Loweswater, Cockermouth
Guide price £500,000

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Property Description

  • 4 bedroom detached barn conversion
  • Superb elevated position, close to Loweswater
  • In need of renovation in parts
  • Open plan Kitchen diner
  • 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite shower & dressing area
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Utility room and
  • Gardens with numerous terrace areas
  • Panoramic views from many of the windows
  • Further development potential (subject to planning consents)

Enjoying majestic views of the dramatic Lakeland Fells in every direction, this wonderful 4 bedroom detached barn conversion sits just a short distance from Loweswater, Lorton and Cockermouth. Partially renovated by the current owners and in need of refurbishment in parts,  this property is your chance to put your own stamp on your home where every window frames the superb, panoramic and uninterrupted mountain views. 
Internally there is a large, sociable open plan living/dining kitchen opening out through French Doors to the rear and onto the garden to the front.  There is a large flexible use lounge currently used as a bedroom with adjoining bathroom but is large enough to be split into 2 rooms, both enjoying Lakeland fell views to the front.  In addition, on the lower ground floor, there is a spacious utility room and WC.  On the first floor there are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom, with the master bedroom suite having a dressing/lounge area and a stylish ensuite shower room.  The fourth bedroom has a glazed door to the side and a quirky mezzanine level and could be used as a snug/home office, playroom or gym, with independent access. The opportunities are endless.
Externally there is a large parking area to the front with a number of attractive terraces, perfect to sit and enjoy the magnificent view to the front and side and plenty of space to create a garden area to the front and side.  To the front there is a pretty terrace and lawned garden , bordered by established trees and shrubs, giving privacy but still allowing the garden to enjoy the views
Sitting on the edge of a cluster of 6 properties, ideally located between close to Cockermouth and Keswick, close to Lorton and Loweswater with a vast array of local amenities, leisure facilities and tourist attractions on your doorstep. The nearby A66 provides excellent transport links to Penrith, South Lakes, West Coast and gives easy access to M6 and the West Coast mainline at Penrith. 
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Enter through a part glazed door into the kitchen/dining area with Lakeland slate flooring extending all the way through, in the kitchen area there is a range of wall and base units in a white gloss cabinet with a dual sink with chrome mixer tap, space for a Range cooker with extractor fan over, space for white goods, space for a tall freestanding fridge freezer, ceiling lighting. Extending through into the dining area there is ample space for a large dining table with pendant ceiling lighting, a staircase leading to the first floor, doorway leading into cloakroom, doorway leading into lounge/bedroom 5 and down into the utility room. To the side of the dining area there is a snug style area with large French doors leading out to the side of the property enjoying fantastic views across to the fells and the rear.

With an opaque glazed door into the cloakroom with WC built into a vanity unit with concealed cistern, circular wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap above. Plumbing for washing machine.

Lounge/Bedroom Five
Currently used as a lounge with beamed ceiling, a large set of glazed doors leading out to the front of the property enjoying the views across the Lorton Valley to the far reaching Lakeland fells. This is an impressive space with solid bamboo flooring, track lighting to the ceiling, window overlooking the front elevation, there is a small window and a floor to ceiling window overlooking the front elevation, small window overlooking the rear, painted stone walls, this is a flexible use room with lots of potential. Door leading into wet room.

Wet Room
Fitted with a range of wall and base units in white gloss with complimentary worksurfaces, inset sink with chrome mixer tap, opaque windows x 2 overlooking the rear, wall mounted heated towel rail, WC, wet room flooring, shower boarded walls, large bath with wash hand basin attached, wall mounted fixtures and fittings, under cupboard plinth lighting, central rainfall shower head above the bath.

Utility room
Steps lead down to a understairs storage cupboard and utility room with glazed door leading out to the rear elevation, a range of wall and base units with wash hand basin x 2, space for white goods, Lakeland slate tiled floor, radiator, housing for the hot water tank, electric consumer unit, LED lighting, boot room space.

First Floor Landing
A wooden staircase leads to the first floor landing with inset LED lighting, a bright and airy landing with window overlooking the rear, doorways leading to 4 bedrooms and bathroom.

Fitted with a modern and contemporary bathroom suite comprising of bath with shower screen and rainfall shower head, WC, unique circular wash hand basin set on a wooden shelf, tiled flooring, partially tiled walls, LED lighting, wall mounted illuminated mirror, wall mounted radiator with towel rail, extractor fan, opaque glazed window to the rear.

Bedroom Four
A double room with outstanding views across the front garden and the far reaching Lakeland fells, exposed stone walls painted white, fitted wardrobes, solid bamboo flooring, LED lighting, small window looking out to the side.

Bedroom Three
A good size room with LED lighting, double glazed window overlooking the impressive and imposing fells to the side, fitted wardrobes, solid bamboo flooring, space for desk and book shelf.

Bedroom Two
A unique room with staircase leading up a level and down a level. The upper level has a mezzanine storage/sung area with wooden balustrade and glass sheeting which overlooks the bedroom space, down the steps the space is currently used as a home office and has flexible use options, solid bamboo flooring, dual aspect windows overlooking the rear and side built in cabinetry currently used as a desk space. Doorway leading out to the rear of the property with wonderful views.

Bedroom One
Through an oak door into a seating area with velux window, LED lighting, low level window overlooking the front, ample space for office/dressing room/relaxing space. In the bedroom area there is full wall of wardrobes with sliding doors, velux window, window overlooking the rear, LED lighting, solid bamboo flooring, doorway leading into en-suite.

A modern and contemporary bathroom with walk-in rainfall shower with glass sliding shower screen, vertical radiator with towel rail, tiled floor, WC, wall mounted wash hand basin built into a vanity unit with concealed cistern, LED strip lights, wall mounted mirror.

Mains Water & Electricity
Private Septic Tank Drainage
Air Source Central Heating

EPC & Council Tax Band
EPC- To be confirmed
Council Tax – To be confirmed

Property Information
This home has been partially renovated and the remaining works are to be carried out by the new owner.

Approached by a private driveway leading to a parking area where there is an area of lawn and a number of raised beds, the garden in all directions enjoys fantastic views across the Lorton Valley towards the magnificent Lakeland fells. The garden is vast and has a number of established trees and shrubs and seating areas, perfect to enjoy the wonderful views and sunshine. There is a lean to area to the front which i perfect for storage giving this home a huge amount of flexibility depending on your needs.

Local Occupancy Information
Planning permission was granted in March 2011 (7/2010/2281) with a local occupancy condition, with the Locality defined as five parishes; Lorton, Loweswater, Buttermere, Blindbothel and Lamplugh (area within the national park).

The dwelling-house hereby permitted shall not be occupied otherwise than by a Person with a Local Connection as his or her Only or Principal Home together with the dependents of such a person living with him or her and the widow or widower of such a person.

In this condition the following definitions apply:
'Person with a Local Connection' means an individual who before taking up occupation of the dwelling satisfies one of the following conditions:
i. The person has been continuously resident in the Locality for three years immediately prior to occupation; or
ii. The person has been in continuous employment in the Locality for at least the last 6 months and for a minimum of 16 hours per week immediately prior to occupation; or
iii. The person is a former resident who wishes to return to the Locality having completed a post-secondary (tertiary) education course within 12 months prior to occupation and who immediately prior to attending the course lived in the locality defined for at least three years; or
iv. The person is currently in the Armed Forces, in prison, in hospital or similar accommodation whose location is beyond their control, and immediately before moving to this type of accommodation lived in the Locality for at least three years; or
v. The person needs to live in the Locality because they need substantial care from a relative who lives in the Locality, or because they need to provide substantial care to a relative who lives in the Locality. Substantial care means that identified as required by a medical doctor or relevant statutory support agency; or
vi. The person is a former resident who lived in the Locality for three years and then lived outside the Locality defined for social and/or economic reasons and is returning to live in the Locality defined within three years of the date of their departure.
'Locality' shall mean the administrative area of the Parishes of; Lorton, Loweswater, Buttermere, Blindbothel and Lamplugh (area within the national park).
An 'Only or Principal Home' is a dwelling-house which is occupied continuously for a minimum period of six months in every twelve month period. For the avoidance of doubt the dwelling shall not be occupied as a second home or for holiday letting accommodation.

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.

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Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0RR
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 32964820