Finding that elusive family new home which is quietly tucked away and yet enjoys all which the heart of Kendal has to offer immediately on hand is a very difficult task. To locate one which is full of space, charm and character too might be considered almost impossible……and you want car parking too? Look no further, Thorn Cottage has it all, and then some.

Full of Victorian (and arguably some pre-Victorian) quality with added 21st century luxuries, this attractive, south facing 3 double bedroomed home includes two bathrooms, two reception rooms, a family kitchen and two car parking spaces, all just a hundred yards or so from the town centre.



Property Details

Description: Some things never change. There has never been a time when it has been easy to find a home which is truly quietly tucked away from all of the hustle and bustle of modern life and yet is just a couple of minutes walk from the main street of a thriving town. Harder still to find one with its own car parking space, let alone two. And to find one of charm and character which offers accommodation suitable for comfortable 21st century living? Almost impossible one might think. Well, think again and take a look at Thorn Cottage.

So quietly tucked away behind the Christian Science Church that you would not know that this lovely south facing home was even here, you would not guess either, whilst relaxing in the welcoming living room or the sunny dining room, that Stricklandgate is no more than a couple of minutes walk away. There is nothing here to disturb the peace beyond the occasional car pulling into the church car park, and nothing much to make you want to get into your own car, which can be privately parked in front, as all of Kendal is virtually on your doorstep. Great for a young family, even better for one with teenagers, and perfect for those of an age for whom convenience is king.

The attractive double fronted stone built portion of this welcoming home has at least Victorian origins, with a suggestion here and there that parts may even pre-date this. A sympathetically designed extension was added in 2002 to bring the accommodation provided perfectly up to date. Entered via the pretty covered porch, the hallway gives access to the welcoming living room on one side and the sunny dining room on the other. Indeed the orientation of every room is designed to take full advantage of the sunny aspect. Beyond the dining room, in the extended portion of this spacious home, is the breakfast kitchen, supplemented by a separate utility room and a cloak room all on the ground floor. Above is the lovely master bedroom, complete with a sweet balcony (which can be seen on the cover photograph) and an en-suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms and the house bathroom on this floor.

The walled gardens are all on the sunny southern side or the building, and are easily maintained and which provide two private car parking spaces. With Mauds Meadow, a wonderful little haven just around the corner, and indeed the whole of The Lake District National Park just down the road, what more do you need?

A perfect home whether you are just starting a family, seeking more space to accommodate a growing one or downsizing after they have flown the nest. Come and see for yourself.

Location: Thorn Cottage is located off Sandes Avenue and can be found by turning down the side of the Christian Science Church. Continue straight ahead across the private car park and the property is the attractive double fronted cottage in front of you.

The bustling market town of Kendal is home to seven primary schools and two well-regarded secondary schools, Kirkbie Kendal School and The Queen Katherine School, and the high-performing Kendal College.

The town centre boasts a library, supermarkets, churches, banks and medical practices as well as specialist artisan providers and independent traders. A leisure centre with swimming pool is located on the outskirts of the town, while a renowned venue for theatre, cinema, music and cultural events – The Brewery Arts Centre – is at the hub of Kendal’s renown arts scene.

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)

Ground Floor

Canopy Porch with light and slated roof.

Entrance Hall a welcoming entrance with radiator and staircase to first floor.

Living Room 16′ 0" x 13′ 3 max" (4.88m x 4.04m) a pleasant room with sash window and deep timber sill to the garden. Splendid stone fireplace with raised hearth and open grate. Three wall light points and radiator.

Dining Room 16′ x 11′ 11 max" (4.88m x 3.63m) a warm and friendly room with two sash windows with deep timbers sills and one with cupboard under. Attractive inset fireplace with raised hearth and multi fuel stove, radiator. Useful understairs store cupboard and original inset shelved cupboards.

Breakfast Kitchen 11′ 9" x 11′ 6" (3.58m x 3.51m) fitted with an attractive range of wall an base units with complimentary working surfaces with Villeroy & Boch inset bowl and half sink. Tiled floor and co-ordinating tiled walls, cooker hood and extractor and integrated fridge. Kick space heater, double glazed window to the front and half glazed door to outside.

Utility Room 7′ 1" x 5′ 6" (2.16m x 1.68m) with tiled flooring, radiator, plumbing for washing machine. Double doors to outside.

Cloakroom with tiled flooring, WC and Belfast pot sink with hot and cold water. New (installed May 2019) wall mounted Ideal gas fired combination boiler.

First Floor

Split Landing with exposed timbers, Velux roof light and two wall lights.

Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom 11′ 7" x 11′ 4" (3.53m x 3.45m) a delightful room with radiator and double glazed window and French doors opening to the covered timber decked gallery 10′ 8" x 2′ 9" (3.25m x 0.84m).

En-suite Bathroom 11′ 6" x 5′ 7" (3.51m x 1.7m) fitted with a three piece suite comprising; panel bath with shower over, WC and pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splash back and inset mirror. Shaver and light point, roof light, radiator and extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 16′ x 13′ 5 max" (4.88m x 4.09m) a good sized double room with sash window and timber sill, radiator.

Bedroom 3 11′ 6" x 9′ 2" (3.51m x 2.79m) with sash window with timber sill and radiator.

House Bathroom 8′ 2" x 8′ 6" (2.49m x 2.59m) with attractive part tiled walls and a three piece suite comprising; panel bath with Gainsborough shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled slash back and inset mirror. Radiator and sash window with timber sill.

Outside: The property enjoys a private south facing pretty walled and gated enclosed courtyard style garden that offers private parking with space for two, patio area and planted beds and trellis work.

Tenure: Freehold.

Services: Mains electricity, mains gas, mains water and mains drainage.

Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council – Band E

Viewings: 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.

Floor Plan

Floorplan Thorn Cottage, Sandes Avenue, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4LL




Contact the Kendal Office or call on: 01539 729711
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