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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Yew Tree House, SKELTON, Penrith, Cumbria


Property Description

Key features

  • An 18th Century renovated farmhouse
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Village location
  • Annexe

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An early 18th Century detached former farmhouse comprehensively and tastefully renovated in recent years to create a delightful home which offers most adaptable accommodation with up to three reception rooms, five bedrooms, easily a suite for dependent relatives etc, all centrally heated and double glazed.

The Property
The vendors purchased Yew Tree House in 2006 and since then have renovated the house from “top to bottom”, starting with the roof and with full attention to every element of the building and its services and even more recently, the kitchen has been magnificently refitted in oak. The result is a lovely, family home of great charm and character and an inspection is thoroughly recommended.

Entrance Lobby

Staircase Hall
with understairs shelved recess.

Lower Landing
off which are:-

Small Main Landing
leads to:-

Annexe providing additional accommodation
with doorway from the dining/living room and also two external doors, the Annexe provides:-
4.77m x 4.05m [15’8” x 13’3”]
having full range of fitted wall and floor cupboards, sink unit,
plumbing for washing machine, spotlights and enclosed staircase leading up to Bedroom 5.
with staircase leading up to Games/Family Room.

having three-piece suite, shower and extractor fan.

5.02m x 4.83m [16’6” x 15’10”]
with cupboards, shelving, laminate floor, light and power.


4.74m x 3.23m max [15’7” x 10’7”]
with exposed beams and overhead storage area.

having three-piece suite and extractor fan.

7.78m x 4.83m overall [25’5” x 15’10”]
featuring superb exposed roof beams and trusses, corner sandstone “fireplace” and hearth set with multi-fuel stove, natural wood floor and exposed sandstone gable wall.

Rear/Side Gardens
with stone walling, lawn, borders etc.

Skelton lies just a mile off the B5305 route between Junction 41 of the M6 and Wigton. This is a thriving village with sub-Post Office, primary school, pub, church and a traditional village hall. Penrith lies just 7 miles to the southeast, Carlisle is approximately 14 miles to the north, both catering well for everyday needs and Ullswater, the splendid hills and fells of the north Lake District National Park and Keswick are all within easy driving distance.

Mains water, electricity and drainage; no mains gas; oil fired central heating; sealed unit double glazing; good levels of insulation in floors, walls and loft; telephone installed subject to BT regulations; excellent supply of power points, tv points and telephone points throughout; broadband connection.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 the centre of Penrith leave the town northward via Scotland Road and continue for another mile to the Stoneybeck roundabout, turning left for the M6 (Junction 41). Here, take the B5305 for Wigton, proceeding for just under 2 miles, then around the sharp right hand bends beside Hutton-in-the-Forest (a large mansion across the fields to the left). Then after a further mile take the left turn for Skelton. Enter the village at the T junction and turn left. Yew Tree stands on the left hand side of the road a short distance up towards the centre of the village.

Property ref: 121_2232_2735640

3.48m x 2.16m (11' 5" x 7' 1")
with cupboards, spotlights, tank/boiler cupboard & plumbing for automatic washer.

A dog leg staircase leads up to:-

4.85m x 3.56m (15' 11" x 11' 8")
superbly re-fitted with “Shaker”-style wall and floor cupboards, units and drawers including lit wall cabinets and pelmet lighting, matching central console unit, “Corrian” work surfaces and inset sink, tiled splashbacks, feature stone “fireplace”, plumbing for dishwasher, beautifully laid natural sandstone flagged floor and recessed spotlights. The LPG/electric Aga range is available by separate negotiation.

Bedroom 1 
4.62m x 3.58m (15' 2" x 11' 9")
with sloping ceiling & built-in cupboards.

Master Bedroom 2 
4.55m x 4.50m (14' 11" x 14' 9")
a massive ceiling beam, panelled wall niche and....

En-suite Shower Room 
with panelled/tiled walls, WC, basin, shower cubicle, chrome ladder-style heated towel rail and extractor fan.

Bedroom 3 
3.43m x 2.92m (11' 3" x 9' 7")
having ceiling beam and loft access.

Forecourt Garden 
with low stone walls and gate stoops, borders etc.

Right of way over entrance drive leads to:-

Pavioured Rear Drive 
providing ample off-street parking and turning space.

Double Bedroom 4 
4.50m x 3.18m (14' 9" x 10' 5")
with beam and shelved recess.

having three piece white suite, the panelled bath overset with shower and screen, black and white tiled splashbacks, under eaves shelving and sloping ceiling.

Sitting Room 
5.08m x 4.34m (16' 8" x 14' 3")
featuring a new, carved sandstone chimney inset with Victorian-style tiled and cast iron fireplace, all on raised and curved sandstone hearth panelled wall niche, wall and centre light points and 8-pane doors to the staircase hall and also through to:-

Living /Dining Room 
5.59m x 4.60m (18' 4" x 15' 1")
with full oak floor, two oak ceiling beams and recessed spotlights, sandstone fireplace inset with multi-fuel stove, panelled wall niches and doorways to the annex & also to:-

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 November 2012


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