Reception Rooms: 5
Set within 4.5 acre grounds, Greta Side is a contemporary, architect designed, detached residence that boasts more than 6000 sq ft of accommodation. Situated within the Lune Valley and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property enjoys a private and tranquil setting, surrounded by countryside yet conveniently located for the M6 and mainline West Coast rail links both South and North. Designed to maximise space and light Greta Side is an intriguing property that will interest a wide range of buyers due in part to the flexibility of the space it offers and idyllic setting. Planned with modern family living in mind, combined with a Scandinavian design influence, the accommodation presents flexible living space that includes four reception rooms and four ensuite double bedrooms. The outside amenities on offer are a further appeal, including three garages, a detached stables, menage and both formal and woodland gardens that were formerly the jardin potager of Thurland Castle. The outbuildings also present an opportunity to create additional accommodation whether that be an annexe for dependent relatives , further guest accommodation or even as a source of income as a holiday let or office space. This is of course subject to relevant planning consents but is further testament to the flexibility this fantastic package offers.
Nearby local amenities include a shop, post office, village hall, Grade 1 listed Church and three pub/restaurants. The historic and bustling market town of Kirkby Lonsdale with its vibrant café culture and excellent shopping facilities is only 10 minutes drive away. There is also an excellent choice of schooling in the area, making for an ideal family home. Kirkby Lonsdale boasts a well regarded primary school and there is the Queen Elizabeth School for those of secondary age. The Sedbergh Casterton Prep School and Sedbergh secondary school are also with an easy driving distance and the property sits within the catchment for the renowned Lancaster Boys & Girls Grammar Schools.
Set out on one ground level, this superb home is centred around a spectacular court yard in a U shape with accommodation "wings" and as such is magnificent for entertaining. The present owners have occupied the property for nineteen years, during which time the property has been maintained to a very high standard.
Entering the reception hall, you are welcomed into a bright spacious room with sanded glass walls and solid oak floor. The attention to detail of the internal fitments, throughout the property, becomes immediately obvious. Leading off the reception hall you can access both the fully fitted utility room, staff WC and adjoining garages. The reception hall also leads into the inner hall and to the main house from which you find the guest cloakroom and three ensuite bedrooms. All of the bedrooms include high end built in storage and the fitted French and Italian ensuite bathrooms are tastefully finished with slate and marble.
The kitchen, accessed from the inner hall, is a high quality practical area with Siematic designed units and incorporates an impressive range of integrated Miele appliances, and separate pantry. A glass door leads to the walled fruit orchard garden with countryside views.
In the living "wing" of this simply breathtaking property is a striking dining room with fitted storage cupboards looking out onto the walled orchard. This room leads into both the inner hall and also through double concealed sliding doors into the formal lounge, a magnificent space with a vaulted ceiling, intriguing roof panelling, a satin steel clad fire place with glass doors and a fully glazed wall of sliding doors opening onto the central patio with feature water fountain.
Adjacent to the formal lounge is a smaller yet still impressive reception room that is perfect as a "snug" or family room, this leads into the very impressive "party room". Originally a swimming pool, now concealed, this magnificent room of approx. 900 sq ft; is filled with stunning features including a purpose built bar, specialist lighting and direct access to the formal rear garden and patio.
Adjacent to the "party room" is a guest suite comprising of a fitted double bedroom, dressing area and large bathroom with Italian spa bath, separate deluge shower, vanity unit with wash hand basin and WC. The possibility exists to provide separate accommodation in this area for dependent or independent occupation.
Outside Accessed via electrically operated wrought iron gates, supported by old stone columns the sweeping driveway is flanked on both sides by formal lawns and trees leading to the front door of Greta Side and giving access to the three garages, each with remote control, power lighting and tiled floors, plus stable yard and paddock. There is further easy parking for six plus cars. Those with equestrian interests will be delighted with the three large stables, tack room, illuminated ménage and paddock. As previously mentioned, the outbuildings on offer also pose potential for further flexible development into say an annexe or work space if required, subject to relevant planning consents.
Directions From M6 Northbound exit at Junction 34 and take the A683 towards Kirkby Lonsdale. Pass through the villages of Caton, Hornby and Melling. At the T junction turn right on the A687 and the entrance to Greta Side can be found on your left hand side.
Services Mains water & electric
Oil fired central heating
Private septic tank drainage
Council Tax – F
Superfast BT fibre-optic broadband