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With only fell ponies for neighbours and enjoying absolutely breathtaking views of the dramatic Carrock Fell and the Lake District National Park in a secluded and rural position. Many of us dream about a picture perfect house, with land, set at the foot of the mountains within the Lake District National Park and for one lucky buyer this dream could now become a reality! Bannest Hill offers a superb lifestyle opportunity for those looking for an ‘idyllic country life’ and even has commercial/leisure/hospitality potential with the use of the many outbuildings and land, subject to the relevant planning consents.
The magnificent Lakeland steading sits on a substantial plot of around 4 acres with a large, beautifully restored 17thCentury Cumbrian Longhouse with adjoining barns, attached 2 bedroom cottage, two further substantial and part converted detached barns, one currently used as a home office and so much more!A property in this breath-taking location is unlikely to remain on the market for any long period of time and a viewing highly recommended.
The main house itself dates back to the 17th century and retains many charming and period features. Internally there is a traditional dining kitchen with cream oil fired AGA range and central island unit, dining room with original stove fireplace, sitting room, study, large utility room and a cloak room. A sandstone staircase leads to the first floor where there are four double bedrooms, two having ensuite facilities, and a family bathroom. This wonderful home has only had 2 owners in the last 50 years!
The attached 2 bedroom cottage has a lounge/dining room, modern fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms and shower room. The cottage is accessed independently, has a private parking area and a building, currently used for storage, making this home flexible and ideal for multi-generational use or as income/holiday let potential.
Externally the plot extends to around 4 acres grounds and offer the new buyer an idyllic country life with a variety of garden areas. At its heart, there is a beautiful, cobbled courtyard with a number of substantial, part converted barns, all in excellent order and suitable for a range of uses (STP). One barn is currently used as a home office and most used for storage. In addition to this there is a double bay carport, two woodland coppices, a paddock, meadow field, a large, sheltered vegetable garden, orchard and pretty cottage style gardens and much more. The gardens attract a wealth of wildlife with a red squirrel colony, an abundance of birds and tawney owls nesting in the woodland.
Located a short drive from the villages of Hesket Newmarket and Caldbeck and their local amenities, shops, doctor’s surgery, primary school and pubs, excellent transport links and a wealth of leisure activities on the doorstep. Walk out from your garden onto Caldbeck Common and enjoy the panoramic and dramatic scenery all around you. Further amenities are close-by with the market towns of Penrith and Keswick only around 15 miles away.
The heating in the house, cottage and office is by an ETA SH-40kw Log Gasification boiler which has a 20 year index-link commercial feed-in tariff, currently in its ninth year. There is a back up oil boiler, wood burning stoves and an oil fired AGA All barns all have a water connections and electricity is installed through ducts under the cobbled courtyard for easy maintenance. There are two electricity meters but only one is currently in use. The other would be helpful for further development. There are two satellite dishes attached to the cottage, one for Sky television and one for satellite broadband. There is also an aerial for wireless broadband. Commoners rights give the future owner grazing rights for sheep or horses on Caldbeck common.
Bannest Hill Council Tax - D Bannest Hill Cottage Council Tax - B Bannest Hill EPC – TBC Bannest Hill Cottage EPC - D
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