Reception Rooms: 3
Built in 1863, Ross Lodge is a truly stunning Victorian detached property which has been extensively and sympathetically restored and improved by the current vendor, to create a wonderful six bedroom family home. Set in approximately 2 acres of gardens and grounds, Ross lodge enjoys its gently raised and set back private position, whilst being only a short drive to the market town of Kendal and train station at Oxenholme.
Ross Lodge has been extensively restored retaining many original features, being brought back to life and enhanced with tasteful additions and decoration. The house itself is particularly well planned, with three principal reception rooms enjoying a southerly aspect across the front of the house, well equipped kitchen with utility leading into a re-built extension in the form of a garden room, ground floor bedroom and bathroom for potential annexe use. There are four generous en-suite bedrooms to the first floor with an additional en-suite bedroom to the attic level. To complete the picture there is a private gated driveway with a sweeping drive and parking for numerous vehicles together with scope for a detached garage, all sitting on a generous 2 acre plot with open countryside and fields surrounding.
Set in between the attractive and picturesque villages of Natland which enjoys a thriving community with its very own village green, primary school, church, shop and village hall and Barrows Green which has a local village pub. Being situated to the south of the market town of Kendal close to the A65 means it offers good connections for visiting the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales and has great connections to the M6 (Junction 36) which is approximately four miles and just a mile from Oxenholme mainline railway from where you can catch a train and be in London in under 3 hours.
On entering the house through the original oak door, a welcoming hallway with original tiled and parquet floor leads you to the three reception rooms each with original open fireplaces, restored original sash windows with shutters and feature deep skirtings, picture and plate rails. The south facing lounge, formal dining room and snug/office all benefit from underfloor heating and are complimented by a generous newly fitted kitchen offering an extensive range of wall and base units incorporating fridge/freezer, Rangemaster double oven, dishwasher, wine cooler and ceramic double sink unit. The kitchen also has an original AGA a beautiful feature piece which is currently not in working order. Adjacent to kitchen is a separate utility room with a range of units incorporating laundry facilities and housing the two heating boiler systems. To the rear of the property is a lean to extension from the original house, rebuilt offering a splendid garden room from which to enjoy the surrounding views with French doors leading out to the garden. Within the extension is a second versatile room which can be used as a ground floor bedroom with potential en-suite bathroom used alongside the garden room as a potential annex flat.
From the reception hallway a wide deep tread staircase leads to the first floor landing giving access to four generous ensuite bedrooms, the first of which is the large master bedroom suite with beautiful sash windows enjoying views over the surrounding countryside, impressive feature fireplace, extensive built in wardrobes and ensuite bathroom suite comprising bath, WC, pedestal wash basin and corner shower cubicle. The second of the bedrooms is a fantastic childrens/teenagers suite due to its mezzanine bedroom area and bathroom located in the attic space accessed via a staircase from the main first floor room which is of generous proportion and would make a great hang out and playroom. The third and fourth bedrooms are both generous double bedrooms with feature fireplaces, one has a separate dressing area and both feature ensuite facilities including one with a traditional cast iron claw foot bath and Victorian high level cistern toilet. The fifth and final bedroom is situated in the converted attic space with its own staircase leading to a generous bedroom area, lit by Velux windows and served with eaves storage space and a separate dressing room area which leads into an ensuite bathroom comprising claw foot slipper bath, WC and pedestal wash basin.
In addition to the extensive accommodation there is a basement level which extends under the property split into several store rooms with potential and scope for further development if required. The property itself sits centrally on its 2 acre plot with a gated private gravel driveway and parking area with a potential site next to the house for a detached garage. The gardens are presently laid to lawn with woodland areas and potential to transform into a splendid house garden. The property is bounded by open countryside and grazing fields, with additional land available if required by separate negotiation.
DIRECTIONS From Kendal, proceed out of the town on the Burton Road, continue past the Westmorland General Hospital following the road towards Endmoor and Crooklands. Continue past the turning to Oxenholme on your left, and the second turning for Natland on your right, continue along that road until eventually you reach the gated entrance to Ross Lodge on your left hand side.
Mains electric and water connected. LPG central heating and private septic tank drainage.
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