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Address:
Matthews Benjamin
Ellerthwaite Square
Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 1DU

Telephone:
015394 47717

Email:
sales@matthewsbenjamin.co.uk

For Sale

Pinfold, Hutton Lane, Levens, LA8 8PA

£650,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 15988
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 4
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Property Features

  • Blank Canvas With Huge Potential
  • Planning Permission Already In Place
  • Stunning Views Set On A Large Private Plot
  • 5 Minute Drive To The M6 Motorway
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Parking for Several Vehicles
  • Private Gates

Property Summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to acquire this quality renovation project in the heart of Leven’s village set within a stunning ¼ acre plot enjoying far reaching views over the lower reaches of the Lyth Valley to Whitbarrow Scar and up the valley with a backdrop of the high fells of central Lakeland.

Full Details

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to acquire this quality renovation project in the heart of Leven’s village set within a stunning ¼ acre plot enjoying far reaching views over the lower reaches of the Lyth Valley to Whitbarrow Scar and up the valley with a backdrop of the high fells of central Lakeland.

Currently Pinfold is a large detached 1980’s property that is now requiring remodelling or modernisation however the current owner has been granted two schemes to extend the existing property front, rear and side or to completely knock down and rebuild a magnificent modern home taking on a local vernacular style of a agricultural barn / farmhouse structure, utilising the local pallet of materials in a contemporary manner.

Whilst the property will be acquired in its current state, discerning purchasers will have the opportunity to finish this project to their own exacting standards. This is a unique opportunity and is ideal for someone wanting a blank canvas with scope to create a lovely spacious home, currently with over 2700 sq ft of well proportioned accommodation, in a fabulous setting and spacious plot with uninterrupted westerly views at the rear across a small tributary to open fields beyond across the southern end of the Lyth Valley. The property currently has three large reception rooms, sun room, dining kitchen, utility room, shower room and integral garage on the ground floor and five bedrooms, en-suite shower room, spacious landing and family bathroom on the first floor.

Situated in the quiet village of Levens which has a vibrant community with local services including a village shop, quaint 16th century village Pub, and primary school as well as good access across the South Lakes Peninsula to Kendal, Oxenholme Railway Station and the beautiful Lake District National Park and just a 5 minute drive to the M6 motorway.

Scheme 1; Extensions
Detailed plans can be found on South Lakeland District Council website using planning reference SL/2022/0134

Granted on the 15th February 2022, planning permission has been passed for alterations and extensions to the front, rear and side of Pinfold creating a fabulous open plan living space combining a dining room to kitchen area with a living room and partially divided sitting room/snug, separate utility room with store, cloakroom and integral garage. Also on the ground floor is a master suite comprising a generous bedroom space taking in the views, walk in wardrobe/dressing area and a large ensuite four piece bathroom. On the first floor stairs lead up galleried landing and to two ensuite bedrooms with walk in wardrobes.

Each of the extensions proposed are designed to maximise the site, its views and offer an additional 1000 sq/ft of accommodation bringing the overall property in total to approximately 3800 sq/ft making this a fabulous family home with provisions considered for ground floor living for a couple.

Scheme 2; Demolition & New Dwelling
Detailed plans can be found on South Lakeland District Council website using planning
reference; SL/2021/0053.

Granted on the 25th January 2021, planning permission has been passed for replacement dwelling which takes on the local vernacular style of the agricultural barn / farmhouse structure, utilising the local pallet of materials in a contemporary manner. The property will be split into two sections to reduce the massing visible from the road and across the valley. The two barn wings will be faced primarily with timber and standing seam metal. These two elements are linked with a smaller single storey green-roofed link piece.

The design will accommodate over 5000 sq/ft over two storey's with a lovely flow of living space to the western elevation enjoying the views including a family kitchen, dining room and living room with doors leading out. Continueing on the ground floor there will also be a pantry, utility, cloakroom and integral garage as well as a ground floor bedroom with walk in wardrobe. Designed in a way to address the current global situation, provision for a home office to facilitate home working is provided above the garage with its own separate access so clients can visit to. Two sets of stairs in the home lead to the separate wings accommodating two amazing ensuite bedrooms, one with walk in wardrobe and both with balconies taking in the panoramic views. In addition there is also a sitting room or a potential further bedroom with a separate bathroom suite.

Outside
The property is pleasantly situated set down from the lane, facing west across the Lyth Valley. The front garden comprises of planted rockery garden and tarmac driveway with a established hedgerow providing a screening to the lane creating a private setting for the property. To the rear of the property and facing west is a paved patio area ideal for enjoying the afternoon and evening sunny aspect and below is a level lawn garden area. The rear garden area runs down to the water tributary and provides a private setting from which to enjoy the fantastic views.

Directions
Entering Levens village from the A590/Milnthorpe direction proceed along Levens Lane into the village passing the shop on your left hand side and keep left staying on Levens Lane. Proceed straight ahead at the crossroads and continue down the Levens Lane following the road along into Hutton Lane where Pinfold will be situated shortly on your left hand side.

Services
Mains electric, water and drainage. No mains gas, electric heating at present.

Tenure
Freehold

Council Tax Band
G