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4 bedroom house for sale

Temple Sowerby, Penrith

Sold STC £250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 16th Century Grade 2 Listed Home
  • Peaceful Position in a Popular Eden Valley Village
  • Living Room, Dining Hall and Dining Kitchen
  • 3/4 Double Bedrooms with Master + En-Suite to Ground Floor
  • Off Road Parking + Garage
  • Lovely Forecourt Garden + Rear Patio Garden
  • 2 Acre Paddock with Hay Store/Field Shelter - BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION

Full description

Don't be fooled into assuming that this is a run of the mill House. This remarkable home, in the popular Eden Valley village of Temple Sowerby, dates back to 1597 and still retains a great deal of the original character. Built by yeoman farmers, John and Beatrice Hall, the House was extended in 1616 and remained the family home until 1807. It is understood that was when it became a public house, which it stayed as until 1963.

Now a family home again and steeped in history, Black Swan House is far larger than one initially expects and offers flexible accommodation comprising: Dining Hall, Living Room, Dining Kitchen, Master Bedroom with En-Suite, House Bathroom, Landing Area with two Double Bedrooms and a Shower Room off and an Office/4th Bedroom.

To the front of the house is a delightful Forecourt Garden which overlooks the village green and church and to the rear is an Off Road Parking area with access to a Garage.

Along the end of the drive to the side, there is a paddock, circa 2.06 acres with a wooden field shelter/hay store, which is available by separate negotiation.

Location - From Penrith, head East on the A66, drive past Center Parcs and take the first exit from the dual carriageway. Turn right onto the B6412, signposted to Temple Sowerby and Culgaith. In the village, turn left at the King's Arms Inn. Drive past the church and turn right, Black Swan House is on the left.

Amenities - In the village of Temple Sowerby, there is a primary school, church, public house and a hotel with restaurant. All main facilities are in Penrith, approximately 7 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 5 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, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. Heating is oil fired and telephone is connected subject to BT. regulations. Fibre Broadband is connected to the property.

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


Accommodation -

Entrance - The main entrance is through multi panel glazed double doors to the:

Dining Hall - 4.47m x 4.17m (14'8 x 13'8) - Having exposed beams and rafters to the ceiling and an exposed cruck beam to one corner. Stairs lead off to the first floor. There is a double radiator, a telephone point and a multi part glazed door to the:

Inner Hall - A door gives access to the under stairs cupboard and painted panel doors lead to the: rear hall, master bedroom, bathroom and:

Living Room - 5.36m x 4.09m (17'7 x 13'5) - A cast iron Multi fuel stove is set on a sandstone hearth with an ornate carved wood surround.

Two of the crook beams are exposed and to one corner of the room is a shelved cupboard. A sash window with seat looks out over the front garden to the church and a window to the side with shelves below faces up the village. There is a double radiator, a single radiator and a TV aerial lead.

Rear Hall - Having a built in storage cupboard, a recessed cupboard to one wall, a single radiator, a planked door to the rear garden and a planked stable door to the:

Dining Kitchen - 6.17m x 3.07m (20'3 x 10'1) - Fitted with a range of solid oak fronted wall and base units with a granite effect work surface incorporating an Asterite 1 1/2 bowl single drainer sink, mixer tap and tiled splash back. There is a space for a dual fuel range type cooker with a cooker hood above. There is a built in fridge freezer and dishwasher.

To one end of the room is a dresser unit which houses the oil fired boiler for the hot water and central heating. A further cupboard houses a pressurised hot water tank. Two sash windows face onto the courtyard, there is a double glazed Velux roof light and a single radiator.

Master Bedroom - 5.26mx4.88m (17'3x16) - To one side of the room is a painted inglenook with a glazed panel to view the original chimney canopy above.

There is an antique three panel wall cupboard and a glazed panel over an original date plaque of 1597. A mullioned window with seat and a sash window look out across the garden to the church. There is a double radiator and a single radiator and a door to the:

En Suite - 1.78m x 2.77m (5'10 x 9'1) - Fitted with a white toilet, wash basin and a shower tray with a Mira electric shower over. Three walls and the floor are tiled. There is a shaver socket and light, a single radiator and a heated towel rail. A window faces to the side and a door to the:

Utility Room - 2.79m x 3.51m (9'2 x 11'6) - This room was the original beer cellar and stone steps lead down to the room. A stainless steel single drainer sink is set in a base unit and there is plumbing for an automatic washing machine and shelving around two sides.

House Bathroom - 1.75m x 3.07m (5'9 x 10'1) - Fitted with a white "Heritage" three piece suite with the panelled bath having mixer shower taps. The walls are fully tiled and a sash window faces to the rear. There is a shaver socket and a heated towel rail.

First Floor - Landing - At the top of the stairs is a Velux roof light. A low door leads to the office and a door to the:

Main Landing - The ceiling is sloped and the top of a cruck beam is exposed. There is a double glazed Velux, a single radiator and doors off to the bedrooms and shower room.

Bedroom Two - 4.70m x 2.87m (15'5 x 9'5) - A sash window and a casement window in the gable face up the village and there are two single radiators and built in wardrobes to one wall.

Bedroom Three - 3.20m x 3.45m (10'6 x 11'4) - Currently used as a hobby room, a dormer window to the front overlooks the church. The top of one of the cruck beams is exposed and there is a single radiator.

Shower Room - 2.01m x 1.98m (6'7 x 6'6) - Fitted with a white toilet, wash basin and quadrant shower enclosure with waterproof panelled sides and a Mira electric shower over. The ceiling is sloped and there is a chrome heated towel rail and an extractor fan.

Office/Bedroom Four - 4.93m x 3.07m (16'2 x 10'1) - The ceiling is sloped to the front and rear with exposed beams and a double glazed Velux roof light. A low door opens into a;

Store - 1.40m x 1.73m (4'7 x 5'8) - With a light.

Outside - To the front of the house is part stone flagged and part gravelled forecourt garden with well stocked flower and shrub borders and a low stone wall around.

A drive to the side of the house (2 neighbouring houses have a right of access along part of the drive) leads through a pair of large timber gates to a flagged and gravelled parking area giving access to the;

Garage - 5.44m x 3.35m (17'10 x 11) - Having double wooden doors with light and a concrete floor.

Steps lead down to a sunken paved area by the rear hall door.

The lane along the side of the walled garden leads to the paddock, which is approximately 2.06 acres and has a timber hay store/field shelter.

This map shows the approximate outline of the house and garden

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11 August 2016


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