Large Family Home with Attached Holiday Let Potential
Mains water, electricity, Septic tank
Calthwaite is a small village in rural Cumbria, situated between the small market town of Penrith and the larger city of Carlisle. It is within of the civil parish of Hesket and the district of Eden, and has a population of around 100 people.
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Lambscuegh sits in the prettiest of locations in the Eden Valley, a hidden gem on the fringe of the Lake District National Park. With the romance of the Lakeland fells to the left and the dramatic and rugged Pennine Fells to the right. It has proved to be a walkers paradise with so many choices for generations.
The drive from the M6 junction 41 takes less than 7 minutes and the scenery is spectacular and breathtaking. The quiet country lane gently winds through the landscape and then Lambsceugh greets you with it's immaculate lawns and neat stone walls.
The courtyard of the estate reminds you of its agricultural history with its many barns and fine country farmhouse. Lambsceugh dates back to the 17th Century and has been owned by the same family since 1893. Generations have worked on the land and lived within it's solid and comforting walls.
The property is now for sale as one lot. The scope for development is vast and outline planning was passed on 22nd September 2020 by Eden district council. Pre Application Number 20/4135 , have suggested; the proposed conversion of the traditional barns located within the courtyard to either holiday accommodation or housing would require to meet the criteria set out in policy RUR3 'Re-use of Redundant Buildings in Rural Areas;. The Paddock to the north west. A small scale tourism development for temporary accommodation such as camping pods and shepherd huts.
Note The comments set out above are those of an officer of the council and cannot therefore be taken as being binding upon the council or upon any subsequent decision it might make.
The farmhouse too has huge potential within its walls. The moment you step inside you are greeting with an inner hallway with high ceilings adorned with coving. A door opposite leads out onto the garden's sandstone patio which extends the full length of the house. A door to the left leads into the main living area. The double secondary glazed windows afford the most spectacular view across a flat, well landscaped lawn with mature trees and to the left you are able to catch a glimpse of Saddleback Fell and even Helvellyn! 8ft beamed ceilings give the room a grandeur that only comes with this era of house and the generous proportions make the living space bright, light and airy. A Baxi fire with surround is the focal point of the room which runs the hot water heating system on the ground floor. With a little imagination this room could be transformed into something quite spectacular.
The inner snug room which leads directly off the main lounge, merits the same impact. High beamed ceiling, same garden and quiet country lane views and an open fire place is the main focal point.
Walking away from the snug a door to the right leads to the staircase, the kitchen; which houses an electric hob, eye level oven and grill, views to the courtyard and plumbing for a washing machine a large L shaped under stairs storage area and a large pantry.
The upper floor of Lambsceugh contains 3 bedrooms, all double and all have the front facing view of the magnificent land that comes with the property. The two large doubles are both incredibly generous and each have fitted wardrobes to one wall. The smaller of the bedrooms is still large enough to house a double bed or be utilised as a large office space.
The family bathroom has a pedestal sink, WC, walk in wet room shower area, and wall mounted electric towel rail.
A very generous cupboard on the landing could easily be incorporated into the bathroom space to create a large luxurious bathroom.
The house is in need of updating but for those with a little vision and an understanding of the potential of the property, it would easily make the most incredible family home. Scope to extend into the adjoining barn is there and this three bedroom farmhouse could be transformed into a five bedroom dream home with mezzanine floors and living space for a family to thrive and grow.
The outside barns on the opposite side of the courtyard have the most amazing potential to be either multiple dwellings with gardens, or holiday let accommodation. Demand for quality accommodation is currently outsripping availablity and with the correct finish and high standard, the potential income for holiday lets in this area could be between £120 - £160 per night per accommodation. Full 360 degree tour and extensive photographs of the barns and workshops are available upon request.
The larger section of the barn block has stone floors , exposed beams and beautiful exposed sandstone walls. The high vaulted roof could be converted into an open plan space which would make the most incredible of homes or holiday let accommodation.
The stand alone L shaped cottage at the far side of the courtyard could also be converted within the pre planning application to either a residential dwelling, or another holiday let. This would be the larger of the conversions with open aspect over a neighbouring field which is protected by the estate which it is owned by, and has the most breathtaking views of the Lakeland fells. This would certainly make the most stunning cottage, in the most stunning location with the most stunning vista imaginable.
The land to the back of the courtyard barn block also hasn't been forgotten on the planning. a camping field, shepherd hut site or glamping pod site is a potential source of income to the new owners of Lambsceugh.
The courtyard could easily be divided up into designated parking bays and would accommodate multiple vehicles.
Water and electricity are either already connected to the barns or are within easy access for when the development begins.
This property will appeal to many buyers with a wide range of needs and requirements. Viewing is absolutely essential and the opportunity to own such a development will only be available for a short time due to the accommodation on offer.