Reception Rooms: 3
Dating back to the 1700s, Primrose Bank is a fine example of the perfect marriage between 18th century original features and modern day living. Offering a 180 degree panoramic vista of the Howgill Fell range and Farleton Knott, this very distinctive and charming three bedroom home provides characterful and flexible accommodation on a generous site with ample parking, outdoor storage, approximate 1.5 acre paddock and an independent, self contained one bedroom cottage, ideal for home office/study or family use.
The rural hamlet of Hale sits just off the A6 and is close to junction 36 of the M6 motorway, just 5 miles away. Convenient for commuters for either work or school, the city of Lancaster can be reached within 16 miles whilst the city centre of Manchester can be reached within 70 miles. The medieval market town of Kendal, known as the Gateway to the Lakes is a short drive away. A good choice of schooling for all ages is available in Beetham, Milnthorpe and indeed, Lancaster itself. The nearby market town of Milnthorpe offers good amenities of doctors, dentist, renowned Booth’s supermarket and independent shopping whilst nearby Beetham is blessed with a super garden centre and tea room and well supported theatre of the arts. The well frequented King’s Arms, Hale is a short stroll from the property.
The front porch leads into the ancient wing of the house where you are greeted by a spacious, beamed hallway with original oak door and oak pinned stair. To the right is the panelled lounge, awash with ships beams and sandstone fireplace, the French doors lead out onto the front garden. The cosy dining room offers many talking points for dinner, the strategically placed sun room off here making the very best of the stunning views. A small office /craft room sits adjacent to the dining room, accessed by a couple of steps. The modern, fully fitted quality kitchen sits in the extension which was added around 1980 and provides Neff appliances wrapped in cool silestone. A second, spacious vaulted lounge displays a feature stone fireplace with Jotul wood burner, the room blessed with numerous beam and wide window openings. A functional utility/boot room and large shower room complete the ground floor accommodation. The original oak stair case leads to a useful cloakroom on the half landing and to three good bedrooms, all with fully fitted furnishings, each with delightful garden or fell views; the one occupying the oldest part of the house has an original stone mullioned window facing the garden. The spacious, quality house bathroom on this floor was created by Panaramer of Milnthorpe. A totally independent, single story annexe with double bedroom, open plan living space and shower room sits within the grounds, ideal for guests, independent relatives or as a home office/study.
Set against a backdrop of mature woodland on a slightly sloping site, Primrose Bank offers large, fully enclosed grounds with delightful seating areas, natural planting, grassy banks and limestone terraces. Whilst your eyes are constantly drawn to the view from the front, the garden is awash with colour throughout the year and is home to a number of resident birds and visiting wildlife. Ample parking with plenty of turning space is available with space for further vehicles under the car port. A dry, stone outbuilding is ideal for storing gardening and sports equipment whilst the large greenhouse at the top of site with adjacent shed offers further storage options. In addition to the large gardens, Primrose Bank offers an approximate 1.5 acre, fully gated paddock directly in front of the property which can be accessed either from the private lane or from the A6.
Directions Travelling along the A6 from Carnforth heading towards Milnthorpe, take a left just before The Kings Arm Hotel to Arnside. As the road bends, turn left down a smaller lane and the driveway to Primrose Bank can be found further down, just after the road bends, on your right hand side.