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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Orchard House, Causewayhead, Silloth, Cumbria

Sold STC £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Victorian House
  • Period Features
  • Range of Outbuildings
  • Land and Manège

Full description

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Sitting Room| Kitchen/Dining Room | Rear Hall | Cloakroom/WC | Master Bedroom with En-Suite | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom

Range of Outbuildings | Courtyard and Garden | Paddocks | Manège and Exercise Arena

The Property
Orchard House is a charming Victorian detached house situated on the edge of the coastal town of Silloth. The property has been modernised by the current owners yet retains a wealth of original features including sash windows, panelled doors, picture rails and fireplaces. Orchard House further benefits from an extensive range of outbuildings, manège and exercise arena, stands in around 9.18 acres and planning permission was previously approved for a stable block and hay store. Situated in a picturesque rural setting, the property enjoys views over open countryside yet is within easy reach of many local villages and regional centres.

The front door opens into a spacious entrance hall which has a period staircase leading up to the first floor and gives access to the main reception rooms and a downstairs cloakroom with under stairs store cupboard. The drawing room and sitting room are both positioned to the front of the house. The well-proportioned, dual-aspect drawing room has a window to the rear and glazed French doors to the front, has a living flame gas fire in a cast iron fireplace with marble surround and hearth. On the other side of the hall, the more informal sitting room has a window to the front and a feature fireplace with wooden surround and cast iron insert with tiled panels and living flame gas fire. The generous kitchen/dining room is located to the rear of the house. The dining room offers ample space for everyday dining, has oak flooring, stone hearth with cast insert and living flame gas fire and has a glazed door out to the garden. The kitchen area is fitted with a good range of units, 1½ bowl sink and drainer, sauce for a range-style cooker, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, has windows to either side and benefits from under floor heating. Off the kitchen there is a rear porch which gives access to the rear courtyard.

To the first floor there is a bright and spacious landing which is bathed with light from a large window on the half-landing. The master bedroom has a window to the front and benefits from an en-suite shower room with shower, wash hand basin and WC. There are two further double bedrooms located to the rear with views over the courtyard. These bedrooms are served by a generous bathroom fitted with a bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC which is fully tiled has an original cast iron fireplace and a useful airing cupboard.

The driveway leads to the rear of the house where there is a parking and turning area and a range of traditional buildings in a courtyard arrangement. An original well with working hand pump has been retained in the courtyard. The courtyard includes a garden room (4.62m x 3.18m) which is currently used as a home office enjoys views over, and offers access to, a productive, enclosed orchard. There is a further range of outbuildings which provide garaging, workshop, stable, barns and gardener's WC and offer potential for development subject to the necessary planning consents.

The garden and grounds include extensive lawned gardens and an orchard together with around 7.75 acres of paddock land, a manège and further exercise arena. Causewayhead Beck runs through the grounds and there are a number of areas to sit and enjoy the views and tranquil rural setting. The paddocks are divided into four enclosures, are well fenced and watered. The manège (42m x 22m) and further sand based exercise arena (40m x 20m) offer excellent facilities for year-round use. In all the house stands in garden and grounds amounting to around 9.18 acres.

Local Information
Silloth is a coastal town on the shores of the Solway Firth and is a fine example of a Victorian seaside resort; the Solway Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town offers everyday amenities including a post office, doctor's surgery, chemist, newsagents, mini supermarkets together with a range of shops and eateries. Silloth Golf Club is said to be one of the best 18-hole golf courses in Britain. For the outdoor enthusiast the surrounding area offers excellent walks and sporting opportunities being close to the Lake District National Park. The regional capital Carlisle is within easy reach which provides an excellent range of social, leisure and retail opportunities and an attractive pedestrian area, along with an impressive cathedral and castle. Other regional centres such as Penrith, Keswick and Cockermouth are also very accessible. Keswick offers a diverse range of shops and the magical Theatre by the Lake.

For schooling, there is a Primary School in Silloth and senior schooling is offered at Solway Community Technology College (also in Silloth).

For the commuter, there are excellent road links for access to Carlisle and the property is also within easy commuting distance of many regional centres. The M6 is within easy reach and can be accessed at several junctions depending on the onward journey north or south. Main line rail services are available at both Penrith and Carlisle which provide fast and frequent services to London in the south and Glasgow in the north. The rail station at Carlisle provides regular connecting services east to Newcastle.

Approximate Mileages
Silloth 1.5 miles | Aspatria 8.0 miles | Maryport 12.3 miles | Carlisle 21.7 miles | M6 J43 23.9 miles

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27 April 2016

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