Reception Rooms: 5
We are thrilled to bring to the market a highly sought after, private residence in a semi-rural, convenient location, offering the purchaser a unique opportunity to acquire a characterful Victorian dwelling house and adjacent 4 bedroomed converted former coach house. Reached by way of a private gated drive and occupying a neat, one acre site, Woodlands presents as an elegant, period home, sympathetically extended to provide an interesting layout with scope for establishing into a forever family home. The adjacent Carriage House was converted in recent times and offers additional accommodation for a growing family or indeed, for small business use, subject to the usual consent.
Three minutes from junction 36 of the M6 at Crooklands and only 10 minutes from Oxenholme mainline railway station, Crooklands is a convenient base for the long or short distance commuter offering easy access to both the Lakes, Dales and into neighbouring Lancashire. Woodlands is ideally located within the catchment of an excellent choice of nursery, primary and secondary schools. Heversham, Dallam, the Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale, Casterton Sedbergh prep school and Lancaster Grammar Schools, are all easily accessible. Kendal is a thriving market town, with independent and high street shops and businesses. Well established and supported, its out of town outlets equally provide a varied and plentiful choice of amenities and facilities for the semi-rural resident.
Woodlands Woodlands offers spacious, three bedroomed accommodation displaying a host of characterful features including original tiled hallway, sash windows and pitch pine doors cleverly married with a fine array of reproduction plasterwork and joinery. A charming lounge to the front of the house displays an original fireplace and leads through to the formal dining room with period shutters and ornate plaster work. A modern, oak kitchen wrapped in cool granite tops and complimented by Neff and Bosch appliances is reached off the central hallway from where a large, dry cellar space provides scope for conversion to home cinema or games room. The bespoke conservatory built in 2000 spans the full height of the building resulting in a light, bright space and a delightful social area. The quality, ground floor shower room is fully tiled and presented in a Victoriana style. The original staircase splits at the half landing leading right to bedroom one with vaulted ceiling and arched windows, this room having use of a fully tiled bathroom with corner bath and double steam enclose shower unit. To the left of the stairs sits bedroom two with an ensuite shower cubicle and bedroom three accessed by way of a galleried seating area over the lounge with ensuite, three piece bathroom.
Outside, the main house is enveloped by lush green lawns with private seating areas flanked by mature trees and shrubs. Ample parking is available on the driveway with further secure parking by way of a double garage with electric doors. A recently constructed store is ideal for garden or sports equipment.
The Carriage House The Carriage House is completely independent to its larger neighbour and provides scope for ancillary or holiday accommodation subject to the usual consents. Formerly two properties, this spacious dwelling, sitting at the rear of the site and sharing the same driveway, offers characterful accommodation in a homely, cottage style. The central lounge has a warming wood burning stove and double doors leading out to the woodland garden beyond. An arch leads through to the snug or would be library room and into a bespoke office beyond. The large, dining kitchen and living space is well fitted with solid oak units, granite tops and quality appliances. The first floor provides three good bedrooms matched by two modern shower rooms. The rear staircase leads to bedroom four, a large private space with adjacent 4 piece suite making this an ideal master suite. Outside, the woodland garden to the side of the property is home to a variety of fruit trees and mature shrubs. Ample parking for up to 8 cars is available on the cobbled courtyard directly in front of the property.