Reception Rooms: 3
Foxdale is a prominent detached family home located on the outskirts of Kendal town, enjoying an elevated position, stunning uninterrupted views over the town and hills beyond and a larger than average nearly 2 acre plot size. This fantastic property was built in the 1930s and has served as a well loved home to the same family for over 15 years. The very spacious accommodation has been immaculately maintained and includes a total of four reception rooms and a large dining kitchen. To the first floor, there are a total of four double bedrooms, of which three are ensuite and two that allow access on a covered balcony with far reaching views. There is also a sizeable loft space that could lend itself to further conversion if required, subject to relevant planning consents. The grounds of Foxdale encompass the property and are a mix for open lawns, patios and natural woodland that is fantastic for family enjoyment of all ages. There is also a selection of outhouses, triple garage and ample parking on the private drive.
The Auld Grey town of Kendal, known as The Gateway to The Lakes, is easily accessible within a few minutes drive from junction 36 of the M6 motorway. Well served by public transport, the town has good rail and bus links for both short and long distance commuters and offers high performing public schooling for both primary and secondary stage, Ghyllside Primary just 100 yards along the road. Independent schooling can be found in nearby Sedbergh, Lancaster and Windermere, readily reached by bus, train or car. Kendal boasts two great golf courses, one a short distance from the property, a popular leisure centre, Brewery Arts Theatre and historic castle. The well supported high street provides a good range of generic and well as independent shopping, the cobbled streets lined with renowned eateries, cafes and bars, all easily accessible.
The private drive sweeps up along the large manicured front lawn to a parking area at the side of the property. The proportions of this property are grand in many aspects, the expanse of gardens, stunning views and high ceilings and generous room sizes of the house, all evident from the outset. Steps lead up to the entrance door, opening into a useful entrance porch and further into the hall. The wooden floors are an attractive finish and run throughout the majority of the ground floor. From the entrance hall there is access into a large cloaks room with WC. The snug is the first of four receptions rooms, a homely space with a dual aspect and warming multifuel stove set upon a slate hearth. The window offers lovely views over the front, over the rooftops of Kendal town and to the hills beyond however these are best enjoyed on the ground floor from the large picture window of the equally large living room. The expanse of light afforded from the windows and the high ceilings makes for a bright and airy room. A door leads out onto the front patio which is fantastic for opening up during the summer months, relaxing and taking in the lovely views whilst watching the children play on the expansive stretch of front lawn. Those looking to work from home will be delighted with the home office. Tucked away at the rear of the house this is a versatile space that could also lend itself to a play room. The dining kitchen has been immaculately maintained and includes a selection of wooden units and worktops extending into a breakfast bar. This is truly the perfect family kitchen, with space for dining furniture in front of the picture window, it is also easily the heart of the home. Appliances in the kitchen include a fitting Rangemaster with 5 ring gas hob and extractor over, two integrated fridges and dishwasher. There is also an adjoining pantry with further units and space for a freezer. An rear porch from the entrance hall also offers external access to the rear and into a useful utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. Here you can also find a sizeable understairs storage space. The final reception space of this well equipped property is the conservatory accessed from the kitchen. It was added in 2009 and offers lovely views over the encompassing garden and benefits from underfloor heating.
The traditional wooden staircase lead up from the entrance hall passing a large original stained glass window and with characterful half wood panelling to the walls that continue on the spacious galleried landing. From here access can be found in the loft space which covers the same floor space as the first floor and could lend itself to conversion if required, subject to relevant planning consents. At present, there are a total of four double bedrooms on offer. Of these the generous master bedroom offers a dual aspect with views over the front and an equally sizeable ensuite shower room. The two good sized double bedrooms located to the front of the property also have access onto a covered balcony again over looking Kendal town and the surrounding countryside. Of these, one also has an ensuite shower room and the neatly presented house bathroom boasts a freestanding, claw foot bath.
A mix of manicured lawns and natural woodland encompass this prominent family home. With a total plot size of just under 2 acres, the ample outside space offers something for all the family, from exploring ground for the children to the elevated patio of the front, the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine in the evening, watching the sunset over Kendal town and the distant hills. Those with gardening interests will be delighted with the array of garden stores and ample scope for further development whether you are looking for a vegetable plot, fruit orchard or simply enjoying the natural aesthetics already on offer. Practically, there is also a detached workshop and the long sweeping drive leads to a large parking area and further up to the detached triple garage.
DIRECTIONS From M6 J36 follow the A591 toward the Lakes. Take the A6 turnoff at the Shenstone Roundabout and head into Kendal on Milnthorpe Road. Continue on the A6 into the centre of Kendal Town centre and Highgate. At the head of Highgate at the traffic lights take the left hand lane and left turn onto Allhallows Lane and continue up the hill onto Beast Banks and Greenside. Continue along this road for approximately ¼ mile (Underbarrow Road) and Foxdale can be found on the right hand side with private sweeping drive up to the property.
SERVICES Mains Water
Oil Central Heating
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