Fine and Country Windermere
Fine & Country
6 Bellmar Close, Kendal, LA9 7TG
- A light, bright, modern detached house
- Built in 2021 (NHBC in place) then extended
- Exceptionally well placed for road and rail
- Private and tucked away, head of cul-de-sac
- Enjoying enviable views over rooftops
- Wrap around south and west facing garden
- Dining kitchen, sitting room, home office
- Front and back halls, cloakroom, boot room
- Four double bedrooms, three bath/showers
- Plenty of parking and integral double garage
Welcome to 6 Bellmar Close, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7
Enjoying an enviable position at the head of a small cul-de-sac bordering open fields and adjacent woodland to the rear, the house sits on a plot of 0.23 acres and benefits from a large wrap-around south and west facing enclosed rear garden. It provides a selection of seating areas as the sun moves around the house during the day. There are good far reaching views that extend out to Kendal Castle, the Kentmere Horseshoe and the Lakeland fells beyond.
The well appointed and spacious accommodation is neatly presented in a contemporary and neutral colour palette. It has been cleverly extended to enhance the ground floor flow and offers an entrance hall with cloakroom, sitting room and study, an L shaped dining kitchen, utility room and boot room, leading to the verandah outdoor seating terrace and integral double garage. To the first floor are four double bedrooms, two with ensuite shower rooms and a separate family bathroom.
This is a house for easy living, family life and for welcoming friends and family over. It is handy for all that Kendal has to offer in terms of schooling and amenities and is exceptionally well placed for those looking for preferential access to both road and rail links with J36 of the M6 and Oxenholme station being readily accessible
Of all the new residential developments that Kendal has to offer, Bellmar Close has a particularly choice setting. On the southern edge of Kendal it provides excellent road and rail connections as well as good access for all that the town has to offer and an easy route up onto the bypass and into the Lake District itself.
Known as the Lakeland Gateway Town, historic Kendal is a well serviced market town with a good choice of nursery, primary and secondary schools as well as a further education college. The town offers a range of personal services; doctors, dentists and opticians’ surgeries, hairdressers and barbers, beauty salons and for the pets in your life, a choice of vets. The high street is busy with a good selection of both national chains and independent retailers and for eating and drinking there is a comprehensive selection of places to choose from, everywhere from historic tea and coffee shops to contemporary bars, cafes and restaurants. In the heart of the town, The Brewery Arts Centre provides a venue for live music, theatre and a cinema. There’s also a full range of supermarkets for your grocery shopping, backed up by a thriving Saturday market.
Whether you need to travel for business or love to get out and about for day trips and weekends away, transport links are to hand with convenient access onto the M6 at J36 and Oxenholme train station on the main West Coast line being only half a mile away, so within walking distance for a daily commute, no wonder this side of Kendal is so popular. The proximity of the station brings travel for both work and pleasure within easy reach.
A modern detached house; under a slated roof the elevations are cream painted roughcast with stone detailing. The house is appointed to a good specification with quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The house benefits from solar panels and an excellent B rated EPC making it energy efficient.
There are composite entrance and utility doors, uPVC boot room door and uPVC double glazed windows with opaque glazing in the family bathroom and two ensuite shower rooms.
Woodwork throughout is painted in brilliant white creating a light and fresh feel with accents of light oak in the contemporary internal doors and staircase bannister rail. Hardwearing, high quality, Amtico flooring has been laid in the entrance hall, dining kitchen, cloakroom, utility, boot room, bedroom 3, family bathroom and the two ensuite shower rooms. The stairs, landing and remaining three bedrooms have a pale grey carpet underfoot, as do the sitting room and office.
For an uncluttered look there are downlighters fitted in the dining kitchen, utility room, boot room, cloakroom, family bathroom and two ensuite shower rooms. For a touch of luxury there are illuminated, sensor and heated mirrors in the bath and shower rooms as well as chrome heated towel rails. There are TV points in the dining kitchen, sitting room and principal bedroom.
From an open fronted porch, step inside to the roomy entrance hall. There are two main family spaces (the sitting room and dining kitchen) and a small office, perfect if you’re looking to work from home.
The dual aspect sitting room is a good size and to the rear enjoys a view out to the southerly garden and field beyond and to the front, the outlook is to the Lakeland fells and Kendal Castle over neighbouring roof tops.
The dual aspect L shaped dining kitchen has very pleasant garden, field and woodland views and is a bright and sunny room, an electrically operated awning was added above the bi-folding doors to compliment the south facing aspect of the dining area. The kitchen area has clean lines with Leicht cabinets having pale grey matt slab doors incorporating a carousel corner store, recycling cupboard, deep pan and utensil drawers and a hidden drawer, all with soft close. The base units extend into a peninsula with a breakfast bar having room for a pair of stools. The coordinating worktops are 20mm quartz with matching upstands and window sills. There are inset drainage grooves next to the Blanco 1 ½ bowl sink unit. In terms of appliances the kitchen is well equipped with a pair of slide-and-hide ovens, a warming drawer and microwave as well as a five way induction hob under an extraction fan and a specially selected reduced-noise dishwasher (all appliances are NEFF).
The property was extended at the rear creating additional space and extensive storage.
The larger utility room forms part of the extension and has sleek Leicht floor and wall cabinets with matching slab doors in matt pale grey and two fully integrated NEFF fridge-freezers. Laminate work-surfaces, matching the splash-back in the main kitchen area, come with an inset extra wide Blanco sink unit. There is an additional integral corner carousel store. Plumbing for a freestanding washing machine and space for a condenser tumble dryer
Also forming part of the extension, the boot room has dark grey fronted cupboards providing excellent additional storage with space above.. The back door opens to a generous verandah style porch which offers a sheltered, undercover seating area enjoying great views to Kendal Castle and the Lakeland fells beyond. The area is paved and there’s outside lighting; a lovely place to sit on a nice evening.
The double garage has two electric insulated roller doors and the loft space above the garage is insulated and has lighting. There’s enough length for additional store cupboards along the back wall. There are also fitted wall and base units on one side of the garage. The boiler is located at the back of the garage and the inverter for the solar panels is in the loft space close to the access point.
From the entrance hall, that has a useful under stairs cupboard, the stairs rise to the first floor landing. Here there is a deep storage cupboard, and an airing cupboard with traditional hot water tank and hanging rail. The loft hatch has been enlarged and a pull-down wooden ladder gives easy access to the boarded roof space which also has light and power. This is a house that really doesn’t skimp on storage.
From the front window of the principal bedroom the views get even better. Look out over roof tops to the castle and fells of Kentmere Horseshoe and Longsleddale. The rear window looks over the south garden and field beyond. The ensuite shower room has a large cubicle with Deva rainfall and handheld shower heads. The bathroom suite is white with a floating white high-gloss fronted wash basin vanity unit and WC.
The second bedroom has a lovely southerly view and its own ensuite shower room; cubicle with Deva shower, wash basin and WC. The third double bedroom enjoys a view up the length of the cul-de-sac with the fell as a backdrop. This is currently used as a home office. The fourth bedroom would accommodate a double bed but is presently used as a dressing room; it has an unobscured view to the rear garden and field. The four-piece family bathroom has a bath, shower cubicle with Deva rainfall and handheld shower heads, white high gloss fronted vanity unit and WC.
The accommodation is well balanced and neatly presented ensuring that it would be an easy house to occupy and run; the neutral décor throughout means that it’s ready for immediate occupation.
The garden wraps around the side and rear elevations. The back garden is south facing and private. The outlook is to the field and over to the woodland at the side, a few rowan trees have been planted and are maturing nicely. There’s a big paved area with plenty of space for a flexible configuration of outdoor furniture.
The garden has been divided into different areas to provide definition between the spaces. The south-facing rear garden leads past rows of lavender and red robin shrubs that provide a demarcation to the side where a second paved area is a favourite spot for the lunchtime sun. The side garden borders adjacent woodland with a planted border of honeysuckle and foxgloves. This area attracts many different visiting birds to the feeders and is very private. A large dual-level composite deck provides an enviable seating and dining area with a view to the fells beyond Kendal. This location enjoys the afternoon and evening sun and makes the perfect place for a glass of something chilled and a bbq during the warmer months. If the weather is a little cooler then the verandah round the next corner makes a sheltered seating area.
The ‘woodland garden’, reached via a stepped pathway, has been left wild, with grass paths being periodically mown and a stately oak tree making a great feature. There are also remains of a former dry stone wall and some coppiced hedging for the wildlife to thrive. Planted along the northern border are rowan, cherry, oak and sycamore trees. This informal garden makes a great play area for children and is a handy place to tuck the compost bins out of sight.
The property offers ample space on the block paved drive for visiting family and friends to park, with an additional parking area at the side of the garage with a handy EV charging point.
External hot and cold water taps are located under the kitchen window. External power points are located near the deck. Sensor lighting is located around the property.
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Gas fired central heating from a Worcester boiler in the garage with control panels on both ground and first floors. Solar panels fitted to the south facing roof elevation generate 3.6 KW (peak) which is used for electric and hot water within the house, any surplus is fed back to the grid (currently using Octopus Energy feed in tariff) and a credit placed on the account.
EV charging point.
Security alarm and external CCTV with remote access via a mobile App
Ultrafast speed of up to 1000 Mbps download. Both Fibrus and BT Openreach FTTP (fibre to the property) are installed.
Local Authority charges
Westmorland and Furness Council – Council Tax band F
A service charge of approximately £200 pa is paid to Trinity Estates (appointed by Strawberry Fields Management Company) who maintain the drive, grass verges and communal planting. At the present time Bellmar Close is privately owned but upon completion of the final sale from Oakmere Homes an application will be made for the access to be adopted by the local authority.
Included in the sale
Fitted carpets, bespoke blackout or wooden venetian blinds, light fittings and integral kitchen appliances as described. John Lewis extra tall wardrobes in the principal bedroom and bedroom 4 are included in the sale. Bedroom 2’s IKEA internally illuminated wardrobes are also included. The freestanding appliances would be additionally available by way of further negotiation.
Use Sat Nav LA9 7TA (Not actual postcode LA9 7TG) with reference to the directions below:
Exit J36 of the M6 and take the A591 towards Kendal. Take the slip-road after the petrol station signposted for Kendal South and follow Milnthorpe Road (A6) into town. At the traffic lights, turn right onto Romney Road and at the roundabout take the second exit onto Burton Road (A65), following signs for the railway station. Straight through the first set of traffic lights outside the leisure centre and at the second set take the second exit onto Oxenholme Road (B6254), continuing to follow signs for the station. Proceed straight through the next set of lights and over the first roundabout. At the second roundabout take the second exit onto Strawberry Fields and from here the first left turn onto Bellmar Close. Follow the numbers until reaching No.6 at the far end of the right hand cul-de-sac.