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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Solway Villa, Crosby, Maryport, Cumbria

Guide Price £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Victorian Villa
  • Period Features
  • Stunning Sea Views
  • Development Potential

Full description

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Porch | Entrance Hall | Drawing Room| Sitting Room | Dining Room | Cloakroom/WC | Breakfast Room | Kitchen | Utility Room | WC | Master Bedroom | Three Further Bedrooms | Bathroom | Shower Room | Cellar

Garden Room | Greenhouse | Parking

The Property
Solway Villa sits on the edge of the small Cumbrian village of Crosby within generous grounds and enjoys glorious views over rolling countryside and the Solway Firth. Solway Villa, which was built in 1870, offers bright, spacious and flexible accommodation that retains a host of original features including panelled doors, working shutters, dado and picture rails, decorative plasterwork and original fireplaces.

Glazed double front doors, with arched fanlight over, open into an entrance porch with original Victorian tiled floor and a stunning tall arched window; there is ample space for a sofa from which to take in the stunning sea views. Double half-glazed doors open into the grand entrance hall which gives access to the main reception rooms. To one side of the hall there is an everyday sitting room which has a picture window offering views over the garden and Solway Firth beyond, an open fire with marble surround and period grate, decorative cornicing and ceiling rose. The dual-aspect dining room, on the opposite side of the hall, also has an original fireplace with open fire and provides a delightful room for formal entertaining. The impressive, formal drawing room, which has windows overlooking the front and side garden, has a period open fireplace with ornate arched marble surround with gilt mirror over and a window seat to take in the views. A door from the hall leads into a charming breakfast room, with window to the side, off which is the kitchen which also offers space for a table and chairs if required. The kitchen, which is fitted with a comprehensive range of oak-fronted units, has a 1 bowl sink and drainer, solid fuel AGA (not in use) set in an inglenook, ceramic hob and double oven, is plumbed for a dishwasher, has practical tiled flooring and windows to the side and rear. Off the kitchen there is a useful utility room which has a range of cupboards, single sink and drainer, plumbing for a washing machine, space for drier and fridge/freezer and houses the boiler. A door from the kitchen leads to a rear porch, with a door to a WC and further door to outside. Returning to the hall, the ground floor accommodation is completed with a spacious cloakroom and WC with coat cupboard and shelved linen cupboard.

The magnificent sweeping staircase leads up, past a fabulous arched window on the half-landing, to the first floor galleried landing which is flooded with natural light and gives access to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The superb master bedroom, which has windows to two aspects offering spectacular views over the coastline and across the Solway Firth to Scotland, benefits from a spacious dressing area. There are three further double bedrooms, all of which are dual aspect and enjoy fine elevated views, one of which further benefits from a wash hand basin and sliding doors that lead out to a balcony. The bedrooms are served by a bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, wash hand basin, WC and bidet and a further shower room with shower, wash hand basin and WC. A pull-down ladder gives access to an attic space which has been boarded and plastered, has light and offers extensive storage space.

There are cellar rooms which are accessed from the entrance hall and from outside that are currently used as a bar/entertainment area but offer flexible space for either a cinema room or for storage.

Externally
Solway Villa is approached through grand, pillared entrance gates to a paved and gravelled drive that leads around the house. To the rear of the house there is a gravelled parking area with ample parking for numerous vehicles. The house stands amidst generous gardens which are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. Within the garden there is an original Victorian greenhouse (11.9m x 3.0m) with attached store and a small kitchen garden, ideal for the keen gardener.

The detached garden room has been designed and positioned to take full advantage of the views over the Solway Firth to the Scottish Hills. This room has wood flooring, windows to all aspects, sliding glazed doors from the paved terrace and benefits from power, light and services. The terrace to the front of the garden room offers a fabulous area for al fresco dining or just soaking up the view or one of the renowned sunsets.

Local Information
Crosby is a small village in Cumbria set on the coast of the Solway Firth. The village has a pub with restaurant while nearby Maryport, originally a fishing village, offers a wider range of local amenities and has a railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line; the town holds the popular Maryport Blues Festival every summer. The market town of Cockermouth provides a wide range of shops, supermarkets, chemists, medical and dental surgeries, sports centre and many restaurants and pubs and Carlisle, which is also within easy reach, provides further comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.

For schooling, there is a primary school in Crosscanonby and for secondary schooling there is Netherhall School in Maryport as well as a highly-regarded school in Cockermouth.
For the commuter the A596/A595 provides easy access to Carlisle and onwards to M6 for links to the north and south. The rail station at Carlisle provides regular services to major UK cities north and south and also services east to Newcastle.

Approximate Mileages
Maryport 2.5 miles | Cockermouth 6.8 miles | Workington 8.0 miles | Carlisle 24.3 miles | M6 J43 26.6 miles

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
03 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Maryport (2.7 mi)
  • Flimby (4.5 mi)
  • Aspatria (4.6 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Maryport (2.7 mi)
  • Flimby (4.5 mi)
  • Aspatria (4.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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