Askham, Penrith
Guide price £1,700,000

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Property Description

  • Five/six bedroom detached Grade II Listed house
  • Large Plot with around 3.5 acres of land
  • Desirable location, nestled at the foot of Knipe Scar
  • Sitting at the head of the Lowther Valley in the Lake District National Park
  • Immaculately presented throughout
  • Abundance of Character and Charm
  • Partially converted barn to the side
  • Stone outbuildings with further development potential (STP)
  • Sweeping Driveway with ample off road parking
  • Sits on a 3.5 acre plot having a paddock which is perfect for live stock

Nestled at the foot of Knipe Scar in the Lake District National Park is this magnificent 16th Century Lakeland Hall, the hall sits at the head of the Lowther Valley with widespread views down the valley to the Lakeland Fells beyond. It is a superb opportunity for a buyer looking for a substantial family home with a country lifestyle and fantastic grounds in the Lake District National Park.

This is a very desirable location nestled at the foot of Knipe Scar on the edge of the hamlet of Knipe but within walking distance of the pretty Lakeland villages of Bampton and Askham, both with popular inns, village shops, schools and post offices, and in an accessible location, only 10 minutes from M6 junctions 39 and 40.

At the heart of the plot is a large, beautifully restored 16th Century Grade II Listed Hall  which combines a fabulous mix of modern styling and original period features, steeped in history.  With the benefit of an adjacent first floor barn with vaulted ceiling and bank barn style doorway and a large Old Dairy, there are a host of flexible options of the use of these incredible and extensive spaces.
This ancient Lakeland Hall is believed to date back to the 16th century and retains many charming and original features including exposed beams, stone flagged floors, original studded doorways, leaded windows, wooden shutters, ornate fire surrounds and many more period features. It is in immaculate order and has been maintained to an exacting standard with high quality finishes and stylish decor.   Each window throughout the property is blessed with wonderful views across its beautiful grounds to the rear and to the courtyard to the front!
Internally the accommodation is arranged over two floors centred around two stunning staircases including a circular stone staircase. There are three characterful reception rooms, one with an impressive mezzanine level snug/library, a large bespoke fitted kitchen/family room with AGA five/six bedrooms, utility room, boot room and access into the adjacent barn, which has a host of flexible options. There is no shortage of storage and additional flexible use spaces.
Externally, approached by a sweeping, tree-lined driveway, this is a generous plot, extending to around 3.5 acres, mostly used as paddocks for livestock but with an ample parking area and a wonderful recently added car port.

Biomass Heating served by two boilers on residential tariffs.
Mains Water & Electric
Septic Tank
Underfloor heating in the Utiilty Room and Boot room

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.

Sitting on the edge of the Lake District National Park, in a sheltered position on the edge of the hamlet of Knipe, at the foot of Knipe Scar, within walking distance to the prettt village of Bampton and around 4 miles from the village of Shap with its local amenities, shops, doctor’s surgery, primary school, swimming pool and pubs, this really is a countryside retreat with excellent transport links. It is also close to the desirable village of Askham which offers a village store, two pubs, outdoor swimming pool and the locally renowned Askham Hall and Lowther Castle. It is also easily accessible from the M6 Junction 39 & 40, both just a short drive away.

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Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2PU
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 32964546