• Reception Rooms: 4
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 8

Watch Cross & The Coach House, Irthington, Carlisle
Guide price - £1,250,000

Imposing yet exquisitely refined, this distinguished country residence and accompanying coach house boast an impressive total of over 5,700 square feet, set amidst a sprawling 2-acre plot. Embraced by the enchanting panorama of open countryside, with captivating vistas extending towards the iconic Lake District and Northern Pennine fell ranges, Watch Cross offers unparalleled beauty and tranquility.

This remarkable property presents a multitude of opportunities, catering to those seeking multi-generational living arrangements or envisioning potential commercial endeavours such as a boutique guest house or bespoke wedding venue. With its expansive layout and picturesque surroundings, Watch Cross is an irresistible prospect not to be overlooked. These two extraordinary properties promise to captivate discerning buyers seeking the epitome of country living.

Watch Cross

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Watch Cross

Situated on a large private plot against the expansive backdrop of open countryside and stunning natural vistas to the Northern Pennines and Lake District fells , this distinguished main residence dates back to 1909. Exquisitely crafted with Kirkstone Sandstone cavity construction and meticulously renovated by the current owners, the interiors seamlessly combine modern amenities with timeless period charm, highlighted by a majestic English Oak staircase.

Spaciously designed, the home offers three lavish reception rooms, six double bedrooms, and five refined bathrooms, each adorned with luxurious fixtures. The family bathroom is a sanctuary unto itself, featuring an extraordinary copper bathtub with sweeping countryside views.

At the heart of the residence lies a grand dining kitchen, meticulously appointed with high-quality fittings and granite countertops, perfect for hosting and family gatherings. Additionally, an array of supplementary reception spaces provides ample room for leisure and entertainment.

Embracing versatility, the 'east wing' of the estate presents independent annexe potential, catering to diverse lifestyles with options for income generation or multi-generational living.

The Coach House

Adjacent to the main residence, the charming Coach House stands as a picturesque addition to Watch Cross, offering unparalleled flexibility for those seeking a spacious family annexe, holiday let or long term rental opportunity. Bathed in natural light and surprisingly spacious, it features a delightful dining kitchen which has an island unit and an impressive coach house-style window, complemented by an equally generously proportioned lounge. Boasting three inviting bedrooms and two well-appointed bathrooms, the Coach House showcases lovely garden and terrace views, epitomising tranquillity and elegance. Nestled within a quaint courtyard setting, this sandstone-fronted attached property exudes refinement, boasting impeccable presentation and meticulous attention to detail throughout.


Accessed via a graceful sweeping driveway, Watch Cross unfolds its grandeur amidst meticulously landscaped private gardens. Adorned with raised patios, lush lawns, and enveloped by verdant trees and shrubbery, the grounds offer a serene sanctuary, enhanced by breath-taking vistas of the surrounding open countryside and distant Lake District / North Pennine fells. At the front of the property, a spacious courtyard, providing ample room for parking and manoeuvring. Adjacent to the courtyard stands a double garage, poised for potential expansion pending necessary planning approvals, or alternatively serving as a versatile space for additional storage or workshop endeavours, providing both practicality and opportunity.

  • Two Impressive Period Properties
  • Boasting Over 5,700sq ft of Living Accommodation
  • Expansive Grounds Spanning Circa 2 Acres
  • 6 Bed Detached Sandstone House
  • 3 Bed Attached Coach House
  • Dating Back to 1909
  • Stunning Open Views to the Lake District Fells
  • Sweeping Driveway Leading to Courtyard & Garages
  • Perfect for Multi-Generational Living
  • Offering an Exceptional Lifestyle Opportunity

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