Cosy farmhouse on slopes of Skiddaw


A former farmhouse on the lower slopes of Skiddaw, near Bassenthwaite, Keswick, is available with Cumbrian Properties for £700,000.

The detached accommodation was totally modernised in 2002, with underfloor heating throughout, triple glazing and dry-lined insulated walls. In 2008 a high-standard home office was added.

Low Melbecks House is spacious with a flexible layout and two staircases that would enable conversion into two properties if required.

The home is located over a gated single track and enjoys views from almost every window over the cottage-style garden with meandering stream to the nearby Skiddaw and Ullock Pike and more distant views of Whinlatter and Grisdale Pike.

The entrance hallway is fitted with Lakeland slate flooring.

Bedroom one has a glazed door to the back garden, providing views to Skiddaw and Ullock Pike.

An open-plan dressing room leads to the en-suite bathroom facilities which incorporates a five-piece suite with free standing bath, wash basin, toilet, bidet and shower. Doors lead to the back garden.

A second bedroom has a window overlooking the side garden and door to an en suite wet room which is fully tiled with a shower, toilet and hand basin.

There is a ground-floor cloakroom with toilet and wash basin.

On the first-floor landing is walk-in under-eaves storage, a window with views and an entrance to the open-plan living room/kitchen.

This is a large room which could easily provide a guest wing or holiday rental property, subject to relevant planning approval.

In the living room are three cruick beams in the vaulted ceiling, Velux rooflights, halogen spotlights and a door to a Juliet balcony, where there are views of Ullock Pike, Skiddaw, Whinlatter and Grisdale Pike.

Fitted with a range of units, the kitchen has an integrated fridge, microwave, induction oven and hob and dishwasher.

A ground-floor sitting room includes a modern beamed ceiling, fireplace, windows looking out to the front and door with steps up to the breakfast kitchen.

The breakfast kitchen has a range of units, electric oven with induction hob and illuminated extractor above, microwave, fridge/freezer and a door outside.

Double doors lead out to the garden and a further door leads to the utility room, which has a full wall of kitchen units, washing machine and dishwasher.

A second staircase leads from the kitchen to the first floor.

Bedroom three contains a vaulted beamed ceiling and looks out to the front of the property.

The bathroom has a shower over the bath, hand basin and toilet and benefits from a vaulted beamed ceiling with Velux rooflight.

Bedroom four includes a fitted wardrobe.

The fifth bedroom has a beamed ceiling and looks out over the back garden.

Outside is a detached double garage with electrics, light, water, power and remote-controlled door.

At the back is a detached garden store and steps down from the parking area to the gardens.

The cottage-style garden has a lawn on the banks of a meandering stream. A bridge across the stream leads to a seating area which boasts stunning views over the adjoining fields.

Accessed from the kitchen is a raised flagged patio terrace with additional bridge over the stream.

The pathway bordering the stream leads to the recently constructed home office, with full-height triple-glazed windows.

At the back of the garage is a parking area.

For further information contact Cumbrian Properties on 017687 73066.

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 9:32AM
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