Reception Rooms: 6
Welcome to Low House… This absolutely magnificent property is a joy to behold. A private haven of peace and tranquillity, effortlessly merging contemporary design with original 17th century features, this exquisite, Grade II listed home provides a unique space to live, work and relax. A total of 6 stunning and individual bedrooms are complimented by four reception rooms and two kitchens, one that could be utilised as a large utility room, and enveloped by superb gardens and grounds amounting to approximately 8 acres. On the market for the first time in nearly 20 years, this very special home has been lovingly maintained and updated with a style and class that is hard to find. Located in the Lune Valley within the highly sought after hamlet of Eskrigge within Gressingham, the excellent accessibility forms only part of the appeal. This property offers so much for so many, with its vast versatility and creative layout and design; those working from home, with dependent relative or with equestrian interests will be drawn to the adaptability of this landmark home.
Location…. Within a conservation area and listed Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Eskrigge is a relatively unknown hamlet within the parish of Gressingham. Privacy, seclusion and unrivalled views are in abundance, yet this superb rural idyll is extremely well located for access to the local and wider area. Equidistant between Kirkby Lonsdale to the North and Lancaster to the South, Low House is only 4 miles from J35 of the M6 and only 7 miles to Lancaster with its superb array of high street and independent shops, two universities, hospital and many historical and cultural places of interest. In addition the Lancaster train station provides connectivity to London in 2.5 hours. There is an excellent selection of schooling available locally including the boys and girls Grammar Schools, QES in Kirkby Lonsdale and the independents Giggleswick and Sedbergh are both within easy reach.
WITHIN THE HOUSE…. Seamlessly merging modern and original, this frankly breath taking property dates back in parts to the early 1600’s and has been fastidiously updated by the current owners to create a very special home for one or more generations of a family to enjoy. Creatively linked, this is a home of two halves; within the older part of the house, magnificent original features such as exposed beams and stone mullioned windows are complimented and enhanced by workmanship of the highest order. Quality materials and bespoke craftsmanship by Graham Middleton has been utilised wherever possible to emulate the period.
The ground floor boasts four beautiful reception rooms, a welcoming and generous entrance hall, a fabulous en-suite ground floor bedroom and a stunning, quality kitchen, along side a very useful utility and cloakroom. The first floor enjoys three immaculately presented double bedrooms and two beautiful house bathroom. Throughout, the aspect from every window is a delight; neatly landscaped welcoming gardens offer a wealth of colour and intrigue.
A secret door leads into a marvellous glazed corridor that in turn leads into the converted barn. This contemporary addition again boasts a fantastic array of original ‘barn type’ features that have been creatively adapted into a magnificent, modern living space, a superb Carl Josef Living Kitchen that opens out on to the garden is adjacent to a more formal reception space and further complimented by two fabulous double bedrooms and a spectacular Marble bathroom that was hand picked from the quarry by the vendor for the intricacy of its vein. The fixtures and fittings within Low House have been hand selected for quality; with Kirkstone green slate tiling, Hansgrohe and Duravit sanitary ware, the Victoria & Albert Volcanic Limestone bath, Samuel Heath bathroom, window and door fittings throughout the Barn, granite work surfaces and Ted Todd parquet flooring.
Approached via a tree lined driveway, the setting of Low House is unrivalled. Peaceful, and surrounded by rolling countryside, the land amounts to approximately 8 acres; 2.5 of which is picturesque woodland, a 4 acre paddock and 1.5 acres of simply delightful gardens. The drive leads to a courtyard setting around which the house and outbuildings nestle. Quirky, formal and informal gardens have been exquisitely designed to provide a haven for wildlife, ensuring the maturity of many hardy plants and shrubs yet have created different areas for different moods. There are follies and water features and plentiful places to sit and enjoy these stunning surroundings. Many of the beautiful stone buildings that had fallen into disrepair have been salvaged in part to create wonderful and interesting features, the vendors own stained glass designs can be found included within and perhaps the most impressive is the substantial barn that has historically fallen down. This fabulous space has been impressively transformed into a wonderful private hot tub area with bespoke marble water feature and giant chess board. Practically there is a large barn that is presently utilised as a garage but would lend itself well to stabling or further development if so required and subject to usual consents.