Reception Rooms: 3
A unique and impressive opportunity to acquire a beautiful, much extended and developed cottage on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. High Grassrigg occupies the most wonderful, picturesque setting with far reaching, breath taking views across the surrounding open countryside in the hamlet of Killington only a three mile drive from both the M6 J37 to the west and the popular market town of Sedbergh to the east. Finished to the highest of standards both internally and externally, this desirable cottage has clear Scandinavian influence and as such the character of the original cottage with its exposed oak beams and uneven walls blends seamlessly with modern additions such as engineered oak floors, slate tiles and vaulted ceilings. Set out over two floors, this superb home provides a spacious and very well appointed kitchen diner and a large open plan living room to the ground floor alongside a stylish bathroom. The first floor boasts 4 bedrooms, three doubles and a single and a lovely bathroom. Outside there is ample parking and a quintessential cottage garden that has been professionally landscaped to provide seating areas, lawn, terraced planting areas and a superb national trust shed.
Killington, being only 3 miles from both J37 to the west and Sedbergh to the east, and Oxenholme Railway station only a 20 minute drive away, is ideally placed for those seeking an idyllic countryside location with the convenience of an excellent choice of local amenities and easy access to the M6, Kendal and the Lake District. A vast network of footpaths run from the edge of the garden and allow for plenty of adventure and opportunity to enjoy the surrounding, picturesque landscape. Nearby Sedbergh is a popular, bustling town with the renowned independent Sedbergh School at the heart. At the foot of the Howgills this pretty town offers a variety of independent shops, eateries and places of interest whilst also affording local people the comfort of practical amenities such as doctors, dentists, good schooling and a convenience store. This property will be extremely popular with a wide range of purchasers due to its location, versatility and finish; not only make a superb family home, but equally a highly desirable proposition as a second home with holiday let income potential.
Accommodation Approached via a quiet country lane and down a short farm track, High Grassrigg is nestled into the hillside and whilst rural, has neighbours close enough by. There is a brick built porch with a slate roof; glazed and timber doors allow access into the main reception space.
Living – Dining Room
Dining Room 17’5 x 16’4 (5.32 x 4.97)
Living Room 18’11 x 12’2 (5.76 x 3.71) This stunning, open plan living and dining room has been formed from part of the original cottage and a superb extension that maximises light and the far reaching views towards the Howgills. The ceiling is part vaulted with Velux windows allowing further light. The Clearview wood burning stove is a high quality focal point and provides plenty of warmth in the winter months. A sprung oak floor and interesting beam details provide character and a lovely finish.
Kitchen 8’10 x 8’9 (5.74 x 2.66) This beautiful, hardwood, hand made kitchen features a superb range of wall and base units that fit perfectly with the style and charm of the property, the oak work surfaces have been hand cut to fit the characterful walls. High quality appliances and fitments include the Rangemaster cooker with 5 ring induction hob, double Belfast sink, towel radiator and integrated fridge and freezer. Enjoying a triple aspect, there is plenty of light and beautiful views; a glazed door leads to the front patio area – perfect for morning coffee.
Library 11’6 x 8’4 (3.5 x 2.55) In an ‘L’ shape to the kitchen is a slightly raised area with built in cupboards and book shelving, presently utilised as a library, this space is also ideal for a breakfast table or study area . The addition of the Morso wood burning stove creates warmth and homeliness.
Bathroom Adjacent to the Living Room, this beautifully presented facility, in a sleek and modern design comprises an oak panelled bath, vanity wash hand basin, towel radiator and WC. Mosaic tiles, slate tiled floor, oak detailing and garden views.
First floor An open oak staircase leads from the living room to the first floor landing area with beams and storage cupboard.
Bedroom 1 12’2 x 8’10 (3.71 x 2.70) A delightful double bedroom enjoying stunning views through the true cottage sash window.
Bedroom 2 11’10 x 9’8 (3.61 x 2.94) A further double bedroom of good proportions, again enjoying lovely views and also with loft access.
Bedroom 3 12’0 x 8’7 (3.67 x 2.62) This double bedroom is perfect for accommodating guests and has pretty alcove detailing and lovely sash windows with excellent views.
Bedroom 4 8’6 x 6’7 (2.6 x 2’0) The smallest of the bedrooms, this quaint single bedroom would also make a super study or dressing room. Situated at the rear of the house it enjoys a pleasant aspect over the garden.
Bathroom Neatly presented this stylish, modern white suite comprises panel bath with shower over, vanity wash hand basin and WC. A towel radiator and airing cupboard are practical, noteworthy points.
Outside To the side of this beautiful, stone built cottage there is ample parking for three cars, and additional parking for one car adjacent to the neighbouring barn. The gardens are simply stunning, true cottage style landscaping has been professionally planned and finished to create numerous seating areas from which to enjoy al fresco living and maximise the incredible views. Mature plants and shrubs are arranged in terrace style beds and full borders. There is a small area of flat lawn, plenty of wild fell garden and opportunity for wildflower. The vendors have installed a super national trust shed for gardening tools and the like. At the top of the garden there is a gate onto the footpath that provides a plethora of walks from the doorstep. A further footpath runs along the lane and again provides endless opportunity for exploring.
Services Spring Water
Septic Tank Drainage (shared with one other property)
Oil fired central heating
Council Tax Band