Reception Rooms: 5
We are thrilled to offer a unique opportunity to acquire a distinctive and luxurious seven bedroomed property blessed with a detached stable block, suitable for those with equestrian needs and private garaging, enveloped by a pristine, circa six acre plot. Formerly a country house hotel, Mayfield House enjoys a highly sought after location and has been carefully extended and redesigned in recent times by master craftsmen utilising locally sourced, traditional materials to create a home of the highest calibre. The well planned layout ensures best use is made of the fine architectural features and characterful detail throughout which marry beautifully with first class, modern facilities, the result being a truly elegant and sophisticated home.
The delightful, semi rural hamlet of Leck, just to the east of Kirkby Lonsdale, now included within the new boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is located less than a mile from the A65 and just 8 miles from junction 36 of the M6 motorway offering easy access to the delights of this beautiful county and the neighbouring Lake District and Lancashire. A gentle stroll from Mayfield House is the village of Cowan Bridge where you will find a well stocked local store and convenient local bus service. Nearby, Kirkby Lonsdale is a superb, historic market town filled with a vast array of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Practically, there is also a post office, doctors, dentists and the renowned Booths supermarket. The location provides for excellent schooling in the form of the Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale, Sedbergh, Casterton and Giggleswick all within easy reach. Mayfield House is also well placed for travel and commuting; with Lancaster being 16 miles, M6 J36 8 miles and the west coast mainline at Oxenholme within 13 miles.
An impressive, stone and marbled entrance porch sets the scene for the beautiful accommodation that lies beyond here at Mayfield House. The elegant and substantial living room to the left of the hallway enjoys a lovely, sunny outlook with direct access through two sets of double doors to the glazed terrace and gardens beyond whilst the wood burner, sitting in a bespoke surround adds yet another interesting focal point to the room, particularly welcome in the cooler months. The morning room to the right of the hallway offers a light, bright yet quiet space for reading or study whilst the more formal dining room next door, perfect for social entertaining enjoys more of the fine features afforded to the rest of the house. The stylish kitchen to the rear of the house, with adjacent glazed porch and utility room has been thoughtfully planned to provide excellent facilities for both the traditional and modern cook. A fine selection of quality cabinets and first class integrated appliances are wrapped in cool granite and compliment the large, white customary Aga that sits proudly at one end. From here, the accommodation flows beautifully through to the cosy snug or tv room and the attractive Amdega conservatory beyond, a superb addition which adds a more relaxed option for dining and provides a delightful view of the well established, formal box hedging which has been lovingly cared for and nurtured by the owners. Spacious cellars accessed from the kitchen hallway afford the purchaser plentiful areas for secure storage.
The elaborate, wide staircase with generous landing area leads from the ground floor to the five excellent bedrooms occupying the first floor, matched by three attractive en-suites and a well fitted house bathroom. A glorious master suite to the far end of the house with private ensuite bathroom comprising five piece suite, underfloor heating, separate dressing room, relaxed seating area, and direct access to a private balcony. An ornate spiral staircase leads to a secluded study area from where you can enjoy fine countryside views and a unique and intriguing design feature, an area of glass floor.
The second floor, reached via a private staircase provides a further, almost independent suite of two spacious bedrooms, displaying vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, one of which benefits from an ensuite shower room, Served by a modern, stylish bathroom with walk in shower and twin sinks, this area has a separate, comfortable lounge area and is perfect for accommodating weekend visitors.
This beautifully presented, electronically gated site adjoins Lord Shuttleworth’s estate and affords the purchaser circa six acres of land by way of formal terraces, country cottage style garden areas and paddocks. Plentiful parking can be had on the circular driveway to the front, the house providing full vehicular to all sides. A superb stable block with four/five spacious boxes, two of which are foaling boxes, a tack room and charming clock tower sit at the entrance, accessed by a separate driveway, the adjacent paddock ideal for a menage if so desired. An attractive, detached, two storey garage with electronically operated up and over door also features a delightful clock tower. The garage benefits from water and electric and provides additional, secure parking for two large cars. The roomy storage area to the first floor has the potential for conversion to home office space. The garage also benefits from a separate pedestrian entrance and useful, adjacent tool shed.
Directions From the M6, exit at J36 and proceed East towards and past Kirkby Lonsdale. When you reach the next village, Cowan Bridge, turn left immediately after the shop and continue straight ahead for less than half a mile. You will see the gated entrance to Mayfield House on your left.