Reception Rooms: 3
The splendid accommodation is set out over four floors with the first and second floors providing excellent well proportioned principle living space and bedrooms with a beautiful ground floor reception hall and cellar providing useful storage space. The accommodation that will appeal to a wide range of buyers with three fabulous reception rooms, fully fitted contemporary breakfast kitchen, four large double bedrooms, one with stunning en-suite facility, two bathrooms and two cloakrooms. There are pleasant rural and garden views from around the property and there is a most useful stone and slate outbuilding with adjoining garage, a private walled courtyard and plenty of parking. Number 2 owns a significant yet manageable portion of the gardens and grounds, and in addition by separate negotiation is a parcel of woodland with a detached garage.
The long main private driveway to Bannel Head comes off the A591 and just inside the Lake District National Park boundary giving very easy access to Kendal town centre where there is a good range of shopping facilities and transport routes including west coast mainline connection and M6 Junction 36 is around a ten minute drive. There is excellent access into the National Park and nearby Staveley, together with a choice of golf courses close by and other amenities in this beautiful part of the county.
Directions From either Kendal town or bypass from the motorway (A591) head out to Plumgarth’s roundabout to the north of the town. Cross over the roundabout signed for ‘Windermere’ and enter into the Lake District National Park. Soon after large stone gate pillars on the left indicate the entrance drive to Bannel Head. Follow the drive way across the front of the house.
Ground Floor Slated open canopy porch leads into:
Reception Hall Splendid welcoming entrance with attractive French oak flooring and part panelled walls to dado height. Double glazed leaded light window, radiator and cloaks hanging. Staircase to first floor with door to concealed staircase to down to cellars.
Cloakroom Contemporary two piece white suite comprising wall hung WC and wash hand basin. Attractive French oak flooring and part panelled walls. Vertical towel radiator, down lights and extractor fan.
Lower Ground Floor – The Cellars
Room One – Keeping cellar with window, flagged floor, power and light and the original splendid stone keeping table.
Room Two – Store room with flagged floor, shelving, power and light.
Room Three – Former wine cellar with excellent stone keeping shelves, flagged floor and light.
First Floor Half landing with radiator with cover, double glazed high level leaded light window.
Landing Down lights, glazed panel door with leaded light side panels to Hallway which is warm and inviting with double glazed window with leaded lights, two radiators and down lights. Telephone enter-view phone. Open pine staircase to second floor. Under-stairs airing cupboard with Heatrae Sadia Mego flow pressurised hot water cylinder and central heating control.
Sitting Room 23′ 10" x 16′ 9" (7.26m x 5.11m) Splendid living space with attractive French oak flooring and double glazed French doors with two side windows opening onto the south facing terrace that overlooks the gardens and grounds. Original plaster cornicing, four picture light points and two radiators. Splendid wide sandstone fireplace with open grate and slate hearth.
Cloakroom Enjoying distant views, double glazed window and attractive Amtico strip-wood floor. A three piece suite comprises pedestal wash hand basin, WC and bidet. Radiator.
Dining Room 16′ 10" x 13′ 1" (5.13m x 3.99m) Formal dining room overlooking the gardens, double glazed window and attractive French oak floor. Splendid Marble fireplace and hearth with cast iron inset and open fire. Original plaster cornicing and picture rail. Radiator.
Library/TV Room 14′ 6" x 12′ 8" (4.42m x 3.86m) Cosy reception sitting room with aspect to the rear over open fields, double glazed window. Splendid marble fireplace and hearth with cart iron inset and open fire. Original plaster cornicing, picture rail and fitted book shelving. Radiator and TV aerial point.
Breakfast Kitchen 16′ 6" x 9′ 10" (5.03m x 3m) Enjoying views over open fields to the distant fells, double glazed picture window with deep sill. Fitted with a range of wall, base and drawer units with matching glazed dresser style units, plate rail and shelving. Complementary granite work surfaces with drainer and twin enamel butlers sinks with brass mixer tap. Kitchen appliances include a splendid Britannia range oven with five ring halogen hob and extractor fan over, integrated dishwasher and two fridges, one with ice box. Attractive Amtico flooring, coving to ceiling, radiator and down lights.
Shower Room Fitted with attractive tiled walls and complementary Amtico strip-wood flooring. Double shower cubicle with power shower, mirrored alcove with vanity unit and wash hand basin, WC. Shelved alcove with built in toiletry cupboard, vertical towel radiator and extractor fan.
Splendid Galleried Landing/Study With exposed timbers and stonework. Two roof lights and two double glazed windows with views to the distant fells. Radiator, down lights and telephone point.
Inner Landing Radiator and two high level roof lights.
Master Bedroom 13′ 7" x 11′ 5" (4.14m x 3.48m) Delightful bedroom with double glazed window and seat overlooking the front garden, two roof lights. Attractive French oak flooring, radiator and down lights. Built in wardrobes with matching cabinets, bedside drawers and under eaves storage. Alcove with glazed display shelving and light. Concealed door to:
En-Suite Bathroom 11′ x 6′ 5" (3.35m x 1.96m) Splendid en-suite with attractive marble walls and flooring. A four piece contemporary suite comprises; floating Villeroy & Boch vanity unit, double ended free standing bath with central tap, wall hung WC and Matki corner shower cubicle with dual head power shower and inset display niches. Vertical towel radiator,under floor heating, down lights and two roof lights.
Bedroom Two 15′ 5" x 10′ (4.7m x 3.05m) Double bedroom enjoying pleasant views, alcove with double glazed window with leaded lights and seat, roof light and down lights. Exposed timbers and radiator.
Bedroom Three 12′ x 9′ 11" (3.66m x 3.02m) Double bedroom with three roof lights overlooking open fields to distant fells. Exposed timbers, radiator, shelving and fitted drawers.
Bedroom Four 16′ 10" x 12′ (5.13m x 3.66m) Double bedroom with exposed timbers and stonework, double glazed window, down lights and radiator. Alcove/Dressing area with hanging rail.
Bathroom Finished with complementary tiled walls to dado height and attractive Amtico strip-wood flooring. This three piece suite comprises double ended bath with central shower mixer tap, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Fitted mirror, down lights, extractor fan and vertical towel radiator.
Outbuilding/Utility Room Stone & Slate built with window, fitted wall and base units, plumbing for washing machine and double drainer stainless steel sink. Space for tumble dryer and freezer. Boiler room with Worcester Bosch oil central heating boiler. Door to:
Fuel Store Oil tank and coal bunker. Two roof lights.
Attached Garage Traditional stone and slate building with vaulted ceiling, roof light and two sets of timber doors. Power and light.
Gardens & Grounds The property has the benefit of the gravelled driveway (with access rights and shared responsibility for apartment 1) and parking for three cars together with a paved terrace and barbecue area to the side and private walled courtyard to the rear. The property also enjoys a formal garden to the front with lawn and mature planted well stocked borders sheltered by a wooded area.
Services Mains electricity and water. Private shared drainage. Oil central heating.
Tenure Leasehold on a original 999 year lease – terms to be confirmed.
Council Tax Band E