Rarely does such a property come to the market – now available for sale for only the second time in over 50 years. This magnificent, picture perfect home with endless lifestyle options is privately nestled in approximately 1.5 acres of grounds within walking distance of the village of Cark. Comprising Entrance Hall, Dining Kitchen, Sitting Room, Snug, Conservatory, Office, Utility Porch, Cellars, 5 Bedrooms (1 currently dressing room), Shower Room, Bathroom, substantial and varied outbuildings, wonderful Gardens, private tree-lined driveway, beck & bridge!
- Beautifully presented
- Approximately 1.5 acres plus Outbuildings
- Private tree lined driveway
- Peaceful yet convenient location
Location/Description:- Location/Description:- This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a substantial, period, detached family home (dating back to the mid 19th century) which has been skilfully improved over the years but retains a wealth of traditional features such as original period doors, corniced ceilings, deep skirting boards, high ceilings, stripped floor boards, wonderful retained original sash windows & two staircases.
This imposing property is approached via a delightful tree lined private driveway with beck (River Eea) alongside with painted ornate timber bridge to the front door! This spacious and light property has been tastefully decorated throughout in ‘Farrow & Ball’ and feels both grand and welcoming. Rostead will appeal to many and offers possibilities to convert some outbuildings into perhaps additional accommodation. The imagination here can run wild.
The property is nestled privately and peacefully with super open country views yet conveniently situated for all the amenities Cark has to offer including the Public Houses and Railway Station (direct route to Manchester Airport). It is also just 2 miles from the popular village of Cartmel with the famous steeplechase race meetings, Sticky Toffee Pudding, 12th century Priory, Public Houses and the prestigious L’Enclume restaurant. All these amenities are very accessible but enjoyed from a position of tranquility.
To reach the property proceed out of Grange over Sands in the direction of Cartmel. At the junction opposite the Pig & Whistle public house, turn left and follow the road. Just before reaching the village, (opposite the ancient ‘Cark Hall’ on the right), turn left and the driveway to Rostead is immediately on the left. .
Accommodation (with approximate measurements)
The approach to Rostead is impressive to say the least! The picturesque, tree lined driveway (with the River Eea running alongside) leads up to the ample parking area in front of the garage.
A delightful painted, ornate bridge leads you over the ‘river’, along the gravel pathway to the stone steps and superb, original, half glazed front door. Opening to:-
Hallway a welcoming hallway with stripped original floorboards and corniced ceiling. Under stairs cloaks cupboard with hanging space, meter cupboard, main stairs to first floor and original period doors with brass hardware to:
Living Room 17′ 3" x 13′ 6" max (5.26m x 4.11m) a little grander than a snug with deep set sash window to rear and pleasing country views. French doors to front leading into the conservatory. Picture rail and original stripped floor boards.
Conservatory 10′ 7" x 7′ 0" (3.23m x 2.13m) situated to the front and providing a wonderful, relaxing spot to admire the beautifully tended gardens and countryside views beyond.
From the Hallway a door lead to:-
Dining Kitchen 13′ 8" x 12′ 0" + 14’10" x 12’7" (4.17m x 3.66m + 4.52m x 3.84m) situated in the heart of the home the generously proportioned dining kitchen has two distinct areas and dual aspect. Pleasing views to front and rear.
The dining area has a cosy log burning stove on a slate hearth with traditional brass fender and provides ample space for formal dining furniture.
The kitchen is furnished with an attractive range of bespoke hand-made ‘cats paw oak’ wall and base cabinets. The contrasting dark quartz work surface incorporates the deep sink. Integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Range cooker set into ‘inglenook’ with oak mantel over (bottled gas hob). Superb, large central island with cream painted shaker style units below. ‘Amtico’ slate effect floor tiles. Door to rear porch/boot room and door to:-
Cellar a useful space made up of 4 rooms (two with windows), mostly slate flagged flooring and some exposed beams. Power and light. Currently housing the pressurised hot water storage cylinder and utilised for storage and additional fridge/freezer. (Some reduced head height).
Rear Porch/Boot Room with original quarry tiled floor and lovely rural view. A useful space for muddy dogs or wet coats!
From the dining area a half glazed door lead to:-
Sitting Room 18′ 8" x 16′ 6" max (5.69m x 5.03m max) a generous sitting room flooded with natural light and dual aspect. French doors to front leading to outdoor terrace and two further side windows offering lovely garden views. Superb corner open fire with painted surround and tiled hearth. Door to:-
Inner Lobby with door to utility porch and ‘back stair case’, attractive red and black quarry tiled floor and walk in ‘airing cupboard’ complete with radiator and humidistat controlled extractor. Door to:
Study 8′ 5" x 7′ 5" (2.57m x 2.26m) with a continuation of the quarry floor tiles, shelved storage cupboard and high level deep set window to rear with peaceful green views. Feature arch.
Utility/Laundry Porch 9′ 6" x 3′ 2" (2.9m x 0.97m) with external door and windows all round with lovely rural views. Partial quarry tile floor. Plumbing for washing machine and ‘Butlers’ sink.
The main entrance hall leads to a traditional winding stair case with stylish linen bound sisal runner and stair rods. Leading to landing with dormer sash window with feature apex glazing and original cupboard below. Recessed ceiling spot lights and pendant light from original ceiling rose. Doors to:-
Bedroom 1 15′ 0" x 12′ 7" (4.57m x 3.84m) a delightful master bedroom with generous proportions. Access to both landings. Twin sash windows to the rear overlooking beautiful open countryside and beyond.
Bedroom 2 15′ 0" x 12′ 0" (4.57m x 3.66m) a further spacious double bedroom with dual aspect and yet more pleasing views. Original cornice.
Bedroom 3 11′ 9" x 9′ 9" (3.58m x 2.97m) a generous double bedroom again with delightful feature dormer window to front and garden views.
Bathroom a luxurious Victorian style bathroom with underfloor heating. 4 piece white suite comprising claw foot bath, wash hand basin set into window with vanitory cupboard below and corner shower enclosure. Ceramic tiled floor and half height painted tongue and groove boarding. Coved ceiling and recessed spot lights.
Secondary stairs leading to first floor.
Bedroom 4 9′ 2" x 8′ 3" (2.79m x 2.51m) a cosy double or large single bedroom with attractive original dormer sash window to front, with feature apex glazing. Window seat from which to enjoy the peaceful view.
Dressing Room/Bedroom 5 9′ 8" x 4′ 0" (2.95m x 1.22m) a similar size to bedroom 4, with the same elegant window design and view to the manicured garden. Currently utilised as a dressing room to form a suite to the master bedroom.
Shower Room with deep set window to rear with charming view (part of master bedroom suite). Wall mounted wash hand basin and low flush WC, double shower enclosure with ‘drench’ shower head and curved glass doors. Stainless steel ladder style radiator and recessed ceiling spot lights.
Outside a range of useful outbuildings adjoin Rostead including:-
Wood Store 14′ 0" x 9′ 5" (4.27m x 2.87m) useful for storage and housing the oil tank. Window. Light. Door to:-
Workshop 14′ 7" x 8′ 8" (4.44m x 2.64m) a generous workshop with enough space for even the keenest handy man! Power & light. Door and step down to:-
‘Workshop 2′ 12′ 5" x 9′ 7" (3.78m x 2.92m) + 12′ 4" x 11′ 4" (3.76m x 3.45m) split level with external door and windows. This is an interesting and well proportioned space presenting the opportunity for development. A holiday let? Self-contained Granny annexe? Artist/Dance studio? Gym? Power and light.
Tool Store with WC & window.
Garden Store 12′ 4" x 11′ 4" (3.76m x 3.45m) with window
Wood & Coal store with light and windows.
Greenhouse a large greenhouse to keep the greenest of fingers busy!
Gardens the gardens with Rostead are a sheer joy. Lovingly tended and an absolute credit to the owners hard work. Immaculately presented and dominated to the front by the magnificent weeping willow to the side of the bridge. Large areas of well tended level lawns wrap around three sides of the property interspersed with mature cottage garden perennials and shrubs with the picture perfect River Eea (more of a beck) running the length. Gateway into the recently created and well loved ‘flower garden’, reminiscent of ‘The Secret Garden’. Currently containing a mixture of Cosmos annuals and perennials to provide the green fingered with a blank canvas for creativity each year, this is a delightful spot to while away the hours.
Patios there are two different and equally inviting paved patios, located to the front and south side catching the full sun from late morning and making the most of the marvellous vista and peace. Tranquil areas from which to enjoy a glass of wine and admire the wonderful gardens and views beyond. One accessed directly via the Sitting Room and the other from the Conservatory.
Woodland access through a gate beyond the greenhouse, this extra parcel of woodland is a real bonus. Wonderful to be enjoyed as extra outdoor play space by the children or perhaps an opportunity for a shepherd’s hut, camping pod or just a family hideaway?
Garage detached garage located at the end of the driveway with wooden sliding doors.
Services: Mains electricity and water. Bottled gas to range cooker. Oil fired central heating and septic tank drainage.
Tenure: Freehold. Vacant possession upon completion.
Council Tax: Band F. South Lakeland District Council.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Grange Office.
Energy Performance Certificate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.