Skelton, Penrith

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Property Description

  • An exciting and rare live/work opportunity
  • Close to Lake District National Park
  • Existing luxury Holiday let business
  • Substantial Four bedroom home
  • Traditional Three bedroom cottage
  • Modern One bedroom Cottage
  • Paddock with further potential (STP)
  • Planning permission granted for agricultural building/polytunnel
  • Beautiful gardens with number of terraces
  • Abundance of parking
  • Workshop/Barn
  • Views to Skelton Church and open countryside
  • Desirable village location
  • Sits in a plot of around 1.38 acres in total

Perfect live/work environment in stunning village location!!! Nestled in the idyllic and rural Cumbrian village of Skelton, Church House is a beautifully renovated period property with well presented cottages surrounded by beautiful open countryside. This is an exciting and rare opportunity as currently all of the properties on the site are being used as luxury holiday accommodation but the main house makes a lovely large family home with an excellent income for those of you looking for a residential opportunity. The properties sit in a total plot of around 1.38 acres, have a substantial amount of parking and the leafy positioning make this an exceptional location to live and enjoy. To the rear, the vendor has planning permission granted to erect a 20ft x 53ft Agricultural building and a 80ft x 52ft polytunnel should a buyer wish to add those, creating further options for further income potential, perfect for pods/yurts (STP)
Church House was fully renovated and completed to a very high standard in 2021 and briefly comprises of a traditional lounge with open fire, second sitting room and an impressive large open plan kitchen/dining room with stunning views onto the rear garden and far-reaching fells, four spacious bedrooms; two with en-suite shower rooms and a stylish family bathroom. It retains many original features yet offers a fabulous mix of traditional and contemporary styling.
Toddles Barn is a traditional 3 bedroom barn bursting with character, charm, exposed beams and has reverse living accommodation.
Precious Barn is a modern one bedroom barn conversion with open plan living space and private garden space to the rear.
Externally the properties sit in private grounds of around 1.38 acres, enjoying superb views over open countryside to the far-reaching fells and include an adjacent paddock, large enclosed lawned garden, a number of patio/terraces, an abundance of private parking, all enjoying the fabulous views across the open countryside. There is also an attached barn which is currently used for storage but has further development potential, subject to planning consents.
The village of Skelton is surrounded by beautiful Cumbrian countryside on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The village offers a popular primary school, church, locally renowned pub and an active village community. This is a popular and desirable area renowned for tourism and staycations, exploring the LDNP with lake Ullswater only a short drive away and the nearby A66 offering easy access to the North Lakes and Keswick.
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Church House

Entrance hallway- Through a large wooden doorway with a glazed archway panel into the grand, light and airy hallway which has part carpet and part lino floor, radiator, dado rail, doors leading to reception room 1 and 2, wooden doors to the cellar and store room, doors to the dining/kitchen and the utility area.


With a large feature fireplace with a stone hearth and an open fire, shelved alcove to the side of the fireplace, large double glazed sash window overlooking the front elevation, radiator, coving, carpeted floor, wooden door leading to the kitchen diner. Handmade local oak shelving

Sitting Room

A flexible use room which is currently used as bedroom 5 but could also be used as a dining room or second sitting room, high ceiling, window overlooking the front elevation, window seat, carpeted floor, radiator, Aga inset multi fuel stove in a wooden surround with a slate hearth.

Utility Room

With a cupboard housing the hot water tank, radiator, housing for a washing machine, fitted base cabinets with worktop above, windows overlooking the rear garden, wooden door leading to the cloakroom.

Shower Room

With LED spotlights, double walk in shower with shower boarding, partially wooden panelled, wash hand basin set into a vanity unit, low level WC, heated towel rail.

Dining/Kitchen/Living Area

This is an impressive large bright and open plan space with door leading into the lounge, in the kitchen area there are LED spot lights, a range of cream wall and base units with wooden effect worktops and splash back, black Montpellier Range cooker, integrated dishwasher, one and a half bowl sink with stainless steel mixer tap, wooden flooring, lots of storage and The kitchen extends into the dining/living area where there are double glazed windows on 2 sides, French doors leading onto the rear patio, boxed window seating, 2 large roof windows, radiator. There is underfloor heating in the dining room extension.

Rear Hallway/Boot Room

Radiator, doorway leading to the rear patio and to the utility room, velux roof light. Utility Room- A perfect area for storage, doors leading to cloakroom, laundry room, plant room and into the attached barn Cloakroom- White wash hand basin and low level WC. Plant Room – Housing the boiler and the pressurised water cylinder for holiday cottages and new extension. Laundry Room- Shelving with a range of base units.

First Floor Landing

Up a carpeted staircase with a wrought iron and wooden balustrade to the spacious first floor landing where there are wooden doors leading to 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom. The staircase has a dado rail, and a large feature window overlooking the rear elevation, radiator.


Bedroom One- A large double room with a window overlooking the rear elevation, window seat, feature alcove with wooden beam feature, wooden door leading to the en-suite, carpeted floor. En-Suite- Walk in shower, rectangular wash hand basin with vanity unit, window overlooking the side elevation and across to the Church, low level WC, heated towel rail, LED lighting. Bedroom Two- A large double room with sash window overlooking the front elevation, radiator, carpeted floor. Bedroom Three- A small double/twin room with a sash window overlooking the front elevation, radiator, carpeted floor. Bedroom Four- A large double room with a sash window overlooking the front elevation, radiator, carpeted floor, wooden doorway into a storage cupboard, wooden doorway leading to the en-suite. En-Suite- Double shower, rectangular wash hand basin with vanity unit, low level WC, heated towel rail, illuminated mirror, LED lighting.

Family Bathroom

A modern yet traditional room with a large free standing bath, double walk in corner shower with shower boarding, oval wash hand basin set onto a vanity unit, low level WC, heated towel rail, LED spotlights and 2 window overlooking the rear elevation.


Full ceiling height with coach house style wooden door leading out to the garden, exposed stone walls, doorway leading out to the side elevation. This space could be used for storage, garage or for further development of the cottage, subject to planning consents . Newly roofed and insulated 6 years ago.


Church House and Cottages sit in a plot of around 1.38 acres in total. To the front there is a pretty walled front garden with a path approaching the front door with established trees and shrubs. To the rear, a gated driveway leads into a large parking gravel parking area. The garden is very private and enjoys beautiful views across open countryside and to the far reaching lakeland fells. The garden is a combination lawn with a stone built seating area set in the centre, a pretty wooden decked area, large paved terrace, all perfect areas to enjoy the evening sun and alfresco dining. There is a paddock beyond the garden which has had planning permission granted to erect a 20ft x 53ft Agricultural building and a 80ft x 52ft Polytunnel should a buyer wish to add those.

Church House Services

All three properties have mains water and electricity and septic tank drainage?All 3 properties share the septic tank which is in the garden of Church House and soaks away into the paddock, this is emptied annually. The hearting is Oil central heating with Underfloor heating in the Dining area and radiators in the rest of the house. Church House has been part reroofed and fully rewired in the last 2 years and new heating system installed. The new heating boiler for church house is sited outside. Solid Hardwood double glazed windows throughout. The windows on front of house, landing and downstairs utility were all new special hardwood with a special coating to not need painted and were fitted approx 4 years ago. The windows in the dining room extension are bespoke metal windows.

Precious Barn

Precious Barn is a 17th century barn and was originally the stables and hayloft for the attached Church House and Toddles Barn which are next door.?Recently renovated in 2021, this modern barn conversion is bursting with character and charm, with comfort and relaxation at the heart of the design. On the ground floor, there is an amazing open plan living/dining/kitchen space, with wood burner and exposed stone fireplace, all looking out through the French doors onto the garden. On the First Floor there is a large double bedroom with views out onto the open countryside, and a contemporary shower room. Externally there is an enclosed low maintenance garden with patio area and a gravelled driveway with parking with ample parking. This property really is precious by name, precious by nature.

Precious Barn Services

Mains water, new separate electric supply, shared septic tank drainage, separate broadband phone line supply Oil central heating and UPVC double glazing.

Toddles Barn

Toddles Barn is an unusual and unique 17th century barn which was originally stables and hayloft for the attached Church House, next door. It retains many charming and original features throughout with traditional stone floors, exposed stone walls and wonderful beams. It is contemporary yet cosy. Internally there are three spacious double bedrooms, one with ensuite facilities. The family bathroom has a country feel with wood panelling, roll top bath and separate power shower. Benefitting from reverse living accommodation, on the first floor is an amazing large social space. The open plan living area has a wood burning stove and the modern kitchen area adds a contemporary feel. There is parking outside the property and a small area for seating and taking in the view after a day out walking.

Toddles Barn Services

Mains water, electric and shared septic tank drainage separate broadband/phone line. Sold Hardwood double glazed windows with a special coating to not need painted installed 6 years ago when converted. Oil central heating.


These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending Purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. The services, systems, and appliances shown may not have been tested and has no guarantee as to their operability or efficiency can be given. All floor plans are created as a guide to the lay out of the property and should not be considered as a true depiction of any property and constitutes no part of a legal contract.

Penrith CA11 9TE
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DBE01426

P: 01768 881111