5 Bedroom Detached Home
– 5 bedroom detached house
– Built in 1750
– Council tax band F
– Copland Borough Local Authority
– Oil fired central heating
– Mains electricity and water
– Private septic tank
– 3/4 acre garden
– 3 miles to Seascales train station
– 15 miles to Whitehaven
Idyllically set, half a mile outside of Gosforth, beautiful big gardens surround the chocolate-box bay-windowed front.
Sweep along the long driveway, flanked by established shrubs and colourful planting, to a parking area spacious enough for four cars. A garage backs on to here too.
Open the traditional front door of Rose Cottage to reveal an enormous family home, full of character and light: aside from the lounge and office, each room in this home is double aspect.
Engineered oak flooring runs throughout the downstairs. Step across it into the open-plan dining room, which opens further into the kitchen. A contemporary revision to this former farm cottage, which has undergone barn conversion additions and extensions since its incarnation.
Impeccably decorated in soft Laura Ashley tones (a design theme running throughout the home), this dining space is ideal for family living. As the children sit and colour and complete homework at the dining table, prepare dinner next door in the open plan kitchen.
Warmth flows from the custom-made cast iron radiator, sympathetically in keeping with the vintage of this cottage.
Slip through into the kitchen, tastefully refurbished in Farrow & Ball. Cook up a feast for the family in the classic oil-fired Aga oven. There is also an integrated electric cooker and microwave.
Stack the plates in the integrated dishwasher (there is also an inset fridge and a freezer in the nearby utility), before slipping through to the conservatory; another relaxing pocket to escape to in this labyrinth home. Sit in here with a book or a glass of wine whilst looking out to the cobbled courtyard and rear garden.
From here, access the spacious utility room, with plumbing for a washer and dryer and a second sink to clean off your boots and pooch after a walk in the countryside.
Returning to the front door, sneak a peek at the cosy lounge, an adult-only refuge once the children have been tucked up in bed.
Next on the left lies the office, also useful as a cloakroom, boot room or miniature library! Peaceful and quiet at the rear of Rose Cottage, this room is versatile and private, with its sash window capturing leafy views of the trees.
A practical section of the home, also located along this corridor is a boiler room with a traditional drying rack, as well as a downstairs WC – handy for guests. The boiler room is accessed from the utility.
To the right, stairs lead up to a small bathroom, with grey tiling and white units, a sink, WC and bath with overhead shower.
Welcome to the play room! Decorated in whimsical John Lewis Scion Mr Fox wallpaper, unleash your inner child in this room of fanciful escape. Space for all the toys, computers and dolls houses. Ideal too for musical instruments, far from the peace and tranquillity of the lounge downstairs!
Leading off this room to the right, discover the blue room, home to the best views in Rose Cottage, across the deer-speckled fields and to the rolling mountains beyond.
On the left, the pink room, with built in wardrobes and soft carpeting in tones of pearlescent ivory. Both rooms are so spacious and ideal for even the pickiest of children.
Sealed off by their own door, directly next to one of two bathrooms, there are immeasurable ways in which to configure this space. Will you create your own indulgent master wing with dressing room, en-suite and lounge here? Ideal too for annexe living for a dependent relative.
Immediately on the left, a soothing nursery decorated in soft grey blue looks out to the summer house and tree tops. What better way to nurse the new-born to sleep than to the dusk chorus of the garden birds?
On the right, a large family bathroom with low-set windows marks the transition of this home from 1700s-cottage to contemporary family home. Both in here and the nursery, the original cottage roof has been raised creating quirky and attractive windows set at floor level. So spacious, there is an abundance of ‘getting ready room’ in this large family bathroom with walk-in shower, large airing cupboard and LED-lit, mirrored, over-sink cabinet.
Walk-in-wardrobes: no master bedroom should be without them. Rose Cottage’s master bedroom assigns almost the entire length of wall behind the king-size bed to its secreted storage unit. Open the grey painted door to the left of the bed to reveal the walk-in wardrobe, fitted with drawers and hanging space.
Almost directly ahead from the top of the staircase is bedroom number two, a serene space clad in cream carpet and decorated in muted blues and powder grey. With a built-in wardrobe for storage, this room still has space for a double bed…like all the bedrooms at Rose Cottage.
Step outside and discover a secret garden filled with hidden pockets of colour, trees and outbuildings.
Gardeners will love getting stuck into these mature gardens. The allotment to the rear is the perfect place to grow your own, with a host of fruit trees to pick in the autumn. Laden with fruit, the kids can pitch in with picking the blackcurrants, redcurrants, gooseberries strawberries, damsons, apples and quince! There is also a rhubarb patch. Every home-baker’s paradise.
Step inside the wooden summer house…heated and with its own lighting too, this is an ideal workspace should you wish to escape to the outdoors. Also delightful for summer parties, where it can be set up as a bar to the delight of friends and family!