Reception Rooms: 5
Old Starricks is a sympathetically converted barn that enjoys an elevated position and simply stunning panoramic views over the local valley. Set within an approximate 2.5 acre plot that includes two paddocks and neatly presented lawns, the setting is truly peaceful and the outlook over the uninterrupted countryside is mesmerising. The property was converted in 1993 and further extended in 2006 and now presents an enviable 6 bed family home with spacious living accommodation fit for the largest of families. The conversion has been carefully carried out to the highest of standards as to not disturb the authentic charm of the original barn features. All the woodwork throughout is Solid Oak to blend seamlessly with the exposed beam features and exposed brick fire surrounds that fill this home with character and appeal. There is also modern day comforts in place such as underfloor heating that runs throughout, wiring in place for a SONOS sound system, Hyper-fast B4RN connectivity and solar panels with a feed in tariff bringing an annual income of around £1600.
Right from your doorstep, you can look across the valley and over the village of Capernwray. This small countryside village enjoys a peaceful setting and is surrounded by the rolling countryside. The nearby market town of Carnforth provides a full range of everyday amenities including a supermarket and doctors. This is also the ideal location for those looking for a quiet pace of life whilst not compromising on accessibility, J35 of the M6 is located a mere 10 minute drive away and the Carnforth train station offers connections across the country. The property also sits within the school catchment area for the renowned Lancaster Boys & Girls Grammar Schools and the Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale.
A neatly presented Tegula Setts paved courtyard off the main driveway leads up to the attractive glazed entrance of Old Starricks. The entrance hall is open to the gallery landing above and is flooded with natural light afforded through the large barn style window which runs the length of both floors. This sets the tone for the charming aesthesis of the property, an intriguing feature is the large salt water fish tank which glimpses through into the breakfast room. The floor is attractively finished in Sandstone tiles that continue into the breakfast kitchen. Easily the heart of the home, the kitchen has a traditional Farmhouse style with a range of solid French oak wall, drawer and base units with Corian worktops and accompanying central island, hand craft by Ramwell Classic Interiors. Wooden ceiling beams, exposed lintels and a three door AGA complete the authentic charm. Located just off the kitchen is a bright north facing breakfast room which affords space for a dining table and chairs and enjoys a beautiful outlook over the garden and towards Ingleborough Mountain. Furthermore there is a separate formal dining which enjoys exposed beam features and pretty Oak window seats. Double doors grandly open out into the main living room, a spacious reception space that is great for entertaining and can also be accessed from the hall. A cast iron log burning stove is set up upon a flagged hearth with rustic exposed brick surround and again, there are original exposed ceiling beams. In addition to this room, there is also a cosy sitting room/ snug that adjoins a sun room, the perfect vantage point from which to take in the expanse of rolling countryside. The snug also features a cast iron long burner with flagged hearth and exposed brick surround. Back to the entrance hall and this time heading into the extension that was added in around 2006. A useful home office enjoys a quiet position and a range of built in storage cupboards/ book shelves. This is the ideal space for those looking to work from home and furthermore the property is connected to hyper-fast B4RN connectively. The large utility room provides the space and plumbing for a washing machine, dryer and freezer and leads into a fully tiled shower room and also a large store room with adjoining wine cellar. For coats and shoes, there is also a large cloaks room just of the entrance hall.
The first floor landing is an open mezzanine and leads to two double bedrooms, a modern house bathroom, a guest suite and a master suite. The guest suite is a spacious double which would also be an ideal room for older children and includes a walk in wardrobe and ensuite shower room. The master suite also includes a dressing area and ensuite with Jacuzzi bath and walk in-shower however most uniqueto this room is that it leads out onto a private outdoor terrace. The terrace is a natural suntrap and offers complete peace and tranquillity with views overlooking the rolling countryside. In addition to the abundant living space the ground floor has to offer, across the mezzanine landing double doors open out into a large games room which is part of the 2006 extension. Currently utilised as snooker room, this is a great space especially for those with larger families and teenagers. It could be utilised as a bedroom however there is plenty more bedroom space on offer as you lead up to the second floor. This attic conversion provides two further double bedrooms and a shower room.
Sitting in around 2.5 acres of gardens and grounds, Old Starricks is ideal for those who like to enjoy the outdoors. First and foremost is the beautiful tranquil setting and stunning panoramic views that can be enjoyed from all aspects. The driveway sweeps around to a detached stone built triple garage with two built in stores and a first floor which is currently utilised as a storage space but could lend itself to conversion into a home office if required. Set atop of the garage roof are the Solar Panels that benefit from a feed in tariff of 3.6 p/kWh, generating around £1600 annually. The extensive lawn is spotted with mature trees and plants and there is meandering stream trickles through during in the winter months. The patio that borders the lawn is ideal for outdoor entertaining during the summer months. There are also a selection of other lawned areas, pretty flower beds, features and a vegetable garden in addition to the adjoining two paddocks, an intriguing package for those with equestrian interests.
Directions Leaving the M6 at J35, follow signs to the B6254 to Over Kellet, turning left onto Kellet Road. Upon entering Over Kellet village take the first left to join Capernwray Road and continue for approx. 2 miles. Continue onto Borron Lane, turn left onto Borwick Road and take the second right hand turn onto Keer Holme Lane. Take the first left up a private lane, and Old Starricks can be found at the top of the drive.