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The Raise, Branthwaite, Near Cockermouth, Cumbria

A Grade II Listed farmhouse with barn conversion in a private and picturesque position

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Downstairs Cloakroom | Sitting Room/Dining Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | Guest Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Two Further Bedrooms | Bathroom | WC

Development potential could provide additional ground floor accommodation to include:
Sitting Room | Kitchen | Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | WC

Gardens | Two Garages | Outbuildings | Studio | Stores | Greenhouse | Paddocks

The Property

The Raise is a Grade II Listed farmhouse situated in an elevated position in the village of Ullock, approximately 5 miles south west of the market town of Cockermouth, 8 miles south east of Workington and on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Extensive renovations include an architecturally designed oak frame and barn extension converted to an excellent standard. The ground floor of the original farmhouse offers potential for further ancillary accommodation or an independent living opportunity. Four good sized rooms are on offer allowing plenty of scope for development. Planning permission has been granted for an unconverted detached barn to be converted into holiday lets (planning refs. FP/2005/1028, 2/2004/0818, 2/2004/1819), allowing the opportunity of an additional income stream, whilst the converted studio is ideal for home working or additional recreational use.

The reception hall is entered through a wooden door from the courtyard and gives access to the ground floor accommodation and a downstairs cloakroom and WC. The spacious open-plan kitchen and breakfast room, with windows and French doors overlooking the garden, is fitted with a range of contemporary, shaker style cream wall and floor units incorporating beautiful granite work surfaces, a central island with 1½ bowl sink and drainer. There is a double Belfast sink and a four-oven oil fired AGA with hotplate, with attractive granite splashback with wooden inglenook style display shelf over. The kitchen incorporates an integral dishwasher, a recess for a large fridge freezer and a Stannah dumbwaiter to service the first floor dining room. The breakfasting area with dual aspect is bright and naturally light and is the real hub of the home, with ample space for a table and chairs and access to the garden.

Stairs from the kitchen to the upper floor lead to the first floor landing and spacious open-plan sitting room and dining room. This room is ideally placed to enjoy fabulous views to the fells and open countryside beyond, benefitting from triple aspect and French doors leading to a balcony. There are feature exposed stone walls, a wood burning stove on a raised hearth set into the chimney breast, crux beams, oak floor covering throughout and underfloor heating to both areas. The dining area provides ample space for a large dining table and chairs for more formal entertaining.

Also on this floor is the master bedroom, with dual aspect to enjoy the stunning views towards the fells, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and oak flooring. The en-suite bathroom with contemporary suite includes a luxurious corner bath, walk in shower, twin wash hand basins and WC. The walls and floor are covered with unpolished marble. There is underfloor heating and an open feature oak wall which faces the master bedroom.

There are three further bedrooms to this floor, all of good size, two with underfloor heating to the front elevation, one offering an en-suite shower room with wash hand basin set within a vanity unit and WC, whilst the others are served by the family bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and WC. A separate WC is also available and completes the upstairs accommodation.

Externally

The Raise is accessed by a private tarmacadam drive through a gated entrance to an elevated position with dry stone wall boundary. A courtyard parking area at the front of the house has space for several cars. The two garages have central wooden double doors, a sink, wall units, plumbing for two washing machines and power and light. Adjoining one garage with access from the courtyard is the studio, a building of good size ideal for recreational uses or a work from home opportunity, offering double fully glazed French doors with additional glazing to the sides and skylights to the roof. Sitting opposite is the unconverted barn which has planning permission for conversion into holiday lets and there is an additional two bay stable block and further stores.

The gardens, which surround the property, are mainly laid to lawn with a gravelled sun terrace area, ideal for al-fresco entertaining and perfectly placed to enjoy the beautiful fell views. There is also a productive vegetable garden and greenhouse and paddocks extending as a whole to approximately 1.85 acres.

Local Information

Branthwaite is a pretty village situated a short distance from the Lake District National Park and provides excellent access to the main employment centres of West Cumbria. There is a village gastro pub in Branthwaite and there are also a good selection of local eateries in nearby villages. The market town of Cockermouth provides a good range of shops together with supermarkets, chemists, medical and dental surgeries, Community Hospital, sports centre and many restaurants and pubs.

The area is wonderful for walking and country pursuits with the Ennerdale Water and Loweswater within close proximity of the property.

Schooling is available locally with primary schools in Dean, Lamplugh and Eaglesfield, while secondary schools are available in Cockermouth and Keswick. St Bees School is nearby which provides private schooling from primary through to sixth form. For the commuter the M6 is within easy reach for onward travel north and south. Mainline rail services are available at Penrith and Carlisle.

Approximate Mileages

Workington 5.1 miles | Cockermouth 6.9 miles | Ennerdale Water 8.7 miles | Whitehaven 8.8 miles | Carlisle 33.7 miles | J40 M6 35.7 miles | Penrith Train Station 36.0 miles

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