8 bedroom detached house for saleFell Lane, Penrith
- Large Period House Close to the Town Centre
- Set in a Large Garden with a High Degree of Privacy
- Large Hallway, Drawing Room, Dining Room + Study
- Handmade Kitchen + Utility, Breakfast Room, Boot Room + WC
- 8 Double Bedrooms, 1 En-Suite Shower Room + 2 Bathrooms
- Modern Zoned Gas Central Heating System Throughout
- Magnificent Views Across Penrith to the Lakeland Fells
- Parking for Several Vehicles + Double Garage
- EPC Rating
Built in 1861 Lonsdale Villa is an imposing and spectacular Victorian residence, constructed primarily of natural stone, ostentatiously for the time, faced on the South West facade with a clay brick, probably brought in by the "all new railways". The accommodation is rich in original character features, yet has been updated to combine tradition and modernity. Being set over three floors, as well as having generous cellars, this is a family home of quality and distinction. The property is set in a large garden, 1 acre including the drive, with a magnificent view across Penrith to the Lakeland Fells, whilst enjoying a high degree of privacy all around.
The living space is well presented throughout and comprises: Ground Floor, Entrance Porch, Large Hallway, Living Room, Dining Room, Office, Kitchen, Utility/Laundry Room, Breakfast Room, Boot Room, Cloakroom, Rear Porch. First Floor there are: Large Landing, 4 Double Bedrooms, a House Bathroom, an En-Suite Shower Room and a Cloakroom. Second Floor "servant quarters" has: a Living Room, 4 Double Bedrooms and a Bathroom.
Lonsdale Villa is accessed along a private tree lined driveway to a large granite chipped parking and turning area, which also gives access to a double garage. The gardens are to all four sides of the house, being mainly to lawn, with mature trees and shrubs around and various seating areas.
Location - From the centre of Penrith, head up Sandgate and turn right then left at the mini roundabouts into Fell Lane. Drive up the hill and about 50 meters past the zebra crossing, turn left into the driveway.
Amenities Penrith - Penrith is a popular market town with a population of around 15,000 people and facilities include: infant, junior and secondary schools with a further/higher education facility at Newton Rigg College. There are 5 supermarkets and a good range of locally owned and national high street shops. Leisure facilities include: a leisure centre with; swimming pool, climbing wall, indoor bowling, badminton courts and a fitness centre as well as; golf, rugby and cricket clubs. There is also a 2 screen cinema and Penrith Playhouse. Penrith is known as the Gateway to the North Lakes and is conveniently situated for Ullswater and access to the fells, benefiting from the superb outdoor recreation opportunities.
Services - Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property.
Tenure - The vendor informs us that the property is freehold and the council tax band is band G
Viewing - STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH WILKES-GREEN + HILL
Entrance - Through a broad, arched oak door to the;
Porch - Having a single radiator, a window to the side and a part glazed, arched, stripped panel door with glazed windows around opens into;
Hallway - 3.84m x 3.89m (12'7 x 12'9) - A dog leg staircase with pitched pine spindles, handrails, newel posts and ornate carvings leads to the first floor. The floorboards are stripped, there is plaster coving to the ceiling and a ceiling rose. There are two cast iron radiators and original panel doors off.
Drawing Room - 3.61m x 7.24m (11'10 x 23'9) - Two, three panel mullioned windows face to the front giving glorious views across Penrith to the Lakeland fells. There is a cast iron multi fuel stove set in a natural stone minster style surround with a slate hearth. The floorboards are stripped and there is plaster coving to the ceiling.
One of windows protrudes to the front with exposed timbers to the ceiling. There are two wall lights, two TV points, telephone point and two cast iron radiators.
Dining Room - 6.22m x 4.24m inc bay (20'5 x 13'11 inc bay) - A five panel Mullioned bay window faces to the front giving views across Penrith to the Lakeland fells. A white marble feature fireplace has a slate hearth. The floor is natural wood, the ceiling has plaster coving and a ceiling rose. There are two wall light points, two TV points and a telephone point.
Office - 3.25m x 3.07m (10'8 x 10'1) - Windows face to two sides with stripped original window shutters. The ceiling is plaster coved with a ceiling rose. There is a TV point, telephone point and a wall safe.
Kitchen - 3.66m'2.74m (12'13'9) - Fitted with range of handmade ash and ebony wall and base units including a central island with power points and drawers. There is a granite work surface incorporating a ceramic 1 1/2 bowl single drainer sink. The kitchen is equipped with a Britannia five ring double oven gas range, a combination microwave, a larder fridge and a dishwasher. The floor is African slate tiled with underfloor heating and the ceiling has recessed halogen down-lights. A Mullioned window faces to the rear, an ash panel door to the utility room, a panel door to the cellars and an open doorway to the;
Breakfast Room - 3.23m x 3.33m (10'7 x 10'11) - Having patterned tiled flooring and a gas fired living flame cast iron stove set in a stone fire surround to the corner. A double glazed door opens to the garden, painted timber doors lead to the; boot room, cloak room and rear porch.
Boot Room - 1.96m x 1.75m (6'5 x 5'9) - With a mullioned window to the side, tiled flooring and wall mounted MCB consumer unit.
Cloakroom - Fitted with a white, top flush Heritage toilet and wash hand basin. The flooring is tiled.
Rear Porch - 1.83m ' x 5.99m (6 ' x 19'8) - With windows to three sides, set on dwarf wall with tiled flooring, and a pine panelled ceiling.
Utility Room - Fitted with a range of handmade ash wall and base units with a granite effect work surface incorporating a stainless steel 1 1/2 bowl single drainer sink. There is plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. A window faces to the side and the floor is African slate tiled.
Cellars - Stone steps lead down to the;
Cellar A - 3.71m x 3.99m (12'2 x 13'1) - With sandstone flooring, lights and power.
Cellar B - 3.56m x 2.13m (11'8 x 7') - With light, shelving and a built in safe.
Cellar C - 3.23m x 3.02m (10'7 x 9'11) - With stone shelving to two walls and a glazed basement window. There are two wall mounted baxi condensing boilers providing the hot water and central heating.
Cellar D - 3.56m x 4.11m (11'8 x 13'6) - A glazed basement window faces to the front and there is a Heatrae Sadia Megaflo pressurised hot water tank and a central control box for the zoned heating. The floor is sandstone flagged and there is the original set pot to one corner.
Wine Cellar - 1.22m x 3.15m (4' x 10'4) - With stone shelves to one end.
First Floor - Landing - 2.79m x 3.94m (9'2 x 12'11) - A six panel mullioned window by the stairs gives natural light to the stairs and landing.
The ceiling is plaster coved with a ceiling rose, stripped original panelled doors lead off. There is a recessed airing cupboard with light, shelves and single radiator.
Master Bedroom - 6.25m x 4.22m (incl bay) (20'6 x 13'10 (incl bay)) - A six panel mullioned bay window faces to the front with views across Penrith to the Lakeland fells. The ceiling is plaster coved with a ceiling rose. There are; two wall lights, two single radiators, TV point and one double radiator. A stripped panel door leads into the house bathroom.
House Bathroom - 3.63m x 2.64m (11'11 x 8'8) - Fitted with a "Sanitan" wash basin and toilet and a panelled Jacuzzi bath with tiles around.
There is a separate walk in shower enclosure with a mains fed shower over. The walls are tiled, the floor slate tiled, the ceiling is plaster coved with recessed down lights. There is a radiator/towel rail plus a second heated towel rail. A two panel mullioned window faces to the front.
Bedroom Two - 3.63m x 4.37m (11'11 x 14'4) - A four panel mullioned window faces to the front with views across Penrith to the Lakeland fells. The ceiling is plaster coved, there is a double radiator, TV point and a double radiator. A stripped panel door leads to the;
En-Suite - Having a white toilet, wash hand basin and a shower enclosure with mains fed shower, glass screen and tiling around. The walls are part tiled and there is a window to the side, single radiator and recessed halogen down lights.
Bedroom Three - 3.66m x 4.27m (12' x 14') - A two panel mullioned window face to the rear and a window faces to the side. The ceiling is plaster coved with a ceiling rose, there is natural wood flooring, a double radiator and a TV point.
Bedroom Four - 3.25m x 3.07m (10'8 x 10'1) - A two panel mullioned window faces to the rear. The ceiling is plaster coved with a ceiling rose, there is a double radiator and TV point.
A door off the landing gives access to the side landing with steps up to the second floor and a door to a;
Wc - Fitted with a white toilet and wash hand basin.
Second Floor - Landing - Stripped original panel doors lead to; bedrooms five and six and an open doorway to the;
Second Floor Living Room - 5.16m x 3.99m (16'11 x 13'1) - The ceiling is sloped with a double glazed velux there is a double radiator, TV point and telephone point. Original stripped panel doors lead to bedrooms seven and eight and the bathroom.
Bedroom Five - 5.13m x 4.24m (16'10 x 13'11) - Having an arched double glazed window with wood panelling around giving open views across Penrith to the Lakeland fells. There is a feature cast iron horseshoe fireplace set in a painted stone surround, TV point and a double radiator.
Bedroom Six - 3.66mx 4.24m (12'x 13'11) - Having a feature cast iron horseshoe fireplace in a painted stone surround. A double glazed window faces to the rear and a double glazed velux to the side. There is a double radiator.
Bedroom Seven - 3.63m x 4.39m (11'11 x 14'5) - Having an arched double glazed window with wood panelling around giving open views across Penrith to the Lakeland fells. There is a feature cast iron horseshoe fireplace set in a painted stone surround, TV point and a double radiator.
Bedroom Eight - 4.98m x 3.07m (16'4 x 10'1) - A double glazed window faces to the rear and a double glazed velux to the side. There is a feature cast iron horseshoe fireplace set in a painted stone surround and a double radiator.
Bathroom - 3.56m x 2.67m (11'8 x 8'9) - Fitted with a white roll top bath with handset mixer shower taps, a white toilet and a wash hand basin. There is a radiator/heated towel rail. A window to the living room gives borrowed light.
Outside - The house is approached off Fell Lane by a private tree lined driveway to a large granite chipped coach drive across the rear of the house offering generous parking and with access to the garage.
Garage - Having light and power and an automatic up and over door.
The drive curves around a lawned garden with a deep border along the rear boundary with a mixture of mature trees and shrubs.
To one end of the house is an attractive "Zen" garden with a flagged seating area and a small pond. The gravel is interspersed with a mixture of shrubs.
Between this area and the house is a large flagged patio around the breakfast room. with mature shrub border.
The driveway extends to the South West side of the house where there is a flagged area around the main door. There are mature trees to the boundary and pathways through a copper beech hedge to the front garden.
The main garden is on the South West side of the house with a large central lawn having mature shrub beds around and mature trees to each end.
There is a slate chipped seating area with patterned cobblestone inset, lighting and power.
To one corner is a vegetable garden.
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