Reception Rooms: 2
An opportunity has arisen to purchase The Barn situated in High Cark close to the south end of Lake Windermere. This delightful barn conversion will appeal to a range of buyers looking for a peaceful home in a tranquil location. The Barn is nestled in the small hamlet of High Cark, originally converted in 2003 to modern day living, the barn still retains a wealth of charm with many characterful features including deep set windows, exposed stone walls and impressive beams and trusses, wood burning stove and lots of useful nooks and crannies! There are three double bedrooms all of which are en-suite, a spacious sitting room enjoying views over the Cartmel valley, office/study, large kitchen diner and separate utility room. All of the rooms are of good proportions and the layout is less than conventional with a unique blend of open vaulted ceilings and gallery landings. The ample and versatile internal space is complemented beautifully by the generous gardens which provide private outdoor space for the growing family or outdoor entertaining. Nestled away from the property in the garden by the tarn, is a purpose built garden room, which is a versatile room which offers space and tranquility and would lend itself to a home office, gym, or simply somewhere to sit and enjoy the peace and surroundings.
High Cark is a small hamlet close to the picturesque village of Cartmel . Cartmel is a popular yet humble countryside village only 5 minutes away, which is ideally located at the foot of The Lake District National Park. This destination is famous for its agricultural shows and the Cartmel horse races and thus proves as a must-visit village. There are an abundance of local shops, cafes, pubs and famous restaurants right on your doorstep, along with some fantastic countryside walks. There is an active community spirit for the locals of the village, with a well regarded primary school and also some great secondary schools nearby. Access to the M6 can be found approximately fifteen minutes drive away and train stations in the nearby villages of Cark-in-Cartmel and Grange-Over-Sands. The bustling town of Grange-over-Sands is just three miles away, with its numerous amenities including shops, cafes, post office, banks and a highly regarded primary school.
Please note that this property is subject to a local occupancy clause, however don’t be put off you may still qualify as a restriction applies to the whole of Cumbria and anyone looking to take employment in the area including self employment/ or running their own business, please ask the office for further information.
Directions Leaving Cartmel northbound along Aynsome Road continue along for approximately a mile and a half following the road through Field Broughton, follow the road before taking the left hand turn signposted for High Cark. Continue down this lane and the property is situated on the left hand side.
Ground Floor A large full height glazed entrance leads into;
Entrance Hall An impressive, attractive and spacious entrance hall with a stone flagged floor exposed stone work and beams. There is a wall mounted radiator and spotlights. Giving access to both the stairs leading down to the lower ground floor accommodation and an oak staircase with built in bespoke storage beneath giving access to the sitting room and first floor bedrooms. From the entrance hall level is access to;
Bedroom One 11’9 x 9’9 (3.59m x 2.96m) A spacious ground floor double bedroom with a dual aspect to the front and side. The room has a radiator, telephone point and LED spotlights. The airing cupboard is located in this room. This room is versatile could provide an additional reception room or indeed a study.
En-Suite Shower Room A good size shower room, which is partially tiled with a corner shower, WC, and wash hand basin. There is a heated towel rail as well as spot lights.
First Floor The oak staircase from the entrance hall turns left and into the sitting room. The bespoke cupboards in Bedrooms 2 and 3, the entrance hall, study and lower groundfloor vestibule were constructed in oak by Windermere Woodsmiths (formerly Lakeland Fells Furniture.)
Sitting Room 17’7 x 16’9 (5.36m x 5.1m) A spacious sitting room full of wonderful, traditional features including wooden flooring, exposed stone work, and beautiful exposed beams and trusses up to the vaulted ceiling. There are double French doors which open out to a Juliette balcony, over looking the garden and countryside views beyond to Hampsfell. The room is flooded with light along via two remote control opening Velux windows with blinds and central to the room is an attractive log burner sat on a Brathay slate hearth. There are also two radiators, a TV point, phone point and inset spot lights.
A door from the sitting room leads into;
Study 12’10 x 9’9 (3.92m x 2.98m) A separate space from the sitting room that is currently used as a study. This room has the benefit of a separate external entrance door which leads down a few stone steps at the front of the property into a paved area at the front of the property. The study also has a window overlooking the garden at the rear, ample plug sockets, phone points and bespoke oak storage unit consisting of cupboards and shelves.
Accessed via the right hand turn of the oak staircase are the bedrooms;
Bedroom Two 11’11 x 11’2 (3.62m x 3.40m) A comfortable double bedroom at the front of the property with sloping ceiling and exposed beams, the room enjoys plenty of light from the skylight and window to the side. The bedroom has a recessed built in wardrobe.
En-Suite Bathroom A newly renovated bathroom suite with L-shaped bath with raindrop shower head over and additional hand attachment with glazed screen. The wash basin has built in storage drawers beneath with an illuminated mirror above that has an integrated cupboard and shaver point, WC and heated towel rail. The bathroom is beautifully finished with tiling to the floor which has under floor heating and the walls are part tiled and the exposed beams are a unique feature.
Bedroom Three 12’1 x 10’02 (3.69m x 3.11m) Bedroom suite comprising a lower level bedroom area with ample space for double bed and fitted with two built in double mirrored wardrobes and shelving. The bedroom features exposed beams and truss, skylight and radiator.
Three steps lead up to and open into;
En-Suite Bathroom A unique L-shaped bathroom with freestanding double ending bath with central taps and shower head set under the sloping ceiling with exposed beams and skylight. Around the corner the tiled bathroom also has a pedestal wash hand basin with integrated lights and shaver point and WC, radiator and two built in cupboards.
Lower Ground Floor
Dining Kitchen 17’2 x 17’1 (5.22m x 5.20m) A beautiful, recently installed kitchen fitted by Atlantis Kitchens of Kendal which offers an impressive range of wall and base units complete with a bespoke abstract splash back, which design reflects scenery and rolling fells viewed from the barn. The splash back and feature glazing artworks in the kitchen were created by Jo Vincent Glass Designers of Kendal. There are several integral appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher and a microwave, a Calor gas Range Master double oven with a five ring hob, two ovens (one gas and one electric) and a stainless steel sunken sink. The kitchen is finished with a tiled floor and composite black work tops through out. The room is enhanced by the original features it has retained including exposed beams and window lintels and offers ample space for a family dining table with French patio doors which lead out into the garden.
Utility Room 8’11 x 7’3 (2.73m x 2.22m) A good size separate utility room which has a range of storage cupboards, ceramic sink, mix of black composite and wooden work tops. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The oil fired boiler is located in the utility and there is an external door which leads out into the garden and offers a useful rainy day entrance.
Cloak Room Adjacent to the utility is a cloak room with a WC and hand basin. There are spot lights a radiator and a tiled floor.
Outside To the front of the property is a Lake District slate chipping parking area with ample space for 3-4 vehicles leading to a paved area up the entrance into the barn. The gardens and rear of the property can be accessed down the side of the barn, with access wide enough for a vehicle if required. The gardens are a delightful and unexpected feature of the property with a shingled patio area immediately accessed from the house which has a small stone outbuilding adjacent which would make an ideal garden store or workshop. The shingled garden extends out from the property and a pathway with raised stone walled planted borders on both sides which leads out to the landscaped and well thought out wild meadow garden which has a vegetable garden area with raised beds and green house, an orchard with a variety of native tree species. A gentle walk down the garden brings you to the ‘Tarn’ a naturally sourced pond which is fed via a spring and escapes via a small stream. Nestled peacefully overlooking the tarn is a stunning garden room with a fabulous decked area cantilevering out into the tarn, making this an idyllic place to seat and enjoy the peace and tranquility. The beautiful larch clad garden room measures approximately 5.7m x 3.7m and makes a perfect home office, snug or guest space away from the house, fitted out with plenty of electric points, Wi-Fi and electric under floor heating. The garden room features sliding doors and windows on three sides and is insulated with sheep’s wool and finished with a sedum roof. Adjacent to the garden room is a external water tap.
Services Oil fired central heating, shared septic tank drainage. Calor gas for cooker. Mains water and electric.
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