Irtside is a fine example of a detached Colonial style villa which occupies a plot of just over two acres and sits in a dramatic position above the River Irt, looking out over one of the most picturesque mountain landscapes in the Lake District. Designed for Col John Mawson and dating back to the 1860's this beguiling property provides flexible living space for the modern family with a total of six bedrooms plus a number of elegant reception rooms. The established grounds include formal areas of lawn, secluded seating and dining areas plus stream-side wildlife gardens. This is a rare opportunity and one not to be missed.
The extensive accommodation includes an entrance vestibule leading to a reception hall, living room, dining room with butler's pantry, boiler room, garden room, kitchen with four oven aga, utility room, ground floor WC. Master bedroom with en-suite, guest bedroom with adjacent bathroom, generous bedroom used as office, three further double bedrooms in separate wing with another family bathroom.
The property enjoys generous landscaped gardens which surround the home and include areas and nooks at the front to sit and watch the river with the Wasdale Fells providing a dramatic backdrop, a sheltered area in the centre for dining, a formal lawned garden with sun terrace and planted borders and a vegetable garden with greenhouse. A private shared driveway leads up from the roadside past the property to a sizeable parking area with stone balustrade overlooking the wildlife garden and access to a detached double garage with attached workshop. A path from this parking area then leads down past a wildlife pond into a wild meadow area with various fruit trees which borders a stream. In total gardens measure 2.07 acres.
Holmrook is a pretty, linear village set beside the River Irt and on the fringe of the Lake District National Park. The village has a number of facilities including the Lutwidge Arms hotel, post office, village hall, mechanic, a local train station (2 miles away), petrol station with convenience store and St Pauls church. The delights of the Western fells, including Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain are on the doorstep in addition to Englands deepest lake, Wastwater. If more relaxing activities are desired, enjoy some fishing on the River Irt for £10pa by becoming a member of the Reading Room, visit historic Muncaster Castle with its owl centre or take a nostalgic trip on the narrow gauge 'Laal Ratty' steam railway which runs from Ravenglass up the Eskdale valley to Dalegarth and Boot.
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