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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Castle Villa, Helton, PENRITH, Cumbria

Sold STC £699,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Fascinating four bedroomed residence with abundance of character
  • Impressive location within picturesque National Park village
  • Delightful surrounding gardens
  • Sensitively restored one bedroomed cottage
  • Exceptional outlooks across the Lowther Valley

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An outstanding Lakeland residence offering exceptional accommodation and having enchanting gardens and small cottage.

Castle Villa enjoys a fine position within the village, occupying an area of high ground overlooking the Green, and giving exceptional views across the Lowther valley.

Helton is located approximately one mile from its sister village of Askham and nearly seven miles from Penrith. It falls within the boundary of the Lake District National Park.

LPG gas, mains electricity, water, septic tank drainage. LPG central heating and double glazing installed. Telephone line and broadband installed subject to BT regulations. Please note - the mention of any appliances and/or services within these sale particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.

Leaving Penrith, head south on the A6 and pass the Crown Hotel in Eamont Bridge, turning immediately right at a small roundabout. Pass by Yanwath and just after crossing the railway, turn left passing Yanwath Primary School. Travel approximately three miles to Askham, passing through the village heading towards Bampton. After less than a mile, turn right into Helton village and after 200m, right again, and Castle Villa is prominently located in the upper green.

Property ref: 121_2232_3851371

Helton enjoys an enviable position within the Lowther valley, one of Lakeland's undiscovered treasures. From the picturesque village of Askham, the valley leads to the high mountain ranges around Haweswater. The scenery is magnificent, ranging from pastoral valley to rugged fell. Along the valley are dotted pretty rural communities of which Helton is one. Despite its tranquillity, the village is surprisingly accessible, being less than a mile from Askham where there is a village shop, two well known inns and the famous Askham Hall, described as a boutique hotel, and former seat of the Lowther family.

The old market town of Penrith is only a few miles' drive and provides an excellent range of local amenities together with mainline railway station and access to the M6 junction 40.

The village is within the Lake District National Park and Helton Conservation Area, and a few minutes' drive from Ullswater and the northern Lakes mountains and fells.

Ground Floor 

With tiled floor and elaborate stained glass window.

With flagged floor and wall lights. Elaborate and very elegant Georgian style dual staircase to upper floor.

Study / Dining Room 
4.48m x 3.75m (14' 8" x 12' 4")
A beamed room with Georgian style fireplace with flanking illuminated alcoves. Fine outlooks.

Dining Room / Bedroom 4 
4.62m x 3.12m (15' 2" x 10' 3")
Period style fireplace with coal effect electric fire, flanking cupboards with upper display and lower storage, ornate windows.

Inner Passageway 
Understairs cupboards including kitchen storage.

Adjoining Store Room 
5.40m x 4.80m (17' 9" x 15' 9")

Gardens and Parking 
Driveway to side of property.

Front gravelled pathway with flower border. Side path to lower flower garden with vegetable area, soft fruits and impressive Wellingtonia.

Upper garden with lawns, mature borders, old fruit trees, two seating areas.

Stone and slate garden store.

Kitchen and Breakfast Room 
4.70m x 4.30m (15' 5" x 14' 1")
Wall and base units with polished granite work surfaces, Shaws' original Belfast sink, illuminated recess housing Lacanche range cooker with LPG and electric ovens and LPG hob. Outer double glazed doors to rear garden.

Side Entrance Hall 
Back door to garden.

Downstairs Cloakroom 
With WC and wash hand basin.

Utility Room 
With wall and base units, plumbing for automatic washing machine, Worcester LPG boiler, lantern skylight.

Rear Bedroom 1 
4.60m x 3.70m (15' 1" x 12' 2")
Georgian bedroom fireplace.

Sitting Room / Bedroom 4 
4.60m x 4.50m (15' 1" x 14' 9")
A fine Georgian cast iron fireplace set in Italian marble surround, moulded ceiling rose and window overlooking flower garden.

Second Landing 
Linen cupboard.

Bedroom 2 
3.30m x 3.00m (10' 10" x 9' 10")
Fine views.

En Suite Shower Room 
Low level WC, wash hand basin with shaver light above, mains Grohe shower in cubicle, fully tiled with heated towel rail.

Jack and Jill Style Bathroom 
Interconnecting with principal bedroom. Clawed foot free standing tub, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with shaver light, mains shower in cubicle. Fine views over the Lowther Valley.

Principal Bedroom 3 
4.50m x 3.50m (14' 9" x 11' 6")
Built in wardrobes. Fine views.

Living Room 
4.50m x 3.80m (14' 9" x 12' 6")
Original 17th century fireplace with inscription housing multi-fuel stove, flagged floor and flag shelving.

4.70m x 4.00m (15' 5" x 13' 1")
Stone window seats.

Shower Room 
Low level WC, wash hand basin, mirror lights, impressively tiled shower cubicle, heated towel rail.

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Added on Rightmove:
06 August 2015

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