Highbridge, Dalston, Carlisle


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  • Bedrooms: 5
An outstanding 5 bed detached home with superb self contained studio annex beautifully set in delightful private grounds enjoying a glorious riverside setting. Adjoining paddocks, woodland, meadows and orchard in all around 20 acres. A truly wonderful package close to the Lake District.


An outstanding five bed detached home with superb self contained studio annex beautifully set in delightful private grounds enjoying a glorious riverside setting. Adjoining paddocks, woodland, meadows and orchard in all around 20 acres. A truly wonderful package close to the Lake District. 


Southwaite Services 4 Dalston 6 Central Carlisle - mainline line station 8.7 M6 J42 North 7.8, J41 South 10.7 Carlisle Lake District Airport 15.8 Penrith - mainline station 14.5 Lake District National Park - Hesket Newmarket 6, Keswick 21, Cockermouth 23.7 Newcastle International Airport 64.3 


Sitting room Family room Study Living kitchen/diner Pantry Lobby Orangery First floor - rear landing Generous main bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room Main landing Four double bedrooms Family bathroom Annex/Airbnb - Kitchen Large studio lounge room First floor - excellent open plan games room 

Extensive, beautiful grounds Superb outbuilding incorporating double garage and workshop External boiler house, drying room Adjoining paddocks, wild flower meadows and two river frontage in all around 20 acres Currently receives the Single Farm Payment and Stewardship Payment plus grazing income Eden District Council Tax Band - G Energy Performance Rating - D Mains water and electricity Private drainage to treatment plant Double glazing Underfloor oil fired central heating throughout Freehold Superfast Fibre Broadband (Fttp) Cat5e data cabling and sound system throughout 

WHY HIGHBRIDGE A pretty area within North Cumbria of natural and historic interest. Notably Thistlewood Tower, a Grade 1 listed 14th century tower house which was built on land granted by act of parliament to a Norman Knight, Thomas de Beaulieu in 1332 and later passed into the hands of the Dacre family. Quiet and peaceful area close to the Lake District National Park and within easy travelling distance of Carlisle and Penrith, each providing an excellent range of social, leisure and retail opportunities. Nearby, and just 7 minutes by car, are Ivegill Primary School. Conveniently Southwaite Services has an M&S Simply Food Store. Good communications for travel including for the M6, A69 and A66 and for the Solway Coast and Eden Valley. 

DESCRIPTION On entering the lane that runs beside Roebeck, and continuing past Thistlewood Tower it is apparent that the location is rather special. This feeling is reinforced as you approach Beckfoot from its own private bridge. Circa 1674 with alterations in the 1800's, the property has a significant presence with pleasing sandstone elevations. It has been extended and significantly improved by the current owners to create a generous five bed home with a self contained studio annex in all around 4,500sq ft. The beautiful interior has been well designed for modern living and to take full advantage of the aspect and setting. In particular the spacious living kitchen with electric four oven Aga and triple aspect will find favour. This is a lovely place for family gatherings and entertaining. French doors open out onto a delightful private southwest facing terrace which overlooks the expansive rear garden. The other living spaces do not disappoint either and provide options for young and old. The charming sitting room features a fireplace with wood burning stove as does the spacious family room. The Orangey is a generous and appealing space with exposed timbers and extensive glazing, private to the rear. 

On the first floor the main bedroom suite is a grand affair, occupying the whole area of the rear extension. It includes a beautiful bathroom with wet room style walk in shower, whirlpool bath and wall hung WC and wash basin. The dressing room with fitted wardrobes and drawers. The remaining double bedrooms are accessible from main landing and configured in a traditional four square layout. The two front bedrooms have great character and feature original fireplaces and window seats. Good natural light and a pretty rural aspect is provided via twin windows to the southeast. The family bathroom also has a view and is conveniently placed between the two front bedrooms. 


An excellent, well presented facility currently set up and successfully operating as an Airbnb trading as Beckfoot Cottage. It has an approval rating of 4.95 which is outstanding. Designed to be self contained it can connect seamlessly to the house as there is access from both the lobby and orangery. The ground floor includes a spacious living room with designated sleeping area, a beautiful wetroom and kitchen. The star of the show is the superb first floor games room which provides a large and interesting space. Exposed beams and two doors with Juliet balconies enforce the character. Clearly the annex offers opportunity for a variety of uses and indeed it has in the past been used as offices and has the benefit of Cat 5 wiring. 

OUTSIDE Large gardens to the south, west and north are bounded by Roe Beck. A lovely flagged terrace with pizza oven provides a superb, open area for alfresco entertaining. The garden grounds are delightful and include formal areas along with raised vegetable beds. Ample parking is provided. An impressive detached outbuilding faced in stone provides an open double garage and an enclosed workshop/garage.  


From the garden the land runs south west along the beck through a wooded area rising up past wild flower meadows and further woodland to a wildlife pond. There are two paddocks around 4.5 and 5.5 acres and beyond this the eastern boundary is the River Ive. This is a wonderful stretch of the river where beautiful shady, wooded bluebell meadows lead to a tranquil waterhole beside a small sandstone overhang. Just above the house is the orchard with an excellent range of fruit trees. 

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