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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Old Smithy House, Mealsgate, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 1JP

Sold STC £260,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Gardens & Garage
  • Workshop
  • Spacious Period Property
  • UPVC Double Glazing throughout

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This property probably dates back to the 1700's with its origins as the local Estate's Blacksmiths and Farriers homes, offering generous space inside as well as workshops and outbuildings. It is conveniently located mid-way between Carlisle and Cockermouth, close to the Lake District National Park boundary and the Solway Coast. The versatile and substantial accommodation has many interesting features and enjoys good sized gardens and grounds, being especially private to the rear, and could easily be converted into two dwellings (subject to the relevant planning permissions). An ideal family or early retirement home.

Entered via front door into the hallway.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 16'5" x 11'2" (5.0m x 3.40m). Farmhouse-style kitchen with exposed oak beams, range of fitted base and wall units with ample work surfaces and tiled splash backs, white sink, cooker hood, space for range cooker and radiator. Roof skylight, high ceilings, roof timbers and with space for a dining table.

Dining Room: 14' x 11'8" (4.27m x 3.55m). Having fifteen-pane glazed door opening onto courtyard, radiator, further doors leading to the snug and first floor.

Snug/Sitting Room: 13'2" x 11'4" (4.01m x 3.45m). Open fireplace having electric fire with hearth and surround, alcoves with shelving, coved ceiling and exposed beams, dado rail, radiator, door leading to the utility room and garage.

Study: 14'8" x 10'4" (4.47m x 3.15m). This 'L' shaped room comprises fitted wall shelves, desk, drawers and cupboards with power and lighting.

Workshop: 10'9" x 7'5" (3.28m x 2.26m). An ideal storage space with radiator.

Shower Room: 8'3" x 6'10" (2.51m x 2.08m). Featuring modern three-piece suite comprising corner shower, WC and wash hand basin, tiled floor, panel walls, chrome towel radiator and extractor fan.

Utility Room: 15'4" x 7'9" (4.67m x 2.36m). Fitted cupboards and worktops, plumbed for washing machine, radiator and range of large full height storage cupboards.

Lounge: 23'7" x 19'6" (7.19m x 5.94m). A spacious room with working feature fireplace, Victorian-style surround and hearth, three radiators, double aspect windows, leaded stained glass window to the rear elevation and sliding door to the rear patio area and garden.

Bedroom 1: 14'4" x 9'9" (4.37m x 2.97m). Double bedroom with built-in furniture benefiting from cupboards and drawers, radiator, ceiling beams and enjoying views to the front garden.

Bedroom 2: 13'10 x 11'3" (4.22m x 3.43m). Double bedroom with original fireplace having stone mantel and open grate, radiator and two built-in wardrobes with louvre doors, again enjoying views to the front garden

Bedroom 3: 12'4" x 7'10" (2.46m x 2.39m). Single bedroom, radiator and exposed ceiling beams.

Bathroom: 12'4" x 11'10" (2.46m x 2.39m). With four-piece suite featuring double wash hand basins, corner whirlpool bath, W.C and bidet, long panel mirror with lighting, radiator, extractor fan, exposed beams, part tiled walls and laminate flooring.
Garage: 18'1" x 12'6" (5.51m x 3.81m). Integral garage with power and lighting, wooden doors, worktop and sink, also featuring built in original Victorian era kitchen range cooker.

The property is approached via iron gates and benefits from a driveway offering ample parking.

Stone walls are featured throughout the garden, including a stone archway leading from the front of the property to the side and rear. The established gardens surrounding the property are laid to shrubs, flower beds and mature trees. There is a timber Summerhouse which can be accessed via a small bridge which crosses the stream bordering the garden.

To the left hand side of the property is an attached substantial former stable with loft over.
Services: Mains electricity and water. Drainage is to a septic tank.

Directions: From Cockermouth, take the A595 towards Carlisle, take the left hand turn sign posted Mealsgate heading on the B5299 to Aspatria. The property can be found on the left hand side.

Agents Notes: Oil-fired central heating (housed in external boiler room). UPVC double glazing throughout.
Tax Band: E Post Code: CA7 1JP

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

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18 January 2017

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