4 bedroom detached house for sale

OLD ST JOHNS CHURCH, GAMBLESBY, GAMBLESBY, Penrith, Cumbria

£374,995

Property Description

Key features

  • Exceptional Grade II Listed Church Conversion
  • 3/4 Bedrooms
  • Quality Fixtures & Fittings
  • Village Location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Distinctive stone and slate Grade II Listed church conversion with handsome slated spire, now providing imaginatively-designed, four-bedroomed accommodation with excellent quality fixtures and fittings, located in conservation village location. The property makes one of the areas' most remarkable homes but also has the potential to be used for investment purposes. It is currently let very successfully for holiday purposes generating an income in excess of £30,000 per annum

St Johns is prominently positioned in the centre of the village where it stands in an unconsecrated plot of 0.37 acres. The church is a distinctive stone and slate Grade II Listed building with a handsome slated spire. During the course of 2010 it was the subject of a remarkable conversion project which was closely followed by television Channel 4's "Restoration Man". The results of this work create an "incredible property" incorporating a modern yet sympathetic design with excellent quality fixtures and fittings. The living areas are in the main part of the church and offer fascinating and atmospheric accommodation. The bedrooms are well-proportioned with all but one having en-suite facilities. The master bedroom is located within the church spire and has access to an upper viewing platform, an exquisite and private place in which to contemplate and view the surroundings.

Local Amenities
Neighbouring villages, Langwathby in particular
(5 miles away), cater well for everyday needs with primary schools, public houses, churches, shop/post office, and a railway station on the scenic Carlisle – Settle (and thence to Leeds) line. Penrith, a further 4.5 miles to the west, provides excellent amenities e.g. secondary schools, varied shops, supermarkets, banks, cinema, castle and park, sports/leisure facilities etc.




















Entrance Doorway
An oak door with original ironwork leads to:-

Reception Hallway
17' 4" x 9' 4" (5.29m x 2.85m)
with maple parquet flooring.

Cloakroom/Storage
with built-in cloaks cupboard and ....

Boiler Room
housing Hitachi air-source central heating pump and cylinder.

Utility Room/Vestry


Landing


Observation Tower
a lovely place to enjoy evening drinks and the surrounding views.

Gardens & Grounds
The property is set in spacious grounds (0.37 acres) with ample parking for several vehicles . The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees and flower borders and provide a lovely space for dining/sitting out. Garden shed.

































Location
Gamblesby is a delightful rural community nestling below the Pennine Range. It merits the designation of a conservation area and still retains original stocks on the Green in the centre of the village. It is just over a mile from the A686 at Melmerby. Penrith and Alston are approx. ten miles equi-distant. For those wishing to commute the M6 and main line railway station are easily accessible at Penrith. The National Park is also within easy reach with Ullswater being approximately 20 minutes' drive way, and, of course, the Pennine Range of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Services
All mains installed; air-source central heating; aluminium secondary glazing installed; loft insulation installed; telephone installed subject to BT regulations. Note: We understand there is a Renewable Heat Incentive annual payment of approx. £2,000 p.a.Please note: The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.

Directions
From Penrith take the A686 eastward for Alston. Proceed past Edenhall, across the iron bridge at Langwathby and then through the centre of the village, up the hill past the railway station and continue on for a further 4 miles into Melmerby. Bear around to the left in the centre of the village and then, as the road swings to the right, proceed straight ahead for Gamblesby. Upon entering the village, St. Johns Church can be seen in its centre on the left hand side of the road

Property ref: 121_2232_3271979

Study/Bedroom 4 
6' 5" x 12' 11" (1.96m x 3.93m)

Shower Room 
partly tiled and having electric shower in cubicle, wash hand basin, low-level W.C., and, tiled floor.

Sitting Room 
16' 11" x 18' 4" (5.15m x 5.60m)
with T.V. point, feature double-aspected stove, and, parquet flooring.

Kitchen/Day Room 
21' 11" x 17' 10" (6.67m x 5.44m)
having amazing ceiling timbers creating an extremely atmospheric space; with extensive range of matching wall and base units incorporating 1.5-bowl asterite sink unit, polished work surfaces, integrated fridge, built-in electric cooker, and, space for washing machine.

Tower Bedroom (1) 
8' 4" x 13' 7" (2.54m x 4.14m)
with sandstone window seat. T.V. point, and, recessed dressing area.

Bedroom 2 
13' 9" x 9' 10" (4.20m x 3.00m)
with roof beams, Velux rooflight and ...

En-Suite Bathroom 
fully tiled and having bath with mains shower over and shower screen, wash hand basin and W.C.

Bedroom 3 
14' 4" x 9' 9" (4.36m x 2.97m)
with beamed ceiling and ...

En-Suite Shower Room 
with mains shower in cubicle, wash hand basin and low-level W.C.

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Listing History

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01 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Lazonby & Kirkoswald (3.8 mi)
  • Langwathby (4.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Lazonby & Kirkoswald (3.8 mi)
  • Langwathby (4.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Penrith Farmers & Kidds, Penrith

Devonshire Chambers, Devonshire Street, Penrith, CA11 7SS

01768 862135 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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