Originally part of Horncop Hall, this charming stone and slate cottage is tucked away in a secluded location that overlooks the town and the distant fells beyond. Just pull the bell pull by the front door and listen to the brass jingling in the hall and then step into this unique and characterful home that really is best experienced in order to appreciate not only the delightful gardens outside but the very special feel that awaits inside.
Yew Tree Cottage is tucked away in a peaceful and quiet location in one of Kendal’s best residential areas close to Kendal Green and within easy walking distance to the town centre with all amenities. Those who view will first experience the well-tended gardens that set the scene for the warm and welcoming atmosphere inside. An early appointment to view is recommended.
- Popular residential area of Kendal
- Charming period property
- Stunning original features
- Beautiful garden
Description: Horncop Hall with its origins dating back to the mid 17th century was enlarged and gentrified in the late 1800’s by a member of one of Kendal’s prominent families the ‘Wakefields’. Then in years later divided into three separate properties with Yew Tree Cottage being the front portion with its fine views and the most delightful private gardens. What is today the main living room with a splendid marble fireplace and large picture window was originally the formal dining room for the hall with views across to Kendal castle, the adjoining kitchen is compact and easy to work and a cloakroom and good utility room complete the ground floor. Upstairs is the family bathroom and three good double bedrooms, the one over the living room has a splendid oriel window that takes in the fine views across the town and beyond and is currently in use as a study second sitting room. The owners have created a most welcoming home that blends the charm and character of its period origins with modern day comforts. If you are seeking a home of character with a large garden in a peaceful location yet within easy walking of the town, then the next step would be to make an appointment to view.
Location: Situated in a convenient location close to Kendal Green and within easy walking distance of the town the property can be found by way of Windermere Road turning right onto Green Road which leads onto Horncop Lane. About half way down Horncop Lane there is an opening on the right hand side, follow the steps down and Yew Tree Cottage is the second property on your left.
Accommodation with approximate dimensions:
Welcoming Entrance Hall above the part glazed front door and before entering the inviting hallway you will read the words ‘We Bid Thee Welcome’, and etched into a plaster frieze on leaving the words ‘May God Speed Thee’. Built in storage cupboard and useful alcove and radiator.
Cloakroom wash hand basin with tiled splash back, WC, radiator and window. Useful under stairs cupboard with gas meter.
Splendid Living Room 20′ 1" x 14′ 11" (6.12m x 4.55m) originally the dining room for Horncop hall and now a delightful living room full of charm and character with a large picture window with deep sill overlooking the garden with distant views of Kendal Castle. The stunning marble fire place has a Jotul multifuel stove and there are two matching fireside sash windows with deep sills and a feature inset mirrored alcove with glass shelf and concealed light. Radiator, TV aerial and telephone point.
From the living room a part glazed door leads into the adjoining porch/utility.
Fitted Kitchen 11′ 5" x 5′ 11 max" (3.48m x 1.8m) a charming cottage style kitchen with attractive Marble tiled floor, overlooking the front garden with two low leaded light windows. Fitted with a range of timber fronted wall and base units with complementary working surfaces and inset sink with mixer tap and co-ordinating tiled splash backs. Built in electric oven and electric hob with extractor over, space for fridge.
Rear Porch/Utility 20′ 1" x 9′ 3" (6.12m x 2.82m) being part glazed with quarry tiled floor and fitted cupboards. Plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Wash hand basin and part glazed door to garden. Worcester gas boiler.
Landing with fitted book shelving, radiator and wall light point.
Bedroom 1 14′ 10 max" x 10′ 3 max" (4.52m x 3.12m) enjoying a dual aspect with two windows with deep sills and fine views across Kendal to Benson Knott and beyond. Two radiators and telephone point. Deep built in storage cupboards. Access to loft space.
Bedroom 2 11′ 11" x 9′ 6" (3.63m x 2.9m) with radiator and window overlooking the garden.
Bedroom 3 10′ 6 max " x 9′ 9 max" (3.2m x 2.97m) presently in use as a study with an oriel window in a raised bay with double glazed side window giving fine open views across the town to the castle and surrounding countryside. Two deep wardrobe cupboards, radiator, two wall light points and telephone point.
Bathroom: with attractive Karndean flooring and complementary part tiled walls. A three piece suite comprises; panel bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Heated towel rail and window with deep sill.
Outside: The gardens at Yew Tree cottage are a true gardeners delight being south facing and well tended. Laid out over two levels, the current owners have created two distinct areas that provide peace and quiet and above all privacy. The formal top garden with its mature trees and level lawn, enjoys well stocked planted flower borders and far reaching views across the town and a stone seat beneath the leaded light windows of the kitchen is a perfect place to sit and look across to Kendal castle with the Helm in the distance. A paved pathway leads round to a paved courtyard area with timber shed and outside tap. Stone steps then lead down to an almost secret lawned garden being walled and with a mature hedge screen and again enjoying sunshine all day long including the last of the evening sun. There is a productive apple tree, and flower beds and borders providing a wealth of colour all year round including hollyhocks, geraniums and ferns. The ornamental lily pond provides a peaceful corner, the patio a place to sit and contemplate and a second garden shed provides storage.
Services: Mains gas, mains electricity, mains drainage and mains water.
Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council – Band D
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.