A charming period cottage with planning permission to extend, and far-reaching views of the East Lak

Upper Hillside is an enchanting detached cottage offering well-appointed living space, with planning permission in place to extend the property further. App ref: 17/1104 - Date: 15/02/2018. For further information please visit: https://www.eden.gov.uk/planning-and-building/

The kitchen blends country living and modern-day life, by integrating modern appliances with an impressive range of hand-crafted Bur oak cabinetry by Middletons of Appleby, including a tall larder unit with cupboards, drawer storage and an integrated fridge/freezer, additional base units, and built-in cupboards and shelving. (Please note that the butcher’s block is not included in the sale). Of additional note is a butler sink, granite worksurfaces, a Smeg stainless steel range cooker, oak flooring and French doors opening out to the patio courtyard.

Complete with a fireplace and inset multi-fuel stove, the spacious sitting room boasts wood flooring, exposed ceiling beams and a built-in window seat overlooking the front garden. The adjoining dining room, also with wood flooring and ceiling beams, has a decorative fireplace as a focal point and connects with a study that enjoys direct access to the patio courtyard via French doors.

Upstairs and arranged around the landing, are three bedrooms with exposed beams, and a good-sized family bathroom.

This property has 0.4 acres of land.


The property is set within a sizeable plot, comprising pretty cottage-style gardens, a pergola seating area, a remarkable sunken patio courtyard with a cobbled wheel design and a curved sandstone wall with display niches and inset water feature, a raised area of lawn where views over the East Lakeland fells may be enjoyed, and a gated gravelled driveway providing off-road parking.


Upper Hillside is situated on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Newbiggin, surrounded by picturesque countryside. The villages of Temple Sowerby, Cugaith and Kirkby Thore cater for day-to-day needs, with a choice of shops, public houses and primary schools. More extensive amenities are available in the nearby towns of Penrith and Appleby.

Leisure facilities in the region are diverse and include a number of golf clubs; hiking and boating along the River Eden and Crowdundle Beck; diving, sailing and fishing on the beautiful Ullswater,England’s second largest lake (just 13 miles away). Superb walks are available in the beautiful surrounding countryside and also within easy reach, is the iconic Lake District National Park.

Road communications are good with the M6 and A66 close at hand and providing links with the West Coast Mainline station at Penrith, offering direct services to Manchester Airport, London and other major cities.

Educational facilities in the area, in both the state and independent sectors, include Temple Sowerby C of E Primary School (2 miles), Hunter Hall School (8.9 miles), Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (9 miles) and Newton Rigg College (10.7 miles).


Take the A66 east from Penrith and take the first exit for Temple Sowerby. At the first junction, turn right and pass over the bridge, taking the first left,signposted Culgaith. Take the first turning on the right, signposted Acorn Bank, and follow the road, passing through the village. Continue straight across at the crossroads and as you ascend the hill, Upper Hillside will be the last house on the right hand side.

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Other features

  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Study
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • Delightful gardens
  • Off-road parking
  • Far-reaching viiews
  • Planning permission to extend

Other details

  • Floorplan
  • Map & Street View
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Ref: MRP190121

Milburn Road, Temple Sowerby Penrith Cumbria CA10

Guide Price

Ref: MRP190121

Milburn Road, Temple Sowerby Penrith Cumbria CA10

Guide Price