Reception Rooms: 3
Whitbarrow Lodge is a fine example of a Victorian era home on the fringe of the Lake District and being the major portion of a substantial residence; it remains a significant property in the district of Witherslack, with gardens set out in front with 180 degree views of Morecambe Estuary. Situated at the head of a sweeping drive, Whitbarrow Lodge has retained nearly all of its original designs and features. Principle rooms boast fine plaster work ceilings, oak floors and panelling, beautiful fire places and sash windows. The sunny aspect of the house provides views from the main rooms over the gardens to the estuary and Sandside/Arnside beyond. The main rooms have lovely generous proportions and the sale of Whitbarrow Lodge provides an opportunity to have the grandeur of one of the areas finest houses, yet manageable in size and grounds.
In the renowned Farrer family ownership for many years who were famous authors and politicians, the main residence is now split into four very individual properties, the prime portion being Whitbarrow Lodge which retains the original terrace and pond, offering generous garaging together with lawns and ample parking facilities.
The property occupies a delightfully secluded location, being approached from the highway via a private track from either Mill Side or the old minor road/cycle way adjacent to the A590. The property is situated on the edge of the rural hamlet of Millside, which is tucked under the impressive Whitbarrow Scar within the southern periphery of the Lake District National Park. Millside is part of the thriving community of Witherslack, accessibility is excellent whilst still enjoying all the benefits of rural life. Nearby, the hamlet of Witherslack is highly regarded and sought after and is positioned to the South of the Lyth Valley, to the West of the busy market town of Kendal and gives good access to the A590 trunk road and connections to the M6. Train stations are present at both Oxenholme and Grange-over-Sands, giving a high speed connection to London Euston and is approximately 15-20 minutes drive. Witherslack village itself has an active community and there is a successful primary school and a highly regarded pub, The Derby Arms, and also a local convenience/grocers shop. Kendal is around 8 miles away and provides an excellent selection of everyday amenities. The surrounding area is perfect for walking and exploring, including Whitbarrow Scar behind, for horse riding and for lovers of nature.
Whitbarrow Lodge has retained many original features and the current vendors have carefully updated and maintained the property to a high standard, ensuring a very well presented home that will attract a range of buyers. This very substantial property is extremely versatile, making an excellent family home; the spacious accommodation is set out over two floors with each room benefiting from good proportions and magnificent high ceilings. Presently, the accommodation features the original drawing room with curved ceiling plaster and stone carved fireplace with multi fuel stove, original panelled dining hall with stone carved fireplace with clear view multi fuel stove, grand panelled hallway, study, laundry room with downstairs WC, kitchen with double doors onto the terrace, four large double bedrooms, newly refurbished shower room and a large family bathroom with feature Jacuzzi bath. There is scope to further develop the grounds to the front of the property with plans drawn for the addition of double garage with enlarged terrace above. The property also has scope and the possibility of being split into two smaller dwellings if the buyer desired, with ample opportunities for dependant relatives or further income.
Services Private water supply (Whitbarrow Estate)
Private septic tank drainage
Oil fired central heating and multi fuel stoves.
Council Tax Band F