Situated in the heart of the beautiful Eden Valley, from this charming bungalow you can discover a variety of high street and independent shops, little eateries and restaurants 5 miles away in Penrith.
This is a spacious, bright and practical bungalow sleeping eight people in four bedrooms. With two twins, a double and a super-king-size plus two big living rooms, the accommodation is flexible enough to suit large families, two families travelling together, couples holidaying as a group or a combination of these. There is plenty of parking for four cars and a large garden surrounding the property ideal for children wanting to run off steam whilst their parents relax nearby. The living rooms and kitchen have interconnecting doors but can also be accessed from the central hallway, this is a large property capable of comfortably housing eight people but would not feel too big for a family of four. The garden fronts on to the road but the accommodation is set back on its plot so the road is not obtrusive. The large front windows and the garden enjoy beautiful views over the village to the countryside beyond and the distant Lakeland Fells.
The property has an enviable location on the edge of Langwathby, in the heart of the beautiful Eden Valley. It is just a stone's throw from the station from whence the Settle-Carlisle line is yours to explore whilst a short walk in the other direction takes you to the heart of this attractive village with its pub, shop and traditional sandstone houses surrounding the green. The River Eden flows past the village and beneath the 'temporary' bridge built in May 1968 a couple of months after the old stone bridge was destroyed by floods; this is the longest lasting temporary Calendar Hamilton bridge in the country. A popular local walk from the village follows 'Lady's Walk' along the river to Edenhall where you can partake of refreshment and refuelling at the pub before returning. Langwathby is just 5 miles from the market town of Penrith where you can wander round the many independent shops and discover the ruins of a sandstone castle in the park. There are also a good choice of supermarkets and places to eat around the town.
When you are ready to travel further afield and explore the wider area you will find the property is ideally located, as well as being right on the Settle-Carlisle railway it is just 10 minutes drive to the A66 and M6; the transport links are excellent. Lovely Ullswater in the Lake District can be reached in 20 minutes by car, this stunning lake can be explored via the Ullswater Steamers which ply the lake all year round with piers at Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Glenridding and Aira Force. The walks around the lake and up into the surrounding fells are as numerous as they are beautiful, you will be spoilt for choice. If solitude is more your style, turn the other way and head up to the Pennines, many people recognise Cross Fell but far fewer have climbed it and it is very easy to get away from everybody on the large expanses of moorland. Cyclists can explore the maze of lanes along the Eden Valley or take on the popular challenge of climbing Hartside Pass, the views from the top are spectacular on a clear day. The compact border city of Carlisle can be reached by train or car, as can the riverside market town of Appleby, home of the annual horsefair. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans and visit Hadrian's Wall or immerse yourself in more recent history at Dalemain, Lowther, Hutton-in-the-Forest or Acorn Bank, all these country houses have tea rooms to indulge yourself in as well as interesting and varied architecture and gardens to tour at your own pace.
In short there is far more to do within 30 minutes of this property than you can possibly fit in to a week; stay longer or come back next year!
This spacious, modern and detached bungalow is surrounded by a large garden. The bright, airy rooms are all practical and would suit either large or small groups.
Parking is available for four cars on the large tarmac driveway at the front of the bungalow, from here the door to the side of the property leads into a large hallway which continues as a corridor with doors off to all the other rooms. The owners have had a special OS Landranger map centred on the property printed, framed and hung on the wall; perfect for planning local walks, bike rides and days out.
The first room on the right of the hall is the characterful snug living room. Take a seat on the huge corner sofa which at least six people could share very comfortably, set off your chosen playlist on the Bluetooth soundbar speaker and spend a sociable evening in front of the wood burner. The fireplace is built of local sandstone with a huge timber lintel and the vaulted ceiling has exposed timbers and roof lights. The dual aspect windows look over the driveway and garden bringing in plenty of light during the day whilst at night this is a cosy room in which to spend an evening relaxing.
A double door on the left of the snug leads through to the separate tiled kitchen which can also be reached directly from the hall. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of storage room for supplies and worktop space for cooking them up, gourmet or ready meal can be catered for with ease. Electric oven, grill and hob, dishwasher, microwave, four-slice toaster and a large fridge/freezer provide the mod cons or if you prefer to wash up by hand enjoy the view over the garden and village rooftops through the large window behind the sink as you work.
Another door links the kitchen to the huge dual aspect sitting/dining room. The oak dining table easily seats eight and enjoys a lovely view through patio doors onto the front garden and wooded view beyond. A large traditional dresser holds all the crockery and cutlery you could need and there is a set of shelves with a good choice of novels, local reference books and games for all ages. At the other end of the room two three-seat sofas face a Smart TV, watch the usual Freeview channels or connect in to your account on Netflix, Prime etc to while away an evening. There is also a useful coffee table for drinks and snacks. This light and spacious room is carpeted and has large windows to front and side looking over the garden, a modern sandstone fireplace runs along one wall.
Back out from the sitting/dining room into the hallway and continuing round anticlockwise at the end of the hall is a twin bedroom. With a relaxing view over the lawn and trees through the large window this is a bright room and storage is provided in a cupboard and drawer unit. This bright room has a lovely wooden floor.
Next door is the largest bedroom with super-king-size bed. Another light room sharing a similar view to the next door twin room over the garden - you will have the sound of birdsong to start your day. Loads of storage can be found in a wardrobe with drawers beneath, the dressing table has a mirror above and both bedside tables have lamps. This bright, attractive room has wooden floors with bedside rugs.
Continuing anticlockwise around the hall and starting to work back towards the front door, the next room in another twin; there is a bedside table between the beds plus a wardrobe and drawers. This room is carpeted.
Next is the large family bathroom which has plenty space. You will find a bath and separate shower plus double sink on a vanity unit.
Last but not least back beside the front door is a double bedroom with timber floor and bedside tables, the window looks out onto the driveway and this room, tucked away a little from the other bedrooms, also has an en-suite. The huge fully tiled shower enclosure will be welcome in the morning and there is a heated towel radiator too.
Outside the garden wraps right around the bungalow with large areas of lawn and mature shrubs. The garden backs on to the Settle-Carlisle railway line - railway enthusiasts take note - and to the south west there is a lovely rural view across Salkeld Dykes. The Lakeland fells are visible in the distance to the south, more so in winter when there are no leaves on the trees. The attractive stone building opposite was the village school until the new school was built at the other end of the village. Outside the sitting/dining room at the front of the bungalow a paved patio forms a real sun trap; south facing and sheltered it gets the sun all day and is a lovely spot to sit out, relax with a cuppa or a glass of something and enjoy the views.
This property offers great accommodation in a beautiful location.