Reception Rooms: 3
This magnificent property is a fine example of a traditional country house full of charm and character. Built in the late 1920’s by local builders using many unique fittings and traditional materials to create a home of the highest calibre. The well planned layout ensures best use is made of the fine architectural features and characterful detail throughout which works beautifully with first class, modern facilities, the result being a truly elegant and sophisticated home. Enjoying a fine westerly aspect from all of its principal rooms over open fields with the distant views of Scout and Whitbarrow Scars beyond. The present owners have created a warm and inviting family home with a spacious, well balanced layout. To the ground floor there are two principal reception rooms, the living and dining room and a large family kitchen along with a further reception room which at is located on the opposite side of the house, this along with a separate staircase, two bedrooms and bathroom, could be used as a separate attached annex for flexible living accommodation or as a home office area or simply remain part of this grand residence. There are five bedrooms all of good proportions located up an original oak staircase, one with en-suite, and a further Bathroom. To complete the picture there is a double entrance gated driveway with parking for numerous vehicles together with a detached double garage, purpose built wood store, garden greenhouses and the most delightful well-tended formal and informal gardens. Set above the attractive and picturesque village of Natland which enjoys a thriving community with its very own village green, primary school, church, shop and village hall. Being situated to the south of the market town of Kendal means it offers good connections for visiting the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales and offers good access to the south of the market town of Kendal offering great connections to the M6 (Junction 36) which is approximately five miles and just a mile from Oxenholme mainline railway from where you can catch a train and be in London in under 3 hours.
On entering the house through an original oak door into a welcoming hallway with an oak picture rail which leads through to a stunning drawing room which is warm and inviting with Oak beams and lintel and is flooded with natural light from the dual aspect traditional leaded lights windows. Matching fireside oak bookcases and a York stone fire place with a recently installed log burning stove creates a central focal point for the room. Sliding doors lead into a formal dining area with a large bay window which creatively incorporates an Oak window seat and is overlooking the fells beyond. The room has an attractive stone fireplace and an open fire which continues the traditional feel to this property. A cloak room which is accessed from the hallway and down two steps has been cleverly designed to make use of the space under the stairs. A large family breakfast kitchen which is warmed by an oil fired Aga and is fitted with a wide range of classic shaker style cream base and wall cupboards is complimented by the black granite work tops and modern integral appliances such as a dishwasher, fridge and microwave. There is an area set aside for informal dining which is perfect for modern day living. Off the kitchen is a very useful utility room which has a work space area, a range of fitted cupboards and a useful cloaks cupboard. Both rear and front access can be gained from this room. Through into an inner hall way with fitted cupboards which incorporating a Belfast sink to the third reception room with an open fire. Adjacent to this is a separate shower room which has a corner shower unit, WC and wash hand basin in addition there is a further useful under stairs cupboard. From the inner hallway there is also, access out into the rear garden and boiler room and also stairs leading to the first floor. From the hallway an original oak staircase leads onto the landing which also gives the access to the loft area which provides fully boarded space divided into rooms which could be used as extra living space if required. There are five double bedrooms all of good proportions, with built in cupboards and all having views over the countryside. The master suite has magnificent dual aspect views, built in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with hand held shower. The house bathroom is a large room with a corner shower unit with an electric shower, double ended bath with central taps, WC, and hand basin.
The private gated double driveway to the front of the property provides ample off road parking and also access into the detached double garage with a remote control up and over door. Tucked behind the garage and out of view is a purpose built log store, trecently replaced oil tank and a compost heap. The drive is bounded by hedges, shrubbery and a small Lakeland stone wall. The complete grounds amount to approximately 0.9 acres. The garden at the rear includes a neatly maintained lawn bordered by well stocked herbaceous flowerbeds. A large selection of magnificent tall trees including an English and American oak are scattered over the lawn area creating dappled shade. A wonderful feature is the stone built pond and there is space for outdoor furniture on the large flagged stone terrace to the rear which is perfect for alfresco dining. A small orchard which consists of five apple trees, two of which are cooking apples along with a large selection of soft fruit canes and a veg garden which can be found off to one side. The keen gardener will have a field day in this interesting and varied traditional garden
Private septic tank
Oil fired central heating