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  • A beautiful and charming period property
  • Boasts three versatile reception rooms
  • Benefits from three double bedrooms
  • Feature fireplaces in all reception and bedrooms
  • Charming kitchen with a country feel
  • Large rear porch/utility
  • Lovely sash windows throughout the property
  • Delightful, yet low-maintenance, garden to the rear
  • Offers incredible value for money
  • For sale with no forward chain

***BEST AND FINAL OFFERS TO BE SUBMITTED BY 12PM ON THE 25TH OF JUNE*** Step inside this beautiful home, known as Alton House, and you will be impressed by the charm and character offered throughout. Entering the vestibule, you see a lovely, stained glass, door and beautiful tile flooring that continues into the hallway. There are three versatile reception rooms each benefiting from a feature fireplace adding to the character of the property. The kitchen enjoys a lovely country feel and a fabulous cottage style door leads through to a large porch/utility. From the stairs leading to the first floor, with a feature half landing and wood panelling, you will find three spacious double bedrooms each featuring an eye-catching fireplace. The beautiful bathroom suite is also conveniently located by the bedrooms to the first floor. The current owners have carefully renovated this property to the highest of standards which includes uPVC double glazed sash windows throughout as well as designer cast iron radiators. At the rear of the property there is a low maintenance garden which is laid with an attractive patio and securely walled around with gated access making it suitable for anybody who has children or pets. There is also two feature lights and the garden has a backdrop of open countryside. The property is set on the outskirts of the village of Distington and provides easy access to the surrounding areas via the A595. Just a stones throw from the property, you will find a garage with a well-stocked convenience store and food outlets. This property, which also comes with the added benefit of being sold with no forward chain, is an excellent home for a variety of buyers. Affordable to first-time buyers and space for a growing family. To fully appreciate the excellent and tasteful renovation this property has undergone we highly recommend you arrange a viewing.


Vestibule is accessed via a traditional wooden door, with a top panel showing the name of the property, Alton house. There is eye-catching wood panelling, beautiful tile flooring and original coving. A traditional door with stained glass panel leads through to the hallway.


The hallway boast a continuation of the decorative coving, wood panelling and a continuation of the beautiful tile flooring found in the vestibule. There is a cast iron radiator, feature corbels and an under stairs storage cupboard. The hallway leads to all three reception rooms and the wide stairs lead up to the first floor.


This fabulous room boasts a beautiful cast-iron fireplace, with a tiled hearth and white surround. The room enjoys decorative coving, ceiling rose and picture rail, adding to the character. There is laminate flooring, cast-iron radiator and large sash uPVC double glazed windows which have attractive wood panelling below.

Sitting room

A versatile second reception room, which could be used as a home office or games room. There is a cast iron feature fireplace, picture rail, laminate flooring and a cast iron radiator. A uPVC double glazed sash window has wood panelling below.

Dining room

A lovely third reception room, which could be used as the lounge or dining room if desired due to its proximity to the kitchen. The spacious room, like the first two reception rooms, boast a cast iron fireplace set on a black granite hearth with contrasting white surround. There is picture rail, cast-iron radiator and a uPVC double glazed sash window which looks out onto the rear of the property. Leads through to the kitchen.


This fabulous kitchen enjoys a lovely country feel, with its solid wood worktop and slate floor. There is a three door range cooker, with an extractor canopy above. A Belfast sink with mixer tap is set below a uPVC double glazed window that looks out onto the rear of the property. The kitchen has a cast iron radiator and a beautiful wooden door leads to the rear porch/utility.

Rear porch/utility

There is plumbing for the washer machine and space for a tumble dryer and fridge freezer. The room has a pitched roof with exposed ceiling beam and two uPVC double glazed windows provide plenty of natural light. A half glazed uPVC door provides additional light and leads out to the exteriors.

First floor landing

On the stairs leading to the first floor, you will notice the wide traditional stairs. There is a half landing, with its high ceiling, wood panelling and a cast iron radiator below a uPVC double glazed sash window. The first floor landing leads to all three bedrooms, the bathroom and also the loft which has a pull down, folding ladder.

Bedroom one

The first of three double bedrooms, this lovely room has a traditional fireplace with a slate hearth. There is picture rail, cast-iron radiator and a uPVC double glazed sash window enjoys a pleasant outlook over the rear garden and onto countryside beyond.

Bedroom two

A second double bedroom with a black cast-iron fireplace, slate hearth and contrasting white surround. The room benefits from decorative coving, ceiling rose, dado rail and a cast iron radiator. Two uPVC double glazed sash windows provide plenty of natural light.

Bedroom three

A third spacious bedroom with a feature fireplace, picture rail, cast iron radiator and two uPVC double glazed sash windows that look out to the front.


This beautiful and spacious bathroom incorporates a freestanding, clawfoot, bath with Victorian-style mixer tap and shower attachment. There is also a traditional high level toilet and pedestal hand wash basin with mirror above. The room has a large built in cupboard, feature fireplace and lovely tile flooring. There is a heated towel rail, cast-iron radiator and uPVC double glazed sash window which provides plenty of natural light.


Exterior Not only has the current owner spent an incredible amount of time on the interior, but the exterior has also been transformed. At the rear you will find a spacious area laid with attractive mixed coloured and sized flags, which create a perfect seating area. There is more than ample space for a garden table and chair set in which to enjoy the sunshine and the pleasant backdrop. There are two mains connected, traditional, lamps and the garden is securely walled around making it suitable for anybody that has children or pets.


We have been informed by the vendor the property is freehold


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Name Location Type Distance
Toll Bar Houses Distington
Workington CA14 4PB
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00005917
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