Reception Rooms: 2
A superb opportunity to acquire a stunning four bedroom family home in this highly sought after Grade II listed development. Holme Park is set amidst extensive 10.5 acre grounds in a tranquil location, with wonderful panoramic views. The earliest known reference to a house at Hill Top dates back to 1663, but it is likely to have earlier origins. The present house largely dates from the second half of the 18th century with later additions. Over the years the house passed through the hands of a number of families, in 1864 becoming part of the Underley Estate owned by the Earl of Bective and was later lived in by Lady Henry Cavendish Bentinck. In its latter years the walls of Holme Park echoed to the sound of footsteps of several generations of children in its role as a preparatory school. The former mansion is approached by a long tree lined drive and as you come over the crest of the hill the north elevation of the building with its blend of architectural styles comes into view. To the west of the estate the wooded slopes rise steeply to the top of Monument Hill. In the immediate vicinity there is a network of minor country lanes and footpaths, ideal for gentle walking. Many original features have been uncovered and restored in more recent years such as the old range in the kitchen which has been retained as a feature, and while the servants may have long since gone, the servants’ bells are still in place as a reminder of times past. Now it has been converted back into a fine country residence, a place where a new generation can share in the pleasure of living amidst the grandeur of Holme Park
Just a few minutes away by car lies the busy market town of Kendal, with its good range of shops, restaurants and other amenities, including the renowned Brewery Arts Centre. Holme Park is well located to take advantage of not just one but two National Parks. The popular attractions of the Lake District are less than 30 minutes away, while a few miles in the opposite direction towards Sedbergh you will find the less well known and much quieter Yorkshire Dales. The property is easily accessible from the M6 with Junction 37 only 3 ½ miles away. It is also conveniently located for rail connections, with the West Coast main line station Oxenholme within 1 ½ miles.
On entering the property through the front door into a large hallway that still features all twenty of original Georgian servants bells that have been sympathetically restored. Off the hall way is a cloak room with WC with Philippe Starck sanitary ware and a useful cloaks cupboard. The elegant drawing room which has a high ceiling and magnificent French windows which open out onto a private terrace area, enjoying views over towards the Howgill Fells. The well proportioned room also retains a whole host of original period features including the fire surround, which now has a modern gas fire in, an ornate ceiling rose and moulded cornicing, curved wall with twin decorative arched display alcoves and a beautiful original glass fronted dresser cabinet. The large well proportioned family kitchen still has the impressive original cast iron range which has been restored for decorative purposes and is set into the chimney breast creates a stunning focal point for the room. The kitchen floor is beautifully tiled with Amptico tiles and a comprehensive range of cream coloured quality units by Webbs of Kendal and integral Neff appliances, including fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven and induction hob with extractor hood. A utility room and a cosy snug/home office which can be found off the kitchen as well as access into the communal rear court yard and basement which does have designated storage areas. Up the stairs to a split level landing with a sky light there are four double bedrooms all boasting fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and two of which are en-suite. The master bedroom is a split level room with a large sash window over looking the rear gardens with the Howgill fells beyond. The room benefits from fitted wardrobes and a luxurious fully tiled shower room with Philippe Starck designed sanitary ware, a double shower and matching his and hers wash hand basins and matching mirrors. There is a good sized family bathroom beautifully finished with a white suite and an oak bath panel and fully tiled walls.
Rolling countryside surrounds this property and its magnificent 10.5 acre grounds of beautifully manicured communal sweeping lawns and a fine array of Specimen trees and woodlands. A pretty court yard style garden with a water feature sits to the side of the property. The garage block offers a private good sized garage with an electric door there is also integral storage within the garage and a mesne level offering further storage. There is one allocated space at the garage block and a further space conveniently outside the front door as well as ample visitor parking located at the garage block.
LPG central Heating
Mains water and Electric
Private Drainage system
DIRECTIONS From Kendal Follow signs for A684 Sedbergh and after approximately 1 ½ miles from the outskirts of the town, at a sharp left hand bend in the road you will see the signs and gate lodge for Holme Park ahead of you. Turn right through the gate posts and follow the private drive until you get to Holme Park. From M6Leave the M6 at junction 37 and follow the road heading towards Kendal. After approximately 3 ½ miles, immediately before a sharp right hand bend, you will see the signs for Holme Park on your left. Turn left through the gate posts and follow the private drive until you get to Holme Park.