Reception Rooms: 2
Ghyllbank is a semi-detached two bedroom home offering versatile split level living accommodation suited for permanent occupation, holiday let or second home use. The property’s most prominent feature is that it has an abundance of natural light throughout due to the full length windows and patio doors which lead onto the wrap around balcony and terrace that capture the views over the river and weir perfectly. The accommodation is in good order and briefly includes open plan living room, two double bedrooms and a bath and shower room to the upper floor and a fitted kitchen, dining room and downstairs WC with utility to the lower floor. The gardens and river belonging to the property are a haven for local wildlife and can be enjoyed from the balcony along with views to the open countryside at the rear. The garden is easily maintainable and the private driveway to the front affords ample parking for two/three vehicles.
Located in the heart of the Lyth Valley in a small hamlet north of the picturesque village of Crosthwaite, Starnthwaite Ghyll is a prestigious conversion and development built in 1987, nestling within the beautiful Gilpin Valley on the River Gilpin, just half a mile from the centre of Crosthwaite village. Crosthwaite will appeal to all ages thanks to its lively community that is centred around the active village hall and local primary school, rated outstanding by Ofsted. Commonly known as ‘The Damson Valley’, Crosthwaite is situated within The Lake District National Park and is approximately 5 miles from Bowness and, in the other direction Kendal, with easy access to the M6, ideal for commuters looking for a more laid back and peaceful lifestyle. There is an abundance of walks to be enjoyed right from your doorstep and with the Lakeland Hills close by you are certainly spoilt for choice. Locally, there is a good selection of quality pubs including the popular Punch Bowl which includes a post office three times a week and there is a weekly local Fairtrade shop and homemade cakes in the village hall.
Directions From our Windermere office proceed down Lake Road to Bowness. Continue across the mini-roundabout and almost immediately turn left opposite St Martins church into Kendal Road. Continue along this road, through the village of Winster and then past the Damson Dene Hotel. Continue ahead and at a junction signposted Crosthwaite continue straight on into the village. Take the next turn left signposted Starnthwaite/Crook and continue along this lane for approximately half a mile, the entrance to Starnthwaite Ghyll is on the left. Follow the drive through the development and Ghyllbank is to the rear of the development alongside the river.
Accommodation Steps lead to the front entrance and the upper level of the property. There is a decked balcony which wraps around two sides of Ghyllbank which provides an excellent sitting out area.
Living Room 28’9" x 12’6" Splendid open plan living space with windows to three sides and patio doors leading out onto the balcony and offering views over the River Gilpin. The living room is open to the staircase and has lighting to both the ceiling and walls and provides access via an inner hallway to the bedrooms.
Bedroom One 13’8" x 10’6" Good size double bedroom to the front of the property with built in double wardrobes.
Bedroom Two 10’9" x 8’11" Double bedroom enjoying an aspect out to the rear over open countryside and features a single built in wardrobe.
Family Bathroom Four piece suite comprising panelled bath, walk in shower cubicle with electric Mira shower, WC and vanity wash basin with storage. The bathroom is neatly finished with tiled walls and vinyl flooring and includes corner mirrored cabinet and extractor fan.
Lower Floor Stairs at the rear of the living room lead down and into
Dining Room 14’7" x 10’11" A versatile space for dining and lounging, taking in plenty of light from the full height windows and patio door which leads straight out onto the garden terrace taking in views of the River Gilpin and weir.
Downstairs WC & Utility Cupboard 5’9" x 4’3" Off the Dining Room is a downstairs toilet facility with hand wash basin and a utility cupboard housing the electric central heating boiler.
Kitchen 10’11" x 9’1" Attractive fitted kitchen with a range of white wall and base units to three sides finished with laminate work surfaces. The kitchen is equipped with a range of built in appliances including Bosch oven, electric four ring hob, extractor hood, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and Hotpoint washing machine/dryer. There is a stainless steel sink unit with drainer and kitchen is finished with attractive tiled backsplash and Amtico flooring. The kitchen has two windows fitted with blinds over looking the garden.
Outside The riverside garden is a delightful feature to Ghyllbank providing an enviable setting looking up the River Gilpin and across the weir and we understand this includes ownership of the river bed to the centre of the weir. To the front of the property the private block paved area provides parking for two/three vehicles. Adjoining the property is a lean too garden shed useful for growing plants or use as a workshop. At the foot of the garden is a further shed ideal for storing garden tools and equipment.
Please Note, there is an option to purchase a separate detached garage close by the property.
SERVICES Mains electric and water connected. Electric central heating system. Shared drainage for 19 properties on the development.
COUNCIL TAX BAND D