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9 bedroom detached house for sale

High Greenrigg House, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria


Property Description

Key features

  • An outstanding small country estate.
  • Substantial former farmhouse, full of character.
  • Three spacious and superbly appointed holiday cottages.
  • Excellent opportunity for income generation.
  • Attractively laid out gardens and grounds.
  • Double garage and ample parking.
  • Tranquil setting in magnificent surroundings.
  • Stunning views.
  • Only three miles from the village of Caldbeck.
  • Within the northern perimeter of the Lake District National Park.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An outstanding small country estate comprising an 18th Century Grade II Listed former farmhouse and three superbly appointed holiday cottages together with delightful gardens and grounds, a double garage and ample parking. The property occupies a magnificent rural location.

Stunning views and is within the northern perimeter of the Lake District National Park, three miles from the pretty village of Caldbeck, equidistant from Keswick, Penrith, Cockermouth and Carlisle.

High Greenrigg House is a handsome Grade II Listed 18th Century former farmhouse retaining many original features such as flagged floors, exposed beams and old fireplaces. The house is now in need of some upgrading but presents an excellent opportunity for those looking to create a wonderfully characterful Lakeland home with space and versatility in abundance.

The property includes three superbly appointed holiday cottages, which have been created by the skilful conversion of the adjoining barns to the original farmhouse. The three cottages provide beautifully presented accommodation, finished to a very high standard and with the liberal use of oak. The cottages are known as Brae Fell, High Pike and Swallow Rest.

The owner has previously let the cottages for holiday purposes but has ceased trading due to ill health. There is now an opportunity for those seeking income generation to start the holiday letting business afresh.

The house and cottage are set within extensive, attractively laid out gardens and there is a double garage and ample parking.

The setting is magnificent and dramatic being surrounded by farmland and enjoying splendid views towards the northern fells of the Lake District.

The property is located just three miles from Caldbeck, one of the prettiest villages in the whole of Cumbria.

The sale of High Greenrigg House is a wonderful opportunity for those looking to live and work in a beautiful part of the Lake District and to re-establish a valuable income stream from holiday lettings.

From Caldbeck head west on the B5299 road for about 2.5 miles, crossing a cattle grid to emerge into open country. Turn left at a signpost for "Greenhead", Fellside and Branthwaite". After about half a mile the sign for the property will be seen on the left-hand side. Follow the short track to the property.

High Greenrigg House occupies a magnificent location surrounded by farmland and moorland, accessed via an open country lane, where peace and tranquillity are guaranteed. The views towards the majestic northern Lakeland fells are superb.

The property forms part of a scattered rural community three miles to the west of Caldbeck, one of the prettiest villages in Cumbria. Caldbeck is a traditional fell village which has a thriving sense of community. The village has a pub, a cafe, shops, a primary school, a cricket club and a variety of organised activities and events. Also nearby is Hesket Newmarket which has a renowned brewery and an annual show.

High Greenrigg HOUSE is roughly equidistant from Penrith, Keswick, Cockermouth and Carlisle. The nearest large town is Wigton.

A gravelled driveway, secured by a five bar farm gate, leads to a wide parking area with ample room for the parking of several motor vehicles, trailers, motor homes and the like.

The house and cottages are set within delightful gardens and grounds with sweeping lawns, a cobbled sitting out area, a walled garden, well stocked herbaceous borders and an interesting array of established shrubs and trees.

Beyond the main rear garden is a further walled and hedged lawned garden, part of which has "naturalised". This garden has the treatment plant.

Various wood stores. Modern oil tank. Propane gas tank.

Mains electricity and water. Septic tank drainage. LPG gas [for four stoves, dual fuel cooker in farmhouse and boilers in farmhouse and Swallows Rest]. Oil fired central heating for Brae Fell and High Pike.

Band 'B ' [Farmhouse]

Brae Fell / High Pike £4,950
Swallows Rest £1,750

The three holiday letting cottages are effectively being sold furnished. An inventory of items to be included is available to genuinely interested parties following a viewing.

The owner has ceased letting the three cottages for holiday purposes other than on an occasional basis, due to ill health. Our client is however happy to discuss the performance of the business when it was operational to genuinely interested parties at a viewing. The website for the business is still active:

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Added on Rightmove:
13 December 2016

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