towel rail, a cast iron radiator and a leaded glass window enjoys the views to the Lakeland fells.
Bedroom Four - 2.18mx3.76m (7'2x12'4) - Having a leaded glass window and a curved window over looking the driveway. There are recessed halogen down lights and a column radiator.
En Suite - 2.16mx1.93m (7'1x6'4) - Having a large cast iron bath set in a tiled plinth with a mains shower over. There is a wash basin, toilet, recessed halogen down lights and a chrome column radiator/towel rail. The walls and floor are part tiled and a leaded glass window faces to the front.
Bedroom 5 - A leaded glasswindow has excellent southerly views across the gardens to the Lakeland fells. There are recessed halogen down-lights and a cast iron radiator.
Shower Room - Fitted with a white wash basin, toilet and step in shower enclosure with a mains fed shower over. The walls and floor are tiled with a mix of marble and travertine. There are recessed halogen down lights, a chrome heated towel rail and a leaded glass window to the front.
A lockable door from the side landing connects the main house to the East Wing or Gardener's Cottage.
East Wing - Gardener's Cottage - The main entrance is to the ground floor through an oak panelled door to the;
Hall - 2.57mx2.36m (8'5x7'9) - Having a wood laminate floor, a cast iron radiator, recessed halogen down lights and a leaded glass window to the front. Doors lead off to the kitchen, sitting room and;
Cloakroom - 2.03mx2.54m (6'8x8'4) - Fitted with a wall mounted lavatory with a concealed cistern, a circular wash basin set on a glass and stainless steel stand with wall mounted taps over. The floor is wood laminate and there are recessed halogen down lights, an extractor fan and a chrome heated towel rail.
Sitting Room - 6.96mx4.72m (22'10x15'6) - The ceiling is open to the apex with exposed timbers and a broad open archway across the room. A cast iron multi fuel stove is set on a marble hearth. The floor is wood laminate and there are four cast iron radiators, a five amp lighting circuit, up-lights to the ceiling and two wall light points. A double glazed window faces to one side and double glazed French doors lead out to the south patio and garden with views to the Lakeland fells.
Kitchen - 3.51mx3.43m (11'6x11'3) - Fitted with a range of wood fronted wall and base units with a granite effect work surface incorporating a 1 1/2 bowl single drainer sink. mixer taps and a tiled splash back. There is a built in electric oven and hob with a cooker hood above, plumbing for a washing machine, a built in dishwasher and space for a fridge & freezer. A multi panelled glazed door leads to the;
Dining Room - 3.43mx4.29m (11'3x14'1) - A corner fireplace is set in a marble and slate surround. Leaded glass windows face to one side and double glazed French doors lead out to the south patio with views across the garden to the Lakeland fells. There is a built in shelved unit and stairs, with a cupboard below, lead to the first floor.
First Floor - Landing - Two leaded glass windows provide natural light.
Bedroom Six - 4.27mx3.91m (14'x12'10) - Having a leaded glass window, a double radiator and a built in wardrobe.
Bedroom Seven - 2.87mx3.61m (9'5x11'10) - Having a leaded glass window to the front, a built in wardrobe and a single radiator.
Bathroom - 2.18mx2.77m (7'2x9'1) - Fitted with a cast iron roil top bath, a wash basin , toilet and a tiled shower cubicle with a mains shower. The walls are part tiled and there are recessed halogen down lights and two leaded glass windows to the front.
Guest Cottage - A door opens to a;
Kitchenette - 2.03mx1.88m (6'8x6'2) - With rustic wooden base units to one side and a wooden work surface with a circular stainless steel sink and mixer taps. There is an a microwave and a fridge. An opening leads to the;
Open Plan Living/Sleeping Area - 6.32mx5.49m (20'9x18') - With a leaded glass window to the front, a floor to ceiling windows to the rear and French doors leading outside to a private enclosed deck. A central oak panel partition separates the living and sleeping areas. The floor is a mixture of oak blocks and wood laminate. There are four single radiators, a 5 amp lighting circuit and built in cupboard to one wall.
Shower Room - 2.31mx2.90m (7'7x9'6) - Fitted with a large walk in shower enclosure with a rainwater shower over and tiled to two sides. There is a toilet and a wall mounted sink with mixer taps. The floor is tiled and there are two chrome heated towel rails, recessed halogen down lights and extractor fan. A double glazed window faces to one side and a leaded window to the other.
Between the guest suite and the east wing is the;
Boiler House - 3.00mx4.55m (9'10x14'11) - Having two oil fired Trianco boilers and two pressurised Heatrae Megaflo hot water tanks.
Outside - Deep Ghyll is situated in beautiful mature gardens and enjoys an elevated position with panoramic views across the surrounding countryside to the Lakeland Fells.
The house is approached to the North side, through automatic gates, to a sweeping tarmac drive and a large parking area.
The drive extends around the side of the guest suite to a further parking area with a car port for two cars and a brick built garage and workshop.
Gardens - The main garden is to the south and west of the house and includes a lawn garden, bounded by espalier fruit trees, a sunken potege having a wide variety of flowering perennials and a kitchen garden, bounded by beech hedge and clay brick wall, with fruit trees, a soft fruit cage used as a hen run and a large greenhouse with a fig tree and grape vines.
To the south side of Deep Ghyll, there is a large, flagged terrace looking out over the garden to the Lakeland Fells and accessed from the house through several doors.
To the west of the house is a large lawn leading to a wooded bank with a path down to a stream running through a tree lined avenue.
Nestled to one corner of the garden
Tennis Court - An En-Tout-Cas hard court, (surface in poor repair), with a wooden summerhouse just outside.
To one corner of the west garden, there is a second, "rotating" wooden summerhouse, with railings and fencing around, used as a dog run.
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