Wickersgill, Penrith
Guide price £525,000

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Property Description

  • Detached former School House
  • Elevated position overlooking the Lake District National Park
  • Accommodation arranged over split levels
  • Well presented and spacious throughout
  • Modern and traditional feel
  • Four good size bedrooms with three en-suites
  • Family bathroom
  • Open plan lounge/dining area
  • A beautifully fitted kitchen with a large island and a WOLF stove
  • Garden room enjoys wonderful views across towards the Lakeland Fells

This incredible family home sits in an elevated position overlooking the Lake District National Park with breath-taking views to the rear.  This home has been extended over the years to create an architecturally interesting home in an accessible location close to the popular village of Shap. Immaculately presented throughout and arranged over split levels this home has generous proportions and combines traditional features with modern additions.  This former school has been lovingly restored and maintained to provide a generous family home with split living accommodation, perfect for those looking for a family home and also for those looking for Airbnb or holiday cottage-type properties. 
At the heart of the home there is a magnificent, elevated sitting room with full glazed panels and balcony overlooking the panoramic, open countryside views, the perfect place to enjoy the evening sunsets. Internally with almost 2500sq.ft of living accommodation, this impressive home has flexible living spaces with three very large bedrooms; all with ensuites with the master bedroom also having a sunroom, study, family bathroom, a large lounge with beamed ceiling and wood burning stove and a wonderful, fitted kitchen complete with a WOLF stove and utility room, all in addition to the wonderful lounge to the rear. 
Externally approached by a gated, sweeping driveway, there is ample, paved parking to the side, double garage, and gardens on all four sides with lawned area, terraces and raised beds. 
Located just a short distance from both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park and sitting south of the village of Shap which offers an excellent range of local amenities, shops, schools, swimming pool and a number of pubs. School House sits approximately a three-minute drive from Junction 39 of the M6 motorway and has links to the West Coast Mainline via Penrith. The A6 which sits to the front of the property provides excellent links directly to the historic town of Kendal.

Entrance Hallway
Part glazed wooden door opens into the entrance hallway having a wall of storage cupboards, a tiled floor, a door opening into a utility area and an oak staircase which leads up to the first floor living area.

Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room
A lovely oak staircase leads up to an impressive open plan lounge/dining room.
The Lounge area has double-glazed dual aspect windows to the side and to the front of the property, fantastic, beamed features, wood burning stove sitting on marble hearth with a wooden lintel, space for an inset TV, three radiators and wooden flooring.

The dining area has a double-glazed window to the front aspect, further beams, wooden flooring, ornate panelling features spanning the whole width of the property which is an historical part of the original School House. The dining area overlooks a mezzanine level into the kitchen where there are some steps that also lead down into the kitchen space and doors opening into the WC, bedroom one and into the garden room.

Partly tiled room having a wall mounted wash hand basin, low-level WC, extractor fan, ceiling light and a tiled floor.

Bedroom One
A light and bright beautiful space with a boutique style feel having a wooden panelled ceiling, a loft hatch access, windows to the front aspect, ceiling light, radiator, a carpeted floor and a door opening not the en-suite shower room.

En-Suite Shower Room
Modern and contemporary shower room completely tiled having a walk-in shower, window to the front aspect, low-level WC with concealed cistern, wall mounted was hand basin with vanity mirror over and a wall mounted heated towels rail.

Garden Room
A wonderful room enjoying the most amazing views across to Haweswater and the Lakeland fells perfect to enjoy incredible sunsets . This room is glazed on two and half sides with a tiled floor and has ample room for a sofa there is also wall lighting and built in storage cabinets.
This room is complete sun trap a perfect area to sit and enjoy the ever changing views to the front of the property.

A beautiful fitted kitchen having a range of fitted wooden wall and base units with a commentary stone work surface over. A large island unit with seating on one side and storage cupboards on the other with a large surface making this a really sociable kitchen space.
Wolf Range cooker with extractor fan over and a stainless-steel splash back, integrated Miele dishwasher and a 1.5 under mounted sink with a chrome mixer tap. Window overlooking the incredible view at the rear aspect towards the Lakeland fells, tiled floor, glazed windows looking down into the lower hallway, a staircase leading down into the lower hallway and a glazed door opening into the sitting room.

Utility Room
Fitted with a range of wooden cabinets, space for white goods, radiator, tiled floor, loft hatch access and houses the oil fired boiler.

Sitting Room
A beautiful sitting room being the heart of the home having panoramic views across the open countryside towards Haweswater and breathtaking views of the Lake District National Park. This room has a vaulted ceiling, full Velux windows with remote controlled integrated blinds, LED spotlights, three radiators, wood burning stove sitting on a glass hearth, wooden flooring and siding doors opening out onto a balcony area.
The Balcony area has electric patio heaters and power, another prefect place to sit enjoy the fantastic view in all weathers.

Lower Level Hallway
Staircase from the kitchen leads down to a lower hallway having doors opening into the family bathroom, bedrooms two, three and four and opening into a storage cupboard which houses the hot water tank.

Bedroom Two
A significant size double bedroom having LED spotlights, two radiators, carpeted floor, an opening leading into a dressing area where there is space for bookshelves, glazed French doors open out into the rear garden and a door opening into the en-suite wet room.

This room would be perfect for someone looking for a snug/small library or a working from home space

En-Suite Wet Room
Shower, tiled splash back, wash hand basin, low-level WC, window to the front aspect and a wall mounted heated towel rail.

Bedroom Three/ Home Office
Window to the front aspect, LED lighting, radiator and a carpeted floor.

Bedroom Four
A double room having a window to the side aspect,LED lighting, storage cupboard, radiator, a carpeted floor and a door open into the en-suite bathroom.

En-Suite Bathroom
Fitted with a p-shaped bath with a power shower over, extractor fan and a tiled splash back, wall mounted wash hand basin, low-level WC, illuminated mirror, wall mounted heated towel rail and a tiled floor.

Family Bathroom
Fitted with a jet Jacuzzi style bath, wash hand basin, WC with concealed cistern, completely tiled, LED lighting, extractor fan, tiled floor, wall mounted heated towel rail and a wall mounted mirror.

The property sits on a plot which is access through electric gates to a large driveway providing ample parking for a number of vehicles, the garden extends around the whole of the property and there is access into the double garage through electric up and over doors at the side and a pedestrian door at the rear where there are steps leading up to the Garden room. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a path meandering all around giving access to those who might have mobility issues to get into the lower bedrooms, there are raised beds filled with established trees and shrubs and are very low maintenance. The property enjoys magnificent views across towards the Lake District National Park, Haweswater and enjoys the most incredible sunsets. Easy access to the M6 leading to the popular villages of Shap, the market town of Kendal, Penrith and the village of Orton so local schools and amenities are all on your doorstep.

EPC & Council Tax
Council Tax - E

Mains Electric and Water.
Septic tank Drainage - Tank in rear garden.
Oil-fired central heating.

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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Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3QJ
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
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