Reception Rooms: 3
Ellergill Lodge is a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian home that presents discerning purchasers with the countryside ideal. Set within the heart of the popular village of Low Bentham, surrounded by peaceful countryside yet close to a full range of amenities, this picturesque property will appeal to a range of buyers, perfect for families, professional couples and those of retirement age. Ellergill Lodge was believed to have been built in 1811 and was then converted around 30 years ago. It has since been home to just two owners, of which the present have been in residence for 13 years and have lovingly maintained and updated the property and its rich grounds. The accommodation, that includes three double bedrooms, enjoys features typical of the Georgian period, with high ceilings, impressive fireplaces and original sash windows. The grounds include a spacious parking area bounded by a private woodland, a fully enclosed lawn to the front and a most intriguing walled Jardin Potager – a selection of productive and well stocked vegetable and herb plots, fruit trees and fruit canes set within a walled garden, complete with a working potting shed that was formerly used as a home office.
Low Bentham is a lovely countryside village that boasts a vibrant community spirit and along with neighbouring High Bentham, offers a good selection of everyday amenities including a variety of shops, bank, pub and popular primary school. Furthermore, the nearby market town of Kirkby Lonsdale offers a full range of local amenities including a supermarket and popular town centre with a range of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Kirkby Lonsdale is also home to the well regarded Queen Elizabeth Secondary School. The Bentham train station conveniently provides access to the Leeds and Morecambe line. Ellergill Lodge is also well placed to enjoy a number of local areas of natural beauty, surrounded by The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. Whilst Bentham itself also offers a plethora of beautiful views, scenic walks and cycling right from your doorstep.
A path leads from a parking area through the well kept front lawn and up to the front of this aesthetically pleasing stone built home. A beautiful conservatory in keeping with the listed heritage of the original build serves as a practical and welcoming entrance area. Lush grape vines line the glazed roof, the floors are finished with quarry tiles and there is space for occasional furniture from which to relax and take in the lovely garden aspect. Double doors open out into the spacious dining hall. This great entertaining space affords ample room for formal dining furniture and there is a gas log burning stove set upon a stone flagged hearth with exposed stone surround and decorative cast iron hood. Practically, there is also a useful cloaks cupboard and understairs storage space. Glazed double doors again lead into the living room which enjoys a lovely dual aspect and homely feel emphasized by the large open exposed stone fireplace, again with a decorative cast iron hood, wooden surround and gas log burner. The traditional shaker style kitchen boasts a professional standard Rangemaster cooker with 5 ring gas hob and integrated extractor hood. Further appliances include a Siemens dishwasher, freestanding Miele fridge and a Hotpoint SMART washing machine. Adjoining the kitchen there is a useful walk in pantry that also provide external access to the rear outbuildings.
A spindled staircase leads up from the dining hall onto the gallery landing which in turn provides access into a spacious loft storage space. There is also a further loft space accessible via one of the bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys good proportions and plenty of light afforded from the South and West dual aspect of the original sash windows. There are a further two double bedrooms, that look out over the front lawn and Potager garden, both of which again feature lovely original sash windows and pretty window shutters. On a clear day, a window on the landing that looks out over the rolling countryside provides a glimpse of the distant local landmark mountain of Ingleborough. Ideal for modern family living, there is a choice of a bathroom and separate shower room. The bathroom has ½ tiled walls and briefly comprises a bath, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. The shower room comprises a double walk in rain shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Ellergill Lodge boasts a generous plot size. The tree lined shared driveway leads up from the village, branching off into the private parking area of Ellergill Lodge which has space for several vehicles. A garden gate leads up the front path, bounded by neatly kept lawns and abundantly stocked borders to either side. This area is fully enclosed and is thus ideal for children to safely play and enjoy. Furthermore, the garden leads down into a private woodland area, the perfect adventure playground which also conceals a garden shed and compost bins. A flagged patio area at the front is the ideal spot from which to enjoy the private and tranquil surrounds, with space for outdoor dining furniture and summer barbequing. Stone built walls surround the raised Potager garden with a garden gate allowing access. The many vegetable plots have been well stocked and cultivated by the current owners who have lived the self sufficiency lifestyle dream. The garden is served by a stone built potting shed that was formerly used as an office. Along with its practical uses, the Potager garden in itself is a lovely area to relax in and enjoy the surrounding views. A further gate within the walls leads along a side cobbled ginnel which provides access into a total of three stone built outhouses. These are currently utilised as a garden store, WC and tool shed and perfect for additional storage. It is also from this space that access can be found into the house via the external pantry door.
Directions Travelling into Low Bentham along the B6480, continue through the village centre via Main Street. Turn left up Burton Road, passing The Sundial pub. Take the first right hand turn along a private driveway and Ellergill Lodge is located just after the first left hand turn.