Located to the fringe of the Lake District National Park, with glorious views over Blencathra & the Northern Fells, a beautifully presented, detached, 4 bedroom traditional Cumbrian farmhouse, set centrally in 12 acres of meadows and paddocks, with a range of well-maintained barns and outbuildings.
Found in a quiet and glorious section of the Lake District, Scales offers a tremendous opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented, 17th Century, Cumbrian "Longhouse" style property which has been subject to a sympathetic restoration in recent years to create a most charming and appealing country residence.
Set in 12 acres of flat paddocks and hay meadows, with extensive views of the Mosedale Valley and Northern Fells, the land would offer itself to equestrian or small holding use and currently has a small, and very popular, touring caravan site with electric hook ups.
The site is registered with the Camping and Caravanning Club and can accommodate up to 5 caravans or motorhomes and up to 10 trailer tents or tents.
Easily accessible, the property lies within 4.5 miles of the A66 with Penrith/M6 being 7 miles away and Ullswater (5 miles) and Keswick (9 miles) also being close at hand.
Adjacent to the main house are a range of well-maintained barns and outbuildings, the main barn has full planning permission granted with the Lake District Special Planning Board (ldspb) to convert into a sympathetic, but stylish and contemporary, additional residence. Please enquire for further information or see the ldspb website, reference 7/2017/3150.
From Penrith/Junction 40 of the M6 follow the A66 westward towards Keswick.
After approximately 7 miles take the next turning to the right immediately after the Sportsman Inn. Opposite the rear of the Inn turn left signposted Berrier and Hutton Roof.
Go through Berrier and after two miles is a crossroads.
Turn right here signposted Newsham/Lamonby and after 0.9 mile the entrance to Scales is the first turning on the left at the brow of the hill.
Lounge17'2" x 14'8" (5.23m x 4.47m). With a door leading to the dining room and another to the kitchen. Access to the enclosed, curved stone staircase leading to the first floor landing. A multifuel stove on a limestone fire place. Sandstone flagged flooring with exposed beams, two electric radiators and UPVC sealed unit double glazing. Traditional door leading to the front of the house.
Dining Room14'10" x 10'6" (4.52m x 3.2m). With a wood burning Morso stove. Sandstone flagged flooring with exposed beams, an electric radiator and UPVC sealed unit double glazing.
Kitchen11'1" x 15'1" (3.38m x 4.6m). With doors leading to the lounge, pantry and yard at the rear. A range of fitted oak units with Corian worksurfaces swooping around to create a breakfast bar. Incorporating a range of built in appliances including dishwasher, fridge, electric oven and Induction hob. Additional aga Cooker and a single drainer sink unit. Sandstone flagged flooring with exposed beams and UPVC sealed unit double glazing.
Pantry15'6" x 7'5" (4.72m x 2.26m). With a door leading to the rear hallway. Sandstone flooring and UPVC sealed unit double glazing.
Rear Hallway With doors leading to the downstairs shower room and pantry and stairs leading to the first floor to a separate bedroom.
Shower Room With a fitted three piece suite comprising low suite WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle.
Staircase Curved, stone staircase from the lounge to the first floor leading to a long house style landing with access to the three main bedrooms and bathroom.
Bedroom 115'2" x 12'3" (4.62m x 3.73m). Wooden flooring with exposed beams, an electric radiator and UPVC sealed unit double glazing.
Bedroom 29'1" x 11'4" (2.77m x 3.45m). Wooden flooring with an electric radiator and UPVC sealed unit double glazing.
Bedroom 315'8" x 11'4" (4.78m x 3.45m). Wooden flooring with an electric radiator and UPVC sealed unit double glazing.
Bathroom11'4" x 9'7" (3.45m x 2.92m). A four piece suite comprising of a free-standing bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low suite WC. Airing cupboard housing the immersion heater for the hot water. Wooden flooring and UPVC sealed unit double glazing.
Bedroom 416'6" x 15'11" (5.03m x 4.85m). Accessed from the rear hallway, the former Hired Lads room. Wooden flooring with exposed beams and trusses and UPVC sealed unit double glazing. With its own staircase and exterior access, ideal as an annexe for a teenager or dependant relative.
Outside The property sits well in a rectangular block of field and paddocks with formal gardens adjoining the property and a hardstanding courtyard to the rear of the house.
Main Barn L Shaped with a steel construction linking with an adjoining stone store. Power, water and light with sliding doors offering full height machinery access. The barns full planning permission granted by the Lake District National Park, with only minimal design restrictions, for conversion to create an additional, stunning 4 bedroomed home. Please enquire for further information.
Former Piggery17'8" x 16'5" (5.38m x 5m). Separated to create an enclosed store with additional covered vehicle parking to the side.
Detached barn45' x 22'6" (13.72m x 6.86m). Steel construction on a concrete base. Separate access to the main house from the lane to the side.
Touring Caravan Park To the front of the property, adjacent to the road, there is an area of the meadow providing seven hardstanding bays with seven electricity hook-up points. The site has a healthy number of repeat users and could be expanded to create a useful, additional income stream.
Mains electric and water are connected but have not been tested. Drainage to a septic tank. Superfast broadband connection established to the property, 4G phone coverage available.