4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Raise, Branthwaite, WORKINGTON, Cumbria


Property Description

Key features

  • Superb Grade II listed, four bed farmhouse located on a spacious, private plot
  • Situated in approximately three acres of gardens and paddock
  • Architecturally designed creating a luxurious family home with a wealth of retained character features
  • Outstanding panoramic views of the Northern and Western Lake District Fells, Solway Coast and Galloway Hills
  • Detached barn, stabling and paddocks provide ideal equestrian facilities

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Raise is a Grade II listed four bedroomed farmhouse, with the addition of an oak frame extension (Border oak) and barn, architecturally designed and converted to an outstanding standard. It also has an attached studio providing a work from home element, an unconverted barn with planning permission for holiday lets, stabling and paddocks; all set against a stunning, 360 degree, panoramic back drop of the Northern and Western Lake District fells.

Originally a traditional farm house with attached barn, The Raise has undergone an extensive and tasteful renovation, creating a unique luxury family home. A stunning characterful open plan lounge and formal dining area occupy the first floor of the barn section with elevated views to the fells. A contemporary country style dining kitchen with an exceptional range of high quality fittings occupies the ground floor.

From the first floor of the barn there is internal access to the oak frame extension with its beautiful master suite; a large light and airy double bedroom with four piece bathroom. Three further double bedrooms (one with en-suite) and shower room complete this floor.

To the ground floor of the farmhouse there are four rooms which require sympathetic modernisation, these offer incredible scope and flexibility with the potential to create more informal ‘snug’ or play rooms, formal living room and reception rooms or study areas.
Externally there is a large stone built barn which is unconverted and has planning permission for conversion to holiday lets, a detached two bay stable and an attached studio, lawned gardens and paddocks extending to approximately three acres, plus the possibility to rent further paddocks if required.

The Raise enjoys an elevated position on the edge of the small rural village of Ullock, approximately five miles south of the attractive Georgian market town of Cockermouth, which offers a wide range of amenities and facilities including an excellent secondary school, variety of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, leisure centre and Kirkgate Arts centre. The highly rated Paddle Academy Primary School is located approximately a mile from the village. Close to the western boundary of the Lake District National Park, providing the opportunity to enjoy the many outstanding locations which the National Park has to offer including the Buttermere and Loweswater valleys which are easily within driving or cycling distance and offer fantastic hill walking. The location also provides easy access by road to the main employment areas of West Cumbria, including Sellafield.

Mains electricity and water. Septic tank drainage. Reed bed boiler and under floor heating installed. Telephone line installed subject to BT regulations. Please note - the mention of any appliances and/or services within these particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.

From Cockermouth take the A5086 towards Lamplugh. After approximately five miles turn right, signposted Ullock. Follow the road into the village, around a sharp left hand bend and after 300 yards take the right hand fork signposted Branthwaite. Head along the road and after approximately 500 yards the property can be found on the right hand side, accessed via its private driveway.

Property ref: 121_2231_4090339


Entrance Hallway 
Solid oak front door with single glazed insert, wooden internal stable door leading to garage. Stone flagged floor, thermostatic heating control for underfloor heating, exposed timber framing.

Low level WC and wash hand basin. Stone flagged floor, exposed timber beams.

Dining Kitchen 
5.38m x 7.41m (17' 8" x 24' 4")
Light and airy dual aspect room in oak framed extension with two sets of French doors and timber framed windows providing excellent views over the garden to the Western Lake District Fells. Comprising a range of base, wall and island unit with built in storage in a light cream contemporary country style finish with contrasting dark granite counter tops, oil fired Aga with four ovens, two hobs and hot plate with built in extractor fan over, points for American style fridge freezer, 1½ bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, built in dumb waiter, exposed oak framework, stone flagged floor, spotlighting, TV point, character oak staircase leading to first floor.

Reception Room 2 
5.39m x 4.59m (17' 8" x 15' 1")
Front aspect room with uPVC double glazed window, exposed fireplace, open plan into reception room 3. Wooden external door leading to the front courtyard.

Reception Room 3 
4.59m x 4.83m (15' 1" x 15' 10")
Front aspect room with stone window seat.

Utility Room 
3.34m x 3.52m (10' 11" x 11' 7")
Hot and cold water points, WC, wooden external door.

Storage Room 
3.33m x 3.84m (10' 11" x 12' 7")
Could be put to a variety of uses.

As this part of the building remains unconverted, it offers flexible space which could be converted to best suit the needs of the new owners.


5.21m x 12.22m (17' 1" x 40' 1")
Stunning triple aspect character room with exposed oak beams, spotlighting, exposed stone wall, large stone fireplace with multifuel stove, dumb waiter, TV point, exposed stone alcoves and window seats, solid oak flooring and French doors leading to the balcony which has stunning views over open countryside to the western Lake District

Spotlighting, loft access via hatch, built in storage cupboard. Wooden internal door with stained glass inserts leading into the older, unconverted part of the property. Stairs lead down into the hallway.

Bedroom 1 
3.98m x 7.41m inc en suite (13' 1" x 24' 4")
Delightful dual aspect light and airy large double bedroom with open plan en suite bathroom. Stunning views. Oak frame, oak flooring, telephone and TV point.

En Suite Bathroom 
Four piece suite comprising walk in shower cubicle and raindrop shower, corner Jacuzzi bath, wall mounted sink with his and hers mixer taps and low level WC. Marble tiled walls and floor, oak beams, spotlighting, built in storage unit, heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 
3.90m x 3.34m (12' 10" x 10' 11")
Front aspect double bedroom with exposed stone window seat.

Bedroom 3 
4.42m x 4.56m (14' 6" x 15')
Front aspect double bedroom with exposed sandstone window seat, telephone point.

En Suite Shower Room 
Comprising large walk in shower cubicle with raindrop showerhead, low level WC and wash hand basin in built in vanity unit. Tiled walls with mosaic tiled border, tiled flooring, heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4 
3.52m x 3.72m (11' 7" x 12' 2")
Rear aspect double bedroom (currently configured as an office). Telephone and broadband point.

Family Bathroom/Dressing Room 
3.91m x 3.63m (12' 10" x 11' 11")
Comprising separate WC and shower room with wall mounted electric shower, built in wardrobe and boiler.


Attached Traditional Stone Barn 
21.53m x 4.67m (70' 8" x 15' 4")
Complete with original cruck beams, this building could be suitable for conversion suitable to local planning approval. There is also a separate stone built 2-bay stable.

10.70m x 2.71m (35' 1" x 8' 11")
Detached stone built room with exposed beams, power and light, stable door giving access to the rear garden. Currently being used as an artist's studio but offers an excellent 'work from home' proposition.

Front Courtyard 
Ample off road parking for approximately 10 vehicles.

Two large attached double garages which also have access from the main house. Points for washing machine and tumble dryer, oil fired boiler, power and light, ample wall and floor shelving and storage units.

To the rear and side of the property is a large lawned garden area with mature fruit trees and backing on to open countryside, enjoying the most stunning panoramic views of the northern and western Lake District Fells from Skiddaw across the Loweswater Valley down towards Ennerdale. There are also two separate paddocks. The entire area equates to approximately three acres.

The Raise offers an excellent proposition for equestrian usage with the possibility to rent a further paddock if required.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
31 August 2016

Nearest stations

  • Harrington (4.3 mi)
  • Workington (4.8 mi)
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PF&K Lakeland Properties, Cockermouth

68 Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9LU

01900 390011 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Harrington (4.3 mi)
  • Workington (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

PF&K Lakeland Properties, Cockermouth

68 Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9LU

01900 390011 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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