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4 bed detached house for sale Harcla House, Culgaith, Penrith, Cumbria CA10

4 beds
1 bath
2 receptions
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Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Culgaith CofE School0.3 miles
  • Temple Sowerby CofE Primary School1.6 miles
  • Langwathby3.2 miles
  • Penrith (North Lakes)5.9 miles

Features and description

  • Freehold
  • Character Property
  • Potential to Develop Annexe
  • Stunning Countryside Views
  • Mature Gardens & Paddock
  • Peace & Tranquility
Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Study | WC | Cellar | Four Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Store Room

Cottage End Annexe
Sitting Room | Kitchen | Two Bedrooms | Bathroom

Enclosed Yard/Parking | Outbuildings | Gardens | Paddock | Garden WC

The Property
Harcla House is an impressive traditional sandstone property believed to date from before 1866. There are a host of original features throughout and the property further benefits from an adjoining cottage end annexe which offers scope to develop as an addition to the main house or as separate accommodation for guests or a dependent relative. Harcla House sits in mature gardens with a range of fine outbuildings and a paddock, all tucked away in a peaceful village location.

Entering into the welcoming hallway, the character of Harcla House is immediately apparent. The two principal reception rooms are the drawing room and dining room which both sit to the front elevation with views across stunning countryside to Blencathra, The Calf of Sedbergh and round to the Pennines. Both rooms are spacious and light with feature marble fireplaces. The dining room has a beautiful original wall cupboard with passes through to the kitchen. The kitchen offers the opportunity to update and currently offers a range of wooden units and cabinetry. The charming original maid’s bells are still in place on the wall. There is also a study on the ground floor which is the perfect spot for working from home, along with a useful WC.

The stunning wooden staircase sweeps up to the second floor via a half landing with elegant feature window. There are four bedrooms with varying outlooks. Those to the front benefit from the wonderful panoramic views. Character features include cast iron fireplaces and ceiling roses. The bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with a unique suite including a cast iron bath along with a wash hand basin and WC.

Adjoining the main house but with separate access is the cottage end annexe. This has a number of rooms, including sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom which have the potential to develop or extend through to the main house, depending on individual requirements and subject to the necessary permissions. The cottage end has independent access at both the front and rear.

Externally
Everyday access is through the enclosed gated garden which is laid to lawn and leads to the back door of Harcla House. The main gardens lie to the front and are again mainly laid to lawn with mature planting and a stone chipped sitting area directly in front of the main house. The gardens in front of the cottage end include lawn and a vegetable garden along with a traditional sandstone flagged pathway; there is also a garden WC. An expansive enclosed yard is surrounded by a range of outbuildings, some with beautiful sandstone archways over the doorways. The barn features traditional beams whilst the stable has a cobbled floor. There is an old coach house, pig house, log shed, poultry house and a sandstone built well. A gateway and lonning lead to the paddock off the yard. The paddock extends to around 0.32 acres in all.

Local Information
Harcla House situated in the picturesque Eden Valley in the village of Culgaith close to the path of the River Eden. Culgaith has a local public house with accommodation, a village hall, large recreation ground and village school. Nearby Langwathby is a pretty village which has a traditional village green and offers everyday amenities including a village hall, village shop and post office, garage, pub, a hair & beauty salon and an agricultural merchants. Langwathby Station, with its coffee shop and restaurant, is on the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway. The railway also links to Leeds providing onward links to the East Coast line. The surrounding area provides excellent local walks through nearby woodland and riverside paths along the River Eden.

Nearby Penrith is a popular market town with a population of around 16,000 people. There are several supermarkets and a good range of locally owned and national high street shops. Facilities include a leisure centre with swimming pool, climbing wall, indoor bowling, badminton courts and a fitness centre, and there are golf, rugby and cricket clubs in the town. A three-screen cinema and the Penrith Playhouse offer further entertainment opportunities. Penrith also still has branches for a number of different banks, which is increasingly rare and a welcome bonus for the area. The regional capital, Carlisle, is within easy reach and offers a comprehensive range of social, leisure, retail and cultural opportunities and an attractive pedestrian area, along with an impressive cathedral and castle. The property is also well located for access to the Lake District National Park, only a short drive from Ullswater yet without the restrictions of living within a National Park.

There is a primary school in the village and another in Langwathby, along with Lambkins Day Nursery and Pre-School Centre. Hunter Hall School in Penrith is a very popular independent preparatory and pre-school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years, while senior schooling is offered in Penrith at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School or Ullswater Community College. Penrith is also home to Newton Rigg College, one of the leading land-based colleges in the UK, which also offers general Further Education courses in a range of subjects.

For the commuter, the M6 is within easy reach for onward travel north and south. The Fellside bus service provides regular connections to Penrith and Carlisle. Main line rail services are available at Penrith which provides fast and frequent services to London in the south and to Glasgow in the north. The rail station at Carlisle provides regular connecting services east to Newcastle.

Approximate Mileages
Langwathby 3.4 miles | Penrith 7.6 miles | M6 J40 7.6 miles | Carlisle 26.2 miles

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