Stunning Lakeland farmhouse in a glorious setting with amazing views over the surrounding countryside to the fells
Cock Hag is a remarkable Lakeland property, in its elevated yet sheltered setting amidst poetic surroundings. Lambs gambol in the surrounding fields and life takes on a different path when undisturbed by any artificial distractions. This is a home where you feel you are in your own private world, a rare opportunity to get away from it all'.
The property has undergone continual upgrading and improvement since acquired by our clients yet there is still some scope to add your own mark. The separate barn offers a gym, garden room and a loggia barbecue area, a games room and two store rooms on the first floor and a garage and car port, a store and a workshop at the rear. Although planning permission has not been sought, one cannot help but imagine separate guest accommodation within this building.
The main house is a superb fusion of Lakeland farmhouse and stone Lakeland barn. The original farmhouse is open plan on the ground floor creating a fantastic farmhouse kitchen with terracotta style floor tiles, beamed ceilings and a currently non-operating wood burning stove set in fireplace recess with a stone hearth. The cooking area has quarry tiled floors and a Stanley Range cooker with a range of cupboards and a dual aspect. The windows all feature oak shutters. The original front entrance has a porch with a seat and a hardwood front door with a glazed panel.
Adjoining the kitchen is a well-equipped utility/larder/boot room with a twin porcelain sink and a view which wouldn't make washing-up a chore.
The main entrance has now been created to the side, since the integration of the original barn, with its stone flagged floor and shuttered window. The cloakroom with w.c. is off to the left and a study/snug lies off to the right. With a dual aspect, vaulted ceiling and a non-operational wood-burner with a stone mantle above this is a charming room.
The main dining hall lies beyond and features a built in cupboard, a door off to the farmhouse kitchen and double doors opening into the fantastic vaulted lounge. This remarkable room is perfect for entertaining, with French doors opening off to the side terrace, a triple aspect and wonderful views. A Godin Colonial wood-burning stove forms an attractive and practical focal point once you have appreciated the superb roof timbers.
A staircase leads down to the lower ground floor annex area, with a kitchenette, a further reception room and a fitted pull down' concealed double bed, perfect for guests. An adjoining shower room and a generous sauna complete this floor, behind which, hewn out of the base rock, is a useful cellar store area.
The first floor is accessed via a staircase with a door from the farmhouse kitchen and provides a vaulted principal suite with fitted wardrobes and an en suite washroom. There are two further vaulted double bedrooms, one with a wash hand basin and an adjoining hobbies room, dressing room or play room. The vaulted house bathroom is well appointed and includes a roll top traditional style double ended bath, a wash stand and a separate shower cubicle.
The property stands within about 2/3 acre of gardens and these are delightfully landscaped with inset shrubberies, gravelled garden areas, terraces and lots of parking/turning area. There are sheltered seating areas from which to relish the unbelievable views.
Services: Mains electricity is connected. Private water supply. Private drainage (Requiring upgrade) Oil central heating.
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Completely captivated by this amazing settingMark Holden