4 Bedrooms £580,000

Thistlewood Tower, Dalston, Cumbria


The tower has a fascinating history and has been sympathetically restored, having period features and details of impeccable quality throughout. This unique property also benefits from a number of modern day additions, including under floor heating, an award winning garden room extension and a converted Byre annex. The Byre and main residence have potential to produce an excellent income, having both previously been let as historic holiday accommodation.

The property is approached via a private wooded drive, leading into a courtyard with parking areas, an open fronted garage and workshop.

Inside the spacious reception hall provides a warm welcome, with inglenook fireplace and stove and an impressive hand crafted oak stairwell. This open plan space leads into the farmhouse style kitchen, with fitted appliances and cabinetry, Everhot electric eco range cooker and a breakfast bar island. The kitchen opens out onto the stunning garden room extension, with solid oak crook beams and French doors onto the rear garden. This light filled room is the ideal space to relax, dine and entertain and was awarded the 'Northern Region Best Extension 2014'.

The original tower basement houses an atmospheric dining room with vaulted ceiling leading into a vaulted 'keep' room, currently used as a store that would also serve as a study. The ground floor is completed by a utility area with WC, boiler room and rear entrance.

From the first floor landing an ancient lead door leads into a grand drawing room, with period paneling, window seat and snug area with feature fireplace and stove. A magnificent sandstone spiral staircase leads to the top floor of the tower, housing the master bedroom suite with historic plasterwork and adjoining bathroom.

To the first floor of the 16th Century wing are two further bedrooms and a shower room. Both bedrooms enjoy views of the gardens and surrounding countryside, with the larger dual aspect room having an ornate fireplace. The residence is filled with charming period features, including beams, flagstone flooring, mullioned windows and even arrangements for a portcullis door into the dining room.

The versatile detached annex provides additional living or working space, having an open plan living and kitchen area, bedroom and bathroom with over bath shower.

To the outside the property is encompassed by traditional English gardens, divided into a number of areas, including lawn gardens, an orchard, vegetable garden and pretty rear garden with seating areas. Formal hedging provides shelter and privacy, with archways creating the impression of outdoor rooms.

The plot is set back from the tranquil River Roe and surrounded by open countryside.

The village of Dalston is a short drive away, with shops and amenities and there are a number of well reputed schools in the area, including Ivegill primary school and Lime House private school. The property is well located for the M6 motorway, for transport links to Carlisle and the Lake District.

Other Information

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

Directions:
From J42 of the M6 follow the signs for Dalston. Turn left at the crossroads by the Black Lion pub and continue for 3 miles until the Crown pub. 200 yards or so after the Crown turn right, then left at the T junction and first right to High Bridge. Turn left at the next T-junction and go over the hump back bridge then turn left into the private driveway for Thistlewood.

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

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There is no EPC required for this property as it is exempt from the regulations.

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