Reception Rooms: 2
Surrounded by the beautiful rolling countryside, this deceptively spacious barnconversion makes for the ideal family home. Boasting an idyllic rural setting that doesn’t compromise on convenience with the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale a short drive away and a local store and tea room located at the end of the lane the property certainly offers discerning purchasers the best of both worlds. The interiors are a match to the beautiful external surroundings, with charming features in keeping with the original barn including exposed stone walls, wood trusses and wooden floors. To the ground floor there is a large living dining room, arguably the heart of the home and a dining room/ snug that adjoins the kitchen, with separate pantry and utility. Two out of the five double bedrooms within the property are also located on the ground floor, along with a ground floor WC which has recently been refurbished, as have all the bathrooms in the property. An open gallery landing on the first floor provides access into the family shower room and the final three double bedrooms, including the master bedroom which boasts enviable views towards Ingleborough and the Leck Fells. Outside, the grounds amount to approximately 1.5 acres and will certainly appeal to families due to the vast space to enjoy and tree house with zip wire, along with the orchard, vegetable plots and poly tunnel. Those looking to work from home will be delighted with the B4RN hyper-fast broadband connectivity.
Harren House is located in the small village of Cowan Bridge, which as previously mentioned sits just a five minute drive outside of the bustling market town of Kirkby Lonsdale with its thriving high street and an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Travelling in the other direction, you are also close to the village of Ingleton and Cowan Bridge itself boasts a handy local store come tea room. Also within walking distance is Whoop Hall with a full leisure centre and the popular Highwayman pub is also a pleasant walk across the countryside, the perfect Sunday activity for all the family. For those outdoor explorers, a range of beautiful walks can be accessed right from your doorstep including Ingleborough Mountain and the Leck Fells. For those looking to commute, access to the M6 is around a 15 minute drive away. There is a local primary school and for secondary age there is Queen Elizabeth School with bus pick up from the end of the drive and you will also find yourself within the catchment for both the girls and boys Grammar Schools in Lancaster. Nearby Sedbergh Casterton primary and secondary private schools are also local and well regarded.
A quiet lane running through the countryside brings you to Harren House, with a private drive affording ample parking and access also into a large detached double garage and workshop. A glazed entrance door opens into a spacious entrance hall which sets the tone for this charming family home. Flooded with natural light afforded by the full length windows, the entrance hall leads into the living room which was an extension added when the barn was originally converted approximately 20 years ago. Exposed trusses are in keeping with the original barn features and the former external exposed stone wall creates an impressive feature along with the large wood burning stove sat upon a stone flagged hearth. This room is light and airy with high ceilings and lovely dual aspect providing beautiful countryside views and access into the generous garden. The kitchen sits within the original barn and benefits from a walk in pantry and separate utility room with space/ plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. The kitchen itself comprises a range of wooden wall, drawer and base units with granite worktops that encompass Rangemaster cooker. There is also access into a large understairs storage cupboard and steps lead up into the dining room/ snug which is semi-open bar the large exposed stone chimney breast that runs up through the middle. These two rooms adjoining make for the ideal entertaining space or a simple cosy hang out, centred around the multifuel wood burning stove with
flagged hearth. Two out of the five double bedrooms are conveniently located on the ground floor, each offering good proportions and nice views.
Stairs from the entrance hall lead up to the gallery landing, a great vantage point from which to enjoy the surrounding countryside. However it is the master bedroom that arguably enjoys the best views, looking out over the Leck Fells and glimpsing the Ingleborough mountain. There is also an ensuite, recently modernised, which include a corner shower and bath. The final two bedrooms offer good proportions, as with all, and one boasts a walk in wardrobe and built in mezzanine area with space for a double bedroom – sure to be envy of all children. The family bathroom has recently been modernised and includes a large walk in shower and there is a handy airing cupboard on the landing. The grounds surrounding Harren House amount to approximately 1.5 acres and certainly add to the appeal of this perfect family package. A flagged patio accessed from the utility and dining room is ideal for barbequing in the summer months and extends into the large lawned garden. The family will certainly be excited by the refurbished tree house which benefits from power and light and also boasts access onto the zip wire which runs across the garden. Perfect for summer gatherings, there is a fire pit enclosed by bushes for evening campfires and a pizza oven. Those with gardening interests will be delighted with the poly tunnel with grapes vines, the orchard, potting shed
and abundance of flower beds, mature bushes, trees and small woodland area. The outside space here sells the dream of self sufficiency in this beautifully tranquil setting with simply stunning views. Practically, the driveway affords plenty of parking and access into the detached double garage. Within, the garage further extends into a workshop and includes a mezzanine storage area – an essential for the larger of families.
Services Mains services connected
Oil central heating
Septic tank drainage
B4RN hyper-fast broadband
Council Tax Band G
Directions From the M6, exit at J36 and proceed East towards and past Kirkby Lonsdale. When you reach the next village, Cowan Bridge, turn right opposite the village shop. Harren House can be found on your left after a few hundred yards.