Windermere Office

Matthews Benjamin
Ellerthwaite Square
LA23 1DU

015394 47717


For Sale

3 High Barn, Crosthwaite, Lyth Valley, Kendal, LA8 8BZ

£375,000 Guide Price
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 1
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Property Features

  • Small Residential Development Of Six
  • Private And Elevated Setting
  • Views Of Lyth Valley And Lakeland Fells
  • End Terrace, Converted In Early 2000s
  • Sitting/Dining Room, Kitchen, Utility
  • Five Bedrooms And A Bathroom
  • Parking For Three Cars
  • Useful Garden Store
  • Easy To Maintain Gardens
  • Local Occupancy Clause Applies

Property Summary

Number 3 is stone built under a slated roof and is the end terraced of three properties briefly comprising open plan living room and kitchen with separate utility to the ground floor, three bedrooms and bathroom to the first floor and two further bedrooms to the second floor.

Full Details

Number 3 is stone built under a slated roof and is the end terraced of three properties briefly comprising open plan living room and kitchen with separate utility to the ground floor, three bedrooms and bathroom to the first floor and two further bedrooms to the second floor.

Let privately since conversion it is now offered for sale on the open market for the first time. It would be fair to say that some cosmetic upgrading will be required but what it lacks in modern fixtures, it more than makes up for in terms of space and potential. There are double glazed windows in stained wooden frames, stained internal joinery, flush internal doors and wall light points in the sitting room and three first floor bedrooms.

The scattered village of Crosthwaite is set in the undulating and highly picturesque Lyth Valley. At the head of a private drive and benefiting from an elevated setting which provides far reaching panoramic views, The High farmstead is a small residential development including one substantial barn which in the early 2000s was converted into three dwellings, an additional detached barn conversion, the original farmhouse and attached cottage. These six properties are all individually designed and to some degree each one enjoys the fabulous far-reaching views of the valley and Lakeland fells.


Ground Floor
A part glazed door leads into the entrance hall with a staircase rising

Upstairs Cloakroom
Having two piece white suite of wash basin and loo.

Sitting/Dining Room 7.90m x 4.14m
Dual aspect and of generous proportions with a feature fire surround (no working flue). The sitting room is open plan to

Kitchen 3.33m x 2.77m
Separated by a peninsular unit which provides both storage and a breakfast bar. Cream coloured panel fronted base and wall units provide additional storage with an integral Bosch cooker, circulator fan over, space for an under counter fridge and splash back tiling.

Utility Room
With base and wall units, plumbing for a washing machine, extractor fan, splash back tiling, Velux skylight and loft hatch. Cupboard housing Worcester boiler and a hot water storage tank.

First Floor

Double Bedroom One 4.57m x 3.94m

Double Bedroom Two 4.14m x 3.35m

Single Bedroom Three 3.07m x 2.59m

House Bathroom
With a three piece white suite of bath, wash basin and loo, part tiled walls, tiled floor and extractor fan.

Second Floor

Both upper bedrooms are very spacious with ceiling beams and great views

Double Bedroom Four 6.25m x 4.60m

Double Bedroom Five 6.25m x 4.37m

The front garden is bordered by a low stone wall, a stone flagged path leads to a flagged seating area under the original slated verandah overhang. The remaining garden area is laid to lawn; east facing this area has great country views across the valley and enjoys the morning sunshine.

A flagged path leads round the gable end of the barn to the rear of the property to an enclosed small courtyard where there is space for a table and chairs to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun with lovely sunsets over the Lakeland fells.

Walking across the shared drive from the front garden is an area of privately owned parking offering space for two or three cars, with adjoining lawned area.

Integral on the gable end is a useful store, which if not required for bikes or garden furniture could possibly be incorporated into the ground floor living space.

The Lyth Valley is in the southern reaches of the Lake District National Park and is noted for its damson orchards. Lying south east of tourist honey pot Bowness on Windermere and to the west of the market town of Kendal the valley offers the best of both worlds in terms of rural lifestyle, a landscape of rolling fields and scattered farms and cottages, a handful of well regarded country inns and good access to the road network to the south onto the A590 and wider transport links.

For Satnav use LA8 8BZ with reference to the detailed directions below:

Travelling south from Bowness on Windermere on the A5074 signposted Winster, drive through the village of Winster (the Brown Horse pub is on the left) and continue past the turning on the right for Bowland Bridge (onto Smithy Lane), the A5074 continues with a sharp right hand bend onto Hyning Brow. The turning for The High is on the right, marked with a public footpath sign and immediately before a house set back off the road. Our sale board is on this junction. Proceed on the drive as it climbs before arriving at The High.

Mains electric.

LPG gas from an individual underground storage tank located in the lawn area adjacent to the parking area. Water from a shared borehole supplied private water system, stored in tanks located in the Water Shed where a treated and pressurised metered supply is fed to each of the six individual properties at The High. The freehold of the Water Shed is to be retained by the current owner.

Drainage to a new septic tank installation located in land retained by the current owner. This is shared between 3, 4 and 5 High Barns, plus the Farmhouse and adjoining Cottage.

Broadband – purchasers will have the option of B4RN ( or BT broadband. Ducting has been installed between the entrance gate and each property in readiness for purchasers to easily install B4RN, or to make their own arrangements.

Telephone – telephone line previously installed, re-connection is the responsibility of the purchaser.


Council Tax Band


1. There is a LOCAL OCCUPANCY CLAUSE which states that the occupation shall be limited to the following descriptions of persons:
A person employed, about to be employed, or last employed in the locality; or

A person who has, for the period of three years immediately preceding his occupation, had his only or principle residence in the locality.
In this condition ‘locality’ shall mean the administrative County of Cumbria and the expression ‘person’ shall include the dependents of a person residing with him or her or the widow or widower of such a person.

2. The private access road and shared use driveways within the development are to be retained by the current owner. Each of the six property owners will pay a proportion of reasonable annual maintenance and repair costs.

3. A service charge will be payable to cover communal costs of shared services including, but not necessarily limited to the borehole, water supply system and septic tank maintenance.