Reception Rooms: 3
Illiwell Lane Barn is a charming detached barn conversion that is nestled in the quiet countryside hamlet of Masongill, located just 5 miles away from the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Most prominently, the property boasts stunning panoramic views over the Forest of Bowland, Vale of Lune and Lakeland Hills and in itself is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This wonderful barn was converted in 1979 and has since been extended to provide flexible living accommodation that will suit a range of buyers. This includes a breakfast kitchen, utility, living room, study and three double bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and a single bedroom in the original portion of the house. The extension incorporates a guest suite with its own external entrance and a superb, spacious first floor reception space that capitalises on those mesmerising views and is a great space for entertaining. A covered carport joins the original house and extension which blend seamlessly together. The driveway runs under to the rear of the property where there is ample private parking and access into the detached double garage. The low maintenance garden includes a fantastic flagged patio which is the ideal spot from which to enjoy the panoramic views and there is also a productive fruit and vegetable garden. A great added benefit to this already appealing package is the hyper-fast B4RN internet that gives speeds of up to 1000mbps and the solar panels which generates a feed in tariff of 23p p/kWh.
The picturesque hamlet of Masongill consists of a small community of around 14 properties. The nearby village of Ingleton and Kirkby Lonsdale town are located just a short drive away and offer a full range of local amenities, including a doctors, dentist and supermarket. There is an excellent choice of schooling in the area with a selection of well regarded primary schools in the neighbouring villages and for secondary schools, the Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale and highly regarded public schools of Sedbergh and Giggleswick close by. Illiwell Lane Barn is also well placed for commute across the country with access to the M6 an approximate 20 minute drive away.
The entrance door opens into a welcoming entrance hall with Indian slate floors and two understairs storage cupboards. Located just off the hall is a quietly positioned study with views over the front. The living room is cosy with exposed wooden beams to the ceiling and a multifuel stove set upon a tiled hearth and with a wooden lintel adding to the characterful charm of the room. Folding doors from here lead into the breakfast kitchen with attractive Indian slate tiled floors. The traditional range of wall, drawer and base units with Granite worktops encompass a Britannia Rangemaster cooker with 6 ring ceramic hob, double oven, warming drawer, extractor over and complementary splash back tiling. There is a also a American style fridge freezer and wine cooler and a Siemans dishwasher. Patio doors lead onto the the driveway at the rear of the property and there is space for a breakfast table and chairs. In addition to the kitchen, there is a generous pantry cupboard and a large utility room with a Hotpoint washing machine, tumble dryer and drinks fridge. Adjoining is a boot room with external access onto the drive and a separate WC. A back hallway allows for an additional entrance option from the front and stairs lead up to the first floor reception room in the extension. This impressive room features high vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden trusses and an exposed stone wall in keeping with the authentic barn charm. A large wood burning stove is set upon a slate hearth and the room enjoys a tranquil triple aspect that afford for views over local countryside and towards the Forest of Bowland, Vale of Lune and the Lakeland Hills.
Back in the original house and to the entrance hall where a pine staircase leads up to the first floor landing. There are a total of four bedrooms here, two doubles, a single currently utilised as a home office and the master bedroom with ensuite bath and shower room. The house bathroom is fully tiled and briefly comprises of a walk in rain shower, WC and vanity wash basin. A guest suite located within the ground floor of the extensions benefits from its own private access across the carport. This is a flexible addition to the intriguing package and is indeed ideal for guests or could even be considered for holiday let, subject to relevant planning. It comprises of a good sized double bedroom that enjoys views over the open countryside, towards the Vale of Lune and Forest of Bowland, an ensuite shower room and walk in wardrobe.
As previously mentioned the gravelled driveway affords plentiful parking and the double garage is spacious, doubling as a workshop with a range of units and benefit of power, light and water. The garden is mainly flagged and pebbled with well stocked and colourful borders that prove low maintenance year round. The raised flagged patio affords space for outdoor dining furniture and barbecuing. It is also the perfect spot from which to take in the breathtaking panoramic views that surround Illiwell Lane Barn. Those with green fingers will be delighted with the predicted vegetable patches that have been created atop of the former farm midden and therefore provides fertile land to help produce a good selection of fruit and vegetables.
Directions Leaving to M6 at J36, take the A65 exit off the roundabout to head towards Kirkby Lonsdale. Continue straight through roundabout to continue along A65 for approximately 10 miles, passing Kirkby Lonsdale, Then there will be a left hand turning to Masongill along a country lane, if you pass the Escape Bike shop you have gone too far. Continue for approximately ½ a mile and then take the first left hand turn. Follow the lane around to the left and Illiwell Lane Barn is located at the end.