Grade II listed substantial detached stone built five bedroomed residence surrounded within an acre of its own gardens with the 12th Century Lanercost Priory and its ruins as a backdrop.
Built in 1840, Abbey Farmhouse includes three large reception rooms, a spacious farmhouse kitchen with a second large kitchen / breakfast room with five double bedrooms all en-suite.
The house has been well modernised, is fully carpeted, newly decorated and has oil central heating throughout. There is a staircase up to an attic, a good sized cellar and a range of stone outbuildings.
5'10 x 5'6. Painted flagstone floor. Via an enormous timber door into:
With doors leading off to all the principal rooms and to the rear and a staircase down to the cellar.
14'6 x 13'8. Original stone slabs, electric meters and currently used as a working cellar.
19'6 x 13'8. Wooden window shutters. Feature stone fire surround and mantle with tiled fireplace with grate.
14'6 x 13'8. View over Priory Ruins.
Family Sitting Room
20'6 x 15'2. Large stone fireplace with ornate cast iron Victorian fireplace. Window shutters.
2nd Kitchen/Breakfast Room
20'6 X 14'. Tiled floor with terracotta tiles. Imposing sandstone fireplace with shelves but oil line installed for AGA if required. Full range of wall and floor kitchen units, 1½ drainer sink unit, cooker point, plumbing for a dishwasher, shelved pantry off with electrics. Secondary staircase to private accommodation and back door out to rear and to utility room.
Small Utility Room
8'3 x 8'. Combination boiler. Separate coal store off. Smoke and fire detectors throughout.
18'10 x 13'. The old cast iron range has been retained for decorative reasons. Timber mantlepiece above. Full range of fitted cupboards including large built in laundry cupboards, containing the Santon Premier Plus unvented hot water system that together with Honeywell controls also has a free standing Boulter Classic oil fired boiler.
Staircase up to first floor fully carpeted.
Large landing with Tower Room Off:
Half tiled and incorporates WC / wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
Doorway up to attic.
Principal Double Bedroom
15'4 x 12'4. Cast iron Victorian fireplace. Extensive range of electric sockets. Doorway to the large en-suite bathroom with tiled floor. Large walk-in shower cubicle with Mira Sport shower, separate bath, pedestal wash hand basin WC, heated towel rail.
Double Bedroom 2
13'6 x 12'. Fine views. Doorway through to En-suite shower room with tiled floor, half tiled, large shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and heated towel radiator, recessed ceiling lighting.
Double Bedroom 3
14'6 x 13'9. Cast iron fireplace with window overlooking Lanercost Priory Doorway off to en-suite shower room, half tiled with large shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, mirror with sensor light and W.C., heated towel rail.
Double bedroom 4
18'6 x 13'. Window overlooking Lanercost Priory Ruins, walk-in wardrobe. En-suite shower room with tiled floor, half tiled with shower cubicle, Mira Sport shower, pedestal wash hand basin, mirror with sensor light, WC.
Double Bedroom 5
(which is accessed through the secondary staircase from Kitchen) Link walkway to bedroom 4. Beautiful views over the Priory. Large walk-in wardrobe. Off to: En-suite shower room: with large shower, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail. Half tiled. Mirror with sensor light.
Accessed up quite a steep staircase and has two rooms ideal for storage and/or a play room or as used by one of the previous tenants, a painting studio, well lit and fitted with power points.
Electric charger point.
Gardens and Outbuildings
Range of outbuildings. Three stone buildings to the rear side. The house comes with a lot of garden. To the front there is a more traditional garden with large lawn and flower beds which is approached through a Car Park. To the rear there is a large lawned area which overlooks the ruins of Lanercost Priory. It could be used as a pony paddock or seating area. It had been a very productive garden when used as a B&B. There are a number of raised wooden box flower beds capable of being brought back in to use. It was believed that this area was used as stew ponds by medieval monks for keeping their fish.
Mains water, mains electricity, Drainage to a sewage treatment plant, which is maintained by the landlord. Oil central heating. TV and telephone points.
To be let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for a minimum one year period although the Landlord would be happy to discuss a much longer lease. The Landlord would be happy to discuss the potential of allowing some bed and breakfast use.
Twice this property has been used as a B&B and undoubtedly has considerable potential.