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Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Guide Price £750,000

Key Features

  • Spacious, Detached Property, In Unique, Rural Location
  • 4 Acre Grounds, Including Land, Woodland & Gardens
  • Large Sitting Room
  • Open Plan Dining Kitchen
  • 3/4 Double Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms & En Suite
  • Panoramic Views over Mallerstang Valley
  • Meadowland With Stable And River Frontage
  • Some Modernisation Works Required
  • Ideal Family Or Small Holding Property


Guide Price £750,000 - £800,000

Cocklake House is a truly exceptional property set within 4 acre grounds in a quiet, rural and prominent position overlooking the valley of Mallerstang.

The Mallerstang valley became part of the extended Yorkshire Dales National Park in 2016 and is a hidden gem with spectacular landscapes and local landmarks such as the Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge, beautiful bird & wildlife and the recent re-introduction of red squirrels. Primary & Grammar schools are at Kirkby Stephen and Church at the nearby hamlet of Outhgill. Nearby Nateby offers garage services and The Black Bull Inn with accommodation. There are great road and rail links, train stations on the Settle Carlisle at Garsdale and Kirkby Stephen, with links to main lines and road access to the M6 and A66 are within easy reach.

The house dates back to 16th Century and has been extended and modernised over the years. The property offers spacious accommodation having good size rooms all with lovely views. On the ground floor the entrance hall leads to a large sitting room with gas fire, a utility room and cloakroom to the rear and a superb open plan family dining kitchen. The kitchen is a great living space with a well fitted kitchen and windows on two aspects taking in the breath-taking views over Mallerstang Edge. Upstairs are three good double bedrooms, a study/fourth bedroom and two family bathrooms. The master suite has an en suite shower room and sunroom with doors leading out to a private terrace. This would also make an ideal dressing room.

The property has been well maintained, most of the windows have been replaced within the past five years and it has oil fired central heating. It is generally in good order, but would benefit from some minor modernisation works, such as electrics, bathrooms and sun terrace.

Outside, to the front of Cocklake House has a pleasant garden with lawn, flower beds and woodland. The gardens overlook the land with Pendragon Castle in sight. A footpath leads down to the meadow land and the woodland to the Southeast.

The land is an ideal opportunity to have a small holding, there is a timber stable block already in situ and approximately 1/4 mile of river frontage with fishing rights. There is vehicle access off the roadside with hard standing in front of the stable block, ideal for equestrian use. The woodland area stretches up towards Cocklake House and attracts an abundance of wildlife including red squirrels.

Room Details


Quarry tiled floor. Windows on two aspects. Front door.


Wood flooring and fitted carpet. Ceiling beams. Radiator. Telephone points. Staircase. Understairs cupboard.

Dining kitchen 7.87m x 3.89m (25'10" x 12'9")

Great family room, lovely bright kitchen/diner.Wood flooring. Ceiling Beams. Two radiators. Telephone point. Good range of fitted wall and base units in cream.Integrated dishwasher, stainless steel sink, electric and gas induction hob, with extractor hob and oven. Oil boiler. Five windows on two aspects with lovely views.

Cloakroom 1.93m x 1.24m (6'4" x 4'1")

Wood flooring. WC. Wash basin. Radiator. Extractor fan. Frosted window.

Utility Room 3.23m x 1.57m (10'7" x 5'2")

Quarry tiled floor. Plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. UV water filtration system. Window to the rear, back door to wood store area.

Lounge 9.12m x 4.24m (29'11" x 13'11")

Large sitting room. Fitted carpet. Ceiling beams. Spotlights. Three radiators. Large stone fireplace with gas fire. Four windows with long distance views. Staircase up to the sun room.



Split landing. Fitted carpet. Ceiling beam. Loft access. Radiator. Airing cupboard. End of the landing good size storage cupboard. Arch window to the rear with views to the Carlisle/Settle railway.

Bedroom 1 5.46m x 4.14m (17'11" x 13'7")

Good size double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Ceiling beams. Radiator. Good range of built in wardrobes. Windows to front and rear with views to Mallerstang Edge and the Carlisle/Settle railway.

En Suite

Wash basin set in vanity unit. WC. Shower cubicle. Ceiling spot lights. Extractor fan. Radiator.

Sun room 4.20m x 2.95m (13'9" x 9'8")

Has been used as a sun room but would make an ideal dressing room. Fitted carpet. Ceiling beams. Radiator. Staircase to lounge. Windows to the front and side. Door out to the sun terrace.

Study 2.70m x 2.62m (8'10" x 8'7")

Fitted carpet. Fitted wardrobe. Radiator. Window to the front with views to Mallerstang Edge.

Bathroom 1 2.70m x 2.62m (8'10" x 8'7")

Fitted carpet. Ceiling beam. Wash basin set in vanity unit. Bidet. WC. Bath. Loft access. Two radiators. Window to the front.

Bathroom 2 3.20m x 2.97m (10'6" x 9'9")

Fitted carpets. WC. Bath. Basin. Radiator. Storage and airing cupboard. Window to the rear.

Bedroom 2 3.96m x 3.18m (13' x 10'5")

Front double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Windows to side and front with views of Mallerstang Edge.

Bedroom 3 3.78m x 2.97m (12'5" x 9'9")

Fitted carpet. Fitted wardrobes. Radiator. Window to the side with views to the fells.


Workshop 4.11m x 1.93m (13'6" x 6'4")

Ideal garden store. Power and light.


Lawned gardens with well-established flower beds overlooking Mallerstang Edge. A footpath leads down to the land and woodland area. The garden attracts an abundance of wildlife, including Red Squirrels. External staircase leads to a dilapidated sun deck which could easily be reinstated. To the rear is space for wood store and oil tank.


The land has gated road side access (steps down from the garden). Ideal small holding/pony paddock. Riverside frontage with fishing rights. Timber built stable block with electric.


Off road parking by the road side with space for two vehicles. Additional gated parking in front of property.

Agents notes

Private water supply shared with two neighbouring properties. Septic tank drainage (for Cocklake only). B4RN broadband is available.

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