Gorgeous period house on the market


This Grade II-listed period townhouse oozes grace and style, with its attractive chequered sandstone facade, deep bay window and entrance portico with columns and canopy.

The three-storey property is situated in a prime residential area of Carlisle, just a short walk from all the amenities of the city centre, including its main parks.

Highlights of the home include a large sitting room with full-height windows, elegant Georgian staircase and breakfast room opening on to the private west-facing back garden.

Ornate cornicing, picture rails, a marble fireplace in the sitting room and an oriel window are among the home's period features.

The quality of the accommodation is evident from the outset. The front door, with fanlight over, opens to the entrance hall with the period staircase straight ahead. A door leads off to the sitting room at the front of the house.

This has two floor-to-ceiling sash windows in a bay which floods the room with light, plaster mouldings and a multi-fuel stove set in an elegant marble fireplace.

The living/dining room has a timber floor, period detail and fitted shelving. It's a delightful place to eat, especially in the summer when the double-glazed French doors can be thrown open to a private patio.

The fitted kitchen has granite worktops and a tiled floor and leads into a breakfast room which also has French doors to the garden.

On the first floor the large contemporary bathroom, found off a rear landing, has a traditional black and white tiled floor, free-standing bath, shower cubicle and twin wash basins. A double bedroom on this floor has a west-facing oriel window and there is an additional separate toilet.

Off the main landing are two double bedrooms and one single while the second floor has another double bedroom with en-suite shower room and dormer window providing a pleasant view over rooftops towards Austin Friars School. Bedroom six has a Velux window.

The house is close to a good primary school and the amenities of Stanwix village. It has a small town garden at the front, an enclosed back garden and parking.

Devonshire Terrace, Stanwix, Carlisle, is for sale at £375,000 from Hayward Tod.

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