Reception Rooms: 3
A most attractive, four bedroom, detached home in a beautiful elevated position, surrounded by delightful gardens amounting to approximately ¾ acre. Just outside the popular market town of Milnthorpe, Leighton Beck Road is a highly sought after area which is very accessible for those who commute and also excellent for enjoying a gentler pace of life with Arnside and Silverdale also nearby. The driveway sweeps around the property, providing two access points and ample space for parking. Set out over two floors, the accommodation at Zermatt is extremely well maintained; in the same ownership since 1998 the vendors have lovingly and carefully modernised this property, which dates back to the 1960s, throughout. The welcoming and bright entrance hall opens out into two formal reception spaces, garden room, a generous kitchen and also on this level a very spacious master bedroom with large ensuite. Practically there is also a utility space and cloak room with WC. The lower ground floor, brilliantly created by the current vendors, has been extremely well planned and affords plenty of natural light. On this level there are three super double bedrooms, one of which is presently utilised as a study and a large, modern shower room. Furthermore there is also access to the integral single garage. The delightful grounds surrounding Zermatt are of a mature nature with wooded elements, a rose garden and seating areas to enjoy the beautiful far reaching views. To the front of the property and accessed from the garden and living room, a wonderful balcony enjoys the south easterly aspect, with private, stunning views.
The quaint hamlet of Beetham is ideally situated to capitalise on both the peaceful, surrounding countryside and the local amenities and convenient access provided by nearby Milnthorpe and the market town of Carnforth. Furthermore the popular market town of Kendal is less than 10 miles away, providing access into the Lake District National Park. For those travelling further afield the West Coast mainline at either Oxenholme or Carnforth facilitates connectivity to Manchester and London. The M6 junction 36 and 35 are also just a 6 or 10 minutes drive away. Beetham itself benefits from a great pub, primary school, theatre, café, church and the highly acclaimed garden centre, all within walking distance. For those who enjoy the great outdoors, there is a plethora of walks that can be enjoyed from the doorstep, including the famous Fairy Steps and the picturesque, Area’s of Outstanding Natural Beauty of Silverdale, Arnside and Sandside are within easy reach.
Accommodation With plentiful parking for at least 6 cars, the sweeping driveway at Zermatt leads to a glazed entrance way, which affords plenty of natural of light into the split level entrance hall.
Stairs lead to a landing area, off which there is a cloak room with WC, vanity wash hand basin and very large storage cupboard.
Living Room 22’1 x 13’5 (6.73 x 4.09) Off the main hall, this spacious and bright reception space enjoys excellent proportions and a beautiful picture window which is silhouetted by the magnificent climbing wisteria to the front of the property. Magnificent views look across the balcony, which can be accessed from this room, towards Farleton Knott. There is an inset wood burning stove that has been newly installed, set upon a black granite hearth with a Yorkshire stone surround. This is a delightful room with a dual aspect, one of which looks into the glazed garden room. There is access onto the balcony to enjoy the wonderful position of this very special home.
Kitchen 16’6 x 11’4 (5.03 x 3.45) Accessed from both the main hall, the living room and also an external door, this generous kitchen has been well planned and provides a superb range of wall and base units. The wall and base units are topped with a Corian work surfaces and also feature an excellent range of integrated appliances including a Bosch double oven, plate warmer, electric hob, integrated dishwasher and also integrated fridge and freezer. In addition there is a generous breakfast bar perfect for informal meals. The kitchen and specifically the stainless steel kitchen sink, enjoys a beautiful view over the rear garden.
Utility 7’2 x 5’10 (2.18 x 1.77) Immediately adjacent to the kitchen, this practical facility offers space for a washing machine and a tumble dryer, and also features a stainless steel sink with drainer. There is a heated towel rail and a water tank cupboard suitable for storage.
Dining Room 11’10 x 10’0 (3.60 x 3.05) Well positioned, just off the kitchen, this excellent dining room provides a formal space in which to entertain family and friends. There is a dual aspect with delightful views over the rear garden and double glazed doors lead into the garden room.
Garden Room 12’5 x 10’0 (3.79 x 3.05) Enjoying stunning views and a hardwood flooring, this delightful room makes enjoying all seasons possible. There is also access onto the balcony from this excellent additional reception space.
Master Bedroom 14’11 x 14’10 (4.54 x 4.52) This very spacious double bedroom benefits from delightful dual aspect views and a super range of fitted furniture.
Ensuite Formed from an original double bedroom, this ensuite is extremely large and features a freestanding bath, double corner shower cubicle, Sottini and Montrose vanity wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. The floor covering is practical and heard wearing in a tiled style vinyl finish.
Lower Ground Floor Benefitting from a super range of fitted cupboards the lower ground hallway also features the boiler cupboard and airing cupboard.
Bedroom 14’10 x 10’8 (4.52 x 3.26) Presently utilised as a study, this super double bedroom has three windows overlooking the front garden and thus provides plentiful natural light. This is the perfect bedroom for guests and family alike.
Bedroom 11’10 x 10’8 (3.64 x 3.25) A further spacious double bedroom, again with a bright and sunny aspect.
Bedroom 12’0 x 10’11 (3.65 x 3.34) A double bedroom perfect for guests, filled with natural light and overlooking the front garden.
Family Shower Room An excellent facility that services the three lower ground floor bedrooms, this recently updated bathroom features a very large shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, towel radiator, WC and tiled flooring.
Outside Zermatt sits centrally to its plot and enjoys a wonderful elevated position with ever changing views. The drive which benefits from two separate entrances provides ample parking , in addition there is an single integral garage and furthermore two foliage covered, large timber and corrugated carports nestled into the surrounding trees which also encompass a log store. There are a number of native and non-native trees, all of which create a most delightful backdrop to this very special property. To the front, there is a wonderful climbing wisteria which provides beautiful colour throughout the spring. The garden is extremely well kept and is also quite natural providing a delightful woodland garden and an abundance of wildlife. The vendors have created a number of seating areas in which to enjoy alfresco dining, including a private decking area, the afore mentioned balcony and a quiet space where they have positioned an arbour. Throughout, the garden has been planted with mature, hardy plants and there is a beautiful rose garden on a terrace patio. Practically there are two sheds, a bin store and a greenhouse.
Directions From the M6 Junction 35, signposted Carnforth/ Morecambe, take the 2nd exit of the roundabout onto the A6 heading towards Milnthorpe. At the 2nd roundabout take the 1st exit to stay on the A6 and continue for approximately 4.5 miles. Take the 2nd left turn into the village of Beetham, passing The Wheatsheaf pub, and continue for approximately 0.5 miles, Zermatt can be found on your right hand side.