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Hensingham Road, Whitehaven

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  • Beautifully-restored, Victorian, town house
  • Development opportunity
  • Four, generous, well-presented bedrooms
  • Master suite, with dressing room, and modern en-suite
  • Large gardens, with workshop, summer house, and pergola
  • Large driveway, providing parking for three cars
  • Stunning views of Solway Firth, Whitehaven harbour, and St Bees valley
  • Popular location, with no through road, and good access to the A595

***Explore with our 3D tour*** Set over four floors, this substantial four-bed, Victorian period town house has been meticulously upgraded, and maintained, by the current owners, taking time to restore with sympathy a wealth of stunning original features. This property is offered for sale with no forward chain, and is in a quiet cul-de-sac, and within easy walking distance of the town centre, harbour and schools. Offering the comfort of modern living, with a new roof, new uPVC doors and windows, full rewire and condensing boiler installed all within the last 10 years. The property also offers a development opportunity, as there has previously been planning permission granted for a separate, four-bedroom dwelling to be built on the plot, which speaks to the size of the gardens and land this property encompasses. Entering the property, you will immediately be struck by the beautiful features, décor and high ceilings and generously proportioned rooms throughout. The accommodation briefly comprises; Entrance vestibule, with beautiful Victorian tiled floor and ornate glazed door leading to the entrance hall, with impressive original corbels and cornice framing the ornate wooden staircase. The light and spacious lounge boasts a large bay window, and a beautiful open fireplace with granite hearth. The dining room also enjoys a lovely multi-fuel stove and wooden shutters built into the windows. The contemporary oak kitchen boasts a large centre island and fully integrated appliances, including a new Rangemaster cooker built into the chimney breast. The kitchen also provides access to the cellar, which offers a versatile additional space, currently used as a gym and laundry room, this could also make a lovely playroom, or home office. There is also a useful utility room and downstairs toilet to the ground floor. To the first floor there are three beautifully presented bedrooms, with original fireplaces and stunning décor, the modern four-piece family bathroom is also conveniently located on the first floor. The beautiful master suite encompasses the entire top floor of the property, where a spectacular sea view can be enjoyed from the large arch window. The master suite also incorporates a large walk-in dressing room and stylish modern en-suite shower room. Externally the property has plenty more to offer, surrounded by mature tress and shrubs with additional hedge-screening to the rear, the large grounds offer a peaceful, private garden, which includes a vegetable garden with a selection of vegetable plants, fruit trees, and herb bed; central pergola, surrounded by flower beds, separate gravelled seating area to the rear and a workshop and wood store. There is also a summer house/ garden room, which has been fully insulated and benefits from electric supply, lighting and internet connection. To the front of the property is a good size lawn which is bordered by mature oak and beech trees, there is also ample off-road parking on the tarmac driveway, which provides gated access to the rear garden. Viewing is a must to fully appreciate this stunning traditional Victorian town house and the space both inside and out.

Entrance vestibule

4' 9'' x 3' 8'' (1.45m x 1.12m)

With original cornice, picture rail, dado rail, stylish Victorian-style tiled floor and ornate stained glass wooden door with matching side panels, leading to the entrance hall.

Entrance hall

20' 1'' x 6' 9'' (6.12m x 2.06m)

Grand entrance hall with beautiful original wood flooring, high ceiling with original cornice, original decorative corbels, picture rail, dado rail, and double panel radiator.


16' 11'' x 14' 7'' (5.15m x 4.44m)

Spacious light and airy lounge, with large bay window overlooking a wooded area, cast iron open fire with granite hearth, ornate original cornice and central ceiling rose, original wooden flooring, picture rail, and double panel radiator.

Dining room

12' 10'' x 12' 9'' (3.91m x 3.88m)

Benefitting from a multi-fuel wood burning stove with slate hearth, original wooden flooring, cornice, picture rail, and double panel radiator. With two uPVC double glazed windows, with custom made wooden shutters, and garden views.


20' 9'' x 11' 8'' (6.32m x 3.55m)

Stylish contemporary kitchen/diner, beautifully refurbished in keeping with the age of the property, with open chimney breast housing a large modern Rangemaster cooker with two ovens, grill and warming drawer, six ring gas burning hob with extractor fan built into the chimney breast. A good range of solid oak base units incorporating an integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge and a large 1.5 composite sink with mixer tap with curved corner units. To the centre of the kitchen is a lovely central island with cabinets, adding additional storage, and incorporating an integrated freezer with lovely contrasting work surface and breakfast bar. The kitchen also boasts a large built-in pantry with automatic lighting. With two uPVC double glazed windows enjoying a lovely view across the rear garden. Double panelled radiator and Travertine tiled flooring.

Utility room

9' 4'' x 7' 8'' (2.84m x 2.34m)

Good size utility area with stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap set into a wood effect worktop with storage cabinet and plumbing for washing machine below and tiled splashback. uPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear garden and uPVC double glazed door with frosted glass panel. With Travertine tiled flooring, double panel radiator, and ample space for coats and shoes storage.


5' 1'' x 3' 7'' (1.55m x 1.09m)

Useful downstairs facilities with suite briefly comprising: pushbutton flush WC, sink built into a vanity unit with mixer tap and tiled splashback, extractor fan to the ceiling, and single panel radiator.

Cellar room one

12' 9'' x 4' 1'' (3.88m x 1.24m)

Currently used as a laundry area, with additional kitchen cabinets for storage, and laminate flooring, this useful area is open to a second cellar room.

Cellar room two

17' 1'' x 15' 1'' (5.20m x 4.59m)

Currently used as a gym area, this fantastic additional versatile space, could also make a great playroom, or home office, with large understairs storage cupboard and additional wall cabinets for extra storage, with laminate flooring and uPVC double glazed frosted glass window.

First floor landing

Beautiful split level landing framed by the original dark wood balustrades of the staircase, with modern neutral décor. To the first level the landing provides access to the family bathroom and the fourth bedroom, with loft access to the ceiling. To the second level there is access to two double bedrooms.

Family bathroom

7' 4'' x 6' 7'' (2.23m x 2.01m)

Stylish modern bathroom boasting a four-piece suite briefly comprising: double-ended bath with central mixer tap, pushbutton flush WC and modern pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, separate walk-in shower cubicle with mixer shower and controls built into the tiled surround. Fully-tiled walls and flooring, modern spotlights to the ceiling, extractor fan, and single panel radiator. With uPVC double glazed window, with frosted-glass panel.

Bedroom four

11' 8'' x 8' 4'' (3.55m x 2.54m)

Beautifully-presented single bedroom, with modern neutral décor, which marries perfectly with the ornate, original fireplace, and stained-glass door, with two uPVC windows enjoying views of the garden, and a single panel radiator.

Bedroom three

13' 5'' x 12' 2'' (4.09m x 3.71m)

Spacious double bedroom, with original cornice and ceiling rose, and cast iron firepace. With uPVC double glazed window, framed by original wood panelling and overlooking the rear garden and double panelled radiator.

Bedroom two

19' 7'' x 14' 2'' (5.96m x 4.31m)

Generously proportioned, light and airy double bedroom. With original fire surround, two uPVC double glazed windows framed by original wood panelling, original cornice and central ceiling rose, with double panelled radiator.

Second floor landing

With access to the main loft area, also provides access to the master suite

Master suite

Incorporating bedroom, master en-suite and walk-in dressing room.

Master bedroom

19' 2'' x 15' 2'' (5.84m x 4.62m)

Large beautifully presented master bedroom with modern décor, with original decorative fireplace. uPVC double glazed window overlooking the front of the property. The master bedroom also boasts a full-length arched uPVC double glazed window which enjoys a stunning elevated sea view. With double panelled radiator.

Master dressing room

11' 10'' x 9' 8'' (3.60m x 2.94m)

Fantastic walk-in dressing room, this “L” shaped room, provides excellent storage with plenty of hanging rails and storage space.

Master en-suite

8' 10'' x 4' 6'' (2.69m x 1.37m)

Stylish modern en-suite, with large walk-in shower cubicle, WC and pedestal wash basin, with sky light window and towel heating radiator. With part tiled walls and tiled flooring.


To the front of the property is an elevated front lawn. There is also a large driveway providing off-road parking for three cars, with gated access to the rear garden. To the rear the property enjoys a substantial garden which enjoys, several “zones” including a vegetable garden, caged fruit trees and bushed and flag stone patio with herb garden. There is a central pergola area which is surrounded by beautiful flower beds. To the left of the garden is a workshop. Shed with shelving racks and wood store. The garden also boasts a garden room, which is fully insulated, with lighting, electric and internet connection. Ideal as a studio, home, office, summer house or perhaps a garden bar. There is a large private walled patio seating area to the rear of the garden, which is private and very quiet and a secret garden with arbour seat. The large central lawn is well maintained, and the rear of the garden has mature bamboo and eucalyptus hedge which provides screening to the rear elevation and creates a very quiet private space.


We have been informed by the vendor the property is freehold.


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Hensingham Road
Whitehaven CA28 8PS
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00008361
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