Barn conversion in Gaitsgill, near Carlisle

Barn conversion in Gaitsgill, near Carlisle

Three bedroom barn conversion for sale in Sprunston, near Gaitsgill, Carlisle

Recently completed barn conversion in a small development with open rural views near the village of Gaitsgill, four miles from Carlisle in Cumbria

A vernacular style barn conversion of considerable charm and character with three bedrooms plus ensuite accommodation all within a generous garden site with open views to the east and south.


The settlement currently being created at Sprunston comprises of a traditional farmhouse and three barn conversions, one being Hideaway Barn. Hideaway Barn is an attached conversion yet one which enjoys the benefit of a delightful, essentially private site with views to open, rural countryside to the east and to the south.

The property is comprised of a vernacular style barn in sandstone and cobble with a slated roof, with conventional accommodation having been created over two floors, together with a significant end extension creating a delightful family dining kitchen and garage with utility facility.

The immediate area is one of delightful rural countryside a mere 4.5 miles to the south of the Border City of Carlisle. Penrith is some 14.5 miles distance, again to the south. The popular village of Dalston is 4 miles to the west and junction 42 of the M6 motorway is four miles away. This allows links east via the A.69 at Wetheral on to Newcastle with Newcastle Airport being approximately one hours drive.

The location is thus a delight in terms of its environment and proximity to City amenities and other communications including Virgin rail links between Glasgow and London Euston. The Lake District National Park is of course an easy drive to the south, and there is also excellent access to the Eden Valley to the east, Borders Country and of course the Solway estuary to the west.


Generously proportioned rooms and a host of vernacular architectural features enhance the character of this attached barn conversion. Finishes throughout are of the highest quality. There is oil fired underfloor central heating to both ground and first floor. The flooring is oak in the dining hall and living room and Chinese slate in the kitchen, bathrooms and vestibule areas as well as the utility. The double glazed windows and external doors are formed in solid ash with and the internal doors are ash, battened and latched.


Entrance vestibule - with sandstone features and downlighting together with Chinese slate floor extending into:-

Separate W.C. - having a suite in white with low flush W.C. having wood seat and cover, and fitted corner wash basin. Downlighters and slate finished shelf.

Study / reception hall 15'3 x 13'6 (4.65m x 4.11m ) - featuring open rung stair with solid timber treads and solid oak floor finish. Ceiling downlighters and timber boxed beam.

Sitting room 22'6 x 15'0 (6.86m x 4.57m ) - again featuring a solid oak floor finish and a ceiling with exposed rafters and beams. The recessed original barn entrance door incorporates a glazed door and adjacent screens with access to the forecourt area. There is in addition a half glazed door to the south facing garden. Extensive use of exposed sandstone adds character as well as does the inglenook style substantial fireplace with a mantel formed from a rough hewn piece of solid timber. Fitted cast iron multi-fuel stove set on a sandstone hearth and internal downlighters.

Dining kitchen 21'6 x 13'9 (6.55m x 4.19m ) - the comprehensive range of kitchen units, being both floor and wall mounted with peninsular unit are finished in solid oak, together with ample, light granite style worktop space and white one-and-a-half bowl sink and drainer.

Appliances include a Rangemaster incorporating five gas burner hob with grill, oven and plate warmer set within a chimneybreast with illuminated extractor. Integrated fridge and freezer is provided together with dishwasher.

This dining kitchen is generously sized, and also incorporates a separate dresser unit matching the kitchen fittings, and of course Chinese slate floor finish. There are exposed timber trusses to the roof section and to the east and south fully glazed garden doors are provided.

Utility room - formed within the garage with appropriate plumbing and worktop space over fitted oak unit.


Landing - with generous sandstone features and subtle lighting. Southerly view, sandstone features and built-in cupboard. Exposed trusses and purlins.

Master Bedroom 15'4 x 10'1 (4.67m x 3.07m ) - open view, featuring sandstone and exposed truss. Built-in cupboards.

Ensuite Shower Room / W.C. - white Savoy suite with pedestal wash hand basin, low flush W.C. with wood seat and cover and end shower cubicle with deluge shower head. Chinese slate floor plus recessed glass shelf. Open storage.

House Bathroom 7'6 x 6'4 (2.29m x 1.93m ) - featuring a traditional, claw foot, free standing double ended bath with chrome taps and hand shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush W.C. with wood seat and cover. Chinese tiled floor, recessed cupboards and exposed roof truss and purlin.

Bedroom Two 15'3 x 9'0 (4.65m x 2.74m ) - again with exposed sandstone features, timber trusses and purlins plus arrowslit and southerly view. Wardrobe.

Bedroom Three 14'6 x 9'8 (4.42m x 2.95m ) - exposed purlin and truss with feature window, exposed sandstone.


Hideaway Barn is approached via a drive leading from the highway and leading to a generous area of hardstanding fronting the garage.

Garage 17'7 X 16'0 overall (5.36m x 4.88m overall) - to include the utility space. The garage features battened timber doors and a half glazed personnel door. Walls are dry-lined and painted as is the ceiling. The concrete floor is sealed. The garage offers comprehensive socket provision together with a central heating boiler and pressurised hot water cylinder.

A walled forecourt gives access to the entrance vestibule, and to the south, beyond the hardstanding is a generous lawned area with direct access from both the kitchen and principal sitting room.

The outlook from the property is predominantly to open fields and trees, either to the east or to the south.


LPG gas, mains electricity and water. Drainage treatment plant shared by four dwellings. Telephone subject to B.T. regulations.


Believed freehold - solicitors will confirm.


Sited some 4.5 miles due south of Carlisle and 4 miles from J42/M6. From J.42 proceed west signed Dalston passing over two crossroads to Durdar crossroads - Black Lion Public House. Turn left and proceed south passing the White Quay restaurant and at the fork go right signed Gaitsgill. The entrance to Sprunston is 0.5 miles on the left having passed a farm.
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