A rare opportunity to acquire a period property in the heart of the village of Papcastle near Cockermouth. As the name suggests, this splendid old building was the village pub in a previous life, before becoming a bakers shop and finally, the family home it is today. Located in the Papcastle ...
A rare opportunity to acquire a period property in the heart of the village of Papcastle near Cockermouth. As the name suggests, this splendid old building was the village pub in a previous life, before becoming a bakers shop and finally, the family home it is today. Located in the Papcastle Conservation Area, the shops and facilities of nearby Cockermouth are all within easy reach.
The double fronted nature of the property allows for off-road parking for two vehicles and a lovely, mature front garden. A handy, external porch offers shelter from the elements before entering into a large and welcoming entrance hall, complete with exposed beam - a feature that continues throughout the property.. The large lounge benefits from plenty of natural light from two windows and a working open fireplace complements the modern, combi-boiler, central heating system. Most of the single glazed windows in the property benefit from secondary glazing units to reduce heat loss, although this is one area where improvements could be made, subject to appropriate consents. The dining room serves as a second reception room and also benefits from plenty of natural light.
Stepping into the cosy kitchen is like stepping back in time. Old, but well maintained kitchen units offer plenty of storage. With plenty of room for a dining table and a chimney crying out for a woodburning stove or range, this great space could be so much more with an imaginative makeover. The adjoining sun room extension has full height patio doors and rooflights to make best use of the available daylight. Direct access to the private, walled garden offers a great place to relax or entertain friends, and a safe place for children to play. A store with access to the front of the building has recently been used as a small workshop. A good-sized utility room takes care of laundry needs, as well as providing additional storage. An essential, downstairs toilet completes the ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs, there are three, proper double bedrooms, the front two especially capable of taking the largest of beds and plenty of wardrobes and furniture. The tiled family bathroom with shower over bath suite and large skylight would probably also benefit from an upgrade. However, everything works as it should and it is entirely usable.
At some time in the past, an internal, spiral staircase has been enclosed within the walls of the building; we aren't suggesting that it should be uncovered, but it is intriguing .....
In summary, a lovely family home wrapped up in a period property, complete with off-street parking and front and rear gardens. Exposed beams and period features combine with spacious living and sleeping areas to offer a unique living experience in a highly sought-after village. Early viewing is highly recommended.
Postcode CA13 0JR Council Tax Band E
Lounge 4.60m (15' 1') x 4.30m (14' 1') Dining Room 4.20m (13' 9') x 3.30m (10' 10') Kitchen 4.50m (14' 9') x 3.80m (12' 6') Sun Room 4.50m (14' 9') x 3.10m (10' 2') Bedroom 1 5.50m (18' 1') x 4.80m (15' 9') Bedroom 2 4.70m (15' 5') x 4.30m (14' 1') Bedroom 3 4.30m (14' 1') x 3.50m (11' 6')