Property Details

Sale Agreed

The Old School enjoys a delightful, peaceful and private setting on the fringe of the village Underbarrow within walking distance of the local pub and just across the road from the church. Converted in the 1980’s from the former village school into an attractive home that stands surrounded by a charming landscape with plenty of parking and well tended gardens that run down to Chapel Beck.

An interesting property with a well-balanced ground floor layout that includes two living rooms and a fitted kitchen, three good bedrooms and a bathroom, with a first floor gallery, playroom/study and bedroom. Situated within the heart of the Lake District National Park and with easy access to the M6 and mainline railway station at Oxenholme – the property is equally suited to both permanent and holiday use.

Description: The Old School started life back in 1859 as the village school and continued until its closure in the 1980’s when it was then converted into this spacious home that is ideal for permanent living, for those working from home, holiday use or as the current owners, run as a profitable holiday home.

The layout is one where you can live at ground level with two reception rooms, a fitted kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms, with the first floor offering plenty of space for visitors. The windows are all UPVC double glazed and oil central heating is installed. Outside there is plenty of parking and attractive gardens that run down to Chapel Beck.

The property offers clear potential for those seeking a home that they could extend and improve to suite their own needs and requirements, subject to any necessary planning approvals required.

Note: All the contents are available should the new owners wish to continue the successful lettings business. Highly regarded for viewing.

Location: The picturesque location offers a network of country lanes and paths on the doorstep making this an ideal location for gentle walking, particularly if you stop off at one of the excellent traditional pubs en-route.

The villages of Underbarrow and Crosthwaite lie within the Lake District National Park and offer vibrant village atmospheres and community spirit, both with village halls and churches, with Crosthwaite having a primary school, bowling green and tennis court. For those who like to eat out there are many first-class pub/restaurant’s within easy access including the Gilpin Lodge which featured on the "Great British Menu" TV programme.

To find the property from the market Town of Kendal you head west out of the town by way of Allhallows lane and Greenside passing over the Kendal by-pass, over Scout Scar and into the Lake District National Park. Follow the road down into the Village of Underbarrow and take the first turning right just after the Black Lab Inn. Continue along this road keeping right and the property is then found on your left opposite the village church.

Accommodation with approximate dimensions:

Ground Floor

Stone & Slate Porch with exposed stonework and fitted bench. UPVC double glazed window and door. Pine baton and latch door to:

Hallway timber staircase to first floor, two radiators and two up lights. Two high level double glazed windows with original storage cupboards under.

Sitting Room 18′ x 12′ 2" (5.49m x 3.71m) with beamed ceiling and exposed stonework. Splendid open fireplace with flagged hearth and multi-fuel stove. Two double glazed windows with seats and alcove with fitted book shelves. Glazed panelled double doors to kitchen.

Dining Room 13′ 10" x 11′ 10" (4.22m x 3.61m) overlooking the garden and stream with open fields beyond. Two double glazed windows and sliding doors to patio and garden. Radiator and two up lights.

Fitted Kitchen 13′ 10" x 7′ 10" (4.22m x 2.39m) with aspect over the garden and stream. Fitted with a range of wall base units with complementary working surfaces, single drainer stainless steel sink and tiled splash backs. Built in double oven and four ring ceramic hob. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Electric panel heater, double glazed window and glazed panel door to:

Porch with electric heater and UPVC double glazed window and part glazed door opening to steps that lead down to the garden and parking area.

Cloakroom two double glazed windows, extractor fan and WC and wash hand basin.

Inner Hallway with understairs cupboard and up light.

Bathroom polished floor boards, double glazed window to the garden. A three piece suite comprises; panel bath with Bristan shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Part tiled walls, radiator and chrome towel radiator, shaver point.

Bedroom 1 (rear) 13′ 3" x 12′ (4.04m x 3.66m) overlooking the garden, radiator and double glazed window. Panelled corner cubicle with Mia shower, pedestal wash hand basin and extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 (rear) 12′ 3" x 10′ 8" (3.73m x 3.25m) again over looking the garden and beyond. Double glazed window, radiator.

Bedroom 3 (front) 8′ 11" x 6′ 11" (2.72m x 2.11m) polished floor boards, radiator and high level double glazed window with cupboard under.

First Floor

Galleried Landing/Sitting Area 10′ 8" x 7′ 7" (3.25m x 2.31m) with limited head height, exposed timbers, access to loft space.

Playroom/Study 12′ 3" x 12′ (3.73m x 3.66m) a great room ideal as a home office or children’s playroom, being light and airy with two Velux roof lights, exposed timbers and meter cupboard. Useful shelved cupboard with water tank.

Occasional Bedroom 17′ 2" x 14′ (5.23m x 4.27m) again with limited head height, Velux roof light and double glazed window with open views. Fitted cupboards, exposed timbers.

Outside: Attached Stone & Slate Outhouse with oil fired central heating boiler.

The property stands on a large plot with plenty of parking and turning for several vehicles with plenty of space for the construction of a double garage if required (subject to necessary planning permissions). The gardens run down to Chapel Beck and benefit from fishing rights, there are lawns and natural rock outcrops, mature trees and shrubs and a raised paved patio on which to sit and soak up the last of the evening sun.

Services: mains electricity and mains water. Private drainage to septic tank.

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council – The Rateable Value for 2020/2021 is £4900.00 with the amount payable being £2445.10

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 – Kendal Office

Energy Performance Certificate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.

Video Walkthrough

Floor Plan

Floorplan The Old School, Underbarrow, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 8HJ



Contact the Kendal Office or call on: 01539 729711
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