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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Hesket Newmarket, Wigton

Sold STC £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Former Victorian Miller's House + Grade 2 Listed Sawmill
  • Peaceful Secluded Location in the North of the National Park
  • Living Room, Parlour, Office, Breakfast Room + Kitchen with Larder
  • 4 Bedrooms, En-Suite Shower + House Bathroom
  • Delightful Traditional Cottage + Views to the Surrounding Countryside
  • Original Water Wheel + Saw Bench (not functioning)
  • River Frontage on the River Caldew with Fishing Rights
  • EPC Rating E

Full description

Tucked away in a peaceful, secluded position by a natural ox-bow of the river in the beautiful Caldew Valley, within the Lake District National Park, The Mill is a former, Victorian Miller's home, along with the original Grade 2 listed sawmill and water wheel (not functioning).

Retaining much of the original features the house has been sympathetically improved by the current owners to create a wonderful, practical home with accommodation comprising: Entrance Porch, Hallway, Side Hall, Living Room "Parlour", Office, Cloakroom/Laundry, Breakfast Room, Kitchen with Walk in Larder, 4 Bedrooms, En-Suite Shower Room and a House Bathroom. The house has Oil Fired Central Heating via a Condensing Boiler and all of the windows are Double Glazed.

Outside there are lovely Gardens with a delightful traditional Cottage Garden to the front of the house and on the North side of the house is the Sawmill, a detached single storey stone building with the original saw-bench and water wheel. At one end of the building is a workshop with a multi fuel stove. Being a mill, the property bounds onto the River Caldew.

Location - From Penrith, head North to junction 41 of the M6 and take the B5305. Follow the road for approximately 7 miles, then turn left, signposted to Hesket Newmarket. Drive for 1.4 miles and turn left, signposted to Haltcliffe Bridge. Follow the road for a further 1.3 miles into the hamlet of Haltcliffe Bridge, where the road takes a sharp left, turn right into a small track, The Mill is on the right.

Amenities - In the village of Hesket Newmarket (2 1/2 miles), there is a village shop, sub Post Office and a village Inn. There is also a famous independent brewery in the village. Caldbeck, (4 1/2 miles) has a village primary/infant school, church, public house with restaurant and a village shop. The catchment infant/primary school is Skelton and for secondary education QEGS or Ullswater Community College, Both schools collect the pupils and drop off daily at the end of the drive. Main facilities are in Penrith and Carlisle, both around 12 miles. Penrith is a popular market town with a population of around 15,000 people and facilities include: infant, junior and secondary schools with a further/higher education facility at Newton Rigg College. There are 3 supermarkets and a good range of locally owned and national high street shops. Leisure facilities include: swimming pool, climbing wall, golf course, rugby and cricket clubs. Penrith is known as the Gateway to the North Lakes and is conveniently situated for Ullswater and access to the fells.

Services - Mains water, and electricity are connected to the property. Heating is by fuel oil and the drainage is to a septic tank.

Tenure - The vendor informs us that the property is freehold and the council tax band is band E.

Viewing - STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH WILKES-GREEN + HILL

Accommodation -

Entrance - Through a broad panelled door to the;

Porch - Being pine panelled with a recessed cupboard to one side. The floor is porcelain tiled and a part glazed pine panel door with patterned glass leads to the;

Hallway - Stairs lead off to the first floor with polished wood handrail and spindles and a cupboard below. The walls are part pine panelled and the floor is terracotta tiled. There is a double radiator and pine panelled doors lead off.

Living Room - 4.70m x 4.04m (15'5 x 13'3) - A cast iron stove is set on a stone hearth with stone upright and an oak mantel. Pine double glazed sash windows and uPVC double glazed windows face out onto the front garden. The walls are part pine panelled and the ceiling is coved. There are three wall light points, a TV aerial point and a double radiator.

Parlour - 4.17m x 4.17m + bay (13'8 x 13'8 + bay) - A uPVC double glazed window to the front looks out onto the garden, a double glazed window faces to the side and rear, looking out onto the field. the floor is porcelain tiled and there are four single radiators.

Office - 3.05m x 3.20m (10' x 10'6) - A double glazed window to the rear looks out onto a field. There is a double radiator.

Cloakroom/Utility - 2.64m x 1.32m (8'8 x 4'4) - A Worcester oil fired condensing combi boiler provides the hot water and central heating. A white Belfast sink has hot and cold water. There is a toilet and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. The floor is tiled, the ceiling panelled and there is a single radiator and double glazed window to the rear.

Side Hall - The flooring is stone flagged and a recessed storage area has a power point and a locker above. A stable door leads to the outside, a double glazed window faces to the front and a planked door opens into the;

Breakfast Room - 3.23m x 3.12m (10'7 x 10'3) - The ceiling is open to the apex with exposed roof timbers and a double glazed Velux. Double glazed windows to the rear look out over the field. The flooring is exposed floor boards and there is a Rayburn oil fired range. A planked door opens into the;

Kitchen - 3.30m x 2.97m + larder (10'10 x 9'9 + larder) - The ceiling is open to the apex with exposed roof beams and a double glazed velux and double glazed windows face to two sides. There are beech fronted base units with a beech block work surface incorporating a stainless steel 1 1/2 bowl single drainer sink and mixer tap. There is space for an electric cooker and plumbing for a dishwasher. The floorboards are pine and there is a double radiator, an extractor fan and a sliding door to a walk in larder with shelving, light and power points and a double glazed window.

First Floor - Landing - An arched, uPVC double glazed window with pine panelling around at the half landing gives natural light. There is a built in wall cupboard and a double glazed window to the front. There are three wall light points, a single radiator and pine panel doors lead off.

Bedroom One - 2.95m x 4.29m (9'8 x 14'1) - UPVC double glazed windows to the front look across the front garden to the surrounding countryside. One wall is pine panelled with a recessed wardrobe. There is a double radiator and a planked door to the;

En - Suite - 1.22m x 3.05m (4' x 10) - Fitted with a white toilet, wash basin and a large shower tray with tiling around and a mains shower over and a clear sliding door. There is a single radiator, wall mounted fan heater and an extractor fan. A double glazed window to the rear looks out over the fields.

Bedroom Two - 3.48m x 4.27m (11'5 x 14) - Having feature cast iron fireplace and uPVC double glazed windows looking across the front garden to the surrounding countryside. There is a double radiator.

Bedroom Three - 2.39m x 2.97m (7'10 x 9'9) - A double glazed window looks over the mill to the river and there is a single radiator.

Bedroom Four - 3.28m x 3.00m (10'9 x 9'10) - There is a feature cast iron fireplace, a double radiator and a double glazed window to the rear looking onto the fields.

Bathroom - 2.13m x 1.65m (7' x 5'5) - Fitted with a white toilet, wash hand basin and a panelled, steel bath with mixer taps, a Mira electric shower over and tiling around. A ceiling trap gives access to the roof space and there is a single radiator, a wall mounted fan heater an extractor fan and a double glazed window to the rear looking onto the fields.

Outside - The Mill is approached along a private lane with access to a wooden gate which opens onto a gravel drive with lawn inter spaced with shrubs to the sides. The drive leads to a cobbled parking area with a lawn and flower border to the side.

To the front of the house is a fenced cottage garden, having two pergolas with wooden gates from the parking area.

There are vegetable beds, flower borders and a stone flagged forecourt by the front porch of the house.

A path leads around the gable end of the house to a wooden gate and a narrow path across the rear of the house, with a lovely outlook over the fields to the rear and High Pike.

To the north side of the driveway is;

The Mill - 5.11m x 12.32m (16'9 x 40'5) - Being a single storey stone building with a slate roof, power and lighting throughout, windows to the front and sliding double vehicle doors.

To the rear of the building there is the original Grade 2 listed saw-bench and water wheel.

To one end of the Mil is a:

Workshop - 5.26m x 4.52m (17'3 x 14'10) - Having windows to three sides and a polycarbonate panel to the roof. A cast iron multi fuel stove is set in a simple stone surround.

A section of the rear wall is open by the mill wheel and workings.

Beyond the Sawmill is a further area of garden to grass with mature trees and shrubs and bounding onto the River Caldew with Fishing Rights


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