Stonehouse Farm, Scales, WIGTON, Cumbria
A rare opportunity to purchase a 3 bed detached farmhouse with attached 2 bedroom barn conversion with own entrance providing the option to be used as a separate annex.
This spacious traditional sandstone built family property is ideally located 4 miles from the market town of Wigton which has local amenities including Nelson Thomlinson School, supermarkets, specialist shops, pubs and train station. Stonehouse Farm house dates back to 1842 but the attached kitchen, utility room and barn conversion buildings are much older. It is surrounded by beautifully established gardens with mature specimen trees, fruit trees, shrubs, lawns, patios and pergola, all having open views over farmland to the Lakeland fells to the South and the Solway Firth and Scotland to the North.
Externally there are 2 garages, 3 stables, a large open fronted sandstone shed and ample parking for several vehicles; all approached by a single track lane and over a gated cattle grid. The versatile accommodation provides 3 reception rooms, 2 kitchens, 3 bathrooms, 2 utility rooms and a large conservatory.
Viewing is essential to appreciate the location and accommodation.
Accessed by original front door (rarely used). Sandstone flooring with French doors leading to the lounge.
L shaped room 8.50m x 4.25m (28' 2" x 13' 11") 3.98m x 2.89m (13' 1" x 9' 6") Five radiators, two open fireplaces with sandstone hearth, surround and mantel, original built in cupboards and drawers either side, feature oak beams and glass shelving in old doorway, two large windows to front aspect.
6.98m x 3.58m (22' 11" x 11' 9")Fitted with a range of hand built wall and base units painted with Farrow and Ball Sunbury yellow, complementary illuminated, tiled work surfaces, and double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, and matching tiled splash backs to cupboards over. Dishwasher, double oven, ceramic hob with extractor over, tiled floor, feature oak beams, three radiators and four dual aspect windows. Cupboards built into old chimney with TV recess.
3.48m x 2.77m (11' 5" x 9' 1") Accessed from kitchen with external door leading to side garden with wall and base units and work surfaces over. Washing machine, vented tumble dryer and central heating boiler. Two windows, security control system.
4.64m x 4.06m (15' 3" x 13' 4")Oak wooden floor and window sills with French doors to rear patios. Suspended cooling fan above. Views of all the rear garden. The conservatory is west facing, enjoying beautiful sunset views.
Stairs leading upstairs to three bedrooms and family bathroom. Doors to downstairs shower room and access to barn conversion.
Feature window overlooking rear garden. Mahogany stair rail, with matching carved mahogany snake newel post.
5.05m x 4.26m (16' 8" x 13' 11")Window to front, built in wardrobes along one wall with hanging and shelving. Original cast iron fireplace with surround mantel. One radiator.
4.25m x 3.77m (13' 11" x 12' 4")Window to front, original cast iron fireplace with surround and mantel, radiator.
4.00m x 3.76m (13' 11" x 12' 4")Window to rear, built in wardrobes providing hanging and shelving, and containing insulated hot water storage tank.
3.90m x 2.51m (12' 10" x 8' 3") Fitted with five piece suite comprising inset bath with marble surround, low level WC, bidet, vanity washbasin set in marble surround on bespoke oak storage unit. Shower cubicle, exposed oak beams, floor to ceiling tiles with Amtico flooring.
Shower Room off ground floor hall
2.76m x 2.46m (9' 1" x 8' 2")Fitted with corner glass shower cubicle, pedestal hand basin and low level WC. Fully tiled walls and slate floor. External door to rear garden.
Barn Entrance and Utility Room
4.91m x 3.09m (16' 1" x 10' 2")This is a third entrance to the property convenient to car parking in yard. The room doubles as a utility area with base units, washing machine and tumble dryer, sink drainer unit, central heating boiler and radiator, with staircase leading to first floor and door to passage way to study and garage. The security system control is on the wall.
4.44m x 3.66m (14’7” x 12’)Window to front looking onto yard.
Annex First Floor Landing
3.25m x 3.49m (10’8” x 11’5”)Large feature window with external doorway to rear high level patio with steps down to rear garden. This provides alternative access to barn annex. One radiator. Fitted plate rack above doors and access door to storage cupboard with access to loft in ceiling.
Annex Bedroom 1
3.76m x 2.74m (12’4” x 8’)Front aspect, full width built in wardrobes with hanging and shelving storage, one radiator.
Annex Bedroom 2
2.82m x 2.67m (9’3” x 8’9”)Front aspect with radiator.
2.14m x 2.03m (7’ x 6’8”)Shower cubicle, bidet, low level WC, wash hand basin set in vanity units. Shelved cupboard containing hot water cylinder. Ceramic tiles floor to ceiling with vinyl floor tiles.
7.06m x 5.17m (23' 2" x 17')Four radiators, four windows. Fireplace with slate hearth, surround and mantel. Has elevated views over surrounding gardens and countryside.
3.63m x 2.74m (11' 11" x 9') Bespoke wall and base units painted in Farrow and Ball, Bone and Green Ground with tiled splashbacks and worktops over, incorporating one and a half bowl stainless steel sink drainer unit containing an electrical disposal unit. Feature oak beams in ceiling. Built in double oven and ceramic hob with extractor hood and fan above. Fridge freezer and breakfast bar.
There are gardens to front, side, and rear of the property with a pebbled parking area and yard to the south side with space for at least eight vehicles. To the front the garden is laid to a mixture of lawns, colourful flower beds and a path from the house to the front pedestrian gate. The path leads to various areas all around the house. These include a sandstone path beneath a pergola leading to a sunken flagged patio and small lawns and vegetable patch. The path leads on past the kitchen access door and side lawn around the rear of the kitchen to a large sandstone flagged patio with sandstone water feature and barbecue. All have night time illumination. The patio faces the sunset and the large rear garden mainly set to lawn, mature specimen trees and is also accessed via the conservatory door. The lawn extends to the base of the steps leading up to the rear access door to the Barn and further around to the car parking area, garages and three stables.
The property benefits from two garages, being built under the barn annex, with one providing covered access to the property.
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