Offers Over £475,0003 Bedrooms 1 Garage 1 Reception Room
• Impressive detached 1950’s period residence • Spacious 3 bedroom 3 bathroom flexible living accommodation • Extensive gardens, grounds and paddock land extending to 1.72Ac (0.70Ha) •
Rural yet accessible and private location with far reaching countryside views • Close to the Lake District National Park
Brough Sowerby is a small historic village on the fringe of the popular tourist destination the Lake District with its breathtaking scenery and famous for its lakes, mountains and associations with Beatrix Potter. The village is amidst stunning open countryside, enjoys views and has a gastro pub within 5 minutes walk from the property. Just two miles away is the historic market town of Brough which supports a mini supermarket, tearooms, pubs and a hotel with fine dining. A wider range of facilities can be found in the attractive town of Kirkby Stephen which lies just 3 miles to the south, while Barnard Castle (east) along with Penrith, Ullswater and Keswick (west) and Kendal (south) are all within easy reach.
For the commuter the A66, A1(M) and M6 provide links with the major commercial centres of the North East and North West. Â The scenic Transpennine Railway connects Kirkby Stephen to Leeds and Carlisle. Mainline Railway Stations at Darlington, Kendal (Oxenholme) and Penrith provide east and west coast railway connections to the north and south. Â International Airports at Durham Tees Valley, Liverpool and Manchester provide further domestic and international connections.
Long Acres is a superb 1950s detached south facing property set in approximately 1.72Ac comprising a woodland walk winding through the arboretum, lawned gardens and a paddock.
A glazed door leads into a bright entrance vestibule which has access to a large under stairs storage cupboard ideal for cloaks and boots. An inner door leads into a spacious, airy reception hallway with doors radiating off to the living/ family rooms, downstairs shower room/WC and stairs rising to the first floor.
The open plan living kitchen is a fantastic family room having a dual aspect with large bay window to the front of the property enjoying views over the lawned gardens. There is a multifuel wood burning stove set on a slate hearth creating a focal point in the room.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of retro, high gloss base and wall mounted storage units with granite style worktops along with an island and large breakfast bar which creates ample informal seating for dining. There is a two bowl sink unit with large square bay window looking over the drive and to the woodland, a range style cooker with a 5 burner hob and extractor fan over with ambient lighting. There is an integrated dishwasher and ample space for a freestanding refrigerator/freezer. A door provides access to a traditional pantry which is fully shelved and a further part glazed door leads into the rear entrance passage that accesses the utility room, boiler room, garage and rear garden.
The utility room is fitted with the original base units with a stainless steel sink and drainer unit and space and plumbing for an under counter washing machine.
Returning to the front of the property the spacious living room again enjoys a dual and has a large picture window to the rear and a large bay window to the front of the property allowing maximum light to flood the room and boasting beautiful views of the gardens and grounds. There is an open grate fire set into local fossil marble surround with a marble mantel.
The downstairs shower room/WC is partially tiled and fitted with a white suite including a shower, hand wash basin and WC, this would provide ground floor facilities if the living room was utilised as a bedroom/self contained annexe (subject to consents if necessary).
To the first floor are three bedrooms one of which is en suite and a family shower room/WC. The master bedroom is an excellent sized double room having wardrobes to one wall, attractive bay window over looking the front garden and views across the valley. A large en suite bathroom lies to the rear of the property and is partially tiled and fitted with a white suite including a full sized bath with mixer shower tap attachment, hand wash basin, bidet and WC and enjoys open views over the rear garden.
The second bedroom, which is another good sized double room has a large bay window enjoying views of the front garden, woodland and beyond over the hills.
The third bedroom is currently used as a home office but is still of excellent proportions and would easily work as a double bedroom.
The family shower room/WC has contemporary tiling and is fitted with a white suite including a large walk in shower cubicle with hand wash basin and WC. A trap door provides access to a useful attic space which has been boarded out. Subject to obtaining necessary planning and building consents, this could create a fourth bedroom attic conversion.
8.04m x 3.93m (26' 4" x 12' 11")
2.42m x 2.42m (7' 11" x 7' 11")
7.01m x 3.96m (23' x 13')
Downstairs Shower Room/WC
4.85m x 3.91m (15' 11" x 12' 10")
2.77m x 5.76m (9' 1" x 18' 11")
4.53m x 3.94m (14' 10" x 12' 11")
3.36m x 3.10m (11' x 10' 2")
A gated private drive winds up to a large tarmacked parking area with attached single garage. A detached free standing timber, car port/open sided barn provides further covered parking for two vehicles or hay/wood storage.
The magnificent gardens wrap around the property and the gently sloping plot is framed and interspersed with an interesting variety of mature trees creating an arboretum which is enclosed by stone walling.
A number of secluded patios, terraces and seating areas pepper the gardens enjoying the sunshine in different areas throughout the day. In addition to this a large timber shed/workshop is tucked away and has power and lighting behind which is a large log store and area for compost bins.
To the side of the house are two substantial greenhouses, enclosed wild flower garden and large ornamental pond. There is also an enclosed/fenced vegetable plot.
At the foot of the garden is a wild garden planted with species daffodils and blue camassias bursting with colour in spring and beyond is a well fenced, gated paddock with road frontage and separate access.
Energy Performance Rating
The property is currently rated ‘D’.
From A66 at the Brough junction travel South on the A685 heading for Kirkby Stephen. Turn right off the main road at the Belah Bridge public house continuing on the service road running parallel with the main road. Pass over the bridge and the gates to the property will be found in front of you.
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