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High End House, Finsthwaite, The Lake District

£850,000 Guide Price
  • Type: Semi-Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
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Property Features

  • Grade II Listed, Semi Detached Home
  • Believed To Date Back To 17th Century
  • Double Lock Up Garage & Workshop
  • Sweeping Countryside Views
  • Located Within The Lake District National Park

Property Summary

Situated in the idyllic South Lakeland village of Finsthwaite on the edge of the Lake District National Park, High End House is a beautifully converted, two bed semi-detached home that is believed to date back to 1664, earning it a Grade II listing.

Full Details

Situated in the idyllic South Lakeland village of Finsthwaite on the edge of the Lake District National Park, High End House is a beautifully converted, two bed semi-detached home that is believed to date back to 1664, earning it a Grade II listing.

Acquired by the present owners 24 years ago, this charming home has undergone an extensive renovation and sympathetic extension to restore the vast amount of historic features and create a spacious and flexible property that is entirely in keeping to its 17th Century charm. Offering discerning purchasers the choice of two reception rooms, open plan living kitchen and two well proportioned double bedrooms, of which one is ensuite, this is the ideal home for both those looking for a permanent residence or second home purchasers looking for a peaceful location close the best of The Lake District National Park. The property is located just two miles from the A590, with Windermere, Ulverston, Kendal and Barrow In Furness all within a 15 mile radius. High End House also sits within a generous private plot of redesigned gardens, offering beautiful elevated patios and long stretches of lawn that look out over the church spire, fields and the dramatic fells beyond. There is also a newly constructed Lakeland stone built detached double garage with an adjoining workshop and a large private drive.

Finsthwaite is a picture perfect, undisturbed village set around the striking 19th Century Church of St Peter. Despite the seemingly sleepy location, it also conveniently located to the main tourist attractions of the Lake District and access to the A590 is just five minutes away. The village itself offers weekly mobile amenities and Ulverston is just a 10 minute drive away where there is a full choice of amenities, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Lovers of the great outdoors will be delighted with the multitude of scenic walks available right from your doorstep, taking you across to Lakeside, High Dam, Rusland, Newby Bridge and of course, Finsthwaite Heights.

A private graveled drive leads you up along the front of the immaculately maintained, whitewashed home, with beautifully restored timber mullioned windows showing you the historical importance from the outset. The entrance door to the front elevation opens into the original portion of this 17th Century home. You are immediately welcomed into a space that has perfectly encapsulated the rich historic features, combining the work of local craftsmen who have installed new yet completely sympathetic joinery work. This includes wide boarded, solid elm floors found throughout the property, exposed ceiling beams and of course, the restored timber mullioned windows. This space is set in an open plan design to afford both living and dining areas to the bespoke solid oak kitchen. A contrasting red 2 door AGA is set within an original hearth with an exposed lintel above. The modern appliances have been integrated within the solid oak units as to not interrupt the authenticity of the space and include a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and separate dryer. The beautifully crafted units are topped with granite and match several other bespoke furniture pieces around the room such as a dresser and a built in cupboard created from the former original window. To the living area, there is a large Blenheim log burning stove to further add to the charming aesthetics.

Steps lead up at the rear of the room to an inner hall with stone floors that opens to a rear entrance with ample space for storing shoes and coats. Unbeknown to the untrained eye, you have now entered into the extension yet have lost none of the period rustic charm. Tucked away at the end of the hall is a beautiful double bedroom complete with a Jack ‘N’ Jill ensuite. This bedroom forms part of the 1990s extension however everything has been expertly crafted to blend in seamlessly with the original home, including the exposed oak beams that were left outside to be weathered before being installed. The ensuite is modern, finished with polished travertine tiling. It comprises a bath with shower over, granite topped vanity sink and WC.

Concealed to the back of the open plan reception area is the staircase leading up to the second floor. As you step up into the open lounge of the second floor you are greeted by natural light that bounces across the tall ceilings and white washed natural plasterwork. An original open fire place with a stone lintel and hearth creates a cosy atmosphere and there is a lovely view over the fields beyond. If required, this space could be utilised as an additional bedroom, still affording a spacious landing. The master bedroom of the property has been created by forming two original bedrooms to create one open and spacious bedroom. It therefor enjoys a lovely, bright dual aspect with spectacular views over Finsthwaite and the garden to the rear. The exposed original trusses and beams are a striking feature and the tall timber windows perfectly capture the church to the front. As you step up to the inner landing there is a well planned shower room with a Mira electric shower. The second floor lounge is located to the end of the property. As you enter you can enjoy looking up at the tall vaulted ceilings with sympathetic beams. The timber mullioned windows offer a dual aspect over the front and rear and there is also a part open loft space above. Even the plasterwork has been finished in a natural curved design to blend in with the original home. A large Ovre multi-fuel stove is set within the wide plastered chimney breast that continues up to the roof line. There is also an external door with a ladder leading down outside.

The gardens of High End House are a testament to the hard work and patience of the present owners who have lovingly grown the abundant shrubbery and highlighted to best attributes of the garden by creating pathways that lace across the grounds. This affords several fantastic vantage points, with elevated patios from which you can enjoy an uninterrupted view over the village rooftops to the fells and woodlands beyond. It also allows for a view over the rear aspect where there are rolling agricultural fields and dramatic fell lines to enjoy. Neatly kept front lawns sit to the front of the property to create a charming approach, highlighting the beautiful nature of this home. The graveled drive opens up to afford ample parking space and access to the detached Lakeland stone built double garage with an adjoining workshop. There is also a garden shed available in the garden, a wonder of shrubs, plants and trees of all varieties and long open stretches of lawn to enjoy.

Leave the A590 at Newby Bridge onto the Hawkshead Road. After passing through Lakeside, turn left by the Bobbin Mill at Finsthwaite. High End House is approximately 0.4 miles along on the right hand side. You can also approach from the opposite direction from the Whitewater Hotel at Backbarrow.

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