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Mark Close Farmhouse, Alston, Cumbria,CA9

Guide Price £799,500

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Mark Close Farmhouse lies just to the north west of the market town of Alston. The property provides a magnificent nine bedroom farmhouse, a one bedroom cottage and a three/four bedroom converted barn. The three dwellings create an excellent opportunity to acquire a family home, as well as a country business.

David Bellamy refers to the area as 'England's last wilderness' and Alston is also said to be England's highest market town.

It enjoys a magnificent setting, approximately 45 to 50 minutes from Newcastle upon Tyne, 35 minutes from Carlisle and 20 minutes from Penrith. The market town is full of history and is very much sought after by holiday makers throughout the year.

Mark Close Farmhouse creates a superb opportunity for those seeking a different way of life. The current owners purchased the property in 2001 and since that time have carried out two significant improvements. One was the refurbishment of the old Milking Parlour to create a beautiful one bedroom cottage, which is well sought after by holiday makers. The other was the building of a new stone constructed four car garage and workshop, which links to the barn at the rear.

Mark Close Barn is the family home and it has a stunning garden which is principally west facing, with rolling lawned areas, beautiful trees, a small burn and fabulous terraces.

The old original farmhouse which dates back to the 1700s has nine bedrooms and can be let out for 20 to 23 people. Its rental income is around 1,000 per week.

In addition to this, the one bedroom cottage also has a strong rental income at around 350 per week.

The barn has the flexibility of being a family home, but could have its own self contained apartment at ground floor level.

This stunning range of buildings contrasts beautiful country stonework with period architecture. The barn was converted in later years and has a magnificent double height arched window to its western elevation, with the principal sitting room being at first floor level. It has an open archway through to the dining room, as well as a first floor kitchen with south facing bay window. The timber deck that extends from this area is ideal for the afternoons and evenings.

To the top floor the property has two bedrooms but could easily be three as originally planned. There is also a shower room and useful storage space. The first floor has a family bathroom and to the ground floor there is a guest bedroom, shower room, kitchenette, hobbies room and large hall.

The extension to the ground floor provides a lovely sitting room which is currently used as a studio and working office.

The farmhouse has nine bedrooms and five bathrooms or shower rooms. It has two reception rooms, a large family kitchen and a small kitchen/utility room.

Each of the houses have their own private garden areas.

The farmhouse has night storage heating. The barn has oil central heating and the Milking Parlour has night storage heating. The property has its own drainage system.
The setting of Mark Close and its proximity to Alston is very enviable. It is a most magnificent and picturesque part of the Cumbrian and Northumbrian border. The market town has excellent local restaurants, pubs, garaging and a hospital.

Occupancy of the farmhouse and the cottage has been particularly high, with strong demand for this location.

We strongly recommend viewing of this most attractive investment and residential dwelling.

The property has mains electricity and water services.

From Gosforth take the A191 signposted Kenton. At roundabout take first exit onto the A191. Continue on A191 signposted Jebburgh A696, Morpeth A1. At Kenton Bar roundabout take the third exit ontot he A167 signposted Morpeth A1. At roundabout take the first exit then merge onto the A1 signposted The South A1(M), Sunderland, City (West). Branch left than at roundabout take the third exit onto the A69 signposted Hexham. At Styford roundabout take the third exit onto the A69 signposted Hexham A6079, Carlisle. At Bridge End roundabout take the second exit onto the A69 signposted Carlisle. Turn left onto the A686 signposted Alston. Turn right onto the A689 signposted Brampton. Arrive on the A689.


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