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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Longcroft, Portinscale, Keswick

Sold STC £1,500,000

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An outstanding 1930s Lakeland residence set on an exceptional plot, with magnificent uninterrupted views of
the north Lake District fells, and beautiful gated grounds.

It is located within walking distance of Keswick in the scenic and desirable village of Portinscale on the shores of Derwentwater. Properties of this calibre rarely come to the open market.

The property has a superb garden room extension and further development potential, having full planning consent for a three-bedroom dwelling in the grounds.

Longcroft is situated on a quiet private lane, leading to a gated sweeping drive at the front of the property. To the rear is a parking area and two garages, offering ample space for vehicles.

The main entrance and porch lead into the inviting, light filled entrance hall, with cloakroom and stairwell. The spacious living room and dining room both have magnificent fell views and grand open fireplaces with marble surrounds. There are two further rooms off the entrance hall, which presently serve as a snug and study.

The homely kitchen has fitted wooden cabinets, inbuilt Miele appliances and a gas Aga range. There are further pantry and utility rooms in the rear porch area of the property, leading into the garages. There is potential to create a large family kitchen by adapting the layout to include the snug room.

Both the kitchen and dining rooms access the quite stunning garden room, which offers wonderful views of the garden and Lakeland fells. French doors open out onto the front terrace and the room has a five-door bifold open elevation, which extends the room out onto the garden patio and pond area. This is an enviable space, ideal for relaxing, dining and entertaining, while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

To the first floor of the house there is an expansive landing and five good sized double bedrooms. The three front bedrooms all have fell views, with the master suite having fitted wardrobes and ensuite with bath and shower. There are two family bathrooms on this floor, one with bath and walk-in shower and the other with corner bath with shower over.

A staircase from the landing leads up to an open plan converted loft room with eave storage, offering flexible use as a sixth bedroom, home office or playroom. The two large garage/workshop rooms could be adapted for alternative use, with the larger space having stairs to a large mezzanine storage area and WC.

To the outside the property is encompassed by beautiful grounds, with large lawned areas, a woodland walkway, vegetable patch, greenhouse and shed. To the front of the house is a grand elevated terrace to sit and enjoy the views of Skiddaw and the Newlands Valley. A beautiful landscaped water garden borders a patio seating area, with ponds and stream.

The area of land beyond the water garden currently has planning permission for a three bedroom property, which would also enjoy the front fell views, if built.

Longcroft is located in the highly desirable north Lakeland village of Portinscale, on the shores of Derwentwater.

The village has two marinas, pub and restaurants and the lakeside town of Keswick is just over a mile away, with schools, shops, theatre and further amenities.

The area is renowned for its beautiful and dramatic scenery, with Wainwrights' northern fells on the doorstep. Portinscale is well located just off the A66, providing excellent transport links throughout Cumbria and to the M6.

Mains electricity, drainage, water and gas ? gas central heating.

Council Tax:
Band G.

Travelling on the A66 going west, pass by the Keswick turn offs and take the next left signposted for Portinscale and Grange. Pass over a small bridge and after about 50 yards turn right onto a private lane and follow down until you reach Longcroft ? the large white property on the left hand side with drive at front.

To view:
Strictly by appointment only with Fine & Country, telephone 01768 869007 or email

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Added on Rightmove:
06 August 2016


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