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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Matterdale, Penrith, CA11

Sold by Us £925,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Farm House
  • Stunning Scenic Views
  • Character Features
  • Large Stone Barn
  • 7.5 Acre Grazing Field
  • 2.5 Acres Of Landscaped Gardens
  • Three Receptions
  • Bespoke Kitchen Diner
  • Three / Four Bedrooms
  • Four Bathrooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
Rarely available 3/4 bedroom Cumbrian farmhouse with land and outbuildings nestled between Little Mell Fell and Great Mell Fell in the peaceful and tranquil Matterdale valley near Ullswater, yet within minutes of the facilities at Penrith and Junction 40 of the M6.

The Hill enjoys a delightful location within the Lake District National Park, set well back from the road within grounds of approx. 2.5 acres and overlooking its own 7.5 acre field. There are beautiful views from every window to the surrounding countryside and fells.

With the Lake District National Park having recently submitted a bid to UNESCO for World Heritage Status, now is the perfect time to snap up a part of this beautiful landscape for yourself.

The earliest mention the owners have been able to find of The Hill is 1588, and it is likely that the farmhouse was in existence before the construction of the barn which retains its original date stone of 1765. Retaining a great deal of character, the farmhouse has been sympathetically extended and renovated by the current owners to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation equally suited for use as a lifestyle home or luxury holiday home.

Entrance Hall
The entrance to the property is via a beautiful stone arched covered porch with slate seat and space below for muddy boots and wellies, and through an impressive specially commissioned door in solid oak.

Full height entrance hall, old key cupboard, small gallery landing, and plenty of room for coats and shoes; inner hall with doors leading to living room and sitting room/bedroom 4.
Radiator, double-glazed window, original small upper window and door to boot/boiler room.

10' 3" X 5'
Boiler Room, window to the front aspect, stone flagged flooring, Belfast style Armitage Shank hand wash basin, and Housing ETA biomass boiler, wood pellet store and hot water cylinder.

18' 5" X 16' 10" (max)
Likely to be the oldest part of the dwelling this glorious room enjoys a wealth of character and charm. Original beams, meat hooks, wall cupboard, cast-iron range, and windows overlooking the terrace and with views to the field and fell beyond. There is a multi-fuel stove set within the range, and the television sits upon a very unusual original cast-iron hot-plate complete with the small oven below that the hot coals would be placed in. Radiator; telephone point; tv aerial point; door to dining room.

Dining Room
20' 6" (max) X 10' 7"
Dual aspect room with original beams, plenty of space for a large dining table, views over the terrace to the field and fell and a multi-fuel stove this room makes for a wonderful entertaining space, but could equally serve as a snug or family room. Double-glazed windows; stairs with oak banister to landing; understairs cupboard; door to kitchen; radiator.

Kitchen / Diner
20' 5" X 13' 5"
Fitted with a range of solid oak wall and base units, complimentary granite work surfaces, incorporating large Blanco one and half stainless steel sink with mixer tap, splash backs, Britannia 1000 Range with extractor hood above, integral dishwasher, space for an American style fridge freezer, fitted dresser units with glass display cabinet, radiator, ceiling spot lighting, tiled flooring, tv/fm aerial point; telephone point double glazed solid oak windows to the front aspect with views towards Blencathra, French patio doors in solid oak to the rear garden.

Sitting Room
15' 1" X 14' 2"
Used by the current owners as a relaxing room for reading and listening to music, this delightful room with original beams could equally be used as a downstairs bedroom or family room. Bespoke painted bookshelves and cupboards; solid oak double glazed patio doors to terrace and garden; tv/fm aerial point; door to bathroom; two radiators; opening to study.

16' 1" X 6' 4"
A well planned double-aspect room making a feature of the original red sandstone doorway to the older part of the property. Useful trunking with multiple power points; telephone point; solid oak double glazed windows to the front and side aspects, radiator, ceiling spot lighting and door to utility/laundry room.

Utility Room
14' 6" X 9' 4"
Laundry/utility but could equally serve as a larger boot room if required. Fitted with a range of modern wall and base units, complimentary work surfaces, twin Belfast style sink with mixer tap, tiled splash back, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a dryer and appliances, radiator, ceiling spot lighting, extractor, double glazed solid oak windows to rear and side aspects, external door in solid oak.

First Floor Landing
Stairs with a bespoke oak banister and retaining some of the original red sandstone steps lead to a large part-galleried landing area with useful space for a study or craft area; telephone point; original deep reveal window; storage cupboard with access to middle loft space.

Master Bedroom
19' 8" (max) by 15' 9"
Large dual aspect bedroom with original beams and enjoying views to Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell. Solid oak double glazed windows; two radiators; telephone point; tv/fm aerial point; door to ensuite bathroom.

11' 2" X 8' 3"
Four piece suite, comprising of:- large walk in shower enclosure with glass screen splash backs with two mains showers over, double ended bath with centre mixer tap and shower head attachment, hand wash basin, low level W.C. tiles splash back walls and flooring with decorative border, chrome heated towel rail, fitted mirror, ceiling spot lighting, extractor and loft access.

Bedroom Two
18' 5" X 11' 5"
Beautiful bedroom with views over the field to Little Mell Fell. Exposed beam, three deep reveal panelled windows; two radiators; tv aerial point; door to ensuite bathroom.

En-suite Two
10' 9" X 9' 2"
Three piece suite comprising of:- double ended bath with mixer tap and shower head attachment, hand wash basin, low level W.C. tiled splash backs, radiator, extractor, fitted mirror with light over, sash style window to the rear aspect.

Bedroom Three
20' 6" (max) X 15' 1" (max)
Currently used as a gym, this large dual aspect room with original beams benefits from double glazed solid oak windows with stunning views to Gowbarrow and Blencathra. Two radiators; tv/fm aerial point; access to loft space; door to ensuite.

En-suite Three
9' 2" X 7' 8"
Three piece suite comprising of: Jacuzzi bath with mixer tap, hand wash basin, low level traditional W.C. tiled splash back walls and flooring, radiator, extractor, wall light with shaver point, two double glazed windows with shutters to the rear aspect.

63' 7" X 26' 7" (max)
A substantial stone barn including integral workshop retaining some original oak beams and purlins, and a date stone of 1765. Suitable for a variety of purposes subject to the necessary approvals. Power, sockets and lights. Three single doors to yard, and a large three-door “coach opening” to the West overlooking fields with amazing views to Blencathra and Great Mell Fell.

22' 1" X 7' 9"
Workshop, two windows to the rear aspect, exposed beams.

18' 4" X 11'
Comprising both an old pig shed currently unused, and a useful storage shed with power, sockets, light, water, and drainage.

Gated Driveway
The property is accessed from the public road along a sweeping tree-lined drive via a gated entrance with cattle grid. Original cobbled yard; turning area with limestone chippings.

Gardens approaching 2.5 acres mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and partially planted shrub beds; substantial flagged terrace with plant pots, stone walls, and shrub beds; separate stone-faced raised seating area with all-encompassing views; wildlife pond.

Approx 7.5 acres currently grazed by sheep. Delightful separate wildlife walk complete with babbling brook and gate leading back into the garden.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
22 August 2016


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