Ainstable, Carlisle
Guide price £525,000

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Property Description

  • Beautiful 4 bedroom 1600 sqft period home
  • Sits in around 2 acres in an elevated position
  • Desirable village location at the foot of the pennines
  • No Onward Chain
  • Traditional kitchen with pantry, boot room and utility
  • 4 Double bedrooms
  • Elevated position with wonderful views
  • Established gardens to front and rear
  • Large detached garage/outbuilding & conservatory
  • Includes over 1 acre of woodland


Sitting on an elevated 2-acre plot with stunning countryside views, this charming period home is located on the edge of the popular village of Ainstable with a large detached garage/workshop and a large area of woodland to the side and rear.  Ready to move into and offered with no onward chain, Towngate Cottage is beautifully presented throughout and boasts many period features and plenty of charm, having feature fireplaces, beams, exposed stone walls, and some mullion windows.

Internally, on the ground floor there is a light filled entrance hallway with a lovely, exposed stone wall, a traditional kitchen with quality fitted cabinetry, character filled lounge with a dual sided wood burning stove, dining area with a feature fireplace housing a wood burning stove, pantry, cloakroom, boot room and utility room. The first floor comprises four double bedrooms with the master bedroom having an impressive vaulted beamed ceiling, family bathroom and a separate shower room. Off the first-floor landing there is an additional snug space making this a flexible home for a variety of needs, with most of the bedrooms having open countryside views towards the village.
Externally, the property itself sits on a plot of around 2 acres with a large woodland area, gated driveway with a grassed parking area for a number of vehicles, a substantial private lawned cottage style garden to the front and rear which is bordered by an abundance of flowering plants, bulbs, shrubs and trees. To the rear there is a large detached garage/outbuilding providing storage for a number of vehicles with an attached workshop to one side and a conservatory to the other side, a perfect sociable space which would perhaps be suitable for a hot tub or to create an office space, ideal for working from home.  
Subject to the relevant planning consents this home would make a wonderful lifestyle opportunity with the options to work from home or conv

Entrance Hallway
Part glazed wooden front door leads through into an impressive entrance hallway having an exposed stone wall, a beamed ceiling, carpeted floor, window overlooking the front garden, radiator, wall lighting and a dual sided wood burning stove. Doorways lead through into the lounge and dining room, and there is an opening leading through into the inner hallway.

A beautiful light filled room with dual aspect windows overlooking the front and side gardens, beamed lintels, a beamed ceiling, a feature fireplace with a dual sided wood burning stove sitting on a sandstone hearth, wall lighting, radiators and a carpeted floor.

Dining Room
A good sized dining room having a beamed ceiling, feature stone alcoves with shelving space, window overlooking the front aspect with a beamed lintel, central ceiling light, radiator and a carpeted floor. In the heart of the room there is a large wood burning stove sitting in a sandstone fireplace with a wooden mantel and a stone plinth.

Fitted with a range of cream Shaker style wall and base units with complementary tiling and work surface, 1.5 stainless steel sink with a chrome mixer tap, two windows overlooking the rear aspect, both with wooden lintels and one with a stone mullion surround. Original beamed ceiling with meat hooks, LED lighting, lino flooring and a radiator. Space for a slimline dishwasher, space for an electric oven with extractor fan over and space for a 3/4 fridge/freezer.

Inner Hallway
Storage cupboard under the stairs which is currently used as a wine cellar.

Window to the rear aspect, houses the electric consumer unit, worktop space with shelving over and lino floor (a perfect area for storage and white goods.)

Boot Room
Houses the water tank, space for a washing machine and further white goods, storage space, central ceiling light, lino floor, a part glazed door leading out into the rear garden with a wooden lintel above, a wooden doorway leading through into a narrow storage cupboard, a doorway leading to the cloakroom and a further doorway leading through into the utility.

Houses the oil boiler, a garden style sink having a tiled splash back and a range of fitted cabinets, storage space, a beamed ceiling with meat hooks and lighting.

Part wooden panelled walls with a low level WC, wash hand basin with a tiled splash back, lino flooring, radiator and wall lighting.

First Floor Landing
Stone staircase with a wooden balustrade leads up to the first floor landing having a window with a beamed lintel, wall lighting, beamed ceiling, radiator and doorways leading through into the four bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room. Snug space which is a sizeable area perfect for a sofa and TV, having a window overlooking the rear garden and a radiator.

Bedroom One
An impressive space having a vaulted ceiling, ceiling lighting, sash windows overlooking the front and side aspect with wooden window ledges and radiators under, fitted bookcases, wooden flooring and a wooden door which leads through into a sizeable storage cupboard.

Bedroom Two
A large double room having a sash window overlooking the front aspect with a wooden window seat, coving, ceiling light, radiator and a carpeted floor.

Bedroom Three
A double size room having a sash window overlooking the front aspect with a wooden window seat, coving, ceiling light, a non-working feature fireplace with a stone hearth, radiator and a carpeted floor.

Bedroom Four
A small double having a window to the rear aspect with a wooden window seat, stone wall feature, fitted bookcase, radiator and a carpeted floor.

Family Bathroom
A great sized room located at the top of the stairs having an exposed stone wall, a white bath, white wash hand basin and white low-level WC. Part wooden panelled walls, window overlooking the rear aspect with a beamed lintel, beamed ceiling, storage cupboard housing the pressurised hot water tank, radiator and a carpeted floor.

Shower Room
Walk-in shower with a splash back, sink built into a tiled unit with an illuminated mirror above, ceiling light, radiator and a carpeted floor.

The property sits on a 2-acre plot having a gated access at the front which leads up to a lawned parking area at the side; this access is also a public footpath which extends up the side of the plot and is used for general public walking the local area but is not a well-used path.
To the front there is a beautiful cottage style garden which sits in an elevated position overlooking the village and the far-reaching countryside. The area to the side of the house features raised shrubs and trees. At the rear there is a garden laid mainly to lawn with established trees and shrubs, a garage/outbuilding and a lean-to garden storage space. At the side and rear of the property there is an area of woodland incorporating a pond which is a haven for wildlife and beautifully planted with spring bulbs. This area is perfect for those looking for an idyllic country life.

A large building with breeze block construction and render, high ceiling with mezzanine storage, an electric up and over door and provides parking for up to four vehicles.
ATTACHED WORKSHOP- A window to the side aspect and an external door, this is a great workshop space if working from home and with the relevant planning consents could possibly become living accommodation.
ATTACHED CONSERVATORY- Glazed panels on three sides and a polycarbonate roof, a tiled floor and wall lighting.

Mains Electric and Drainage.
Septic tank.
Oil fired central heating.
All external doors and majority of windows within the property are double glazed.
A public footpath runs from the driveway gate along the boundary edge, past the woodland and into the fields beyond. This is used for general public walking the local area but is not a well-used path.

EPC And Council Tax Band
Council Tax Band - E

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Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 9RE
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 32965011