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£425,000 Freehold

Property Features

  • Detached 17th Century residence
  • Two reception rooms
  • Breakfast kitchen
  • Four bedrooms
  • Family bathroom, en suite and W.C
  • Utility room
  • Study
  • Many period features
  • Gardens and parking
  • Countryside views

Brief Description

An increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a detached 17th century Grade II listed character property. Situated in Garsdale valley within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and having two reception rooms, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Convenient for the village of Sedbergh. EPC Rating E.

Main Description

Swarthgill House is a picturesque detached 17th century Grade II listed residence with fabulous countryside and fell views pleasantly situated in a rural location with similar neighbouring properties in Garsdale valley within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Conveniently placed for the amenities available in the market town of Sedbergh and within easy reach of Junction 37 of the M6 and the market towns of Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale.

The accommodation, which is both well presented and well proportioned, is an excellent example of what is becoming increasingly rare to find in a traditional property by retaining many period and characteristic features including original doors, panelling, beams and original stone flagged flooring.

Upon entering the property through the stone built porch the accommodation briefly comprises an entrance hall, two reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen, utility room, W.C. inner hall and rear porch to the ground floor, three double bedrooms, one with en suite and a family bathroom to the first floor and a further double bedroom and a study to the second floor. The property benefits from LPG heating and partial double glazing.

Outside there are well proportioned gardens and ample off road parking.

The property has been run as a successful B&B for the last 12 months (reviews on and was formerly the home of the important 18th Century physician John Haygarth.


PORCH 4' 8 max" x 4' 8 max" (1.42m x 1.42m) Traditional stone built porch, alcoves, stone flagged flooring.

ENTRANCE HALL 16' 8 " x 4' 0" (5.08m x 1.23m) Feature timber door, radiator, original wood panelling to walls, recessed spotlights, exposed beams.

SITTING ROOM 17' 2 max" x 15' 7 max" (5.23m x 4.75m) Single glazed lead glass window with window seat, single glazed window, radiator, multi fuel stove to feature fireplace, exposed beams, painted stone feature wall, wall lights, telephone point, stone flagged flooring.

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 17' 10 max" x 12' 5 max" (5.44m x 3.78m) Feature timber door, single glazed lead glass window, single glazed window, radiator, good range of bespoke solid oak base and wall units, white porcelain sink, LPG Aga range cooker to feature inglenook, free standing island unit, built in oven, space for fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher, exposed beams, pained stone feature wall, fitted wall cupboard, under wall unit light lightin, feature shelving, tiled splash backs, stone flagged flooring.

DINING ROOM 16' 11 max" x 14' 7 max" (5.16m x 4.44m) Single glazed mullion window with window seat, two radiators, feature inglenook with traditional open fire place, exposed beams, original wood panelling to wall, wall lights. painted stone feature wall, built in spice cupboard, telephone point, stone flagged flooring.

UTILITY ROOM 8' 3" x 7' 5" (2.53m x 2.27m) Two double glazed windows, stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer and chest freezer, built in cupboard, feature alcove shelf, quarry tiled flooring.

WC 6' 8" x 3' 9" (2.05m x 1.16m) Radiator, W.C. wash hand basin, LPG boiler, feature stone wall, quarry tiled flooring, access to utility room.

INNER HALL 4' 4" x 3' 4" (1.33m x 1.02m) Feature timber door, built in cupboard, recessed spotlights, original stone flagged flooring.

REAR PORCH 6' 7" x 4' 10" (2.03m x 1.48m) Timber and single glazed door with adjacent single glazed window, stone bench, coat hooks, stone flagged flooring.


LANDING 8' 1 max" x 4' 8 max" (2.46m x 1.42m) Double glazed window with window seat, painted stone feature wall, exposed beams, exposed floorboards.

HALL 1 8' 1" x 4' 5" (2.48m x 1.37m) Loft access, exposed beams, wall light.

BEDROOM 17' 1" x 13' 6" (5.23m x 4.13m) Single glazed mullion window with window seat, radiator, built in feature cupboard, exposed beams, exposed floor boards, television point.

EN SUITE 8' 10" x 4' 7" (2.70m x 1.40m) Radiator, three piece suite comprises W.C. wash hand basin and bath with tiled splash back and electric shower over, exposed beams, feature alcove, wall light, shaver point.

HALL 2 15' 7 max" x 8' 7 max" (4.75m x 2.62m) Double glazed window, exposed beams, painted stone feature wall, built in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, under stairs cupboard.

BEDROOM 17' 7 max" x 11' 7 max" (5.36m x 3.53m) Two single glazed mullion lead glass windows, single glazed window, radiator, exposed beam, television point.

BEDROOM 13' 3 max" x 11' 5 max" (4.04m x 3.48m) Single glazed mullion window, built in cupboard.

BATHROOM 11' 11 max" x 6' 11 max" (3.63m x 2.11m) Two single glazed mullion feature windows, two radiators, four piece Heritage suite comprises W.C. wash hand basin, bath with tiled splash back and thermostatic shower over and bidet, exposed beams, feature stone wall, built in overhead storage, high level feature shelf, wall light part tiling to wall, part tongue and grove to walls, shaver point.

SECOND FLOOR There is scope subject to the necessary consents for the second floor to provide and aditional bedroom and bathroom.

BEDROOM 14' 4 max" x 11' 5 max" (4.37m x 3.48m) Single glazed mullion window, exposed beams, built in wardrobes and eaves storage, feature stone wall, alcove.

STUDY 8' 7 max" x 7' 4 max" (2.62m x 2.24m) Single glazed window, exposed beam.

OUTSIDE Off road parking, two timber sheds, mature trees, natural garden, uninterrupted view of Baugh Fell and Garsdale valley.

SERVICES Mains electricity, LPG heating, non mains water, non mains drainage.

COUNCIL TAX BANDING Band E - as shown on the Valuation Office website.


Please contact us on 015242 71999 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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