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Fircroft, Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria
Set in its own private grounds to the north east of the city in the popular Houghton area a very rare opportunity to acquire a superb semi detached family house of character with ample diverse accommodation over two floors with 4 reception rooms and 5 bedrooms, driveway to garages and stores.
A rare oportunity to acquire a superb family home occupying a very good sized site with gardens to the front side and rear, the gardens are a feature of the property and are well stocked with flowers, shrubs and trees, there are lawns to the front side and rear together with vegetable, fruit beds and an orchard.
The property is approached by a private driveway through mature trees and has ample parking and garaging.
A period property with many fine features, bay windows to the front, entrance hall and reception hall.
Situated close to the A689 which gives access to the M6, the A69, Houghton and Carlisle.
Located to the North West of the city over the River Eden. Close to amenities and schools with excellent access to the M6 motorway the A7 and the A69.
From the City Centre head over Eden Bridge. At the traffic lights take the right onto Brampton Road. Contnue on Brampton Road before taking the left immediately after passing the Near Boot Inn onto Houghton Road. Continue on Houghton Road right through the village towards the A689. Turn right onto A689 and the path leading to the property is almost directly opposite this junction on the left hand side.
Entrance Vestibule With mosaic tiled floor with mat well. Window with window seat. ½ glazed door and screen up to the hallway.
Reception Hallway With stairs off to the first floor. Cornice. Radiator. Principal rooms head off. Understairs cupboard.
Drawing Room19'10" x 13'9" (6.05m x 4.2m). With front bay window and ornate ceiling. Open fireplace with hearth surround and mantle. Wall and ceiling lighting. Window to the side porch. Sealed unit double glazing. Radiators.
Study / Sitting Room12'10" x 13' (3.91m x 3.96m). With an open fireplace with hearth surround and mantle. Ornate ceiling. Sealed unit double glazing. Fitted shelving.
Dining Room17'3" x 12'10" (5.26m x 3.91m). With radiator. Ornate ceiling. Sealed unit double glazing. Views out to the rear garden.
Conservatory18'10" x 5'9" (5.74m x 1.75m). With a tiled floor. Sealed unit double glazing.
Parlour / Breakfast Room14'5" x 17'8" (4.4m x 5.38m). With recess for original kitchen range. Built in cupboards. Double aspect outlooks. Wall mounted boiler for the domestic hot water and central heating. Sealed unit double glazing. Radiator. Built in cupboards, coving and airing rack/dolly rack. Oak strip flooring.
Downstairs Shower Room With a fitted three piece suite comprising of low suite w/c pedestal, wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Coving. Sealed unit double glazing. Radiator.
Kitchen22'10" x 11'5" (6.96m x 3.48m). With a door to the side. A range of bespoke fitted floor and wall units (6 floor, 5 wall) and built in cupboards all fitted some time ago. With Formica worktops. Stainless steel double bowl single drainer sink unit. Gas fired two door AGA cooker. Sealed unit double glazing. Door (with tiled surrounds) to stairs to the rear annex. Air vent.
Stairs From the reception hall off to the first floor with return landing and North facing window.
Landing With ornate plasterwork.
Bedroom One20'3" x 19'5" (6.17m x 5.92m). Bay window. Radiators. Sealed unit double glazing. Ornate plasterwork. Fireplace (closed) with surround and mantle. Built in cupboards.
Bedroom Two13'8" x 12'10" (4.17m x 3.91m). With radiator. Sealed unit double glazing.
Bedroom Three13'8" x 12'10" (4.17m x 3.91m). With built in cupboard. Sealed unit double glazing. Fire place (closed) with surround and mantle.
Bedroom Four14'4" x 12'5" (4.37m x 3.78m). With double aspect views to the side and rear. Radiator. Sealed unit double glazing. Fire place (closed) with surround and mantle.
Separate W/C With a fitted two piece suite comprising of low suite w/c and wash hand basin. Sealed unit double glazing.
Bathroom With a fitted white four piece suite comprising of low suite w/c, wash hand basin, bath and a shower cubicle. ½ tiled walls. Recessed lighting. Radiator. Sealed unit double glazing.
Rear Annexe Accessed via a staircase from the kitchen.
Room23'8" x 11'3" (7.21m x 3.43m). With triple aspect outlooks. Sealed unit double glazing. Fitted wash hand basin. Currently used as an office but has been used as a games room and bedroom. (Probably used as staff quarters originally).
Rear Utility / Scullery13' x 11'6" (3.96m x 3.5m). With a double Belfast sink. Plumbed for an automatic washing machine and access to the rear store / garage and sheds.
Outside The property is well hidden from the road by the gardens and mature trees in all amounting to 1.517 acres, accessed via a private tarmac driveway which leads to the front and down the side of the property.
Garage and Stores Lean to building bridging the gap between the Utility/Scullery and the Stores. The stores / buildings are of corrugated iron cladding being either timber or steel framed, they cover a good area and provide superb storage workshop, further garaging etc.
Gardens The Gardens are a particular feature of the property they run either side of the driveway and are to the front side and rear they are extensive and are quite formal with lawns and flower beds also mature shrubs and trees. There is a productive orchard and an enclosed rear vegetable garden with lawn and vegetable / fruit beds.
Mains gas, electricity and water services are connected but have not been tested. Septic tank drainage.