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High Gale House, Applethwaite, Keswick, Cumbria

A unique property with sensational views over Derwent Water and the Lakeland Fells directly up Borrowdale with Scafell Pike in the distance

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Office | Master Bedroom with En-suite | Two Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Utility Rooms

Double Garage | Parking | Gardens | Greenhouse | Wood Stores

The Property

High Gale stands in a secluded, sheltered and elevated position on the edge of the popular village of Applethwaite, a small hamlet to the North of Keswick at the foot of Skiddaw. Built in the 1950s, the property offers split level accommodation configured over three floors. The principal rooms are south facing and enjoy open views over the surrounding countryside towards Derwent Water and the Lakeland fells directly up Borrowdale with Scafell Pike in the distance.

The accommodation to the main house is on the upper level and elevated to the front, with access at the rear and ground level access to the double garage.

The entrance hallway, with attractive wood paneling and feature exposed stone to the walls, gives access to upper and lower floors, the study to the side elevation and the dining room. To the front of the property is the dining room with floor to ceiling picture window to enjoy the fabulous views. This room is bright and welcoming; offering wooden floor, a bespoke range of built-in wall bookshelves and wall paneling. To the left, a wooden door leads to the kitchen; offering dual aspect double glazed windows to the front and side elevation, a good range of bespoke wooden kitchen wall and base units and larder, an LPG Rangemaster set into an inglenook, a central island and double sink and drainer with complementary granite surfaces.

To the right of the dining room is the sitting room, with dual aspect to the front and rear, wooden floor, wall paneling, wood burning stove set on a slate hearth with matching back panel and attractive wooden surround. Floor to ceiling picture window and glass patio door gives access to the south facing terrace, with room for a table and chairs to relax and enjoy the views over Derwent Water, the fells and the peaceful surroundings of the garden.

Off the sitting room is the master bedroom, offering dual aspect, exposed wooden floor, built in wardrobes and a separate shower. The en-suite bathroom has a bath, wash-hand basin and WC with wall tiling.

The oak staircase with attractive metal spindles leads to the upper floor and galleried landing. There are a further two double bedrooms, both with built-in cupboards and eve storage and one with access to the loft storage space. With the correct consents, this could be converted into further ancillary accommodation if required. These bedrooms are served by the family shower room with Velux window, attractive tiling to the walls, underfloor heating, separate shower, wash-hand basin and WC.

On the lower ground floor is the utility/boot room, benefitting from Belfast sink and laminate floor covering. There is a further utility/boiler room with a tiled floor housing the hot water tank and has plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Access to the double garage with roller shutter doors, light and power and separate storage room completes the lower ground floor accommodation.


High Gale is approached through a 5-bar wooden gate, via a private tree-lined tarmacadam driveway which leads to a parking area for several cars and the double garage. Established gardens surround the property and are primarily south facing. There is an area laid to lawn with mature native tree species of oak, copper beech and sycamore along with various shrubs, herbaceous plantings and climbers. A sun terrace of Lakeland slate, to the south elevation on the upper level, benefits from breath-taking views of Derwent Water and the northern fells such as Catbells and Maiden Moor with Scafell Pike in the distance. To the side of the property, a natural garden has been created to encourage wildlife along with a greenhouse and one of two wood stores with boundaries of fencing and stonewalling. Access from the road at the entrance gate leads to the fells of Latrigg, Skiddaw and beyond.

Local Information

The hamlet of Applethwaite, sits at the foot of Skiddaw with views of the north-west fells and Borrowdale. Keswick is the closest town with a thriving community and a range of local amenities including a variety of shops, post office, cafes, public houses; together with hotels, banks, garages, library, doctor and dentist surgeries and a market twice a week. The regional centre of Penrith is within easy reach and provides further comprehensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities.

There are primary schools in the villages of Braithwaite, Stonethwaite and Bassenthwaite and the property is in the catchment area for Keswick School which offers schooling from 11-18 years.

For the commuter, the A66 is nearby and the M6 is within easy reach for onward travel north and south. Main line rail services are available at both Penrith and Carlisle which provide fast and frequent services to London in the south and to Glasgow in the north. The rail station at Carlisle provides regular connecting services east to Newcastle.

Approximate mileages

Keswick 2 miles | M6 J40 17 miles | Penrith 18 miles | Carlisle 30 miles

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