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2 bed detached house for sale The Butts, Alston, Cumbria CA9

2 beds
1 bath
1 reception

Property location

  • Samuel King's School0.2 miles
  • Alston Primary School0.4 miles
  • Newcastle Airport33.5 miles

Features and description

  • Freehold
  • Private garden
  • Off street parking
  • Central heating
  • Double glazing
  • Fireplace
The Palace, The Butts, Alston
Pretty stone cottage built between 1610-1620, originally an ‘Pennine Sheiling’. The Palace was acquired by the then ‘Salvin School’ and turned into a Reading Room for the local miners and farmers. Later the cottage was used as a home for Alstons Brass Band. The property has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and good size living room, kitchen and utility room on the ground floor. The property benefits from double glazing and gas central heating throughout, private parking and garden with large stone shed, and has been maintained to a good standard having just had both the main roof and flat roof renewed.

Ground Floor

Kitchen 7x2019;3” x 14&x2019;8”
Having a range of wall and floor units with laminate worktops and complementary tiling. Stainless steel sink and drainer, space for fridge freezer, newly fitted electric oven and gas hob with extractor above, dishwasher, radiator and wood laminate floor. Solid wood part glazed door and window to front aspect and wood stable door to rear garden and utility room.

Utility Room
Built of stone and accessed via wood door from garden having washing machine, tumble dryer and ceramic sink with hot and cold taps. Window to side aspect, lighting, power, 4 power sockets and storage space.

Living Room 14’3” x 24’3”
Having three windows with seats overlooking the rear garden and a further window to front aspect, stone fireplace and hearth with log burning stove and wood mantle above. Exposed beams to ceiling, shelving and under stairs cupboard housing gas boiler, gas meter and electric rcd boards. Turn stairs to first floor with wood spindles and window to side aspect.
First Floor Landing
Having solid wood doors to:

Bedroom 1 10’2” x 11’8”
Double room with exposed apex beam, radiator, window overlooking garden, mill race and church.

Bedroom 2 12’0” x 14’3”
Double room having corridor wall removed with window to rear aspect and lovely views of the church. Radiator, exposed apex beam and second window to front aspect at entrance to bathroom with large walk in store cupboard.

Nice size family bathroom with modern suite comprising, shaped bath with shower over, curved screen and tiling to walls, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Window with obscure glass to front aspect, radiator and shaver socket.

To the side of the property is a gated driveway with parking for 2 cars and a large stone shed. To the rear of the property is the garden area which is mainly paved and shingled and separated into two by the mill race with wooden bridge over. The area is bordered by stone walls and fencing and offers outside seating.

Mains Electricity
Mains Gas
Mains Water
Gas fired central heating
Telephone and broadband available

Council Tax Band: A

We are advised by the vendor that the property is freehold

Additional Information
Planning permission has been granted in the past to extend the property over the kitchen and beyond to provide extra living accommodation this has now lapsed.

Local Information
The schools at Alston provide education from the ages of 5-16 years. The town also provides banking services, a dentist, a cottage hospital, doctor’s surgery, fire station and police station. There are also an abundance of local shops in Alston providing for most everyday needs.

Directions – CA9 3JU
From our office proceed up the hill and turn left into the Butts in front of the Turks Head. Follow the cobbled path on your left behind the houses and along the church yard and at the end you will find the cottage. You will approach at the side of the cottage and the entrance is to the front marked by a property sign and our for sale board.

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