The Mill House, Sockbridge, Penrith, Cumbria
- Substantial Character Period Property
- Six Bedrooms
- Generous Gardens, Grounds, Woods & Paddocks
- Picturesque Riverside Position
- Scope to Develop Further
Entrance Porch | Dining Hall | Drawing Room | Morning Room | Open Plan Breakfasting Kitchen & Garden Room | Pantry | Larder | Laundry | Cloakroom & WC | Study | Principal Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-suite Bathroom | Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Two Bedrooms with Jack & Jill Shower Room | Two Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom
Private Driveway | Parking | Carport | Range of Outbuildings | Gardens | Paddocks | Woodland | Orchard | Wood Store | Gardeners WC
The Mill House is a substantial stone built detached house in a private and picturesque setting surrounded by gardens, paddocks and land extending to around 5.0 acres in all. Originally dating back to the 17th century, the property has been sympathetically renovated and updated to offer flexible and versatile accommodation over two floors.
The stone porch with an oak door and glazing to both sides leads to the dining hall, a good sized room with flagstone floor, central beam to the ceiling and picture window to the front elevation. A useful larder, laundry and cloakroom with WC are located off with a stone staircase to the upper floor.
Double wooden doors believed to have originated from Lowther Castle lead to the magnificent drawing room. The drawing room benefits from triple aspect to the front, rear and side, wood panelled rear wall and a wood burning stove set within an inglenook fireplace with dressed stone mantel, tiled back and stone hearth creating a focal point to the room.
The open plan kitchen, breakfast and garden room is another room of generous proportions and is a light and naturally bright space perfect for more informal entertaining. The garden room sits to the rear elevation and offers full height glazing and two sets of French doors with access to the garden. The kitchen has a flagstone floor, shaker style floor units and stone work surfaces, a four oven AGA and gas hob, plumbing for a dishwasher and room for an American style fridge freezer. There is ample space for a large table and chairs and a useful pantry sits off. A short hallway with external door leads to the morning room with limestone floor and a multifuel stove with period stone surround. Planning permission exists for a conservatory to the rear of the morning room. A second staircase leads from the hallway to the upper floor.
Depending on individual needs and with the necessary consents and some re-configuration there is scope to develop this part of the property further to create a separate annexe or additional ancillary space with direct external access.
From the dining hall stone steps with a reclaimed wooden balustrade and handrail lead to the upper floor and the principal bedroom. This is a room of fabulous proportions offering dual aspect, elm floor, adjacent dressing room and an en-suite bathroom comprising walk-in shower, bath, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. Five further characterful bedrooms are offered; one with en-suite shower room, two which share a Jack and Jill shower room and two which are served by the family bathroom. A study is also located off the upper landing.
The Mill House is approached through stone pillars with wrought iron gates along a private drive lined with horse chestnut trees, rhododendrons and spring flowering bulbs leading to a gravelled parking area for a number of vehicles. A car port sits to the left of a rear drive and original farm buildings sit directly in front. These buildings are in good repair and are currently used as a gym, smoke house and workshop. There is scope to develop further with the necessary consents.
To the front of the property is a lawn and flagged terrace overlooking the original millrace which is now a delightful water feature and is perfectly placed to enjoy the sounds of nature. The paddock which is used for grazing a horse and sheep fronts the River Eamont, recognised for trout and late run salmon fishing. The property enjoys single bank fishing rights over approximately a quarter mile stretch of river. A belt of woodland with riverside walk ensures privacy. At the rear of the property is an orchard with a variety of apple trees in addition to greengage, pear, damson and walnut trees. There is a productive soft fruit and vegetable garden along with another sun terrace located directly off the garden room with a pizza oven, ideal for outside entertaining.
Sockbridge is a thriving village which includes a traditional pub, nearby church and an active community, located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village forms part of the Eden Valley and sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park and Lake District World Heritage Site. The village is just 2 miles northeast of Pooley Bridge and Lake Ullswater. It is well placed for both north/south and east/west road and rail communications and less than 15 minutes from the M6 at Junction 40.
The regional centre of Penrith is within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational and recreational opportunities, along with excellent shopping facilities. There are primary schools nearby in Yanwath and Stainton and there is an excellent choice of secondary schooling nearby including Ullswater Community College & School and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.
For the commuter, the A66 and M6 are both within easy reach for onward travel north and south. Main line rail services are available at Penrith which provide fast (under 3 hours) and frequent services to London in the south and to Glasgow in the north. The rail station at Carlisle provides regular connecting services east to Newcastle. The Carlisle Lake District Airport is easily accessible and operates scheduled flights to London Southend, Belfast and Dublin.
M6 J40 3.5 miles | Penrith 3.5 miles | Pooley Bridge/Ullswater 2.9 miles | Keswick 19.6 miles | Carlisle 22.2 miles | Carlisle Lake District Airport 31.8 miles
Energy Performance CertificatesEPC 1
The Mill House, Sockbridge, Penrith, Cumbria
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Penrith Station1.6 miles
- Langwathby Station5.9 miles
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