Stewart Hill Farm, Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria
- Hesket Newmarket, Wigton
An impressive farmhouse and smallholding with superb equestrian facilities set against the backdrop of the North Lakeland fells.
An impressive Lakeland farmhouse and smallholding with superb equestrian facilities, 17 acres of land and large outbuildings. The main house has three bedrooms with an additional two bedroom annex and a stone barn with planning permission for a ‘great hall’ living space.
The farm is located in the Lake District National Park in a peaceful rural hamlet with magnificent views of the North Lakeland fells. The main farmhouse has been extensively renovated and modernised, while retaining beautiful historic features with parts of the building believed to date back to the late 18th Century.
Renovations include underfloor heating, rewiring and plumbing, double glazing and damp proofing throughout. Byres have been converted into a practical entrance area with lobby/boot room, utility and cloakroom, leading into a contemporary day room with space for dining and relaxing. At the heart of the ground floor is a contemporary kitchen with high end Schuller fitted cabinets and door to the south facing garden patio for alfresco dining with a fell view.
A central entrance hall leads into the sitting room with superb inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, sandstone surround and period plasterwork with feature holes. Off the sitting room is a formal dining room and inner hallway leading to the study, snug room and first floor.
Off the first floor landing are three bedrooms, with the two smaller bedrooms having ornate fireplaces and the generous vaulted master bedroom having a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite shower room with rain shower. The house bathroom has luxurious bath and a separate shower.
The house has an additional two storey guest wing with generous dining kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms and bathroom with bath and shower. This would serve as ideal multi-generational annex accommodation or has the potential as a holiday let, subject to planning consents. The main house and annex are linked by a double height stone barn with planning permission for an impressive great hall room - an enviable space for living and entertaining.
The property has excellent equestrian facilities, including a stable barn with five large loose boxes and an indoor turn out area (14 x 9metres), a concrete yard, a 40metre out door manege, fenced paddocks and fields with extensive shelter belts. There are further outbuildings and barns with the largest extending to 23 metres. There are 17 acres of land to the south and west of the property, including a paddock, three intermediate size fields and one large ten acre field.
There are generous lawn gardens to the front and rear of the property, as well as a gated wooded area. The gardens have magnificent views of Carrock Fell and High Pike with plenty of space for a summer house/garden room. The garden is a haven for wildlife with red squirrels regularly visiting. The farmhouse has two entrance gates with driveways leading to a large parking area and the outbuildings.
Stewart Hill Farm is located in the northern Lake District overlooking dramatic mountain ranges to the west and the Scottish hills over the Solway to the north. Nearby are the picturesque Lakeland villages of Hesket Newmarket, Caldbeck and Mungrisedale with pubs, village shops, cafes and primary school in Caldbeck. The A66 offers easy access to the North Lakes and the market towns of Keswick and Penrith with M6 junction and West Coast Main Line train station in Penrith.
Mains water & electricity, oil central heating, ground source heat pump, septic tank drainage. Council tax band: E