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5 bedroom farm house for sale

Byresteads Farmhouse, near Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Sold STC £599,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Farmhouse
  • Generously Proportioned
  • Modern Interior
  • Picturesque Setting
  • Stunning Views

Full description

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Study | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Laundry Room | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room | Four Further Bedrooms with En-Suites | Games Room | Bathroom

Garden | Double Garage

The Property
Byresteads Farmhouse is an extremely spacious three storey, late Victorian, detached house situated in the Vale of Lorton, a sequence of valleys which run from Cockermouth to Keswick. Said to be one of the prettiest parts of the Northern Lakes the valley contains the lakes of Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere. Byresteads currently provides a spacious and flexible home with scope for Bed & Breakfast use should a purchaser wish, with potential for the addition of two further en-suite bedrooms within the existing house.

The entrance hall gives access to the main reception rooms and benefits from a tiled floor with under floor heating and has a useful storage cupboard. The sitting room and dining rooms are both located to the front of the house with views of the garden and beyond; the fireplaces have been blocked but could be re-instated. The spacious, dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of contemporary white units with complementary black work surfaces, integrated sink, hob and double oven, dishwasher and has a tiled floor with under floor heating and a door out to the rear garden and parking area. Off the kitchen there is a utility room, with wall and base units, 1 bowl sink, tiled floor with under floor heating and doors to the laundry room, cloakroom/WC and to the side garden. Also on this floor is a study which has fitted desk and storage units and views of the side garden.

Stairs from the hall lead up to the first floor landing which is flooded with light from a window on the half landing. The triple aspect master bedroom has a dividing wall giving a bedroom with living space or dressing room and the en-suite is fitted with a shower, wash hand basin and WC. There are two further double bedrooms on this floor both of which have en-suite shower rooms. The bathroom is fitted with a bath, wash hand basin and WC and a cupboard houses the hot water cylinder. The stairs continue up to the second floor where there is a large, bright games room which gives access to two further double bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, one with en-suite bathroom and the other with an en-suite shower room.

The property is accessed via a driveway which leads to large parking area and double garage. To the front and side of the house the garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, raised flower bed and borders with post and rail boundary fencing. There is a large terrace to the front of the house which offers space for outdoor entertaining and to enjoy the stunning views of the garden and valley beyond.

The house and gardens in total extends to just over 0.5 acre.

Note: A right of access is provided for the neighbouring bungalow and to the adjacent field. The grass verge and hedge on the lane, boundary to the bungalow, is retained by the owners of the bungalow.

Local Information
Byresteads Farmhouse lies within the Lake District National Park near Lorton south east of the popular market town of Cockermouth. Lorton is made up of two small villages - Low Lorton and High Lorton, both of which are nestled at the northern end of the Vale of Lorton surrounded by the mountains such as Grasmoor, Hopegill Head and Whiteside, and near to Whinlatter Forest where there are fabulous walking trails and mountain biking. The slightly elevated position provides a fine vantage point from which to enjoy excellent views across the Lorton Vale and the coast is within a short drive to the west and Keswick is easily reached either via the Whinlatter Pass with its fine view points, or along the A66 which continues east to Penrith and the M6 motorway.

Lorton village has a primary school, 12th century church, post office, tennis club and an award winning public house. The property is also very well located being close to the abundance of amenities within the historic market town of Cockermouth which offers a wide range of shops, supermarkets, chemists, medical and dental surgeries, sports centre and many restaurants and pubs. There are primary and secondary schools in Cockermouth. St Bees School is nearby which provides private schooling from primary through to sixth form. Carlisle provides comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.

For the commuter the A595 provides easy access to Carlisle and the M6 for onward travel 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 Town Centre 2.5 miles | Keswick 9.9 miles | J43 M6 27.7 miles | Carlisle 28.0 miles | Penrith 28.3 miles

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Added on Rightmove:
19 May 2015

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