Recently refurbished to a high standard including new kitchen, shower room, internal doors, newly decorated throughout and newly fitted carpets, an excellent purpose built, two bedroomed ground floor apartment. The area of woodland to the side and rear is available through further negotiation at a price guide of £20,000.
The property forms part of a small development discreetly positioned within the village. Mature trees have been retained and a small stream, over which the approach road crosses, flows through the site.
The apartment is an imaginatively designed building, predominantly stone faced, covered with Westmorland slate and providing two bedroomed accommodation. There are fine views to the rear across woodland. The property would make a lovely retirement home but would also be suitable for the first time buyer or for use as holiday accommodation.
Orton now lies within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and yet is still a relatively undiscovered village which is about 20 minutes’ drive from Penrith/Kendal and having excellent access to the M6 motorway at junctions 38 and 39. Alfred Wainwright at one time considered living here and it was undoubtedly one of his favoured villages. In his book “Westmorland’s Heritage”, he writes: “Orton is one of the loveliest of Westmorland’s villages, a delightful rural settlement built around a central green with two streams crossed by many footbridges and having numerous venerable buildings and a fine church on a hill overlooking tranquil countryside.”
The area has excellent access to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, both within less than half an hour’s drive.The village itself has retained many of the services lost in recent years by other rural communities. There is a village school, shop/po, surgery, inn, tearooms, church, chapel, small chocolate factory/tearooms producing a now famous range of fine handmade chocolates, and extremely popular farmers’ market held on the second Saturday of each month.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Electric central heating. The telephone is installed subject to BT regulation. Double glazed timber windows. The property is leasehold. The Freehold is owned by the Residents’ Association, each member owning a one-sixth share. There is a maintenance charge of approx. £300 per annum.
From Kirkby Stephen take the A685 to Tebay/M6,12 miles. Take the third exit at the roundabout for Old Tebay and Orton. Proceed along the road to Orton, about 3 miles. Take the first right in the village over the stream and turn right into Frankland Park. The flat lies on the left hand side. A 'For Sale' sign has been erected for identification purposes.
Leading to living / dining room.
6.18m x 4.07m (20' 3" x 13' 4")
Open fire set in stone surround and hearth, two night storage heaters, TV and telephone points.
2.47m x 1.98m (8' 1" x 6' 6")
Newly fitted with a range of white fronted wall and base units with complementary work surfacing incorporating stainless steel sink and drainer unit with tiled splashbacks. Integrated electric oven with hob and extractor over, plumbing for washing machine and space for fridge.
Built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, separate walk-in storage cupboard.
Newly fitted with W.C wash hand basin and large fully tiled shower cubicle with electric shower, extractor fan, shaver point and light, heated towel rail and part tiled walls
3.79m x 3.15m (12' 5" x 10' 4")
Built in cupboards, night storage heater.
3.17m x 2.10m (10' 5" x 6' 11")
Built in cupboard, night storage heater, door to rear garden.
To the front is offroad parking for one vehicle. A pedestrian walkway leading to the rear comprises a lockable store and to the rear, the garden is laid to lawn with concrete footpath.
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