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Meaburn Hill Farmhouse, Maulds Meaburn, Penrith

Under Offer £475,000

Property Description

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A unique Listed farmhouse dating from the 16th Century, with a late 20th Century extension and six bedrooms, located in the picturesque Eden Valley village of Maulds Meaburn, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The residence is on a large elevated plot with open views of the Lyvennet Valley and beck. The property is filled with character and charm. The village was described by Hunter Davies as "one of the most beautiful villages in the country."

A cottage gate and pathway leads through the front gardens to the main entrance and vestibule area. Off the hallway are the two main reception rooms, one currently serving as a sitting room/library, with ornate open fireplace and original window panelling to frame the view. The spacious living room is in the oldest section of the property and retains many historic features, including panelling, the original cooking hearth and a magnificent limestone fire surround, with modern wood burning stove.

To the centre of the ground floor is a large open hallway with WC, laundry cupboard and butler's pantry/cloakroom. The rear stable door opens on to the back yard. In 1992 an extension was added, which houses the kitchen and dining room. The good-sized kitchen has free standing stainless steel units and a two-oven Aga alongside the electric cooker. The kitchen and dining room open out onto the conservatory, with French doors to the patio and vegetable garden.

From the front hallway an original open stairwell leads to a first floor with landing area, dressing room and six bedrooms, one currently serving as a study. The three front bedrooms all have beautiful sash windows and window seats to sit and enjoy the magnificent views of the valley. Four of the bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms, with one also having an original roll top bath in the bedroom. In the rear extension the two bedrooms share the family bathroom, with roll top bath and walk-in rain shower.

To the outside there is a pretty front lawned garden with mature borders and seating areas for taking in the view over the village green. To the side of the property there is a vegetable garden with raised beds and a patio area. A gravelled, gated parking area with room for six cars is directly accessible from the road to the rear of the orchard. The property has planning permission for the addition of a two bay open garage and store.

Meaburn Hill Farmhouse has significant potential as both a family home or a business. The property is currently used as a self catering holiday cottage and was previously an award winning Bed & Breakfast.

The property overlooks the peaceful conservation village of Maulds Meaburn - a unique settlement with a 22 acre village green, free ranging sheep and the Lyvennet beck passing through. The Village Institute is the focus of community events and part time Post Office, with pub and primary school in the neighbouring village of Crosby Ravensworth, one mile to the south. Maulds Meaburn lies 6 miles equidistant from Appleby and the A66; and Junction 39 of the M6 at Shap. Penrith gives access to the West Coast mainline railway, bringing London within three hours journey.

An additional paddock could be available for purchase or rent by separate negotiation.

Useful Information

Mains water, electricity and drainage, oil central heating, superfast broadband available.

Council Tax:
The property is currently business rated; previously it was Band F.

From Penrith take the A66 to Appleby and follow the signs into the town, turning right over the bridge. Follow the road up the hill, passing Appleby Castle on the left and take the next left hand turning at Burrells, heading out towards Orton. Follow the signpost for Maulds Meaburn, going downhill into the village and across the stone bridge. Turn left up the hill, passing the village hall on the right and Meaburn Hill Farmhouse is at the top of the hill.

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

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
03 October 2016


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