19 Castle Hill
01524 384 960
Meadowbank House, Craggs Hill, Over Kellet, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1DJ
- Detached Home
- Private Driveway
- Integral Garage
- Stunning, Far Reaching Views
- PV Solar Panels
- B4RN Internet
- Potential accommodation for dependent relatives
- Two Kitchens
- Four Bedrooms
- Upper- and lower-level gardens
The property was built in 1976 on an elevated plot that provides spectacular views from the far end of Morecambe Bay round to Hutton Roof, encompassing many of the Lake District Fells. The unique design of this home creates versatile accommodation over two floors that would make for a fantastic four-bed family home or could provide separate accommodation for dependent relatives with the benefit of a kitchen, bathroom and sitting room on each floor. As a whole this home is bright and spacious with generously proportioned rooms and a panorama stretching across the village rooftops to the countryside beyond. The grounds around the property comprise upper- and lower-level gardens with views from all main rooms and lending further to the option to split the property. The private tarmac drive leads down to a large integral garage with an electric up-and-over door. There is space for both private parking and turning on the drive (a great benefit in this central village location). The property also benefits from B4RN hyper-fast broadband with speeds of 1GB per second and 16 PV solar panels generating a feed-in tariff of around 56p/kwh.
The countryside village of Over Kellet is a small community that has bus access to Lancaster and Carnforth, a popular pub and a well regarded primary school. Carnforth, which is only a 5 minute drive away, has railway (west-coast main line) and a range of useful everyday amenities including a doctors’ surgery, dentist and supermarkets. Junction 35 on the M6 is about one mile away; Manchester can be reached within one hour. The immediate local area has a number of community-led villages including Nether Kellet, Bolton Le Sands and Halton. Meadowbank House is in the catchment area for the well-regarded Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale. The property is also ideally located for access to the City of Lancaster which boasts both Boys' & Girls' Grammar Schools, two universities and a large hospital amongst an excellent selection of vibrant cultural and historic places of interest and a well-established high street.
Ground Floor (4.08 x 2.89)
You enter a wide and welcoming entrance hall on the ground floor with part-tiled marble floor for a practical finish.
Immediately off the entrance hall is a useful cloakroom with a WC, wash-basin and extra wall-light with integral shaver-point, with space for coats and shoes. Door through to Garage.
Garage (5.99 X 5.94)
This has a wide electrically-operated door potentially allowing access for two cars. It is currently well-provided with cupboards and storage space, is insulated, and has ample space for parking. The floor is painted throughout. The window provides good light, complemented by three fluorescent strips. There is a useful workshop area to the rear.
Bedroom (4.87 x 4.24)
Located off the entrance hall is a large principal bedroom with ample storage room. It is bright and airy thanks to the view over the garden and the glazed sliding door leading into an adjoining conservatory.
Conservatory (2.85 x 2.05)
Also benefitting from external access, this is a lovely and peaceful spot to enjoy a morning coffee and relax in the afternoon sun, with views over the garden from the full length windows.
Dressing Room (2.92 x 2.26)
An open arch within the bedroom leads into a handy dressing area with plentiful storage space.
The bathroom is located at the end of the dressing room, completing the principal suite. It comprises a bath with shower over, WC, pedestal hand basin and bidet, with full tiling to finish.
Bedroom 2 (3.92 x 2.97)
From the wide inner hall you pass by the 16 foot picture-gallery window that stretches up to the first floor. Bedroom 2, opening off the hall just beyond the stairs, enjoys double proportions, plentiful storage space and a front view.
Ground-floor Kitchen (4.42 x 4.29)
This is a neatly presented kitchen with a full range of wall, drawer and base units, a sink with storage underneath and a Belling gas cooker. There is also a double airing cupboard within the room and natural light flows in from the external access door leading into the lower garden.
Lower Lounge (5.96 x 4.22)
Accessed through the kitchen, the sitting room is a lovely and well-proportioned reception space with a view over the lower garden and a gas fire set within decorative stone fire surround, ideal for the winter months.
Taking the bespoke, floating pine staircase that leads up alongside the 16 foot picture window, you come up to the galleried landing of the first floor.
Dining Room (4.37 x 3.76)
The landing leads around to open into the dining room where you will find plenty of room for formal dining furniture. This is a largely open-plan space, which, with the adjoining living room creates a wonderful and inviting area that all the family can gather in at the end of the busy day, and that is also great for entertaining. There is access through a patio door to the upper entrance porch. This entrance is reached along the footpath leading from the top of the drive, along the length of the attractive screening hedge.
Lounge (6.07 x 4.37)
Guests will be impressed with the stunning views stretching from the far side of Morecambe Bay right across to the Lake District Fells which include Coniston Old Man, the Langdale Pikes and the Fairfield Horseshoe. There is even a sliding patio door that reveals a timeless balcony with a wrought-iron railing, ideal for unwinding with a glass of wine at the end of the day, watching the sun go down. The living room itself enjoys good proportions with a gas fire set within a decorative stone surround and three feature arched windows that marry within the arched stone partition of the dining room.
First Floor Kitchen (3.99 x 3.70)
This bright dual-aspect kitchen has been modernized by the present owners and includes a range of modern gloss white units. Appliances include a Samsung 4-ring ceramic hob with feature extractor above and a Samsung oven; there is space for a dishwasher and tall fridge freezer. From the front window you can enjoy a lovely view over the garden and Hutton Roof beyond.
Bedroom 3 (4.16 x 3.31)
Offering double proportions and with excellent storage, this would be the principal bedroom on the first floor, enjoying beautiful sea and local field views.
This bathroom is well-proportioned and fully tiled, comprising a walk-in double electric Mira shower, vanity sink with WC. There is also access from here to the part-boarded loft, ideal for storage.
Bedroom 4/ Study (4.27 x 3.04)
The final bedroom of the property again offers double proportions and a view stretching out over to Farleton Knott and Hutton Roof. This bedroom is presently utilized as a home office that works hand-in-hand with the hyper-fast B4RN internet connectivity. Door from this room to the;
Eaves Storage (6.40 x 3.43)
This large under-eaves room stretches the width of the house. It has good lighting from a Velux window, and is fully insulated and carpeted. Apart from storage, this room could also provide useful office space.
The grounds of Meadowbank House surround the property. The private tarmac drive leads down to the property, flanked by the terraced garden to either side. As previously mentioned, the drive offers both parking and turning space as well as access to the integral double garage with an electric up and over door. Exploring the lower garden, leading along the side of the property there is a greenhouse and a garden shed. A wooden arch takes you through into the lower garden where there is an array of flower beds, shrubs and a well maintained beech hedge for added privacy. There is also a small pond and a patio area outside the conservatory and the downstairs kitchen door. At the front of the property, a path leads up from the drive to the entrance on the first floor. Here you will find the kitchen garden, a south-facing area that is home to a large raised bed, five fruit trees, vegetable plot and blackcurrant bushes. This is the perfect spot for the keen gardener, is a fantastic sun trap and a tranquil space to enjoy the day.
Coming into Over Kellet along the B6254 Kirkby Lonsdale Road from Carnforth, continue through the village. Just before the houses end and the fields begin, Meadowbank House is located on the right-hand side on the corner of Craggs Hill. Turn right onto Craggs Hill and the entrance to the drive is immediately first on the right.
All mains connected
Gas central heating
PV Solar Panels
Council Tax – F
Tenure - Freehold