Mark Close Farmhouse/Brampton Road, Aston Cumbria CA9 3BD UK


Property Details

Mark Close Farmhouse/Brampton Road, Aston Cumbria CA9 3BD UK


Mark Close Farmhouse - House, 2 Holiday Lets and Grounds

Country house Sold - Aston Cumbria



Property overview

The Farmhouse

An impressive property set in an ideal location on the edge of a popular market town, currently a holiday let, the house boasts nine bedrooms set over the ground and first floor with an occupancy of up to twenty. The house has wood burning stoves, night storage heaters, double glazing and a private walled garden to the front, yard to the rear and parking on the side of the driveway for several vehicles.

 Entrance Hall

Through a half glass wood door and opening out into the front garden with stairs to first floor and doors through to all ground floor rooms.

Living Room 20’6” (6.24m x 4.56m) 14’11”

Spacious room with window to front aspect, stone fireplace with cast iron stove, door through to:

 Kitchen/Breakfast Room 22’5” (6.84m x 3.65m) 12’0”

A large family kitchen having a range of wall and floor units, stone inglenook fireplace with Jotul cast iron stove. Two windows to rear aspect, space for dining and door through to:

Cloakroom & Bathroom

Into a small inner hallway with doors to separate WC with wash hand basin and bathroom.

Sitting Room 12’7” (3.84m x 4.56m) 14’11”

Set to the left of the entrance hall with large glazed doors to front aspect with access to the garden, stone fireplace with Victorian cast iron insert, door to back kitchen/utility room and through to the two ground floor bedrooms and shower room.

 Utility Room/Kitchen 10’2” (3.1m x 3.87m) 12’8

Having a range of fitted units with stainless steel sink and drainer, space for washing machine, dryer and cooker and door to rear yard.

 Bedroom 1 14’8” (4.48m x 2.54m) 8’4”

Set at the front of the property with window overlooking the garden and wash hand basin.

Bedroom 2 7’2” (2.18m x 3.51m) 11’6”

A twin room with window to front aspect which has views over the garden.

Shower Room

Having a wash hand basin, low level WC and a shower cubicle with shower and curtain.

From the entrance hall stairs lead up to:

First Floor Landing

 Bedroom 3 11’8” (3.57m x 2.89m) 9’6”

An L shaped twin room with window to front aspect.

Bedroom 4 15’0” (4.57m x 3.05m) 10’0”

Double room with exposed stone wall, stone feature fireplace and hearth with Georgian insert and window to front aspect and an en-suite bathroom.

Bedroom 5 8’10” (2.69m x 3.92m) 12’10”

A smaller twin with window to rear aspect, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelving


Having low level WC and wash hand basin.


Having bath with shower over, low level WC and wash hand basin, airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelving.

Shower Room

Comprising a shower unit and glass door with shower and tiling to walls.

Bedroom 6 13’0” (3.97m x 2.16m) 7’1”

Set at the rear of the property with built in wardrobes.

Bedroom 7 15’0” (4.57m x 3.83m) 12’7”

Double room with views to front aspect, exposed stone fireplace and hearth.

Bedroom 8 11’8” (3.55m x 2.42m) 7’11”

Set at the front of the property with views over the garden towards Alston.

Bedroom 9 10’7” (3.24m x 2.39m) 7’10”

Double room set at the end of the hallway with views to front aspect.

Exit Lobby

Through a door at the end of the landing with access out onto stone bastille steps which lead down to the front garden.


The house has a driveway to the side which also provides access to the rear yard and the Milking Parlour and rear of the Barn, to the right of the drive is a stone shed for storage, parking spaces and gate through to the front garden which is mainly lawn with mature shrubs and trees, stone patio to the side and path to the front door. The secluded garden is bordered to all sides by dry stone walls and has a lovely outlook to the field to the side and open views towards Alston market town to the front.

 The Milking Parlour

The Milking Parlour which is a further holiday let, offers a newly developed cosy cottage for two with private parking and an enclosed garden.

Entrance Hall

A useful space for coats and boots with doors to all rooms.

Living Room 11’8” (3.56m x3.41m) 11’2”

Spacious room having an open aspect ceiling and double glazed doors to the garden.

Kitchen 7’7” (2.31m x 2.2m) 7’3”

Having a range of wall and floor units with space for fridge, washing machine and cooker, window to front aspect with views over garden and fields.

Shower Room

Shower cubicle having electric shower with glass door, low level WC and wash hand basin. Window to front with obscure glass.

Bedroom 1 8’3” (2.53 x 3.41m) 11’2”

A good size double room with windows to front and rear aspects.


To the rear is the yard and parking to the front is an enclosed garden with patio area and views over the fields.

The Barn

A beautifully converted stone barn offering spacious family living, set over three floors. The ground floor has an additional kitchen, bedroom and living space which could offer itself to being a granny flat/annex. The main living space is on the first and second floors with large living room benefitting from a large picture window set into the old arched doorway with separate dining room, kitchen breakfast room and two further bedrooms leading off the second floor galleried landing.

Entrance Hall

Having space for coats and boots and doors to rear yard and garage.

Inner Hallway

Offering further storage with windows overlooking the rear yard and door through to the main house.

Family Living Room 18’11” x 9’10” (5.78m x 2.99m plus 2.71m x 2.91m) 8’11” x 9’6”

Currently used as a study/office with windows to the front aspect and door to garden.

Kitchenette 7’6” (2.29m x 1.96m) 6’5”

Having a range of floor units with laminate worktops, sink and drainer, under counter space for a fridge and a free standing cooker.

Living/Dining Room 15’11” (4.85m x 3.28m) 10’9”

Having doors leading to both the rear yard and out into the front garden, built in storage and wall lights.

Bedroom 1 16’11” (4.91m x4.15m) 13’7”

A double room with windows to two aspects and built in storage cupboard.

Shower Room

A three piece suite comprising of low level WC, wash hand basin and shower unit with shower direct from hot water tank.

 First Floor

Living Room 15’11” (4.85m x 4.52m) 14’10”

A light and airy living space offering stunning views over the grounds and countryside beyond, the ceiling opens up into the second floor and galleried landing. Stone fireplace and hearth with cast iron wood burning stove, doors to kitchen, arch leading through to dining room and access out onto the balcony with stairs down to the garden.

Dining Room 14’7” (4.45m x 2.39m) 7’10”

Leading through from the living room having an open fire with stone surround and dog grate, window to front aspect and door to landing.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 16’2” (4.94m x 2.38m) 14’4”

Having a range of wood wall and floor units, laminate worktops and contrasting tiling to walls, inglenook housing range cooker and extractor, built in dishwasher and single drainer sink unit. Breakfast area with bay window offering unspoilt views over the fields to the side


Having a three piece suite comprising of bath with shower over and glass screen, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with shaver light, socket and radiator and new tiled floor.

Galleried Landing

With access to bedrooms and overlooking the living room having exposed stone wall and exposed open apex beams.

Master Bedroom 14’7” (4.35m x 4.18m) 13’8”

A spacious bedroom offering views to front and side aspects over the grounds and countryside beyond, two double radiators, storage and open fireplace.

En-Suite Shower

Walk in shower with tiled surround, wash hand basin, low level WC and skylight.

 Bedroom 3 18’11” x 7’10” (5.76m x 2.4m plus 2.09m x 2.08m) 6’10” x 6’10”

A good size double room with storage shelves, window overlooking the garden, exposed wood beams, and a pedestal wash hand basin.


Access via a sweeping private driveway up to the garages and to the front of the house, lawns extending over the burn to wooded areas all bordered by dry stone walls. To the front of the property is a first floor balcony with steps leading up from a stone flagged patio area. There is an additional attached grazing paddock of 1.3 acres on the south east boundary with access from the road.

Garages 36’1” (11m x 5.45m) 15’10”

Stone built garage and workshop for 4 vehicles each having a separate door, having power, lighting and door through to the entrance hall.


Mains Electricity

Mains Water


We are advised by the vendor that the property is freehold

Additional Information

Planning permission has been granted in a secluded part of the grounds for the construction of two wooden chalets to provide further holiday accommodation.

The business rates payable on the Farmhouse and Milking Parlour are just £250 per annum, the occupancy during the summer months is very high with no vacant weeks during the summer months of 2016.

We understand the council tax payable on the Barn is Approx £1300 per annum.

Local Information

For families, schools at Alston provide education from the ages of 5-16 years. The town also provides ATM services, a post office, a dentist, a cottage hospital, doctor’s surgery, Town Hall and fire station. There is also an abundance of local shops in Alston providing for most everyday needs, including restaurants, teashop, hotel and library as well as local societies, clubs and leisure amenities. There is a daily bus service to Carlisle during the school term, Hexham is a 30 minute drive where you can access the train to take you to mainline services at Newcastle Station and Newcastle airport which can be reached in under an hour.


From our office in Alston town centre drive down the cobbles and turn left, pass the petrol station and over the bridge and take to right turn to Brampton A689 and the property can be found on the left with a stone sign “Mark Close Farmhouse” Please take the second turning onto the private drive, please drive up and park in front of the garages.

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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