Reception Rooms: 3
This impressive character farmhouse originally dates back to 1722, and proposes a rare and exciting opportunity to acquire a beautiful stone built, limestone washed home. Located within the pretty village of Yealand Redmayne, Fern Bank is an extremely deceptive, extensive property idyllically set within its own far-reaching grounds, affording breathtaking frontal views over the Farleton Knott and on a clear day to Ingleborough beyond. The property has undergone full renovation and development by the current vendors who have sympathetically created a fabulous home offering an abundance of style, charm and privacy. The original farmhouse was extended in 2006 and was architect designed by Mason Gillibrand, creating the welcome addition of a generous and versatile open plan living, kitchen and dining space which affords contemporary, quality living with original features preserved throughout the property. Impressive flagged and oak flooring, beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and even a striking built in spice cupboard dating as far back as 1722 feature within this wonderful property and set the welcoming tone that flows effortlessly from the outset. Fern Bank offers a versatile package suitable for a range of potential buyers, with its highly attractive gardens, approximate 2 acres of paddock land and sloping woodlands, this is a unique small holding which would prove ideal for a family seeking a quiet and luxurious lifestyle to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Lancashire countryside. Also affording an adjacent outbuilding and plentiful parking within the grounds, Fernbank would prove ideal for those who have a keen interest in horses or even for a purchaser seeking additional workshop space or potential for annexed accommodation.
Located within the centre of Yealand Redmayne, Fern Bank offers the benefits of a rural outlook within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as the convenience and accessibility of the M6 Junction 35 just 5 minutes drive away. Yealand village has a quiet community centred around a wonderful primary school with the added benefit of being well placed within the catchment area for the highly regarded Lancaster Grammar School, Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale and Dallam school in Milnthorpe . A recently refurbished pub offers a delightful place for families and friends, and neighbouring towns include Lancaster and the market town of Carnforth to the south and Milnthorpe to the north. All pose a wealth of amenities with a plethora of local shops, cafes and restaurants. The West coast main line also runs through Carnforth providing regular rail connections only a short drive away.
Welcomed by steps leading up to a front gate and pretty patio area, the entrance hall to Fern Bank immediately sets the tone for this home, bursting with charisma. A large stone fireplace with a striking limestone surround greets with a heartwarming feel together with exposed lintels, stone walls, solid oak flooring and latch doors, all exuding quality and appeal.
Leading off the entrance is the second reception room ideal for a study, snug or even children’s playroom. A woodburning stove and stone feature wall afford continued character, providing a homely room ideal for relaxing. Beyond the study, leads to the most recent addition to the house; expertly Architect designed and completed in 2006, this generous space presents an outstanding, contemporary open plan lounge and dining kitchen, perfect for family gatherings and entertaining whilst creating a brilliant heart of the home. Windows featured within a triple aspect adorn the room with natural light and an open Morso wood burning stove creates a traditional focal point to the spacious and attractive lounge. Stepping up to the generous slate flagged dining kitchen, vaulted ceilings with solid oak trusses create a delightful traditional farmhouse kitchen with painted hardwood units and black granite worktops creating a modern yet classic twist. A five door dual control AGA stands proudly within an attractive tiled inglenook and a double ceramic Belfast sink sits in front of a large window to admire the lush gardens and picturesque outlook. There is also an integrated Bosch dishwasher and fridge. Double patio doors allow you to embrace the outdoors and a heritage Velux also flood the room with additional natural light.
Onwards the central hall presents a useful pantry with slate cooling slab and an abundance of shelving for storage, a utility area, a freezer , space for a washing machine and a valiant boiler all include solid flag floors to continue the charactered aesthetics. A further downstairs shower room with Italian limestone tiles and flooring includes a modern Duravit wash hand basin and WC, walk in rain shower and chrome heated towel rail. There is also an additional pleasant and versatile downstairs reception room or additional double bedroom featuring original beams and solid oak flooring.The staircase with original coated wooden banisters lead to a light and airy gallery landing and hallway, with an attractive encased viewing window, practical storage cupboard and heritage Velux. To the left is the house bathroom again affording modern stylish fittings including Duravit Bath with Grohe chrome tap, WC and sink with pedestal all encased within luxurious Italian limestone tiling.Three attractive double bedrooms feature off the landing to the front of the house, each with the continued charm and character which defines the property. Original oak flooring , beams and exposed lintels above the double glazed windows all afford stunning views of the striking countryside. The master bedroom forms part of the extension to the property, and again presents a lovely vaulted ceiling with exposed oak trusses and dual aspect windows. The en-suite shower room affords further delightful fittings with a double walk in shower, Duravit sink and WC with a built in limestone surround and tiling.
The rear of the property reveals the hidden extensive gardens and grounds which really set Fern Bank apart. A long flag patio which wraps around the rear of the house lends itself ideally for relaxing outdoor seating and garden furniture, the perfect place to barbeque over the summer months or simply to bask in the early morning sun, continuing throughout the day.
Raised plant borders surround the stone flagging adorned with colourful flowers, plants and shrubs and hearty stone stairs lead to the large well manicured lawns with trees bordering and an appealing raised vegetable plot. This extensive lawn also has ample parking adjacent and a highly useful outbuilding currently used as a workshop storage space. Beyond the lawn through a timber gated fence opens up to a fabulous sloped paddock, ideal for enjoying a retreat up to the properties secluded woodlands and protected limestone caving at the top of a short climb. This tranquil escape reveals even more breath taking views across the hills and would also serve as the ideal smallholding space to hold horses or other livestock.
From the M6 motorway, take junction 35 signposted Carnforth , exit on to the A6 north leading towards Milnthorpe, travelling for approximately 3 miles. Turn Left in to Nine Acre Lane, continue on to Eight Acre Lane then left on to Silverdale Road and Fern Bank is on your right.