Cross Keys High Hesket, Carlisle Cumbria CA4 0HR UK

Reduced Guide price £375,000

Property Details

Cross Keys High Hesket, Carlisle Cumbria CA4 0HR UK

Reduced Guide price £375,000

Cross Keys, High Hesket, Grade II Former Coaching Inn

Detached house - Carlisle Cumbria



Property overview

Cross Keys, High Hesket

We are delighted to offer this large family home for sale on the edge of the highly desirable village of High Hesket.

The property has been fully renovated and offers spacious living accommodation having two large reception rooms, a good-sized kitchen, a breakfast room and a bathroom with jacuzzi on the ground floor.

On the first floor the property boasts four large bedrooms and a further family bathroom.

The house has entrance halls to both the front and to the rear, and access to the land is via a gated driveway to the side.

The property retains a large original cellar and externally there is ample private parking, garden ground and a paddock.

For many years the property served as a coaching inn and is located close to the old trunk road only 10 miles from both Penrith and Carlisle, and only a 20 minute drive from the North Lakes.

Development Opportunity

The Cross Keys is an excellent family home with the opportunity to enjoy the amenity of all of the outside space.  The property also has considerable development value.  The vendor has completed a successful pre-planning application with Eden District Council.  The results of this application indicate that a full planning application may be favourable to the granting of planning for between 6 & 8 new dwellings on the land adjacent to the Cross Keys (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents).  Further detail about this planning application is available upon request from Pennine Ways.

Ground Floor

Front Entrance Hall

Spacious hallway having part glazed UPVC door to front, double radiator, electric RCD board, solid wood door to living room and down steps for entrance to cellar, rear hallway and living room.

Drawing Room 18’4” (5.60m x 5.30m) 17’5” Reception room set at the front of the property having two double glazed sliding sash windows to front aspect. Stone fireplace with slate hearth and oak mantle set with a Hunter multi fuel stove. Double radiator, wall lighting and storage cupboard.

Cellar 20’4” (6.20m x 4.10m) 13’5”

Down stone steps from the entrance hall offering space for wine and storage, a further set of stone steps lead up to a double glazed half door into the rear garden.

Rear Entrance/Boot room

Having a quarry tiled floor, window and door to rear side aspect, door to kitchen, radiator and space for coats and boots.

Living & Dining Room 29’6” (9.00m x 4.10m) 13’5”

Large but cosy family room offering a lounge and raised dining area. The lounge area boasts an original stone fireplace set with a multi fuel stove which also runs the hot water and central heating on a duel fuel system. Exposed stone wall with shelving and oak beam to ceiling. The dining area has two double glazed sliding sash windows to the front aspect, stone inglenook fireplace and space for a large dining table and chairs.

Inner Hallway stairs to first floor with under stairs cupboard, door to breakfast room and door to:


Having quarry tiled floor and part tiling to walls with windows to side aspect with obscure glass, modern 5 piece suite comprising, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, Jacuzzi corner bath and glazed shower unit with electric shower.

Breakfast Room/Utility

Having a range of base units with laminate worktop, round stainless steel sink and drainer, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, stone flagged floor, two windows to side aspect, LPG gas central heating Worcester boiler and space for dresser and table. Door through to:

Kitchen 21’4” (6.50m x 2.60m) 8’6”

Bespoke kitchen having some fitted and some free standing units set on the outside wall, built in Belfast style sink with wood worktops cupboard and drawers. Built in electric oven and microwave with cupboards, space for a range oven and extractor above with free standing pine units to both sides. Two windows to rear and side aspects and three skylights to the open apex ceiling, modern porcelain tiling to floor and door through to the boot room and rear access.

From the inner hall a turn staircase with open balustrade and window to side aspect lead up to:

First Floor Landing

Running the length of the building with radiator, window to rear aspect, open apex ceiling with exposed oak beams, doors and steps off to:


Fully tiled having a modern suite comprising freestanding bath with waterfall tap and hand held shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Window to rear aspect, exposed beams to ceiling and connections for a wall hung television.

Master Bedroom with Dressing room

13’5” (4.10m x 3.70m) 12’2”

Large double room with double glazed sliding sash window to front aspect, radiator, high apex beams, feature stone fireplace and steps down to dressing room, having space for hanging, radiator and small window to the side.

Bedroom 2 13’5” (4.10m x 3.60m) 11’10”

Double room with double glazed sliding sash window to rear side aspect, radiator, high apex beams with skylight, large storage cupboard housing hot water tank and window to rear.

Bedroom 3 17’1” (5.20m x 3.40m) 11’2”

Double room set at the front of the property with double glazed sliding sash window, wood laminate floor, exposed apex beams and radiator.

Bedroom 4 12’2” (3.70m x 4.10m) 13’5”

Double room set at the front of the property with double glazed sliding sash window, wood laminate floor, chimney breast, exposed apex beams and radiator.



The property is set back of the road with parking to the front, a gate to the side leads to the driveway and parking with access to garden and field. The field area is fenced with stable a gate gives access onto the driveway. Space on the driveway for several vehicles leading to a lawn area to the rear with patio, storage shed and access to rear hallway and cellar. Walled garden with access gate to the side of the property.  The land with the property totals approximately 1.36 acres.



Mains Water and Drainage

Mains Electricity

LPG Gas Central Heating

Telephone and Broadband available

Energy efficiency rating


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

Local Information

High Hesket is a small group of houses located alongside the A6 road from Penrith to Carlisle. It is well served by amenities including; a primary school, doctors surgery, a regular bus service, a pub and a church. The West Coast Main Line (WCML) and Settle to Carlisle Railway both run through Hesket parish with a station for the Settle to Carlisle line at nearby Armathwaite.


From the Alston office, drive down the street and take the left onto A686 past the Spar petrol station over the bridge and up to Hartside, past the café at the top and as you travel down take the first exit right signposted to Renwick (you will pass through a farm yard). Drive along country lanes to Kirkoswold, drive down the bank past the school and take a right turn on the bend, then drive on through to the end of the road and left into Armathwaite, drive through the village keeping left and once through the village take the left turn signposted A6 Carlisle/Penrith. Take a right onto the A6 towards Carlisle and the property can be found just out of the village on your left.

VIEWINGS are strictly by prior appointment with the sole agent,

PENNINE WAYS LTD.  To arrange an appointment, please call our

Haltwhistle office on 01434 322277 or Alston office on 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.

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