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Barn conversion in truly rural location in Cumbria

23rd January 2007 Print
Rigghead Rigghead has been lovingly converted over the last 3 years and now provides a wonderful three bedroom home, with beautiful interiors set in a magical rural location. The house is built of traditional stone under a slate roof, having all new double glazed windows, under floor heating on the ground floor and versatile accommodation including a magnificent double height drawing room.

Bewcastle is situated in one of the few remaining truly rural areas of England, famous for its Roman Fort and close to Hadrian's Wall. It is about 11 miles north of the attractive town of Brampton.

Rigghead, originally a farm cottage with attached barn, dates from 1734 as indicated on the date stone, but we understand it has earlier origins. The current owners have carried out extensive building, conversion and modernisation works since they bought the property in 2003. They have incorporated the barn into the house to provide spacious accommodation; these works have been carried out to a high standard with high quality fittings, kitchen and bathroom, having been used throughout. The first floor has oak floor boards.

Outside there is just under 5 acres of grounds, where the vendors have planted a substantial number of trees.

Nick Wright, selling agent at Smiths Gore’s Carlisle Office, says: “Rigghead is set in the most wonderful location, with views over spectacular, unspoilt Cumbrian countryside.”

“With purchasers becoming generally more discerning, a property converted to such high standard should create good interest, a great property for the early New Year.”

Rigghead is marketed with guide price £435,000.

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