Kentrigg House is a home of considerable architectural merit built in the ‘Arts & Crafts’ style and standing in an elevated position that commands simply splendid views across the surrounding countryside, taking in the town and the distant fells beyond and only a few minutes drive from the centre of Kendal. A very special home with room for all the family, or to run as an extremely successful and profitable holiday let as the present owners currently do.
Enjoy the flower covered veranda and then enter the grand hall where you can choose one of three receptions rooms or wander through into the simply splendid family kitchen/dining room, that opens to the deck with its swimming pool and hot tub. Upstairs are five double bedrooms and three excellent bathrooms, the master with a bathroom from where you can sink into a warm bath and enjoy the view to the distant surrounding fells. Possibly one of Kendals only exceptional houses with a unique 21st century finish.
Description: The present owners have in recent years undertaken an extensive programme of works of improvements that has created a rather special family home. The generosity of space both inside and out is seldom found today, and those who view will be delighted by the modern day fittings that complement the period features and character.
From the moment you enter through the electric gates onto the brick drive and then step onto the veranda the scene is set and on entering the welcoming reception hall you will begin to appreciate the quality of space offered. The family room and drawing room both have semi circular bay windows, and the splendid garden room certainly brings the garden in. The excellent fitted dining kitchen opens onto a large deck for outside living that boasts its own spa with pool. Off the kitchen you will find a good utility room and downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor is a spacious landing with stairs to the second floor, the master bedroom with its semi-circular window enjoys open views and has its own en-suite bathroom with a spa bath and separate shower, there are two further double bedrooms the front one again with a semi-circular bay, and a four piece house bathroom. On the second floor are another two double bedrooms that benefit from a Jack and Jill shower room. To complete the picture is an attached garage, ample parking and large private landscaped well tended gardens with lawns, limestone walling with inset lights and a greenhouse that Alan Titchmarsh would be proud of!
Note: All the contents are available by separate negotiation should the new owners wish to continue the successful lettings business. Highly regarded for viewing.
Location: Situated in one Kendal’s best locations the property can be found by following the Burneside Road out of Kendal and passing under the Railway Bridge. Continue up the hill and Kentrigg House can then be found on your right hand side fronting Burneside Road with Kentrigg to the rear. Electric gates open onto the brick paved driveway which provides parking for three/four cars.
Accommodation with approximate dimensions:
Entrance Porch with part glazed leaded light front door and the original glazed panelled door to:
Reception Hall 12′ 5" x 9′ 10" (3.78m x 3m) a delightful entrance with original pitch pine staircase, attractive Karndean flooring with under floor heating. Part panelled walls and original plaster cornicing and picture rail. Radiator with cover, and deep under stairs cupboard with UPVC double glazed window. Open to the garden room.
Drawing Room 13′ 4" x 12′ 4" (4.06m x 3.76m) with UPVC double glazed semi-circular bay window with seating and side window, enjoying splendid views across to the golf links and Serpentine woods. Attractive marble fireplace with granite hearth, cast iron inset and open fire. Original plaster cornicing and plate and picture rail. Radiator with cover, telephone point.
Family Room 15′ 10" x 12′ 9" (4.83m x 3.89m) again enjoying splendid views over the gardens to the river Sprint with Benson Knott and the surrounding countryside beyond. Semi circular UPVC double glazed bay window with seating and two side windows. Attractive marble fireplace with granite hearth, cast iron inset and open fire. Bespoke furniture with display shelving. Original plaster cornicing and picture rail. Radiator with cover, TV aerial point and telephone point.
Garden Room 17′ 11" x 10′ 0" (5.46m x 3.05m) a simply splendid addition to the house, being a real room all year round. UPVC double glazed with views to three sides and double doors to steps leading down to the garden. Self cleaning glazed roof, Karndean flooring, electric radiator. Two wall lights and TV aerial point.
Excellent Dining Kitchen 25′ 5" x 15′ 5" (7.75m x 4.7m) a delightful room in which to entertain with three UPVC double glazed windows and folding double doors to the outside deck. The bespoke Webb’s kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of soft close wall, base and drawer units with matching dresser style unit with glazed display cabinets and a central island unit with inset stainless steel bowl and half. Splendid granite work tops and breakfast bar. A range of appliances include a built in oven and steam oven, microwave, halogen induction hob with granite splash back and stainless steel cooker hood and extractor, integrated dishwasher. Two integrated freezers and fridges, one being a bio fresh fridge. Attractive Karndean flooring, two radiators and wood burning stove on glass hearth.
Utility Room with UPVC double glazed door and side panel and high level window. Karndean flooring, fitted wall and base units with working surfaces and inset single drainer stainless steel. Vaillant gas boiler, plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer.
Cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin, radiator and UPVC double glazed window. Attractive tiled floor and walls.
Spacious Landing bright and light with two UPVC double glazed windows and fine views across to the golf links and beyond. Picture rail and radiator. Staircase to first floor.
Master Bedroom (rear) 15′ 10" x 12′ 4" (4.83m x 3.76m) with UPVC double glazed semi-circular bay window, side window and splendid views as far as the eye can see across the town to the Castle and the distant town hall clock, open fields and fells. Fitted with an extensive range of Sharpe’s bedroom furniture, two wall light points, radiator and picture rail. En-suite Bathroom with attractive tiled floor and walls and a vertical chrome radiator. A four piece suite comprises; large shower cubicle with bespoke granite shower tray, power shower and jets, wall mounted wash hand basin, WC and a splendid double ended Hydro Therapy Bath with chromatherapy mood lighting. UPVC double glazed window with fine view. Inset ceiling chromatherapy mood lighting.
Bedroom 2 (front) 13′ 5" x 12′ 6" (4.09m x 3.81m) again with UPVC double glazed semi circular bay window and double glazed side window. Splendid open views to the distant fells. Picture rail and radiator. Fitted Sharpe’s furniture with matching dressing table.
Bedroom 3 (rear) 13′ 4" x 10′ 5" (4.06m x 3.18m) enjoying river and fell views, two UPVC double glazed windows, Radiator and picture rail. Fitted Sharpe’s furniture with matching desk and shelving.
Bathroom with UPVC double glazed window with distant fell views. A five piece suite comprising; roll top slipper style free standing bath on ball and claw feet with shower mixer and tap, large walk-in shower with thermostatic shower with rainfall head and separate hand held attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Complementary tiled walls and floor. Feature chrome towel rail and radiator. Shelved linen cupboard.
Landing with views as far as the eye can see. UPVC double glazed window.
Bedroom 4 13′ 2" x 11′ 7" (4.01m x 3.53m) with two UPVC double glazed dormer windows to the front and rear with fine open views. Electric radiator.
Jack & Jill Bathroom with attractive tiled floor, UPVC double glazed dormer window. Panelled corner shower cubicle with power shower, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.
Bedroom 5 13′ 4" x 11′ 6" (4.06m x 3.51m) again with fell views, electric radiator and TV aerial point.
Outside: The present owners have transformed the front facade by creating a splendid wrap round glazed Veranda with wrought iron railings and cast iron pillars that once formed the bandstand at Alton Towers, and a sheltered sitting area with wall heater. The large gardens which run down to Kentrigg to the rear have been landscaped with limestone walls with inset lights, the lawns are well tended and the mature planted beds and borders offer colour and privacy the year round.
Large Timber Deck with Pool There is a large timber deck with timber balustrades and glazed panel insets creating an outside areas for al-fresco dining and sitting soaking up the summer sun from early morning. A Premier Leisure dual swim hot tub and endless pool with inset lighting, built-in stereo and IPod connectivity together with a pool cover allowing use all year round. Steps to the side lead down the garden where beneath the deck are two large storage cupboards offering potential for further leisure space.
Greenhouse 20′ x 10′ (6.1m x 3.05m) installed and constructed in 2011 by Wood Pecker joinery the Ferrari creators of Greenhouses, with self opening vents and blinds, C0’2 heating system, Eco watering system from two water butts on self timers. Hardwood staging and two 6ft cold frames.
Attached Garage 16′ 11" x 10′ 1" (5.16m x 3.07m) with remote controlled up and over door. Two windows, power and light.
Services: mains electricity, mains gas, mains drainage and mains water.
Council Tax Band: South Lakeland District Council – The Rateable Value for 2020/2021 is £4041.90 with the amount payable being £3622.27
If the property is to be run as a small business, an owner can apply for the benefit of small business rate relief, where currently no charge would be payable.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh – Telephone (01539 729711)
Please Note: This property is currently holiday let, therefore viewings may be restricted to the change-over day of a Friday between the hours of 2pm and 4pm
Energy Performance Certificate: The full EPC is available on our website and also at any of our offices
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