5 Bedrooms £550,000

Fieldgate, Bampton, Penrith Under Offer


Previously a Lowther Estate farm, the development enjoys an outstanding position, with uninterrupted views of the east Lakeland fells. Fieldgate farmhouse dates back to the late 18th century and is Grade II Listed. The residence is presently unoccupied and requires modernisation throughout. It offers the potential to create a unique family country home, with the well proportioned rooms retaining much of the original charm and features.

The house is approached via a gated gravel driveway and has an attractive frontage with grand doorway into the entrance hall. Off the hallway are two spacious reception rooms, with open fireplaces and garden views.

To the rear of the ground floor is a large breakfast room, which would make an excellent traditional farmhouse kitchen, with open fireplace and door out to the farmyard. Stairs lead down to the present kitchen, which could serve as a utility room, with additional boot room and external door.

The ground floor is completed by a pantry room, which could serve as a study. A door from the hallway leads down to a large cellar room, with flagstone floor and shelves for storage.

The original sweeping staircase leads to the first floor, with Georgian style archways and stained glass feature window spanning both floors.  Off the landing are five bedrooms, with three having particularly grand proportions and original fireplaces. Magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and fells can be enjoyed from the first floor, with many rooms having windows seats.  The first floor bathroom has a three-piece suite, which requires updating.

NOTE: the black roofed open barn on the right of the cover photo is not included in the sale.

To the front of the property is a good-sized southwest facing garden with mature shrubs and trees. To the side are two paddocks, totalling 0.9 acres, presently pasture land. At the rear of the farmhouse is the farmyard, with its own gated access from the road.

There are a variety of outbuildings, including a large stone barn, smaller stone sheds, plus various timber frame and corrugated cattle sheds and garage spaces. The farmyard offers excellent development potential for additional properties or home business premises, subject to planning consents.

Fieldgate is elevated above the nearby villages of Bampton Grange and Bampton, offering a number of amenities, including village store, Post Office, garage and the Crown and Mitre Inn.  Fieldgate and the villages are situated in the idyllic Lowther Valley, with the River Lowther running through and the east Lakeland fells and Knipe Scar creating a dramatic backdrop. Haweswater is a short drive away offering excellent walks and beauty spots.

Local amenities including school, swimming pool, shops, pubs and small supermarket can be found in the nearby village of Shap, with the A6 and the M6 motorway junction offering excellent transport links. Penrith provides larger town amenities and access to the West Coast mainline which brings London within 3 hours journey.

Services:
Mains water and electricity, electric heating, septic tank drainage.

Council Tax:
Band F.

Directions:
From Penrith take the A6 to Shap, after going over railway bridge in Shap, take the right hand turn for Bampton. Continue along this road for about 3 miles and as you drive down the hill towards Bampton Grange, Fieldgate will be on the left hand side.

To view:
Strictly by appointment only with Fine and Country, telephone 01768 869007 or email northlakes@fineandcountry.com

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