Fine and Country Windermere

Matthews Benjamin Windermere Office

Fine & Country
Ellerthwaite Square
LA23 1DU

01539 733500


Under Offer

1 High Knott Barn, Ings, Kendal

£800,000 Guide Price
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
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Property Features

  • Quality Barn Conversion
  • Luxurious Fixtures & Fittings
  • 1.2 Acre Paddock
  • Great Access to The Lake District & M6
  • Local Occupancy Restrictions Apply

Property Summary

Nestled above the hamlet of Ings close by to the village of Staveley within a small cluster of sympathetically converted farm buildings, 1 High Knott Barn is an exceptional example of creating a synergy between old and new.

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Nestled above the hamlet of Ings close by to the village of Staveley within a small cluster of sympathetically converted farm buildings, 1 High Knott Barn is an exceptional example of creating a synergy between old and new.

The barn was split into two adjoining properties, with number one enjoying a majority share to offer modern open plan living and a total of five beautifully finished bedrooms with additional study and three bathrooms, set across three floors. The elevated position at the top of the Ings Village enjoys a beautiful view right down and across the valley. The property is also surrounded by fields and itself boasts an adjoining 1.2 acre paddock along with the large rear garden, a beautifully flagged patio area and private drive leading to an area with previous planning permission for a timber built double garage. There is a local occupancy clause that applies to this property which means it must be the owner’s main or principal residence with qualifying criteria to apply. Please contact the office for full details.

The location of 1 High Knott Barn truly offers discerning purchasers the best of both worlds, with your own peaceful rural haven that does not compromise on great accessibility to both The Lake District National Park and M6. There is even direct access onto one of the Wainwrights routes right from your doorstep, leading you over to the Kentmere Valley and to Staveley village. Set away from the busy tourist centres yet very convenient for Staveley, Bowness, Windermere and the market town of Kendal are each approximately a five to ten minute drive away. This high quality development was designed and built by Hardwick Homes Limited incorporating over 100 years of construction experience, no expense has been spared in the quality of the products used in the construction and fitting out of the house and reinforces their reputation for high quality workmanship in traditional buildings combining style and character with the highest level of specification and attention to detail.

Accessed along a quiet country lane, gates open on to the private drive that is immaculately tarmacked to the front of this beautiful Lakeland stone built barn conversion, leading along the side of the property to offer ample parking space. The drive has also been taken to the edge of the side lawn to be easily continued should purchasers wish to build a timber double garage at the top. From the rear flagged patio large glazed double doors with full length glazing to either side opens into the ground floor of the barn, into the large open plan reception space. This space creates a mesmerising first impression, showcasing the excellent craftsmanship and care taken to integrate the rich historical features with the modern finishes. The floors are finished with in keeping engineered oak and exposed stone walls and large heady exposed beams create character and charm in an otherwise bright and modern space. This is ideal for those who enjoy entertaining, offering living, dining and kitchen in one. The handmade kitchen is a beautiful design of bespoke shaker style painted units with dovetail joints, finished with contrasting marble worktops and splash back. There is a full range of top quality fitted appliances to include a Lacanche feature bright orange range cooker, integrated dishwasher, freezer, microwave and coffee machine, an American style fridge freezer and even a boiling water tap to the double Belfast sink. Hanging pendant lights by David Hunt beautifully highlight the large farmhouse style dining table and the entire space benefits from an integrated Bose surround sound system, smart app control electrics, NEST thermostat and CCTV control, plus doorbell system. The exposed beams and deep slate finished sills section off the snug as you step up into this cosy and intimate area and yet can still remain open to the rest of the space. The contemporary wood burning stove with part exposed flue perfectly finishes the quintessential charm with a modern twist. Finally, there is also a controls room and a cloaks room to this floor.

Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor that can also be accessed externally from the front of property via two of the bedrooms for secondary entrance options. This floor benefits from wet underfloor heating that runs off the air source heat pump. To the lower ground floor there are a total of four double bedrooms although one is presently utilised as a home office which is ideal as such due to the private external access. This coupled with the superfast broadband at the property makes it the perfect place for those looking to work from home. The remaining bedrooms each offer good proportions with their own unique charm. The largest of the bedrooms benefits from an ensuite shower room beautifully finished with mosaic tiling. The family bathroom has also been finished to an exceptional standard featuring luxury sanitary ware to include a freestanding cast iron claw foot bath from The Cast Iron Bath Company, his and hers vanity sinks topped with marble and even a walk in steam room that is again attractively finished with mosaic tiling.

Stairs also lead up from the open plan reception space to the first floor. A space filled with natural light from the outset, with high ceilings and large velux windows. There are a further two double bedrooms to this level with a Jack ‘N’ Jill ensuite. This includes the master bedroom, with double oak doors opening into a space filled with character and charm thanks to the vaulted ceilings and expanse of exposed stone wall. The velux windows benefit from electric remote control blinds and there is striking slate lintel and sill to the high window. The ensuite is finished to the same high standard as the rest of the bathrooms, again offering a roll top bath, walk in rain shower, his and hers vanity sink with marble tops and even a Villeroy & Boch ViClean toilet. There is also the benefit of electric underfloor heating.

The grounds of 1 High Knott Barn are a hidden surprise. The gardens are set to the rear of the property with the enclosed lower stone flagged patio making for a tidy first entrance as well as affording a great spot for alfresco dining. A green side lawn that could be converted into the drive to a potential garage leads up to the main gardens as it further wraps around into the large lawn of the property that enjoys an uninterrupted view over the local fields and valley beyond. The outlook is truly mesmerising and magical to say the least. Finally a vehicle gate opens into the adjoining 1.2 acre paddock. This is a great addition to this already appealing property and has been previously utilised as a pitch and putt golf course.

Directions from the M6 and Kendal - leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs to Windermere. As you enter the village of Ings, on the A591, there is a sign on the left hand side (‘Drive carefully through Ings’) and a pair of bollards in the centre of the road. Turn right immediately after these bollards onto an unnamed road. Continue on this road for about 1 mile at 1 High Knott Barn is located at the top on the right hand side.

Mains electric. Septic tank drainage. Private Water. Air Source Heat Pump – Underfloor heating. Calor Gas Heating. Superfast Broadband


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