Eskdale, Holmrook
Guide price £595,000

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Property Description

  • Wonderful 4 bedroom Lakeland Cottage
  • Detached property
  • In enviable position
  • Stunning, uninterrupted views
  • Fully renovated to a high standard
  • Luxurious, locally sourced fittings
  • Three outhouses to the rear
  • Large private garden
  • Close to coast and mountains
  • Desirable location in the Lake District National Park

Sitting in an enviable position with uninterrupted views of the Lakeland Fells, Howside is an attractive 4 bedroom detached cottage. Dating back to 1850, this was originally two cottages for the local bobbin mill which has been lovingly restored and updated during the period of the current owners occupancy. Externally the home sits in a large plot with wonderful well stocked gardens and terrace, a range of outbuildings and off-road parking for a 2/3 vehicles. Ideally located in the Lake District National Park and has easy access to local sandy beaches.

Internally presented to an immaculate standard and completed with a range of luxurious high quality and locally sourced fixtures and fittings. It has been lovingly renovated in recent years including replastering throughout, new ceilings, new hard flooring downstairs, new staircase, Honister slate window sills throughout and new kitchen and bathrooms and bringing the decorative order to a high standard.

Ground Floor

Rear Hall
The bespoke English oak staircase was designed by the owners and installed by a local craftsman in English Oak. A radiator was removed from this area when renovations were carried out, but if required this could easily be reinstated as the plumbing is still behind the wall under the stairs. The two doors leading into the utility room and lounge are the original pitch pine doors from the cottage and have been dipped and restored.

The wall up the stairs is one of the few original walls in the house and was intentionally left lumpy to preserve some of the character. There are lats and horse-hair plaster behind it.

Utility Room
The utility room has a Honister slate work surface and a new Worcester Bosch Oil combi boiler, installed April 2023.

The kitchen is oak with local Cumbrian slate surfaces. It is a bespoke design kitchen installed by David Holliday Kitchens (DHK) of Burgh by Sands. There are many interesting features such as curved finishes, soft close drawers, integral lighting in glazed dresser and sliding space saver corner unit, integrated Bosch double fridges and integrated Bosch dishwasher. The kitchen also features an Esse Range cooker and a Morso woodburning stove and has the original slate flooring from the cottage.

Living Room
This is a light filled space with three windows enjoying the beautiful views to the front of the home. Recently fitted bookshelf and display units and shelving were also installed by DHK in 2021. There is an integrated work station for either PC or laptop with hardwood slide out desk, integral lighting and soft close drawers.
To the opposite side of the room there is a Hunter woodburning stove.

First Floor
All rooms have had original plaster knocked off on the external walls, cement rendered and new insulated plasterboard installed to prevent damp and provide insulation. Internal walls were replastered. One of the storage cupboards has a radiator and so could be used as an airing cupboard/linen storage.

Family Bathroom
This modern and stylish bathroom was installed by local company Horizon. It comprises of a large handbasin in a vanity unit, WC and walk in shower with a glass shower screen made by Cumbrian manufacturer Kudos (located in the South Lakes).

Bedroom One
A large double bedroom with stunning views to the front of the house. There are two storage cupboards and a lovely feature fireplace. The original doors to cupboards have been retained and stripped and the large cupboard still has the old meat hooks in the ceiling. The fireplace was sourced from the architectural salvage yard at Low Newton and was restored by the local blacksmith in Bigrigg.

Bedroom Two
A generous double bedroom with stunning views to the front of the house across to the far-reaching fells

Second Bathroom
This light filled room offers the home an additional bathroom with a WC, handbasin and a bath. This room is partially tiled with a wooden style flooring

Bedroom Three
A generous double bedroom with stunning views to the front of the house across to the far-reaching fells

Bedroom Four
Currently fitted as a dressing room with a bespoke set of large cupboards and chest of drawers, also installed by DHK using the same oak as the kitchen. One cupboard has been designed with flexibility in mind and can be used as either hanging rail or shelves. This room would be ideal as a home office, nursery or if the wardrobes were removed, a further bedroom.

The wonderful south facing garden is mature and very productive, with two apple trees, a plum tree and various soft fruit. The rhododendrons and azaleas thrive well along with many other mature shrubs. There are a number of seating areas including a raised area behind the outhouses with panoramic views. The slate used in the crazy paving patio and the chipping on the path are all local Honister slate. A high quality secure shed (provides storage for garden implements etc). There is external parking for up to three cars.

The original outhouses (coal store, wash houses etc.) have been completely renovated to provide usable space, although the original wash copper remains. They have had power (with consumer unit), water and drainage provided. Velux roof windows fitted to all outhouses and replacement wooden windows fitted (two double glazed, one single laminate security glazing).

Outhouse 1: Currently used as a workshop with power, light, water, sink, velux window and single glazed laminated security glass.

Outhouse 2: Insulated, dry lined, power, light, wall heaters, water, toilet, shower, sink and two velux windows. Currently used as a gym and storage space.

Outhouse 3: Store. Power and light. Velux roof window.

Further Property Information
The windows are heritage uPVC double glazed sash windows installed by a local window company (South Lakes Windows) who specialise in windows for old properties and the requirements of the Lake District National Park Planning Authority (note planning permission was not required as existing windows replaced low quality uPVC double glazing). The front door was replaced in 2022 and is high security and triple glazed. There are bespoke Honister slate windowsills throughout.

All the building work in the house and the outhouses has been carried out to a high standard by local builders (Steve Edgar and John Tyson).

Mains Water & Electricity
Septic Tank Drainage
Oil Central Heating

Eskdale Green is a pleasant village community with a small primary school, a shop and Post Office, church and a couple of pubs (Bower House and George IV). Irton Road station which is the mid point of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (La’al Ratty) is a couple of minutes’ walk from the house (approx 400m). On the Ratty you can travel towards the coast to Ravenglass or up the valley to Boot where there is another church, an old watermill and a few more pubs (Brook House, the Boot Inn and further up the valley toward the base of Hardknott Pass the Woolpack). The Roman fort at Hardknott is an easy walk from Boot. There are many good walks directly from the house including over Muncaster Fell to Muncaster Castle, the Roman bath house and Ravenglass - get the train back after a refreshing pint or cup of tea in one of the many pubs and cafes at Ravenglass. Miterdale valley, Burnmoor tarn, the Screes, Wasdale and Scafell are also good walks from the house and the old miners’ path to Devoke Water can be seen zigzagging up the fell opposite the house. It is only a short drive (six miles) to Drigg where excellent walks can be enjoyed on the long, sandy beach and through the dunes which are a protected nature reserve. There are excellent biking routes from the house for road, gravel and mountain bikers - the Fred Whitton sportive which includes all the Lake District passes goes past the front door on its way to the challenging Hardknott and Wrynose passes.

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 land and 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.

EPC - To be confirmed
Council Tax - Band E

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Holmrook, Cumbria CA19 1TL
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 33111513