6 Bedrooms £750,000

Hoff Lodge, Hoff, Appleby-In-Westmorland Exchanged

Hoff Lodge is a magnificent Arts & Craft country residence on a superb elevated plot around four acres, with far reaching views of the Pennine and Lakeland fells. Originally built as a shooting lodge for Lord Hothfield and has retained many exquisite period features throughout. This spacious family home has six bedrooms, three bathrooms, four receptions rooms plus an impressive detached coachhouse with development potential. Hoff Lodge is a well located country retreat close to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, with the picturesque market town of Appleby just a few miles away.

A sweeping tree lined driveway leads up to the residence, which has an attractive frontage and stone mullion windows on all sides. A grand arched front entrance opens into a magnificent entrance hall with a welcoming open fire and beautiful oak Arts & Craft fireplace with gun rack. This charming space also has original parquet flooring, exposed beams and solid oak panelled staircase.

At the front of the property are two large reception rooms, both with wonderful views across the grounds. The drawing room has a Minster stone open fireplace with full wall oak surround and glazed doors opening into the adjoining morning sunroom. The spacious dining room has an original oak fireplace and opens into the evening sunroom with French door out to the garden. At the rear of the ground floor are two flexible use reception rooms both with open fireplaces, which presently serve as a living room/study and breakfast room.

The kitchen is fitted with locally handmade solid oak cabinetry with central island/breakfast bar, five oven Aga range and separate hob. The adjoining rear entrance hall offers additional kitchen space with a number of built in cupboards and could be adapted to make a large dining kitchen. The ground floor is completed by a boot room, shower room and access down to the cellar with storeroom and utility.

The grand central staircase leads to the first floor landing with wonderful stained glass ceiling panels. Off the landing are six bedrooms, with four having ornate fireplaces and the front bedrooms having far reaching views. A number of bedrooms have built in cupboards with a walk-in wardrobe off the landing. There are two bathrooms on the first floor, both with freestanding roll top baths. The residence has retained superb high quality period features throughout, including solid oak doors and window surrounds, beautiful brass door plates and cast iron radiators.

Set back from the main house is a large coach house building with a number of store rooms, workshops and garages. At the centre is a generous room with fireplace, adjoining washroom and WC and ladder to a first floor boarded space. This flexible use building has excellent development potential and could serve as multi-generational accommodation or home business space (subject to planning consents).

Hoff Lodge sits on a wonderful elevated plot around four acres surrounded by open countryside and fell views. A treelined driveway leads through the grounds to the property, with two large gravel parking areas. There is an extensive lawn garden at the front of the lodge and a west facing rear lawn garden with patio seating area, fountain and tree house. Mature trees and woodland on the edge of the grounds, offering privacy and attracting wildlife, including red squirrels.

The sale of Hoff Lodge includes the freehold interest in the parcel of woodland on the south west of the property, which is the location for six individually owned leasehold lodges, from which a modest yearly income is derived by way of a site service charge. Further details are available upon request.

This hidden country retreat is on the outskirts of the hamlet of Hoff with country inn and only two miles from the picturesque market town of Appleby. The town has excellent amenities, including schools, restaurants, shops, leisure centre and Settle-Carlisle line railway station with direct trains to Leeds and Carlisle.

There is a wealth of country pursuits on the doorstep including horse riding, River Eden fishing and superb walks in the nearby Pennine AONB, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Hoff Lodge is just a few miles from the A66 offering easy access to Penrith with West Coast Main Line station and M6 motorway junction.

Just a few miles away is the historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, set on the banks of the picturesque River Eden. The wide main street is set to be one of the finest in England with entrance to Appleby Castle at one end. Guided tours and afternoon tea are available at the castle, once home to Lady Anne Clifford.

Mains electricity, Mains and private water supply, Septic tank drainage and Oil central heating

Council Tax band: G

Getting to Hoff Lodge
Address: Hoff Lodge, Hoff, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6TD
Directions: From Penrith take the A66 to Appleby and follow the signs into the town, turning right over the bridge. Follow the road through the town, passing Appleby Castle on the left and head out of Appleby. Continue through Burrells and past the New Inn at Hoff. Around 200m after the pub take the first right onto the farm track heading to Barwise Farm. Follow this track and take the Left hand turn at the fork. The entrance to Hoff Lodge is 20 yards on the right hand side.

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