Reception Rooms: 3
A fantastic barn conversion perfect for families, set within private grounds amounting to approximately 8 ½ acres on the outskirts of Bolton-Le-Sands village. Thwaite End Barn was converted in 1993 to create a lovely characterful home with a split level design that is both suited to modern family life and creates the perfect home for entertaining. The flexible accommodation includes a reception lobby, open plan kitchen diner, dining hall and a large reception room. Across the split level first floor there are a total of four double bedrooms on offer, of which two are ensuite, a family bathroom and gallery study. Furthermore the property also boasts a fantastic leisure suite to include a 6.10 metre swimming pool and large gym with its own dressing and shower room. This adjoins to the large stone built triple garage block accessed from the sizeable cobbled parking area to the property.
The private tarmac drive sweeps through the grounds also leading down to the lower parking area where there is a large hangar and workshop. Adjoining the private gardens is approximately 4 acres of land to either side creating a private haven that would also be suited for agricultural or equestrian use and the property also benefits from a holding number. The former stables have recently been converted and now offers an attractive and modern one bed holiday home. However horse lovers will not be disappointed with the potential space to include the large 30ft x 43ft hangar that could be converted for equestrian use and sizeable yard.
The property is nestled between the village of Bolton Le Sands and Carnforth market town, conveniently located along the A6 for great connectivity to the M6 and Lancaster City Centre, just 5miles away. A full range of everyday amenities can be found in Carnforth to include shops, cafes, pubs, doctors, dentist and a selection of supermarkets. The popular village of Bolton Le Sands also boasts an array of local amenities with a selection of cafes, shops and a newly refurbished pub. There are great walks to be enjoyed here including along the picturesque Morecambe Bay.
Grand private wrought iron gates open up onto the private tarmac drive that sweeps through the grounds, bounded by green fields to either side. This leads to the front of the attractive stone built family home, where a cobbled courtyard affords ample parking and access to the triple garage, benefiting from remote control doors. A path leads along the manicured front lawn, awash with an array of colourful plants, to the front entrance. A full length glass entrance door framed by full length windows opens into the bright reception lobby, a sizeable space finished with wooden floors, with steps leading up to raised casual seating area from where you can enjoy the lovely dual aspect garden outlook. High ceilings and exposed stone walls offer a wealth of character that sets the tone for this charming home.
Adjoining here is the open plan kitchen diner with space for an informal dining setting and a classic kitchen comprising a range of painted wooden units with granite worktops to include a large red brick feature central island. An eye catching red Rayburn is in keeping to the barn aesthetics, set within a red brick inglenook that ties in with the detailing on the central island. Further appliances include an integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer, NEFF 4 ring gas hob with extractor over and a Whirlpool microwave. Exposed ceiling beams create a cosy feel whilst the triple aspect affords plenty of natural light.
Steps lead up into the open dining hall where the feature bespoke oak staircase grandly leads up to the mezzanine landing. There is plenty of space in here for a more formal dining setting in front an exposed red brick fireplace housing a Contura log burner. Further characterful features include exposed ceiling beams and the former barn doors have been converted into tall arched windows, flooding the room with light. Double doors open up into the adjoining living room, a large reception space boasting a sunny triple aspect, exposed beam feature and another Contura log burner, this time set within a tiled and carved wood surround. Steps from here also lead down into the reception lobby.
An inner hall from the kitchen takes you to a large cloaks cupboard, separate pantry, good sized utility room and provides access into the leisure suite. The 4.27 x 6.10 metre swimming pool is housed within an extension to the original house, with high angled ceilings and exposed stone walls in keeping to the aesthetics of the main house. Full length windows and a glazed door lead out onto the front for direct external access and the floors are finished with natural stone tiles. Open internal windows looking into the adjoining gym. This is a large recreational space complete with high ceilings and large mirrors that create a bright and inviting space. The swimming pool and gym benefit from its own changing and shower room with WC and there is also a space converted for the use of a steam room. Access can be found also into the adjoining triple garage with a separate office area and ‘gardeners kitchen’.
Back to the main house, the grand feature staircase leads up from the dining hall to the split level first floor. On the first landing there are two double bedrooms both offering good proportions and a dual aspect of garden views, a well presented family bathroom complete with a large walk in shower and a concealed staircase leading up to the versatile gallery study area. This would be great as a home office or play room for children with an open view down to the ground floor. The second landing provides access to the remaining two bedrooms, both of which are ensuite. This includes the fantastic master suite complete with a large walk in his and hers wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom with a beautiful freestanding clawfoot Victoria & Albert bath.
The private grounds of Thwaite End Barn amount to approximately 8.5 acres which includes a lovely garden surrounding the property with neatly kept lawns bounded by an array of colour plants, shrubs and trees including a productive apple tree. To the front, the gardens extend into 4 acres of ring fenced open fields that the drive leads through, offering a fantastic enclosed space for children to explore. To the rear, there is a further 4 acres of agricultural land that would be ideal for grazing or equestrian use. There is ample potential for the development of equestrian use which includes great grazing land, space for stabling and development of an arena, ample outdoor storage space and a large 122ft x 130ft yard. The land is accessed either from a small paddock by the converted stables or the large lower gravel parking area. The large hangar located down here was previously utilised for the storage of a helicopter and also makes a great place to store cars and tractors. Within there is a small office and separate workshop space and it could also be converted into stables. Thwaite End Barn also have use of a second entrance drive that leads directly into the lower parking area.
The converted stone built stable block is a fantastic addition, especially for those looking to make a little extra income as it has been converted for sole use as a holiday let. The charming and well planned 1 bedroom annexe boasts an open plan kitchen and living area, double bedroom and ensuite shower room. There is potential to have the use changed for an annexe or dependant relatives, subject to relevant planning consents.
PLEASE NOTE Development Claw-back: The property is sold subject to a claw-back provision of 25% for a period of 25 years for additional residential development over and above what the property currently offers by way of the residential dwelling and the holiday cottage accommodation to the stable block.
Restrictive Covenants: The property is also subject to a restrictive covenant which prohibits the running of a business from the property.