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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Papcastle, Cockermouth


Property Description

Key features

  • EPC - E
  • Grade II Listed Residence
  • Period features in abundance
  • Victorian Walled Garden
  • Beautiful Decorative Order
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms

Full description

Papcastle House showcases Georgian and Victorian architecture at its very best as the current owners have restored and improved this 5 bedroomed home merging the elegant plasterwork, moldings, columns, pillars and marble fireplaces of Georgian times with the opulent use of glass, bay windows, tiling and ornamental finishes of the Victorian era.

Now complete with decorative colour schemes sympathetic to the age of the property and the addition of practical, efficient modern day appliances and fitments, all the hard work is done and you can sit back and enjoy the fell views, walled garden and beautiful timeless spaces with your family and friends. A bespoke Lawrence Eden kitchen, glamorous bathrooms and substantial storage options are now offered alongside sliding sash windows with working shutters and window seats, fireplaces and a Butler's staircase and even a rare original Butler's tray harking back to earlier times!

The property is located in the hamlet of Papcastle, a much sought after area of Cockermouth being elevated with excellent views over the River Derwent yet within walking distance of Cockermouth's amenities including excellent primary and secondary schools.

Property Specification - Grade II Listed - dating back to at least 1705.
Modern electric consumer unit fitted in 2007.
Worcester gas central heating boiler fitted in 2008 providing hot water and central heating complimented by Heatrae Sadia double immersion/hot water tank.
Family bathroom fitted in 2008 with underfloor heating and wired overhead speakers.
Kitchen was fitted in 2006 by Lawrence Eden Studios.
Butler's Pantry is currently being refitted to provide dedicated utility space.
A purchase survey was undertaken in 2005 by the current owners.

Entrance - Entrance columns and timber door with overhead glazed panels gives access to:

Ground Floor Hallway - An L-shaped space leading from the entrance to the rear of the property and the outside terraces. Tiled floor with border and feature inset, cornice to ceiling, picture rail, dado rail, wall lights, two radiators. Access to dining room, wine cellar, drawing room, kitchen and morning room.

Dining Room/Reception 1 - 22'1" x 13'8" (6.73m x 4.17m) - Front aspect with sash windows with panelling and working shutters giving view over the front garden to the fells beyond, working open fire set within marble fireplace with marble mantel and black tiled hearth, decorative cornice, picture rail, dado rail, two ceiling roses, wall lights, two radiators. Door to:

Drawing Room/Reception 2 - 16'11" x 15'0" (5.16m x 4.57m) - Rear aspect bay window with outlook to the walled garden, working open fire set within marble fireplace with slate hearth and marble mantel showcasing feature arches either side of the fireplace, coving to ceiling, picture rail, dado rail, ceiling rose, wall lights, two radiators.

Morning Room/Reception 3 - 14'7" x 13'10" (4.45m x 4.22m) - Twin front aspect sash windows with panelling and working shutters, cushioned window seats, marble fireplace with mantel and hearth currently inset with electric fire, decorative cornice to ceiling, picture rail, ceiling rose, two radiators. Double doors leading to:

Kitchen - 16'3" x 10'8" (4.95m x 3.25m) - Rear aspect windows overlooking the garden. Kitchen designed and fitted by 'Lawrence Eden' and comprising a range of fitted base, wall, draw and display cabinets with granite worktops over and limestone effect tiled splashbacks. Housing for gas range set within chimney-style unit, 'Shores' Belfast-style sink with antiqued mixer tap over, integrated Electrolux dishwasher, integrated Haier fridge, exposed ceiling beams and painted timber panels, mocha coloured ceramic tiled floor, coving to ceiling, under cabinet lighting, radiator. Access to inner hallway and Butler's pantry.

Wine Cellar/Basement - 14'4" x 13'8" (min) (4.37m x 4.17m ( min)) - Part glazed door leads to stone staircase giving access to a storage area with rear window, utility space with electric lights and points and onwards to a further basement storage area/wine cellar with stone flagged floor and windows to the front.

Inner Hallway - Staircase to first floor originally used as servant access.

Butler's Pantry - 9'11" x 7'0" (3.02m x 2.13m) - Recently fitted utility space, rear aspect, plumbing for washing machine.

Side Hallway - Wide-width timber door with black ironmongery leads to a side hallway with access to the Cloak room and side porch, understairs cupboard, quarry tile floor.

Cloak Room - 6'8" x 6'1" (2.03m x 1.85m) - Side aspect window,' Imperial' low level wc and guest wash hand basin, radiator, quarry tile floor, full height storage cupboard, Worcester gas central heating boiler.

Porch - Part-glazed door leads from the side hallway to useful porch with access to the driveway, electric light, natural stone floor.

Main Staircase - Central staircase with mahogany banister to half landing featuring arched Gothic window with painted glass feature and outlook over the rear garden and neighbouring countryside, deep decorative cornice to ceiling, ceiling rose, ornate panelling.

Main House Landing - Featuring original Butler's tray and decorative arch and giving access to the first suite of 1st floor rooms , vented large cupboard with storage and shelving, radiator, dado rail.

Master Bedroom/Lemon Room - 13'5" x 11'5" (4.09m x 3.48m) - With bay window overlooking the rear garden, the Derwent and with glimpse of the Western Lake District fells, being sliding sash with panelling, range of full height fitted wardrobes, cornice to ceiling, radiator,

Jack And Jill/Ensuite Bathroom - 11'3" x 6'8" (3.43m x 2.03m) - Rear aspect accessed via the hallway and through double doors leading from the master bedroom. Three piece period style Imperial suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc and electric shower set within shower cubicle, combination of light coloured tiling and panelling, timber-effect laminate floor, deep cornice to ceiling, recessed lighting, extractor, towel heater, wall lights.

Bedroom 2/Apple Green Room - 14'8" x 13'7" (4.47m x 4.14m) - Front aspect window with working shutters and panelling, coving to ceiling, cast iron fireplace with mantel, radiator.

Bedroom 3/Plum Room - 14'6" x 13'10" (4.42m x 4.22m) - Twin front aspect sliding sash windows with working shutters, panelling and cushioned window seats, Victorian bedroom fireplace with decorative tiling, radiator, loft access.

Bedroom 4/Cornflower Room - 14'7" x 13'10" (4.45m x 4.22m) - Multi-aspect room with fell views from sliding sash windows having working shutters and cushioned window seats, cast iron fireplace, full height fitted bookcase, radiator,

Butler's Hallway - Front aspect window with local feature-etched glazed panels, staircase to Butler's pantry and kitchen.

Bedroom 5/Study - 11'2" x 10'11" (3.40m x 3.33m) - Rear aspect with view over the walled garden, dog grate within chimney breast having 'Delft' feature tiled surround, loft access, fitted storage cupboards, radiator.

Family Bathroom - 16'2" x 6'8" (4.93m x 2.03m) - Multi aspect room comprising 4 piece period style suite by Imperial incorporating free standing bath tub with ball and claw feet, mains powered shower within curved cubicle with rainfall shower heads, low level cistern-style wc and wash handbasin, combination of wall tiling and panelling, complementary ceramic tiled floor in grey, recessed lighting and wall lights, heated towel rail, cupboard housing hot water heating system and shelving,

External - Rear - Walled garden accessed from the parking area and from the hallway with terraces, beech hedge, borders and topiary. Fully stocked with perennials, bulbs, small flowering trees and shrubs including a superb Wisteria and apple cordon and having amazing views over the countryside of the Lakeland fells. Outside light, outside water tap, garden shed.

External - Side - Utility area, outside light, private brick pavioured driveway offering car parking, two large under house external stores, raised border, gate to rear garden.

External - Front - Gated entrance with pillars leads to front garden mainly landscaped with well maintained topiary shrubs and having pathway to front entrance, outside light.

Council Tax - We have been advised by Allerdale Borough Council (01900 702530) that this property is placed in Tax Band G.

Directions - The property is best approached by taking the Cockermouth to Maryport road from the town centre. At Walker's factory turn left and head up the hill to Papcastle. The property can be found on the left hand side before reaching Camp Farm.

Viewing Arrangements - To view this property, please contact us on 01900 829977.

Notes To Brochure - Please note that all measurements have been taken using a laser tape measure which may be subject to a small margin of error. None of the appliances, heating system or fittings included within the sale have been tested or can be assumed to be in full working order. Purchasers are strongly advised to satisfy themselves by way of survey and their own enquiries. The brochure does not constitute a contract, part of a contract or warranty.

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