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A unique opportunity to acquire a versatile package, comprising a newly refurbished spacious and high quality finished four/five bedroom traditional Lakeland farmhouse. Offering generous gardens incorporating two Lakeland stone outbuildings. In addition is a separate substantial barn set within a 1/3 of an acre with planning permission for a two bedroom dwelling. In its entirety the farmhouse, outbuildings and detached barn for conversion are set in a total of 6 acres and is being marketed as a whole package offering someone the chance to purchase a beautifully finished detached family farmhouse, with numerous possibilities and flexibility to develop further.
We believe that part of the farmhouse dates back to the 14th Century but has been extensively renovated and extended in last two years by local tradesmen in a conservative manor to maintain the character of a traditional farmhouse but with all the modern touches including oak flooring, staircase and skirting boards throughout, hardwood double glazed windows, high specification breakfast kitchen and utility with wet room, two reception rooms with log burner installed, five quality fitted bathroom/shower rooms to compliment the four/five large double bedrooms and presently a second kitchen fitted to a self contained area of the house with potential for use as a granny or teenage annex.
The barn provides an excellent development opportunity which has current planning permission to convert into a generously proportion two bedroom dwelling with a local occupancy condition. Set in approximately a 1/3 of an acre plot with separate drive and services already in position. It is equally suitable as a superb storage facility or garaging if desired although the farmhouse itself has two adjacent detached stone barns serving presently as a detached car port and generous storage facility. Planning reference 7/2014/5779.
Enjoying beautiful fell and county views this excellent small holding is located in an idyllic position and small settlement of Colton, a traditional farming area offering peace and tranquillity with numerous walks straight from the doorstep.
Directions From Greenodd, just off the A590. Head north on the A5092, before leaving Greenodd village take the right hand turn signposted Penny Bridge, follow the road travelling over the River Crake for approximately 2 miles passing through the cross roads at Tottlebank and onwards to Colton. Entering the small hamlet of Colton take a right turn heading up the lane through a collection of cottages in the direction of the Church and Greenhead Farm the stone barn buildings can be found on the right hand side.
Accommodation Approaching the property from the first driveway on the right, the farmhouse has useful access through a large utility/boot room ideal for entering on a wet day with washing facilities, boiler and a separate wet room with shower facility, wash basin and WC.
Breakfast Kitchen 18 x 16’10 (5.8m x 5.12m) Newly fitted high quality range of Pippy oak cabinets and island combined with Siemens appliances including induction hob and ovens with extractor hood, full height fridge and freezer and finished with a tiled floor. Door out to the garden and patio area.
Office/Study and Home Gym/Cinema Room Office: 18’7 x 9’5 (5.67m x 2.86m) Gym: 13’5 x 12’11 (4.09m x 3.93m) Set in the original part of the farmhouse, this useful room serves well as an home office or study area leading onto a further flexible cinema room or home gym and equally a further ground floor bedroom with its own external access.
Living Room 18′ x 17’10 (5.49m x 5.4m) Leading off from the breakfast kitchen is the first of the large reception rooms currently utilised as a snug/sitting room and would also make an ideal formal dining room with door and window out to the garden and oak staircase to the first floor.
Sitting Room 27’7 x 14’10 (8.41m x 4.52m) Excellent lounge and main sitting room with windows to all three sides enjoying open countryside views and patio doors out to the garden with views north to Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam. Central to the room is a log burning stove making this a superb family living space for lounging and entertaining.
First Floor Solid oak staircase leads to the landing.
Master Bedroom Suite 21’4 x 14’10 (6.51m x 4.51m) Excellent master bedroom with windows to the south and western elevations enjoying excellent views over the gardens to the countryside beyond.
En-Suite Bathroom A large four piece suite comprising of Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash basin. Built in cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder.
Bedroom Two/En-Suite Shower Room 14’4 x 14’2 (4.38m x 4.31m) Double bedroom with views south over the gardens and surrounding countryside with en-suite shower room facility.
Bedroom Three 14’1 x 9’5 (4.28m x 2.88m) Good size double bedroom with south facing window with excellent views.
Landing with the original traditional beam defines the new house from the original farmhouse.
Family Bathroom Across the hall from bedroom three, is a spacious family bathroom with four piece suite comprising panelled bath, corner shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom Four 18’7 x 16’6 (5.67m x 5.04m) Large double bedroom with open vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses and beams, window to the north elevation enjoying fell views in the distance. Separate external access from both the bedroom and the adjacent Kitchenette offering potential for a self contained granny/teenage annex to this end of the house if required.
En-Suite Bathroom Four piece bathroom comprising panelled bath, corner shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin.
Annex Living Room/Kitchenette 15’5 x 13.3 (4.70m x 4.03m) Presently fitted with a modern kitchen modestly equipped for annex use offering combined living area with bedroom to form excellent teenagers or granny annex with private external access. This room can equally be incorporated back into the farmhouse and offered as further bedroom accommodation.
Outside The private grounds immediately surrounding the farmhouse make up 1.5 acres of the total 6 acres, these immediate gardens are neatly landscaped with pleasant slated patio areas and level lawns surrounding three sides of the farmhouse with fencing to the borders and pasture land beyond with newly established pond. To the south elevation of the farmhouse across the patio/courtyard is a detached two storey stone barn offering
750 ft² of space for storage and has potential for further use subject to planning approval. The second barn on the northern aspect of the farmhouse adjacent to the drive access is currently a garage/car port and can accommodate a large vehicle measuring 22’6 x 14’4.
Land In all the immediate 1.5 acres of garden/grounds around the house, 1/3 of acre plot with barn conversion and 4.5 acres across the lane of pasture land leading up to the church combine to a total of 6 acres making this an interesting acquisition to those with equestrian interests offering ample potential and space for stables.
Detached Barn with Planning Permission for Two Bedroom Dwelling The large detached Lakeland stone barn has planning permission granted for conversion to a very well proportioned two bedroom home, comprising large kitchen and dining area, en-suite double bedroom on the ground floor and sitting room and second large double en-suite bedroom on the first floor level with plant room, cloakroom, lift facility and feature glass floor to the upstairs allowing light to flood the lower level. The barn has services including water and electric already connected and can be connected to the newly installed treatment plant or have a private one installed on the plot. The barn enjoys a elevated plot with views from full height windows and doors to both the south and north aspects taking in views of the countryside and fells beyond. For more details reference please refer to the Lake District Planning Website and use the reference 7/2014/5779.
Services Mains and spring water connected. Three phase electric. Newly installed private treatment plant. Oil fired central heating to the farmhouse.
Council Tax Band E