• 4 Reception rooms
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathroom

Jenkin Hill, Thornthwaite

Jenkin Hill, Thornthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5SG


A gracious detached five bedroom 17th Century Country Residence with an attached self-contained two bedroom lodge, many original and period features, extensive grounds and views overlooking the Skiddaw Range, Keswick, Helvelyn Range, Cat Bells, the Borrowdale & Newland Fells and Whinlatter Forest.

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  • Description

    Key features

    • A gracious detached five bedroom 17th Century Country Residence
    • An expansive property which is prominently situated within the Hamlet of Thornthwaite.
    • With an attached self-contained two bedroom lodge
    • Many original & period features
    • Extensive grounds and views overlooking the Skiddaw Range, Keswick, Helvelyn Range, Cat Bells, the Borrowdale and Newlands Fells and Whinlatter Forest
    • In an enviable semi-rural setting within the Lake District National Park standing within its own gardens and grounds of approximately 1 1/2 acres, enjoying uninturrupted open views.

    A fine example of a detached five bedroomed Georgian Gentleman’s residence with spacious attached two bedroomed annex, in an enviable semi-rural setting within The Lake District National Park standing within its own gardens and grounds of approximately 1½ acres, enjoying uninterrupted open views to the Skiddaw Range, Keswick, Cat Bells and the Borrowdale and Newlands Fells. Originally dating from the mid-17th Century with Victorian and later ‘Arts & Crafts’ additions, this expansive property is prominently situated within the Hamlet of Thornthwaite, has many original and period features retained and enhanced including traditional parquet and feature mosaic floors, panel doors with original brass door furniture, plaster cornice and central roses, oak panelling, original and later fire places and sash windows with working shutters, yet boasts modern kitchen and bathrooms, full gas fired central heating and rooms of generous proportions including entrance vestibule, reception 1/snug, sitting room with feature bay, oak panelled dining room, generous snooker/games room, modern fitted kitchen, separate utility, five first floor bedrooms and two modern bath/shower rooms, the annex being reverse plan with spacious first floor living room with wood burner, kitchen, bathroom and two good double bedrooms. Jenkin Hill would suit a variety of purchasers over and above those simply looking for a stunning Country Residence, the growing family, those looking to the modern trend for multi-generational living with two separate living areas (although capable of being united). Suited to dependents young or older, or could appeal to those seeking possible Air B&B or similar (subject to any relevant permissions).

    Vestibule 2.65m x 1.53m (8'8" x 5'0")

    Leaded window to the side, mosaic floor incorporating a Heraldic Coat of Arms with Latin inscription, coat hooks, picture rail, original doorbell, panel doors to:

    Reception 1/Snug 4.99m x 4.53m (16'4" x 14'10")

    Parquet flooring, Georgian sash window with panelled reveal, working shutters and formed window seat, painted dressed brick fire grate with tiled hearth and inset cast iron gas fired stove, original painted alcove cupboards and drawers, picture and dado rails, original through panel doors with original locks and furniture to:

    Living Room: 7.54m x 4.55m (24'9" x 14'11")

    A truly elegant reception room of Georgian proportions, twin aspect with Georgian sash window to the front with working shutters and panelled reveal and feature full height semi-circular walk in bay to the side with original leaded light details and painted cushioned window seat, maximising the open aspect, parquet flooring, ‘egg and dart’ cornice and central plaster rose, picture rail, cast iron wood burning stove set into a brick grate with marble inset and hearth and painted classical surround and mantle, two double radiators.

    Dining Room 8.59m x 4.27m (28'2" x 14'0")

    A truly stunning dining room benefiting from Arts & Crafts influences having fully oak panelled walls to delph rail height, lancet topped glazed display cabinet, concealed cocktail cabinet with hatch to the ‘back kitchen’, Arts & Crafts polished steel open fire place with readed pillars and carved chimney piece, tiled hearth and fender seat, coved ceiling, large leaded bay window with upholstered window seat and views to Skiddaw, Little Dodd, Latrigg and towards Bassenthwaite Lake.

    Dining Kitchen 4.31m x 4.26m (14'2" x 14')

    Fitted with an extensive range of modern oak kitchen wall and base units, black granite work surfaces, inset Belfast sink with double formed draining boards, tiled splashbacks, under work top plumbing for dishwasher, ‘Rangemaster’ range cooker with double oven and grill and six gas ring top set into a tiled niche with stainless steel and glass extractor over, double radiator, quarry tiled floor, space for American style fridge/freezer, corner set pantry cupboard with open wall shelving, tiled floor and Worcester central heating boiler.

    Under stairs cloakroom/wine cellar

    Modern circular wash hand basin in white with single post tap set onto a tiled unit with cupboards under, window to the rear, ‘under croft’ storage, door to:


    Low flush WC in white, tiled floor and walls to dado height

    Rear Hallway/Boot Room/Wood Store 4.28m x 2.82m (14'1" x 9'3")

    Extensive full height Butlers cupboards with fitted shelving, quarry tiled floor, dado rail, hatch to dining room, radiator, door to:

    Snooker Room 8.27m x 5.48m (27'2" x 18')

    An impressive ‘Arts & Crafts’ snooker/games room of Baronial proportions, being double height with leaded windows to both ends, beamed ceiling, panelled walls to dado height, Inglenook niche with side window and cast iron wood burning stove set into an open stone grate and hearth with ‘Arts & Crafts’ carved chimney piece, delph rail, parquet flooring. This room currently houses comfortably a full-sized snooker table with shaded light over.

    Utility Room 3.35m x 2.36m (11' x 7'9")

    Previously a 2nd Kitchen. Fitted with a range of kitchen wall and base units in a Country style, solid wood block work surface, single stainless steel sink, tiled splashbacks and walls to dado height, plumbing for washing machine, panelled ceiling, open to:

    Scullery 2.20m x 1.82m (7'3" x 6')

    Matching base units, solid wood block work top.

    Master Suite

    Inner hallway giving the possibility of the master bedroom and bathroom forming an en-suite.

    Master Bedroom 1 7.54m x 4.55m (24'9" x 14'11")

    A light double aspect room with sash window to the front and walk in circular bay window mirroring the main reception room with original leaded light detail, curved painted window seat, fine ‘Arts & Craft’ fireplace with painted carved classical chimney piece with inset circular mirror, extensive fitted wardrobes and alcove cupboard, picture rail, double radiator at this level Keswick clearly comes into view.

    Master/Main Bathroom 4.43m x 2.69m (14'6" x 8'10")

    Fitted with a modern four piece suite in white comprising close coupled WC, bidet, wash hand ‘bowl’ with single post tap set onto a tiled unit with louvre cupboards under, bath with tiled surround, illuminated tiled niches, Victorian style chrome mixer tap with ‘telephone’ shower attachment, tiled surround and walls to dado height, chromed heated radiator/towel rail, tiled floor laid in a chequered board style, good range of fitted storage/airing cupboards, with louvre doors and shelving, clad ceiling.

    Bedroom 2 5.83m x 4.41m (19'2" x 14'6")

    ‘Arts & Crafts’ bay window with leaded panes to the front, triple fitted wardrobe, seating area, picture rail, double radiator.

    Shower Room 2.62m x 2.22m (8'7" x 7'3")

    Fitted with a modern three piece suite in white comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin, double ‘walk in’ shower enclosure with rain fall fixed head and removable shower attachment (mains fed), tiled surround and walls to dado height, tiled floor in a chequered board style, chrome ladder style towel radiator, clad ceiling with recessed lighting.

    Bedroom 3 4.53m x 4.33m (14'10" x 14'2")

    Georgian sash window with panelled reveal, working shutters and formed window seat, tiled ‘Arts & Crafts’, open fire grate with wooden surround, mantle and fender, picture rail, double radiator.

    Bedroom 4 4.29m x 2.88m (14'1" x 9'5")

    Sash window to the rear, radiator, picture rail

    Bedroom 5 3.39m x 2.41m (11'1" x 7'11")

    Sash window to the front with shutters, radiator.


    Jenkin Hill Lodge (Annex) is attached to the side/rear of the main residence providing a two bedroomed Annex/Cottage.Entered currently from the rear via a ½ glazed wooden front door into:


    Amtico style flooring, double radiator, original ½ glazed external door to the front with leaded light detail, doors to:

    Dining Kitchen 4.59m x 2.94m (15'1" x 9'8")

    Double aspect to front and rear, having a good range of country style kitchen wall and base units, granite work surfaces with inset Belfast sink, tiled splashbacks, stainless steel free standing ‘AEG’ range cooker with double oven and five ring ceramic top, stainless steel back plate and stainless steel extractor hood, tiled floor, double radiator.

    Bedroom 1 4.72m x 3.56m (15'6" x 11'8")

    Double aspect to front and rear, exposed beam, radiator, walk in storage cupboard.

    Bathroom 2.83m x 2.08m (9'3" x 6'10")

    Fitted with a modern three piece suite in white comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash basin, ‘P’ shaped bath with curved glass, ½ screen and ‘Mira’ electric shower over fully tiled surround and walls, brushed steel ladder style towel radiator.

    Lounge 6.33m x 4.56m (20'9" x 15')

    Double aspect with sash windows to rear and front, the latter having a low sill/window seat making the most of the open aspect, cast iron multi fuel stove set into an open grate with dark wood surround, mantle and fender, dado rail, picture rail, twin ceiling roses, two double radiators.

    Bedroom 2 JHL 3.57m x 3.09m (11'9" x 10'2")

    Sash window to the front, picture rail, radiator.

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