5 Bedrooms £675,000

Oakvale, Braithwaite, Keswick


A superb detached Lakeland residence ideally located midway between Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite with exceptional views of the Skiddaw fell range, Oakvale is presently divided into three holiday apartments, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms in total. Interlocking doors allow for alternative use as one large residence or a three bedroom home with two self contained apartments. The large encompassing plot and the highly desirable location offer excellent income and development potential.

The original three bedroom bungalow dates from the 1970s and has outstanding panoramic fell views. To the front of the property is a spacious sitting room with open fire and patio doors onto a decked terrace with stunning views. The newly fitted kitchen also looks onto the views and has contemporary gloss fitted units and high end fitted appliances.

At the heart of the property is a light filled dining room with sliding doors onto a rear garden patio. This main residence has three immaculately presented bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with a walk in rain shower and the other with a shower over bath. 

The original bungalow has been significantly extended and now has two one bedroom apartments at the rear. Each apartment has an open plan living/dining area with fitted kitchen and a bathroom with rain shower over bath. The larger of the apartments has patio doors in the bedroom and living area which open out onto the gardens and rear patio

All of the apartments have been updated and finished to a high standard, with a new heating system in the main residence. The apartments have their own external doors as well as interlinking internally, offering various use options including one large residence or self contained accommodation for teenagers/extended family or rental income. 

The property is completed by an attached garage with laundry area, three loft spaces (one large), a number of fitted storage cupboards and hallway spaces.

Oakvale is set on an impressive plot around one and a half acres with gardens to the front and rear. To the front a fabulous decked terrace overlooks a lawn garden and has magnificent fell views. The main back garden totals around one acre in size and is presented divided in half with hedging. The front section has a large lawn, patio seating areas and established plants, including rhododendrons, hydrangea and a beautiful magnolia tree. 

The large rear elevated section has a huge amount of potential, with astonishing views it would be the ideal place for a large terrace or summer house for relaxing or entertaining. There is also scope for smallholding animals or a kitchen garden. The front of the residence is draped in a stunning wisteria and is approached via shared double driveway leading to a tarmac parking area to the front of the garage.

Oakvale is located in the North Lakeland village of Braithwaite, nestled among some of the most iconic lakes, fells and forests in the Lake District. The village has a number of amenities including pubs, restaurants, village store, primary school and village hall. Braithwaite makes an ideal base for exploring and enjoying the area, situated at the start of Whinlatter Pass and the Newlands Valley, with numerous walks and fells on the doorstep. The neighbouring village of Portinscale is set on the shores of Derwentwater and has two marinas for sailing. The A66 offers excellent links to nearby destinations and towns, with the popular lakeside town of Keswick being only two miles away.

Services - Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage - Gas central heating. Council tax band: Business rated

Getting to Oakvale From J40 on the M6 Motorway, take the sign posted route to Keswick along the A66 for around 18 miles. On reaching the roundabout at Keswick remain on the A66 and continue past the turn for Portinscale and the first turning for Braithwaite. Take the second left hand turn into Braithwaite (opposite Village Hall) and Oakvale will be seen in front of you next to Middle Ruddings Hotel. 

Address: Oakvale, Braithwaite, Keswick, CA12 5RY To view:

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