Laburnum Cottage 1 Kates Lane, Alston Cumbria CA9 3QJ United Kingdom

Sold £125,000

Property Details

Laburnum Cottage 1 Kates Lane, Alston Cumbria CA9 3QJ United Kingdom

Sold £125,000

Pretty Stone Cottage in Alston Market Town

Property Sold - Alston Cumbria

Laburnum Cottage, 1 Kates Lane, Alston.

Pennine Ways offer for sale a perfect picturesque property tucked away behind the front street of the market town Alston. Laburnum Cottage consists of two reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom, utility and workshop set over three floors.

The property is situated in the heart of Alston close to all local amenities and ideal location for a possible holiday let as well as owner occupier.

Proceed up the stone Bastille steps with iron railings to white UPVC obscure double glazed door to:

First Floor


A small entrance porch decorated in neutral colours with tile effect vinyl to floor.

Through wood obscure door to:

Living Room 16’00’’ x 12’02’’ (4.88m x 3.73m) awp

A good sized living room decorated in neutral colours with beige carpet to floor wood burning stove to centre of room, double radiator and white UPVC double glazed window to front aspect. Under stair storage cupboard and built in book case and storage unit.

Steps leading to:

Kitchen 12’04’’ x 6’05’’ (3.77m x 1.96m) awp

Decorated in neutral colours with sloping ceiling, vinyl to floor and beige splash back tiles above laminate worktop. A range of matching floor and draw kitchen units with integrated electric oven, gas hob and extractor hood. Stainless steel one and half sink and drainer with chrome mixer tap, white UPVC double glazed window to front aspect and wood double glazed Velux window.

Bathroom 11’08’’ x 6’10’’ (3.57m x 2.11m)

A good sized bathroom  with ceiling to floor tiled walls, cream vinyl to floor and wood panelled sloping ceiling. White UPVC double glazed window to rear aspect, cream Victorian style radiator with chrome heated towel rail. The bathroom comprises of a three piece white bathroom suite with separate single shower cubical with gas powered shower.

Dining Room 11’10’’ x 12’00’’ (3.62m x 3.66m)

A spacious family dinning room decorated in neutral colours with wood flooring double radiator and original Victoria fireplace to centre of room. White UPVC double glazed window to rear aspect.

Upstairs to:

Second Floor  

Bedroom One 19’09’’ x 12’02’’ (6.04m x 3.73m)

A large double bedroom that would easily accommodate a king sized bed, decorated in neutral colours with grey carpet to floor, two wood double glazed Velux windows and two double radiators.


Rear Garden

An enclosed half-moon shaped garden laid to shingle enclosed with stone wall.

Workshop / Utility 7’03’’ x 22’09’’ (2.22m x 6.95m)

A workshop area currently used as utility with lighting and electricity fitted, plumbing for washing machine and housing Worcester gas combi boiler. White UPVC double glazed obscure window to side aspect, double radiator with original wood stone shelf.

Workshop 2 11’11’’ x 29’04’’ (3.64m x 8.96m)

A large second dry workshop area with cobbled flooring, UPVC double glazed obscure window to rear aspect, one single and one double radiator with electric and lighting fitted and two wood doors.


Mains Gas, Electric, Water & Drainage.  

Telephone & Broadband 

Energy efficiency rating

To Be Confirmed.


We are advised by the vendor that the property is freehold.

Additional Information

The property holds great potential for further re-development subject to gaining the necessary planning consents through Eden District Council if desired by creating; further accommodation using the workshop area and possibly creating an external doorway leading to the rear garden. Outline plans can be obtained on request.

The current owner is currently under negotiations with Eden District Council to obtain for change of use back to residential.

No Onward Chain. 

Local Information

Alston is the highest market town in England and is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are an abundance of local shops providing for most everyday needs and the town also provides banking services, a dentist, a cottage hospital, doctor’s surgery, fire station, garages and fuel stations. The schools at Alston provide education from the ages of 5-16 years.

The area itself offers many outdoor pursuits and you can travel by car to Carlisle and Newcastle airport in about an hour.

Directions CA9 3QJ

From the Alston Office procced up the cobbled street and turn right through the archway next to the fish and chip shop onto Kates Lane and the property can be found directly in front of you.

VIEWINGS are strictly by prior appointment with the sole agent, PENNINE WAYS LTD.  To arrange an appointment, please call Haltwhistle 01434 322277 or Alston 01434 381808.

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Pennine Ways Ltd for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that (1) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees and do not constitute part of an offer or contract, (2) all descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them, (3) no person in the employment of Pennine Ways Ltd has any authority to make or give any representation or whatever in relation to this property.  May we also courteously advise that whilst every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the measurements in these details, please do not incur any expense until you have verified the sizes to your own satisfaction.