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5 bedroom farm house for sale

Oak Cottage, Torpenhow, Cumbria, CA7 1JD

Sold STC £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wrap around Gardens
  • Historic 17th Century Former Farmhouse
  • Two Bed Cottage Attached
  • Retained Character & Charm
  • Full Wood Grain Finished UPVC Double Glazing

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Oak Cottage is an historic three double bedroomed 17th Century former Farmhouse with the benefit of a well presented two bedroomed attached cottage, good sized wrap around garden and ample gravel parking and turning area, the whole prominently situated in the Cumbrian Village of Torpenhow.

The versatile accommodation has a wealth of retained character and charm, electric heating and full wood grain finish, UPVC double glazing and currently consists of:

Main House:

Lounge with feature inglenook fire place, dining room, fitted dining kitchen, separate utility room, down stairs cloakroom, rear porch and UPVC conservatory, three first floor double bedrooms and four piece family bathroom with the attached cottage having a further dining hallway, kitchen, utility room, Nordic Sauna suite with shower, store, first floor lounge, two bedrooms and modern bathroom.

Under the present ownership for some years, with the cottage having been used to generate an income from holiday letting but would equally suit the modern trend for multi-generational living or being self contained, could be rented on a more permanent basis.

Torpenhow itself is a village with a good local core centered around its popular village hall, the village enjoys a panoramic view to the Solway Heritage Coast, the Solway Firth and The Dumfries & Galloway Fells beyond, is approximately one mile from the Lake District National Park, with the popular Market Towns of Keswick and Cockermouth some 15 and 10 miles distance, good transport links to Wigton, Aspatria and the border City of Carlisle, all within easy reach.

Set elevated from the village street with ample off-street parking and approached via flag stoned path and entered via a part glazed wooden front door into:

Lounge: 14'1" x 12'11" (4.29m x 3.95m). Having an imposing inglenook fireplace with inset open dressed stone grate with elevated tiled hearth, alcove with stone sill and lintel over, heavy period beams and exposed ceiling joists, night store heater, arched display alcove with glass shelving, stone faced opening to:

Dining Room: 11'1" x 9'1" (3.39m x 2.77m). 'Liberally' wall shelving/book cases, original 17th Century domed brick bread oven built into the exterior wall, wood grain double sliding patio doors to:

Conservatory: 9' x 8' (2.75m x 2.45m). Wood grain UPVC, glazed exterior door, ceramic tiled floor.
Dining Kitchen: 14'1" x 11'3" (4.29m x 3.43m). Having an extensive range of dark oak kitchen wall and base units with leaded glazed display cupboards and open corner shelving, part laminate part tiled work surface, inset single stainless steel sink, tiled splash backs, electric cooker point with built in extractor over, under counter space for fridge, plumbing for dishwasher, microwave neich, built in wine rack, night store heater, tiled floor, windows to two sides, door to:
Utility/Rear Hallway: 7'11" x 6'1" (2.43m x 1.85m). Tiled floor, plumbing for washing machine.
Cloakroom: 6'1" x 3' (1.85m x .91m). Feature stone mullioned window with UPVC double glazed units, two piece suite comprising low flush W.C, wall hung basin, mosaic tiled to dado height, electric panel heater.

Rear Entrance Porch: 6'3" x 5'2" (1.92m x 1.58m). Tiled floor, glazed external door, open wall shelving, coat hooks. From the rear hallway a return door gives access via the staircase hall and dining room having an open tread pine staircase to the first floor landing:

Airing cupboard and doors to:

Bedroom 1: 15'10" x 10'4" (4.83m x 3.16m). Two UPVC windows to front, night store, dark wood fitted wardrobes, coved ceiling.

Bedroom 2: 10'4" x 10'4" (3.16m x 3.16m). UPVC window to front, fitted range of corner wardrobes, open corner shelving, hanging rails and shelves, coved ceiling, electric wall heater.

Bedroom 3: 11'4" x 9'3" (3.47m x 2.87m). UPVC window to gable, night storage heater.

Bathroom: 11'1" x 6'10" (3.83m x 2.10m). Having a four piece suite in pastel, comprising low flush W.C, pedestal wash basin, bidet with floral feature tiled surround, bath with Mira electric shower over, tiled surround, night storage heater, shaver light.

Adjoining the main house forming a right angle is the two bedroomed attached cottage to be sold fully furnished as seen.

Entered by ½ glazed wooden front door into:

Dining Hallway: 11'2" x 9'3" (3.41m x 3.81m). Exposed beam, night store heater plus electric wall heater, opening to:

Kitchen: 9'3" x 6'3" (3.81m x 1.90m). Pine base kitchen units, laminate work surface, 'Zanussi' electric cooker, tiled surround single stainless steel sink, fridge freezer, microwave, coved ceiling, herringbone tiled floor, open wall shelving.

From the hallway, rear door to:

Sauna Suite: 6' + 5'1" sauna x 8'3" (1.83m + 1.56m sauna x 2.53m). Lino flooring, shower with Mira electric shower, part panelled walls and 'Finn Sauna' 8 person pine sauna cabin with coin operated electric supply.

Utility Room: 8'3" x 5'7" (2.53m x 1.71m). Pine clad, 'Hoover' washing machine and 'Crusader' tumble dryer, tiled floor, further door to:

Store/Workshop: 18'2" x 10' (5.54m x 3.07m). Having a window and latch external door, part stone part brick walling with brick open fire place. This is a useful storage area but equally could be included to form further living space.

From the dining hall an open pine single turn staircase with pine banister and spindles rises to the first floor landing, and:

Lounge: 18' x 10'10" (4.59m x 3.31m). Double UPVC windows to front, dressed stone open fire grate with stone hearth and wooden mantle, part painted stone walls, exposed 'A' frame roof timbers, access to large boarded attic storage, night store and further electric wall heater.

Bedroom 1: 11'10" x 11'1" (3.63m x 3.39m). UPVC window to side, night store heater, pine double bed.

Bedroom 2: 11'1" x 5'10" (3.39m x 1.80m). Window to front, pine double bunk beds, electric wall heater.

Bathroom: 7'2" x 5'6" (2.19m x 1.67m). Modern three piece suite in white comprising W.C, pedestal wash basin, bath with Mira electric shower and tiled surround and splash backs, shaver light, electric chrome towel rail, velux roof light.


To the Front: The property is slightly elevated above the village street and accessed via a double farm style gate to:

Gravel parking for multiple cars, raised lawn with pretty flower borders retained by natural stone walling and enclosed by open wooden fencing, trellis seating/dining area, maturing shrubs, conifers and trees.

To the Left Elevation: Is a further raised lawn bordered by rockeries and flower borders.

To the Rear: There is a good sized rear garden with extensive lawns, vegetable beds, further flower borders, aluminium greenhouse, adjacent to the house there are extensive rockery areas, natural stone walling, stone steps and further 'lean to' aluminium greenhouse.

Services: Mains electric, water & drainage.

Directions: From Cockermouth, take the A595 in the direction of Carlisle, after approximately 7 miles and after reaching the village of Bothel, pass the major junction sign posted Castle Inn/Keswick and then take the next right junction opposite the Greyhound Public House, proceed along and after reaching the village of Torpenhow, 'Oak Cottage' can be found on the right hand side just prior to the Junction.

From Keswick, take the A591 to Bothel, at the junction with the A595, turn right in the direction of Carlisle, then first right sign posted Torpenhow,/Ireby, on entering the village 'Oak Cottage' is on the right hand side.

Agents Notes: UPVC Double Glazing Tax Band: D Post Code: CA7 1JD

Tenure: We are advised the property is freehold. Confirmation is being sought from solicitors

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07 December 2016

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