- Handsome stone-built detached gentleman’s residence
- Dating back to 1704 and brimming with period features
- Elevated and secluded location with spectacular views
- Five generously sized and characterful reception rooms
- Farmhouse breakfast kitchen and separate utility room
- Five bedrooms to the first floor – four double, one single
- Attached self-contained one-bedroom annex with lounge
- Detached stone-built home office/second annex
- Set in a quarter acre of grounds with gated paddock
- Extensive parking, four stables, tack room and kennels
Set in an elevated position with far reaching views to the coastline and Cumbrian hills, Gaugers House is a distinguished period home dating back to 1704 and still carrying its history among the plethora of character features found throughout. Mindfully refurbished by the current owners to preserve its antiquity whilst enhancing more modern conveniences, the sizeable former gentleman’s residence offers an already wonderful family home, a home office and self-contained annex.
From stepping through the oak latch and key door set beneath the date stone, this comfortable home wraps you up in its riot of authentic features throughout to include stone mullion windows, exposed beams, handmade bricks and York stone flagged floors, latch and panelled doors plus broad floor-boards and vaulted ceilings. The vestibule gives way to the charming sitting room with high-level stone and black oak open fire surround and the sun room just off has a door to the garden and both rooms having herringbone woodblock flooring. Likewise, the dual aspect dining room has stunning views and a stone Minster fire surround and dog and the wood-block floor continues to the inner hall.
Oak panelled walls surround and display bookshelves and a glazed dresser, stairs rise and turn to the first floor, a latch door opens to the kitchen and a further door to the snug with dual aspect sliding sash windows and a cast iron fireplace. The dining kitchen with stone flagged floor and recessed down-lighting is fitted with a range of Shaker style cabinets having black granite counters and an etched drainer alongside the inset Butlers sink unit. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and fridge and a brick-built niche houses the Aga range. The breakfast table space sits centrally and has pendant lighting above and a broad opening gives way to the morning room.
Beyond the kitchen is the utility room fitted with hand-made oak cabinets with grey melange granite worktops and quarry tiled flooring which continues to the adjoining shower room with white three-piece suite and strategically placed white wall tiling.
The first floor, split level landing is lit by two skylight windows and a pendant light to the vaulted ceiling whilst latch doors open to each of the rooms. There are four generously sized double bedrooms – one having a dressing room off – and one single bedroom, each having their own character and charm and some being dual aspect.
The very spacious family bathroom has a Victorian style quarry tiled floor supporting a centralised deep roll-top bathtub, a broad pine vanity cabinet set with twin wash basins, a low flush w.c and a corner shower cabinet. White wall tiling is fitted to the strategic splash areas and there is a built-in airing cupboard housing the lagged hot water tank.
The rear porch has a door opening into the annex accommodation and, foremost, the breakfast kitchen with exposed brick walls, including an arched wine store off, and fitted with a range of contemporary stainless-steel cabinets with slate worktops and inset sink unit. There is space for a range cooker and more than ample space for dining table and chairs. Adjacent, the laundry room has space and plumbing for a range of white goods beneath an oak counter. Outside steps give way to the extensive stone flagged patio with barbecue area and space for a hot tub and, from here, French windows open to the annex lounge with two skylight windows and pendant light to the vaulted ceiling. The oak flooring continues through into the bedroom with a door to a spiral staircase to the courtyard and a further door to the en suite shower room with pedestal wash basin and w.c.
The Home Office
A stone-built summer house, set away from the main house, has French windows opening to the interior with vaulted ceiling, oak flooring and central pendant light. Designed as a home office, there are two windows to the front fitted with plantation-style blinds and also a cloakroom with w.c. and wash basin. Outside, steps lead down to a private garden space enjoying the same open views enjoyed by the main residence.
Approached via a private road which climbs to reach the stone pillared gateway, a cobbled road, parking area and the courtyard which gives way to the annex boiler room and the rear porch. The cobbled road continues around the property frontage to the stock fenced paddock, the stable blocks and kennels as well as the vegetable beds to the side plus the upper lawn area with steps down to the rear sun terrace giving access to the annex apartment.
The main residence has a picturesque and well-stocked front garden with a central path leading to the studded front door with overhang porch. Wrapping around to a split-level side garden, pathways and steps meander through mature shrub borders inside a walled boundary and also give access to the boiler room for the residence.
The main house measures some 3960 square feet whilst the attached annex provides 480 square feet and the detached home office gives 440 square feet of work space and w.c. Offering a total of 4880 square feet.
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