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High Greenrigg House, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria


Property Description

Key features

  • An outstanding small country estate.
  • Substantial former farmhouse, full of character.
  • Three spacious and superbly appointed holiday cottages.
  • Excellent opportunity for income generation.
  • Attractively laid out gardens and grounds.
  • Double garage and ample parking.
  • Tranquil setting in magnificent surroundings.
  • Stunning views.
  • Only three miles from the village of Caldbeck.
  • Within the northern perimeter of the Lake District National Park.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An outstanding small country estate comprising an 18th Century Grade II Listed former farmhouse and three superbly appointed holiday cottages together with delightful gardens and grounds, a double garage and ample parking. The property occupies a magnificent rural location.

Stunning views and is within the northern perimeter of the Lake District National Park, three miles from the pretty village of Caldbeck, equidistant from Keswick, Penrith, Cockermouth and Carlisle.

High Greenrigg House is a handsome Grade II Listed 18th Century former farmhouse retaining many original features such as flagged floors, exposed beams and old fireplaces. The house is now in need of some upgrading but presents an excellent opportunity for those looking to create a wonderfully characterful Lakeland home with space and versatility in abundance.

The property includes three superbly appointed holiday cottages, which have been created by the skilful conversion of the adjoining barns to the original farmhouse. The three cottages provide beautifully presented accommodation, finished to a very high standard and with the liberal use of oak. The cottages are known as Brae Fell, High Pike and Swallow Rest.

The owner has previously let the cottages for holiday purposes but has ceased trading due to ill health. There is now an opportunity for those seeking income generation to start the holiday letting business afresh.

The house and cottage are set within extensive, attractively laid out gardens and there is a double garage and ample parking.

The setting is magnificent and dramatic being surrounded by farmland and enjoying splendid views towards the northern fells of the Lake District.

The property is located just three miles from Caldbeck, one of the prettiest villages in the whole of Cumbria.

The sale of High Greenrigg House is a wonderful opportunity for those looking to live and work in a beautiful part of the Lake District and to re-establish a valuable income stream from holiday lettings.

From Caldbeck head west on the B5299 road for about 2.5 miles, crossing a cattle grid to emerge into open country. Turn left at a signpost for "Greenhead", Fellside and Branthwaite". After about half a mile the sign for the property will be seen on the left-hand side. Follow the short track to the property.

High Greenrigg House occupies a magnificent location surrounded by farmland and moorland, accessed via an open country lane, where peace and tranquillity are guaranteed. The views towards the majestic northern Lakeland fells are superb.

The property forms part of a scattered rural community three miles to the west of Caldbeck, one of the prettiest villages in Cumbria. Caldbeck is a traditional fell village which has a thriving sense of community. The village has a pub, a cafe, shops, a primary school, a cricket club and a variety of organised activities and events. Also nearby is Hesket Newmarket which has a renowned brewery and an annual show.

High Greenrigg HOUSE is roughly equidistant from Penrith, Keswick, Cockermouth and Carlisle. The nearest large town is Wigton.

A gravelled driveway, secured by a five bar farm gate, leads to a wide parking area with ample room for the parking of several motor vehicles, trailers, motor homes and the like.

The house and cottages are set within delightful gardens and grounds with sweeping lawns, a cobbled sitting out area, a walled garden, well stocked herbaceous borders and an interesting array of established shrubs and trees.

Beyond the main rear garden is a further walled and hedged lawned garden, part of which has "naturalised". This garden has the treatment plant.

Various wood stores. Modern oil tank. Propane gas tank.

Mains electricity and water. Septic tank drainage. LPG gas [for four stoves, dual fuel cooker in farmhouse and boilers in farmhouse and Swallows Rest]. Oil fired central heating for Brae Fell and High Pike.

Band 'B ' [Farmhouse]

Brae Fell / High Pike £4,950
Swallows Rest £1,750

The three holiday letting cottages are effectively being sold furnished. An inventory of items to be included is available to genuinely interested parties following a viewing.

The owner has ceased letting the three cottages for holiday purposes other than on an occasional basis, due to ill health. Our client is however happy to discuss the performance of the business when it was operational to genuinely interested parties at a viewing. The website for the business is still active:

Store Room: 
2.15m x 1.69m
Formerly an en-suite bathroom and ideal for that purpose. The partitioning between the bedroom, dressing room and store room could be removed to create one large room.


Brae Fell - Kitchen: 
3.76m x 3.6m
A spacious kitchen fitted with a good range of modern built-in floor and wall units. Tiled work surfaces. Sink unit. Electric cooker with ceramic hob and extractor hood. Microwave oven. Exposed beams. Original byre stall partitioning. Open plan with the sitting room.

Brae Fell -Sitting Room: 
4.7m x 4.0m
A delightful room featuring a stone fireplace with a cast iron gas stove. Exposed beams. Built-in cupboard. French door leading to garden.

Brae Fell -Inner Hall 

Brae Fell - Bedroom No.1: 
3.5m x 2.89m
A double bedroom. Door to the shower room.

Brae Fell - Shower Room: 
3.37m x 1.86m
Suite in white comprising a shower cubicle, inset wash hand basin with cupboard below and a w.c. Oak floor.

Sitting Room: 
4.93m x 4.32m
A well proportioned dual aspect room currently used as a store. Shelving. Rear entrance door. Exposed beams.

Rear Hall: 
2.0m x 1.83m

Rear Entrance Passage: 
6.37m x 1.76m
A useful space, perfect for storage. Door to the garage.

Kitchen/Dining Room: 
6.95m x 3.4m
The kitchen area is fitted with a range of storage cupboards and glass fronted wall cabinets together with work surfaces and a stainless steel sink unit. Lacanche stove with gas hob. Plumbing for washing machine. Shelving. Tiled floor. The dining area also has cupboards and a glass wall cabinet.



Bedroom No.1: 
4.26m x 3.92m
A double bedroom.

En-Suite Bathroom: 
4.39m x 1.63m
Suite in white comprising a panelled bath, a wash hand basin with cupboards below and a w.c.

Inner Landing: 
4.21m x 3.18m
A spacious area that could be partitioned off to create a good sized bedroom. A built-in bookcase is on hinges and when opened reveals a secret door with access to a good sized attic providing excellent storage space.

Bedroom No.2: 
4.35m x 3.19m
A double bedroom.

Dressing Area: 
2.12m x 1.71m
A range of deep built-in storage cupboards line one wall.

Brae Fell - Landing: 
Oak floor. Exposed beams.

Brae Fell - Bedroom No.2: 
4.8m x 3.6m
A double bedroom. Shelved recess. Handcrafted built-in wardrobe and storage cupboards in oak.

Brae Fell - En-Suite Bathroom: 
2.12m x 1.94m
Suite in white comprising a panelled bath, high level w.c. and an inset wash hand basin with hand built oak storage cupboard below. Oak floor.

Brae Fell - Bedroom No.3: 
3.87m x 2.9m
A twin bedroom.

Brae Fell - En-Suite Shower Room: 
2.7m x 1.88m
Suite in white comprising a shower cubicle, w.c and inset wash hand basin. Oak fronted storage cupboard. Oak floor.


High Pike - Entrance Hall: 
Oak floor with tiling to the entrance area. Built-in storage cupboard. Built-in linen cupboard.

High Pike - Main Hall: 
Featuring the original stone lined barn entrance with tall windows and a rear entrance door. Oak floor. Secure fire door leading to the inner hall of Braefell allowing the linking of the two units.

High Pike - Bedroom No.1: 
3.82m x 2.64m
A double bedroom.

High Pike - En-Suite Bathroom: 
2.0m x 2.08m
Suite in white comprising a panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c. Oak floor.

High Pike - Utility Room: 
2.1m x 1.63m
Eurostar gas fired central heating boiler. Belfast sink with cupboards below. Plumbing for washing machine. Oak floor.

High Pike - Landing: 
Oak floor. Exposed beams.

High Pike - Sitting Room/Kitchen: 
4.87m x 3.83m
An open plan living space, the kitchen being fitted with an excellent range of modern built-in floor and wall units together with work surfaces and a sink. Electric cooker with ceramic hob and extractor hood. Oak floor. The sitting room has a cast iron gas fired stove and built-in shelving.

High Pike - Bedroom No.2: 
4.87m x 2.87m
A double bedroom. Built-in wardrobe and storage cupboard.

High Pike - En-Suite Shower Room: 
2.8m x 1.93m
Suite in white comprising a shower cubicle, a pedestal wash hand basin and a high level suite. Oak floor. Large built-in cupboard with handcrafted oak doors.

Swallows Rest 

Swallows Rest - Galleried Landing: 
The floor, banisters and handrails are all finished in oak. Feature stone lined port hole window. Open beamed ceiling. Built-in cupboard in oak.

Swallows Rest - Bedroom: 
4.3m x 3.22m
A lovely double bedroom with an open beamed ceiling, oak floor, oak bed head, a built-in oak wardrobe, oak storage cupboards and an oak dressing table, all bespoke and handcrafted.

Swallows Rest - En-Suite Shower Room: 
2.16m x 1.75m
Suite in white comprising a shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c. Chrome ladder towel radiator. Oak floor.

6.65m x 5.87m
A double garage, stone faced with a pitched slate roof and up and over door. Door to the main house.

Swallows Rest - Sitting Room: 
5.27m x 3.7m
Cosy but spacious, this delightful room features a splendid stone fireplace with a cast iron gas fired stove and an oak floor. Stone slab shelving with stone lined niches above. Oak staircase. Understairs storage cupboard and display shelving, all finished in oak. Double glazed oak framed entrance door. Wide open way to dining room and kitchen creating an open plan feel.

Swallows Rest - Kitchen/Dining Room: 
5.5m x 2.4m
Tall barn window with glazed entrance door. Superbly finished, handcrafted kitchen in oak with floor and wall cupboards and drawers together with shelving, work surfaces and a sink. Oak floor. Built-in double oven, ceramic hob, extractor hood and microwave. Illuminated display alcoves. The dining area is overlooked by the first floor galleried landing.

Swallows Rest - Utility Room: 
2.05m x 2.01m
Tiled work surface with cupboard below. Plumbing for washing machine. Cupboard containing Vaillant gas fired central heating boiler. Oak floor. Door to the rear vestibule of the farmhouse.

First Floor 

Entrance Hall: 
An interesting stone lined doorway leads to the main hall.

2.1m x 1.8m
Pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Shelving. Plumbing for a washing machine. Tiled floor.

Main Hall: 
Rear entrance door. Access to "Brae Fell".

Living Room: 
6.96m x 4.19m
A splendid, versatile room curiously having old stone fireplaces at either end, one with a cast iron wood burning stove, the other with a cast iron gas stove. Recessed lined with shelves. Beamed ceiling. Original stone flagged floor. French door leading to the gardens.

2.68m x 2.16m
Open beamed ceiling. A high niche has been opened up to reveal an early window. Stone steps, worn by the passage of generations of feet, leads to the first floor.

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13 December 2016

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