John Peel House
Ruthwaite, Ireby, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 1HG
Guide Price £550,000
John Peel House has associations with the famous Cumbrian huntsman, John Peel, who lived nearby in Ruthwaite from 1823 to 1854. This beautifully presented property retains an authentic character and many original features whilst also benefitting from having been comprehensively refurbished to a very high standard to provide the full benefits of modern living. The house provides very well-proportioned accommodation which is fully double glazed throughout and contains within a wealth of rustic features including exposed stone walling, exposed old roof and ceiling timbers, and in the main lounge a stunning arched inglenook fireplace, apparently taken from the local manor house which burnt down a long time ago.
The accommodation comprises, on ground floor: external covered entrance porch leading to hallway, two spacious reception rooms, a well-appointed dining kitchen, utility room and ground floor wc. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, the main bedroom having an en-suite bathroom, plus the main house bathroom. Outside is a detached single garage and separate log store, and spacious gardens including ample hard standing for car parking. The house is currently arranged with bunk beds in two of the rooms to accommodate groups of up to ten guests on short term self-catering holiday lets and can be sold with the benefit of forward bookings. Furniture and contents are available if required by separate negotiation. However this beautiful property is equally suitable as a permanent family home.
Ruthwaite comprises a small but most attractive group of properties, located along a short no-through road. The property lies about 1 mile south of Ireby and approximately 11 miles from Keswick, the main tourist centre for the northern half of the Lake District National Park, and a similar distance from the busy market town of Cockermouth. Access to the national motorway network via junction 40 of the M6, is 26 miles away at Penrith, which also has a mainline railway station. Ruthwaite is close to the north western boundary of the National Park and enjoys a much quieter pastoral setting, with delightful outlooks over the surrounding rolling countryside. Nearby Ireby has a popular primary school and pub, whilst Cockermouth and Keswick both offer a wide range of services and amenities. The property is well placed for exploring both the National Park and North West Cumbria.