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Located in the Lake District National Park and in the heart of the Lowther Valley is the village of Helton. Town End occupies a highly desirable elevated position with outstanding views over the Lowther valley. It is a beautiful four bedroomed Grade II Listed Cumbrian longhouse. Siting on approx. 1 acre and dating back to 1667, this family home also benefits from a number of stone buildings including a large attached barn and a large south facing garden The property boasts many original period features and plenty of charm throughout with feature fireplaces, exposed beams, parquet flooring and mullion windows. Internally there is a light filled entrance hallway with parquet flooring, spacious traditional farmhouse kitchen with quality fitted oak cabinetry and oil fired AGA, a character filled living room with wood burning stove and feature fireplace and a further sitting room with dual aspect views and a multi fuel stove. There is also a study, downstairs cloakroom and utility room, with further cabinetry and door leading the rear courtyard. The first floor comprises of four double bedrooms and two separate shower rooms, with most of the bedrooms having views to the east across the valley, down to the river Lowther. Externally there is a large gated parking area for a number of vehicles, a substantial private lawned garden which features an abundance of shrubs, trees and flowering plants, water feature, vegetable garden plus a summerhouse. There are a number of raised sandstone terraces and rockeries to the front and side to enjoy outstanding views across the Lowther Valley and Knipe Scar. Adjoining the property there are a number of barns including the original bothy/byre, a large barn with hayloft, wood store, tack room and a three bay stable with original stalls. Helton village is located at the bottom of Helton Fell with breath-taking elevated views and is surrounded by open countryside and bridleways, making it an ideal location for horse riding, biking and walking directly onto the fell. The popular Lakeland village of Askham is just one mile away with two pubs, village store, outdoor heated swimming pool and the award winning Askham Hall Hotel and restaurant. There are excellent transport links with the A6, M6 and town of Penrith are only a short drive away.
Enter through a new bespoke oak/part glazed front door, Italian tiled floor leading into original parquet flooring. At the opposite end of the hallway, there is another bespoke oak/part glazed door leading to a covered porch and access to the village road. The parquet flooring leads through to the living room. Electric consumer box is located above the doorway in the hallway.
Wooden door into the living room with full parquet flooring and partially covered with carpet. Original mullion windows with window seat, original exposed beams, wall lighting, radiator, wood burning stove with wooden fireplace and a sandstone hearth. This room has many original features including a fitted bookcase, originally the old bread cupboard and a feature alcove with stone lintel, which was the original fire window.
Large stone feature fireplace with multi fuel stove sitting on sandstone hearth, original exposed beams, dual aspect double glazed windows facing both east and south, wall lighting, radiator, carpeted floor.
Retaining many original features including ceiling hooks, exposed beams, original wooden pantry cupboard, Moben oak kitchen with a range of wall and base units, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, stone feature fireplace with tiled splashback housing a red oil-fired Aga. There is a window seat overlooking the front east facing elevation with window shutters, a radiator and a wall mounted corner cupboard. Italian tiled floor. Wooden doors leading to a study and cloakroom and on the other side of the kitchen there is a wooden door and steps down to the utility room.
Dual aspect windows one with original shutters, original stone sconce, carpeted floor, radiator. Wooden door leading to cloakroom.
White low level WC, small hand basin, storage cupboard, lino floor, ceiling light.
Entrance from the cobbled courtyard into the utility area through a traditional wooden door.
Loft access hatch, housing for Worcester oil boiler, radiator, a range of wall and base units, housing for washing matching, tumble dryer and dishwasher, sink unit and window overlooking the patio to the front elevation. Steps leading up into the kitchen.
Under stairs storage cupboard, staircase to the first floor landing. Large double glazed feature window and loft access hatch in the ceiling.
Wooden door leading into a large double room, exposed beamed ceiling, double glazed windows x 2 overlooking the front elevation and the Lowther Valley, radiator x 2, banked wall of fitted wardrobes, carpeted floor.
Wooden door leading into a double room with beamed ceiling, window with window seat overlooking the front elevation, radiator, carpeted floor.
Contemporary style double walk-in shower, small feature window overlooking the front elevation, white hand basin, low level WC, radiator, beamed ceiling, Quickstep flooring. Loft access hatch and extractor fan. The shower rooms were replaced in 2012.
Contemporary style double walk-in shower, beamed ceiling with extractor fan, window overlooking the front elevation, Quickstep flooring, white wash hand basin, low level WC, radiator, shelved airing cupboard with water tank.
Wooden door with steps down into the original apple store with beamed ceiling, small picture window to the side elevation, radiator and carpeted floor.
Wooden Door leading into a large double room with a large carved sandstone feature fireplace, dating back to 1672, listed in the national monuments of Westmorland. The fireplace is blocked off. Beamed ceiling, windows overlooking the front elevation and original storage cupboard.
Externally, Town End sits in approx. 1 acre of grounds, it is approached by a gated driveway with an abundance of parking. From the driveway there are wide steps upto an elevated sandstone and slate terrace leading to the front door. To the south end of the house is a raised gravel garden with views of the valley. To the front is a large garden which is mainly laid to lawn and is bordered by stone walls and established bushes and shrubs. There are further patio areas where you can sit and enjoy the view over the Lowther Valley, a summer house, a vegetable garden and a pond. The driveway gives access to the barns which adjoin the house, these are attached to each other and include the following: the original 2 storey bothy/byre which currently houses a double oil tank, a large barn which is approx 72' long with hayloft, the original sheep/calf pens with original lime washed wooden and sandstone partitions with cobbled floor, a tack room, a three bay stable room with original stalls. The outside sandstone steps lead up to a workshop and hayloft over the stables. All outbuildings have an electricity supply. The outside space is completed by two old pig styes, now containing the wood store and BBQ storage area. Next to this an old outside two seater WC.
Oil fired central heating, mains water and drainage, private septic tank. New electricity box with a smart meter and a pressurized hot water system, installed in 2012. BT Landline.
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.
David Britton Estates
15 Old London Road