A compact three-bedroom house with a large study/workspace and living room, both with views, an easily maintained open courtyard and ample parking.
A development of five prestigious properties set in a prominent picturesque position in beautiful Lakeland countryside.
Cockermouth 6 miles – Keswick 11 miles – J40 M6 28 miles – Carlisle 30 miles
Viewing: Strictly by Appointment
The development 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 properties sit on generous plots providing a fantastic opportunity to escape to, and work in, a rural idyll in the Lake District yet within easy reach of all amenities.
The development comprises:
Oakbank Lodge is a modern two storey three-bedroom detached house with planning consent to provide a new master bedroom with en-suite facilities and a further lounge – both with spectacular views. The Lodge is available for immediate occupation.
Oakbank Barn, Oakbank Fold and Oakbank Stables have been converted from original stone buildings to a very high standard using traditional materials and local builders and craftsmen. All these properties have three bedrooms and provide spacious accommodation with far reaching views.
Oakbank Farmhouse is a traditional Cumbrian farmhouse which has been extended to provide a spectacular master bedroom with en-suite facilities, a large open living area, a modern kitchen area, two additional bedrooms – all creating a large family home. The original building has been refurbished with a new roof, new chimneys, and new ground floors.
The Farmhouse and the barn conversions will be completed to a “first fix stage” including main electricity, water and drainage. They have been reroofed and refloored. In the barns all exterior doors are stained hardwood and the windows are stained hardwood double glazed units. Purchasers can finalise the design to suit their own needs and budget and choose all the fittings.
Purchasers will have the option of (i) purchasing as a self-finish project, (ii) using the current site builder or (iii) using their own builder to complete.
Oakbank Development 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. The properties are 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; private fell water supply for the garden; Shared drainage treatment plant.
Tenure: Freehold, there is a shared entrance drive
Occupancy Conditions: The occupant must be a ‘Person with Local Connection’ further details are available from the agents.