Reception Rooms: 5
Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoying an approximate 3.75 acres of land, Thwaite Moss is a lovely Grade II listed, semi-detached farmhouse that boasts enviable views over the Lake District and Forest of Bowland. Originally converted in the 1990s by well known architects Mason Gillibrand, the property offers a wealth of charming barn features and modern comforts that merge seamlessly to create a beautiful balanced home that is full of character. The accommodation is spacious and flexible and includes a separate wing that was formerly the old stables. Converted at a later date to the main house, this offers potential for further development into an annexe if required. At present the accommodation includes a total of five reception rooms along with an open plan kitchen dining room and separate utility. There is a total of five double bedrooms found across the property, of which three are ensuite with a further house bathroom. This is a great home for those with equestrian interests as there are two stone built stables with tack room and yard that adjoin the approximate 3.75 acres of land included within the sale. The gardens are a private haven of peace and tranquillity, consisting of a mix of informal and formal plantings, lawns and even a productive vegetable garden. There is also ample parking space on the driveway and a double garage.
The parish of Tatham is a classic example of the English countryside community. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; The Forest of Bowland is a picture of rolling fields and hills. Nearby Bentham provides all the local necessities including shops, supermarket and post office. There are also two train stations nearby, one in Bentham and another in Wennington, just a short drive away. Those looking to work from home will be impressed to learn that Thwaite Moss benefits from B4RN access. There are primary schools in the nearby villages of Wray and Lowgill, the very well respected Queen Elizabeth Secondary school in Kirkby Lonsdale is less than 8 miles away, with free bus pick-up available at the bottom of the drive. The property is also within the catchment area for the Lancaster Grammar Schools.
The house is believed to date back as far as 500 years and the conversion has been sympathetically carried out in order to preserve its charming features. A room in itself, the very spacious entrance hall features Fired Earth tiles that are in keeping with the authentic aesthetics and leads into a WC and understairs storage cupboard. An additional entrance option is through the large timber arched glazed door into the open plan dining kitchen. This homely kitchen includes a wealth of character barn features including exposed lintels, beams, stone walls and traditional style flagged stone floors. Classic shaker style, painted wall, drawer and base units with granite and oak worktops encompass a 5 door AGA and double Belfast sink. An original exposed stone arch leads into the open dining area which enjoys high valuated ceilings and plenty of natural light. There is ample space in here for a formal dining table and chairs and access both externally and into the adjoining utility. This additional facility provides further units, a Belfast sink and space for a washing machine, dryer, fridge and freezer.
There are three reception rooms to the original portion of the house; a formal sitting room, living room and also a home office. All are packed with characterful features that include exposed wooden ceiling beams, stone mullioned windows and large wood burning stoves set upon a flagged hearth with stone surrounds. A staircase from the cosy living room leads up to the first floor of the original conversion that was completed in the 1990s.There are three double bedrooms in this portion of the house, of which one is the impressive master suite that boasts a triple aspect over the open countryside and an ensuite bathroom. The other two bedrooms also benefit from ensuite shower rooms.
The newer conversion that was completed in 2002 begins just off the formal sitting room, in the light filled sun room which boasts beautiful views over the Lakeland Hills and Caton Fell. The sun room provides external access onto the front driveway and would thus be an ideal entrance if you were to further develop the new wing into an annexe. At present, this former stables includes a large reception room that is currently utilised as a games room, a ground floor double bedroom and a bathroom. There is access to the attached double garage and stairs lead up from a back hallway to the final double bedroom which features exposed trusses and lovely inset windows enjoying some of the best views in the house. This wing of the house is ideal for guests or indeed older children and offers larger families that all important space and privacy. As previously mentioned, it could be converted for use as an annexe for dependant relatives if required and subject to relevant planning.
The formal gardens to the rear of the property are a tranquil haven for wildlife. The neat lawn is flanked by beds filled with formal plantings that fill the garden with vibrant colours and scents. A beck trickles through the back of the garden and naturally sources the pond. Keen gardeners will be impressed by the many productive vegetable plots, herb garden, soft fruit cases, poly tunnel and fruit trees that include apple, pear and cherries. At the front, a flagged patio is the ideal spot from which to enjoy the panoramic fell views. The driveway affords ample parking and also provides access into the attached double garage and log store that was formerly used as a dog kennel. A small yard to the rear serves the two stables and tack room with hay loft above. From here access can be found directly into the adjoining approximate 3.75 acres of land, ideal for those with horses.