Fine and Country Windermere
Fine & Country
Tarnside Farm House, Crosthwaite, The Lake District
- Renovated Four Bedroom Farm House
- Highly Sought After Lyth Valley Location
- Original Features With Modern Twist
- South Facing Garden
- 1 Acre Paddock
It now stands as an impressive and spacious family home that offers the perfect mix of countryside charm and modern living. Everything about this home is picture perfect from the outset, with a quaint courtyard approach surrounded by the lush countryside of the Lyth Valley and the whitewashed walls and contrasting blue paintwork of the exterior. Within, the property offers a wealth of charming original features that have been beautifully retained and enhanced during some reconfiguration 3 years ago. With a mix of open plan living and a further two separate reception rooms, the neutral interiors of the home, mixed with the exposed beams, creates a perfect synergy between old and new. There is also potential to create secondary accommodation incorporating the ground floor bedroom with the large utility/ back kitchen. The south facing garden to the rear of the home is fully enclosed offering open space for family to enjoy along with patio space, a prolific apple orchard and furthermore, a separate one acre paddock. To the front of the property there is parking for 3 vehicles along with an attached workshop. The property also benefits from PV Solar Panels.
Crosthwaite is a popular village located within the Lyth Valley in the Lake District National Park yet only 4 miles to the A591. It has a vibrant and active community and is a great place for families with a successful primary school, highly regarded pub and dining room, a church, village bowling green and tennis courts together with a busy village hall. The location offers privacy and a flavour of rural village life whilst the market town of Kendal is only a short drive as are the busy tourist areas of the central Lakes and access to Junction 36 of the M6.
The main entrance brings you into an entrance porch with stone flagged floors extending into the welcoming hall. Here you can find a neatly presented cloaks room with WC and access to the cellar which offers one room that is ideal for storage. Off to the left, you enter into the main living room of the property. A charming space finished with original exposed ceiling beams and lintels. There is a dual aspect with French doors leading into the rear garden and bespoke wooden window shutters to the sash windows. Set upon a green slate hearth within a large stone surround is a warming log burning stove that creates a cosy atmosphere in the winter months. Flowing through you enter into the sun room that creates a semi-open plan design to the characterful farmhouse kitchen. The sun room benefits from high ceilings and affords a full garden aspect over the south facing rear. It is a great reception space for both family living and entertaining as it flows openly into the kitchen. The kitchen is perfectly befitting to the period aesthetics of the home, with a range of bespoke painted wooden units finished with slate effect worktops and a large central island. The four door AGA creates a homely feel, with complimentary splash back tiling and an exposed flue that extends up to the double height ceilings with eye catching original exposed wooden trusses and beams. The curvature of the plasterwork, stone sills and retained stonework on the walls perfectly finish the rustic charm of this otherwise modern kitchen. Located just off the kitchen is a secondary entrance hall with a further cloaks room, accessed from the drive at the front of the property.
From the living room and leading away from the kitchen you enter into a charming dining room set under exposed ceiling beams. There is space in here for dining furniture, a cast iron open fire and a lovely window seat with a garden outlook. Tucked away at the end of the house is the ground floor double bedroom that is currently being utilised as a snug. The sash windows enjoy a view over the garden and there is even a multi-fuel stove making it a versatile room whether you are looking for that extra bedroom or even a home office. It could also be utilised to create secondary accommodation as an inner hall takes you to the large utility/ back kitchen. Comprising a range of painted shaker style units, there is space for a washing machine and dryer along with a range cooker with ceramic hob. The inner hall then connects back to the entrance hall.
The wide original wooden staircase curves up to the first floor galleried landing where there is space for occasional furniture, a linen cupboard and access to the fully boarded loft space. Steps from an inner hall lead up into the beautiful master suite. Oak floors, low reaching sash windows and high angled ceilings set the tone for this inviting bedroom that is filled with natural light. There is a contemporary ensuite with a large walk in shower and travertine tiling to finish. The family bathroom is located along the inner hall to the east side of the property. Again immaculately presented with a clawfoot roll top bath with a shower over, tiled feature wall and travertine tiled floors. Across the way is a lovely double bedroom that is bright and airy, enjoying window seats to both windows, with a tranquil garden outlook. The final double bedroom is tucked away at the end of the house, again with a garden view and the benefit of an ensuite shower room.
There is parking for 3-4 vehicles at the side of the farmhouse along with access to a single garage that has been converted into a workshop. The gardens of the property are set to the rear, with wide garden gates set at the side of the property. The patio curves around the rear elevation, affording ample space for outdoor furniture with a private setting within the mature gardens. The banking of the garden is stocked full of shrubbery to create an enclosed and private haven for family to safely enjoy. The open lawns are bounded by a variety of shrubs and flowers and to the side, the garden laces into the prolific apple orchard and hidden away woodland. There is also a vehicle access gate from the road into the garden should it be required. A path leads up to the top of the garden where you will find access into the separate 1 acre paddock.
Approaching the property from Bowness-on-Windermere, leave the village on Kendal Road (A5074) and remain on this road through the village of Winster. Continue and approximately ½ a mile after passing the Damson Dene Hotel, continue around to the right hand bend signposted to Crosthwaite and continue down the hill for 500 yards where you will find the drive entrance on the left hand side. Follow the shared driveway and the property appears on your right hand side.
Mains water & electric, oil central heating and private drainage.
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