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3 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Wreay Barn, Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0LT

Sold by Us £375,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Breathtaking panoramic lake and mountain views
  • 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • 2 balconies and private car parking
  • Superb holiday let or lock up and leave weekend retreat

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location Leaving the M6 motorway at Junction 40 head to Penrith then follow the A66 towards Keswick. At the first roundabout take the A592 then at the 'T' junction take the right hand turning signposted for Glenridding. Follow this road for approximately half of a mile then turn right at the Brackenrigg Inn, signposted Bennet Head. Follow this road for 3/4 mile then take a sharp right hand turn signposted Dacre. After 200 yards the road forks to the right and Wreay Barn is at the end of this row of properties and has a slate canopy to the front.

Alternatively Wreay Barn can be reached from Ambleside by taking the Kirkstone Road from the mini roundabout at the northern end of town and continuing up the hill to the T junction opposite the Kirkstone Pass Inn. Turn left and continue down Kirkstone Pass towards Ullswater, passing through the villages of Patterdale and Glenridding. Continue along this road and upon reaching The Brackenrigg Inn, take the left hand turn left signposted Bennet Head. Follow this road for approximately half of a mile then turn right at the Brackenrigg Inn, signposted Bennet Head. Follow this road for 3/4 mile then take a sharp right hand turn signposted Dacre. After 200 yards the road forks to the right and Wreay Barn is at the end of this row of properties and has a slate canopy to the front. 

Description From Pooley Bridge through Sharrow Bay to Howtown, long reaches of the sparkling waters of beautiful Ullswater stretch out in front of you. Beyond are the gentle slopes of Loadpot Hill, Matterdale Common, Hallin Fell and Place Fell, sweeping around to the dramatic high fells towards The Knott and High Street with even part of the Helvellyn Mountain Range also on view. An impressive list, but not half as impressive as the reality of that wonderful panorama, best enjoyed from the full width balcony which is accessed from the sitting room. There is nevertheless a delightful view to be had from many a window in this intriguing barn conversion. Wreay Barn was converted in 1996 to a splendid design with high levels of insulation and a great deal of thought given to the layout. The mid level entrance hall leads up to a wonderful sitting room complete with a multi-fuel stove for cosy winter evenings, sensational views and a door leading out on to the full width and well-proportioned balcony. Adjoining this is a splendid family kitchen with adjoining dining area, again with lovely views, and a separate utility room.

A retractable ladder in the utility room leads up to a very useful attic room, perfect for locking away personal effects if holiday letting but even better as a childrens den which has even been put to use as an occasional bedroom in the past.

On the lower floor are three well-proportioned bedrooms. The master bedroom has a balcony and an en suite shower room and both this and the house bathroom have been stylishly updated in recent times.

There is private car parking provision both to the front and the side of the property with further parking available in the vicinity if needed.

There are no garden worries so there is no need to waste valuable visiting time tending a lawn or flower borders when you could be sitting on one of the wonderful balconies enjoying a glass of wine and that sensational view, perhaps before strolling down the lane to the Brackenrigg Inn for the evening.

Idyllic as a lock up and leave weekend retreat or perfect as a unique holiday let enjoying splendid access to the fells and to the lake shore as well as to the A66 and M6 motorway to Keswick, Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite and many other Lakeland Fells which for many will make weekend visits a realistic option - simply not one to miss. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Entrance Hall The property is entered via a hallway that gives access to both the lower ground floor and the first floor. There is a double radiator and plenty of space for the storage of muddy boots and coats. 

Sitting Room 16' 4" x 12' 3" (5m x 3.74m) Having a feature fire place with Woodwarm multi-fuel stove, exposed beam ceilings, a double radiator and double glazed balcony door and window with stunning views over Ullswater to the surrounding fells. 

Balcony 15' 7" x 5' 8" (4.76m x 1.75m) With truly spectacular panoramic and ever-changing views over Ullswater and to the surrounding fells this wonderful addition to the property is perfect for enjoying a morning coffee, al-fresco lunch or evening glass of wine after a long walk on the fells. 

Open Plan Family Kitchen / Dining Area 26' 11" x 7' 2" (8.21m x 2.2m)  

Dining Area Having a dual aspect from which there are stunning views to Ullswater and the surrounding fells, exposed beam ceilings and two double radiators. 

Kitchen Having a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces, an integrated stainless steel sink and a half with mixer tap and drainer, Moffat 4 ring electric hob with extractor fan over and integrated oven below, freestanding Hotpoint fridge, part tiled walls and glimpses of the lake and fells. 

Utility 9' 10" x 5' 10" (3.m x 1.79m) This space could be utilised for a variety of uses and is ideal for the storage of sports and outdoor equipment. It also houses the oil fired central heating boiler and water tank and has built in shelving, a radiator and a window. 

Attic Room 11' 11" x 8' 2" (3.65m x 2.5m min.) Accessed via a ladder from the Utility, this space is ideal for secure storage or even as an extra entertainment or occasional overspill sleeping area for guests. Having an exposed beam ceiling, light and power points, lockable eaves storage, a wall mounted electric heater and a window. This room has a restricted head height, and could not be classed as a true bedroom. 

Lower Ground Floor  

Bedroom 1 12' 1" x 10' 4" (3.7m x 3.16m) Enjoying lovely views around the rooftops to Ullswater and the fells beyond and having a radiator and access to a private balcony. 

Balcony 2 15' 7" x 5' 9" (4.77m x 1.77m) Having lovely views around the rooftops to Ullswater and the fells beyond. 

En Suite Shower Room Having a tiled shower cubicle with both rainfall style and standard shower head attachments, a pedestal wash hand basin with light and mirror over and a WC. Also having a radiator with towel rail over, a corner storage cupboard and a Manrose extractor fan. 

Bedroom 2 13' 11" x 7' 2" (4.26m x 2.2m) Having a dual aspect with glimpses of Ullswater and the fells and having a radiator. 

Bedroom 3 12' 5" x 7' 2" (3.8m x 2.2m) Having glimpses of Ullswater and the surrounding fells and having a radiator. 

Bathroom Having a three piece suite comprising a bath with shower head attachment, pedestal wash hand basing with mirror and light over and a WC. There is also a radiator, towel holders and a Manrose extractor fan. 

Outside The property benefits from having one car parking space directly in front of the property and provision for two further vehicles to park on the concrete driveway immediately to the side, which also leads to a wood store and under balcony storage, ideal for bikes and canoes.

Please note that although the property enjoys two balconies overlooking the lake and Wreay Mansions lawns, there is no garden to the property itself, so no garden maintenance worries!. 

Services The property is connected to mains water and electricity and has oil fired central heating. Drainage is via a shared septic tank.

The property also benefits from double glazing throughout and both wall and loft insulation have been incorporated into the design. 

Tenure Freehold. 

Council Tax Band E - Eden District Council. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. 

Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices. 


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