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Yew Tree Cottage, Portinscale, Keswick, CA12 5SP

4 BED 2 BATH £1,100,000

Yew Tree Cottage, Portinscale, Keswick, CA12 5SP

  • Ref: 1000_RS0609
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 1
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Jaw-dropping views, spacious, stylish, secluded and yet easily accessible, all wrapped up in a wonderful Georgian Lakeland farmhouse. Sounds like a dream wish list? Meet Yew Tree Cottage, the family home that ticks every box.

Full Details

Less than a ten-minute drive from the bustling market town of Keswick, secluded and private with stunning views and filled with modern comfort, Yew Tree Cottage is the home you've been searching for.

* Home built in 1820
* 4 bedrooms
* Georgian Lakeland farmhouse
* Large Lakeland stone barn - scope to develop
* The house was renovated and modernised in 2019
* Panoramic views, including Skiddaw, Blencathra and Latrigg,
* The main garden is laid to lawn with plenty of mature shrubs, some trees, flower borders and stone-edged walls. A copper beech hedge surrounds this garden, offering a private and beautiful green backdrop to the mountain views beyond
* Less than a 10-minute drive from the bustling market town of Keswick

* Mains electricity and water
* Shared septic tank
* Oil-fired central heating
* Starlink internet speed, which gives around 190 MB download speed
* Council tax band F
* Freehold

Follow the road through the peaceful village of Portinscale, alongside Derwentwater and two of its marinas, and take a right at the sign posted Ullock. Travel along the quiet road, through tranquil lush woodlands, and nestled amongst beautiful Lakeland views, you'll find Yew Tree Cottage.
Pull up on the gravel driveway beside the large stone barn, where there is ample parking for up to four cars.

Make your way through the gate and alongside the extensive garden that sits before a view that will never get tiresome. Panoramic, stunning mountain scenes, including Skiddaw, Blencathra and Latrigg provide a wonderful, completely private backdrop to this special home.

Dating back to 1820, with handsome white stone walls, take a moment to admire the symmetry of the wooden sash windows and feathered slate roof, before stepping toward the original Lakeland slated portico and slate flagstones.
The original cheering yellow door opens to a warm and welcoming hallway. With rich solid oak flooring and bright white walls, feel the light atmosphere of the home combined with its solid architecture descend around you, putting you instantly at ease.

Ahead is the staircase, inviting you to explore the upper floors, but first, take a left and enter the lounge. A wood-burning stove with an original slate inglenook fireplace draws you inside, evoking images of relaxed nights encased in its warmth. The white walls and dual aspect windows showcasing views of the garden fill the room in light, and an exposed beam, painted white, rests on the ceiling. With plenty of space for sofas and armchairs, it makes for a comfortable and cosy room ready for you to destress and relax.

Turn right into the utility area next door, where a glass door provides plenty of light and another entrance point. Ease off muddy wellingtons, shake off umbrellas and store them all neatly away. With shelving and space for plenty of storage, laundry tasks are easily undertaken here. Open the door to the left and discover a cloakroom, featuring WC and washbasin, before returning to the hallway.

Cross the hallway and prepare for the wow-factor as you enter the bright and spacious open-plan kitchen diner. With large double patio doors leading out into the garden, original inglenook fireplace and central island, it truly is the heart of the home.

Turn right into the bespoke kitchen, where stunning handcrafted deVOL wooden units await. Merging the traditional feel of the home along with contemporary design, this Shaker style kitchen is a culinary dream.
In subtle tones of off-white damask, the units are designed to conceal every appliance, giving a fully streamlined appearance.
A traditional double Belfast sink is positioned in front of a window overlooking the stone barn, while a thoughtfully incorporated Miele dishwasher stands conveniently nearby.

The central island, with built in storage, is ideal for friends and family to congregate whilst watching the chef work, and the dedicated space for a range or Aga completes the kitchen's design.
Look out over the large floor to ceiling window, before making your way into the dining room and passing the large patio that blurs the boundaries between indoors and out. Superbly situated to take treats and dishes out into the garden and dine alfresco, the seating area overlooking the wonderful garden and views beckons.

Flow through to the dining area, where the space is as flexible as you are.
Large enough for a spacious table and chairs, the room easily lends itself to sofas and armchairs around the inglenook fireplace.
Create cherished memories as you host social gatherings, letting the space be a flurry of feasting, friendship and filled with conversation and laughter. Perfect for throwing open the patio in summer, or lighting the fire in winter, the area lends itself to whatever the occasion.

Return to the hallway, note the under-stairs storage cupboard hidden away, before ascending the stairs to the half landing and entering the family bathroom.
Bright and inviting, the vaulted ceiling decorated with original beams, gives an airy feel. Featuring underfloor heating, large freestanding bath, heated towel rail, and large walk-in shower, along with fired earth tiles, the bathroom exudes spa-like luxury. Fill the bath with bubbles and enjoy a relaxing soak whilst marvelling at the unique view of Skiddaw, England's sixth highest mountain.
Continue up the stairs to the upper floor, take a left, and enter the first of four spacious bedrooms.

Bright white walls provide a calming décor. With fitted storage to keep all belongings tidy, and a window overlooking the stone barn, the room is peaceful and serene. Turn left into the next bedroom where the three windows providing views of the garden and mountains beyond fill the room in natural light. Large enough for a super king-sized bed as well as extra seating and storage, the room is beautifully airy.

Refresh and rejuvenate in the ensuite, with underfloor heating, shower, WC, heated towel rail and washbasin before continuing next door to another bedroom.

With white walls, plenty of room, and dual aspect windows showcasing the stunning views that are found throughout Yew Tree Cottage, it's the perfect place to rest. Another bedroom awaits next door, bright and light, with neutral décor and everything you've come to expect from this special home.

Garden and Grounds
Enclosed by a copper beach hedge, with stunning views, the outside of Yew Tree Cottage is just as impressive as the interior. An expansive garden lays before a panoramic view of mountains and woodland that is completely private.

Explore the layout of the garden that is split into three distinct social areas. A dining table and chairs await by the large patio doors that lead into the kitchen, making mealtimes a joy. Dine outdoors as you spot the wildlife and take in the impressive views, or enjoy a morning coffee in complete seclusion as you get ready for your day.

Discover the outdoor kitchen, created from dry-stone and cleverly designed to include storage and preparation space. Impromptu picnics and barbeques are easy to organise, as you no longer have to consider gathering appliances and utensils. Invite friends over for a garden party, where the chef never has to leave as you spot the eleven named Lake District mountains.
Wander over to the fire-pit, where stone benches are placed to make for easy gatherings. Watch the dancing flames and admire the sunset as you experience the day turning into dusk and how the light changes the view.

A large stone barn, previously the cow barn, sits beside the home and has limitless potential. Currently used to store gardening and sports equipment, the barn could be developed into a two bedroom living space or an extensive home office or studio subject to planning. Fitted with electricity and on two levels, keep canoes, paddleboards and any other items safe and dry whilst you imagine the possibilities.

Out and About
Renowned for the outdoor sports scene, the northern Lake District is host to an array of activities that make Yew Tree Cottage an adventurer's dream. Grab your mountain bike and set off for a ride over in Whinlater forest or take to the fells for a spot of ghyll scrambling. Slip, splash and slide your way over the ghylls near Keswick. Take to Bassenthwaite lake or Derwentwater for paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking or jump in the water yourself for a quick wild swim.

For a gentler afternoon, stroll into Portinscale for a drink at The Farmers Arms. Visit Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden, where Beatrix Potter was inspired to create Mr McGregor's garden in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

With Keswick less than a ten-minute drive away, spend the day exploring the lively market town and visit the many cafes, boutique shops and restaurants. Take in a film at the independent cinema, enjoy a show with the renowned Theatre by the Lake or visit on market day where sixty local traders set up their stalls.

Families with children are well served, with Braithwaite Primary school and Keswick School achieving an outstanding performance from Ofsted both close by.

Secluded and not isolated, rural but not remote, Yew Tree Cottage is the ultimate family home where natural beauty, comfort and privacy all combine perfectly.

** 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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