Tallentire, Cockermouth


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
ABSOLUTELY DIVINE...Dating back to the 17th century Smithy Croft is just the most beautiful family home you could wish to live in. It oozes warmth and character and is blessed with an abundance of original features which the owners have blended perfectly with the modern and contemporary touches they have added. About 10 years ago the original smithy was incorporated into the main house which resulted in a perfectly proportioned home and all the rooms have been utilised to make the most of the views and space.

Sunlight streams through the windows, the upstairs lounge with the vaulted ceiling benefiting mostly from this, and downstairs you'll find a welcoming kitchen with stunning black Aga and a step leads up to a conservatory - perfect for sitting to enjoy your morning cup of coffee.

Outside the garden is an absolute delight - fairly recently professionally landscaped the lawn leads you to a decking area with ample space to sit and enjoy the view of the countryside to the Solway and Scottish hills beyond, not forgetting the stunning sun sets which can be truly magnificent.


Double glazing

LPG gas central heating

Dark stained doors with cast iron ironmongery to all rooms throughout.

Dark stained joinery throughout


Composite door in black with chrome ironmongery and centre glazed panel. The entrance brings you in to the:


4.52 x 3.19 (14'9 x 10'5 )

A welcoming hallway with Indian slate floor; window to front aspect; ceiling beams; original meat hook; feature fireplace.

From the hall there is access into the kitchen and bedroom 3 and an inner hallway leading to bedrooms 1 and 2.


5.25 x 3.98 (17'2 x 13'0 )

Indian slate floor; meat hooks to the ceiling; exposed timber beams; side aspect window. The kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall units in cream with chrome handles and black laminate work surface over with cream ceramic tiled splash-back. Space in the centre of the room for a dining table as well as additional furniture.

The electric Aga is in black and is set within feature fireplace with ceramic tiles behind and navy blue painted mantel over (the Aga may not be included in the sale of the property). The kitchen includes concealed washing machine; integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer; 2 x round stainless steel sink units with chrome mixer tap. Dark stained staircase leads to the first floor. From the kitchen there is a step up into the:


2.91 x 1.80 (9'6 x 5'10 )

A fabulous room with windows to all sides and giving a beautiful view over the gardens to the fells beyond. Door leads out onto the patio surrounding the patio.


Dark stained floor; large storage cupboard with painted ceiling beam, concrete floor, fitting with coat hooks and shelving.

Access to:


4.53 x 23.76 (14'10 x 77'11 )

With dark stained floor with matching skirting boards; black painted ceiling beams; front aspect; double in size; door leading into:


2.76 x 2.10 (9'0 x 6'10 )

Extractor fan; spotlighting; exposed ceiling beam; continuation of flooring.


2.29 x 1.64 (7'6 x 5'4 )

Continuation of dark stained floor; a spacious single room with front aspect; exposed black painted ceiling beam; wall mounted shelving.


2.10 x 1.82 (6'10 x 5'11 )

A continuation of dark stained flooring a fabulous shower room with large square white shower base with clear plastic screen set into chrome frame and chrome JALISA shower with attachments. Fitted with black ceramic tiles. Low level WC and white wash basin with 2 chrome taps and ceramic tiled splash-back; black painted beam.


4.11 x 2.56 (13'5 x 8'4 )

Dark wood effect laminate flooring; feature fireplace; inset shelving; front aspect; 2 x small built in cupboards.


Accessed from the dark stained stairs in the kitchen. Wall lighting; small original window at half landing level giving access onto main landing with doors leading into lounge, study, family bathroom and bedroom 4.


7.05 x 5.50 (23'1 x 18'0 )

A fabulous light and airy room with vaulted ceilings, Hardrock flooring and 2 windows to the front aspect and large picture window to the rear giving fabulous views over the garden towards the Solway and the Scottish Hills beyond. Black painted original beams; spotlighting; wood burning stove set on to black granite hearth with white painted brick set within fireplace; television point.


3.36 x 3.14 (11'0 x 10'3 )

A double room with a front aspect; wall lighting.


4.43 x 2.60 (14'6 x 8'6 )

With tiled floor; white painted stone wall to front elevation and front aspect window; feature fireplace in black and white; fitted with white claw foot freestanding bath with chrome mixer tap and shower hose; white wash basin with 2 chrome taps and low level WC with white seat. Ample space within the bathroom for furniture and furnishings.


2.68 x 2.65 (8'9 x 8'8 )

A really useful room with under eaves storage areas and built in shelving. Potential useful office space.


There is off-road parking for 2 cars and additional parking within the immediate vicinity. To the left side of the property is a wrought iron gate which gives access to a bin store, coal bunker/wood store and propane gas cylinder storage area.


There is a stone patio area with stone walls surrounding; steps lead up to a paved area with wood store and step up to the lounge window. The garden is surrounded by well established leylandii or holly bushes which are well maintained and in excellent condition. There are attractive and well maintained shrub and floral borders. There is a small shed and the lawn itself then leads down to a grey decked area with ample seating and from where you can enjoy the beautiful views over the fields to the countryside beyond, the Solway and the Scottish mountains. To the back of the property is a:


3.28 x 2.05 (10'9 x 6'8 )

A practical room with gas central heating boiler (3 years old), useful shelving and general storage areas.


From Cockermouth take the A594 towards Maryport. Before Dovenby, turn right signed to Tallentire/Gilcrux. Continue into Tallentire and follow the one way system onto the Main Street, passing The Bush Inn. Continue towards the bend in the road and you will see a telephone box. Smithy Croft is next to this on the left.

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