Cavendish Terrace, Carlisle


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
A significant late 19th century detached dwelling with many fine original, architectural features retained. Prominent site in a prime location with elevated views to parkland, the River Eden and the city. 7 beds. Substantial accommodation. Easy walk to Stanwix shops, school and the city centre.


Situation and description Cavendish Mount is thought to date from circa 1871, having been commissioned by a prominent city family. This elegant desirable detached house occupies a significant site fronting onto Cavendish Terrace, a private road of similar fine homes. The property enjoys a fine southerly aspect from the garden and house over the cricket pitch, River Eden and parkland to the city beyond, including views to Carlisle Cathedral, the Norman Castle and the distant Lakeland fells. 

Carlisle, the region's capital, has a superb range of social, leisure and retail opportunities. There is an attractive central pedestrianised area and an impressive cathedral and castle. The city benefits from being on the West Coast Mainline which provides fast and frequent services to London from 3 hours 23 minutes. The city's central railway station serves many other destinations including the Lake District, West Cumbria, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Manchester Airport and Birmingham. 

Cavendish Mount is an impressive property retaining great character. From the beautiful entrance hall there is a fine classic staircase through to three elegant reception rooms and beyond the property does not disappoint. In short, the living space is superb and the accommodation offers considerable versatility over three floors, plus a basement. The aspect from the large rear terrace is both delightful and private. Of interest is the converted coach house which incorporates a garage with games room above. 

Entrance porch Traditional oak door. Leaded side and top-lights. 

Vestibule Featuring geometric original tiled floor finish. Arched opening to: 

Hall and stairs 14'0 x 13'9 A most elegant and fitting introduction to the property including a handsome staircase with wrought iron banister and fine timber handrail. The attractive sandstone floor features inlaid slate insets. 

Dining room 17'3 x 12'8 Featuring a marble fireplace with tiled hearth. Two sash windows to front elevation. Shutters. Ornate cornice and ceiling rose. Access to butlers pantry. 

Butlers pantry 11'5 x 6'8  

Drawing room 20'3 x 16'9 into bay An elegant room of generous proportion. Beautiful ornate cornice. Ceiling rose. Wide bay window with double glazed replacement sash windows. Additional double glazed replacement sash windows to chimneyside. Marble fireplace with tiled hearth. 

Sitting room 18'10 x 17'5 into bay A second generous reception room featuring a marble fireplace with tiled hearth and marble fender. Ornate coving. Picture rail. Large bay window with floor to ceiling replacement double glazed windows. Superb aspect across the cricket ground to Carlisle Castle, Dixon's Chimney and the Lake District fells. Glazed French doors lead to conservatory. 

Kitchen 15'9 x 13'10 Range of bespoke pine units featuring dark granite worktops. White sink unit with mixer tap. Aga. Substantial Range cooker with cooker hood. Sandstone floor. Integral dishwasher. Double glazed replacement sash window with shutters to courtyard. Access to conservatory. 

Secondary hall and stair lobby Door to courtyard. Replacement double glazed sash window. Built-in cupboard. Access to main hall. 

Cloakroom 7'9 x 5'11 Well proportioned. White two piece suite. WC. Wash hand basin. Sandstone floor. Sash window with shutters to front. 

Utility 9'9 x 7'7 Quarry tiled floor. Belfast sink. Sash window with shutters to front. Plumbing for washing machine. 

Conservatory 31'6 overall x 11'7/15'8 max Double glazed glass ceiling and double glazed windows with French doors to terrace. Additional French doors with steps down to a large private deck. The views are superb looking out over the cricket club to the castle and fell tops. Double glazed windows and a door to the courtyard. French doors to office. 

Office 12'11 x 11'0 Double glazed French doors to rear deck. Door to lobby. 

Lobby Double glazed window. Stairs to loft room. Door with double glazed top-light to courtyard. Access door to garage. 

Garage 19'5 x 12'6  

Loft room 18'6 min x 12'0 into eaves Double glazed window. Velux skylight. Access to eaves storage. 

Galleried landing Featuring superb period detail and having a central glazed light with decorative coffered ceiling. Stripped timber floor. 

Bedroom one 20'3 x 14'11 A beautifully proportioned room featuring an original decorative marble fireplace with tiled inset. Replacement double glazed sash windows to the side and rear. Coving. Picture rail. Recessed shelving. 

Bedroom two 18'11 x 14'0 Stripped timber floor. Marble fireplace. Double glazed windows to rear providing a superb elevated aspect over the cricket club taking in the castle, cathedral and Dixon's chimney and the Lake District fells beyond. Coving. Picture rail. 

Shower room 9'0 x 3'1 min White two piece suite. Large shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Ladder towel radiator. Extractor fan. Door to inner landing. 

Bedroom three 17'3 x 12'9 Sash windows to the front and side elevation. Marble fireplace with tiled hearth. Stripped timber floor finish. Coving. Picture rail. 

Bathroom 12'6 x 10'8 White three piece suite. Freestanding roll-top bath with shower mixer. Pedestal wash hand basin. WC. Stripped timber floor finish. Sandstone fireplace with tiled hearth. Towel rail/radiator. Coving. Two sash windows to front elevation. 

Inner landing Access to servants stairs on ground and second floor. Built-in shelved cupboard. 

Bedroom four 12'5 x 9'8 Decorative fireplace. Fitted shelving. Coving. Picture rail. Replacement double glazed sash window with view to the river and fells. 

Shower room 7'6 x 5'10 A contemporary facility comprising a white three piece suite. Large shower cubicle. WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic tiled floor with three quarter tiled walls. Sash window. Chrome ladder radiator. 

Bedroom five 10'2 x 7'8 Built-in wardrobes. Replacement double glazed sash window to side. Aspect to Rickerby Park and fells. 

Bedroom six 10'1 to cupboard fronts x 6'10 Replacement double glazed sash window. Aspect to park and fells. Bedrooms five and six could be combined to create a larger double bedroom. 

Second floor landing  

Attic bedroom 16'2 x 8'8 min Eaves storage. Replacement double glazed sash window. Fine views taking in the River Eden, Rickerby Park and distant fells. 

Outside The property features a wide frontage with a front hedge and brick wall with iron railings providing the boundary. Iron gates provide access onto an area of parking and a sandstone arch with double iron gates leads into a flagged courtyard. The principal garden area extends to the west along Cavendish Terrace having mature trees and boundary hedges. This area is relatively private and has views to the city's famous landmarks beyond the cricket club and River Eden. The rear garden features a large timber deck with southerly aspect providing an excellent private area for outdoor living. 

Services Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. Gas fired central heating. Energy Performance Rating E. Freehold. 

Marketed by Arrange viewing 01228 810300

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