• Reception Rooms: 3
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3

Skelton Wood End, Skelton, Penrith
Asking price - £1,200,000

Sat in over 12 acres of landscaped gardens, paddocks and woodland, Wells House is Penrith’s hidden gem! Pull through secure gates leaving the hustle and bustle behind as you approach this breath-taking 18th century equestrian home via a sweeping private driveway. Ample parking awaits as you’re flanked by the property, land and stables. This secure family home is mightily impressive with a huge 3132sq ft of living accommodation. A fine timber lodge is on site with its own private garden for those looking for some income and has trading figures in the region of £20,000 per annum. Alternatively it’s a wonderful space for visiting family to enjoy. This property has it all and would be perfect for someone with an equestrian interest. The stables have been constructed to an incredibly high standard overseen by a local expert who is well respected in the Horse Racing industry.

Wells House & Land

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The Property

Wells House is a charming, 18th Century property nestled amongst secluded gardens and grounds. The property has retained a wealth of character throughout with some original features, believed to date back to 1760 whilst the layout of the property offers flexible accommodation for modern day living. The main front door sits at the front elevation and leads into a welcoming entrance hall with access to the ground floor accommodation and glass staircase leading to the first floor. The drawing room is of generous proportions, with external door to one side and a stunning outlook over the gardens to the other. An exceptional inglenook fireplace sits to one corner and provides a focal point for the room. Double doors lead from the drawing room into the unique formal dining room
which gives an enchanting entertaining space with feature mezzanine area and well-equipped bar.The snug/tv room is located on the opposite side of the house with access from both the entrance hall and kitchen. The snug flows naturally into the kitchen area through glass doors. The kitchen is fitted with attractive Moben units, offering a range of oak with black granite work surfaces. Integral appliances include a Rangemaster style cooker, 1½ bowl sink, and dishwasher. An archway sits central to the room giving an open plan feel with a generous seating area overlooking the garden. A useful boot room / utility room leads off the kitchen with external access. A Belfast sink sits to one corner as well as a modern wash hand basin and vanity unit and also space for a tumble
dryer and plumbing for a washing machine. A shower room with shower cubicle and WC is situated off the boot room. The new glass staircase leads from the hallway to the first floor
with a window at half landing level. The principal bedroom, with dual aspect and fitted cupboards, sits to the rear of the property and comprises a dressing room with extra fitted wardrobes
and a generous bathroom. The bathroom is fitted with a bath, wash hand basin and WC. Three further double bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes, offer good sized accommodation and are all served by a family bathroom and also a shower room with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.


Wells House is approached via electric, cast iron gates leading onto the private drive which meanders its way through the grounds to the parking area at the rear and has parking for several vehicles. A variety of outbuildings are on offer, including stables for up to six horses, workshop, boiler room, store rooms and garaging for garden machinery. The main garage block consists of two double and one single garage, with power and lighting connected. The double garages further benefit from electric up and over doors. The gardens surround the property and are extremely well maintained with a variety of mature shrubs and plants adding to the charm. A natural spring fed pond sits central to the main garden with a delightful bridge adding to the character. A wealth of mature trees are nestled amongst the grounds giving a further element of privacy and seclusion. The land is currently divided into three separate paddocks all of which are well fenced and two have water connected. An established area of mature woodland sits on the north and western boundaries with the Roe Beck running through. In all the land extends to around 12 acres.

The Lodge

The two bedroom lodge has a modern open plan living dining kitchen, its own private garden and parking and currently generates an income of circa £24,000 per annum. A very useful addition for those looking for additional income or simply to accommodate guests, family and friends in their own space.

  • Magnificent Property Dating Back to 1760
  • Found in Excellent Condition Throughout
  • Equestian Home with c12 Acres
  • 2 Bed Holiday Lodge Onsite
  • Stables & Garages
  • Large Formal Gardens & Paddocks
  • Incredibly Private Location
  • Easy Access to Penrith & Carlisle
  • Well Maintained Property & Land
  • Virtual Tour Available

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