Enjoying magnificent views almost due south over rolling countryside as far as the sea at Sandside (and even beyond to The Ashton Memorial at Lancaster) this wonderful 6 bedroomed, 2 bathroom detached home sits in around 3 acres and is perfectly placed whether you are seeking peace and tranquillity, convenience to Kendal and the M6 or immediate access to the wonderful Lake District National Park.
Attractively built in the 1930s in stone and slate the property even includes its own outdoor swimming pool alongside some of the most delightful views around. The well balanced, well- proportioned accommodation manages to be welcoming without being in the least bit ostentatious and will make the perfect family residence or dream holiday home.
Description: There is so much more to making a lovely home into something truly special than simply its location, as those who view Braithwaite will testify, but there is no getting away from the importance of any property’s setting. Quietly placed off a peaceful country lane yet just a short stroll from a welcoming traditional Lakeland Inn this attractive detached property is superbly placed in the Lake District National Park for immediate access to a beautiful variety of walks, Windermere lake shore and marina, Kendal and the M6. And yet it is the view which will first win you over, and which will live longest in the memory. Rolling countryside surrounds the property, the panorama in all directions is enchanting, but it the primary view looking almost due south which really catch the eye of those who visit. Whilst it is a far reaching view which encompasses not only the glistening sea at distant Sandside as well as the Ashton Memorial all the way down in Lancaster beyond, it is perhaps the more intimate views of the little undulations in the fields caught in the afternoon light, the shadows created by the rambling dry stone walls or the gorse bushes looking for all the world as if they are on fire in the evening sun which will capture the imagination and your heart.
This is perhaps the perfect home in which to raise a family – as several generations already have, despite there, having only been two owners since the property was built in the 1930’s. The enclosed garden is a safe haven for children and wildlife alike, and the surrounding Lakeland countryside makes a magnificent playground. The accommodation is well balanced, having been extended at the rear, partly it would seem, in order to provide full height full width windows and doors to make the most of those sensational views. The ground floor porch and entrance hall give access to a wonderful open plan living room with plenty of space in which to relax, dine and entertain if desired, although there is a separate dining room, which would also make a lovely cosy snug, and a playroom or TV room (formerly the garage before a detached one replaced it). There is a breakfast kitchen, plus a second kitchen or utility and two cloak rooms on this level. The first floor includes a wonderful master bedroom suite – with stunning views as you might imagine, but also with a large en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe or dressing room. There are three further bedrooms on this level along with the house shower room with two further bedrooms and a wc above, making a total of 6 well-proportioned bedrooms in all.
There is gated access from the garden to the adjoining 2.36 acre field which is currently let on an Agricultural Grazing Agreement to local farmers with vacant possession being available from mid December 2019.
Location: Braithwaite is located in the pretty village of Crook within the Lake District National Park which has been awarded and recognised as a world heritage site. The property enjoys a rural location, a village pub, but is also only a few miles away from the amenities of Kendal, the attractions of Bowness and the main road network.
From Kendal proceed to the Plumgarths roundabout and take the B5284 signposted to Hawkeshead Via Ferry. After approximately two miles you will see the Sun Inn on your right, take the left turning onto Dolholme Hill and Braithwaite is the first property on the left.
From Bowness take the Kendal Road (A5074) out towards the Lyth Valley turning left at the junction onto the B5284 signposted Crook and Kendal. Continue along this road for just under four miles passing the Windermere Golf Club and The Wild Boar Hotel. With the Sun Inn on your left take the right turning onto Dolholme Hill and Braithwaite is the first property on the left.
Accommodation with approximate dimensions:
Entrance Porch with original oak door with fanlight, window, and panelled glazed door to:
Reception Hall with original polished wood floor and oak staircase leading to the first floor. Understairs cupboard, radiator.
Inner Hallway with coat hanging and Cloakroom with window, WC, wash hand basin and radiator.
Playroom 16′ 8" x 10′ 11" (5.08m x 3.33m) with two west facing windows and large picture window and part glazed door to the front of the house. Bookshelves, radiator and cupboard housing the electric meter.
Splendid Open Plan Sitting Room with Study/Music Area 26′ 9" x 20′ 4" (8.15m x 6.2m) a spacious, south facing room with three windows and two sets of sliding patio doors opening onto a terrace and the gardens. There are uninterrupted views over the garden and surrounding countryside. Feature Lakeland slate fireplace with open fire, original plaster cornicing and polished oak floor and two radiators. A study/music area with fitted bookshelves and cupboards under.
Dining Room 14′ 9" x 12′ 5" (4.5m x 3.78m) south facing with far reaching views from a large picture window. Original plaster cornicing, open fireplace with cast iron grate and two radiators. Door to kitchen:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 16′ 4" x 10′ 11" (4.98m x 3.33m) overlooking the gardens and open fields. Two windows, one with a seat and storage under. Oil fired Aga, and fitted with a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces with inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink, and co-ordinating part tiled walls. Part glazed door to patio and garden. Batten and latch door to:
Side Porch with part glazed door to outside. Cloakroom with WC, wash hand basin, window and radiator.
Pantry 13′ 8" x 8′ 3" (4.17m x 2.51m) fitted with a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces and single drainer stainless steel sink. Part tiled walls, built in electric oven and four ring electric hob, plumbing for washing machine and space for fridge freezer. Window and radiator.
Walk-in larder with light, shelving, stone keep shelf and window.
Splendid Galleried Landing with original polished oak flooring. Staircase to second floor with storage under. Two windows to the front, original plaster cornicing, a full length oak display shelf and radiator.
Master Bedroom Suite 16′ 6" x 13′ 5 plus ensuite and wardrobe" (5.03m x 4.09m) south facing with sliding patio doors opening onto a roof terrace which takes full advantage of the southerly aspect over the gardens and surrounding South Lakeland landscape. Radiator.
En-Suite Bathroom. South and west facing windows. Three piece suite comprising deep bath, WC, twin wash hand basins set in a granite top with shaver point and mirrors over and two pairs of double cupboards under. Fitted dressing table with drawers, down lighters and two radiators.
Large Walk-in Wardrobe with light, hanging rails and shelves over.
Bedroom 2 13′ 7" x 13′ 5" (4.14m x 4.09m) large double with southerly aspect. Window, original picture rail, part tiled fireplace with oak surround, radiator and deep built in wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 12′ 5" x 9′ 11" (3.78m x 3.02m) window, picture rail, polished oak flor, radiator and walk in wardrobe with light.
Shower Room three piece suite comprising; WC, a large walk-in shower with panelled walls and Mira shower and vanity unit with wash hand basin and shaver/light point over. Window, polished oak flooring and radiator. Door to:
Inner Landing with large walk-in airing cupboard with light, shelving and hot water cylinder. Separate deep shelved linen cupboard.
Bedroom 4 13′ 5" x 8′ 1" (4.09m x 2.46m) window with south facing aspect, radiator, cupboard, and under eaves storage.
Half Landing with wood floor and stairs, window.
Landing north facing with roof light, radiator and under eaves storage.
Bedroom 5 13′ 11" x 9′ 4" (4.24m x 2.84m) with dormer window and fine views over the gardens and beyond. Radiator.
Bedroom 6 13′ 3" x 9′ 4" (4.04m x 2.84m) again south facing with dormer window , roof light, radiator and under eaves storage.
Cloakroom with WC, vanity unit with wash hand basin with mirror, shaver and light unit over. Roof light and under eaves storage.
Attic/Store Room with light.
Detached Double Garage 23′ 0" x 23′ 0" (7.01m x 7.01m) with electric up and over door, side door, two windows, oil boiler, electricity and water supply, log and coal stores.
A gated driveway gives access to the property which allows ample parking and turning for several vehicles.
Greenhouse/Summer House 11′ 4" x 9′ 2" (3.45m x 2.79m) plus 11′ 4" x 5′ 8" (3.45m x 1.73m) with power, light and water.
Pool House and Swimming Pool The Swimming Pool 19′ 0" x 11′ 6" (5.79m x 3.51m) The Pool House 9′ 9" x 9′ 8" (2.97m x 2.95m)
with paved terrace, Calorex Pool heater. External power point and tap
Gardens and Grounds Braithwaite stands in a slightly elevated position that commands outstanding views over the surrounding South Lakeland landscape, being set in just over three acres of formal and informal gardens including an adjoining field (currently let on a grazing agreement with a local farmer) with its very own swimming pool. The gardens are well tended with extensive lawns, paved sun terraces, mature trees, conifers and shrubs, productive fruit trees and a wealth of spring flowering crocus and daffodils.
Services: mains electricity and mains water. Private drainage. Oil central heating and oil fired Aga. Two telephone lines and fast broadband available (In excess of 35 Mb/s download speed)
Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council – Band G
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh – Kendal Office
Energy Performance Certificate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.
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