Reception Rooms: 3
A wonderful opportunity to acquire a substantial detached, four bedroom dormer bungalow that was constructed in 1939, on a private plot of approximately 1 acre and with plentiful uncapped potential for modernisation and development. Situated in the quaint and picturesque hamlet of Mill Side, close to the small village of Witherslack, Thorny Hill offers a tremendous opportunity to create an extensive home either for a family in permanent residence or as a spacious second home. Set out over two floors, the majority of the accommodation at Thorny Hill is to the ground floor, and the opportunity exists to easily create three ensuite bedrooms and large open plan kitchen/dining room. There is a very generous cellar with windows, providing further potential and the current owners have created further bedroom and study space from the attic and dormer. Surrounded by beautiful, informal gardens and featuring an array of versatile outbuildings this property will suite a buyer who wishes to create a special home in a highly sought after location. The property will benefit from modernisation, but the potential is vast.
Mill Side, with original Mill Pond and converted Mill, is only a quarter of a mile from the A590, and thus this property is well placed for access to the M6, west coast mainline at Oxenholme, the central lakes and the west coast of Cumbria. Witherslack itself is a highly regarded village within the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park, extremely well placed for travel; Kendal, the Central Lakes and Ulverston are all within easy reach. Thorny Hill enjoys an elevated setting providing peace & privacy and this delightful village has a good primary school, busy community shop, church and well patronised village pub. The sought after independent schools, Sedbergh and Windermere, both have transport services from nearby.
Accommodation An ample paved parking area which can comfortably accommodate at least 6 cars leads up to a paved south facing seating area and steps leading to the generous welcoming entrance hall.
Entrance Hall Running from either side of the house and with an open grated fire and Mahogany surround, this is a bright and welcoming entrance hall.
Sitting Room 21’0 x 13’11 (6.41 x 4.25) Enjoying a wonderful dual aspect over the garden, this south facing reception space is well proportioned and features a open fire with stone surround and hearth.
Dining room 16’2 x 12’11 (4.94 x 3.93) This formal dining room has alcove detailing, glazed hatch to kitchen and the possibility exists to incorporate into the kitchen for a modern dining kitchen. As with the majority of the house, there is an abundance of Mahogany including picture rail, skirting boards and window.
Breakfast kitchen 21’5 x 16’9 (6.54 x 5.10) Located to the rear of the property, this spacious kitchen features a good range of wall and base units, tongue and groove ceiling, and space for fitted appliances. There is additional access through a hatch to a vast cellar area with reasonable head height, which is perfect for conversion. In addition, a glazed door leads to the rear garden and an internal door to an integrated single garage.
WC Immediately off the main hall there is a neatly presented cloak room with pedestal wash hand basin, WC, and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1 20’10 x 14’1 (6.36 x 4.29) A wonderfully spacious double bedroom with dual aspect providing plenty of light and delightful garden views. This very well proportioned room even has space for the inclusion of an ensuite facility should the purchaser wish to develop further.
Bedroom 2 20’11 x 12’11 (6.37 x 3.93) Located at the rear of the property and with lovely countryside views towards Whitbarrow Scar, this generous double bedroom presently utilised as a twin offers fantastic accommodation for guests or teenagers.
Bedroom 3 20’2 x 12’1 (6.14 x 3.69) A spacious double bedroom with two large picture windows, overlooking the woodland garden to the rear, an abundance of wildlife is evident. There are also Mahogany features throughout.
House bathroom A spacious bathroom, which will benefit from updating but currently providing double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, large panel bath, bidet and WC. There are three heated chrome towel radiators.
Immediately adjacent to the house bathroom is a further WC with wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
From the main entrance hall, a Mahogany staircase leads to the first floor which was converted more recently by the vendor’s parents.
Reception 20’4 x 13’4 (6.20 x 4.07)
Bedroom four 11’2 x 9’0 (3.40 x 2.75) Imaginatively converted, this original attic space now provides a double bedroom with semi vaulted ceiling, Velux window and plentiful under eaves storage to either side. There is also on this level a bathroom with corner bath, WC, and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. The addition of a dormer window to the front has created a excellent study space with wonderful views across the garden, tree tops and to the rolling village and farmland beyond. There are a number of storage options within this space. A door leads into a large, undeveloped, but fully insulated loft space (not boarded).
Outside Set within approximately 1 acre of beautiful, attractive gardens, Thorny Hill provides a wealth of opportunity for those who enjoy gardening, and those with children who enjoy playing outdoors. In addition to the integrated single garage, there are four other garage/sheds/outbuildings that provide opportunity for storage or workshop space. The garden was once home to a narrow gauge railway and as such, has a wonderful network of paths leading from each lawned area. There are a number of mature flower beds, and mature shrubs and trees throughout the garden area. There is also a caged soft fruit garden and ample space for growing additional vegetables. The driveway leads from the quiet lane and provides a very private setting for this wonderful family home. To the rear there is also approximately three quarters of an acre of woodland that can be used to source wood for the fire, and for observing wildlife, or for children playing (this area is accessed from the rear garden via a wooden stile).
Services Private water supply (Whitbarrow Estate)
Private septic tank drainage
Oil fired central heating and night storage radiators.
Council Tax Band G
DIRECTIONS Travelling westbound along the A590 from Brettargh Holt, take the right hand turning at the speed cameras signposted ‘Mill Side’. Follow the lane for around ½ mile; the turning for Thorny Hill is on the right.