Tallentire, Cockermouth


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Welcome to The Chestnuts... Completely transformed by the current owners to create an immaculate and stylish home full of period features, The Chestnuts dates back from 1774, with an extension added in 1842, the historic touches are in perfect harmony with the contemporary additions. The house is set on the edge of Tallentire, offering delightful views to the nearby Solway coast and across to the Scottish mountains. The village is a very popular area with many high quality homes, proximity to Cockermouth and the Lake District, all in the catchment for the outstanding Bridekirk Dovenby primary school and Cockermouth's highly regarded secondary school. The home has a ground source heat pump, underfloor heating throughout and a workshop with potential for an additional dwelling or office. The internal accommodation briefly comprises two traditional reception rooms, a snug, bespoke kitchen and pantry, verandah, two cloakrooms, boot room, laundry room, five bedrooms including one with separate access and an en suite bathroom. There is flexibility in the layout and it is immaculate throughout. Externally there is also a double garage, multi-vehicle parking and gardens to the front and rear.


The property is freehold.

The property is heated via a ground source heat pump with underfloor heating throughout. This qualifies for a RHI payment until November 2021. Each room has it's own thermostat.

All windows are wooden framed and double glazed unless otherwise stated


The property is entered via a wooden door with glass panels which lead into:


5.96m x 1.10m (19'7 x 3'7 )

A grand hallway which sets the tone for the property, with traditional touches including the dado rail, archway to one end, period tiled flooring to the front which complements the stone flooring at the rear of the hall. From the hallway there is an opening to the staircase with doors leading to the two front reception rooms, the connecting reception room, the downstairs cloakroom and there is a further understairs storage area to one side of the staircase.


4.23m x 3.59m (13'11 x 11'9 )

Sash windows to the front and side creating dual aspect; exposed wooden beam; burner with tiled hearth. A beautiful reception room currently configured as a formal lounge area.


4.23m x 3.57m (13'11 x 11'9 )

Sash window with front aspect; burner with tiled hearth. To one corner of the room there is an original integral 18th Century cabinet which fits in with the traditional finish of this magnificent dining room.


2.38m x 1.23m (7'10 x 4'0 )

Side aspect frosted glass window; dado rail; beautiful tiled flooring; low level WC and wash handbasin.


3.49m x 3.19m (11'5 x 10'6 )

Rear aspect sash window; exposed wooden beam; feature fireplace (currently not opened); continuation of the stone floor with doors leading to the rear connecting hallway, kitchen and a further half- height door leading to the useful understairs store.


4.96m x 4.1m (16'3 x 13'5 )

A fabulous kitchen which is part of the 1842 extension of the property. A comprehensive and stylish fitting from Laurence Eden; rear aspect sash window; units to all four sides of the room with a matching island, all with a complementary granite work surface; 1 Blanco sink with mixer tap; integrated AEG ovens and induction hob with overhead extractor hood; integrated refrigerator; integrated dishwasher. From the kitchen there is an opening to the pantry and doorway leading to the verandah.


2.35m x 2.09m (7'9 x 6'10 )

Side aspect window with frosted glass; an excellent pantry with shelving for food items and ample space for an additional fridge and freezer; delightful stone unit to one corner.


3.78m x 2.79m (12'5 x 9'2 )

Dual aspect with sliding glass doors to either side and also feature electric power points. Opens up to a covered patio area which provides further access to the rear of the property. A delightful extra living space for the home.


4.06m x 1.72m (13'4 x 5'8 )

Rear aspect window; external wooden door with 2 frosted glass panels; opening to additional staircase and doors leading to the boot room, laundry room and second cloakroom.


3.07m x 2.61m (10'1 x 8'7 )

An excellent multi use area currently used for storage with a front aspect window and a comprehensive range of storage solutions built around the room with further use of the beautiful tiled floors.


2.93m x 2.70m (9'7 x 8'10 )

Front aspect window; lots of utility space and a drying area, including a counter with space and plumbing underneath for washing machine; Belfast sink with mixer tap.


1.84m x 1.12m (6'0 x 3'8 )

Side aspect frosted glass window; low level WC and wash handbasin; inlet for the ground source heat pump.


An L shaped staircase with a rear aspect window. Leads into:


5.93m (max ) X 4.53 (max) (19'5 ( max )X 14'10 ( max))

A large annex bedroom with a generous amount of natural light courtesy of side and rear aspect windows, supplemented by two Velux skylights. A very effective room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed wooden beams, which would be suitable as an extra bedroom for the property or as a annex bedroom for guests, for older children, or as a granny flat . Also features a further door to en-suite bathroom and a connecting door which can be used to access the main landing.


3.13m x 2.14m (max) (10'3 x 7'0 ( max))

A very generously sized en-suite which features extractor fan; exposed wooden beams; five-piece suite comprising bath; shower unit; low level WC; wide wash handbasin and bidet.


A grand stone staircase which features a landing with Velux skylight above and split continuation of the staircase, one of which leads to the full landing:


6.22m x 1.25m (20'5 x 4'1 )

Continues as wooden staircase to bedroom one.

Second split with stone steps leads to the remainder of the bedrooms, family bathroom and additional access to the annex bedroom.


4.97m x 4.12m (16'4 x 13'6 )

Currently configured as a sewing room but would be equally suitable as a large double bedroom with rear aspect sash window and burner; small hatch to loft.


4.92m x 4.23m (16'2 x 13'11 )

An outstanding double bedroom with two front aspect sash windows looking out towards the Solway Firth and views to the Scottish mountains; feature fireplace.


4.24m x 3.59m (13'11 x 11'9 )

Dual aspect bedroom with sash window. A further excellent double bedroom; feature fireplace.

Currently presented as a study.


Rear aspect window; built in storage cupboards/ wardrobes to either side of the room.


3.45m x 2.36m (11'4 x 7'9 )

Shower room with side aspect window; extractor fan; corner shower unit; low level WC; bidet; outstanding vanity unit with two wash handbasins.


5.88m x 4.82m (19'3 x 15'10 )

Excellent detached double garage, located to the left as you look at the house, which currently provides space for two large cars; side access door in addition to the front opening for car access. The garage also features plumbing and power.


9.48m x 6.90m (31'1 x 22'8 )

A very large workshop with access from both sides, courtesy of two rolling garage doors to the front accompanied by pedestrian access, and wooden stable style doors to the other side. The workshop features a wood burning stove and has water, mains drainage; full lighting and power; external tap. This workshop has had pre-planning advice applied for to create an extra dwelling or office.


The property features a substantial front garden with established plants to the front and a shillied seating area with a large driveway to one side leading to the garage on the left. A wide wooden gate provides access to:


A vast amount of external space with shillies, raised beds opposite the verandah and a box store to one side. To one side of the workshop there is a shillied area leading to a lawned area which has a wooden fence surrounding, indicating the boundaries. To the other side of the workshop is another walkway leading to an area with greenhouses, sheds and two water tanks collecting water from the workshop roof to be used for gardening purposes.


From Cockermouth head North along Gote Road and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A594 towards Maryport. After approx 1 mile turn right, as signposted, toward Tallentire. After approx 2 miles, upon entering the village, follow the road right onto the one way system. Continue past The Bush Inn, follow the road around the left hand bend and The Chestnuts is located on the right, bearing a Grisdales For Sale board.


We have been advised by Allerdale Borough Council (01900 702530) that this property is placed in Tax Band E.


To view this property, please contact us on 01900 829977.


Please note that all measurements have been taken using a laser tape measure which may be subject to a small margin of error. None of the appliances, heating system or fittings included within the sale have been tested or can be assumed to be in full working order. Purchasers are strongly advised to satisfy themselves by way of survey and their own enquiries. The brochure does not constitute a contract, part of a contract or warranty.


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