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Idyllic Lake District farmhouse

Tucked away in the beautiful and tranquil Gilpin valley, Thorneyfield is a charming Grade II listed Westmorland farmhouse is believed to date back to 1580. The property has been tastefully renovated and extended to offer an excellent range of four-bedroom family accommodation complete with a self-contained two-bedroom granny annexe.

Inside are many period features: the sitting room boasts an impressive stone fireplace with wood burner, while the dining room has a beamed ceiling and decorative exposed timbers; the generous study could easily be used as a second snug. An original stone staircase leads up to the first floor.

Accommodation in total comprises: sitting room, dining room, farmhouse

breakfast kitchen on the ground floor. Upstairs are the master bedroom

suite, three further double bedrooms and the family bathroom.

An added benefit of the property is a lovely self-contained granny annexe/cottage offering a single and a double bedroom, with the potential to generate a secondary income through holiday lets.

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Outside, the house is situated in the beautiful unspoilt Gilpin Valley. Beyond the garage is a substantial stone built detached barn providing storage and stabling. The informal landscaped gardens come to around half-an-acre and gently slope up away from the property affording panoramic views. The gardens come complete with orchard, sun terraces, decorative borders and back onto open fields. A useful pony paddock extends to approximately one acre, alongside the River Gilpin.

The house is located within very easy reach of the Lake District National Park and the M6. Kendal is six miles and Windermere is eight miles.

The guide price is £950,000. For further information please contact Carter Jonas on 01539 722 592 or visit

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