4 Bedroom Semi-Detached House
Close to Carlisle, close to Penrith and on the doorstep of the Lake District National Park; Cape House is as convenient as it is captivating.
Park the car in the garage (there is off road parking for up to eight cars in the courtyard); from here you can make your way through to the entrance porch by means of an internal door.
Conveniently placed across from the main entrance is a fairly-sized WC, before Cape House opens up to reveal its true scope to the left.
Grand entrance hall, open plan living and dining combine in this lavish ‘L-shaped’ space. Ahead, space for your dining table across from the light infusing French doors, which lead out onto the covered terrace beyond. Sneak a peek through the glazed doors; perfect for barbecues and al-fresco feasting in the summer months, this patio area looks out towards Eycott Hill Nature Reserve and the magnificent book-ended outline of Blencathra.
Stretching out beneath robust wooden beams, the living area of Cape House extends. Creating a cosy centrepiece at the far end, a Jøtul multi-fuel stove burns cheerfully from within its exposed stone surround. An inset oak lintel adds a touch of rustic warmth. Underfoot, neutral carpeting runs throughout the living areas on both floors, offering a soft counterpoint to the solidity of the wood.
Snow-capped in the winter, with a backdrop of bright blue sky and cotton-ball clouds, Blencathra can be spied from the sofa in the living room of Cape House.
Windows (replaced only one year ago) to both sides ensure that the living and dining areas at Cape House are swimming in light throughout the day, with the east-facing lounge window looking out over farmland; a pretty sight in the morning sunshine.
Returning to the entrance of the lounge, slip through to the light and contemporary kitchen.
A splash of teal Metro tiles adds a refreshing dash of colour to this sparkling white kitchen. storage units extend beneath the worktops for the run of the room, with a selection of cupboards fixed above the double oven and microwave.
Opposite, a large pine dresser stands where there is the potential to fix an American-style fridge-freezer, should you desire. Other appliances to be discovered in this bright and modern kitchen include an in-built dishwasher and larder fridge.
Sneak a peek at the adjoining utility room, with access outdoors, before heading up the stairs to discover the collection of bedrooms here at Cape House.
Emerge onto a light and spacious landing, surmounted by a vaulted ceiling with exposed oak beams, leading onto a study area.
Feed the mind and nourish the soul on the great outdoors, brought indoors courtesy of a French-door-fronted balcony which brings the brilliance of Blencathra to your desk.
Ahead, a spacious master bedroom awaits. Originally a games room, this expansive area once housed a snooker table, giving an inkling of its capacity. Plenty of space for your king-sized bed beneath the vaulted beams. Velux windows deliver glimpses of the stars when it’s time for bed.
Returning by the study, take a peep into the family bathroom, where a large shower cubicle stands in one corner with its power shower ready to spritz away the aches of the day. Tiled in a soft sand with a patterned ribbon, the décor is attractive…still more attractive is the glimpse of Blencathra spied through the window.
Facing east, directly opposite the bathroom is bedroom two. A masterful suite, with space for a king-sized bed and a sofa, this guest bedroom is brimming with light and allows views of magnificent sunrises.
Attached, its spacious classic-style en-suite features traditional gold fittings to its bathtub, sink and toilet. This gilded trim is mirrored in the heated towel rail and patterned ribbon of tiling that coats the walls. Two south-facing windows invite plenty of light inside.
Two further bedrooms await at Cape House. Bedroom three looks out towards the western fells and is also serviced by its own en-suite shower room. As an additional bonus, it is also fitted with two handy cupboards.
Modestly sized, bedroom four is the most diminutive of the four double bedrooms at Cape House, with captivating views over the lush lawns. Fitted cupboard space is on hand for books, toys, clothes and all the essentials.
Step outside and discover the expansive lawns to the front and rear of Cape House. Dotted with shrubbery, the grounds at Cape House are ideal for making childhood memories; expanses of grass to scamper about on.
– Built in 1992
– Mains electricity, water and drainage
– Shared septic tank
– Oil fired heating
– Double garage
– Council tax band E
– Family friendly garden