Number 11 High Street, Maryport - a fairly ordinary address for an extraordinary property! This historic, Grade 2 listed, Georgian property, formerly known as the Cumberland Hotel, was constructed in 1790. It boasts numerous period features including fluted Doric columns, bow and sash ...
Number 11 High Street, Maryport - a fairly ordinary address for an extraordinary property!
This historic, Grade 2 listed, Georgian property, formerly known as the Cumberland Hotel, was constructed in 1790. It boasts numerous period features including fluted Doric columns, bow and sash windows and moulded cornices. Located in a quiet residential area in the town, with no passing traffic, the towns amenities and habourside attractions are all just a short walk away.
This imposing building occupies a prominent and elevated position on the street, with an impressive frontage and high walls around the large, private garden. The front hall features an original, ornamental fanlight and opens up into a light and airy space that houses the glorious stairway. The lounge is situated to the front of the building and benefits from lots of natural sunlight thanks to two large windows, complete with wooden shutters. The dining room is simply breathtaking. A stunning, architectural, bow window floods the room with light. Impressive, ornate, moulded cornices reflect the buildings historic past and are complemented by period-specific wallpaper on the walls and ceilings. Large, folding doors allow the lounge and dining room to be opened up into a fantastic space that extends to the full depth of the property - perfect for family gatherings or entertaining.
A third reception room is presently utilised as a music room and is accessed through a cloakroom that also gives access to a large, ground floor utility and toilet. The large, country-style kitchen is fitted with rustic cupboards and features a servants stairway to the first floor.
The main stairway is a gorgeous and elegant piece of architecture with gently curving handrail, stair rods and ornate, cast iron balustrades. The first floor has four, enormous, double bedrooms capable of housing the largest of beds and as much bedroom furniture as you would ever need. The fifth, smaller room has access doors to each of the largest front bedrooms, suggesting that it was originally used as a dressing room. A modest family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.
The second floor offers the potential to be easily converted into a fabulous, semi-independent living space. With five separate rooms, including an outdated shower room, this space is perfect for older teenagers, visitors, or even paying guests.
Outside, the 'secret' walled garden is a total surprise. Complete with lawn, pond, greenhouse, fruit trees and sitting areas, it is a peaceful and private space. The impressive dimensions of this property continue in the attached garage. Originally a coach house and stables, it extends to almost 70 m2 - larger than the footprint of some houses. Some structural improvements are required to bring this great space back into use. Finally, the property has a cellar that extends to the full footprint of the property - ideal for storage.
The property has partial central heating to the ground floor only, so new owners need to be aware of the need to upgrade. This property is not for the faint hearted. Although appearing to be structurally sound, some initial investment will be required to release the huge potential of this property. In addition to the costs incurred in renewing and updating the heating system and kitchen and bathroom facilities, the costs for replacing structural items such as windows and doors are often much higher than for a run-of-the-mill property.
Then again, this is as far from run-of-the-mill as you could wish for! Number 11 High Street has space, elegance, character and incredible features, an antidote to some modern homes that have few of these characteristics. A special property with personality that has the potential to be so much more. Serious buyers only are advised to make an appointment for viewing.
Postcode CA14 6BQ Council Tax Band C
Lounge 5.70m (18' 8') x 4.80m (15' 9') Dining Room 6.20m (20' 4') x 4.80m (15' 9') Music Room 5.50m (18' 1') x 2.90m (9' 6') Kitchen 5.30m (17' 5') x 4.20m (13' 9') Bedroom 1 5.50m (18' 1') x 4.80m (15' 9') Bedroom 2 5.50m (18' 1') x 4.60m (15' 1') Bedroom 3 4.80m (15' 9') x 4.80m (15' 9') Bedroom 4 4.60m (15' 1') x 3.70m (12' 2') Bedroom 5 4.10m (13' 5') x 2.50m (8' 2')