Oakbank Lodge is set in a remarkable and desirable location within the Lorton Vale. With wonderful views towards Grasmoor and Grisedale Pike to the east, down the valley to Crummock Water and Buttermere in the south and the Loweswater and Fellbarrow range to the west. The property sits on a generous plot providing a fantastic opportunity to escape to a rural idyll in the Lake District yet within easy reach of all amenities.
The principal accommodation presently comprises Kitchen; Lounge; Dining Room; Hall; WC and garage. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.
There is planning consent for a two-storey extension for a master bedroom with en-suite facilities and a spectacular second floor lounge with one of the best views in the Lake District.
Although you can move into the house tomorrow its full potential can be realised through the changes which the planning consent enables. The house as proposed, will fully exploit the fabulous views and location and turn it into a dramatic family home with space and light. The true “vision” of this house is easily realised, and the vendor can provide contacts with local builders who are ready, willing and able to realise the “dream” that is Oakbank Lodge with the inputs and requests of the Purchaser who can shape the final look.
There is a private drive from the public road through mature gardens. There is ample space for parking. The picturesque position in the hamlet of Oakbank offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. There is an opportunity to purchase additional farmland neighbouring the property.
Oakbank Lodge lies within the Lake District National Park in Lorton Vale, south east of the popular market town of Cockermouth and close to the village of Lorton. It is surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountains in the Lake District such as Grasmoor and Grisedale Pike. Loweswater and Crummock Water are two miles to the south. Keswick is easily reached via Whinlatter Pass, with its fine viewpoints, fabulous walking trails and world class mountain biking. The A66 at Keswick continues east to Penrith and the M6 motorway.
Lorton Village has a village shop, primary school, 12th century church, tennis club and award-winning public house. An historic public house “The Kirkstile Inn” is situated within easy walking distance of the house. The property is also very well located to an abundance of amenities being only 15 minutes to the historic market town of Cockermouth. There are primary and secondary schools in Cockermouth.
The A595 provides easy access to Carlisle, the M6, south to west Cumbria and the Solway coast. The railway stations at both Carlisle and Penrith provide regular main line services to both the north and south, London is only 3 hours away.
Method of sale: The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty.
Services: Mains electricity and water; oil fired central heating; private fell water supply for the garden; Shared drainage treatment plant.
Council Tax: Oakbank Lodge ‘Band D’
EPC: Rating F
Occupancy Conditions: The occupant must be a ‘Person with Local Connection’ further details are available from the agents.
Viewing: Strictly by Appointment