Accommodation in Brief
Porch | Reception Hall | Two Bedrooms with En-suite Shower Rooms | Utility | WC
Sitting Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Conservatory | Two Bedrooms | Fifth Bedroom/Office | Bathroom
Integral Garage | Parking | Gardens | Patio | Around 1.96 Acres in All
Shotover stands in an incredible location with truly sensational views from both the house and garden sweeping from Bassenthwaite, over majestic Skiddaw and down to Derwent Water. The property occupies an elevated position on the edge of Braithwaite, a popular village at the foot of the Whinlatter Pass and close to the thriving market town of Keswick.
The living accommodation has been thoughtfully positioned to make the most of the wonderful views, with the sitting room and kitchen/dining room on the first floor to benefit from the elevation. The sitting room has full height glazing filling the room with light and framing the scenes beyond. A woodburning stove sits to one end beneath a lovely wooden mantel. The open plan kitchen and dining room has a country style with extensive fitted Pippy Oak units and a grand gas-fired aga . The dining area has a superb dual aspect. To the rear is the oak framed conservatory by Woodstyle Joinery with a slate roof and access to the rear gardens. There are three bedrooms on the first floor with varying outlooks and the option to use one as an inspiring home office. The bedrooms are served by the family bathroom.
The main entrance to Shotover is on the ground floor through the green slate entrance porch to the reception hall. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, each with an en-suite shower room. One bedroom is currently configured as a games room. A hugely generous utility room provides excellent space for white goods and has access to the integral garage and a useful WC.
To the front of Shotover there is a terraced garden and a private driveway with ample parking that leads to the integral garage with remote controlled up-and-over door, lighting and power. Steps lead up one side of the house to the rear garden whilst a path leads along the front to a patio area. The rear garden is also accessed directly from the conservatory.
The tiered rear garden features a grass area, raiased vegetable beds, fruit trees and well-established plantings. The lovely greenhouse benefits from automatic opening vents and a self-watering system. Continuing up through a fenced area with gate leads to an ample log store and access to further garden which is mainly wild and natural with new tree planting. The views from this stunning point are second to none, capturing Grisedale Pike, Ullock, Binsey, Barf and Bassenthwaite Lake.
The village of Braithwaite sits at the foot of the Whinlatter Pass with the famous Coledale Horseshoe of Grisedale, Causey Pike, High Stile and Barrow behind. The village benefits from a shop, café and inviting country pubs. Keswick is within easy reach with a thriving community and a range of local amenities including a variety of shops, post office, cafes and public houses, together with hotels, banks, garages, library, doctor and dentist surgeries and a market twice a week. The regional centre of Penrith is also accessible and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
There is a primary school in Braithwaite and the property is in the catchment area for Keswick School which offers schooling from 11-18 years.
For the commuter, the A66 is nearby and the M6 is within easy reach for onward travel north and south. Main line rail services are available at both Penrith and Carlisle which provide fast 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.
Keswick 2.8 miles | M6 J40 19.2 miles | Penrith 19.9 miles | Carlisle 29.3 miles