Bank End House, Grizebeck, Kirkby-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA17 7XF
- A stunning, characterful home
- Off Road Parking
- Private Driveway
- Close to local amenities
- Large Garden
- Stunning Views
A beautiful stone built farmhouse located within the rolling countryside of Grizebeck village, boasting stunning views across to the Lake District National Park. Bank End House is believed to date back to 1886 when it was built for the prominent local quarry manager. It has since been substantially extended and refurbished to present as a characterful period property that is full of charm. The property offers versatile living and bedroom space with potential for up to 5 bedrooms that would still afford for the large open plan kitchen and dining room and two separate reception rooms. The grounds that surround the property amount to approximately 1/2 an acre and are bounded by rolling countryside and farmland, offering both space for families to enjoy and keen gardeners to flourish. To the top of the garden there is a summer house fitted with a wood burner for a cosy escape from busy family life. There is also a green house, large garden shed and a detached double garage on the private drive.
Grizebeck is a small rural village in Kirkby In Furness that has its own pub and active community centre. The humble location offers stunning walks to the neighbouring Lake District right from your very doorstep and is also conveniently located for access to the Lakes. Both neighbouring villages of Broughton-In-Furness and Kirkby-In-Furness have well regarded primary schools and village shops whilst a wider range of amenities are available in the popular Ulverston town which is just 15 minutes away. Here you will also find a secondary school and there is a bus route for the popular Windermere School just a 10 minute drive away.
Gates open on to the private drive to the front of the property that affords ample parking and access to the detached garage. The front door opens into a useful entrance porch with space for coats and shoes, further leading into the entrance hall. Leading off the left brings you to the heart of every modern family home, the open kitchen and dining room. The traditional bespoke painted wooden units provide fantastic space for even the largest of families, finished with a mix of granite and oak worktops, built around a Belfast sink and 2 door AGA set within a tiled inglenook that creates and warm and inviting space. Further appliances include a Kenwood American style fridge freezer and an integrated Bosch washing machine. The room is finished with in keeping solid oak floors that extend into the semi-open plan dining room. This is a fantastic space for both entertaining and reconnecting with the family at the end of the day, boasting a triple aspect and French doors leading out onto the flagged patio, perfect for al fresco dining too. The intricate detailed coving is a testament to the properties original heritage and ties this more modern extension to the rest of the property seamlessly.
Leading back to the entrance hall, there is access into a beautifully finished, fully tiled shower room, designed by Signature Bathrooms of Kendal, featuring the luxury brands of Villeroy & Boch and Axor. The double ended living room runs the width of the property, creating a versatile living space with a dual aspect. A multi-fuel stove is set within a sandstone surround and hearth, creating a timeless and elegant feature to this principal reception room. Adjoining the living room is a lovely garden room, offering an outlook over the well kept gardens to the rear, with French doors opening onto the patio too.
From the living room, an inner hall leads you to two further versatile reception rooms that could also serve as ground floor double bedrooms if required. At present they are utilised as a guest bedroom and cosy study, both offering unique views over the lovely surrounding gardens and countryside.
The painted balustrade staircase leads up from the inner hall to the landing of the first floor, looking out of a tall gallery landing window that allows for plenty of natural light. There are a further three bedrooms on offer to the first floor, one generous single bedroom and two double bedrooms nearing exact proportions. Each room boasts built in storage space and the two doubles make the most of their elevated position with views stretching out across the countryside to Black Moor Fell of the Lake District. The stunning family bathroom has also been masterfully designed by Signature Bathrooms, again featuring a selection of luxury brands. It includes a contemporary freestanding bath, a walk in rain shower with Axor electric controls and vanity sink with composite marble effect worktops. The room is finished with complimentary tiling and even in here, lovely views can be enjoyed across the countryside. From the landing there is also access into the loft room. This is a fantastic additional space that will certainly prove popular with families and teenagers. The two rooms boast vaulted ceilings and are both great for storage and recreational space.
Bank End House sits within a generous plot that amounts to approximately 1/2 an acre that includes a private drive, detached double garage, green house, large garden shed and a fantastic summerhouse that has been converted into an cosy haven. Tucked away at the top of the garden, it enjoys a peaceful setting and is complete with a multi-fuel stove so this little retreat can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. The garden offers spacious lawn areas for the children to enjoy and a selection of mature shrubbery beds that give the garden a wash of colour through spring and summer. There is a beautiful arbour laced with climbing roses that leads to the greenhouse garden with a productive apple tree. The stone flagged patio is perfect for al fresco dining and occasional furniture, accessed from both the dining room and garden room.
Directions From Newby Bridge, continue along the A590 until you reach the Greenodd roundabout. Take the 2nd exit towards Grizebeck (A5092). Continue forward on the A5092 and as you drop down the hill into Grizebeck, turn left immediately before the petrol filling station. Drive along here passing The Greyhound Inn pub, round the right-hand bend and as soon as you reach the next bend in the road, turn right. Follow this narrow lane along for a couple of hundred yards or so where you will then see Bank End House on your left- hand side.
Services Main Electric & Water
Oil Fueled Central Heating
Septic Tank Drainage
Council Tax Band F