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Rowrah Road, Rowrah, Frizington, CA26

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PFK, Cockermouth

Key features

  • Stunning Barn Conversion
  • Set in 4 acres of land (approx.)
  • Planning permission for conversion of stables
  • Suited to running a business from home (STPP)
  • Perfect for those with equestrian interests.
  • Development site

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

A rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful five bedroom barn conversion set in approximately 4 acres of land with a large stable block, paddock and 2 acre (or thereabouts) field, making it well suited to buyers with equestrian interests. There has been planning permission granted for conversion of the stable block to a three bedroom single storey dwelling. In addition, there is detailed planning permission passed for erection of 4 detached dwellings on part of the grounds which are positioned to the side of the property.

Markham House is a lovely family home occupying a prime position in the village of Rowrah. The property is ideally suited to purchasers with equestrian interests or those looking to run a business from home with the outbuilding also offering various commercial possibilities (subject to the necessary permissions). This property would also be a perfect choice for a young or growing family, looking for their forever home. Also well suited to extended families with the stable block offering potential to be converted into an annexe for a dependent relative. Offering spacious living accommodation which in brief comprises entrance porch, kitchen/diner, lounge with attractive wood burning stove, formal dining room and study to the ground floor. To the first floor there are five well appointed bedrooms, master complete with en-suite shower room, along with the family bathroom.

The property is set in stunning landscaped grounds, which in addition to the paddock and field also include off road parking for mulitple vehicles, formal gardens, large patio area and wooded area. 

All in all, a truly fascinating property, one which offers considerable potential. Viewing is essential and highly encouraged.

Rowrah is a quiet semi-rural village located equidistant to the towns of Cockermouth, Workington and Whitehaven, all offering a comprehensive range of amenities. The location is perfect for commuting to and from the areas major local employment centres, and is situated just a short drive to Ennerdale and the west Cumbrian fells.

Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Gas central heating and double glazing installed. Telephone line installed subject to BT regulations. Please note - the mention of any appliances and/or services within these particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.

From the Whitehaven office proceed out of the town centre via Harris Moor to Red Lonning. At the roundabout take the first exit on to Moresby Parks road, turning right shortly after where signposted for Frizington. Continue on this road on to Steel Brow then on to Dub Brow, at the junction turn left and continue through Arlecdon into Rowrah. The entrance to Markham House is on the right shortly before Pheasants Rise and the car garage.


Ground Floor

Entrance Porch/Boot Room

3.75m x 1.67m (12' 4" x 5' 6") UPVC door, plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge freezer and tumble dryer, ceramic tiled flooring. Door into kitchen.


5.55m x 4.28m (18' 3" x 14' 1") Fitted with a range of high quality wooden wall and base units with complementary work surfacing, 1.5 bowl sink and drainer, waste disposal unit, dual fuel Rangemaster with six ring burner and extractor over, integrated dishwasher and wine cooler. Spotlights, storage cupboard, radiator, dual aspect windows, space for dining table and chairs. Door to lounge.


Dual aspect windows, UPVC French doors leading to rear patio area and gardens. Open fire set in attractive sandstone surround (gas supply available if required), two radiators, large storage cupboard, doors to study and dining room.


Fitted with wash hand basin and low level WC. UPVC window.

Dining Room

3.60m x 5.60m (11' 10" x 18' 4") Dual aspect windows, radiator.


3.57m x 2.47m (11' 9" x 8' 1") Window, radiator.

First Floor


Loft hatch (loft is partially boarded and provides a useful storage area).

Master Bedroom

3.50m x 5.50m (11' 6" x 18' 1") Dual aspect windows, exposed ceiling timbers, attractive exposed stone wall, fitted wardrobes, two radiators, door into en suite.

En Suite Shower Room

Fitted with white suite comprising concealed cistern WC, wash hand basin set on vanity unit, and large shower enclosure with power shower. Fully tiled walls, laminate flooring, heated towel rail.

Family Bathroom

2.30m x 2.67m (7' 7" x 8' 9") Fitted with four piece white suite comprising close coupled WC, wash hand basin, wood panelled bath, and shower enclosure with power shower. Part wood panelling and part tiled walls, laminate flooring, radiator.

Bedroom 2

2.50m x 3.70m (8' 2" x 12' 2") Window, radiator, exposed ceiling timbers.

Bedroom 3/Office

3.57m x 2.08m (11' 9" x 6' 10") Window to rear, radiator, exposed ceiling timbers.

Bedroom 4

2.52m x 3.57m (8' 3" x 11' 9") Window, storage cupboard, radiator.

Bedroom 5

3.67m x 4.60m (12' x 15' 1") Dual aspect windows, radiator, exposed ceiling timbers.


Gardens and Parking

Private entrance leads into the rear courtyard where there is a covered double car port and off road parking for multiple vehicles. There is an attractive paved patio to the rear of the property as well as a shillied garden with floral borders.


The stable block is currently separated into various rooms.

Office 5.20m x 7.00m (17' 1" x 23')
Tack Room 5.80m x 5.40m (19' x 17' 9")
Four stables - all approx. 3.6m x 3.96 (12' x 13')

Planning permission is currently granted to convert the stable block into a three bedroom single storey dwelling which would be perfect as an annexe for a dependent relative. There is a large paddock positioned to the rear of the stable block which has vehicular access, and a further unkept section of land beyond together with a 2 acre (or thereabouts) field.

Housing Development

The formal gardens to the side of Markham House and adjacent to Rowrah Road. Planning permission has been granted for 1 x 4 bedroom house and 3 x 3 bedroom detached houses within the gardens. There is a separate entrance point from Rowrah Road which, as stipulated in the planning permission, would be the entrance for the four dwellings. Full plans for this development are available to view upon request. Please enquire for further details.

Additional Information

Referral & Other Payments

PFK work with preferred providers for the delivery of certain services necessary for a house sale or purchase. Our providers price their products competitively, however you are under no obligation to use their services and may wish to compare them against other providers. Should you choose to utilise them PFK will receive a referral fee: Napthens, Bendles LLP, Scott Duff & Co Property Lawyers/Conveyancing Service - completion of a sale or purchase, PFK will receive a referral fee of £120 to £180 per transaction; Pollard & Scott/Independent Mortgage Advisors – arrangement of mortgage & other products/insurances, PFK will receive a referral fee - the average fee earned in 2018 was £226.32; ETSOS/EPC and Floorplan Providers - EPC and floorplan £66.00, EPC only £24.00, floorplan only £6.00. All figures quoted are inclusive of VAT.


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Rowrah Road, Rowrah, Frizington, CA26

NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode

  • Corkickle Station5.0 miles
  • Parton Station5.0 miles
  • Harrington Station5.9 miles
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