Middle Bayles Cottage, Alston
Guide price £285,000

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Property Description

  • 2 bedroom Traditional Bastle house
  • Built late 1500's early 1600's
  • With 2 underbarns
  • Packed with history
  • Incredible views
  • Balcony
  • Living room
  • Kitchen diner
  • Bathroom
  • Gardens

Found on the fellside en-route to Hartside and one mile from Alston is this stunning traditional Bastle cottage filled with history and built in the late 1500's / early 1600's, the property has been renovated to an extremely high standard whilst maintaining many of its fabulous original features, including walls, beams and fireplaces. The under barns have been kept in an original state and walking through feels like going back in time! Our current vendors have lovingly restored the property, and combined with the outstanding outlook over Alston Moor this property is unique. There are excellent transport links to the market town of Alston, where there are lots of amenities including school, garages, supermarkets, shops, pubs and cafes. Hexham is only 20 miles away via the A69 and Penrith is close by via the popular A686 route over Hartside

Bastle House - Bastel, Bastle or Bastille houses are a type of construction found along the Anglo-Scottish border and in areas formerly plagued by Border Reivers. They are fortified farmhouses, characterised by security measures against raids. Their name is said to be derived from the French word "Bastille".

Traditional stone steps lead up to a balcony and stable style front door.

With wooden floor, feature fireplace with large multi-fuel stove with original bread oven behind, double glazed windows, mullion window with glazed glass, wooden beams, storage cupboard, stairs to the first floor, door leading into the kitchen.

With beautiful traditional stone step leading into the kitchen with wooden floor, UPVC double glazed sash window to the rear, UPVC double glazed window to the side which flood the room with light, Morso multi-fuel stove set in a feature fireplace, a range of matching base units with wooden work surface, gas stove, plumbing for a washing machine, stainless steel sink with mixer tap over, wooden beams, integrated dishwasher, space for a fridge freezer, radiator.

First Floor Landing
A beautiful bespoke ash staircase leads to the first floor with a split landing where there is a wooden floor, 18th century doors, wooden double glazed window to the side, velux window to the side, radiator, traditional beams, door leading to bathroom, door leading to bedroom 2.

With lino floor, bath, tiled splash back, mains fed power shower, exposed beams, radiator, pedestal sink with wash hand basin, chrome mixer tap over, wall mounted towel heater, WC.

Bedroom Two
With carpeted floor, velux roof window to side, loft access hatch, panelled ceiling, exposed beams.

Bedroom One
With boarded floor, double glazed window to the side, UPVC double glazed sash window to the front, exposed beams, radiator.

To the side there is driveway parking for 2 vehicles, to the front there is a large garden with studio garden room, and balcony. Underneath there are 2 barns with electric and water currently used as storage/workshop.

Mains water, electric and drainage to septic tank.
Solid fuel central heating.

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EPC & Council Tax Band
Council Tax Band - A

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Middle Bayles Cottage
Alston, Cumbria CA9 3BS
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 32964809