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4 bedroom detached house for sale

How Foot, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2NQ

Withdrawn from Market £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A wonderful bright and spacious detached cedar-built home
  • 2 reception rooms, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 garages
  • Over an acre of grounds in an idyllic location close Ullswater
  • A sensational location close to the fells and the lake.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From Ambleside take the Kirkstone Road from the mini roundabout at the northern end of town and continue up the hill to the T junction opposite the Kirkstone Pass Inn. Turn left and continue down Kirkstone Pass towards Ullswater passing through the villages of Patterdale and Glenridding before passing over the temporary bridge in place at Pooley Bridge. Continue on to High Street through the centre of the village until you reach a crossroads. Go straight over the junction onto Roe Head lane and How Foot is the first property on the left hand side.


Description How Foot is currently a simply wonderful family home. Quietly placed in truly delightful and tranquil gardens and grounds this detached property is just a short stroll from Pooley Bridge, the lake shore and the surrounding fells which include Moor Divock famed for its historic stone circles, burial mounds and cairns.

Built in the 1930s to a Canadian Cedar design the property has been thoughtfully upgraded over the years and offers comfortable and spacious accommodation which incorporates modern kitchen and bathroom fittings. The present accommodation is arranged primarily on the ground floor and includes a porch, entrance hall, lovely dual aspect bay-fronted living room, a study, family kitchen, cloakroom, utility, two double bedrooms and a house bathroom. There is a further sitting room and two more double bedrooms with a shower room on the first floor. There is a double garage to the side and a detached garage in the grounds where plenty of car parking is provided.

The gardens extend to over an acre and are an absolute delight with rhododendrons, shrubs and trees as well as an enchanting "secret" wildlife garden.


Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Entrance Porch Perfect for the storage of muddy boots and coats and having a tiled floor, light point and two windows looking to the front gardens. 

Entrance Hall Having access to useful under stairs storage, a telephone point, wall light, and Creda night storage heater. 

Living Room 17' 10" x 17' 4" (5.44m x 5.3m into bay) A bright and spacious room having a dual aspect with a lovely bay window looking over the garden, a wood burning stove, television point, wall lights and Creda night storage heater. 

Family Kitchen 18' 0" x 13' 1" (5.49m x 4m min.) A true "heart of the home" this large and bright room has a stylish modern fitted kitchen, plenty of space for dining and entertaining and even space for the children to play.

There is a large range of attractive base and wall units providing plenty of storage space with complementary work surfaces and a selection of fitted appliances including a fridge / freezer, dishwasher, oven, microwave and an electric hob set within the island with Neff stainless steel extractor over. Also having a triple aspect with views to the surrounding gardens, stainless steel sink and drainer and built in storage in the dining area. 

Leading to  

Utility 4488' 2" x 4' 9" (1368m x 1.45m) Having plumbing for an automatic washing machine and a window. 

Cloak Room Having a WC, wash hand basin and window. 

There is also an external door which gives access to the rear gardens. 

Bedroom 1 14' 5" x 13' 7" (4.4m x 4.15m into bay) A bright double room having a bay window looking to the front gardens, a television point, night storage heater and built in storage cupboard. 

Bedroom 2 15' 0" x 12' 5" (4.58m x 3.8m max.) Another large and bright double room with a dual aspect looking over the rear gardens and having a night storage heater. 

Bedroom 5 / Study 11' 6" x 6' 11" (3.53m x 2.13m) Currently utilised as a study and storage room and having a window looking over the lovely gardens. 

Bathroom Having a two piece suite comprising a bath with Mira Sport shower over and a wash hand basin within a vanity unit and built in storage below and mirror and shelving over. Also having large built in storage cupboards, and a window. 

Cloak Room Having a WC and a window. 

First Floor Ideal for use as a self contained living space for dependent family members. 

Sitting Area 16' 5" x 11' 1" (5.02m x 3.4m) Having a television point, night storage heater and loft access. 

Bedroom 3 14' 10" x 11' 0" (4.53m x 3.37m) There are two windows with views over the fields and access to a useful eaves storage area. 

Bedroom 4 12' 10" x 11' 1" (3.93m x 3.4m) Having a window with views over the lovely gardens. 

Shower Room Recently re-fitted with a three piece suite comprising a shower cubicle with glazed door, wash hand basin and WC. There is also a window with views over the rear gardens, shaver point, extractor fan and access to useful eaves storage. 


Gardens The property has beautiful and large gardens with space for something for everyone! Having a large area of lawn bordered by an array of mature shrubs and trees, plenty of space for dining and entertaining, a smaller section of enclosed lawn, two small outbuildings ideal for use as kennels or workshops, a greenhouse and also benefitting from an outside power point and tap.

Beyond the main rear gardens the property also has its own wild "secret garden", complete with stream and two small bridges which is as pretty as can be. 

Parking and Garages The property benefits from having ample parking provision for multiple vehicles on the driveway and two seperate garages.


Garage 1 19' 4" x 17' 0" (5.9m x 5.2m) Having an up and over door with plenty of space for both a vehicle and additional storage space, a window with view to the rear garden and having light and power points. There is also access into the house and the rear garden. 

Garage 2 28' 2" x 19' 8" (8.6m x 6m - measured externally)  

Services The property is connected to mains electricity and water. Drainage is via a septic tank. 

Tenure Freehold. 

Council Tax Band E - Eden District Council. 

Planning Should you wish to discuss any planning options with regards How Foot please contact our Ambleside Office. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney and Leigh, Ambleside 015394 32800.  

Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.  

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 August 2016


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