Found in a fabulous position, sat in around 14.9 acres of enclosed paddocks and amenity land in the Northern Fells section of the Lake District National Park, in a secluded setting 10 minutes’ walk from the popular village of Hesket Newmarket, an amazing opportunity to acquire ownership of a newly renovated, well presented, traditional farmhouse.
Stott Ghyll is an excellent example of an 18th century, traditional farmhouse found in this quiet, and highly sought after, section of the Lake District National Park.
A registered smallholding, or ideal for those with an equestrian interest, the property enjoys a private and secluded setting, at the end of its own private driveway, and is surrounded by a selection of well drained, level paddocks, circa 14.9 acres, the house itself being sat in the sheltered valley of the How Beck with an appealing aspect of amenity woodland, wildlife areas and adjacent gardens.
A thorough and sympathetic renovation process has been carried out by our clients of the main house creating a spacious and flexible family home. The recent extension awaits rendering by a new purchaser to their own specification/preference. Permission was granted for a render finish but a new owner may wish to apply to finish the extension in alternative materials such as stone or timber.
Additional plans have also been drawn up and approved for further development of the barn and the building of a detached garage, details here: . Please note, if a prospective purchaser is interested in developing a tourism-related business such as self-catering accommodation or camping pods and huts they must first satisfy themselves that their plans will be acceptable to the LDNP Planning department prior to making an offer to purchase. NB: The attached stone byre/barn cannot be substantially changed from its existing character according to the LDNP Planning authority.
Externally a full programme of hard landscaping and drainage works have been undertaken, along with the installation of a private borehole water supply and new drainage treatment plant, compliant with the current regulations.
Midway down the lane, on the upper level adjacent to the paddocks, a new steel barn has been erected, with power and light. Water is connected and also serves a trough network to the fields. Close by the barn is a Shepherds Hut with elevated decking balcony overlooking the gardens and river valley, giving useful additional guest accommodation. There is also a selection of stores and open sided field shelters.
Perfect as a peaceful family home, the property would have, subject to the necessary permissions, tremendous potential as a site for development for the sympathetic installation of camping pods being close to the villages of High hesket and Caldbeck, and 30 minutes from both Keswick and the market town of Penrith with its transport links to the M6, A66 and West Coast Rail Line.
Entrance HallOak door from the front. Wood effect flooring with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. Oak and glazed staircase to the first floor. Built in cloak cupboard. Separate downstairs WC and wash hand basin.Sitting Room (5.44m x 4.3m)Carpeted with a corner aspect with UPVC sealed unit double glazing. Multi fuel stove in an Inglenook style fireplace with an oak mantle.Kitchen / Diner (8.2m x 5.46m)Triple aspect room with views to the How Beck valley. wood effect flooring and a superb fitted kitchen incorporating a range of gloss units with marble worksurfaces with an inset granite effect sink. AEG appliances including an induction hob, with extractor fan over, dishwasher, double electric oven and twin fridge freezers. Freestanding central island with marble worksurface, breakfast bar and inset sink.Boot Room (4.17m x 2.95m)Wood effect flooring with a freestanding oil powered boiler with pressurised hot water cylinder adjacent for the domestic hot water and central heating (neither this nor any radiators have been tested). Door to the outside. Additional Wc with wash hand basin and potential for conversion to downstairs bathroom.Utility Room (3.28m x 2.44m)Wood effect flooring with a range of fitted units incorporating a stainless steel sink with plumbing for washing machine.Optional Additional Room (5.03m x 4.6m)Partially converted with a concrete floor and UPVC sealed unit double glazing. Connecting door from the entrance hall. Joists in for the ceiling with a connecting door at first floor level to the landing.First Floor LandingOak galleried woodwork to the ground floor below. Built in linen cupboard.Bedroom 1 (6.55m x 5.46m)Carpeted with a corner aspect with UPVC sealed unit double glazing. Radiator. Built in eaves storage and walk in cupboards. Ensuite.Ensuite Shower RoomWith a fitted three piece suite comprising low suite WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Radiator and skylight.Bedroom 25.5m (max) x 4.04m – Carpeted with a radiator and UPVC sealed unit double glazing to gable end. Skylight.Bedroom 3 (5.49m x 4.06m)Carpeted with a radiator and UPVC sealed unit double glazing to gable end. Skylight.Bathroom (3.35m x 2.22m)With a fitted four piece suite comprising low suite WC, wash hand basin, shower cubicle and freestanding bath. Tiled flooring with a radiator and UPVC sealed unit double glazing.Attached Barn (8.84m x 4.6m)Sliding door to the front. Power and light.Detached Barn (10.1m x 9.63m)Recently erected steel barn on a concrete base with electric high level roller door and conventional door to the side. Power and light with separate outside store housing the pump and filters for the borehole water supply.Shepherds HutPower and water supply with balconied decking area overlooking the valley.Nb.There are a number of footpaths crossing the land. Please refer to the plan.