Barnet Rigg, Wigton, Cumbria
Substantial, recently renovated accommodation comprising: Entrance Hallway, 4 Reception Rooms, Dining Kitchen, Utility Room, 4 bedrooms plus 2 bed/living rooms in additional lower ground suite, Bathroom and 2 Shower Rooms. Ample parking. Set in a 2 acre site. No ongoing chain. 2 further acres available to rent.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial Victorian property recently renovated to achieve a modern standard of comfort and convenience.
Barnet Rigg was built by mason and quarry owner James McKie as his own residence c 1860. Using stone cut and dressed at the nearby, now disused, quarry, he created an impressive detached rural home with many attractive and unique features. The remains of his old quarry are still in evidence nearby and form part of a delightful tree lined rural walk along the Chalk Beck which runs a short distance downhill from the house
The principle house in a group of four properties, Barnet Rigg benefits from the privacy of it's own enclosed courtyard and truly magnificent views over open countryside. Tucked away down a private lane, Barnet Rigg is surrounded by gardens and courtyards and benefits from a paddock of just under 2 acres.
From Carlisle travel to Dalston, pass through the Square turning right at the new Co-Op. Follow this road for approximately 4 miles until reaching the T Junction at East Curthwaite. Turn left for approximately 3/4 mile, where the road turns sharp right take the lane to the left leading to Barnet Rigg.
Main Entrance Hallway Porcelain tiled floor. Spiral cantilevered stone staircase off to the first floor. Ornate plasterwork. Radiator with cover. Exposed stonework. Main telephone point. Sockets. Antique light fitting. Double glazed half glazed doors. External light.
Ground Floor Shower Room With a fitted 3 piece suite comprising WC, vanity basin unit, 90cm shower cubicle with Mira shower. Chrome towel rail. Shaver point, extractor and fan heater. Fully tiled insulated walls and tiled floor.
Living Room14'11" x 14'8" (4.55m x 4.47m). Multi-fuel stove with surround, hearth and mantel. Radiator. Insulated walls. TV, ethernet, telephone and ample sockets. Double glazed. Views over open fields.
Dining Room14'9" x 14'7" (4.5m x 4.45m). With an exposed fire surround. Radiator. Insulated walls. TV, ethernet, telephone and ample sockets. Double glazed. Views over open fields.
Study14'1" x 12'8" (4.3m x 3.86m). With fitted bookcase. Double glazed windows and half glazed door. Access out to the walled garden with chippings and decorative railings. External light. Insulated walls and floor. Radiator. TV, ethernet, telephone and ample sockets. Hatch to access attic which has 12" of insulation installed. Dual aspect views to the courtyard and to the Scottish hills.
Drawing Room15'11" x 13'2" (4.85m x 4.01m). Dual aspect full height front and rear windows with double glazing. Fitted bookcase. Insulated walls and floor. TV, ethernet, telephone and ample sockets. Door out via feature sandstone staircase to 100sq.m decking with external lighting and power. Radiator. Antique brass light fitting. Views to the courtyard and to the Scottish hills.
Dining Kitchen20' x 14'11" (6.1m x 4.55m). Large East facing picture window overlooking gardens, and triple window facing West, make this a bright and sunny room all day. Electric two oven AGA and matching companion double oven with ceramic hob. Fitted floor units comprising mainly pan drawer units and pullouts. Concealed pullout ironing board. Glazed display wall units. Integrated dishwasher and 2 full height integrated larder fridges. Triflow filter tap. Porcelain tiled floor and tile surrounds. Exposed stonework arch (Inglenook type). Double glazing. Cornice. Insulated walls. TV, ethernet, telephone and ample sockets. Consumer unit with modern RCD and MCB protection. Main stopcock for newly installed mains water supply.
Rear Hallway Porcelain tiled floor with stairs down to the lower ground floor suite. Antique glass light fitting. Door out to the walled garden area with chippings and garden tap. Wrought iron gate to enclosed concrete courtyard with external lights.
Utility / Cloakroom10'3" x 8'10" (3.12m x 2.7m). Stainless steel single drainer sink unit. Plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Insulated walls. Oil fired combi boiler for domestic hot water and central heating. Central hub for ethernet. Coat hooks. Fitted shelving. Overhead pulley clothes airer. Humidstat extractor fan. Ample sockets. Double glazing. Porcelain tiled floor.
Stairs From the rear hallway down to the lower ground floor suite.
Spiral Staircase From the ground floor hallway off to the first floor. Cantilevered stone staircase with stone landing.
Landing With cornice and plasterwork. Double glazed window. Brass light fitting.
Bedroom One15'1" x 14'11" (4.6m x 4.55m). With fire surround. Fitted desk and shelving. Vertical radiator. TV, ethernet, telephone and ample sockets. Double glazed window with views over fields to the hills.
Bedroom Two15' x 14'11" (4.57m x 4.55m). With fire surround, vertical radiator. Cornice. Insulated walls. TV, ethernet, telephone and ample sockets. Double glazed windows with view over fields to hills.
Inner Passageway/Landing Linen cupboard. Radiator. Double glazed windows with views over the woods to the Pennines. Hatch access attic which has 12" of insulation installed.
Bedroom Three11'9" x 8'8" (3.58m x 2.64m). With built in bookcase, Radiator. Insulated walls. TV, ethernet, telephone and ample sockets. Double glazing.
Bathroom With a fitted 4 piece suite comprising WC, vanity basin, bath and 90cm shower cubicle. Mira shower. Tiled floor and fully tiled insulated walls. Shaver point. Tall chrome towel rail/radiator. Convector heater. Double glazing.
Master Bedroom Four15'5" x 14'2" (4.7m x 4.32m). Dual aspect double glazed windows to the East and West make this a light sunny room. Insulated walls. TV, ethernet, telephone and ample sockets. radiators.
Lower Ground Floor Suite
Shower Room With a fitted 3 piece suite comprising WC, polished fossil limestone bowl on stand and 1200 x 90cm shower cubicle. Mira shower. Tall chrome towel rail radiator. Extractor fan. Fan heater. Shaver socket. Fully tiled insulated walls and floors.
Hall With heated linen cupboard. Cloakroom area. Radiator. Half glazed double glazed door out to the lower ground walled gardens with Haddonstone balustrade. External light.
Lower Ground Living Room14'9" x 8'8" (4.5m x 2.64m). With a vaulted ceiing. Insulated walls and floor. TV, ethernet, telephone and ample sockets. Radiator. Double glazing with views out over farm land.
Lower Ground Bedroom14'9" x 9' (4.5m x 2.74m). Vaulted ceiling. Insulated walls and floor. TV, ethernet, telephone and ample sockets. Radiator. Double glazing with views out over farm land.
Hobby Room Small additional room in hallway is ideal as a hobby room, kitchenette or a large walk-in storage area.
Grounds Private gravelled drive accessing front, rear and side of the property. Gardens including lawns, gravelled and flagged terraces, decking and several easy maintenance planted beds. Two mature apple trees and a host of specimen trees. Large enclosed private rear concrete courtyard with parking for multiple cars. Front gravelled parking area accessing front door via sandstone steps. Garden tap. Partially walled garden with feature staircase from the Drawing room. Large decked area and lawn with superb views. External power and lighting.
Mains electricity and water are connected. Drainage is to a shared treatment plant with necessary easements and agreements in place. Telephone and excellent wireless broadband services via Solway Communications. Speeds from 5mbs to an impressive 500mbs are available.
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