- A charming 4 bed home with attached barn, mature gardens, stables and outbuildings, together with land and woodland extending approximately 20 acres.
- Small Holding with 20 acres
- Charming and spacious 4 bedroom house
- Potential barn conversion
- Lake District National Park
- Stunning fell views
- Stables and Outbuildings
- EPC rating E
Hermons Hill is a beautifully appointed smallholding situated in the Lake District National Park. It comprises a charming and spacious four bedroomed home with attached barn, mature gardens, stables and outbuildings, together with land and woodland extending to approximately 20 acres.This stunning property occupies a wonderful position nestled in the Wasdale valley between the villages of Gosforth and Nether Wasdale, enjoying breath-taking views towards Wastwater and Scafell Pike. It offers access to some of the finest views, wildlife and outdoor activities available in the Lake District.
Hermons Hill is a beautifully appointed smallholding situated in the Lake District National Park. It comprises a charming and spacious four bedroomed home with attached barn, mature gardens, stables and outbuildings, together with land and woodland extending to approximately 20 acres.
This stunning property occupies a wonderful position nestled in the Wasdale valley between the villages of Gosforth and Nether Wasdale, enjoying breath-taking views towards Wastwater and Scafell Pike. It offers access to some of the finest views, wildlife and outdoor activities available in the Lake District.
The delightful four bedroom home, which is arranged over two floors, has been tastefully renovated and retains many attractive features including stone flagged floors, wooden window shutters and exposed beams. The front entrance leads into into a hallway providing access to the sitting room, ground floor WC and dining room/snug. From here access is available to the reception room, cellar, study and breakfast kitchen. Adjacent to the breakfast kitchen is a utility room with additional WC, pantry and access to a large unconverted section of the adjoining stone barn, which has great potential for conversion into residential accommodation, subject to obtaining planning consent. On the first floor the spacious landing leads to a bathroom, three double bedrooms, a shower room and principal bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom.
The mature and elevated gardens that surround Hermons Hill provide a number of seating areas from where to enjoy the stunning views of the Wasdale valley and surrounding fells, whilst the land and woodland is home to the current owners' sheep, donkeys, hens and a vast array of wildlife. The mature woodland also provides a plentiful supply of timber for the log burning stoves. Outbuildings and stables compliment the smallholding, providing excellent shelter and storage facilities.
Hermons Hill presents a unique lifestyle opportunity to acquire this stunning smallholding within the Lake District National Park and will appeal to those with equestrian interests, those seeking a private residence with land, or those seeking to utilise the property for hospitality or leisure purposes. It also provides potential purchasers the chance to engage in conservation development and design, improving and preserving the unique landscape and character of the area for future generations.
The valley of Wasdale stretches for over 10 miles from Wasdale Head down to the hamlet of Santon Bridge, and is home to England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and deepest lake, Wastwater. The valley is incredibly beautiful, with fields and meadows interspersed with ancient oak woodlands leading up to Wastwater and surrounded with the backdrop of iconic fells including Scafell Pike, Scafell, Great Gable, the Screes and Yewbarrow. The village of Gosforth, which is of equal distance to Hermons Hill, is situated within the Lake District National Park, a short distance from the coast and beaches of Seascale and gateway to the beautiful valleys of Wasdale and Eskdale. Gosforth has a good range of amenities including shops, restaurants, primary school and is conveniently placed for commuting to the major local employment centres of the area. Seascale is some 2 miles away and also benefits from an excellent range of amenities including school, GP and pharmacy and the fantastic advantage of a railway station on the Cumbrian coast line which connects with the west coast main line.
Mains electricity and water. Septic tank drainage. We have been informed that the property has a septic tank and would advise any prospective purchaser to check it complies with current standards and rules introduced on 1st January 2020. Oil-fired central heating. Double glazing installed throughout. Telephone and broadband connections installed subject to BT regulations. Please note the mention of any appliances/services within these particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.
From M6 (J40 Penrith, take the first exit onto the A66 signed for Keswick and Workington. Proceed for approximately 16 miles. Continue along the A66 to Cockermouth taking the first exit at the roundabout onto the A5086 signed Egremont. Follow this road for approximately 18 miles and at the next roundabout turn left onto the A595 (Barrow). After a further 7 miles turn left for Gosforth. Proceed through the village and over the bridge signed for Nether Wasdale and Wasdale Head. After a further 2 miles Hermons Hill is situated on the left hand side.
2.54m x 1.91m (8' 4" x 6' 3") The property is accessed via a uPVC entrance door leading into the entrance hall providing access to the sitting room, dining room and WC. Stone flagged floor, double glazed window to front aspect, window and sandstone steps to to dining room, doors to WC and sitting room, radiators.
1.18m x 1.94m (3' 10" x 6' 4") WC and cistern, uPVC sliding sash opaque window to the rear, stone flagged floor, radiator.
5.34m x 5.93m (17' 6" x 19' 5") maximum. Light and spacious sitting room with solid wooden polished floor, multi-aspect uPVC windows, radiators, exposed beams , multifuel stove housed in a feature fireplace with sandstone sill and hearth. uPVC French doors leading to sunken patio area and rear garden.
6.0m x 3.64m (19' 8" x 11' 11") Sandstone steps lead from the hall to the dining room with galleried landing above. Stone flagged floor, exposed wooden beams, radiators, sliding sash window to rear aspect, multi-fuel stove within sandstone fire place, uPVC French doors to rear garden.
2.61m x 3.51m (8' 7" x 11' 6") Oak floorboards, fitted shelves, fire with sandstone surround, uPVC sliding sash window, radiator.
Reception Room 3
3.23m x 3.55m (10' 7" x 11' 8") Stone flagged floor, open fire within sandstone fireplace, built in cupboards, sliding sash window with wooden shutters, front door, exposed ceiling beams, door to cellar.
Stone steps leading down to the cellar.
3.05m x 7.50m (10' 0" x 24' 7") Tiled floor, exposed ceiling beams. Handmade fitted kitchen with oak work surfacing, Belfast sink with mixer tap, sandstone sconces, fitted shelves, space for fridge freezer and dishwasher, radiator, oil-fired double oven Aga with oak beam above and tiled recess. Room for kitchen table, sliding sash window, door to utility.
3.65m x 1.36m (12' 0" x 4' 6") With stable door leading out of the property. uPVC window, storage cupboard containing oil-fired Worcester boiler, Belfast sink and drainer unit, space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Radiator.
1.70m x 1.35m (5' 7" x 4' 5") Fitted with a WC and wash hand basin. Small feature window. Radiator.
2.32m x 1.04m (7' 7" x 3' 5") With fitted shelving.
6.88m x 4.53m (22' 7" x 14' 10") 6.88m x 4.53m (22' 7" x 14' 10") With recently fitted hardwood double barn doors. Stone walls and traditional narrow window openings, rooflight, electrical fuse board, storage tanks, recessed storage area, mezzanine level and boot room,
6.03m x 4.25m (19' 9" x 13' 11") Stairs to spacious, part galleried landing with access to first floor rooms. Double glazed windows, exposed beams, wooden floors, radiators, built in storage.
Principal Bedroom (Bedroom 1)
3.08m x 7.49m (10' 1" x 24' 7") Steps to principal bedroom, uPVC sliding sash window and velux window. Exposed beams, 2 radiators. Built-in cupboard housing immersion heater.
Dressing room with fitted cupboards, radiator, velux window.
En Suite Shower Room
1.71m x 2.52m (5' 7" x 8' 3") Fitted with tiled walk-in mains shower, wash hand basin and WC in vanity unit. Tiled floor and underfloor heating. Heated towel rail, exposed beams, velux window.
5.37m x 3.92m (17' 7" x 12' 10") Feature double glazed arched window with views to the garden. uPVC sliding sash window to front aspect, window to rear aspect. Built-in cupboard. Radiator.
3.23m x 2.51m (10' 7" x 8' 3") Part-tiled bathroom with wooden floor and velux window. Fitted with bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Radiator.
3.63m x 3.92m (11' 11" x 12' 10") uPVC sliding sash window to front aspect. Radiator.
2.65m x 4.42m (8' 8" x 14' 6") Velux window. Exposed beams. Sloping ceiling.
1.54m x 1.93m (5' 1" x 6' 4") Fitted with a walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin. Tiled walls. uPVC window. Expelair. Heated towel rail.
Gardens and Parking
The property is surrounded by attractive mature, elevated gardens with both formal and informal areas, mature trees and shrubs. To the front of the property is parking for several vehicles and access to the various outbuildings.
Stable 1 3.7m x 3.6m (12' 2" x 11' 10")
Stable 2 4.7m x 3.7m (15' 5" x 12' 2")
Tack Room 3.7m x 1.8m (12' 2" x 5' 11")
Workshop 3.6m x 3.4m (11' 10" x 11' 2")
Donkey Shed 6.8m x 3.4m (22' 4" x 11' 2")
Car Port and Log Store
Kennel with external run
Sheep race and holding pen
The majority of the land and woodland is in a ring fence and comprises approximately 5 acres of grass land and 10 acres of mature woodland which is a haven for wildlife including red squirrels, deer, and birds. It also provides is a sustainable source of logs for the woodburning stoves at the property. There is also a beautiful hidden pond on the hillside, nestled amongst the trees.
An additional 5 acres of land is situated a short distance from Hermons Hill, known as 'The Park', which has recently been re-fenced.
Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
Included as part of the sale. The seller has taken the benefit of the 2022 payment. For full details please contact the selling agent.
Rights of Way, Easements and Wayleaves
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way.
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