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Holly Lodge, Arkleby, Near Cockermouth, Cumbria

A substantial period house with two barn conversions offering an excellent lifestyle and business opportunity

Accommodation in Brief
Main House
Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Dining Room | Utility Room/WC | Study | Back Kitchen | Shower Room | Drawing Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | Guest Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | Three Further Double Bedrooms | Family Bathroom

Cellarage | Porch/Log Store | Stores | Gardens

Groom’s Cottage
Entrance Hall | Open Plan Sitting Room/Dining Room/Kitchen – First Floor| Two Double Bedrooms - Ground Floor | Bathroom

The Coach House
Entrance Hall | Open Plan Sitting Room/Dining Room/Kitchen – First Floor | Double Bedroom – Ground Floor| Double Bedroom – First Floor | Shower Room

Cellarage | Porch/Log Store | Stores | Gardens

The Property

Main House

Holly Lodge is a substantial period house with two barn conversions, situated in a rural location just north of the Lake District National Park. The property is well proportioned and offers flexible accommodation with a host of original features, such as decorative cornicing, fireplaces and shutters.

The property is entered via an impressive front door under a stone portico, into the reception hall with original staircase and access to the principal rooms. To the front of the house is the sitting room with wood burning stove and two windows overlooking the south facing front garden. The kitchen has a tasteful bespoke solid oak fitted kitchen with Mercury electric range with gas hob, Belfast sink with granite surround surface, dishwasher and American fridge freezer. This room opens into the dining room, which is flooded with natural light in the morning from the east and south facing windows. To the rear of the house is the drawing room, a generously proportioned room with a beautiful open fire that overlooks the main garden. There is a good sized utility room/cloakroom with WC. To the rear of the house is a further reception room, currently used as a study, leading to a back kitchen and shower room. This area would make an excellent self-contained apartment within the main house.

To the first floor is the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom in a classic style comprising freestanding bath, basin, WC and separate shower. There is also a guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom comprising bath with shower over, WC and basin. There are three further double bedrooms, served by a recently installed modern family bathroom.

There is extensive cellarage with various rooms providing excellent dry storage and with access to the rear courtyard.

The Coach House

This welcoming barn conversion has a double bedroom and family bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs is a second double bedroom and a fantastic open plan space with modern fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting room with wood burning stove, all enjoying the wonderful views over the surrounding rural landscape.

Groom’s Cottage

This recently converted barn has two double bedrooms, one with French doors to the garden, and a shower room on the ground floor. To the first floor is an L-shaped open plan sitting room with dining area and leading to a recently fitted kitchen. The room has a wood burning stove and Juliet balcony with stairs to a rear garden and far reaching views over farmland.


There are two entrances into the property, the main house having a gravelled driveway to the front and a mature garden which wraps around the side and to the rear. The rear garden is sheltered by mature trees and has lovely views over open countryside, towards the Solway Firth. There is an enclosed secret garden which is perfect for private summer barbecues.

A separate entrance leads to a cobbled courtyard with parking for the barn conversions and with a separate garden area.

Local Information

The nearby villages Arkleby, Gilcrux and Plumbland are traditional Cumbria villages with vibrant communities. The surrounding area is ideal for outdoor pursuits including walking, mountain climbing and rambling together with sailing and other water sports on nearby Bassenthwaite Lake. A short drive to the north of Holly Lodge is the Solway Coast, a popular tourist attraction with an abundance of wildlife and some popular golf courses. The market town of Cockermouth provides everyday amenities with a wide range of shops, supermarkets, chemists, medical and dental surgeries, sports centre and many restaurants and pubs. Carlisle provides further comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities. There is a choice of popular primary schools in the area, including locally Plumbland and Bothel primary schools. For secondary schooling there is a highly-regarded school in Cockermouth with Keswick and Wigton being close by.

For the commuter, the A595 provides easy access to Carlisle and onwards to M6 for links to the north and south. The rail station at Aspatria, 2 miles away, links to Carlisle and provides regular services to major UK cities north and south and also services east to Newcastle.

Approximate Mileages

Cockermouth 7.4 miles | Wigton 10.5 miles | Keswick 17.3 miles | Carlisle 24.4 miles | J43 M6 26.2 miles

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