7 bedroom detached house for sale

Ennim, Blencow, Penrith

Offers in Region of £1,695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Magnificent Countryhouse

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A magnificent country house in a resplendent parkland setting with lodge, grounds and woodland in all extending to 8.7 acres with further land (16.7 acres) available. Acquired in 2001 by the current owner who has sensitively remodelled the property to provide exceptional family accommodation.

A magnificent country house in a resplendent parkland setting with lodge, grounds and woodland in all extending to 8.7 acres with further land (16.7 acres) available. The former home of the First Viscount Whitelaw acquired in 2001 by the current owner who has sensitively remodelled the property to provide exceptional family accommodation with four reception rooms, seven bedrooms and five bathrooms.

The grounds are a truly stunning feature of the property with some magnificent specimen trees, woodland walks and a former tennis court. In all the grounds extend to 8.71 acres and there is a fine stable block with garaging, kennels and a two bedroomed gate lodge.

This magnificent home has a wonderful sense of arrival with a tree-lined carriage driveway sweeping up to the front elevation and continuing round into a walled courtyard. It is a home of immeasurable appeal in a most tranquil and private setting, yet highly accessible and perfectly placed for both leisure and business.

Directions
From Junction 41 (Wigton) take the B5305 towards Wigton/ Silloth. Take the first turning on the left hand side signposted Catterlan and proceed to the end of the road turning to the right signposted Laithes/ Skelton follow the road to the end turning to the left and take the next turning on the right hand side signposted Blencow. Continue to the end of the road and turn to the right where the subject property will be found shortly on the left hand side.

Location
Blencow is situated just outside the northern reaches of the Lake District National Park within easy access to Ullswater, Bassenthwaite, the A66 and M6. Penrith and the regional city of Carlisle provide a broad range of educational, retailing and leisure facilities with the whole of the Lake District being on the doorstep. For the commuter the West Coast mainline railway located just 4 miles away in Penrith offers direct links to London Euston and International airports at Newcastle, Glasgow and Liverpool/Manchester, providing excellent communications throughout the country. The location is ideal for exploring Cumbria and the Eden Valley, but also the North Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northumberland National Park and the Scottish Borders.

Services
Mains electricity and water are connected drainage is to a septic tank. Central heating is oil- fired.


Portico 
With Doric columns and pediment leading through to double opening doors into the stunning entrance hallway.

Entrance Hall 
With a Minster fireplace and china cabinet. Oak flooring throughout and stairs leading to the first floor.

Reception Room 
With wonderful views over the grounds and beyond.

Hall 
With wonderful views over the grounds and beyond.

Drawing Room 
With a decorative marble fireplace with a cast iron hob grate. Dado railing with panelling below and a canted bay window. A door leading out to the gardens.

Dining Room 
With an beautifully ornate mahogany chimney piece with brickette reveals and a square bay window to the gardens.

Side Hallway 
With doors leading off to the Cloak Room/ WC, butler's pantry and another giving access to the cellar. Mosaic tiled flooring.

Butler's Pantry 
With an original fitted dresser unit incorporating a porcelain sink and wooden draining board.

Kitchen 
With a range of maple-fronted units with granite and solid wood working surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink unit. plumbed Gaggenau refrigerator/freezer. A central island with an integrated Miele oven, ceramic hob, stainless steel extractor hood and preparation sink. Tiled flooring and double opening French doors leading out to the gardens. A broad opening leads through to the most delightful garden room.

Garden Room 
With glazed windows to give optimal views over the gardens. A hole-in the wall feature fire and French doors leading to a flagstone loggia.

Back Kitchen 
Adjoining the Garden room. with a four oven oil-fired Aga, pantry and scullery with original Belfast sinks and a wooden drainer.

Office 
Fitted out with Neville Johnson furniture and a corner fire with views over the gardens.

Rear Lobby 
With steps down to the boiler room.

1st Floor Landing 
A return staircase featuring carved bannisters and newel posts leading up to the first floor accommodation. Natural lighting is provided by the broad arched window.

Library 
With beautifully crafted bookshelving and a fluted chimney piece with an open grate and canopy featuring a carved oak mantel. Oak flooring and a canted bay window to the rear with vertical shutters. Connecting doors lead down steps to the covered veranda terrace to the rear of the property which enjoys delightful views over the gardens.

Master Bedroom 
Approached via an arched doorway from the main landing offering the master suite great privacy. The bedroom is dual aspect with wonderful views and there is an ornate marble fireplace. The dressing room has a full range of units and there is a vanity area with wash basin. A door leads to the master ensuite with separate bath and shower cubicle.

Guest Bedroom 1 
With an ensuite bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle.

Guest Bedroom 2 
With an ensuite bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle and a large dressing room.

Bedroom 2 
A double bedroom with a Jack and Jill arrangement with the house bathroom.

Bedroom 3 
A smaller double room.

Laundry & Utility Room 

Bedroom 4 
With an ensuite bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle and a large dressing room.

Outside 
The property is approached over a sweeping carriage driveway with a pillared entrance and 2 bedroomed gate Lodge alongside. The driveway extends in front of the property and around into the courtyard. The stable block is a delightful building with impressive original loose boxes, fitted tack room and garaging with twin roller doors and a glazed entrance canopy. There is a hayloft over and separate stone-built kennels. The wonderful parkland gardens extend to nine acres and contain a magnificent variety of specimen trees surrounding neatly manicured lawns and a former tennis court. The gardens extend around to the rear of the property where there is an ornamental pond and well-stocked terraced borders, a flagstone patio area adjoining the garden room / kitchen and the veranda with access to the library. Behind the property is a mature section of woodland, interspersed with pathways providing shelter, privacy and amenity. To the southern side of the property is a delightfu (truncated)

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26 July 2016

Nearest station

  • Penrith (3.4 mi)
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22 Devonshire Street, Penrith, CA11 7SU

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Nearest station

  • Penrith (3.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

H&H King Ltd, Penrith

22 Devonshire Street, Penrith, CA11 7SU

01768 200032 Local call rate

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