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Wells House, Skelton Wood End, Penrith, Cumbria

A substantial period house with land and a useful range of outbuildings situated in a private and quiet position

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Drawing room | Bar/Games Room | Dining Room | Kitchen Breakfast Room | Boot Room/Utility Room | Downstairs Shower Room | Master Bedroom Suite | Four Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom

Garaging | Workshops | Store Room | Stabling | Horse Shelter

The Property
Wells House is a charming, 18th Century property nestled amongst secluded gardens and grounds. The property has retained a wealth of character throughout with some original features, believed to date back to 1760 whilst the layout of the property offers flexible accommodation for modern day living.

The main front door sits at the front elevation and leads into a welcoming entrance hall with access to the ground floor accommodation and stairs leading to the first floor. The drawing room is of generous proportions, with external door to one side and a stunning outlook over the gardens to the other. An exceptional inglenook fireplace sits to one corner and provides a stunning focal point for the room. Double doors lead from the drawing room into the unique bar and games room which gives an enchanting entertaining space with mezzanine seating area and well-equipped bar.

The dining room is located on the opposite side of the house with access from both the entrance hall and kitchen, with stove set within a hearth. The dining room flows naturally into the kitchen area which is fitted with an attractive Moben kitchen, offering a range of oak units with granite work surfaces. Integral appliances include a range style cooker, 1½ bowl sink, dishwasher and two fridges. An archway sits central to the room giving an open plan feel with the generous seating area overlooking the garden with French doors leading out. A useful boot room / utility room leads off the kitchen with external access. A Belfast sink sits to one corner as well as space for a tumble dryer and plumbing for a washing machine. A shower room with shower cubicle and WC is situated off the boot room.

Stairs from the hallway lead to the first floor with a window at half landing level. The master bedroom, with dual aspect, sits to the rear of the property and comprises a dressing room with fitted wardrobes and a generous bathroom. The bathroom is fitted with a bath, wash hand basin and WC. Four further bedrooms, two with fitted wardrobes, offer good sized accommodation and are all served by the family bathroom with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.

Wells House is approached via electric, cast iron gates leading onto the private drive which meanders its way through the grounds to the parking area at the rear and has parking for several vehicles. A variety of outbuildings are on offer as well as an outside store room which is part of the main house.

The main garage block has a workshop to one end along with a double and single garage, with power and lighting connected. The double garage further benefits from electric up and over doors. Adjacent to this is a single storey building comprising further storage and stabling for approximately four to six horses. In addition to this is an open sided horse shelter which leads onto the field with a further single garage to the side.

The gardens surround the property and are extremely well maintained with a variety of mature shrubs and plants adding to the charm. A natural pond sits central to the main garden with a delightful bridge adding to the character. A wealth of mature trees are nestled amongst the grounds giving a further element of privacy and seclusion.

The land is currently divided into three separate paddocks all of which are well fenced and two have water connected. An established area of mature woodland sits on the north and western boundaries with the Roe Beck running through.

In all the land extends to around 12 acres.

Local Information
Wells House is located close to the village of Skelton, a small village north west of Penrith with a primary school and a village pub. 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 primary schools in nearby Skelton, Ivegill and Calthwaite with secondary education in Caldew and Ullswater. 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 Dalston 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
Skelton 3.4 miles | J41 M6 7.2 miles | Penrith 11.2 miles | Carlisle City Centre 15.6 miles

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