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5 bedroom country house for sale

Penton, Nr. Carlisle CA6 5QL

Guide Price £360,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A most attractive five bedroomed country house situated in a quiet rural location in North Cumbria close to the England Scotland Border with 5 stables, grazing and mature woodland extending to approximately 15 acres (6 hectares) overall. This is an excellent situation for riding and walking due to the expanse of the neighbouring Border Forest Park, with much wildlife and approximately 2 miles (3.4 km) of fishing rights on the nearby Kershope Burn included in the sale. The dwelling has open views over Liddesdale and predominantly comprises the west wing of a larger house but does retain good privacy. The accommodation provides spacious rooms of character with many original architectural features including five bedrooms of which one has an en-suite W.C., bathroom, shower room, large sitting room with bay window and cast iron stove, fitted kitchen with sun room and utility/cloakroom, plus gardens and garage. Internal inspection is required to appreciate the accommodation offered and the pleasant situation. EPC = F.

West Kershope House is situated in North Cumbria less than a mile, on a quiet minor road, from the small village of Kershopefoot which lies on the England/Scotland border and adjoining the River Liddel in Liddesdale. Approximately 4 miles to the north is the large planned village of Newcastleton where there are local shops and other facilities with most required amenities available in the city of Carlisle, to include access to the M6 Motorway and a main line train station. A wider range of local shopping facilities is available in several small local towns to include Langholm, Longtown, Gretna and Brampton. The property is situated on the edge of the Border Forest Park which includes the Kershope and Newcastleton Forests where there are extensive walking, riding and cycling routes available. Photograph above is the view towards West Kershope House from the Canonbie to Newcastleton road taken in an earlier year.

From Junction 44 of the M6 follow the A7 north through Longtown and over the England/Scotland border where you take a right turning into the village of Canonbie. From Canonbie proceed over the River Esk and along the B6357 through Rowanburn and Harelaw, and take the right turning to Kershopefoot. Proceed over the River Liddel back into England and into the village of Kershopefoot. Follow the road out of Kershopefoot for approximately mile where a property will be seen on your right called Kershope Lodge. Turn right on the drive before the lodge and proceed through the wood to Kershope House. On reaching the house bear right around the rear of the house to West Kershope House. The location of the property is shown on the Location Plans.

West Kershope House forms an Edwardian west wing extension to an original Victorian country house and has been cleverly split so as to retain privacy. This is a pleasant rural area close to the Scottish Border with the vast expanse of the Border Forest Park nearby. There is ample
opportunity for country sports with a bonus of approximately 2 miles (3.4 kilometres) of single bank fishing rights owned on the Kershope Burn, which is situated a short distance from the house. There are some open views over Liddesdale and much wildlife can be seen in the area to include deer and red squirrels. There are also pleasant gardens, a garage, a useful field with stables and woodland.


Believed to be freehold.

Bell Park Kerridge, Clifford Court, Cooper Way, Parkhouse, Carlisle CA3 0JG. Tel: 01228 888999 for the attention of Martin Blaylock.

Vacant possession will be given upon completion of the sale which will be by arrangement.

Carlisle City Council, Civic Centre, Carlisle, CA3 8QG. Tel: (01228) 817000.
Cumbria County Council, The Courts, Carlisle, CA3 8QG. Tel: (01228) 606060.

The property is in council tax band E.

Mains water and electricity are connected to the premises. The property together with its neighbour are served by a septic tank which is also jointly maintained by the two users. There is an oil fired central heating system from a boiler located in the sun room to radiators throughout the ground and first floors. There are no radiators on the second floor. Mains electric smoke alarms are installed. Windows are PVC double glazed with timber double glazed skylights and we understand the present owners have a satisfactory broadband signal via satellite.

The property is to be sold subject to any existing reservations, covenants, right of way, easements, right of access and wayleaves etc, whether public or private and whether constituted in the title deeds or not. The property has the benefit of a principal vehicular and pedestrian right of way to the house, together with a secondary agricultural access leading to the field, which are both jointly maintained.

The fitted carpets are included in the sale price and the LPG range and hot tub are available for sale by further negotiation.

Strictly by appointment only through the sole selling agents on (01228) 792299.

The accommodation has much original character and views to the garden and hills and briefly comprises;

An attractive timber front door opens up to an entrance porch and a part glazed door to a spacious study hall with radiator, picture rail, cornice and staircase to the first floor.

Sitting Room
5.65m x 9.21m plus the bay window. A grand period style room with three large windows to include a pleasant front facing bay with window seat and a view of the garden and beyond. The room has an attractive timber fireplace with a slate hearth and a "Clearview" multi fuel brown coloured cast iron stove. There is ample room for a dining table and chairs, two radiators, ceiling cornice, picture rail, a pitch pine floor and panelling below the dado rail.

Kitchen/Dining Room
5.54m x 4.08m having a range of fitted wall and base kitchen units, a 1 bowl white ceramic sink, electric double oven (needs repair) with extractor hood over, plumbing for a dishwasher, ample room for a breakfast table and chairs and an opening to;

Sun Room
1.68m x 2.98m with the central heating boiler, view to the patio and garden and door to the patio.

Cloak Room/Utility/W.C.
4.95m x 1.95m overall and having an inner lobby with shelving leading to a utility/cloak room with plumbing for a washing machine, coat hooks and shelving plus a separate W.C. with wash hand basin and cupboard under.

The staircase leads to a first floor landing with radiator and stairs to the second floor.

4.89m x 5.66m plus a bay window. An attractive and light room with double aspect windows, radiator and a traditional open fireplace (feature only).

5.64m x 3.44m having a radiator and en-suite W.C. with wash hand basin.

3.33m x 2.86m plus a recess with wash hand basin. There is a bulkhead cupboard and radiator.

3.12m x 2.09m having an enamel bath, wash hand basin with cupboard under, W.C. and radiator.

The staircase leads to a landing with water tank cupboard and providing access to:-

5.84m x 4.47m max with an original cast iron fireplace (feature only), a part coombed ceiling, dormer window and sky light.

5.1m x 4.82m max with a part coombed ceiling and sky light.

Shower Room
3.5m x 3.32m max with pedestal wash hand basin, W.C., electric towel rail, shower cubicle with electric shower, large storage cupboard and part coombed ceiling.


5.96m x 3.33m measured internally with up and over door and electric light and power sockets.

a) Open fronted timber hay store 2.8m x 2.1m

b) A 3 stable block of timber construction with front overhang, electric light and concrete forecourt. Stables approximately 3.54m x 3.44m internally.

c) A 2 stable block of timber construction with approximate internal dimensions 2.9m x 2.7m each.

At the entrance to the property there is a vehicle gate providing access to a good sized stone surfaced parking and turning area. Adjoining the house a paved patio with wrought iron fencing and water tap and to the front a larger garden with mature trees, pond, flower and shrub beds, fruit trees and metal shed.

The field extends to approximately 6.56 acres (2.65 hectares) which is split into paddocks and adjoins the stables. The land is in permanent pasture with stockproof fencing and a secondary vehicular access which is suitable for agricultural use.

A block of mature woodland extending to approximately 8.15 acres (3.3 hectares) with a boundary fence and being principally silver birch and rhododendron with some scots pine. The present owners have obtained a felling licence to clear fell the wood and replant, for which a grant is potentially available. They have been advised that the timber value of the woodland is in excess of 7,000 and we understand the felling licence is valid for 6 years from the 10th February 2016.

Fishing Rights
Included in the sale are the fishing rights on the south bank of Kershope Burn between Pens Bridge at the western end and a point to the east of Kershope Bridge within the Kershope Forest where a tributary known as Golden Cleugh joins the burn. This is the length of approximately 3.43km (2.13 miles) with the England/Scotland border following the centre line of the river. The fishing lies partially in forestry and partially in open hill land and provides some sea trout and brown trout fishing.

A plan showing the location of the fishing rights is enclosed. To view the fishing leave West Kershopefoot House and from the entrance lodge turn left on the public road towards Kershopefoot and take the first right towards Newcastleton. Drop down the hill to a bridge which is the commencement of the fishing rights. A path follows the river on the forest side or alternatively follow the road towards Newcastleton and take the right turning at the 'T' junction towards Brampton and then proceed down the hill to Kershope Bridge, which is close to the mid point. A track follows the southern side of the river just after the bridge leading to the most eastern point.

A summary of the Energy Performance Certificate is set out below and full details are available by email on request or can be downloaded from our websites.

Floor Plan
The floor plan is provided for identification purposes only and some measurements and room names may vary from those provided earlier in this brochure.

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19 May 2016


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