Hutton John, Penrith
Guide price £699,000

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Property Description

  • Wonderful detached barn conversion
  • Sitting in around 2 acres of grounds - a haven for wildlife
  • Extensive gardens and paddocks to the rear
  • A Superfast Fibre Broadband supply is due to be installed at Sparket towards the end of 2024.
  • Lake District National Park
  • One bedroom Annexe with independent access
  • Beautifully presented throughout
  • Charming character features; beams and exposed stone
  • Idyllic beck running through the grounds
  • Tree house, off road parking and well established gardens

Nestled in the Lakeland hamlet of Sparket with grounds of around 2 acres, this barn conversion is a wonderful, detached home with fabulous spaces both internally and externally. Filled with charm and character and beautifully presented throughout, this home was originally part of the mill buildings, with an idyllic beck meandering through and has been extended over the years. To the side there is a 1-bedroom studio with independent access, which is perfect for those looking for multi-generational living, income potential or perhaps working from home space.     Internally there is an abundance of space with ¾ bedrooms with a number of flexible use rooms, impressive lounge with multi-fuel stove and vaulted, beamed ceiling, dining room with French doors and balcony overlooking the beck.  A stunning wooden staircase leads to the first floor, where there is a bespoke fitted office space, 3 bedrooms and a stylish family bathroom.     Externally the grounds are vast, with a beautiful, tiered garden with summerhouse and terraces to the front, enjoying views across towards Little Mell Fell and ample parking area for a number of vehicles.  To the rear, there is a well-stocked cottage style garden, bordered by established trees and shrubs, fruit trees, boules pitch, tree house, vegetable beds and a fruit cage.  Throughout the garden there are a number of decked areas and terraces to enjoy the gardens; a haven nestled within the Lake District National Park.   Sparket is in the parish of Matterdale and close to Watermillock &Ullswater Lake, a hidden gem with excellent transport links and a wealth of walks from the doorstep close to local amenities in the market town of Penrith. We understand that there will be a Superfast Fibre Broadband supply installed at Sparket towards the end of 2023.

Enter through a wooden part glazed stable style door into a great size farmhouse style kitchen fitted with a range of wall and base units in a cream shaker style with complimentary work surfaces and tiled splash back. Built in washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, space for a wide free standing fridge freezer. LED spotlights, flagged tiled floor, window to the front and door to the side elevation, beamed ceiling, radiator. Door leading into the dining room. French doors leading into the inner hallway.

Dining Room
This is an impressive space with a vaulted beamed ceiling, widows to the side and French doors leading out to the rear where there is a decked balcony area which is south facing. Fitted bookshelves. There is a central multi fuel stove set on a slate hearth, exposed stone, this room could be utilised as a dining room, snug or ground floor bedroom. Carpeted floor, radiator x 2.

Inner Hallway
Wooden double-glazed door leading out onto the rear terrace, radiator, flagged stone floor, door leading into the shower room. Wooden steps leading up to an office space, a further set of wooden steps take you to wooden glazed doors leading into the lounge.

Shower Room
Fitted with walk in shower with rainfall shower attachment, tiled splash back, WC, wash hand basin with pedestal sink, LED lighting, extractor fan, wall mounted towel rail, tiled floor.

This is a flexible use room which could also be used as a bedroom, the room is filled with light from a double-glazed window which overlooks the lounge, beamed ceiling, wooden floor, radiator.

Storage Under Stairs
With wooden floor, large feature window looking out to the rear garden, radiator, vaulted ceiling, central ceiling light, impressive wooden staircase leading to the first floor.

This is an impressive light-filled room with a magnificent vaulted beamed ceiling, exposed stone wall, glazed windows looking out to the garden space and the meandering beck, Door leading out to a decked area. Wooden floor with under floor heating, sandstone fireplace with multi fuel stove set on a stone hearth, storage cupboard, central ceiling lights x 2.

First Floor Landing
Up wooden stairs to the first-floor landing where there is a mezzanine level office space fitted with bespoke bookshelves and desk area, wooden doors lead into bedrooms 1, 2 and 3. Loft access hatch with ladder.

Bedroom One
A double room with window overlooking the front elevation, radiator, beamed ceiling with central ceiling light, fitted wardrobe, carpeted floor.

Bedroom Two
A further double room with window overlooking the front elevation, radiator, beamed ceiling with central ceiling light, carpeted floor. Airing cupboard with hot water tank

Family Bathroom
A recently fitted modern and contemporary style bathroom with shower attachment over bath, WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin built into vanity unit with mirrored cabinet over, LED lighting, wall mounted towel rail, tiled floor, small window with wooden window cill and lintel, extractor fan.

Bedroom Three
This is twin room with beamed ceiling, windows x 2 overlooking the side of the property, carpeted floor, radiator, central ceiling light.

To the front of the property there is a large, gravelled parking area with ample parking for 3-4 vehicles. The garden is a beautiful, terraced garden which is fitted with over 6000 spring bulbs including snow drops, daffodils and tulips.There is a beautiful seating area where there is a summer house with electricity supply and views towards Little Mell Fell. A gravelled path leads to a Scandinavian style bridge with the design based on a bridge on the island of Grinda, Stockholm. To the rear there are extensive gardens, patio areas, terraces, and decked areas to enjoy the sunshine. The beck meanders all the way through the idyllic grounds, the garden is well stocked and beautifully presented with cottage style planting with roses, rhododendrons, primulas, hostas and a vast array of flowers. The vendors have opened the gardens in the past to support local charities. In the other garden space there are vegetable plots, raised beds and a greenhouse there is also a boules pitch, tree house and a living willow den, a number of fruit trees and silver birch trees, a substantial fruit cage and two garden sheds. The path meanders up to a seating area at the top where there is a beautiful view across to Little Mell Fell and to a paddock space which is at present rented out to a local sheep farmer.

Enter up stone steps through a wooden stable door into a 1 bedroom self-contained barn conversion. With a stable style door and wooden staircase leading up from the main room onto a mezzanine level bedroom. Within this space there is a beamed ceiling, central ceiling light, velux windows, a window from the bedroom on the first floor leads out to the side of the property.

On the ground floor there are two windows to the rear overlooking the garden, oak wooden flooring, electric stove set on a slate hearth, and storage cupboard under the stairs.

The kitchenette area has a Belfast style sink with chrome mixer tap and storage under, doorway leads out to the front of the property giving the property independent access. There is also a rectangular vertical radiator and a shower room fitted with a modern and contemporary bathroom suite including corner shower, corner wash hand basin with pedestal, WC, tiled floor, LED lighting.

Mains Water & Electricity are connected to the house.
Klarjester Treatment plant drainage
Oil Central Heating – A new double skinned tank was installed by the current owners and a new boiler installed around 5 years ago Satellite broadband is currently supplied via Body. We understand that there will be a super fast Fibre Broadband supply installed at Sparket towards the end of 2024, more information at While the water in the beck rises and falls with the weather, the property has never flooded and insurance has posed no problem.

At present there is a local occupancy clause upon this property which requires the prospective purchaser EITHER to be coming to work in Cumbria (in whatever capacity including working from home) OR to have been resident or worked in cumbria for at least three years. It should however be noted that the vendors are in the same process of appealing against this restriction.

EPC & Council Tax Band
Council Tax Band - F

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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Hutton John
Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0LZ
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 32964388