4 Bedrooms £575,000

Ivy Cottage, Blencow, Penrith Under Offer


The original cottage is thought to date back to the late 17th century, with an attached barn recently converted to create a spacious and flexible family home. There are beautiful period features throughout the property, including exposed beams and stonework, feature windows and doorways. The rear rooms have views of the garden and surrounding countryside, with the top of Blencathra fell visible from one of the bedrooms.

On the ground floor the front porch leads into the entrance hall with cloakroom and striking curved staircase. The hall leads into the magnificent open plan kitchen and impressive double height living/dining area with vaulted ceiling and charming feature windows and doorways. This is an enviable living space with two breakfast bars, a large wood-burning stove and a garden room provides further space for dining, relaxing and entertaining. The space has underfloor heating throughout with fitted cabinets, Rangemaster range cooker and stable doors in the kitchen area. To the other side of the entrance hall are the original cottage rooms, including a spacious sitting room with open fire, a utility/boot room and two flexible use rooms presently used as a study and gym.

Off the first floor landing is an impressive vaulted master suite with exposed beams and curved wall leading into an ensuite with double basin unit and large walk-in shower.  There are three further good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom with contemporary bath and separate shower.

At the rear of the cottage is a delightful gated garden with two lawn areas, trees and shrubs, a large patio and a children's summer house.  At the front of the property is a large walled gravel parking area and an additional gated parking area with access into a sizeable detached stone barn. The barn would serve as a large storage space or has the potential to be converted into an additional property or large home business space, with the necessary planning consents.

Ivy Cottage is located in the centre of Blencow, a peaceful riverside village in the Eden district surrounded by open countryside. The neighbouring village of Greystoke offers excellent amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, village shop and the popular Boot & Shoe pub. There is a choice of Ofsted accredited primary schools close by, with a well-regarded Grammar school just five miles away in the market town of Penrith. The nearby A66 offers easy access to the North Lakes and the M6, with West Coast Main Line train station in Penrith.

Getting to Ivy Cottage From M6 Junction 40 take the A66 west, passing over the Rheged roundabout and take the next right turn signed for Newbiggin. Pass through Newbiggin and go straight ahead at the Clickham Inn cross road.  Follow the road into Blencow taking the right fork in the centre of the village. Ivy Cottage is the first property on the right.

Address: Ivy Cottage, Blencow, Penrith, CA11 0DG

To view: Strictly by appointment only with Fine & Country.  Telephone 01768 869007 or email northlakes@fineandcountry.com

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