Reception Rooms: 2
This stunning family home is located in the peaceful countryside village of Cowan Bridge, just to the east of the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Originally built in the 1950s, Phillips House has since been extended and extensively renovated throughout, offering flexible and contemporary living accommodation suitable to the modern day family aesthetics. This includes a sizeable dining kitchen, utility and two reception rooms to the ground floor and four good sized bedrooms, of which one is ensuite and a modern family bathroom to the first floor. The renovation has been completed to a high standard with luxury fittings and finishes to include French oak woodwork, Karndean flooring and beautiful Italian Porcelain tiling in the bathrooms. Sat within a generous plot, the private gated entrance leads onto a tarmac drive affording ample parking and access into an integral single garage. The gardens surrounding have been planned with low maintenance in mind yet afford a large lawn area and attractive flagged patio, perfect for busy families to safely enjoy.
The former site of the Clergy’s daughters’ school attended by the famous Bronte sisters, Cowan Bridge is a small village located just outside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The village shop and tea room are within walking distances and the property is ideally situated for enjoying beautiful strolls across the open local countryside. 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. Phillips House is also well placed for travel and commuting; with Lancaster being 16 miles, the M6 J36 8 miles and the west coast mainline at Oxenholme within 13 miles.
Granite steps from the drive lead up to the attractive glazed and French Oak framed entrance porch, leading into the welcoming entrance hall. Engineered oak floors extend throughout the entrance hall into the stunning living room which is filled with natural light afforded by a triple aspect, including a bay window and door opening into the garden. Essentially double ended, this sizeable space could accommodate both a living and dining area and there is also planning permission granted. With full plans drawn for a garden room from the bay window in the sitting room, planning number as follows 15/01196/FUL. The integrated Nestor Martin contemporary gas fire is perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere during the winter months. French oak woodwork features across the property, including on the window sills which create a pretty and characterful feature to this otherwise modern home. In addition to this open reception space, there is also a separate snug/ home office which is perfect for larger families looking for some extra privacy. The dining kitchen comprises a range of gloss units finished with granite worktops. Fitted appliances include a 4 ring induction hob with extractor over, oven and grill, integrated microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Practically, there is also an adjoining utility room giving access to the integral single garage, with space for a washing machine and dryer along with further units. The kitchen floors are finished in Karndean and a dual aspect allows for a bright and welcoming room with space for a dining table and chairs for a more informal dining setting and external access onto the rear patio.
Stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the spacious first floor landing where there is an airing cupboard and access into a fully boarded loft that could lend itself for conversion into a fifth bedroom if required, subject to relevant planning consents. At present there are a total of four bedrooms which include three doubles and a generous single. Of these, the tastefully finished master bedroom includes fitted wardrobes and boasts a modern ensuite. Completed in 2017, the ensuite briefly comprises a shower, vanity sink unit, WC and luxury Italian porcelain tiling to finish. The family bathroom again was recently renovated to include a fitted bath with shower over and atmospheric under lighting, vanity sink unit, WC and is also fully tiled with Italian porcelain.
The remote control wrought iron gate sits within attractive stone posts that lead onto the private drive. This affords parking for several vehicles along with access into the integral single garage. A stone flagged patio to the side extends around to the rear of the property which can also be accessed from both the living room and kitchen and is thus perfect for alfresco dining and outdoor entertaining during the summer. As previously mentioned, the lawned garden is sizeable yet simple, proving relatively low maintenance and great for busy family life. Practically, there is also a garden shed and garden storage area. Overall, this is a fully enclosed and safe haven with plentiful space for children to enjoy.
Directions From the M6, exit at J36 and proceed East towards and past Kirkby Lonsdale. When you reach the next village, Cowan Bridge, turn right opposite the village shop onto Woodman Lane, Phillips House it the first property on the right hand side.
Services Mains water
Oil fired central heating
Council Tax – E
Planning application – 15/01196/FUL