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Archway Cottage, Greystoke

Sold STC
  • Type: Semi-Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 1
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • 18th Century Cottage
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Courtyard
  • Gardens
  • Off Road Parking
  • Garage
  • Sat Nav To CA11 0UP

Property Summary

Offered for sale with vacant possession, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a little bit of 18th century history in a delightful, countryside setting a few miles from the Lake District National Park and within easy reach of Penrith.

Blending modern interior design with traditional Georgian architecture, the property includes a detached single garage and is located within a crenelated fort surrounded by private grounds.

The property is part of a folly farmstead built in the 18th century by Charles Howard, the 11th Duke of Norfolk. Approached via a long, tree-lined drive, Fort Putnam is less than a mile from the picturesque and historic village of Greystoke, perhaps most famously linked with the legend of Tarzan, penned by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Local amenities include a post office, a swimming pool, Greystoke Primary School – rated as “good” by Ofsted in 2017 – and the delightful Boot & Shoe Inn, well-known for its regular live music nights, real ales and country fayre.

Ullswater and the Lake District National Park are less than five miles away as the crow flies. The town of Penrith is around four miles to the east, where Virgin and Transpennine Express services offer connections to London Euston, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The proximity of the M6 also makes travel further afield by car relatively simple.

As the name suggests, Archway Cottage is adjacent to a high arch allowing access through the surrounding walls around the fort, leading to a central cobbled courtyard. However the property also includes delightful and extensive communal grounds with lawns bordered by shrubs and mature trees, open grassland and a paddock enclosed with a post-and-rail fence. Residents also have access to private single garages housed within a separate block.

The front door opens onto an open-plan ground floor, which includes a living room/diner and a fully-fitted, modern kitchen.
The living space is carpeted, with wooden skirting boards complementing both the stained-wood, open staircase to the first floor and a solid-wood ceiling beam, which divides the area from the kitchen. A window overlooking the courtyard and the glass-panelled front door allow plenty of daylight into the room but additional lighting after dark is provided by both ceiling-mounted adjustable spotlights and wall-mounted lighting. The eye is drawn to a feature fireplace with a marble-effect mantle framing a living-flame gas fire but exposed stone on the lower half of two of the walls also serves as a reminder of the property’s rich heritage. A wall-mounted radiator beneath the living room window provides additional warmth in the winter months while there is a storage cupboard located at the foot of the staircase.

In the kitchen, black slate tiles reflect the Lakeland location while dark-coloured, high-gloss, soft-closing base and wall units are fitted above and below solid-wood worktops. Stone-effect splashback tiles can be found above the preparation areas while the kitchen design also includes a dual oven and grill, a stainless steel composite sink with chrome mixer tap and a double-doored larder. The kitchen also features an integrated fridge and washer dryer. A stand-alone kitchen island also incorporates a four-ring gas hob with an extractor hood fitted above, space for a breakfast bar and additional under-counter storage drawers and cupboards beneath.

The stairs to the first floor leads to a landing with an attractive ox-eye window offering extensive views over the grounds; internal doors lead to an airing cupboard, both double bedrooms and the house bathroom.

Both bedrooms have solid-wood, latched, cottage-style doors and exposed ceiling beams. They are also fitted with carpets and wall-mounted radiators, with windows overlooking the courtyard below.

The house bathroom is fitted with black slate tiles on the floor and partially tiled walls. There is a WC with dual flush; a square-shaped ceramic wash basin fitted within a granite and chrome washstand with shelving beneath; and a shower cubicle with a glass-and-chrome splash screen.

Lounge diner: 22’ 2” (6.76m) x 12’ 0” (3.66m)
Kitchen: 13’ 1” (4.00m) x 8’ 0” (2.44m)

Bedroom 1: 13’ 5” (4.09m) x 9’ 4” (2.84m)
Bedroom 2: 13’ 5” (4.09m) x 9’ 8” (2.95m)
Bathrrom: 8’ 9” (2.67m) x 5’ 11” (1.80m)

These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by eSale. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.


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