Ruthwaite Farm, Ireby, Wigton, Cumbria


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Ruthwaite Farm presents a rare opportunity to purchase a large period home in the northern Lake District with the added benefit of outbuidings, stables and adjoining field in excess of two acres. Prominently set in this pretty rural hamlet the Grade II listed property which retains many period features includes an entrance hall, living room, sitting room, dining room, study, farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and ground floor WC to the first floor there is a master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a lovely snug area with exposed roof timbers. Externally there is an attached barn with two loose boxes, two adjacent byres, a 5-6 car garage/workshop and mature gardens of around an acre with views towards Skiddaw and the Caldbeck fells at the front. The field sits to the rear of the property and can be accessed from the gardens and also by a separate gate at the far end of the field.


Ground Floor


The entrance mainly used lies to the rear of the property and is accessed from the courtyard parking area. From here an entry door leads into the porch.

Entrance Porch

A generous porch with window to side, bench style plinths for storage with room for wellies below, stable door leads into kitchen and steps lead up to a period entrance door into main hall.

Entrance Hall

A delightful space with a real feeling of history and including period style doors to sitting room, dining room and utility, stairs to first floor landing with under stairs storage cupboard, feature stained glass mini window looking into living room, radiator, tiled flooring.

Sitting Room

Two sash windows to front with views towards the fells, two double radiators, exposed beams.

Dining Room

Double glazed window to side, space for family table and chairs, double radiator, tiled flooring, door into living room and steps which lead down into kitchen.

Living Room

Two attractive mullioned windows to front, fireplace with multi fuel stove and hearth, stained glass internal window from hall, double radiator, feature ‘bible’ window to rear, exposed beams, feature stone lintel in one wall from former fireplace, part glazed wooden door to front leading out onto front lane, period style door into study.


Double glazed sash window to front, fireplace with exposed stone back, double radiator.


A double aspect farmhouse style kitchen fitted in a comprehensive range of base and wall mounted units with work surfaces, single drainer sink unit, range cooker with extractor over, double glazed window to side and rear, integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher, double radiator, wine rack, tiled splashback, tiled flooring.

Utility Room

Created from a former piggery and now including an area for oil fired boiler and pressurised cylinder, tiled flooring, door to WC, step down into an area with single drainer sink unit and cupboards, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, part glazed door into rear courtyard.

Ground Floor WC

Window to rear, hand wash basin, low level WC. Tiled flooring.

First Floor


Doors to bedroom two and family bathroom, opening into snug, recessed display shelves, double radiator

Bedroom 2

Two sash windows to front with views to the fells, two double radiators, access to loft space, exposed beam.


A lovely space with a calm feel, including exposed beams in a vaulted style ceiling, window to front, Velux conservation style rooflight. Space for sofas and/or desk plus book shelves, door to master bedroom.

Master Bedroom

Double glazed window to side, double radiator, step down to dressing area and en-suite.

Dressing Areas

Two dressing areas, one accessed via an opening by the en-suite door which houses hanging rails and the other accessed via a door which incorporates shelving and space for luggage.

En-Suite Shower Room

Window to rear, shower enclosure with thermostatic unit, extractor fan, pedestal hand wash basin and low level WC. Radiator, storage cupboards, tiled walls and flooring.

Inner Landing

Doors to bedroom three and four, recessed display niche.

Bedroom 3

Double glazed window to side, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, double radiator.

Bedroom 4

Mullioned style window to rear, double radiator.

Family Bathroom

Window to front, panel bath with shower attachment and screen, pedestal hand wash basin, low level WC. Storage cupboard, double radiator, extractor fan, tiled areas.



As a former farmhouse the property offers a number of garden areas, outbuildings, barn and paddock. These include the access drive which leads from the lane, down the side of the property to a gravelled courtyard area at the rear providing plenty of parking and from here the entrance porch, garage, garden, byres and barn can all be accessed.

The property includes an attached barn (25’9 x 16’1) with feature barn opening, flagstone floor areas, open to the eaves with exposed roof timbers and A-frame, incorporating two loose boxes and a useful store room.

In the courtyard across from the barn are two former byres for storage and workshop with an adjoining outhouse used as a coal store

To the rear is a detached garage store (50’7 x 32’ max narrowing to 22’3 min) which will accommodate 5 vehicles and has electric and light with remote roll over door.

At the side of the property a gate in the drive leads to a ‘walled garden’ running to the corner by the road to Ireby with lawn, mature planting and a wildlife area with dense planting.

To the rear are the main garden areas which are laid to lawn with hedgerow borders, pedestrian gate to a larger garden area laid to lawn and an opening into a former kitchen garden with fruit bushes and site for greenhouse.

To the rear of the gardens is an adjoining field/paddock which can be accessed by a five-bar gate in the garden and also by a second access at the very far end. The field is believed to be in excess of two acres and should suit an equestrian buyer.

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