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4.47 acres, Drumleaning, Aikton, Wigton, Cumbria
For Sale - Offers Over £900,000

  • Impressive Country House
  • Superb Period Outbuilding
  • Flexible Accommodation
  • Southerly Views
  • Sweeping Gardens
  • Extensive Outbuildings
  • Paddock of Around 2.5 Acres

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Drawing Room | Kitchen | Utility | Dining Room | Ground Floor Bedroom | Shower Room | Play Room | Four First Floor Bedrooms | Dressing Room | Family Bathroom | Basement

Brick-Built Outbuilding with Garaging & Storage | Parking | Gardens | Extensive Range of Agricultural Outbuildings | Paddock of Around 2.5 Acres

The Property
Drumleaning is a substantial and attractive five bedroom country house situated in a fabulous rural location within easy reach of both the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Lake District National Park. The property benefits from a hugely impressive detached period outbuilding that offers a wealth of possibilities to interested parties.

An extensive range of agricultural outbuildings with concrete hardstanding provide yet more options, which could include commercial opportunities subject to the relevant planning. There is three-phase electric power to the outbuildings, ensuring that the buildings can be utilised for a wide range of purposes, and there is also a back-up generator.

There is also a paddock of around 2.5 acres to the south of the house which will be of great interest to equestrian enthusiasts.

The house is a fine example of a Cumbrian country house with lovely period features and generous proportions throughout. The pillared portico leads to the welcoming entrance hall with access to two impressive reception rooms, each with a feature fireplace and wonderful open views. The drawing room flows through to the country style kitchen and onwards to the dining room with French doors opening to the gardens. A spacious utility room provides great practicality. To the rear of the property is a ground floor bedroom, again with French doors to the gardens. A play room sits adjacent to this bedroom along with a well-appointed shower room. This area could be configured as a private annexe for guests or a dependent relative.

There are four bedrooms to the first floor with varying outlooks. All are good double bedrooms and one has an adjoining dressing room that can also be accessed from the landing. The bedrooms are served by the elegant family bathroom with suite comprising freestanding roll top bath, separate walk-in shower, WC and a wash hand basin set on a vanity unit. The property further benefits from a large basement that is divided in to two spacious rooms.

Drumleaning is approached via a wide tarmacadam driveway with a sweeping turning circle in front of the house. A huge detached period barn sits to one side. This beautiful building currently provides triple garaging and storage on the ground floor with additional storage on the upper floor. There is potential to create a gymnasium, cinema room, private annexe or a host of other options, subject to the necessary planning consents.

The expansive gardens are mainly laid to lawn and there is a patio area accessed directly from the dining room and ground floor bedroom.

To the rear of the house there are a range of useful agricultural buildings offering further opportunities, including potential commercial ventures, subject to the relevant planning.

To the south of the property is a well-fenced paddock extending to around 2.5 acres. The paddock stretches down to a stream at the southern boundary.

Local Information
Drumleaning is a hamlet in Cumbria surrounded by wonderful open countryside yet easily accessible and within reach of local and regional centres. The nearby market town of Wigton is within easy travelling distance for everyday amenities and the property is within commuting distance of many busy centres. Carlisle provides comprehensive cultural, recreational and shopping facilities, with a wide range of shops, supermarkets, chemists, medical and dental surgeries, sports centre and many restaurants and pubs.

There is a choice of popular primary schools in the area and for secondary schooling there are highly regarded schools in Wigton and Cockermouth. For the commuter there is easy access to Carlisle and onwards to the M6 for links to the north and south. There is a rail station at Wigton which offers services on the Cumbrian Coast Line while the rail station at Carlisle provides regular services to major UK cities north and south and also services east to Newcastle.

Approximate Mileages
Wigton 3.0 miles | Carlisle City Centre 10.3 miles | Carlisle Lake District Airport 15.4 miles | Penrith 23.9 miles | Keswick 24.1 miles

Mains electricity (single-phase to house, three phase to agricultural buildings). Mains water. Private drainage to septic tank. Oil-fired central heating. Underfloor heating in dining room and ground floor annexe area. Fibre broadband available.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is being sold subject to all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether or not specified within the sales particulars.

Agents Note to Purchasers
We strive to ensure all property details are accurate, however, they are not to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact and do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract. All measurements and floor plans have been prepared as a guide only. All services, systems and appliances listed in the details have not been tested by us and no guarantee is given to their operating ability or efficiency. Please be advised that some information may be awaiting vendor approval.

Submitting an Offer
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