Helton, Askham, Penrith

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Property Description

  • Six-bedroom Grade II listed farmhouse near Penrith, blending history with modern comforts
  • Rescued in 2005, it offers space and privacy, accessed via a private driveway
  • Sandstone-floored entrance hall with underfloor heating and practical amenities
  • The former stable is now a stylish kitchen with an Aga and granite worktops
  • Enjoy gatherings in the dining room with an original stone fireplace
  • Relax in the snug or sitting room with oak flooring and a log-burning stove
  • Six spacious bedrooms offer luxurious bathrooms and scenic views
  • The master suite includes a lounge, large bathroom, and private sauna
  • Outside, multiple patios offer panoramic views and ideal spots for stargazing
  • Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with nearby trails and attractions like Pooley Bridge and Haweswater

Discover Scalegate, a unique five-bedroom home nestled between Ullswater and Haweswater, south of Askham near Penrith and close to Helton village. This spacious, Grade II listed farmhouse on Helton Fell blends historical charm with modern comfort.

Rescued from dereliction in 2005, Scalegate offers freedom and space for family life. Enter via a private driveway to find a collection of attractive stone buildings, including one inscribed with a marriage stone dated 1765. The entrance hall, featuring sandstone flooring with underfloor heating, leads to a practical cloakroom and a utility room with a dog wash and patio access.

The heart of the home is the former stable-turned-kitchen, complete with underfloor heating, a cream Aga, granite worktops, and a large dining area. Adjacent is the office and a dining room perfect for gatherings, with an original stone fireplace. The cosy snug and the main sitting room, with oak flooring and a log-burning stove, offer additional relaxation spaces.

Upstairs, the five spacious bedrooms provide stunning views and luxurious bathrooms. The master suite, a true retreat within the home, features its own lounge, a large bathroom, and a private sauna, offering a perfect space for relaxation. This suite can also serve as a one-bedroom apartment, ideal for guests or extended family. The two-storey workshop, currently used for storage, holds potential for conversion into separate accommodation. Three barns with planning permission for workshops or offices add to the home's versatility.

Scalegate’s gardens offer numerous patios with panoramic views, enjoying sun throughout the day. The elevated position provides breathtaking sunrises over the Pennines and clear night skies, perfect for stargazing. Wrapped in its own gardens, the property offers plenty of outdoor space to relax and unwind.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Scalegate is ideal, with walking, cycling, and horse-riding trails on the doorstep. Explore the fellside, take a short stroll to Pooley Bridge, or enjoy the tranquility of Haweswater with its RSPB reserve. Nearby amenities in Askham, Penrith, and Kendal ensure convenience without compromising on the seclusion and peace of Scalegate’s location.

Scalegate is more than a home; it’s a lifestyle. Perfect for families or as a business investment, this property offers peace, privacy, and unmatched beauty. With its rich history and modern amenities, Scalegate is ready for its next chapter.

Helton village nestles at the base of Helton Fell, offering stunning elevated views and is encircled by open countryside and bridleways. This makes it a perfect spot for horse riding, biking, and walking directly onto the fell. The charming Lakeland village of Askham is just a short distance away.

- Mains electricity and water
- Water treatment plant
- Oil-fired central heating
- Alarm system

EPC & Council Tax
EPC exempt
Council Tax - G

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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Helton Askham
Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2QL
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 33200280