Nenthead, Cumbria CA9 3NP UK


Property Details

Nenthead, Cumbria CA9 3NP UK


Detached Four Bedroom House

Property Sold - Nenthead Cumbria


Property overview

Fiddlers Cottage, Nenthead

Set on the hillside overlooking the village this four bedroom detached property is in immaculate order, offering double glazing and underfloor heating throughout served by an LPG gas boiler. The property stands within its own large garden having parking for four or more vehicles, integral garage and benefits from being off grid with a fully automatic modern system incorporating a wind turbine, diesel generator and battery storage. Fiddlers Cottage has spectacular unspoilt views and is only a short distance out of the village for amenities.

Ground Floor

Kitchen/Utility 21’88” (6.67m x 3.21m) 10’06”

Set at the rear of the property with windows to rear and side aspects, the kitchen area comprises oak wall and floor units with marble effect laminate worktops and complimentary tiling to splash backs, stainless steel sink and drainer and built in under counter fridge. Stainless steel gas range oven and hob with extractor, cupboard housing gas fired boiler and tiling to floor and steps lead down to the dining room. The utility area has a range of floor units, space and plumbing for a washing machine, cupboard with pressurised water tank (accumulator) and door to:


Having shelving, lighting and door through to:


Good size single garage with up and over door, power, lighting and window to rear aspect, loft hatch with ladder to storage space above.

Dining Room 21’04” (6.51m x 4.27m) 14’00”

Set in the middle of the house at the front with space for dining and seating. Two windows to front aspect, inner lobby with space for coats and boots with access to garden. Doors through to living room and front entrance hall.

Living Room 16’11” (5.17m X 4.17m) 13’08”

Light and snug room having four windows to three aspects taking in the beautiful views, inglenook fireplace with log burning stove set on a stone hearth with wood mantle and tiled floor.

Front Entrance Hall 19’07” (5.98m X 4.64m) 15’02”

Large tiled entrance with lobby for coats and boots, study area having two windows to side and front aspects, cloakroom with low level WC, wash hand basin and window with obscure glass. Stairs to first floor with half landing and cupboard under, window to front aspect and open balustrade to:


First Floor Landing

Having doors to three bedrooms and bathroom, lovely stone painted arches, two high Velux windows and steps up to small landing and master bedroom. Cupboard housing thermal store water cylinder and manifold for the under floor heating.

Bedroom 1 13’01” (3.99m x 4.18m) 13’08”

Large double room having windows to front and side aspects, en-suite shower room with low level WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle with bi-fold door, window to side aspect with obscure glass and extractor.

Bathroom 9’02” (2.80m x 2.35m) 7’08”

Good size family bathroom with four piece suite comprising, large shower with glass door and tiling, bath, low level WC set into a vanity unit and wash hand basin. Tile effect laminate floor, exposed beam, heated towel rail and window to front aspect with obscure glass and extractor.

Bedroom 2 13’04” (4.08m x 2.32m) 7’07”

Double room with window to front aspect, large storage cupboard and bamboo flooring.

Bedroom 3 17’08” (5.39m x 4.16m) 13’07”

Large double room having three windows to rear and side aspects and bamboo flooring, walk in wardrobe/storage cupboard and en-suite shower room comprising corner shower unit with glass door, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with slate tile floor and window to front aspect with obscure glass and extractor.

Bedroom 4/Master 18’05” (5.63m x 3.51m) 11’06”

Large double room with exposed beams and wood laminate flooring, windows to rear and side aspects, storage cupboard with hanging space and en-suite bathroom comprising, bath with mixer tap and shower head, glass shower screen and tiling to wall, unit housing low level WC and wash hand basin with extractor.



The property is reached via a short gated track from the road and has a gated parking area at either side of the garden giving ample space for parking including the garage. The garden is bordered by fencing and dry stone walling and is set with mature planting, walkways and patio areas. The garden has unspoilt open views to all sides with stone outhouse for gardening equipment and wind turbine controls and battery storage, there is a lean to greenhouse to the rear.


Generated electricity with wind turbine and diesel generator, modern automatic system with battery bank.

LPG gas central heating (gas tank)

Mains water

Drainage via private sewage plant


Energy efficiency rating




We are advised by the vendor that the property is Alston Leashold, more information regarding this local 1000 year lease can be obtained from our office.


Local Information

Set in the North Pennines, and only a 5 minute drive from Alston, which claims to be the highest market town in England being at 1000ft above sea level and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its cobbled main street, distinctive market cross and ancient stone buildings it is a beautiful place to live, work and visit.

Nenthead has a great community shop and Post Office where you can buy daily supplies including freshly delivered milk in glass bottles! A village hall, children’s park and primary school and a pub which serves good food.

Alston town offers full amenities, including an array of shops, schools for ages 5 to 16 years, doctor’s surgery, petrol stations, pubs, eateries and post office. Tourist’s attractions include the South Tyne Railway, Lead Mining Museums, art and craft galleries the Pennine Way runs through the town as does the C to C cycle route.

The road links are good being in the centre of the north and you can be in most major town and cities to the East and West in around an hour. Newcastle Airport and main line train stations can also be reached in around an hour drive.



From our office travel up the cobbled street and turn left at the top signposted for Nenthead. As you enter the village of Nenthead travel down the bank and right at the playing field and the school, pass the houses on your right and take the next right and drive up the bank, pass the houses and you will see the gated driveway and sign at the road end. Pass through the gate and down the short track to the house.

VIEWINGS are strictly by prior appointment with the sole agent,

PENNINE WAYS LTD.  To arrange an appointment, please call

Haltwhistle 01434 322277, Alston 01434 381808 or Carlisle 01228 595912


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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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