Reception Rooms: 4
Located in the quiet Hamlet of Ackenthwaite, just outside of Milnthorpe village and only 3 miles from M6 access, Lodge Barn is a deceptively spacious and beautifully presented barn conversion offering sympathetically modern living accommodation fit for the larger of families. Converted 16 years ago by a well regarded local builder, the conversion has been carried out to the highest of standards and has been meticulously maintained and updated by the current owners. Modern connotations such as solar panels, an integrated sound system, bespoke hand made kitchen and luxury bathrooms blend seamlessly with the retained features of exposed stone walls and wooden beams that give the property its charming aesthetics. Set across three floors, Lodge Barn provides a total of four reception rooms along with the stunning handmade kitchen. This includes a converted lower ground floor concealing an enviable games room and bar with access to its own garden area. To the first floor there are a total of three double bedrooms, of which one is ensuite and an impressive master suite complete with a dressing area and ensuite shower room.
Externally, the beautiful gardens are a testament to the property and the stunning countryside that surround it, including the direct views across to Dallam Tower. Offering a generous lawn enveloped by lush greenery, trees, vibrant plants and flowers there are also several flagged stone patio and seating areas and a glass balustrade terrace off the living room. Furthermore, there is also a detached double garage with a versatile first floor above. Presently used a workshop, this could lend itself to further conversion into a studio or even home office if required, subject to relevant planning consents.
Ackenthwaite is a small and peaceful hamlet located less than mile out of Milnthorpe village. Offering the countryside ideal whilst not compromising on convenience, commuters will be delighted to find M6 access approximately 3 miles and the Oxenholme train station 7 miles away. Milnthorpe offers a wealth of amenities including shops, cafes, restaurants, doctors, supermarket and well regarded schools for all ages. Discerning purchasers will also find themselves just 9 miles away from Kendal town and the foot of the Lake District National Park. Newly awarded a UNESCO world heritage site, the Lake District attracts millions of visitors from across the world every year and offers a wealth of stunning scenery, walks, activities and picturesque towns and villages to explore.
The entrance hall grandly opens into an inner lobby which is a fitting welcome into this impressive home, with luxury travertine floors, deep wood skirtings, exposed ceiling beams and the feature oak staircase. From here there is access into a cloaks room with WC and storage space. The spacious lounge is filled with natural light thanks to the full length windows and double doors that open onto a composite decked terrace overlooking the front. Boasting stunning views over the garden, across the far stretching local countryside and distant Dallam Tower, this is the perfect spot from which to relax, enhanced further by the tranquil sounds of the nearby waterfall feature. Within the lounge, a contemporary multi fuel stove sits upon a stone hearth within an exposed stone chimney breast that creates a cosy feature to this otherwise light and airy space. Double glazed doors open into the formal dining room that can also be accessed from the entrance hall, perfect for entertaining. The impressive bespoke dining kitchen was handmade by Webbs of Kendal, comprising a range of curve detailed Walnut units finished with granite worktops. Fitted appliances include a Rangemaster with 5 ring gas and induction hob, integrated microwave, wine chiller and dishwasher and there is a Blanco sink. The exposed ceiling beams have been painted to provide a bright and welcoming space with room also for a more casual dining setting. A stone topped archway leads down into a sunny garden room with lovely views over the garden and access onto the flagged patio. Adjoining the kitchen, there is also a handy utility area with further units and space for utilities. It also doubles as a useful boot room with access to the side patio of the property, an essential for retiring after enjoying one of the many walks across the local countryside. The lower ground floor offers further accommodation, ideal for larger families and entertaining alike. Comprising three rooms in total, at present they are utilised as a large storage room, gym and an impressive games room complete with a fitted bar and external access to the ‘lower garden’ and flagged patio.
The feature oak staircase leads up from the entrance lobby to the gallery landing, offering a double linen cupboard and access into the four generously sized double bedrooms. Of these, the master suite boasts a large picture window perfectly capturing the views over the local countryside towards Dallam Tower. There is a range of fitted furniture that extends into a ‘his and hers’ dressing area and a modern ensuite shower room. A further of the four bedrooms also benefits from an ensuite and each room offers unique and equally lovely views. The family bathroom is well planned, providing a corner Jacuzzi bath with shower over.
The driveway sweeps around the property with electric remote control gates revealing the stunning gardens that sit in front of this deceptive barn conversion. The neatly kept lawn is awash with an array of abundantly stocked and vibrant beds of flowers, shrubs and even a rose garden. There are also a selection of attractively placed, mature trees including a large and striking Monkey Puzzle and fruitful apple trees. Across the garden there are a choice of flagged patio and seating areas and practically, there is also a garden store with an attached heated greenhouse and raised beds. The paved driveway affords plentiful secure parking and there is also the stone built detached double garage and workshop with remove control up and over doors. Above the garage, with separate external access if required, there is also a open and versatile space that is presently utilised as a workshop however could lends itself for conversion into a home office or even a studio if required.
DIRECTIONS From Milnthorpe, entering the village from the B5282 crossroads, continue for approximately ½ a mile. Continue straight at the roundabout, after approximately 0.2 miles turn left following signs to Hincaster and the entrance to Lodge Barn is located on the left hand side.
SERVICES Mains Water
Private Septic Tank
Gas Central Heating
COUNCIL TAX BAND G