Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Family Room | Dining Room | Utility Room | Ground Floor WC | Principal Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Second Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Two Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom
Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Snug | Kitchen/Dining Room | Family Room | Breakfast Room | Play Room | Ground Floor Shower Room | Principal Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | Second Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Three Further Bedrooms | Potential Bedroom Suite
Double Garage | Extensive Parking | Two Storey Outbuilding/Store | Barbecue Hut | Gardens | Orchard | Pond | Beck | Agricultural Land of Around 21 Acres | Around 25.23 Acres in All
The Greaves comprises a fabulous newly constructed, high specification detached house, a substantial former farmhouse as ancillary accommodation, range of traditional outbuildings and around 21 acres of good agricultural land. The wonderful riverside setting within the Lake District National Park offers peace, tranquility and privacy whilst having excellent access to the A66/M6 and West Coast mainline within minutes. In all the property extends to over 25 acres.
Bluebell House is a superb four bedroom new build with a contemporary Lakeland appearance that takes in a mix of crisp, white rendering and exposed Westmorland slate walls. The internal layout has been designed with modern living requirements to the fore, with bright and airy open plan living spaces. Sleek, stylish fixtures and fittings combine with an exceptional specification to create a hugely desirable home. Full height glazing brings swathes of natural light and frames across the gardens and beyond. Luxurious underfloor heating runs throughout the ground floor, with radiators to the first floor.
The expansive sitting room flows into the kitchen/family room and onwards to the dining room, with the whole space seamlessly connecting yet still offering well-defined areas. Sitting centrally within the kitchen/family room is a striking multifuel burner on a slate hearth. Bi-fold doors open to the patio and gardens, and an atrium roof illuminates the room. The gorgeous SieMatic kitchen is fitted with quality neff appliances including oven with slide and hide door, induction hob with downdraft extractor, integrated fridge and freezer and twin wine coolers. The kitchen is complemented by a utility room that matches the styling of the kitchen. An office provides a lovely spot to work from home and a useful WC off the entrance hall completes the ground floor accommodation.
The graceful staircase rises from the hall with minimalist design by Richard Burbidge. There are four double bedrooms accessed from the galleried first floor landing. Two of the bedrooms benefit from en-suite shower rooms, whilst the other two bedrooms are served by the family bathroom. All of the bathroom facilities are finished with beautiful Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, fittings and décor creating a luxurious boutique feel. The elevated position of the bedrooms brings wonderful views to enjoy each morning.
The Farmhouse is a substantial and attractive property, formerly a traditional Lakeland farmhouse and now offering hugely generous ancillary accommodation with scope to update and add a personal stamp. There is great versatility with the ground floor accommodation incorporating a variety of reception rooms. The spacious sitting room links to an adjoining former barn with vaulted ceiling that is currently configured as a play room. There is further reception space in the snug and the family room, each with eye-catching exposed beams to the ceiling. The kitchen/dining room is fully stocked with a range of modern appliances and there is yet another cooking and dining option in the breakfast room. A ground floor shower room offers a convenient accessible facility.
There are currently five well-appointed bedrooms arranged across the first floor. The principal bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and WC all wrapped in stylish tiling. Another bedroom benefts from an en-suite shower room with the three remaining bedrooms served by a family bathroom. There is also a huge flexible room that adjoins the bedroom with en-suite shower room, offering the potential to create a huge suite incorporating a bedroom, dressing room and bathroom.
The property as a whole extends to around 25.23 acres including gardens, outbuildings, woodland and excellent agricultural land. Greaves Beck winds peacefully through woodland to offer a tranquil escape from modern life and a haven for wildlife such as deer and squirrels.
The Greaves is approached via a private lane, shared with one neighbour to the north, which sweeps around the farmhouse to a large gravelled parking area. This continues to a block paved parking area for Bluebell House. To one side of parking area are two substantial stone outbuildings. One building offers a double garage whilst the second is a two storey store. There is great potential to develop this outbuilding, subject to the necessary consents.
Both Bluebell House and The Farmhouse have well-maintained gardens. A slate patio area with contemporary lighting wraps around Bluebell House, and lawns encircle a pond before stretching down to the beck. Seasonal bluebells dot the banks of the beck, a colourful display that played a part in the naming of the house. To the rear of the house is a productive orchard. A footpath leads from Bluebell House to a wonderful barbecue hut nestled in one corner of the garden. The Scandinavian style timber hut adds a touch of fun and luxury. This is an amazing spot to entertain in cosy comfort at all time of the year, with a central charcoal barbecue and seating for a host of friends and family.
Private gardens for The Farmhouse incorporate manicured lawns with established borders. Mature trees to the south add to the sense of privacy.
The agricultural land is divided into five well-defined paddocks, extending to around 21 acres. The land is currently used for livestock. All of the paddocks benefit from fenced boundaries, along with good access.
The village of Dacre sits in a picturesque position within the Lake District National Park, just north of Ullswater and only five miles from J40 of the M6. The traditional village has a country pub and a nice community with social events. The area is wonderful for leisure and tourism with lots of walking and sailing nearby.
The regional centre of Penrith is within easy reach and provides comprehensive cultural, educational and recreational opportunities, along with excellent shopping facilities. There are primary schools in the villages of Penruddock, Stainton and Greystoke. There is an excellent choice of secondary schooling nearby with Ullswater Community College, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Keswick School.
For the commuter, the A66 and M6 are both 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.
Pooley Bridge 3.6 miles | M6 Junction 40 Redhills 5.6 miles | Penrith 6.5 miles | Keswick 14.0 miles | Carlisle 24.6 miles
Mains electricity, borehole water (with filters and expansion tank) and sewage treatment plant for both properties. Air source heat pump in Bluebell House. Oil-fired central heating in The Farmhouse.
Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is being sold subject to all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether or not specified within the sales particulars.
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