Reception Rooms: 4
A stunning Grade ll listed four bedroom barn conversion, located amongst the picturesque surroundings of the Lake District National Park. Wicklow Barn enjoys a unique and charming split level layout, capitalising on the spectacular far reaching views towards Whitbarrow Scar, Fairfield and Kentmere Valley. Occupying an elevated position in the highly sought after South Lakeland parish of Cartmel Fell, this wonderful home has been beautifully developed and renovated to provide versatile living space with high quality fitments and locally sourced materials that have been well planned, to provide superb synergy between original character and contemporary designs for modern living. Three versatile reception rooms are complemented by a fantastic breakfast kitchen and utility. There are three double bedrooms, two of which are Ensuite, a single bedroom and a fantastic house bathroom. Outside, there is private parking, a lovely low maintenance garden area with patio and delightful views.
Cartmel Fell is a really super place to live or holiday; there are an abundance of pubs in the immediate area, and the very popular Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank is within walking distance. This rural community, once home to the author Arthur Ransome, benefits from an interesting church built in 1504 to save the local farming community the seven mile walk to Cartmel Priory. There is a small village store in nearby Bowland Bridge and plentiful walks from the doorstep. The hamlets of High Newton, Witherslack and Winster are all easily accessible and Wicklow Barn is well placed for access into the honeypots of the National Park, toward Kendal and the A590 for travel on the M6 or West Coast rail line. Crosthwaite, the nearest village, has a small but thriving community with an excellent primary school, village hall, church, the iconic Punchbowl and post office service. This fantastic opportunity will attract a wide range of buyers, those seeking a rural lifestyle or second home, in a beautiful location, yet only a short distance from the comprehensive amenities in both Kendal and Bowness, will be impressed by the design, location and uniqueness of this very special home.
Accommodation Approached via a gravel parking area with ample space for four vehicles, there is a beautiful large oak and glazed barn door entrance complete with slate canopy above.
Entrance Hall 29’4 x 12’0 (8.95 x 3.66) Upon entering the striking entrance hall, there is a remarkable full height vaulted ceiling with oak beams and mezzanine landing. This welcoming entrance leads through to an impressive dining space with glazed window enjoying countryside views. Throughout this space there are impressive exposed beam features, exposed stone walls and a magnificent large timber door dated 1881 that forms part of the listing.
Kitchen 20’1 x 17’0 (6.13 x 5.17) From the impressive main hall, Limestone tiled steps lead down to the superb open plan breakfast kitchen. Featuring a fantastic range of wall and base units, topped with Burlington green slate work surfaces, encompass a fantastic range of integrated appliances, including two fridges and freezers (BioFresh by Liebherr), a NEFF dishwasher, Britannia range cooker with six ring gas hob and a double Belfast sink, complete with Quooker tap for instant boiling water and a additional filtered water tap. The stylish and substantial island unit with breakfast bar seating is finished in the same design with beautiful green slate top perfect for family and friends to gather around. Furthermore more, there is ample space for a generous dining or breakfast table and the kitchen enjoys lovely views over the garden towards Whitbarrow scar.
Utility 7’11 x 6’8 (2.41 x 2.03) Immediately adjacent to the kitchen, there is a selection of wall and base units perfect for storage, space for a washing machine and also featuring a door to the patio seating area and garden.
Throughout both the kitchen and utility space, the floor has been practically tiled with beautiful Travertine floor tiles.
Games Room/Study 17’11 x 10’3 (5.47 x 3.13) Accessed via a few steps from the main hall, this versatile room has been creatively adapted by the current vendors to provide an excellent games/play room or even a study. The old barn door has been retained with an inner glazed door added to allow plenty of light. A variety of full height storage cupboards have been integrated around the outer edges of the room in order to house the boiler, a tumble dryer (if required) and also provide super additional storage for household items.
Living room 17’11 x 11’7 (5.46 x 3.54) A beautiful, locally made oak staircase leads to the elevated living room. This bright and welcoming room enjoys a stunning dual aspect with far reaching views across the adjoining countryside towards Winster Valley and on a clear day, Kentmere. The ceiling is double height, vaulted and has wonderful exposed beam features. Providing a magnificent centre point is the wood burning stove set upon a slate hearth with exposed stone surround. To finish the room has been rough plastered which further accentuates the wonderful character of this tremendous listed barn.
Bedroom 2 11’10 x 8’9 (3.61 x 2.67) Accessed from the main dining hall via a marvellous timber door, which is dated 1881 and also included within the listing, this superb double bedroom is ideal for guests and enjoys a vaulted ceiling, beam detail and far reaching views towards Whitbarrow Scar. The Ensuite shower room is neatly presented and comprises a fully tiled walk in shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. There is also a very useful full size storage cupboard adjacent.
First floor A bespoke made oak and glazed staircase leads to a stunning mezzanine landing area constructed from the same high quality materials.
Bedroom 3 13’7 x 12’0 (4.15 x 3.65) Presently utilised as a twin bedroom yet with ample space to accommodate a double bed, this lovely room features a walk in wardrobe, two double integrated wardrobes and benefits from delightful views across the adjacent farmland.
Bedroom 4 / Study 10’2 x 7’1 (3.11 x 2.17) The smallest of the bedrooms, yet full of character with exposed beam features and lovely country views, this adaptive room is ideal for use as a study but similarly would make an excellent single bedroom.
Bathroom Bright and airy, this impressive bathroom, like the rest of the house, has been meticulously updated to provide a soothing contemporary space. A free standing Victoria & Albert egg shaped bath with designer waterfall tap is further complemented by a beautiful marble basin stand, large shower cubicle, Geberit WC and two chrome towel radiators. LED lighting and a generous velux provide plenty of light.
Master suite 17’11 x 10’4 (5.46 x 3.16) Uniquely deigned and with plenty of built in storage solutions, this impressive master suite boasts many characterful features and the pretty cottage style window overlooks the beautiful lawned garden with views beyond. Open plan to the shower room, taken from a boutique hotel design, this en suite bedroom is both stylish and functional. The shower area is accessed from two sides and features twin shower, WC and limestone hand basin. It has been fully tiled in mosaic to create a luxurious finish.
Outside Accessed via the quiet country lane, there is plentiful parking for four vehicles on the graveled area to the front of Wicklow Barn. This beautiful stone barn is extremely attractive on the approach and to the side of the property is a wonderful paved patio area, perfect for outdoor entertaining and enjoying the spectacular views of Cartmel Fell. The garden is laid mainly to lawn and is low maintenance and secure, yet offers a wealth of opportunity for those who wish to grow both flowers and vegetables. Attached to the main house is a double height barn currently utilised for storage, this would make excellent ancillary accommodation to the main house (subject to usual consent) if so required.
Services Mains Electricity
Private Drainage (Septic Tank)
Private Water (Borehole)
Oil fired central heating.
Council Tax Band G