Reception Rooms: 5
Dating back to the early 1500s, evidenced by an inscription on an ancient oak beam in the characterful lounge, Cobblestones is a most charming and historic property located in a much sought after, semi rural setting within the National Park, just 3 miles from the shores of Lake Windermere. Offering 5 double, en-suite bedrooms matched by ample living space and large, private grounds, Cobblestones offers fine views across open countryside towards the Coniston fells beyond and provides the opportunity to acquire a fine, forever Lakeland home or indeed, a small bed and breakfast business.
Convenient for the local road networks within South Lakeland and for the Furness Peninsula, Haverthwaite provides easy access to either Kendal or Barrow, each reached within 30 minutes by car. Good rail networks can be found at Oxenholme, near Kendal, Windermere and Ulverston with direct links to Manchester Airport. The nearby market town of Ulverston, former home of Stan Laurel is 4 miles away and offers a host of local amenities including a traditional market, high street shopping and Booths supermarket. The well frequented White Hart pub at Bouth is a mile from the property. First stage schooling is available at Backbarrow and Ulverston with second stage at Cartmel, Ulverston, Coniston and independent schooling for all ages at Windermere.
The front porch leads into the former 16th century dairy, now a spacious welcome hall which flows through to the formal dining space with original beams, hooks, stone flagged floor and elaborate Inglenook fireplace. To the left is a comfortable family lounge room offering fine views, with wood burning stove, window seating and a delightful music or study room beyond. A super breakfast kitchen, planned and created by Atlantis of Kendal offers quality appliances. Leading outside to the large covered, stone flagged terrace from where you are provided with a wonderful vista of the Coniston fells and sheep dotted, open countryside. Back inside, the main lounge room has a local slate fireplace with wood burning stove and a wealth of original oak beams. Duck or grouse into the side porch which leads to a convenient ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower, handbasin and wc. Three, well presented double bedrooms can be found on the first floor, all blessed with pretty, cottage sash windows and en-suite shower rooms for added privacy and convenience. An additional house bathroom with three piece suite further compliments the sleeping accommodation whilst the 5th bedroom presents as a spacious, master suite with dressing and seating space, complete with modern en-suite shower room and full length door providing superb views over the garden to the open countryside beyond.
The fully enclosed, mature gardens to the side of the house provide a mix of seating areas and grassy banks flanked by colourful, well established borders reached along gravelled pathways. The rear patio, with delightful pond and water feature provides superb views across the open countryside to the Coniston fells and landscape beyond, the top covered verandah allowing for outside living throughout the year. A triple garage, added to the main house in 2008, has remote control up and over doors, power and water as well as a useful side door. Ample parking is also available on the gated driveway for several cars with sufficient turning space. A log store adjacent to the garage houses the oil tank.