This charming partly converted period Farmhouse presents a unique and once in a generation opportunity to acquire a characterful Grade ll listed home in the Lake District National Park. Full of wonder and intrigue, it is steeped in history and surrounded by abundant lush green gardens and rolling countryside, which creates a tranquil haven within a truly peaceful setting. The original property, dating back to the 17th century, was given extended accommodation by the current owners about 45 years ago by the conversion of an integral hayloft. Set across two floors there are a total of five reception rooms, a traditional farmhouse style kitchen, separate outside utility room, two bathrooms and five bedrooms boasting character and charm throughout. Externally, the landscaped gardens are a haven for wildlife. The gardens comprise of lawned areas & also the added benefit of a paddock and another small enclosed grassy area. Adjacent to The Old Farmhouse stands a large two storey 8 bay barn, believed to date back to the 19th century; on the ground floor remain the original shippons and above is currently a large storage area and workshop with so much scope. There is a selection of useful outbuildings within the grounds and the private drive affords ample parking.
The Old Farmhouse is set at the end of a council maintained country lane in a tranquil and private setting on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Blawith, occupying an elevated position with wide and far reaching views across the gently undulating fells. With the tarmac ending at the gate and continuing past as a rough track, the location of this unique package is absolutely wonderful for those who seek a Lake District lifestyle. The purchaser of this magical farm house will enjoy all the Lakes has to offer on their doorstep, including some of the most spectacular walks with direct access to the Crake Valley, the Woodland Valley, the Cumbria Way and Beacon Tarn, just to name a few. There is easy access to local towns and to the M6 motorway.
The private gate to The Old Farmhouse leads to the elevated plot where there is ample parking space. Entering through the stable-type door, one comes into the homely and traditional farmhouse style kitchen, a real Lakeland heart of the home; complete with a 2 door Rayburn Royal, exposed beams, plumbing for dishwasher, double drainer sink, and plentiful space for a dining table to enjoy the most amazing views. Even from the sink, stunning views can be enjoyed across the surrounding fells. The first of the reception rooms off the kitchen is the dining room with exposed ceiling beams and views over the front, and access to the front patio area. The living room enjoys views over the front garden; and the exposed stone open inglenook fireplace and three wall cupboards, one of which may have been a spice cupboard, are real features of this room. The living room leads into a flexible reception space, which could be utilised as a snug/music room/computer room with original exposed beams and lintel. In addition, next to the sitting room is a versatile reception room quietly tucked away on the ground floor, perfect for guests or as a downstairs bedroom for a dependent relative. The room is also well-placed, subject to planning permission, for the addition of an en-suite bathroom.
The staircase leads from the living room to the first floor landing of this charming farmhouse, where there are five bedrooms in total, each offering unique but equally beautiful views over the surrounding fells and far reaching countryside. There are also two family bathrooms, a separate WC with wash hand basin and ample storage by way of an airing cupboard with an immersion heater and built in shelving. There are also two floored loft spaces. So this house is perfect for larger families. Also on the first floor there is a fantastic reception room that could be utilised as an additional bedroom if required. This elevated reception space boasts stunning views over the fells and an exposed stone open fireplace. An open second, oak staircase leads back down into the dining room, creating a flow to the versatile farmhouse. From this room there is also external access to the side patio.
The grounds and gardens at The Old Farmhouse are simply breathtaking, they provide a cocoon of peace and tranquillity; a mix of well kept gardens - a true dream for those with green fingers - complete with a soft fruit garden and vegetable plot. The patio area extends into a neatly kept lawn bordered by a selection of colourful plants and shrubbery. Within the grounds there is a stream feeding a small pond which provides a trap for the local wildlife and a focus for happy domestic ducks; and the backdrop is an enviable panoramic view over the fells. The garden is supported by a selection of useful outhouses and stores that are utilised predominantly for storage, yet all have excellent development potential, with a useful external utility room to the rear of the property which can be accessed from the kitchen. In addition there is also a large detached eight bay barn with huge scope for development. In the lower portion there is a shippon with side passage, a workshop and a cool room currently used as a cellar. A huge open space in the upper portion, currently with good workshop and sturdy hayloft, also presents an excellent opportunity, subject to planning permission, to develop into separate accommodation for dependent relatives or additional income revenues. To the rear of the Farmhouse is a paddock which is a great addition to this already abundant package that offers discerning purchasers so much potential.
Directions Travelling from Coniston, pass through the village along the A593 heading towards Torver. As you reach Torver, take the first left hand turn down the A5084 just after the Church House Inn. Continue for approximately 5 miles to Blawith and, as you reach the phone box outside the church, turn right onto a single country lane. Continue along this lane; it will be signposted for Tottlebank only and the property is located on your left hand side after approximately 1.3 miles.
If approaching from the south, turn off the A590 at the Greenodd roundabout onto the A5092 as far as Lowick Green, then fork right onto the A5084, until the Blawith phone box appears. In this case turn left up the small lane opposite. In both cases persevere – it seems like a long one and a half miles.
Services Private septic tank drainage.
Private borehole water supply.
Council Tax Band G