Newbiggin in Bishopdale

Guest House Newbiggin England

Believed to have been built in 1678, Moss Cottages began life as a typical Westmorland farmhouse with adjoining barn and out buildings. However, with the trend towards large farms, the land from The Moss was incorporated in to the adjacent farm and in 1963 it became a domestic dwelling. In the 1980s, a very thoughtful and sympathetic conversion of the redundant buildings was undertaken to form these lovely self-catering cottages. Well ahead of their time, the cottages were provided with disabled facilities, allowing them to serve this important sector of the self-catering market. The owners' accommodation oozes charm and character. This lovely Period residence provides exceptionally high quality owners' accommodation, rarely seen in this type of business.

Nestling at the base of the Howgill Fells and close to the source of the River Lune, Moss Cottages occupies a delightful setting in the heart of the Lune Valley with superb, unhindered views over the surrounding rolling countryside. It is an ideal location for those seeking the tranquillity of this lovely rural area and well away from the hustle and bustle of town and city life. However, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks are both within easy reach and the Westmorland County Town of Appleby is only 10 miles away.

Acquired by the present owners in 2003, they have extensively refurbished and improved these lovely holiday cottages including replacing all of the bathrooms. The owners' accommodation has received particular attention including new kitchen and oak floors. Having chosen to run Moss Cottages as a lifestyle business, they have thoroughly enjoyed their lovely home in the midst of such glorious countryside. However, they now wish to retire but leave their successors with a high quality business in an excellent level of appointment.


Built of traditional local construction with stone walls and pitched slate roof, the accommodation is arranged on two floors.


The upper level of the barn reached by ramp access. Entrance hall. Double and twin bedrooms with shower room. Disabled access. Spacious open plan living room with fitted kitchen.


Lower level of the original barn. Spacious living room with an excellent range of fitted units. Double and twin bedrooms with shower room. Disabled access.


Originally the pigsties. Entrance hall. Twin bedroom and shower room. Lovely first floor open plan living room with pine ceiling and fitted kitchen.


The owners have the benefit of exceptionally high quality accommodation rarely seen in this type of business. The accommodation is arranged on two levels and comprises of entrance vestibule, dining hall with feature beamed and panelled ceiling and wood burning stove. Sitting room with oak panelling, oak floor, beamed ceiling and Victorian open fire. Wonderful farmhouse-style fitted kitchen with a modern range of fitted units in oak with Rayburn and having a breakfast area and oak floors and feature beamed ceiling. Rear hallway and larder. Utility passage and shower/laundry. Feature conservatory to the front. Double and twin ground floor bedrooms and family bathroom. To the first floor are two additional bedrooms, both with beamed ceilings and a wonderful open plan barn-style living room with multi-fuel stove and French windows giving superb views down the Lune Valley as well as access to the outside stepped patio.


There is a utility room for the cottages which also has a telephone and contains tumble dryer and washing machine.


The gardens have been beautifully landscaped to provide mature privacy for the property whilst allowing guests to enjoy the wonderful views. The driveway from the main room crosses the adjacent field. Here is plenty of parking and double garage. Total area of approximately 0.75 acre (unmeasured).


Eden District Council at Penrith (01768) 864671.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. LPG gas (via the Rayburn) provides central heating to the house. The three cottages have night storage heaters.


Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account can be made available to any seriously interested party following a viewing.


Offers around 695, 000 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory). Stock at valuation.


Colliers International is able to assist prospective purchasers by introducing sources of finance if required. Whilst we do not charge the buyer for this service, we may receive an introductory commission from the lender or brokers involved.


All appointments to view MUST be made through the vendors' agents are acting with sole selling right.

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