Derwent Bridge House, Cockermouth

Guide Price £565,000

3 Bedroom House For Sale in Derwent Bridge House, Cockermouth

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Derwent Bridge House is a magnificent Grade II listed three storey Georgian townhouse set in approximately one acre of idyllic riverside grounds. The remarkable Georgian and Regency era interiors have been professionally restored and renovated, with stunning period features throughout. The accommodation includes three impressive reception rooms, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms plus additional loft rooms with conversion approval. The property is well located close to Cockermouth town centre amenities and is within easy reach of major transport links and the Lake District National Park.

A comprehensive scheme of river defences were installed at the property during major upgrading works which took place in 2016/17.

The House
The residence was built in around 1765, with the interior upgraded in the Regency style by the Senhouse family in the 1820s. Superb period features remain throughout, including fine Georgian sash windows with shutters, lime plaster and panelled walls and antique cast iron radiators. In recent years the property has been professionally modernised and sympathetically restored, including re-roofing, improved insulation and high specification river defences.

The handsome front entrance leads into the entrance hall with Cumbrian oak flooring and archway leading to the original staircase with oak balustrade. Off the hallway are three opulent reception rooms, presently serving as a drawing room, formal dining room and a study. The beautifully restored drawing room and study both have real gold leaf plasterwork niches and Georgian period Carron cast iron fireplaces, with an antique Italian marble fireplace in the dining room.

To the rear of the ground floor is a spacious dining kitchen with original limestone flags and a mix of freestanding and fitted solid wood painted cabinetry. The kitchen has a spacious informal dining area, an adjoining larder and a door out to the garden. The ground floor is completed by a unique lavatory, themed in a Regency period Egyptian revival style with marble flooring and walls and golf leaf covered ceiling.

The first floor bedrooms have been themed to reflect an eclectic mix of Regency period styles, to include Italian, Chinoiserie and French with stretched fabric and gilt-wood covered walls. The spacious master bedroom has a dressing room and ensuite bathroom and the house bathroom has a luxurious freestanding slipper bathtub and large built in cabinets with a remarkable Greek Allegorical themed mural.  To the second floor is an additional suite of attic/store rooms with planning approval to convert the rooms into additional habitable space, to include a large music room/cinema, an office/ bedroom, a kitchenette and a bathroom.

The Grounds 
High double gates open into a large gravel parking area with an impressive Georgian coach house design garage with workshop above, built in 2013. The rear grounds are split into a formal lawn garden with a 72ft specimen cypress tree and an extensive woodland garden with around 100 metres of idyllic riverbank overlooking the River Derwent and Derwent bridge. Off the back of the residence is a west facing Mediterranean feel patio garden for alfresco dining and entertaining, with surrounding walls providing shelter and privacy. The grounds have CCTV coverage and the property has a monitored burglar alarm system.

Local Area Guide
Cockermouth is a traditional Cumbrian market town set on the banks of the River Derwent.  The residence is located close to the town centre with excellent amenities, including schools, shops, restaurants and lovely riverside park. The town is well located close to the Cumbrian coast and only around one mile from the beautiful Lake District National Park, with iconic lakes, fells and forests. The town is just off the A66 and A595 offering excellent transport links to the North Lakes, Keswick, Carlisle and the town of Penrith with West Coast Main Line train station.

Mains water, gas, drainage & electricity
Gas central heating

Council Tax band: E

Getting to Derwent Bridge House
From the A66 heading west at the main Cockermouth roundabout take the third exit onto A5086 Lamplugh Road. Pass the school on the left and take the left at the traffic lights, pass the church on the right and at the mini roundabout, take the first left and then the next right signposted for Maryport. Go over the bridge and the property is the first house on the left hand side, just next to the river.

Address: Derwent Bridge House, Gote Road, Cockermouth, CA13 0HW

To view: Strictly by appointment only with Fine & Country
Telephone 01768 869007 or email

Property Features

  • Magnificent Grade II listed Georgian townhouse
  • Beautiful Regency Georgian period features
  • Superb plot and gardens around one acre
  • Detached coachhouse and gated parking area
  • Three impressive reception rooms
  • Three bedrooms and two bathrooms
  • Loft rooms with conversion approval
  • Desirable town location close to the Lake District





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