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Beech House, Church Hill, Westward, Wigton, Cumbria

A charming period house with range of traditional barns and paddock in a quaint hamlet just outside the Lake District National Park

Accommodation in Brief
Kitchen| Dining Room/Sitting Room | Hallway | Study/Fourth Bedroom | Boiler Room | Cloakroom/WC | Three Double Bedrooms | Family Bathroom

Barns | Coal House/Log Store | Garden Stores | Sandstone Built Shed | Paddock | 0.47 Acres In All

The Property
Beech House forms part of the former vicarage to the parish of Westward and stands in a quiet position in the small hamlet of Church Hill. This attractive sandstone house retains period features and is a taste of old Cumberland with its cottage garden, cobbled courtyard, range of traditional sandstone barns and small paddock. Located just outside the northern boundary of the Lake District National Park, the position is ideal for enjoying the surrounding countryside whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of rural North Cumbria.

Internally, the property has been improved over recent years and provides a light and airy, flexible layout. Modern additions such as double glazed sash windows have been added to make the property ideal for 21st century living. A fantastic open plan sitting room and dining room with tiled floor and multi-fuel stove is situated to the front of the house enjoying a high degree of sunlight. Off this room is the kitchen with a range of modern units, electric oven, ceramic hob and space for a washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer. To the rear of the house is the hallway which leads to a cloakroom/WC, study or fourth double bedroom, and the original staircase leading to the first floor.

Upstairs, the accommodation is cleverly configured giving the three double bedrooms pleasant aspects from their respective windows. Each bedroom is individual with the master having an original feature fireplace. These bedrooms are served by a stylish modern family bathroom.

Externally
Beech House is entered via a five bar gate onto the cobbled courtyard which provides parking for several vehicles. There is a pretty cottage garden, with an apple tree and elderberry bushes, which is easily accessible from the house with sunny areas to sit and enjoy the views to open countryside. The range of traditional sandstone barns have double glazed windows and benefit from electricity and water. They provide excellent storage options and may have potential to develop, subject to the necessary planning consents. To the rear of the sandstone barns is a single-storey sandstone shed which may also have potential for a variety of uses. The enclosed paddock extends to around 0.3 acres and is ideal for a pony or chickens with an outside tap and drinking troughs.

Local Information
Church Hill, Westward is a small community set amidst beautiful countryside on the fringe of the Lake District National Park. This unspoiled rural area is conveniently situated for easy access to the Lakes, Solway Coast and Carlisle. Nearby Wigton provides everyday amenities including a good range of local shops, supermarkets, public houses, restaurants, primary and secondary schooling, and professional facilities. The regional capital of Carlisle is within easy reach and offers an excellent range of social, leisure and retail opportunities and an attractive pedestrian area, along with an impressive cathedral and castle. The property is also well-located for access to Penrith, the Lake District National Park and the Scottish Borders.

For schooling there are good local primary schools, with Bolton Low Houses, Caldbeck, Rosley and Wigton all within easy reach. For secondary schooling there is Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton, Caldew School in Dalston and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith. Private schooling is available at Lime House School in Dalston which provides co-educational schooling from 3-18 years.

For the commuter the M6 (either junction 41 or 42) is within easy reach for onward travel north and south. There is a rail station at Wigton offering local services, while mainline rail services are available at Penrith and Carlisle, which provides fast and frequent services to London in the south and Glasgow in the north.

Approximate Mileages
Lake District National Park 2.7 miles | Wigton 3.3 miles | Carlisle City Centre 13.3 miles | J41 M6 17.1 miles | Keswick 18.6 miles | Penrith 20.5 miles

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