Guide Price £525,000
Stonehouse Farm is a detached early Victorian farmhouse on superb plot with beautiful gardens, Lakeland fell views, stables and outbuilding. The main house has three bedrooms and an attached barn has been converted into a generous two bedroom annex, offering flexible accommodation options.
The property is located mid way between the Northern Lake District and the Solway Coast AONB, with the A596 offering easy access to Wigton, Carlisle and the West Cumbrian Coast.
The main house is believed to date back to 1842 and has retained much of its original charm and grandeur. The front entrance has a wonderful arched door surround and leads into a vestibule area with sandstone flagged floor. At the heart of the property is a spacious L shaped sitting room, with the main living area having an ornate cast iron open fireplace and a sandstone feature arch. There is a ‘snug’ area to other end of the room with fitted oak cabinetry and a sandstone fireplace. Off the sitting room is a large west facing conservatory with French doors out to the garden patio. The property has a wonderful farmhouse kitchen with bespoke solid wood fitted cabinets and built in double oven and hob. There is a breakfast area and characterful exposed beams with hanging hooks. Off the kitchen is a utility room with fitted units and external door out to the garden. The ground floor is completed by a shower room and a central hallway with access to the barn conversion.
A grand Victorian staircase with feature window leads to the first floor landing. The main house has three generous bedrooms with the front two bedrooms having original ornate fireplaces and exceptional views of the surrounding countryside and Skiddaw fell range. The opulent house bathroom has a solid oak vanity unit, a luxurious bath with shower attachment and a separate walk-in shower.
Adjoining the house is a flexible use two storey barn conversion, which could serve as an extension of the main accommodation or as a self contained multi-generational annex. To the ground floor is an entrance hall/utility and study, with adjoining garages offering potential for further converted rooms. To the first floor are two bedrooms, shower room, kitchen with bespoke fitted cabinets and a large dining/living area, which extends to seven metres and has elevated views of the surrounding countryside.
In the garden
Stonehouse Farm is approached via a single track lane leading to a large gated gravel parking area. There are two garages, three stables and an open fronted sandstone outbuilding. The property is surrounded my magnificent gardens, with the large west facing back garden having lawn, mature specimen trees and patio with sandstone BBQ and cooking area for alfresco dining and entertaining. To the front and side of the farmhouse are further gardens, with fruit trees, lawns, vegetable beds and a pergola archway leading down to a sunken patio.
Stonehouse Farm is a wonderful country retreat surrounded by open countryside and located mid way between the Northern Lake District and the Solway Coast AONB. The market town of Wigton is around four miles way with shops, restaurants, train station and OFSTED ‘outstanding’ accredited secondary school. The property is set back from the A596, which offers easy access to the coast and the city of Carlisle, with further amenities and West Coast Main Line station with direct connections to London, Glasgow and other major cities.
Enjoy an evening meal or a social drink at The Greyhound Inn in the nearby village of Bromfield. The Brayton Park leisure resort with restaurant is a short drive away, with a range of places to eat and drink in Wigton and Aspatria. A little further afield treat yourself to a meal at Dalston Hall or at the award winning Viceroy restaurant in Carlisle.
Enjoy a day out in the beautiful Lake District. Bassenthwaite is the closest lake, set against the backdrop of Skiddaw fell. Apart from the scenery, attractions include the Lake District Wildlife Park, The Lakes Distillery, Mirehouse and Armathwaite Hall (with luxurious spa!).
Just a few miles away is the Medieval town of Wigton with Georgian style buildings set around the market place fountain. The town is on the Cumbrian Coast railway line, leave the car at home and take in the beautiful coastal scenery by train.
Mains water and electricity
Oil central heating
Septic tank drainage
Council Tax band: D
Getting to Stonehouse Farm
From Carlisle take the A595, go over three roundabouts taking the third exit for A596 and continue along this road for approximately ten miles. Take the right hand turn onto a single track after the sign for Bromfield and follow the lane to the property, over a cattle grid.
Address: Stonehouse Farm, Scales, Wigton, CA7 3NW
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