Stepping Stones, Abbeytown
£625,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
Exciting development opportunity, former farmstead set in 2.5 acres with a range of 'eco' features including wind turbine, solar hot water, and ground source heat pumps. Three bed, two en-suite cottage. Renovated three bed farmhouse. Attached barn, byre, and separate Dutch barn providing significant further potential.

DETAILS

Exciting development opportunity, former farmstead set in 2.5 acres with a range of 'eco' features including wind turbine, solar hot water, and ground source heat pumps. Three bed, two en-suite cottage. Renovated three bed farmhouse. Attached barn, byre, and separate Dutch barn providing significant further potential. 

APPROXIMATE MILEAGES Silloth 7 Wigton 8 Carlisle 19 Cockermouth 15 M6 motorway 21 Keswick 23 Newcastle International Airport 76 

WHY ABBEYTOWN? Situated just a short distance from the Solway Coast, the western Lake District and Carlisle, the property is ideally placed to enjoy all that the region has to offer and would lend itself well to tourism related industry. A well renowned pub restaurant, post office and a general store are all to hand in Abbeytown, with the market town of Wigton and the Victorian seaside town of Silloth nearby. 

THE CONVERTED BARN breakfast kitchen living dining room ground floor bed/study utility & toilet two en-suite first floor bedrooms underfloor heating throughout double glazing EPC B 

Offered in good order throughout, the property has a well appointed farmhouse style kitchen and a superb open plan living dining space with exposed beams and full height glazing flooding the room with light. A feature stove sits at the far end of the room. There is a third double bedroom/study on the ground floor and a utility with toilet. To the first floor there is a landing galleried to hallway below and two double bedrooms both en-suite 

THE FARMHOUSE porch large hall living/dining room kitchen laundry pantry main stairwell to master bedroom with en-suite two double bedrooms family bathroom ground floor storeroom toilet second stairwell to 1st floor living space with galleried opening to hall below large first floor storeroom 

The farmhouse, with double and triple glazing and underfloor heating throughout both floors, is close to completion as a three bedroom home at '2nd fix' stage. Plumbing is in situ for kitchen and bathrooms ready for buyers to finish to their own specification. Domestic hot water is provided by built in solar panels and multifuel Rayburn, with immersion heater driven by excess from wind turbine as a backup. Underfloor heating is driven by existing ground source heat pumps. The farmhouse has planning permission for conversion to a 5 bedroomed home with a wrap around conservatory/sun room facing the Lake District hills. 

BARN AND BYRE The double storey barn sits in the corner between the cottage and the farmhouse. Currently used for storage, but has planning permission for two further en-suite bedrooms and an impressive full height living area if desired, or other use subject to relevant approval. The single storey byre (20m x 5m) has been completely reroofed. Currently used as storage/workshop, and has planning permission for workshops and double garages.

 

ACCOMMODATION Set in a wonderfully private 2.5 acre site in a peaceful rural setting. Surrounded by the open vistas of the Solway Plain, giving views to the fells of the Lake District National Park, Steppingstones offers the incoming buyer a fabulous opportunity for further development. Set around a central courtyard is the three bedroom cottage and the farmhouse connected via the barn which has consent as additional accommodation for the farmhouse. An incoming buyer could potentially revisit the planning application and apply to create an additional two bedroom dwelling instead. At the other end of the farmhouse is a large single story byre with existing planning permission for garaging and workshop space. However, if appropriate permissions were sought it could also be used to form another dwelling. The 6 bay Dutch barn towards the rear of the site also offers potential for conversion into dwellings, or at the very least provides substantial storage. This superb site has a range of mature fruit trees, polytunnels, ponds and a well. The 5kw wind turbine installed in 2009 provides power for both properties as well as qualifying for Feed-In-Tariff payments until 2030 producing more than £2,700 tax free income per annum. 

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