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4 bedroom Detached House for sale: Wreay, Carlisle

  • bedrooms 4
Reference: 36083_102089003009

Key Features

  • charming historical home
  • outstanding gardens
  • private 2 acre grounds
  • convenient for M6 and Lake District


An impressive Grade II listed period dwelling circa 1880 occupying an outstanding garden site including a tennis court and pond, in all around two acres. Significant character. Beautiful setting. Open views. Four beds. Generous living space. Detached outbuilding.  

APPROXIMATE DISTANCES IN MILES M6 J44 1.4 | Wreay 1 | Carlisle railway station 3.8 | Lake District - Ullswater 23 | Newcastle International Airport 57 

ACCOMMODATION SUMMARY Entrance porch | Generous sitting room | Fitted kitchen with Aga | Garden room | Cloakroom | Utility | Bedroom | Study area | Family/living room | Reception room | Large bathroom | Bedroom | First floor bedrooms three and four | Beautiful garden and grounds in excess of two acres | Ample parking | Detached outbuilding | Beautifully positioned summer house | Tennis Court | Council Tax Band G | Mains water and electricity | Private drainage | Oil central heating | Freehold 

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Woodside Lodge was built 1879 to 1880, being the lodge to Woodside a large country house the remains of which survive to-day as Woodside Park. It was originally built by C.J. Ferguson for the Losh family who owned the Woodside estate for many years and were also involved in the building of St. Mary's Church just up the road in Wreay.  

Woodside Lodge is beautifully placed affording privacy and a beautiful aspect. The location is most convenient having good access to the main road network including for the M6 and A6, the city of Carlisle and the many surrounding areas of natural and historic interest including the Lake District National Park and the Eden Valley. The nearby village of Wreay has a good public house and primary school and the recently refurbished Black Lion public house which is well known for its food is approximately 1.7 miles distant.  

The historic city of Carlisle with its impressive Cathedral and Castle provides a superb range of social, leisure and retail opportunities. The city benefits from being on the West Coast Mainline with direct services to London in around 3 hours 20 minutes. Other direct rail services from Carlisle include to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester Airport. Newcastle International Airport is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes by car and other major international airports are around 2 hours by car including Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.  

Woodside Lodge is a charming dwelling which has been beautifully maintained but does afford the incoming buyer the opportunity to place their own stamp on the property and any such work will be rewarding. There are many aspects that combine to make Woodside Lodge such an appealing home. Character abounds and the wonderful private gardens are a credit to the owners. These beautiful landscaped and well maintained grounds feature beautifully planted informal areas along with large expanses of lawn and certainly plenty of areas to sit and take in the tranquillity of the surroundings. The delightful summer house is beautifully placed facing south at the top of the garden looking over an established pond towards the house and view. The setting is idyllic.  

The living accommodation is well catered for. A generously sized sitting room with triple aspect provides natural light in abundance and French doors look out to the private terrace. Here we find a covered seating area with an open fireplace which is open to the garden and distant fells. A beautiful walled and gated courtyard provides another outdoor area ideal for alfresco dining. The garden has many other aspects including wooded areas with bluebells and even a perfectly placed swing. Viewing of this property for the garden alone is a treat most worthwhile.  

The garden room has three large floor to ceiling windows to the south and west and is a wonderful year round room. The contemporary kitchen has a beautiful pale blue four oven Aga. The large family room links the single storey accommodation, originally former stables, with the two storey lodge building. The family room also enjoys good natural light and a very pleasant aspect to the front and rear. The lodge provides on the ground floor, living space and large bathroom along with a double bedroom with bowed window and external door. A double bedroom with wash hand basin and three quarter bedroom are located on the first floor.  

The approach to Woodside Lodge is on a grand scale with a gated access provided through the original entrance featuring listed, ornate, carved gateposts. Ample parking is provided with access to the rear detached outbuilding and store.  

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Reference: 36083_102089003009

Contact Agent

Hayward Tod Associates
Tel: 01228 810300