Reception Rooms: 3
A simply stunning, 4/5 bedroom home located in the most picturesque location within the western boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and only a short distance from the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Recently completely renovated to the very highest of standards using exceptional quality materials, fitments and some of the latest technologies including Air Source Heat Pump, Solar Power, Rain Water Harvesting and luxurious mood lighting. This beautiful, well planned home provides highly flexible accommodation set in approximately an acre of neatly arranged grounds and also provides the opportunity to work extensively from home. Modern architecture has been exquisitely incorporated into original, characterful barns and stabling to create a bright, sociable property that will attract a wide range of buyers. Set out over two floors, the ground floor boasts a large, open plan, kitchen and dining Element, utility, further complemented by a vast formal reception room, a snug, WC and ground floor en-suite bedroom that is presently utilised as a home office with magnificent fitted oak office furniture. To the first floor a fantastic master suite along with three further double bedrooms, one of which is en-suite and a house bathroom have all been designed with flair, creativity and style. Surrounding Heaton House, well presented lawns are further enhanced by rockery, flower beds and a spacious south facing patio seating area. There is also a double garage, services room and wood store.
Leck is a small hamlet just to the East of Kirkby Lonsdale, less than a mile from the A65, and within the new boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, yet only a stones throw from the Lake District National Park. In Leck there is a small village store, which is within walking distance of Heaton House and is ideal for popping in for a pint of milk, the papers or other such smaller items. Kirkby Lonsdale itself is a superb, historic market town; filled with a vast array of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants; there is an excellent atmosphere throughout the year in this bustling town. Practically, there is also a post office, doctors, dentists and a supermarket. The excellent QES is also located within the town, along with a good feeder primary school and both Sedbergh and Preparatory School Casterton are within easy reach. Heaton House is also well placed for travel and commuting; with Lancaster being 16 miles, M6 J36 8 miles and the west coast mainline at Oxenholme within 13 miles.
Accommodation The private gravel drive leads to a generous parking and turning area and to the beautiful, welcoming entrance which is constructed primarily of a large panel of glass, encased in Oak and with a substantial Oak door.
Entrance Hall 31’6 x 15’9 (9.61 x 4.79) There is a certain grandeur to the entrance hall at Heaton House, it merges seamlessly to the open plan dining area and kitchen and is so spacious and light. With full height ceilings, part glazed roof, mezzanine upper landing area and beautifully Porcelain tiled floor; this stunning entrance hall really sets the tone for the rest of this amazing property.
Kitchen and Dining Space 14′ 6 x 14’0 (4.43 x 4.26) Merging in an L shape with the entrance hall, the vaulted ceiling, exposed original beam feature and large patio door which occupies nearly all of one south facing wall creates a beautifully bright and welcoming kitchen and dining Area. The kitchen has been hand crafted by Kirkland Kitchens of Kendal in French Oak and the superb selection of wall and base units are topped with hardwearing and aesthetically pleasing silestone with sunken stainless steel FRANKE sink; the splendid island unit complete with breakfast bar has a single piece of granite providing a fantastic work space. In addition to the electrically operated AIMS 4 Oven Aga there is a wonderful selection of integrated Miele appliances, including; oven, dishwasher, wine fridge, and two induction hobs. There is space for a large American style fridge and freezer. The dining space is a fabulous place for family or social occasions and features a striking Diligence suspended wood burning stove. Large sliding patio doors open out on to the paved seating area affording plenty of light and allowing the beautiful garden views to merge seamlessly with the dining space.
Utility Immediately adjacent to the kitchen and with fully fitted oak, wall and base units, also by Kirkland Kitchens, there is a sink, external door and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The floor has been practically tiled with slate.
Snug/Media Room 12’7 x 9’7 (3.83 x 2.93) A wonderfully versatile room, tucked away to the rear of the property and perfect for a wide range of uses including cinema room or playroom.
WC Modern, stylish and presented perfectly, this cloak room has an Oak vanity wash stand topped by a basin with waterfall tap, inset mirror, Gerberit WC and heated towel rail.
Living Room 40’8 x 17’7 (12.42 x 5.35) Enjoying a spectacular triple aspect with far reaching countryside views this magnificent formal reception space has doors opening out on to the large south facing patio and has been creatively divided using a slightly raised Oak library area that has been fitted by Kirkland. There is a stunning living flame gas fire within one corner and plenty of space for family and friends to relax and unwind.
Office/Bedroom 5 17’11 x 15’10 (5.45 x 4.83) This en-suite double bedroom is currently utilised as an office space and features an exquisite selection of hand built office furniture. There is a bright dual aspect and en-suite shower room fitted to the highest of standards.
First Floor The Oak and glass staircase leads to the part glazed Mezzanine landing/ walk way that connects the two wings of the house.
Master Suite 25’9 x 17’6 (7.85 x 5.34) A simply breath-taking master suite, commanding excellent rural views and with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams giving an excellent feeling of space and character. This calming bedroom has been fully fitted with a super range of Strachan furniture including wardrobes, bedside tables and dressing table. They also cleverly conceal the entrance to the magnificent en-suite which is tiled throughout with neutral, contemporary tiles and features a walk in rain shower, large vanity wash hand basin, sunken Bette Bath, integrated television, Geberit WC and chromed towel radiator. A lovely old exposed beam adds contrasting character.
Bedroom 3 16’1 x 9’9 (4.9 x 2.97) Also in this wing a lovely double bedroom with very pleasant dual aspect views over the adjoining farmland and with fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 4 12’3 x 11’9 (3.73 x 3.57) A further double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and alcoving, ideal for guests or children.
Bathroom This stunning ‘house’ bathroom has been finished to the highest standard and comprises a freestanding oval bath with inset television to one wall, corner walk in shower, substantial inset mirror, vanity wash hand basin, Geberit WC and chromed towel radiator. Tiled throughout to complement.
Bedroom 2 13’1 x 9’10 (3.98 x 2.99) Across the mezzanine landing area this is the perfect guest suite with lovely double bedroom that enjoys a vaulted celling complete with beam features and fitted wardrobes and benefitting from views toward Barbon Fell. The en-suite shower room continues in contemporary style and features a vanity wash hand basin, walk in shower cubicle, WC and heated towel radiator.
Outside Surrounding the property are delightful grounds which are neatly landscaped and tended, providing a wealth of opportunity from which to enjoy the surrounding open countryside and dramatic fell views. A spacious patio seating area enjoys southerly views and is the most wonderful place to enjoy al fresco dining at all times of the day. Completely secure, the boundary is mainly stone walled and attractive hedging and is ideal to allow pets and children to play safely. There is also a timber structure with slate roof, heat and light, that creates a wonderful alternative place for outdoor entertainment. The private, gated driveway is formed from a neat gravel and provides access to the double garage with electrically operated up and over door, and wood store adjacent. The separate boiler room also provides ample space for additional external storage.
Services Mains Water, with Grey Water for drainage.
Air Source Heat Pump with back up LPG Gas system.
Mains Electric Private Septic Tank Drainage
Council Tax Band F