Stunning edge of village period house in the Eden Valley
The delightful conservation village of Edenhall lies within the acclaimed Eden Valley, on the doorstep of The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and The North Pennines (anob), and just under 4 miles to the north east of the market town of Penrith.
East Lodge is set privately off the lane leading to the 9th Century St Cuthbert’s church, and a footpath to the bank of the River Eden; a delightful walk, literally on the doorstep.
The picturesque village of Langwathby is about a mile to the north east and has a village pub, The Shepherd’s Inn, a primary school, nursery and a post office convenience store. Langwathby village train station is on the scenic Carlisle-Settle-Leeds railway line.
Penrith offers all one would expect from a regional market town including good leisure facilities, golf and rugby clubs, leisure centre with swimming pool, supermarkets including Booths, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer, pubs, bistros and restaurants. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is highly regarded and within easy reach of Edenhall along with Hunter Hall Preparatory School. The railway station is on the main west coast line and places Manchester Piccadilly from 1hr 37mins away and London Euston from 3hrs 15 mins.
Please note all times and distances are approximate.
East Lodge was formerly the Head Gardener’s home for Edenhall Estate and dates from 1852. The house is constructed of warm, red Lazonby sandstone and has been built with typical Victorian flair including 9’4” ceilings to the well-proportioned and elegant rooms.
Our clients have updated and extended the property in recent years to create this delightful home, with well-balanced and comfortable accommodation all set within beautifully landscaped gardens that make the most of the lovely south-westerly facing rear aspect.
The property stands within about 1/3 acre of gardens including a raised dining terrace, a box parterre, patio with fish pond, and a lawn area. There is a further area of land, laid to grass, on the other side of the lane and this extends to about 0.57 acre with mature beech hedges and specimen trees to the boundaries.
The formal entrance to the front of the house is through the large, oak period door that opens into the porch and onto the sitting room. The family entrance is to the rear via a loggia style covered entrance with a log store and opens into a hall. This has engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating leading to a dining area with French doors to the rear gardens and a triple aspect. This is open to the delightful kitchen with its granite surfaces, wine store and attractive painted cupboards, perfect for a property of this period. A large dresser cupboard is included in the sale as is the range cooker.
An office or playroom is well placed lying off the dining kitchen and has a window to the front. A side hall, again with oak flooring, has an internal door to the double garage and workshop, a cloakroom with a w.c. & wash basin and a utility/boot room with base and wall cupboards, a drinks fridge and recesses for a washer and dryer.
The sitting room or snug lies to the front with a bay window and a wood burner set within a stone fireplace and has a traditional oak staircase with an under-stairs cupboard. The lounge has a dual aspect, oak flooring and another high-efficiency wood burning stove set within a stone fireplace. Double Crittall French doors open to a conservatory with a tiled floor and French doors to the rear.
The gallery landing has a Velux for plenty of natural light and leads through to the principal bedroom suite to the right. This includes a dressing room/office area with a Velux skylight and under eaves storage. The bedroom area is vaulted and a spectacular room. Triple panel bi-fold doors open to a deep balcony with Siberian larch cladding and a glass and oak balustrade. The perfect spot to watch spectacular sunsets over the countryside. An en suite bathroom has a walk in shower, wash basin and w.c.
There are three further bedrooms including a guest suite with a dual aspect and views to the River Eden in winter. This has en suite access to the house bathroom with its white suite and walk in shower. The third bedroom lies to the front, with views to the Pennines, while the fourth bedroom lies to the rear, with views to the gardens.
The gardens are a special feature of the house, enjoying a south-westerly aspect, and beautifully landscaped with a box parterre, lawns, shrubbery borders and specimen trees. The raised terrace area is perfect for relaxing on summer days with a barbecue, overlooking Edenhall Estate parklands. The second garden area on the other side of the lane has lawns and hedges with mature specimen trees, and is included in the sale but is subject to an overage/uplift agreement if buyers obtain planning permission to create a new dwelling on the land.
Services: Mains drainage, electricity and water. Oil central heating. 18-20mb/s Broadband (installation of superfast fibre broadband in Edenhall is imminent).
Square Footage: 2822 sq ft
Acreage: 0.92 Acres