Reception Rooms: 6
A magnificent opportunity to acquire a substantial estate in the highly sought after Lake District National Park. Broad Oak is a spectacular combination of 4 bedroom (all ensuite) detached farmhouse, and two, 2 bedroom (both ensuite) cottages, impressive, varied outbuildings and approximately 17 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds. With proven rental income and an enviable location, this unique landmark property will appeal to a range of buyers who are seeking opportunity for a supported rural lifestyle in a popular and easily accessible position. Underbarrow is in the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth and sits within an attractive area of countryside within the southern boundary of the National Park.
Being only 5 miles from nearby Kendal and 6.5 miles from bustling Bowness and the central Lakes, this desirable village has a popular local pub around which the community thrives; the wider local area boasts some of the most highly regarded eateries in the region; you really are spoilt for choice. The nearest primary schools are the small and wonderful Crosthwaite School and Ghyllside in Kendal. There is an excellent choice of secondary education with Broad Oak being in the catchment for at least 3 state schools and it is within easy reach of both independent schools; Sedbergh and Windermere. Kendal Town Centre and its plethora of amenities is a ten minute drive away and J36 of the M6 around 15 minutes by car. The west coast main line can be accessed from Oxenholme station which is only 6 miles away, providing excellent connectivity to Manchester and London.
THE MAIN HOUSE Believed to be one of the first houses in the area, the main part of Broad Oak is Grade II Listed and dated 1565, with other date stones at 1698. This welcoming, beautiful home has been creatively modernised for contemporary living whilst retaining a wealth of fantastic original features including stunning dark oak panelling that is believed to have been sourced from a ship breakers in Sandside, spice cupboard, original gun cupboard, large inglenooks, original oak staircase and a most magnificent Elizabethan front entrance door. Four individual and versatile reception rooms are complemented by a large breakfast kitchen, utility space and eclectic wine cellar. To the first floor, four exceptional double bedrooms have been exquisitely decorated and each boasts a new ensuite bathroom. Meticulously presented, this home provides a wealth of opportunity for friends, family or income potential and the seamless merging of period features with modern design has created a very special place to call home.
THE COTTAGES Completely separate from the main house and currently attracting a very solid rental income, Nanny Goat and Honey Pot Cottages are two individually designed, popular and very attractive holiday rentals. Benefitting from a separate access, they each provide a haven of peace and tranquillity for guests, with an abundance of original features, far reaching countryside views and an effortless cosiness. These fantastic cottages, although utilised presently for holiday letting could also be ideal for those seeking accommodation for dependent relatives.
OUTBUILDINGS There is an impressive array of versatile outbuildings at Broad Oak that present a wide variety of options for further development, working from home and possible income. The large barn, presently fitted out as a multi car garage, with the ability to house 12+ cars and with commercial consent also features an attached workshop of substantial proportions. There is a further garage below and two other detached garages within the grounds. A number of slightly smaller but very useful storage areas have been created from spare rooms and voids within the barns.
GARDENS AND GROUND Approached along the flower lined driveway, the picturesque Broad Oak Estate is a haven for wildlife and a delight for all ages to play and explore. Formal lawn areas and plentiful hardstanding for parking, are bounded by two paddocks and wonderful woodland areas. The current owner has created two large, fully stocked Tarns within these outstanding grounds which attract a variety of bird life. A multitude of patio seating areas from which to enjoy the spectacular surroundings are perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining. The hot tub is also a fantastic addition. The exceptional outdoor space here at Broad Oak has been meticulously maintained over the years and a whole host of flowering plants and hardy perennials create a new and charming landscape in each season.
SERVICES Mains water
Oil fired central heating
Septic tank drainage
COUNCIL TAX BAND H