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Leyfield, Appleby Road, Scalthwaiterigg, Kendal

£850,000 Guide Price
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
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Property Features

  • Four Bedroom, Detached, Family Home
  • Stylish & Modern Interior
  • Large Rear Garden, Complete With Deck & Summer House
  • Close to Kendal Town Centre
  • Would Suit A Range Of Buyers

Property Summary

Situated on the outskirts of Kendal town, enjoying beautiful views out over the valley, Leyfield is a tastefully designed four bedroom detached home that will suit a range of buyers.

Full Details

Situated on the outskirts of Kendal town, enjoying beautiful views out over the valley, Leyfield is a tastefully designed four bedroom detached home that will suit a range of buyers.

Working professionals will be delighted with the convenient access to Kendal and Oxenholme train station, just 5 miles away, whilst families can enjoy the spacious living accommodation and beautiful, private rear garden. Dating back to the 1890s, this former Victorian farmhouse is nestled alongside the local fields, enjoying an elevated position that affords both privacy and the perfect vantage point over the valley that forms the gateway to the Lake District National Park. The present owners have meticulously maintained and updated this beautiful home during their 30 years of ownership, retaining the character whilst also creating a comfortable and modern home. This includes a fantastic new open plan dining kitchen that forms the perfect space for both entertaining and modern family life. The rear garden splays out at the rear, a hidden surprise and fully enclosed, backing onto the fields. It is a further extension to this already social home, offering a large flagged patio and raised decking area from which you can enjoy both the sunrise and sunset. Practically the private drive opens up at the rear to afford parking for four vehicles.

Leyfield sits within the rural parish of Scalthwaiterigg, just 2 miles outside of the popular market town of Kendal. Kendal sits at the gateway of the Lake District National Park and is a popular choice for both families and holidaymakers looking for a convenient location to explore the best of this beautiful area whilst remaining outside the hustle and bustle of the main tourist hotspots. The picture perfect town is filled with historic stone built buildings and offers a vibrant high street and plethora of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. There are a full range of amenities and Kendal hospital is also just a 10 minute drive from the property. There is easy access onto the A685 and A591 leading to the M6 and the Oxenholme train station is also just 10 minutes away.

The private gates of Leyfield open onto the drive that leads up along the side of the property to a parking area at the rear. Alternatively, a pedestrian path leads through the tall green shrubbery, flanked to either side as you approach this double fronted Victorian home. Steps lead up to the main entrance door, opening into a useful entrance porch with space for coats and further into the welcoming entrance hall. The picture rail and archway detailing pay homage to the era as you walk from the hall into the stunning open plan kitchen diner. Created by the owners just 3 years ago, this open space was formerly two separate rooms. It is now a modern yet sympathetically charming kitchen space that is filled with natural light and offers both room for dining and living furniture. The traditional painted shaker style units offer contrasting contemporary chrome handles and are finished with unique lime wood worktops. The large central island creates an easy flow around this spacious kitchen and appliances include a Rangemaster cooker, integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. French doors lead out into the rear garden, the ceramic sink enjoys a view over the fields that run alongside the property and to the dining area, sash windows finished with bespoke window shutters enjoy a front outlook. Creating an elegant feature within the reception area of the room is a tasteful marble fireplace housing an open fire with a chrome surround and granite hearth. The floors throughout are finished with solid oak for an elegant finish to this well designed space.

Across the entrance hall you will find a tastefully presented formal sitting room that enjoys a large sash window overlooking the front, framed by bespoke window shutters. There is a further marble fireplace, set within is a log burning stove upon a granite hearth. The floors are again finished with solid oak and the inset archway creates a unique feature. The second reception is the lounge, a homely space set around a large log burning stove that doubles as a back boiler. An open archway leads directly into the adjoining conservatory that floods the two rooms with natural light, offering a full garden aspect and French doors that open out onto a patio for an open flow from inside to out. Finally, completing the ground floor accommodation, there is a cleverly installed cloaks room with WC set to the end of the entrance hall.

The stairs lead up from the entrance to the spacious galleried first floor landing. Looking out through the gallery window you can enjoy a view over the rear garden and fields beyond. There are a total of four bedrooms available within this versatile property, three of which offer large double proportions and the fourth being a single bedroom with a lovely front aspect. Each room offers its own unique view, whether that be over the private grounds of Leyfield or stretching out across the valley to even capture the Langdales on a clear day. The master bedroom is situated to the rear of the property and along with the generous proportions, also boasts a private balcony from which you can enjoy both the sun rise over the fields or sunset over the valley. The large family bathroom is in keeping to the traditional aesthetics of the home, comprising a large fitted bath and a separate double shower. The proportions of the bathroom would afford ample space for creating an ensuite to one of the large double bedrooms, still retaining enough room for the perfect family bathroom. There is also a separate WC.

Tall shrubbery and trees run alongside the driveway and property, with the well kept front lawn creating a lovely approach to this stone built home. However as you open out the rear, a great hidden surprise is the large and beautifully tended rear garden that extends back along side the fields. The flagged patio outside of the conservatory is ideal for convenient alfresco dining in the summer time. However taking the stepping stone path that leads through the lawn, you come to a fantastic raised decking area at the top of the garden. This little haven proves as a sun trap, enjoying views back towards to house, over the valley and the fields. There is a beautiful summerhouse perched on top of the decking. The borders have been recently planted with some beautiful flowers and shrubs to create a whimsical and magical little haven. Practically, there is space for four vehicles to park at the rear and a large garden shed.

The property is located just off Appleby Road that branches off from the A6 as you leave Kendal, joining the A685.

Mains water & electric. Oil central heating. Private septic tank drainage.


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