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4 bedroom country house for sale

Blindcrake Hall, Blindcrake, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Sold STC £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Country House
  • Period Charm
  • Superb Home Office
  • Village Location
  • Excellent Access to Amenities

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Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Library/Study | Sitting Room | Inner Hall | Dining Room | Kitchen | Utility Room | Larder | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room | Three Further Bedrooms | Bathroom

Double Garage | Home Office | Garden | Parking

The Property
Blindcrake Hall is a Grade II Listed country house which dates back to 1728, with the later addition of a Georgian façade, which sits centrally in the attractive village from which it bears its name and within the Lake District National Park. The property has been well maintained and retains many original features together with a recently added detached home office.

The front door opens into the entrance hall which has an original stone floor and leads into the library/study which has fitted bookshelves and cupboards, beamed ceiling, two windows overlooking the front, Jøtul wood-burning stove and a sandstone flagged floor. The large sitting room, which also has a Jøtul wood-burning stove set in a feature stone fireplace and twin sash windows to the front, has ornate cornicing and double doors that lead through to the inner hall. The dining room has a window seat, exposed beams and stripped wood floor. The adjoining kitchen is fitted with a range of fitted units, double sink, AGA, separate electric oven and is plumbed for a dishwasher. Off the kitchen there is a utility room fitted with wall and base units, is plumbed for a washing machine and has a door to the garden. Also off the inner hall are a useful understairs cupboard, traditional larder and downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. There is plumbing in place within the larder, should an additional bathroom be required.

A wide stone staircase leads up to the spacious first floor landing which gives access to the bedrooms and bathroom. There are two bedrooms with windows to the front, both with pedestal wash hand basins, one has a pretty fireplace with cast iron inset and the other has a built-in cupboard. There are two further bedrooms to the rear, one of which has a feature stone fireplace with cast iron inset while the other has a tiled shower cubicle and wash hand basin and shelved cylinder cupboard. The bathroom is fitted with a panelled bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC. There is an extensive, floored and lighted loft which is accessed via a loft ladder.

Externally
A gated entrance at Blindcrake Hall leads to a sandstone paved parking area with ample space for several cars to the side of the house and in front of the double garage. The open garage (6.3m x 5.5m) has an attached store (2.7m x 2.4m) which has a stable door, light and power points. The house sits in a well-established garden with stone boundary walls, large lawned area, well-stocked rose and herbaceous borders, mature trees together with a herb and vegetable garden. There is a south-facing terrace which offers a place to enjoy the garden and countryside views.

The architect-designed home office, built in 2001, provides a fabulous place to work with glazed double doors to the front and rear, exposed beams together with a separate fully-fitted kitchen and cloakroom. This flexible space was designed as an office but could be used for a variety of other uses.

Local Information
Blindcrake is an attractive Lakeland village which sits in an elevated position on the south-facing slopes of the Isel Valley and is well located for access to major towns such as Cockermouth and Carlisle. The name Blindcrake is an anglicised derivation of the old Celtic Blaen-craig meaning at the summit (blaen) of a rocky outcrop (craig), referring to the nearby Clints Crags. The village often features in the Cumbria in Bloom awards and has been designated a Conservation Area by the Lake District National Park Authority in recognition of its special historical, archaeological and architectural merits. The village is a vibrant community with an active village hall. The surrounding area is ideal for outdoor pursuits including walking, mountain climbing and rambling together with sailing and other water sports on nearby Bassenthwaite Lake. The market town of Cockermouth provides everyday amenities with a wide range of shops, supermarkets, chemists, medical and dental surgeries, sports centre and many restaurants and pubs. Carlisle provides further comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities. There is a choice of popular primary schools in the area and for secondary school there is a highly-regarded school in Cockermouth.

For the commuter the A595 provides easy access to Carlisle and onwards to M6 for links to the north and south. The rail station at Carlisle provides regular services to major UK cities north and south and also services east to Newcastle.

Approximate Mileages
Cockermouth 4.1 miles | Maryport 9.0 miles | Workington 10.6 miles | Keswick 12.3 miles | Carlisle 21.5 miles | J43 M6 23.9 miles

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  • Aspatria (4.0 mi)
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