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19 Castle Hill

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Wenning Cottage, Wennington, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 8NN

£850,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 14499
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
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Property Features

  • A Hidden Gem
  • Grade ll Listed
  • Dates Back to The 1700's
  • Spread Across Three Floors
  • Private, Large Rear Garden
  • Garage
  • Open Plan Kitchen Diner
  • Deceptively Spacious
  • B4RN Internet
  • Full of Character & Charm

Property Summary

A rare opportunity to purchase an attractive and substantial Grade II listed period residence that dates back
to the 1700’s.

Full Details

A rare opportunity to purchase an attractive and substantial Grade II listed period residence that dates back
to the 1700’s.

A rare opportunity to purchase an attractive and substantial Grade II listed period residence that dates back to the 1700’s. Originally a Gentlemans residence, the property was substantially enlarged in the 18th and
19th centuries and was formerly the Dower House for the Wennington Hall Estate. In 2003 the property was split into three prestigious dwellings with Wenning Cottage taking a central position to offer a most deceiving property that is full of character and charm. The property has been sympathetically restored by the present owners and has been meticulously maintained to provide a well proportioned residence that retains many of its original features yet still offers modern living accommodation. The accommodation is deceptively spacious with generously proportioned rooms combining high quality fixtures and modern enlargements of the open plan kitchen/diner to take full advantage of the sunny aspect and outlook over the garden; this really is the epitome of a family home. Externally the property is approached by a sweeping driveway and has an attractive mature garden to the front plus parking for numerous vehicles and a generous lawned garden to
the rear incorporating two sun terraces and mature shrub borders. Situated in the Vale of Lune village of Wennington, a recognised conservation area noted for its outstanding natural beauty close to the River Wenning and a brief walk from Wennington Railway Station with excellent links to Leeds, Manchester and London and a local bus service route. Within the catchment area of numerous local primary schools, Queen Elizabeth secondary school in Kirkby Lonsdale and the prestigious girls and boys
Grammar Schools in Lancaster. Discerning purchasers will also find themselves conveniently located near both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

As you approach the property off the sweeping graveled driveway, there is parking for up to approx. 6 vehicles, manicured lawns and mature shrubs which surround the property. Upon entry, the property instantly demonstrates the delightful aesthetics with a substantial stone entrance porch with mullioned lead windows to either side, leading through a period front door into the dining hall. A beautiful, large room with ample features including a Queen Anne hourglass fire place, stained glass window and pitch pine original flooring to name a few. The dining hall can be accessed from both the hallway and the sitting room to create an easy flow to this social space. The newly decorated sitting room is quite special and enjoys a large bay window which floods this reception space with natural light. There is a further window with a pretty window seat feature and a large open fire; perfect for enjoying during the winter months. Off the hallway, is a conveniently located cloakroom which benefits from tiled flooring, WC, wash hand basin and has ample space for hanging coats.

The beautiful in-keeping kitchen was designed and installed by local H&M Craftsmen of Ingleton and is situated just off the hallway. It is certainly the heart of the home, with plentiful space for a breakfast table and seating furniture along
with an extensive range of fitted cabinets finished with granite worktops and slate flooring. The fixtures include a gas AGA, a Zanussi integrated 2 ring gas hob in the central island, fridge and dishwasher. There is also access into the garden by way of French doors onto the paved seating area, perfect for alfresco dining in the warmer months. There is a useful utility just off the kitchen; a conveniently situated room which has plumbing in place for a washer and dryer and an external door, perfect for muddy boots or paws! The utility provides access down into the dry cellar and also integral access into the garage; this is a great space for storage and can be assessed from both the front and rear of the property. The snug completes the ground floor accommodation and is a delightful room with sash windows and working shutters with a delightful window seat from which to enjoy the pleasant front garden view. The exposed stone wall houses a wood burner sat upon a slate hearth and is a real feature that makes this a cosy, yet spacious reception area.

To the first floor, there are three large double bedrooms. All of which are generously proportioned and enjoy pleasant views. The master bedroom is centrally positioned and has an integral door into the third bedroom, which makes this ideal if you have younger children. The current vendors have utilised the spacious landing area well, by forming an open study, which is great if you work from home - the view over the garden and the fields beyond is pretty special too! The family bathroom is modern and practical and briefly comprises a free standing claw foot bath, WC, shower and wash hand basin.

To the second floor, this is the most deceiving part! The perfect teenage hideaway or guest suite, the stairs lead up to an open lounge area which is flooded with natural light by way of the Velux windows with delightful views. There are two, extremely spacious, double bedrooms along with an ensuite shower room with exposed beams upon the high ceilings. This is an extremely useful and versatile area, which could fulfill a variety of purposes, whether you are looking to work from home, surprise guests with a luxury hideaway or even offer older children a bit of independency. It also provides ideal storage space, which is easily accessible.

The keen gardener will enjoy this interesting and varied garden at Wenning Cottage; amounting to approximately 0.4 acres in total. The gardens to both the front and rear include neatly maintained lawns with well stocked shrubbery borders. The magnificent trees around the rear lawn area create a private aspect. There are ample areas surrounding the house with space for outdoor furniture on the large flagged stone terraces, perfect for alfresco dining. There is also a barked area off the rear lawn with a practical shed and to the rear of the garden, there is even plumbing in place for an outdoor hot tub. The garage can be assessed from the garden to both the front and rear of the property.

Travelling from the M6 junctions 34 take the A683 signposted Caton, Kirkby Lonsdale. Continue along to A683 for approximately 7.6miles, then turn right on to the B6480 to Wray. Continue for approximately 3.4 miles and the shared entrance to Wenning Cottage can be found.

Mains water & electricity
Gas fired central heating
Septic tank drainage
B4RN internet
Tenure – Freehold
Council Tax Band – F