5 Bedrooms £1,100,000

The Old Vicarage, Lorton, Cockermouth


A well-presented Victorian vicarage with five ensuite bedrooms, a three bedroom annex, detached coach house and extensive grounds, located in the highly desirable Lorton Valley. This Lake District residence is a peaceful retreat, surrounded by open countryside and Lakeland fells and is within easy reach of the market town of Cockermouth and the A66.

The Old Vicarage is approached via a quiet country lane, leading to the gated in and out driveway, with large gravel parking area. From the entrance porch you are welcomed into the atmospheric entrance hall, with original pitch pine staircase and doors.

Off the entrance hall is a spacious dining room with multi fuel stove and an elegant, light filled sitting room with open fire and original box bay windows with seating to enjoy the garden views. The third reception room is presently used as a study and has an ensuite bathroom with shower over bath. An inner lobby leads into the kitchen with bespoke Mark Wilkinson maple wood cabinetry, granite worktop and high end appliances, including a professional Miele dishwasher and Britannia 6 burner range cooker. The ground floor of the main house is completed by a utility room, laundry and rear hallway with doors to garden and the annex.

The main stairwell leads to the first floor landing, with original feature windows. Off the landing are five beautifully presented bedrooms, all having ensuite shower rooms, with one having a slipper bath. There is an additional house bathroom on this floor with roll top bath, a walk-in laundry cupboard and access to a large partially boarded loft.

The Old Vicarage has a great deal of charm and character and also has income potential, some of the bedrooms have previously been used as Bed & Breakfast accommodation for part of the year. The Coach House has a range of potential uses. It should be noted that the dwelling can only be used as a permanent residence.

Attached to the main house is a two storey annex extension, with flexible room use, providing excellent multi generation living accommodation. The original detached coach house has been converted and now houses a garage/workshop on the ground floor, with separate store, office and cloakroom. To the first floor are two good sized bedrooms, both with ensuite facilities.

The residence is encompassed by established woodland gardens, approaching two acres. There are a number of seating terraces, sizeable lawns, formal hedging and mature trees, as well as excellent views of the surrounding valley.

The property is located in the beautiful Lorton Valley in a quiet setting, but with the thriving Lorton village community nearby. There is a pub, shop, sports clubs and well reputed primary school in the village; and a daily bus to Cockermouth for further amenities and secondary school. The area offers a wide range of countryside pursuits, with the Whinlatter Forest and the Lakeland fells and lakes close by, including Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater.

The property is a short drive from the A66, offering transport links to north and west Cumbria, the M6 motorway and West Coast railway mainline.

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