For sale: Fawcett Mill Fields & Owl Cottage, Gaisgill, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3UB
Summary: Occupying an idyllic location, this fine detached 17th Century former mill and barn conversion comprises an impressive eleven bedroom main house, ideal as a Bed & Breakfast or for income generation and a delightful three bedroom cottage.
|Address||Fawcett Mill Fields & Owl Cottage|
Occupying an idyllic location, this fine detached 17th Century former mill and barn conversion comprises an impressive eleven bedroom main house, ideal as a Bed & Breakfast or for income generation and a delightful three bedroom cottage.
Beautiful gardens and grounds of around 3 acres including a lovely stretch of river and a pack horse bridge Listed by English Heritage. An exceptional property in a highly picturesque Yorkshire Dales setting convenient for Orton, Kirkby Stephen, Penrith and the Lake District. Energy Rating 'G'.
A fine and substantial stone and slate built 17th Century former mill and barn conversion of immense character.
Impressive three storey, eleven bedroom barn conversion with "spinning gallery" and four reception rooms.
Delightful three bedroom cottage, formerly a mill.
Comprehensively restored, upgraded and improved by the present owner.
Perfect for income generation (bed and breakfast, self-catering or letting) or for a large extended family.
Highly picturesque location offering peace, privacy and tranquillity in abundance.
Stunning gardens and grounds of around 3 acres.
Includes a beautiful stretch of river and a pack horse bridge.
Garage, annexe/home office and ample parking.
Tucked away and yet convenient for Orton, Kirkby Stephen, Penrith, the M6 and the Lake District.
From junction 38 of the M6 motorway follow the A685 Kirkby Stephen Road in an easterly direction for about one mile to reach Gaisgill. Take the first turning on the left, signposted to Orton immediately before a cream coloured house. This is the B6261. Follow the road over the River Lune and then up a hill. As the road reaches the top of the hill take the first turning on the right. The entrance to Fawcett Mill Fields is on the right-hand side, approximately 50 metres further on.
The property nestles in a quiet valley where the waters of Rais Beck tumble and meander through the spectacular gardens, meadows, and woodland of Fawcett Mill Fields. This is a truly beautiful spot, full of treasures and where nature thrives. The river is full of trout and the many species of birds include dippers, warblers, tree creepers, owls, buzzards, woodpeckers and the like. Red squirrels are also regular visitors.
The property is located about a mile north of Gaisgill in the Lune Valley and about 1.5 miles east of the picturesque village of Orton where there is a shop, a pub, a primary school and church. More comprehensive amenities can be found at Kirkby Stephen and Shap.
The property is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (more affectionately known in these parts as the Westmorland Dales) surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Close by are Orton Scar, Great Asby Scar and Sunbiggin Tarn, all offering wonderful opportunities for walking and biking. Also nearby are the dramatic Howgill Fells and the Lake District.
The property is convenient for junction 38 of the M6 motorway for access to Penrith and Carlisle, Lancaster, Preston and Manchester.
|Main House (Fawcett Mill Fields)|| |
|Entrance Hall:|| |
|Bedroom No.1:||9'1" x 9' (2.77m x 2.74m). A double bedroom.|
|Shower Room:||7'5" x 6'2" (2.26m x 1.88m). Suite in white comprising a shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Karndean tiled floor.|
|Dining Room:||30'4" x 10'8" (9.25m x 3.25m). A spacious room with windows on two sides. Oak floor. Sliding door to the balcony.|
|Kitchen No.1:||16'9" x 7'5" (5.1m x 2.26m). A split level kitchen with built-in floor and wall units, work surfaces and open fronted shelves. Three stainless steel sinks. Built-in oven and gas hob. Oak floor.|
|Sitting Room:||13'1" x 10'11" (3.99m x 3.33m). Fireplace with rustic oak surround (for an electric fire).|
|Inner Hall:|| Range of built-in storage cupboards. Entrance door to Owl Cottage.|
|Store Room:||10'2" x 7'9" (3.1m x 2.36m). A versatile room, ideal as a store room but also suitable as a study or home office.|
|Inner Hall No.2:|| Oak floor.|
|Living Room:||23'9" x 19'2" (7.24m x 5.84m). An impressive room overlooked by a galleried mezzanine, featuring a high open beamed ceiling. Stone fireplace with rustic wood lintel fitted with a gas fired enamelled stove. Windows and doors on two sides, one leading to the balcony. Three curious stone niches. Oak floor.|
|Shower Room No.2:||6'8" x 6'6" (2.03m x 1.98m). Suite in white comprising a shower cubicle, a pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c.|
|Lower Ground Floor|| |
|Entrance Hall:|| Rear entrance door. Large storage cupboard containing the hot water cylinder and gas fired central heating boiler. Shelving.|
|Bedroom No.2:||11'11" x 8'10" (3.63m x 2.7m). A twin bedroom with a part glazed door to the garden.|
|Inner Hall:|| Two shower rooms off, each with a shower cubicle.|
|Sauna:||5'5" x 3'9" (1.65m x 1.14m). A two/three berth sauna lined in pine.|
|Separate w.c:|| Pedestal wash hand basin and w.c.|
|Bedroom No.3:||10'4" x 9'10" (3.15m x 3m). A twin bedroom.|
|Sitting Room No.2:||19'7" x 17'9" (5.97m x 5.4m). A well proportioned room featuring a substantial stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. Glazed rear entrance door and windows on two sides. Upholstered plinth/seat. Display alcove.|
|Bedroom No.4:||14'4" x 11'8" (4.37m x 3.56m). An L-shaped double bedroom. Built-in open fronted wardrobe/shelf unit.|
|En-Suite Shower Room:||6' x 4'11" (1.83m x 1.5m). Suite in white comprising a shower cubicle, a pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c. Karndean tiled floor.|
|Bedroom No.5:||12' x 8'10" (3.66m x 2.7m). A double bedroom.|
|En-Suite Shower Room:|| Shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c.|
|Bedroom No.6:||12' x 8'2" (3.66m x 2.5m). A double bedroom.|
|En-Suite Shower Room:|| Shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c.|
|Upper First Floor:|| Approached by two independent staircases.|
|Galleried Landing/Mezzanine:|| A versatile space overlooking the main living room. Exposed beams.|
|Bedroom No.7:||10'6" x 10'5" (3.2m x 3.18m). A double bedroom.|
|Bedroom No.8:||10'11" x 8'8" (3.33m x 2.64m). An L-shaped bedroom.|
|Landing:|| Built-in cupboard with two hot water cylinders.|
|Bedroom No.9:||18'4" x 8'7" (5.59m x 2.62m). An spacious family bedroom.|
|Bedroom No.10:||9'9" x 9'1" (2.97m x 2.77m). A twin bedroom. Built-in wardrobe.|
|Bedroom No.11:||9'10" x 9'1" (3m x 2.77m). A twin bedroom. Built-in wardrobe.|
|Bathroom No.1:||9'4" x 7'8" (2.84m x 2.34m). Suite in white comprising a panelled bath, a pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c. Built-in storage cupboard.|
|Bathroom No.2:||8' x 4'9" (2.44m x 1.45m). Suite in white comprising a panelled bath, a pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c.|
|Owl Cottage|| |
|Living Room:||27'4" x 14'8" (8.33m x 4.47m). A delightful, spacious room which is open plan with the kitchen. Open beamed ceiling. Windows on three sides including part glazed doors which open out onto a balcony terrace. Fireplace with rustic oak surround and multi-fuel stove.|
|Kitchen:||11'2" x 7' (3.4m x 2.13m). Refitted with a good range of built-in floor and wall units together with work surfaces and a stainless steel sink. Cooker with gas hob. Worcester gas fired central heating boiler. Plumbing for washing machine. Under stairs cupboard.|
|Inner Hall:|| |
|Bedroom No.1:||10'11" x 8'3" (3.33m x 2.51m). A double bedroom.|
|Bedroom No.2:||11'1" x 7'10" (3.38m x 2.39m). A double bedroom. Beamed ceiling. Built-in wardrobe.|
|Bathroom:||9'9" x 6'2" (2.97m x 1.88m). Suite in white comprising a panelled bath, a pedestal wash hand basin, a w.c. and a shower cubicle. Karndean tiled floor. Ladder towel radiator.|
|First Floor|| |
|Gallaried Landing:|| overlooking the living room.|
|Bedroom No.3:||15'1" x 11'10" (4.6m x 3.6m). A versatile room currently used as a double bedroom.|
|Garage:||23' x 8' (7m x 2.44m). A modern garage/workshop, built-in blockwork and stone, with double timber doors and a side entrance door.|
|Garden Room:||9'9" x 9'5" (2.97m x 2.87m). An interesting stone built outbuilding attached and above the rear of the garage suitable as a home office, studio or occasional additional bedroom, as currently. Pitched tiled roof. Windows on two sides. Power, lighting and heating.|
|Garden Shed/Workshop:||18'4" x 9'6" (5.59m x 2.9m). A substantial timber shed/workshop with double timber doors, power and lighting (ample sockets). Work bench. Three double glazed windows.|
|Greenhouse:||20'6" x 8'4" (6.25m x 2.54m). A good sized powder coated, aluminium framed greenhouse with ventilation roof windows, plant benches and concrete floor.|
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The house occupies beautiful gardens and grounds extending to around three acres.
At the driveway entrance, secured by double five bar gates, is a wide parking area with space for up to 14 motor vehicles and ideal for various vehicle types including horse trailers, caravans, motor homes and the like. The driveway continues between low stone walls and tree lined herbaceous borders to a further parking area in front of the houses and garage. Most of the drive is subject to an right of way in favour of Fawcett Mill. the gardens and grounds comprise:
A parcel of woodland with an interesting array of specimen trees.
Delightfully laid out, formal and informal gardens.
A long and beautiful stretch of Rais Beck including cascading waterfalls, with trout.
A fine and historically important pack horse bridge, Listed by English Heritage.
A fenced and walled vegetable and fruit garden with raised beds, fruit cages, greenhouse and garden shed.
A fabulous lawned garden bordered by well stocked herbaceous borders including a diverse range of perennials, spring flowering bulbs, shrubs and trees, including a very fine Scots Pine, and a garden pond.
A wild flower meadow.
Mains electricity. Private water supply. LPG fired central heating. Septic tank drainage (shared with Fawcett Mill). Double glazed throughout.
Fibre broadband is connected to the property.
FIXTURES, FITTINGS AND FURNISHINGS
All fixtures and fittings referred to in these particulars are included in the sale. In addition the furnishings in the main house are available for purchase at a separately negotiable price as are a quad bike and items of gardening/maintenance equipment.
Owl Cottage Band 'D'.