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Westlinton, Carlisle
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Westlinton, Carlisle

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  • Grade II Listed country residence
  • 2.7 acre paddock to the front
  • Outbuildings and barns with development potential (subject to consent)
  • Retains many original features
  • Formal courtyard gardens to the rear
  • Kitchen garden, Orchard and Lawned gardens
  • Traditional Dining Kitchen
  • 4/5 bedrooms
  • 5 reception rooms
  • Excellent transport links
  • Fabulous open countryside views

Firbank is a magnificent and picturesque Grade II Listed country residence filled with Georgian splendour sitting in a rural location close to Carlisle complete with a courtyard, outbuildings, formal courtyard gardens and a 2.7 acre paddock. Dating back to the early 1800's this property has an abundance of character throughout with a grand central staircase, ornate fireplaces, original wooden window shutters, high ceilings and exposed beams. Internally comprising of 5 reception rooms and 4/5 bedrooms, all the living spaces are of generous proportions and would make a wonderful family home. Externally to the rear there is a range of outbuildings and barns sitting around the formal courtyard gardens offering around 5,000 sq ft of further accommodation development subject to consent. To the front is a large lawned garden and the 2.7 acre paddock; to the side is an orchard and kitchen garden. Sitting in a rural yet accessible location, it enjoys beautiful views across open countryside to the Lake District fells to the south and southern uplands to the north. Westlinton is 5 miles from the M6 junction 44 and provides excellent transport links in all directions including the City of Carlisle, the Solway Coast, the Lake District National Park and Scotland.



Approaching into the kitchen through a large wooden door. There is a large and spacious traditional farmhouse style kitchen with a range of wooden fitted wall and base units, green Corian work surfaces, a cream 4 oven oil fired Aga and island unit. There is a storage cupboard housing the electric consumer unit, sash windows overlooking the front and rear elevations, space for a fridge freezer, space for a dishwasher, one and a half bowl sink with stainless steel mixer tap, and quarry tiled floor. There is space for a large dining table. Wooden door leading into the dining room.

Dining Room

This room enjoys views out to the rear courtyard, a large sandstone fireplace with original iron work, exposed brickwork and stone hearth housing a wood burning stove, an original cupboard to the side of the fireplace. Doorway to the entrance hallway.

Entrance Hallway

An impressive and grand entrance hallway with flag stone flooring, ornate cornicing, Georgian archway and dado rail, a sweeping staircase with original iron balustrades and wooden handrail leads to the first floor. Doors lead from the entrance hall out to both the front and rear gardens. There is a door under the stairs down to the wine cellar.

Sitting Room to the front

This room overlooks the front elevation with high ceilings and ornate cornicing, picture rail and wooden flooring, a feature open fire with marble fireplace, sash windows with original working wooden shutters overlooking the front garden and paddock.

Living Room to the front

Currently used as a study and overlooking the front elevation with high ceilings and ornate cornicing, picture rail and wooden flooring, wood burning stove with marble fireplace, book shelving and cabinets built into each side of the fireplace, sash windows with original working wooden shutters overlooking the front garden and paddock.? ?.

Music Room

Sash windows with original working shutters enjoying views over the courtyard, currently used as a music room, this connects the entrance hallway into the sitting room to the side elevation. ?

Sitting Room to the side

This is an impressive room with a high vaulted ceiling and interlocking beams lit by stags' antler chandeliers. The room is flooded with light from two large sash windows, looking out into the private courtyard garden, and a glazed door which leads out to the front garden. There is a beautiful exposed brick fireplace with a large wood burning stove and oak mantle above.


With WC, wash hand basin, flag stone floor, a full wall of fitted shelving and a sash window to the rear elevation.


This is the full length of the entrance hallway and provides useful, equable temperature wine.

First Floor Landing

Up the stairs to a large galleried landing with doors leading to 4 bedrooms and the family bathroom. There is a large picture sash window overlooking the rear courtyard.

Bedroom One

A double bedroom with sash windows overlooking the rear courtyard with steps down into an inner hallway which leads to the en-suite bathroom and a large dressing room / nursery. The bedroom has a large original fireplace.

Dressing Room/Nursery

This is a double room with fitted wardrobes spanning the width of the room, sash window overlooking the rear courtyard.


Contemporary bathroom suite with a stylish freestanding bath and walk in shower, a low-level WC and wash hand basin fitted into the cabinets, heated towel rail, airing cupboard and a sky light bringing light into the room.

Bedroom Two

A double room overlooking the front elevation, original feature fireplace and cornicing.

Bedroom Three

A double room overlooking the front elevation, original feature fireplace and cornicing.

Bedroom Four

A double room overlooking the rear elevation, original feature fireplace and cornicing.

Family Bathroom

This is a modern white bathroom suite with wonderful views out to the front garden and the far-reaching fells. There is a large sash window, a fitted unit for storage, WC and wash hand basin fitted into the cabinets, heated towel rail, the room is partially wood panelled with light oak plank flooring.


Approached by a private gated driveway and into a large parking area with parking for a number of vehicles. There is a beautiful square courtyard with box hedging and a large pond. This is surrounded by a number of outbuildings on all sides. To each side the barns and outbuildings are single storey, to the rear of the courtyard, opposite the main house, the outbuilding is two storey. The current vendors have started to restore these and have fitted some replacement Grade II compatible Georgian bar timber windows and traditional hardwood shed doors, all of which are decorated to a high standard. The barns are currently used for storage but have the potential for conversion into further accommodation subject to consent, a comprehensive application for which has been prepared and submitted. To the front, the garden is mainly laid to lawn with a number of established trees, shrubs and flower beds. To the sides there is a woodland garden, a kitchen garden and an orchard with fruit trees and bushes. Also to the front, beyond the front garden, there is a 2.7 acre paddock. The current owners are in the process of obtaining permission to change alignment of the driveway to the property to approach the house front centrally, through the paddock.


Grade II Listed. Oil central heating. Mains water, electric and septic tank drainage. Working wooden sash windows and radiators in all rooms.


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.


Carlisle CA6 6AQ
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: DBE01637
Lisa Burne
David Britton Estates
P: 01768 881111
PRS Rightmove Zoopla Primelocation