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Roundthwaite Abbey, Roundthwaite, Nr Tebay, CA10 3XU

4 BED 1 BATH £575,000

Roundthwaite Abbey, Roundthwaite, Nr Tebay, CA10 3XU

  • Ref: 1000_RS0435
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Secluded, yet within easy reach of the local community, discover a home combining modern luxury with a long-standing heritage.

Full Details

* Detached modernised Farmhouse
* Built in 1637
* Formerly used for Monks to stop over on their way to Shap Abbey
* 4 bedrooms
* Freehold
* Countryside location
* Major transport links are within a short drive

* Oil fired central heating
* Private water (borehole)
* Shared private drainage (new treatment plant)
* LPG gas for stove in the kitchen
* Double glazed windows throughout
* Fibre broadband

* Approximately ½ acre plot
* Ample parking
* Patio
* Lawn
* Large outside shed

Nestled in a peaceful hamlet, within the spectacular Lake District National Park, Roundthwaite Abbey is a remarkable residence with a tale or two to tell. Woven through the rich tapestry of this former farmhouse are narratives of family ties and religious pilgrimages dating back to 1637.

Follow the wandering beck running alongside a tranquil country lane and arrive to views of rolling pastures and drystone walling which encloses the half acre plot. With ample parking for multiple vehicles, admire the handsome stone frontage and approach a pair of ancient yew trees standing proudly beside the brightly glazed farmhouse door.

Enter the capacious hallway onto the engineered oak flooring finding plenty of room to hang coats and bags, the solid timber beams accented by the warm textured walls throughout this fine home. Find a convenient cloakroom with WC and handbasin ahead. An original cupboard further enhances the architecture and meets essential storage needs. Fully double glazed throughout, oil fired central heating provides the necessary warmth and comfort.

Turn left into the working heart of the home, a traditional farmhouse kitchen, the lofty ceiling adding to the spacious feel. Slate tiled flooring with an abundance of units set beneath sturdy oak worktops add traditional style. Taking centre stage is the island, a perfect space to begin your day with a hearty breakfast or morning coffee. An integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer and Leisure range cooker assists meal preparation, along with a wine refrigerator to provide a perfectly chilled bottle after weekend adventures in the country. The delicate decorative hues highlight an original cupboard set into the robust walls.

Returning to the hallway, cast a glance above to the 1637 date plate above the door lintel, before heading through the latched timber door to the oak floored dining room and a cheery carpeted timber staircase with further storage below, which leads to the first floor. Offering plentiful space for joyful family Christmas celebrations, enjoy garden views through the deep-set window with bespoke oak sill, illuminating the room with a gentle glow.

Wander straight ahead on to the sitting room and feel the warmth emanating from the trusty log burner housed within a substantial inglenook fireplace, while a trio of windows provide views of the glorious outdoors. Gather around on outsized sofas while enjoying winter evenings with friends and family. A continuation of oak flooring adds to the ambience, along with the unique beamed ceiling which undulates across this hospitable space.

Return to the dining room and ascend the attractive timber staircase which guides the way to the bright landing and turn right to find bedroom 4 - currently utilised as a home gym - mellow light emanating through the window affords a secluded spot and would make an ideal study with glorious garden views.

Head again onto the landing and straight ahead find bedroom 3, a comfortably roomy space for a large bed with overhead beams, continuing the theme. Pause to enjoy gentle lighting and calming pastoral views

Back out towards the attractive archway, discover bedroom 2, with exposed beams, complemented with restful tones and plenty of space for all storage requirements. A cosy space to relax and snooze with cottage views.

Slip back outside and straight ahead into the ultimate must have, a wonderful dressing room flanked with floor to ceiling wardrobes, dressing table and mirror painted in soothing grey tones for an elegant space to dress for the occasion. Moving on through, ascend the wooden steps opening to bedroom 1 - the sizeable master bedroom highlighting magnificent oak roof trusses suspended above a king-sized bed. Further generosity of space for bespoke furniture and a low-level, deep-seated window helps create a luxurious room for slumber.

Retrace your steps towards the staircase to discover the opulent house bathroom, clean lines creating hotel indulgence in calming tones. Pad across the Karndean flooring with comfortable underfoot heating. A cavernous walk-in waterfall shower provides a refreshing wake up while if a long soak is in order, the sumptuous freestanding bath meets requirements while bathed in gentle light from the nearby window again set within the substantial walls. There is also a contemporary WC and washbasin and drawers, providing space for toiletries. Silestone shelving adds texture alongside natural tiles, the ambience perfectly matched with an impressive mirror enhanced with mood lighting. Reach for fluffy towels from the generous storage cupboard, lay back and relax.

Head downstairs and to the front, an easily maintained substantial garden dressed in Lakeland slate and mellow paving. A large south easterly facing terrace with generous space for garden sofas, lending itself to entertaining. Enjoy a G and T served from your own bar while watching the elegant swallows dive and swoop overhead. Nodding daffodils make a welcome appearance after winter hibernation, along with the emergence of an abundance of wildlife. Explore the wending stream alongside the garden to stumble upon a hidden treehouse, the perfect playground for curious children.

Discover a selection of stone outbuildings, one housing the water treatment plant for the private borehole which provides the fresh supply, and the recently installed oil fired boiler. A further building could be easily converted to a garage space for precious vehicles, while yet another, originally a shelter for new-born lambs, could be developed for work or leisure purposes. A recently installed waste treatment plant is also located nearby.

Wandering further afield, take endless strolls on a network of bridleways and footpaths directly from the lane towards Shap fells. Immediate shopping needs are met in the famed farm shop at Tebay, or the neighbouring villages. Taking the car, visit Orton Scar for a tasty brunch, or onto Orton village pubs and local chocolatier for delicious, sweet treats. Reach the pretty market town of Kendal within a few minutes with a wide selection of shops, supermarkets, and restaurants. The popular town of Penrith is easily reached with its many attractions. Local schools for all ages are of a highly regarded and served by reliable transport services. Major transport links are within a short drive, as the iconic railway line from Carlisle to Settle.

** For more photos and information, download the brochure on desktop. For your own hard copy brochure, or to book a viewing please call the team **

Tenure: Freehold


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