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Greenacre Barn House, The Howe, Lyth Valley, Cumbria, LA8 8DF
Guide Price £895,000 Fine & Country Property
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Type: Stone Built Barn Conversion
Reception Rooms: 3

Property Details

Occupying an enviable position overlooking the picturesque Lyth Valley in the Lake District National Park, this beautifully presented 4 bedroom detached, stone built barn conversion offers highly versatile space in a very desirable setting, with neatly arranged grounds and a 3.5 acre paddock. Greenacre Barn House is set out over two floors and has been immaculately maintained and updated to create modern accommodation with simply breathtaking views. The layout of the property provides further scope for ‘annexe’ type accommodation if required and thus will appeal to a wide range of buyers. The ground floor boasts a wonderful principle reception room with glazed doors opening on to the garden and the beautiful views beyond, double internal doors open into the spectacular Farmhouse style Dining Kitchen complete with Aga cooker. Also on the ground floor is a generous second reception room, utility space and cloakroom. There are two staircases in this super home, the main flight leading to the larger portion of the first floor, which enjoys a magnificent master suite, two lovely double bedrooms and a fantastic shower room. The second flight leads from the ‘study’ to a large bedroom that is presently utilised as a hobby room and commands spectacular far reaching views down the valley. Outside at Greenacre Barn House there is plentiful gravelled parking, a recently constructed double garage with workshop and neatly arranged garden with seating areas to capitalise on the views. In addition, an adjacent paddock amounting to approximately 3.5 acres provides excellent opportunity for those with animals.

The Howe is located in the delightful Lyth Valley, a popular and convenient area, accessibility is excellent whilst still enjoying all the benefits of rural life. Nearby, the village of Crosthwaite is highly regarded and sought after and is positioned to the South of bustling Bowness and Windermere, to the West of the busy market town of Kendal and gives good access to the A590 trunk road and connections to the M6. Oxenholme, the Lake District’s main line railway station gives a high speed connection to London Euston and is approximately 20 minutes drive. Crosthwaite village itself has an active community and there is a successful primary school and a highly regarded pub, The Punchbowl, which also operates a local Post Office service. Kendal is around 8 miles away and provides an excellent selection of everyday amenities.

Accommodation Approached by the private gravelled driveway a stone path leads to the welcoming and substantial Oak entrance door.

Entrance Hall Providing an attractive introduction to the house the entrance hall features Oak flooring, cloaks cupboard and useful understair cupboard and provides a light and spacious welcome to the rest of this super home.

Cloak Room This very well presented, and neatly tiled cloak room benefits from a wash hand basin and WC.

Living Room 19’3 x 13’7 (5.87 x 4.13) Commanding beautiful views, this bright reception space enjoys good proportions and also features a Morso wood burning stove set upon a black granite hearth, to either side of the chimney breast alcoves have been fitted with Oak shelving which is both attractive and useful. Double glazed doors lead onto the terrace area overlooking the beautiful Lyth Valley. Internally double doors lead into;

Dining Kitchen 29’7 x 19’11 (9.04 x 6.08) As is the case with most of the rooms within this very special home, the views of the surrounding countryside are a joy to behold. This dining kitchen is a wonderful heart of the home, with plenty of space for dining, cooking, and entertaining. Within the kitchen area, there is a stunning range of wall and base units in a beautiful hand painted duck egg blue, topped with Iroko and black granite work surfaces. There is also a Villeroy & Boch sink and a half with drainer, two oven oil fired Aga, Neff combination microwave oven and separate Neff induction hob. The extensive range of units are perfect for any passionate chef!

There is a door to a beautiful patio seating area. The dining space is expansive and provides ample space for a very large table to accommodate family and friends.

Study 18’4 x 16’3 (5.60 x 4.95) At the opposite end of the house to the kitchen is a large second reception room, presently utilised as a study this is the perfect home office/library, yet is a great adaptive and versatile space for a wide range of uses.

Utility 15’5 x 5’5 (4.69 x 1.64) Leading from the rear of the study is a utility room housing the boiler and with a separate external door.

First Floor There are two staircases within this property, which create excellent versatility for buyers to potentially adapt the accommodation for dependant relatives or the like. The first flight leads to the main portion of sleeping accommodation and the landing benefits from a large airing cupboard.

Master Suite 19’3 x 14’1 (5.86 x 4.28) A simply stunning master bedroom, which is both spacious and bright, featuring an excellent range of fitted wardrobes in-keeping with the barn conversion style. Unsurprisingly, the views of the Lyth Valley and its many Damson trees are unrivalled.

Ensuite Bathroom This generous, contemporary bathroom features a beautiful large freestanding bath, Duravit wash hand basin set upon a Iroko wash stand, double shower cubicle, towel rail and WC. Throughout, attractive décor is complemented by timeless, classic tiling.

Bedroom Two 14’1 x 9’5 (4.28 x 2.87) A good size double bedroom, again, with wonderful views and a fitted double wardrobe with sliding doors.

Bedroom Three 14’1 x 8’11 (4.28 x 2.73) A further guest bedroom, located to capitalise upon the stunning surroundings, this double bedroom also features built in double wardrobe.

Shower Room This contemporary shower room features a neatly arranged three piece suite which comprises corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC that has been tiled in a neutral style.

Bedroom Four/Hobby Room 20’7 x 18’8 (6.28 x 5.69) Accessed via a separate staircase that leads from the study, this very spacious bedroom is presently used as a hobby room. Providing exceptional flexibility and ideal for guests, or hobbies and games, this room features a semi vaulted ceiling with a fantastic dormer window which again enjoys outstanding views and is further complemented by two Velux windows.

Outside The garden area at Greenacre Barn House is low maintenance and very well presented. There are numerous areas which to sit and enjoy the delightful surroundings and there’s ample space for parking at least four cars, in addition to the newly constructed detached double garage with electric remote controlled doors, which also features a fantastic workshop space.

An excellent selection of raised beds perfect for growing vegetables, and a greenhouse. In addition to the gardens which surround the property, there is also a three and a half acre (approximately) paddock which is ideal for those who have pets, or some smaller animals.

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