Ennerdale, Lake District
Offers in the Region of £950,000
8 bedroom Detached House for sale: Ennerdale, Lake District
Offers in the Region of £950,000
- Within the Lake District National Park
- 22 Acres of woodland, grazing and grounds
- Large garage workshop and stables
- Strong performing holiday letting
- Sleeps 16
- Room for further income growth
Substantial holiday letting accommodation, currently sleeps 16, set within 22 acres of grounds in a picturesque setting within the Lake District National Park, a World Heritage Site, just a short distance from Ennerdale Water. Large shed/garaging with possible further development potential.
APPROXIMATE DISTANCES IN MILES Cockermouth 11 | Keswick 23 | Carlisle 37 | M6/Penrith 39 | Kendal 53 | Newcastle International Airport 93
LOCATION A haven a peace and tranquility, Far Moor End is surrounded entirely by its own grounds, which extend to approximately 22 acres. The village of Ennerdale Bridge is just under a mile from the property and has two pubs and café. A good range of local amenities can be found in Cleator Moor, just over 10 minutes drive to the west and the larger town of Cockermouth is just 11 miles to the north. The rest of the central and southern Lake District is also readily accessible making the property the perfect base to explore not only there but the historic Solway Coast towns of Whitehaven and Workington. The West Coast Mainline is accessible at Carlisle, Penrith and Oxenholme, providing fast and frequent services to Glasgow and London Euston in a little over one and three hours respectively. The M6 motorway, also accessed at Penrith is the main north/south arterial route through the county.
Set away from the road down a private track between Ennerdale Bridge and Ennerdale Water the property offers total privacy, peace and quiet. Far Moor End presents a prospective buyer with a rare opportunity with the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site.
ACCOMMODATION Entrance hall | porch | utility | back kitchen | breakfast kitchen | bathroom | bed 1 | inner hallway | games room/ potential bedroom 9 | dining room | living room with mezzanine seating area | en-suite bedroom 2 | bedroom 3 | open landing | linen store | bed 4 | separate W.C. | shower room | bed 5 | bed 6 | shower room 2 | bed 7 | bed 8 | large 4 door garage workshop | wooden double stable block | 3x brick built store rooms | large hardstanding parking area | pond | raised wooden deck | extensive woodland | EPC rating D | Biomass boiler | air source and ground source heat pumps | private drainage
Currently utilised as a substantial holiday letting, capable of sleeping 16 comfortably, Far Moor End comes ready to go and yet offers further potential to increase revenues with the addition of a further letting bedroom or possible development of the large garage workshop. This of course would be subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions. The property also has the benefit of being able to be split in to two separate letting units if desired. Whilst it is used currently as a holiday letting the property would also make a wonderful large family home. The bedrooms are all comfortable double rooms and are serviced by a combination of en-suite and family bathrooms. The centre piece of the property is the impressive living room with high ceilings, exposed beams and a large stove. Doors lead from the living room to a large wooden deck with views over the property's own grounds and towards the hills beyond. The living room is also open to a mezzanine seating area. A main kitchen provides a space for smaller scale casual dining with an ample dining room complete with open fire being the setting for the larger dining occasions. A second smaller kitchen is also complimented by a utility room.
OUTSIDE Approaching the property via its own private lane and crossing a cattle grid the driveway sweeps alongside the property opening out in to a large parking and turning area. From here the ample garage workshop can be accessed. The workshop has full light, power and water to hand. A large level grassed area sits to the side of the property opposite a pond. A wooded area criss-crossed with paths and trails lies to the north of the property and a number of grazing and amenity paddocks lie to the south. It is also bounded extensively by the River Ehen which sits well below property.
SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Bio-mass heating boiler. Air and water source heat pumps. Fell water also supplies the outside taps. Oil lines remain in situ should a purchaser wish to reinstate an oil fired central heating boiler and storage tank.
THE BUSINESS Currently a strong performing holiday letting, which is not being worked to its full potential. Previously achieving around 70% occupancy prior to the owners actively scaling back bookings and currently achieving a steady gross income year on year, (Figures available upon request) there is certainly room to increase turnover by taking bookings further in advance, exploring additional marketing channels, increasing the quality of the offering, with for example the installation of a hot tub or with the addition of lodges etc within the ample grounds. The latter would of course be subject to obtaining planning approval.
Hayward Tod Associates
Tel: 01228 810300