Orton, Penrith
Guide price £699,000

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Property Description

  • Detached 4 double bedroom Long House
  • Set in mature garden with additional 1.5 acre paddock
  • Upgraded with modern day comforts including underfloor heating, contemporary bathroom & kitchen
  • Many traditional features retained
  • Excellent scope for holiday income from 3 separate cottages (2 x 1 beds and 1 x 2 beds)
  • Parking and excellent hardstanding for motorhome/caravan
  • Potential for housing livestock or a pony/horse
  • Great position on fringe of picturesque village centre with good amenities
  • Excellent transport links - short distance to J37 of M6, Eden Valley, Pennines & Lakes
  • No upward chain!

This imposing 4 double bedroom Long House with the addition of 3 separate cottages dates back to 1732 and is steeped in history. It sits in a prominent position on the fringes of Orton Village Centre within grounds of approximately 2 acres (approx 1.5 acre paddock) The 3 traditional cottages (2 x 1 beds and a 2 bedroom) which offer the new owners an instant opportunity of revenue from holiday lets/or overspill accommodate for visitors. With a large abundance of traditional character features in the main dwelling, a paddock, extensive parking and open countryside views, this beautiful period home offers so much flexibility and the scope to keep livestock or a pony/horse. The current owners have modernised in areas to provide comfort including contemporary kitchen and bathroom spaces. If you love the open countryside this is a great position to benefit from the wonderful outdoors!

Alfred Wainwright described Orton as one of the loveliest of Westmorland villages and it is part of The Yorkshire Dales National Park. The village is well positioned for access to the M6 2 miles, junction 38 and is almost equi-distant some 15 miles Penrith to the north and Kendal to the south. Orton is fortunate in having retained numerous local amenities now lost to many rural communities these include shop post office/shop, a cafe, Kennedys famous chocolate factory, the George Hotel and Inn and a primary school.

Large wood entrance door.
The lounge is extensive and boasts two cast iron multi fuel stoves set within large fireplaces at opposite ends of the room. Exposed stonework, sash double glazed windows x 2 with aspect to front garden and shutters. Karndean wood effect flooring which enjoys underfloor heating, beams and spotlights to ceiling, built in chest to wall, alcove shelving. An adjacent room offers flexibility in its use, it could be a study, playroom or overspill occasional bedroom. It has flagged floors, double central heating radiator and double glazed window.

The inner hall with stable door leads to a kitchen dining space which has a range of contemporary high gloss kitchen units and low level lighting, granite worksurface incorporating a single drainer steel sink unit with mixer tap, mosaic tiling to walls, underlighters, corner carousel unit, recess for American fridge freezer, slimline dishwasher. There is an island unit again with matching unit and worksurface which incorporates a range cooker with 7 ring burner and concealed pop up extraction unit. Attractive tiling to floor with the benefit of underfloor heating, spotlights to ceiling, brick effect Fireplace housing multi fuel stove, window opening with gothic stone effect feature, 2 x double glazed sash windows with aspect to front, shutters and window seat. Exposed stonework and low level heating.

A WC is located from the inner hall offering WC, opaque wash hand basin, tiling to walls, chrome heated towel rail, shaver point, double glazed window and tiled floor.

There is a boiler room/utility with original flagged floor and houses the oil fired boiler. Consumer unit and meter. Further side access from porch area.
At first floor landing area there is exposed stonework, an open cast iron spindled balustrade, double glazed window at split level, access to loft via hatch and double central heating radiator. Carpeted flooring. From here there is access to all the bedrooms and family bathroom.

Master Bedroom offers full height ceiling which exposes the original roof trusses. There is also a feature fireplace with wood surround and flagged hearth, carpeted flooring, double glazed sash window with aspect to front, double central heating radiator. Exposed stonework.

En Suite Shower Room
Offering corner shower cubicle with chrome rainwater shower and hand held attachment,
Wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, close coupled WC, tiled walls and floor, chrome heated towel rail. Double glazed window to rear, spotlights to ceiling.

Bedroom 2
Again enjoying full height ceiling with exposed roof trusses, double glazed sash window with aspect to front incorporating window seat, double central heating radiator, carpeted flooring and built in cupboards.

Bedroom 3
Double glazed sash window with aspect to front incorporating window seat, double central heating radiators, carpeted flooring.

Bedroom 4
Dual aspect from double glazed sash window, carpeted flooring, 2 x double central heating radiators. Feature original fireplace with cast iron fire, tiled inset and hearth and stone surround.

Family Bathroom
Recently modernised room with free standing bath with feature central mixer tap, rainwater shower head over, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, close coupled WC, exposed beams, walls and flooring, spotlights to ceiling, chrome heated towel rail and obscured glass double glazed window.

The cottages offered provide 2 x 1 bedrooms and 1 x 2 bedrooms. These are designed with open plan living upstairs and the bedrooms and shower rooms at lower ground floor level. They are double glazed and have individual boilers and heating. They have been successfully let in the past offering excellent scope for a regular income on the basis of holiday lets. Access to shared laundry room which provides communal washing machines.

To the front of the property is a generous walled lawned garden with established borders and trees, this enjoys lovely open countryside outlooks. Adjacent is a driveway and leading to a large parking area to rear which could easily offer space for several vehicles, motorhome, caravan etc. There is a more formal raised seating area to the side of the property to enjoy the evening sunshine.
Beyond is access to the cottages and their communal gardens and gated access beyond to the paddock which equates to approximately 2 acres – which offers buyer the prospect of housing a pony/horse, having some livestock or merely an overspill of the formal gardens for Oaklands.

Mains water, drainage, electric, oil fired heating and LPG provided to the cottages. There is also under floor heating at this property and karndean flooring

EPC & Council Tax
Band F
The Cottages – Band A

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 3RX
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 32964445