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5 bedroom detached villa for sale

Irtside, Holmrook, Cumbria


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A striking Victorian colonial villa, this six bedroom detached residence is set in two acres of landscaped gardens and grounds, enjoying a commanding position overlooking the River Irt with panoramic views towards Wasdale and Scafell. Irtside was designed and built in the late 1800s for Colonel Mawson upon his return from service in India.

– Seascale 3 miles
– Whitehaven 14 miles
– Broughton In Furness 15 miles
– Ambleside 23 miles

Four reception rooms • Six bedrooms
Three bathrooms breakfast/kitchen • Utility
Landscaped gardens and grounds extending to two
acres • Garaging • EPC rating F

Adopting a striking colonial villa style, the property offers generous, flexible, family accommodation set behind a white brick façade, with cobbled gables around a rear courtyard. The interior boasts superb examples of Victorian craftsmanship with high vaulted ceilings, herringbone panelling with cobalt beams, magnificent drawing room, period fireplace and beautiful detail to the pitched pine and oak staircase.

The accommodation is mainly located on the ground floor and comprises entrance porch, magnificent vaulted ceilinged reception hall which leads down a passage hall to the left giving access to three double bedrooms, a bathroom and a pleasant garden room with kitchenette area. The principle reception rooms are set off a second hall to the right of the main reception hall and comprise a light and airy drawing room with tall wide bay window, framing the views towards the River Irt and beyond to Wasdale. There is a further galleried drawing room, again with feature fireplace and extensive panelling, oak fitted kitchen complete with AGA and separate utility room off. There is a good sized study with French patio doors out to the gardens and a boiler room off. A small flight of stairs leads from the hallway up to another two bathrooms and in turn to a generous sized double bedroom with a range of built in wardrobes.

The principle staircase rises to a half landing and in turn up to the generous sized master bedroom with high vaulted ceiling, full width windows with panoramic views and contains a range of built in wardrobes as well as en suite facilities. Outside the property is approached via a tree lined drive which sweeps up through the lawned gardens past the main residence where it opens out to provide ample vehicle parking and gives access in turn to a double detached garage and separate implement store. The property is set in approximately two acres of landscaped gardens and grounds. To the rear there are a series of themed enclaves with lawned borders, ornamental ponds, water features and a number of specimen bushes and shrubs. To the side of the property the gardens form a wildlife haven sloping down to the banks of a small beck which runs along the boundary. Also included are fishing rights on the River Irt.

Holmrook is a small but thriving village community located in the western Lake District offering excellent access to all the main energy coast employers and with decent road and railway links to the M6 and mainline railway services. The quieter yet equally dramatic fells of Eskdale and Wasdale are located within easy reach for those outdoor enthusiasts.

Additional Information
The property is held freehold, has oil fired central heating, solar panels which preheat the hot water, mains electricity, water, drainage and gas. The property offers scope for extension and/or subdivision subject to a restrictive covenant which also covers commercial use. There are third party rights over the shared driveway.

Directions to CA19 1UH
From the M6 junction 36 follow the signposts for the Western Lakes and Barrow and take the A590. At the Grenaud roundabout take the second exit to follow the A595. Stay on this road until it joins the A5093, turn right at the ‘T’ junction and follow this road via Muncaster, Bootle, Waberthwaite and on into Holmrook. Upon entering the village across the River Irt, Irtside will be found on the left hand side shortly after passing the road to Drigg, at the end of a small row of white painted cottages as the road runs alongside the River Irt.

Property ref: 121_2408_3861258

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03 February 2016


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