Aimbank, Ainstable, CARLISLE, Cumbria


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Located down a private tree lined lane with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The property extends to approximately 3 acres (1.2 hectares) overlooking peaceful, secluded mature gardens and a wild flower meadow. The 18th century farmhouse (1760) has been lovingly restored and extended by the owners and offers modern living whilst retaining a range of period features. The accommodation comprises a living dining room with inglenook fireplace and feature range, kitchen/breakfast room with French doors leading to the garden. To the first floor are four bedrooms and a study. Several windows benefit from window seats all offering contrasting views of the gardens and countryside beyond. The property benefits from a substantial detached barn and outbuildings which, subject to planning, could be converted to provide additional accommodation - an annex, holiday let or business premises. A unique and very private property with no neighbours and yet only a short distance from the village.


Reception Hall

7.15m x 2.17m (23' 5" x 7' 1") The property is accessed via impressive sandstone steps leading up to the front door which opens into a characterful entrance hall. The hall has a front aspect window, sandstone flagged floor, exposed feature stone wall, exposed beams, radiator, a built-in cupboard and cloaks cupboard, and a sandstone staircase with pitch pine balustrade leading to the first floor.

Shower Room

Fitted with a three piece suite comprising walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC, tiled walls, chrome ladder heated towel rail, recessed ceiling spotlights, and rear aspect window.

Living Dining Room

7.15m x 4.41m (23' 5" x 14' 6") A spacious reception room with exposed beams, featuring an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove set on a sandstone hearth, exposed brickwork and a substantial oak mantel over, maple flooring, two radiators, a rear aspect window with sandstone sill, two front aspect windows both having window seats and exposed oak lintels over. This characterful room also boasts an original cast iron range with oak mantel over, a built-in drinks cupboard and a French door opening onto the rose garden.

Kitchen Breakfast Room

5.40m x 3.61m (17' 9" x 11' 10") A bright dual aspect kitchen with side and front views overlooking the wild flower meadow and pond. Fitted with a range of bespoke wall and base units with complementary granite work surfacing, incorporating a 1.5 bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap, fitted range-style cooker with ceramic hob and extractor fan over, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge, quarry tiled flooring, exposed beams, radiator, door to the utility room. The dining area has ample space for a family dining table and chairs and has French doors opening onto the side of the property and providing spectacular open views.

Utility Room

3.64m x 3.28m (11' 11" x 10' 9") A dual aspect utility room with side and rear windows. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfacing, Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine, floorstanding boiler, drying cupboard, separate pantry with window, quarry tiled flooring, back door to the side of the property.

First Floor Landing

Having doors to all rooms, two loft access points, two rear aspect windows and exposed beams.

Bedroom 1

4.35m x 3.78m (14' 3" x 12' 5") A large double bedroom with front aspect window and window seat with views over the gardens, small window to rear, delightful period fireplace with tiled hearth, exposed beams, radiator.

Bedroom 2

4.61m x 3.32m (15' 1" x 10' 11") A further large double bedroom with two front aspect windows having exposed oak lintels over and both with window seats, radiator and extensive fitted wardrobes with overhead storage.

Bedroom 3

3.41m x 2.72m (11' 2" x 8' 11") A front aspect double bedroom with radiator and fitted wardrobes with storage over.

Bedroom 4

5.25m x 3.62m (17' 3" x 11' 11") A front aspect large double bedroom enjoying views over the meadow and pond and a side aspect window with views over the immediate countryside, two radiators and a built-in wardrobe.


3.62m x 2.70m (11' 11" x 8' 10") A dual aspect bathroom with windows to the side and rear, fitted with a five piece suite comprising bath with mixer tap and shower attachment over, WC, bidet and two matching pedestal wash hand basins, built-in airing cupboard with hot water tank and shelving.


2.72m x 2.05m (8' 11" x 6' 9") A rear aspect study with radiator, fitted wall and base units and shelving. This room could also be used as a fifth bedroom.


To the front of the property sandstone steps lead up to a paved patio area and a rose garden. A gravelled area provides ample parking and a gated sandstone archway leads to a secret garden. A further gravelled area leads to the barn, outbuildings and meadow beyond. Additional sandstone steps lead to a wild garden area, which also houses a 5000 litre water harvesting tank, and to a raised lawn which enjoys fantastic open countryside views towards the Scottish hills beyond.

The side garden has foundations for a spacious conservatory and porch and comprises a newly sown lawn and well established herbaceous border. This also leads to the secret garden, sheltered by a tall beech hedge and a feature sandstone wall. Here, there is a fenced vegetable and soft fruit garden and a lawned area with seating.

The wild flower meadow is surrounded by mature trees including a Cedar of Lebanon and specimen rhododendrons. Beyond is a large natural spring fed pond with mature planting. A stream continues into a rill bordered by a bog garden. There is also a large additional lawned seating area. Wildlife abounds.


Outbuilding 1 - 3.99m x 2.13m (13' 1" x10' 3") - woodstore.

Outbuilding 2 - 5.42m x 4.02m (17' 9" x 13' 2") - potting shed with front and rear doors to the vegetable garden, power, lighting, water, concrete floor.

Outbuilding 3 - 15.85m x 4.82m (52' x 15' 10) - barn for garaging, etc. Traditional double doors to front, door to rear, concrete floor, power and light. Incorporates sizeable upper floor loft area for storage/games room with glazed door to front.

Outbuilding 4 - 5m x 4.86m (16' 5" x 15' 11") - workshop/tool shed with power and lighting, telephone and TV points and concrete floor.

Additional Information

The 'Garden Area' to the side of the property has recently undergone a complete re-design and works are ongoing. Planning permission has been obtained for a substantial conservatory/orangery. Works are complete to the ground floor level. An adjoining area has been excavated for patio, barbecue, seating and summer house (water, electricity and drainage laid on). There is a unique opportunity for the future owners to introduce their own individual ideas to this project.

Referral & Other Charges

PFK work with preferred providers for the delivery of certain services necessary for a house sale or purchase. Our providers price their products competitively, however you are under no obligation to use their services and may wish to compare them against other providers. Should you choose to utilise them PFK will receive a referral fee: Napthens Property Lawyers/Conveyancing Service - completion of a sale or purchase, PFK will receive a referral fee of £180 per transaction; Pollard & Scott/Independent Mortgage Advisors – arrangement of mortgage & other products/insurances, PFK will receive a referral fee - the average fee earned in 2018 was £226.32; ETSOS/EPC and Floorplan Providers - EPC and floorplan £66.00, EPC only £24.00, floorplan only £6.00. All figures quoted are inclusive of VAT.

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