Reception Rooms: 5
From M6 J36 follow the A591 toward the Lakes. At Plumgarths Roundabout take the third exit to Kendal onto Windermere Road. Continue for just over one mile, turning left onto Burneside Road at the traffic lights. Take a left onto Ashleigh Roadand right into the first driveway for The Mount. Alternatively, continue along Burneside Road and turn into the second, private driveway for The Mount, directly opposite the Magistrates Court.
A very rare opportunity has arisen within Kendal to acquire an elegant and detached eight bedroom, late Victorian, Arts and Crafts town house in a delightfully secluded setting, just off Burneside Road, a short level stroll from this increasingly popular community. Having been within the same family for almost 60 years, The Mount enjoys a substantial and unique plot, accessed by way of two independent driveways to a slightly elevated site, making best use of fine views across the town to the Kentmere fell range beyond. Blessed with a wealth of original Victorian features, The Mount has successfully retained a glorious mahogany staircase with bespoke seating to the landing area set against a backdrop of impressive stained glass windows and ornate plasterwork to the ceiling above. Areas of original tiled and parquet flooring, married beautifully with period fireplaces further enhance the character and charm of this fine property. The extensive grounds are home to a variety of mature trees, the driveway bordered by well established planting leading to a delightful, formal lawn. The Mount has a variety of convenient and useful garages and also benefits from having an independent, one bedroom annexe offering the purchaser numerous options for storage, home office or ancillary accommodation for a relative. A portion of the site adjacent to Ashleigh Road, currently utilised for garaging is also available to purchase under separate negotiation.
Known as the gateway to the Lakes, Kendal is easily accessible within a few minutes drive from junction 36 of the M6 motorway. Well served by public transport, the town has good rail and bus links for the long and short distance commuter and offers excellent public schooling for both primary and secondary stage ;independent schooling can be found in nearby Sedbergh and Windermere. The historic yet vibrant market town of Kendal boasts two great golf courses, a popular leisure centre, Brewery Arts Theatre and castle. A host of well supported, high street and independent shopping is on hand, the cobbled streets of this auld grey town offering some superb eateries, cafes and bars.
Built in 1900 and noted on an original date stone, The Mount is steeped in history and exhibits a wealth of original features and an abundance of character by way of high ceilings, ornate plaster work and original tiled and parquet flooring. The main entrance hall leads into a most striking reception space with grand fireplace, original to the era and a magnificent hand crafted, mahogany staircase with galleried landing area, complete with bespoke bench seating set against a background of impressive, leaded windows; the original decorative plasterwork above the staircase and landing area, further evidence of the incredible craftsmanship on display. The light and spacious accommodation, set out over 3 floors with an independent internal staircase to the top level, would be well suited to a large family who could utilise the available space to provide a good degree of privacy for the whole family but is equally suited to a variety of business uses, subject to planning. The spacious cellar areas provide further options for home cinema, games room or storage whilst the one bedroom annexe and numerous outbuildings further enhance the flexibility of this fine, period property.
Accessed by two independent driveways, the grounds here at The Mount are private and extensive and delightfully laid out with areas of formal lawns, well established trees and mature planting fringing the access route. A host of outbuildings to the side of the house provide valuable storage. Ample parking is available for several vehicles across the site and a portion of the site adjacent to Ashleigh Road, currently utilised for garaging is also available to purchase under separate negotiation.