Barco Hill Barco Avenue


Barco Hill, Barco Avenue, Penrith, Cumbria
Character Property

Entrance Hallway

A covered Victorian porch leads to an original wooden entrance door, which gives access into the elegant, welcoming hallway. With cornicing, picture rail and ornate ceiling rose and stairs leading up to the first floor with a further door leading to a staircase leading down to the cellar. Recessed cloaks area, wooden doors with panelled surround reflective of the Georgian period, give access into the living room, snug and dining room, with an open archway providing access to the kitchen, utility room and cloakroom/WC.

Living Room

5.1m x 5.9m (16' 9" x 19' 4") (approx measurements)
A beautiful, dual aspect reception room with a large bay window providing an ideal reading nook and patio doors leading out to a covered Victorian porch which gives access on to the verandah. Complete with period detailing and ornate ceiling rose, this generous and bright room enjoys an imposing multifuel stove sat within a sandstone and brick fireplace with recessed shelving and storage cupboards to either side. Carpeted flooring and radiators.

Dining Room

5.3m x 4.3m (17' 5" x 14' 1")
An elegant, dual aspect formal dining room ideal for entertaining, with large bay window to the front and additional window with shutters to the side aspect. Open fire in a tiled surround, radiator and carpeted flooring with a door leading through to the scullery.


1.5m x 4.4m (4' 11" x 14' 5")
Housing an excellent range of wall, base and glass fronted display cupboards, with complementary work surfacing over, incorporating a stainless steel sink unit with double drainer and tiled splashbacks. Side aspect sash window, radiator, carpeted flooring and door leading into the kitchen.


4.4m x 4.3m (14' 5" x 14' 1")
A stylish and bespoke, recently fitted kitchen with a superb range of wall, base and full height units with complementary Lakeland slate work surfacing and upstands, incorporating a 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap and tiled splashbacks. No expense has been spared with the creation of this country style kitchen, sympathetic to the age of the property and enjoying a breakfast bar with open, display shelving. Integrated, high specification appliances include a large, recessed range cooker with tiled splashback and extractor fan over, eye level microwave, under counter fridge and twin, dishwasher drawer units. Tiled flooring, door to the inner hallway and patio doors leading out to the side of the property.

Inner Hallway

With radiator, tiled flooring and doors giving access to the service stairs leading to the first floor, with shelving and automatic lighting, dining nook and a spacious pantry, previously the butlers pantry.

Dining Nook

2.9m x 2.6m (9' 6" x 8' 6")
A bright dual aspect room with additional Velux window, sconce wall lighting, tiled flooring and part glazed stable style external door.


3.4m x 2.6m (11' 2" x 8' 6")
A generous pantry with base units and open fronted shelving with Lakeland slate work surfacing similar to the kitchen. Space for large fridge freezer, Velux window, tiled flooring and door leading out to an enclosed rear courtyard area.


4.3m x 5.1m (14' 1" x 16' 9")
With period detailing, open fire set in a tiled and wood surround, currently housing an electric fire, recessed shelving, radiator, carpeted flooring and patio doors leading out to the verandah.

Rear Hallway

With feature Minton tiled flooring and doors giving access to the cloakroom/WC and a useful utility room with an external door leading out to the garden.


Fitted with wash hand basin and WC, part panelled walls, radiator, Minton tiled flooring and obscured rear aspect window.

Utility Room

1.8m x 3.4m (5' 11" x 11' 2")
Fitted with wall and base units (one unit housing the central heating boiler), with complementary work surfacing incorporating stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap. Ceiling mounted clothes airer, fully tiled walls, window and door out to the courtyard with additional Velux window.


Stairs lead down to the fully renovated basement level with useful understairs cupboard housing the manifolds for the underfloor heating and doors leading to a cinema room, cloaks room/walk in wardrobe, games room and two further reception rooms.


4.1m x 3.6m (13' 5" x 11' 10")
With inglenook fireplace surround, sash and case window, carpeted flooring and recessed ceiling spotlights.

Reception Room/Office

4.1m x 5.0m (13' 5" x 16' 5")
A versatile room with inglenook fireplace surround, recessed ceiling spotlights and window.

Cinema Room

4.1m x 6.0m (13' 5" x 19' 8")
With blackout blinds on the windows and a curtain over the side aspect external door, this generous room benefits from sconce wall lighting, carpeted flooring and a fitted projector.

Games Room

5.7m x 5.0m (18' 8" x 16' 5")
A large, versatile room with inglenook surround, sconce lighting, recessed ceiling spotlights and twin, sash and case windows.

Cloaks Room

2.2m x 2.5m (7' 3" x 8' 2")
Currently a walk in closet, with shelving and hanging space.


An attractive staircase from the main entrance hall leads up to a galleried landing with feature sash window. Stairs with a rope handrail lead up to the second floor with a concertina door giving access to the service stairs down to the ground floor. Doors leading to three large double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room and a utility cupboard.

Utility Cupboard

1.0m x 2.1m (3' 3" x 6' 11")
A rear aspect space with fitted work surfacing and wall mounted shelving, washing machine and wall mounted central heating boiler.


3.4m x 2.7m (11' 2" x 8' 10")
Fitted with four piece suite comprising WC, wash hand basin, bath with tap connected, hand held shower attachment and tiled shower cubicle with mains shower. Storage cupboard and recessed shelving, part tiled walls, radiator, laminate flooring and obscured sash window.

Bedroom 1

5.9m x 5.1m (19' 4" x 16' 9")
A large, dual aspect bedroom with sash windows and wooden shutters, enjoying a superb and far reaching outlook towards the Lake District National Park. Open fire in feature fireplace with ornate tiling and wood surround, fitted wardrobes, radiators and carpeted flooring.

Bedroom 2

6.4m x 4.3m (21' 0" x 14' 1")
A beautiful triple aspect, large bedroom with sash and case windows with working shutters and window seats. Feature fireplace in ornate surround, three useful cupboards, radiators and carpeted flooring.

Bedroom 3

4.2m x 5.1m (13' 9" x 16' 9")
A spacious dual aspect bedroom with sash and case windows, feature fireplace with tiled and wood surround, radiator and carpeted flooring.

Shower Room

2.7m x 2.9m (8' 10" x 9' 6")
Fitted with a modern three piece suite comprising WC, wash hand basin set on vanity unit and walk in shower cubicle with mains shower. Fully tiled walls and flooring, fitted storage cupboard with drawers, heated towel rail, front aspect arched window with panelled surround and underfloor heating.

Inner Landing

Stairs with a rope handrail lead up to the second floor. A small landing with storage cupboards and doors leading to the kitchen and bathroom with a further door giving access to the main landing.

Shower Room 2

2.1m x 2.6m (6' 11" x 8' 6")
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising WC, wash hand basin and tiled shower cubicle with electric shower. Part tiled walls and tiled flooring, heated towel rail and obscured side aspect window.

Kitchen 2

2.6m x 1.9m (8' 6" x 6' 3")
Fitted with a good range of wall and base units with complementary work surfacing, incorporating stainless steel twin bowl sink and drainer unit with mixer tap and tiled splashbacks. Well designed to utilise the limited space available, integrated appliances include electric hob, eye level double oven, slimline dishwasher and under counter fridge. Radiator, window and vinyl flooring.

Main Landing

A beautiful, bright landing area with period features remaining evident throughout this floor. With bespoke, fitted shelving providing an abundance of excellent storage space, feature arched windows to either end with window seats, exposed wood flooring and doors leading to three further bedrooms and a living/dining room.

Living/Dining Room

6.2m x 5.1m (20' 4" x 16' 9")
Enjoying arguably the best views from the house via twin sash windows, with a superb outlook over the rooftops of Penrith, towards the Lake District fells. Wood burning stove in a sandstone surround with shelved recess to one side, ample space for a good sized dining table, shelved cupboard, radiator and carpeted flooring.

Bedroom 4

5.1m x 4.3m (16' 9" x 14' 1")
With sash windows enjoying a wonderful outlook towards the fells of the National Park, a large double bedroom with original fireplace in tile and wood surround, shelved cupboard, radiator and carpeted flooring.

Bedroom 5

4.3m x 3.3m (14' 1" x 10' 10")
A side aspect, generous double bedroom enjoying views towards the Beacon. With decorative fireplace surround, cupboard with hanging space, carpeted flooring and radiator.

Bedroom 6

3.0m x 4.3m (9' 10" x 14' 1")
An attractive, side aspect double bedroom enjoying views towards the Beacon. With radiator and carpeted flooring.

Gardens and Parking

The property is accessed by a gated, tree lined driveway leading to a turning circle and providing offroad parking for multiple vehicles. To the rear, there is an attractive enclosed courtyard benefitting from storage outhouses. The main gardens are mainly laid to lawn and host an array of established shrubbery, trees and meadow area together with a delightful pond, all providing an excellent degree of privacy and attracting local wildlife throughout the year.


The property benefits from a double garage with electric up and over door and a mezzanine level used for storage.

Referral & Other Payments

PFK work with preferred providers for certain services necessary for a house sale or purchase. Our providers price their products competitively, however you are under no obligation to use their services and may wish to compare them against other providers. Should you choose to utilise them PFK will receive a referral fee: Napthens, Bendles LLP, Scott Duff & Co Property Lawyers/Conveyancing Service - completion of sale or purchase - £120 to £180 per transaction; Pollard & Scott/Independent Mortgage Advisors – arrangement of mortgage & other products/insurances - average referral fee earned in 2022 was £260.48; M & G EPCs Ltd - EPC/Floorplan Referrals - EPC & Floorplan £35.00, EPC only £24.00, Floorplan only £6.00. All figures quoted are inclusive of VAT.

An outstanding, six bedroomed mansion, set within private grounds with gated, tree lined drive and offering delightful accommodation over four floors, including an excellent basement and self-contained apartment to the third floor.

Properties of this calibre are few and far between, rarely making an appearance on the open market, especially in such an excellent condition. Immaculately presented throughout and with beautifully landscaped private grounds, this wonderful period property, displays both Georgian and Victorian detailing throughout, whilst benefitting from sympathetic upgrades to enjoy modern comfort and high specification facilities.

With the ability to cater to a range of lifestyles, including working from home practices and multi-generational living, the handsome residence enjoys an elevated position within the heart of Penrith, and is approached via electric gates providing access to the tree lined driveway, substantial parking area and double garage which includes mezzanine level storage. With the expansive plot stretching to circa. 0.6 acres, the landscaped gardens house an array of established shrubs, trees and meadow including a delightful pond. A glass roofed Victorian porch is complemented by a recently fitted decked terrace with glass balustrade, accessed from the living

room and snug, enjoying a superb outlook over the generous lawns and gardens. In addition to the drive and beautiful gardens, there is a fully enclosed courtyard with an additional outhouse, directly accessed from the pantry and utility room.

Internally, this impressive residence is a lovely representation of both the Georgian and Victorian period, following an extension during the latter time, with a most welcoming entrance hall, featuring a grand staircase, ornate cornicing and ceiling roses, picture rails and well proportioned rooms with excellent ceiling heights.

Accommodation briefly comprises a basement level, currently including a cinema room, games room, gym, walk in wardrobe and further reception room. To the ground floor there are three impressive reception rooms including a formal dining room and living room, both with dual aspect outlooks, one with a wood burning stove and the other an open fire. The scullery leads from the dining room through to the beautifully modernised kitchen with bespoke fitted units, high spec appliances, large range and Lakeland slate worktops. A charming informal dining nook sits to the side of the property and the former butlers staircase is discreetly appointed, providing alternative access to the upper floors with the butlers pantry sitting to the rear of the property, together with a cloakroom/WC and utility room.

To the first floor there are three delightful bedrooms, all with dual aspect views and feature fireplaces, a bathroom and additional shower room with a utility cupboard and stairs to the second floor completing the accommodation.

To the second floor, a beautiful landing area runs from the front to rear of the property, with symmetrical arched windows to either end and accommodation including three double bedrooms, kitchen, shower room and a delightful living/dining room, with arguably, the best views from the property with a panoramic outlook of the Lake District National Park.

Do not miss out on this exquisite residence, which will cater well to the lifestyles of even the most discerning of buyers.

Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Ventrolla windows and alarm system installed. Two boilers installed, one of which serves the basement and ground floors with the second serving the first and second floors. Zoned heating controls. Underfloor heating to the basement is a wet system with thermostats in each room with electric underfloor heating installed in the kitchen, dining porch and shower room 1.  The property benefits from solar panels on the garage roof. Please note - the mention of any appliances and/or services within these particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.

  • Substantial 6 bed mansion house
  • Superb accommodation over 4 floors
  • Beautiful period detailing
  • Private, landscaped gardens
  • Gated driveway & double garage
  • Incredible views towards the Lakeland fells
  • Council Tax: Band F
  • Tenure: freehold
  • EPC rating D
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