Aikton, Wigton
Guide price £575,000

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Property Description

  • 4 double bedroom detached home
  • Well established and sizeable garden
  • Comfortable and sympathetically presented
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Separate den/studio
  • Superb far reaching views to Solway Firth
  • Generous garage/workshop and several outbuildings
  • Oil fired heating, solar panelled and double glazing
  • Parking for several vehicles to drive
  • 3 miles from Wigton, 8 from Carlisle and coast and M6 motorway easily reached

Set in a picturesque rural setting, yet only a short drive to most amenities, this 18th Century former Farmhouse offers a comfortable and sympathetically presented, 4 double bedroom detached home within a beautiful, well established and sizeable garden backing onto open fields with outstanding views to the rear to the Solway Firth.  There are many reception areas, original and character features retained, a separate den/studio and a sizeable garage/workshop.  Parking is to the driveway and there is double glazing to most windows and doors, solar panels and oil fired central heating.  This truly stunning and well maintained period property, is not to be missed and early viewings should be sought!
Aikton is a rural village located outside of Wigton which is only 3 miles and close to Carlisle, 8 miles away.  The Solway Firth coastline and Silloth are equally a short drive. It offers a local pub and primary school and further amenities such as shops, cafes, secondary schools , supermarkets etc are found in nearby Wigton and Carlisle, where there is a mainline train station and access to the M6 motorway where the Scottish Borders can be reached and South to Penrith and Kendal.  The Western Lakes can be easily accessed too.

Ground Floor
Entrance vestibule offers mosaic tiled floor and perfect for hanging cloaks.

A small paned glazed door leads into the sitting room with a marble open fireplace with inset, tiled hearth and brass fender and two small paned double glazed window with aspect to front, 3 radiators, beams to ceiling, 6 wall light points. Carpeted throughout. Door to dining and inner hallway.

The inner hall provides stairs to first floor, 2 radiators, small paned to outside. Carpeted flooring, beams to ceiling, bookcases to understairs.

The Kitchen has an excellent range of farmhouse style wall and base units with tiled and oak worksurface with inset Butlers style sink with chrome feature mixer tap, recess for fridge freezer and cooker, concealed extraction over. Small paned double glazed window aspect to rear garden, beams to ceiling, radiator. Tiled floor.

The Dining Area has an engineered oak floor, door to utility, beams to ceiling. Folding double glazed doors to Sun Room and Dining Room.

An additional reception room in the form of a sun room is fully double glazed and doors lead to rear garden with multi cast iron fuel stove, radiator, 2 wall light points, panelled ceiling incorporating spotlights.

Beyond the dining area is a formal dining room with fireplace with point for electric fire with slate hearth, 2 radiators, meat hooks to ceiling, 2 wall light points, carpeted floor. Small paned double glazed window with aspect to front.

A useful utility room has its own rear entrance via part glazed stable door, perfect for kicking off wet clothes and muddy boots. There is a base unit housing as single drainer sink unit and offers plumbing for washing machine and scope for further white goods. Excellent range of built in cupboards, tiled flooring. 3 velux rooflights, radiator. Door to garage.

Adjacent is a pantry/ boot room ideal for hanging cloaks and small paned double glazed window. Shelving to walls.

Shower Room with WC, fully tiled corner shower cubicle, tiled flooring, wall mounted wash hand basin, Velux rooflight, radiator, extractor fan.

First Floor
There is a feature box bay window to split level landing which offers excellent aspects across the rear garden to open countryside. The landing has 2 radiators, carpeted flooring and provides access to all bedrooms and bathroom.

The generous master bedroom enjoys aspect over front garden from small paned double glazed window, 2 radiators, carpeted flooring and leads to the en suite shower room with vanity wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap and granite worktop. Close coupled WC, corner shower cubicle with shower over, vanity mirror, 2 wall light points, tiled floor and walls, extractor fan, small paned double glazed doors leading to balconied area.

The adjacent bedroom has a front aspect and is currently used as an occasional bedroom/study. Carpeted flooring, 2 radiators, spotlights to ceiling and built in storage.

Further double bedroom with access to loft via hatch. Aspect to front garden, carpeted flooring, 2 radiators.

The fourth bedroom has a rear aspect and enjoys far reaching views over to Silloth and Criffle fell. Radiator, carpeted flooring.

The family bathroom offers a vanity wash hand basin, concealed cistern WC, bidet, walk in shower with chrome shower over, corner spa bath, 3 wall light points, airing cupboard housing preformed cylinder. Spotlights to ceiling, extractor fan, tiled flooring and partial tiled walls.

Accessed externally via a wooden doors with steps to first floor, this is currently used as a fun sociable space with a bar area, however this could be an overspill space for guests/teenage annexe/studio. It is fully heated with cast iron multi fuel stove and radiator, double glazed window with aspect to side. Access to balconied area via double doors, exposed brickwork to walls, beams to ceiling and spotlights, 2 wall light points.

The workshop is a sizeable space with double height and exposed roof trusses. It has power and light and houses the boiler. There is excellent scope for the new buyer to adapt and convert (subject to consents).

The garage/storage space beneath the den could provide new buyers scope to convert to be inclusive of the den and therefore completely separate from the main dwelling and with planning in place could provide scope for a holiday let/guest accommodation (subject to consents being in place)

A gravelled driveway leads to the front of the property and provides parking for several vehicles. The property is surrounded by wonderful spacious gardens, there is a significant garden to the front with central steps, a lawned space and well stocked, established borders. A hidden ‘secret garden’ can be found adjacent. There is a further side and large garden space to the rear with trees, an extensive lawn, water feature, patio and composting area. There is a useful potting shed and further outbuildings for storing gardening equipment. The rear garden boasts backing onto open countryside to rear and views from the garden take in the distant fells and views of the Solway Firth. A real gardeners paradise!

Mains water, drainage, electric and oil fired central heating.
Solar panels are provided with the property and these heat domestic hot water to the property in the summer months.

EPC & Council Tax
EPC rating F
Band E

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Wigton, Cumbria CA7 0JA
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
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