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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Wardrew House, Gilsland, Cumbria.

Sold STC £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Five Bedroom Former Manor House
  • Secluded Position in 5.5 Acres
  • Double Garage, Cellar & Storage
  • Fascinating Associated History
  • Fishing Rights

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Description Continued...
Externally is a sweeping drive to ample parking and a double garage with adjoining storage/woodstore. The grounds comprise of a two acre paddock, two woodland areas, established lawns and a vegetable garden with poly-tunnel. In addition is access to a barrel vaulted cellar and 340 metres of fishing rights on the river Irthing. The location enjoys a high degree of privacy, yet is accessible to village amenities, schools and the A69 commuter link.

Entrance Vestibule
Wood floor, Single central heating radiator.

Sitting Room ( 21'0" by 18'3" (6m 40cm x 5m 56cm))
Multi Fuel stove in slate feature surround, Two Double central heating radiators, Bay window with window seat.

Dining Room ( 20'6" by 18'8" (6m 25cm x 5m 69cm))
Laminate floor, Two double central heating radiators, Bay window.

Main Galleried Hall
Elegant staircase with substantial wooden bannister and wrought iron balustrade, Wood floor, Under stair cupboard, Double central heating radiator, Feature arched fanlight landing window.

Study ( 16'7" by 14'11" (5m 5cm x 4m 55cm))
Double central heating radiator, Single glazed window, Door to external.

Utility ( 10'0" by 8'6" (3m 5cm x 2m 59cm))
Range of wall and floor units with laminate worktop surfaces over, Sink and drainer unit with mixer tap, Plumbed for washing machine, Double central heating radiator, Double glazed window.

Wash hand basin, WC, Tiled floor, Single central heating radiator.

Rear Lobby
Built-in cloaks cupboard, Built-in cupboard, Wood floor, Door to external.

Bespoke wall and floor units with granite worktop surfaces over, One and a half bowl sink and drainer unit with mixer tap, Integrated dishwasher and fridge, 'Britannia' range-style oven with five ring hob and extractor hood over, Double central heating radiator, Three double glazed windows, Door to external.

Ornate plaster mouldings to ceiling, Built-in shelved cupboard, Loft access, Single central heating radiator.

Bedroom One ( 15'2" by 14'2" (4m 62cm x 4m 32cm))
Built-in wardrobe, Double central heating radiator, Two single glazed windows.

En Suite
Shower cubicle, Wash hand basin, WC, Single central heating radiator.

Bedroom Three ( 16'6" by 10'7" (5m 3cm x 3m 23cm))
Double Central heating radiator, Single glazed window.

Bedroom Five ( 10'0" by 12'1" (3m 5cm x 3m 68cm))
Single central heating radiator, Single glazed window.

Bedroom Two ( 16'0" by 13'2" (4m 88cm x 4m 1cm))
Double central heating radiator, Two single glazed windows.

Bedroom Four ( 13'2" by 11'8" (4m 1cm x 3m 56cm))
Laminate floor, Single central heating radiator, Single glazed window.

Bathroom ( 12'8" by 10'10" (3m 86cm x 3m 30cm))
Bath with showerhead attachment, Wash hand basin, WC, Single central heating radiator, Single glazed window.

Double Garage ( 18'3" by 25'1" (5m 56cm x 7m 65cm))
Incorporating a Vigas wood-burning gasifying stove heating system (installed 2006, 40KW with 2000 litre accumulator tank).

Extending to five and a half acres. Incorporating two acre paddock, Lawned gardens with established trees, shrubs and bedded plantings. Two acres of woodland, Vegetable garden with two sheds and poly tunnel. Ample driveway parking, Large log store.

Barrel Vaulted Cellar ( 15'5" by 44'0" (4m 70cm x 13m 41cm))
With external stone staircase access and housing the water filtration tanks. Two rooms with flagstone floor. Original stone spiral staircase to Ground Floor understairs cupboard (temporarily closed off). Well providing water supply via electric pressure pump feeding storage tanks in the roof.

Fishing Rights
About 340 metres (375 yards) of the southern bankside of the River Irthing (Red) with Fishing Rights are included In the sale with access along the path coloured Blue. No catch records have been kept.

The property is connected to a private water supply, private drainage and mains electricity via the neighbouring farm. The telephone service is subject to BT regulations, Six MB Broadband.

Historical note:
The house has two main claims of connections with famous romantic poets since Robert Burns is reputed to have stayed there in June 1787. Some ten years later, Sir Walter Scott was staying there when he met his future wife, a Miss Carpentier who was staying at the Shaws Hotel across the river. He proposed to her at the Popping Stone, just up the river from the footbridge - a stone now much reduced in size by souvenir collectors.

These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by ourselves. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 August 2015


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