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No chain, Post code: CA174JX see full description. Former Coach House In Rural But Accessible

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26 Jul, 2014 22:47:28 BST
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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom


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Seller notes: No chain, Post code: CA174JX see full description. Former Coach House In Rural But Accessible Location. 4 Double Bedrooms. House Bathroom & 2 En-Suites. Dining Kitchen With Rayburn. Utility Room. Large Living Room. Upstairs Games Room/Bedroom 4. Hobby Room/Kitchenette. Attic With Potential For Further Accommodation. Oil Central Heating & Double Glazing. Parking For 3 Vehicles. Patio Garden With Spectacular View to Wild Boar Fell. EER 55. EIR 43.
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Private / Estate agent: Private Number of Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms
Location: Upper Eden Valley Cumbria Construction Year: original building 1830's large modern half 2002
Property Type: House Number of Bathrooms: 3
Contact: Please email us through ebay with any questions or if you would like to arrange a viewing. We will do our best to get back to you within a day of receiving any message. We would be open to reasonable offers. Thank You.

Why are we selling:  We moved here 15 years ago to live next door to my parents so we could have built in baby sitters when the kids were small. My parents are now moving to Essex, where my Dad comes from originally. As we now have an empty nest, we have decided the house is too big for just the two of us to rattle around in. We have owned a property in Portugal for 9 years now and have dreamt of life in the sun, so decided to take the plunge and move out there. Consequently we have no chain and can move as soon as we sell.

Location: CA17 4JX 
Upper Eden Valley, Cumbria in 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. 2 miles north of Yorkshire Dales National Park, 6miles south of Kirkby Stephen. Steam trains can often be seen on the famous scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line from the garden, in the middle distance set against the fells. SEE PHOTOS ABOVE FOR STUNNING VIEWS FROM THE HOUSE. Or follow this link for views of the valley:

Ground floor: 
Entrance Hall:  (see photo of view from door) 
Arched door . Stone flagged floor. "Witches Hole" round window. Electric heater. Shelving. Window to side. 
Living Room: 28' 8" x 15' 10" (8.74m x 4.83m) (see photo) 
Underfloor heating. Carpet tiles. Spotlights. Corner cupboard. Telephone & Sky TV point. Views down the valley. Window to front and side with stone sills. Mezzanine above to games room. 
Store room: 10' 0" x 7' 0" (3.05m x 2.13m)  
Ceiling spotlights. Extractor fan. The storage room at the end of the sitting room backs out onto the BBQ area, we often thought of putting patio doors out here, but never got round to it. 
Bedroom / study: 3 13' 9" x 12' 0" (4.19m x 3.66m) (see photo) 
The downstairs study/dining room was once used as a bedroom for a disabled relative, there is a door (which could be opened again if needed) directly through to the downstairs bathroom & all the ground floor is wheelchair accessible. Carpet tiles. Beamed ceiling. Radiator. Large arched window to front. Window to side. Spectacular views to Mallerstang Edge.  
Bathroom: Large bathroom suitable for wheelchair use. Wet room non slip flooring. Ceiling spotlights. Open Shower. Jacuzzi bath with shower over. WC. Wash basin. In built baby changing facility. 
Dining Kitchen: 14' 3" x 12' 5 " (4.34m x 3.78m) (see photo) 
Stone flagged floor. Beamed ceiling. Oil fired Rayburn. Belfast sink. Electric cooker (could do with up-dating). Solid wood wall & base units. Built in breakfast bar. Plumbing for dishwasher. Door & window to patio. Lovely views (also see photo for back door view). 
Pantry: Small pantry. Concrete floor. Shelving. Space for fridge freezer.  
Utility room: 10' 0" x 5' 5" (3.05m x 1.65m)  
Concrete floor. Belfast sink. Plumbing for washing machine. Wall & base kitchen units. Central heating boiler. Controls for underfloor hearing in sitting room. Door to rear.  

First floor: 
Landing: Fitted carpet. Radiator. Storage cupboard. White washed stone wall.  
Master Bedroom: 14' 11" x 12' 1" (4.55m x 3.68m)
Double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Telephone & Sky TV point. Wardrobes/store cupboard. Large window to front & window to side with views of Mallerstang Edge & up the valley. En-suite: Tiled floor. Corner bath with shower over. Wash basin. WC. Radiator. 
2nd Bedroom: 14' 0" x 12' 4" (4.27m x 3.76m) max  
Lovely light double bedroom. Laminate floor. Window to rear with views to Wild Boar Fell. Stained glass window to side. Velux window. En-Suite: Tiled floor. WC. Shower cubicle. Wash basin. Velux window. 
Games room / bar: 4 16' 7" x 15' 8" (5.05m x 4.78m) (see photo) 
Superb light room with fitted carpet. Gallery over living room. 2 radiators. Traditional wooden bar with original Deco 1930's sink. Storage cupboard. Wine rack. 2 fridges. Ceiling fan. 3 velux windows. Window to side with views up the valley, stone sill & beamed lintel.  
Art room / kitchenette: 10' 0" x 10' 0" (3.05m x 3.05m)  
Laminate flooring. Base kitchen units. Ample work space. Single drainer stainless steel sink. Shelving. 2 stained glass windows to side. 2 large velux windows. 
Single bedroom (Snug): 10' 0" x 5' 0" (3.05m x 1.52m) (see photo) 
Character room with stone window sills and lintels and a stone fireplace. Laminate flooring. Stone inset shelf. Built in single bed with storage cupboards underneath. Stained glass window to side and rear.  

Second floor: 
Attic room: 27' 0" x 12' 3" (8.20m x 3.70m) (see photo) 
Large attic room with potential to use for additional accommodation. Fitted carpet. Single drainer sink. 2x radiators. Exposed beams. Water tank & cylinder. Window with spectacular views up the valley. 

Outside: There is parking space for 3 cars and a small shed at the front of the house, with views on Mallerstang Edge and a small patio garden with views of Wild Boar Fell to the rear. The shed & swing in the enclosed area of field to the back of the house are ours, but the field isn't. We have used it with the permission of the farmer since the children were small and kept chickens on it for several years. If the new owners of the house wish to purchase this section of field as an extended garden, the owners have had it valued at £5,000 plus they would like a new fence built to divide it from the field. Negotiations would have to be with them. 

Additional info about the house:
History of the house: The Coach House was once part of the house next door, 'The Thrang', which was originally a vicarage dating to the 1830's (Thrang means a busy place). This end of the house provided additional bedrooms upstairs and the stable and coach house for The Thrang downstairs . An extension was built on in the 1920's where there is now the kitchen and 2nd upstairs bedroom. At that time the kitchen was used as a generator room as The Thrang  was the first house in the valley with electricity and upstairs was the first indoor bathroom in the valley! We have doubled the size of the property since we bought it by building on the sitting-room, porch, bar, art room & snug in 2002.  

Phone/Broadband:  Phone sockets are located in the master bedroom and sitting room. Internet on the line is slow but adequate with updates planned by BT.

Water: We are off the mains grid for gas, water & sewage. The water is collected from Thrang Beck spring on the fell and gravity fed to the property where it is shared by The Thrang and Old Faw on either side. There is a joint water purification system shared with The Thrang and a septic tank shared by all 3 properties any maintenance bills are split accordingly. We do not pay water rates but once ever 5 years or so the council test it to make sure it is safe. This cost about £75 last time. 

Heating: The boiler is oil fired and the oil storage tank in located (with access permission) in the garden of The Thrang. The whole valley has a community oil buying scheme to buy together in bulk and keep costs at a minimum. The boiler is reliable but large because it used to run the Thrang and The Coach house together. The Thrang is now on a completely different system, and you may wish to replace the boiler with a smaller combi-boiler, which would also eliminate the need for the water tanks in the attic room (something we have also considered but never got round to!) 

Deliveries: Local grocer Stephensons & Asda deliver groceries to the door.  

Refuse Collection: Bin goes out every Thursday & every other Monday they collect the recyclables, a green box for bottles/cans & a green bag for card/paper and another for plastic. All other larger items need to be taken to the tip in Kirkby Stephen (open long weekends Fri-Mon).

Local amenities:  
Community: There is a well attended Parish Meeting (smaller than a Parish Council) in March, June & November each year. The precept is small as there are no public buildings or street lighting in the valley to maintain. There are regular services in St Mary's Church, Outhgill (3/4 of a mile away). The valley people have regular well attended get-togethers, an annual music evening in summer & a winter party. There is a parish website full of info.

Local town: The nearest pub & garage are in Nateby, (5 miles) and Kirkby Stephen is the nearest town (6miles) which has primary and secondary schools, cricket & rugby clubs, churches, excellent sporting facilities such as tennis courts and swimming pool at the Grammar school (also accessible by the local community), regular local interest meetings of all sorts, a small library, transport & costume museums, community run tourist Info centre, several restaurants & take-aways and well stocked local shops catering to all needs.

Transport:  There is no public transport in the valley, the nearest stations are Kirkby Stephen (5 miles to north) or Garsdale  (5 miles to south). Both are on the Settle to Carlisle Line and they run regular steam trains that can be seen from the garden. There is a bus service to the larger towns of Penrith & Kendal from Kirkby Stephen. There is a free school bus that would pick up and drop off school children at the front gate. As the B6259 is a through road to Yorkshire, it is regularly gritted & ploughed in the winter so rarely causes any problems. By foot, you can walk straight up the old highway or onto the open access fell from a few yards down the road.

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