Striking Georgian mansion house with beautiful gardens and grounds
Situated in just under 10 acres of grounds, Mossknowe House features extensive gardens, equestrian facilities, and private woodland with an additional 32 acres of grass land (available by separate negotiation). The property is a compact country estate with stunning views of the Lake District, sweeping views of the countryside and fishing rights on Kirtle Water. Featuring stunning symmetry, balance, and proportion, Mossknowe House is a stunning example of early Georgian architecture. Historic Scotland has listed the property as Listed Building Category A, reflecting its grand nature and significance. The property was constructed of local sandstone and was completed in 1769. Mossknowe House is a property that effortlessly blends the grandeur of its original features with luxurious touches, including wood panelling, sash windows, and marble fireplace surrounds. Generous rooms and linked spaces combine to create a truly wonderful home. The stunning entrance hall provides a befitting welcome with its wooden floorboards, decorative ceiling, wood burning stove and of course the proportions of the era, which are seen throughout. Other superb reception areas include the elegant library offering sensational views towards the Solway Firth and Skiddaw in the Lake District. A welcoming kitchen with four oven AIMS electric AGA provides a fabulous hub to the home whilst multiple reception rooms with superb ceiling heights ensure great expanses of windows bringing natural light into the property as well as highlighting the exceptional setting and views beyond. Each of the nine bedrooms features tasteful décor and many offer en-suite facilities, further enhancing the property's elegant look and feel. One bedroom is currently configured as a home office. Formed over three floors and an enjoyable space for one family the property could also meet the needs of multi-generational living with the provision of a three-bedroom self-contained annexe in the East Wing.
There are areas of woodland for shelter and amenity as well as an informal woodland garden with lawns and borders of rhododendrons, azalea, laurels and beech trees all set within an small spruce plantation. To the south of this woodland garden is the original walled garden with a stone lintel above the gate showing the date of 1663. On the south facing wall of the garden are apple trees and a dressage arena (40m x 20m) has been built in the garden. The walkway returns to the stable yard.
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A beautifully compact residential estate with some of the best views around. Mossknowe is a a very special proposition and with the added benefits of fishing rights and equestrian facilities it represents a near perfect package.Cameron EwerProperty agent