There are very few opportunities to purchase such a special environment and here in an unspoilt corner of southern Lakeland, north of the market town of Kendal is this rather special five-bedroom country home. Set in approximately one acre of gardens and grounds, its elevated location gives the most delightful southerly and westerly views over the surrounding landscape that must be viewed to be appreciated.
The property offers great privacy and yet is most conveniently situated for access to the market town of Kendal and the mainline railway (under 3 hours to London) just a short drive away. If you are seeking a private country home with space for the growing/extended family, then come and experience the tranquillity and explore the barn and workshop if hobby’s or working from home is what you seek – we have no doubt you will fall in love as did the current owners when they bought it many years ago.
Description: A property that will appeal to a range of buyers, including those with equestrian interests as the surrounding 24 acres that wrap around the house and barn could be available by separate negotiation.
The vendors of this delightful detached country property have with care and attention to detail blended period character with modern 21st century living. The original Georgian farm house with its later Victorian extension enjoys a flexible layout with interconnecting doors from both the ground and first floors. A home that is equally suited to a growing family or for those seeking independent living for family or guests. Those that view will be delighted by the generous living space on offer – from three good reception rooms, to a breakfast kitchen with adjoining pantry, to a second kitchen and conservatory – to the five double bedrooms and three bathrooms. From the moment you approach the house by following the drive up through the manicured gardens you will begin to understand the magic of this very special location. There is not a room in the house that doesn’t enjoy an open view with the gardens and grounds bordering open fields and countryside.
The splendid detached barn offers endless possibilities for a new owner either to work from or perhaps use the planning permission obtained in order to create a three-bedroom home.
Location: Leaving Kendal on the Shap Road (A6) follow the road out of the town, pass Skelsmergh Church on your left and then take the next turning on your left just after Red Hills sign posted Burneside. Follow the road down taking the turning on your right signposted Longsleddale opposite Burneside Hall. Following the road along continue past House Tennement Farm on your right, continue up the hill and the entrance for Barnsdale is the first on your left. Follow the driveway and park on the gravelled area to the rear of the house.
Burneside village benefits from a primary school, shop and pub and train links to Windermere and Kendal. The Lakes can be easily reached, Windermere being approximately 6 miles and the M6 via the Kendal bypass, approximately 7 miles away. Kendal is known as the Gateway to the Lakes and is located easily from junction 36 or 37 of the M6 motorway. Kendal train station has links to Windermere and Oxenholme mainline station, links Glasgow and London Euston.
Accommodation with approximate dimensions:
Entrance Porch warm and welcoming, part glazed stable door and double glazed window. Tiled floor and radiator. Open to the kitchen. Glazed panelled door and two side panes to the reception hall.
Cloakroom with painted panelled walls, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.
Reception Hall splendid timber staircase to the first floor, glazed door with window over opening into:
South facing Conservatory/Garden Room 10′ 6" x 9′ 0" (3.2m x 2.74m) being double glazed in Irish Oak UPVC with glazed roof and splendid views over the gardens and surrounding countryside as far as the eye can see. Tiled floor, radiator and double doors to the garden.
Sitting Room 18′ 0" x 14′ 1" (5.49m x 4.29m) a dual aspect room with two double glazed sash windows both with window seats overlooking the gardens and the views beyond. Splendid fireplace with granite hearth and multi-fuel stove. Alcove with fitted cupboard and display shelving. Two radiators and TV aerial point.
Dining Room 16′ 1" x 13′ 11" (4.9m x 4.24m) again enjoying a dual aspect over the gardens, two original sash windows with window seats. Original marble fireplace with slate hearth and cast iron and tiled inset with open grate. Two radiators and polished floor boards.
Breakfast Kitchen 12′ 22" x 11′ 11" (4.22m x 3.63m) overlooking open fields to the rear. Complementary tiled flooring and co-ordinating part tiled walls. Fitted with a range of pine wall and base cupboards with pull out wicker baskets, display shelving and wine rack. Attractive Silestone work tops with drainer, inset bowl and half stainless steel sinks and solid wood butchers block. Original built-in shelved cupboards and feature stone fireplace with Rangemaster oven, inset niche with light. Stone steps down to:
Pantry/Utility 12′ 0" x 10′ 9" (3.66m x 3.28m) with stone keeping shelf, handmade solid Ash wood cupboards with worktops and plumbing for washing machine. Tiled floor, double glazed window and exposed stone work.
From the Reception Hall:
Living Room 16′ 3" x 12′ 3" (4.95m x 3.73m) with double glazed sash window and open views. Attractive fireplace with tiled hearth and cast iron inset and open fire. Two inset shelved alcoves, radiator and glazed door to:
Inner Hall with quarry tiled floor and under stairs cupboard.
Second Kitchen 11′ 1" x 9′ 9" (3.38m x 2.97m) with part glazed stable door to outside and double glazed sash window to the front. Fitted wall and base units with complementary worksurfaces with inset single drainer stainless steel sink and co-ordinating part tiled walls and quarry tiled flooring. Built in oven and four ring ceramic hob, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Staircase to first floor.
From the Reception Hall:
Half Landing original tall window with coloured leaded lights and window seat.
Spacious Landing with attractive timber staircase, radiator.
Bedroom 1 16′ 2" x 10′ 9" (4.93m x 3.28m) enjoying a dual aspect from the two double glazed sash windows over the gardens open fields. Two radiators.
En-suite shower room with laminate flooring and complementary tiled walls. A three piece suite comprises; shower cubicle with Mira shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Down lights and extractor fan.
Bedroom 2 15′ 1" x 14′ 3" (4.6m x 4.34m) with far reaching views to Kendal castle in the distance. Two double glazed sash window, two radiators and inset alcove with shelving and cupboard. Range of fitted wardrobes with cupboard’s over and inset wash hand basin with wall mirror and shaver and light point.
Bedroom 3 17′ 7" x 8′ 5" (5.36m x 2.57m) with double glazed sash window and garden and countryside views, radiator and fitted wardrobes. Access to loft space.
Bathroom 1 having a four piece suite comprising; free standing roll top bath on ball and claw feet, corner cubicle with shower, contemporary vanity unit with drawers and cupboards and wash hand basin, WC. Complementary tiled and panelled walls, wood flooring and Velux roof light. Extractor fan, downlights, vertical radiator and two under eaves storage cupboards. Door to:
Inner Landing with radiator.
Bedroom 4 13′ 6" x 12′ 1" (4.11m x 3.68m) enjoying those far reaching views, double glazed sash window and radiator.
Bedroom 5 11′ 4" x 9′ 11" (3.45m x 3.02m) double glazed sash window, splendid views, radiator and shelved alcove with fitted cupboard.
Lower Landing with double glazed window overlooking open fields.
Bathroom 2 laminate flooring and double glazed window with Velux and open view. Complementary tiled walls, radiator, down lights, extractor fan and exposed beam. A four piece suite comprises; corner bath, shower cubicle with Spa shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.
Excellent Detached Barn 53′ 7" x 18′ 8" (16.33m x 5.69m) stone and slate double timber doors, exposed truss and purlin and two windows and two high level windows. Adjoining store with double doors and steps down to a Workshop/wood store 36’1" x 15’6" max (11.0m x 4.73m) with window and door to garden.
Boiler Room 12′ 0" x 11′ 3" (3.66m x 3.43m) with Worcester boiler and hot water cylinder.
Gardens & Grounds Gardens -the delightful gardens offer plenty of space for outdoor entertaining and barbecues – being well tended with formal and informal areas, a south facing terrace and sheltered paved patio areas, mature trees and lawns. The well stocked beds and borders are planted with a wide variety of colourful shrubs, rhododendrons, plants, and beech hedging.
There is a timber summerhouse with splendid southerly views, greenhouse and productive vegetable garden and fruit trees.
There is ample parking and turning in the former farmyard to the rear with the gardens and grounds extending to nearly approximately one acre which surround the house and barn.
Services: mains electricity, mains water. Oil central heating. Private drainage to septic tank. A private water supply is used for the watering of the gardens. The six solar panels bring in a small income on a annual basis. B4RN hyperfast broadband.
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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