The Old Vicarage is a magnificent Victorian country house, in an idyllic elevated Eden Valley setting, with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and distant Lakeland fells.
This impressive 5 bedroom residence has beautiful one acre grounds, four acres of land plus a one bedroom cottage, presently let as self catering accommodation. The property is located on the edge of the picturesque village of Ainstable, within easy reach of Penrith, Carlisle and national transport links.
This residence was built in 1855 as the vicarage for the neighbouring church, with the North West Wing added around 1900. The current owners have refurbished the property to a very high standard, including rewiring, re-roofing, installing double glazing and super insulating the walls and floors. Stunning period features have been retained and many of the rooms are of grand proportions and bathed in light. Bi-folding doors allow for open plan living on the ground floor and French doors extend the space out onto the South facing patio - ideal for when entertaining.
This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a magnificent family home in a remarkable setting, with the added benefit of income from the holiday let. The Coach House cottage is beautifully presented and would also be well suited as accommodation for extended family.
The picturesque village of Ainstable is surrounded by rolling countryside and has a lovely village green/play area and is home to the Heather Glen Country House hotel/restaurant. The riverside village of Armathwaite is a short drive away with school, pubs, village store and Settle-Carlisle railway station. Ainstable is located mid-way between Penrith and Carlisle with major amenities, and excellent transport links to the M6 motorway and the West Coast Main Line. The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just a few miles away for outdoor pursuits, with the Lake District National Park only around 30 minutes drive.
Mains electricity and water
Oil central heating
Solar panels for hot water
4Kw Solar Panel Array
Partial underfloor heating in house and throughout the Coach House
Council Tax band: G
Getting to The Old Vicarage
From Penrith take the A6 northwards towards Carlisle. Shortly before High Hesket is a short stretch of dual carriageway with a right turning to Armathwaite. Take this turning and follow the road into Armathwaite. Take the right fork in the centre of the village and follow the road into Ainstable. Turn left at the crossroads and continue along the road and turn left for Ainstable Church Institute. The entrance for The Old Vicarage is at the top of the hill before you go around the corner for the Church.
Address: The Old Vicarage, Ainstable, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 9QN
To view: Strictly by appointment only with Fine & Country
Telephone 01228 583109
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