Property Details

Sale Agreed

After taking the first few steps down the drive the present owners knew they would like to live in this near idyllic beck side cottage and for the last twenty years that is what they have done. We are also of the opinion that those of you who view today will feel the same, and once inside you will find that the four bedroom accommodation is both well balanced and perfectly orientated to get the true benefit of the southerly aspect over the garden and bubbling water.

Situated within the heart of the Lake District National Park with easy access to the M6 and mainline railway station at Oxenholme and walking distance of the local pub – being part of a former water mill dating circa 1750 the cottage offers perfect living space equally suited to permanent living or holiday enjoyment. The gardens and land are extensive yet easy to manage and there is plenty of parking. Come and fall in love with what maybe your new home.

  • Four Bedroom 1750's Characteristic Cottage
  • Beautifully Tended Gardens
  • Plenty of Parking
  • Situated within the heart of the Lake District National Park

Description: Low Mill Cottage with its delightful garden and woodland setting enjoys a most peaceful and idyllic location standing alongside the bubbling water of Chapel Beck. The present owners have over the last twenty years with care and attention to detail created a warm and welcoming home that is both well presented and tastefully decorated. Much of the original period character including reclaimed Victorian 4-panel doors and custom designed stained glass lights to the bathroom and sitting room/staircase are complemented by 21st century comforts. The layout offers well balanced accommodation with a ground floor bedroom and shower room, a fitted breakfast kitchen with Rayburn, and a dining room, sitting room and conservatory that open to the gardens and the utility and really useful cellar room offer plenty of space for storage and hobbies. Upstairs you will find a further three double bedrooms and the house bathroom. The gardens and grounds are lovingly tended and there is plenty of parking and turning. The next step is an appointment to view – we know you will not be disappointed!

Location: To find the property from the market Town of Kendal, 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 towards the Village of Underbarrow proceed past the Black Labrador Inn on the left hand side and after approximately ¼ of a mile as the road narrows and twists the entrance to Low Mill Cottage is the second turning on your left just before High Gregg Hall Farm.

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.

Accommodation with approximate dimensions:

Ground Floor

Stone & Slated Open Porch with outside light.

Entrance Hall a warm welcome awaits those who visit – with a polished wood floor, radiator. A glazed roof light provides access to a good loft space which houses a Worcester CD1 30 Green star LPG gas boiler (installed in 2010)

Breakfast Kitchen 12′ 8" x 11′ (3.86m x 3.35m) a cosy kitchen that is warmed by the LPG Rayburn Royal and enjoys a dual aspect from the two double glazed windows that overlook the beck, woodland and gardens. The kitchen fitted by ‘Atlantis Kitchens’ of Kendal has an attractive range of of wall and base units with pull out pan drawers, plate rail and open shelving. Complementary working surfaces with matching uplift and glass splash backs and inset ‘Franke’ stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Concealed down lights, integrated larder fridge, dishwasher and Bosch halogen two ring hob.

Dining Room 15′ 1" x 10′ 2" (4.6m x 3.1m) again with aspect over the beck and gardens, full height double glazed wrap round window with glazed panel door to terrace. Polished wood floor, radiator and two telephone points.

Inner Hall with staircase to first floor, exposed beams, radiator and telephone point. Access to utility and store/cellar.

Sitting Room 19′ 1" x 15′ 2" (5.82m x 4.62m) a pleasant room with a side window overlooking the beck and a second window to the garden. Attractive multi-fuel stove on flagged hearth, radiator and TV aerial point. Exposed beams and deep shelved display alcove and useful under stairs cupboard. Double glazed double doors to:

Conservatory 11′ 2" x 6′ 4" (3.4m x 1.93m) being double glazed with tiled floor and door to garden and terrace.

Bedroom 4 11′ 4" x 10′ 7" (3.45m x 3.23m) with window to the garden. Built in wardrobe, radiator. En-Suite Shower Room having a three peice suite comprising; panelled shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower, corner wash hand basin and high level WC. Extractor fan, radiator and exposed timber.

Utility Room 10′ 3" x 8′ 7" (3.12m x 2.62m) with concrete floor that runs through into the cellar, fitted storage cupboards, plumbing for washing machine and door to outside. Open to: Cellar/Store Room 10’3 x 8’7" (3.12m x 2.62m) with power and light.

First Floor

Landing with access to loft space.

Bedroom1 (front) 15′ 7" x 9′ 6" (4.75m x 2.9m) a good double room that overlooks the beck and gardens. Fitted with a range of custom made bedroom furniture installed by English Hardwood Designs of Carnforth comprising; wardrobes with glazed doors and matching bedside cabinets and shelving, designed . Radiator.

Bedroom 2 (front) 9′ 9" x 9′ 6" (2.97m x 2.9m) with beck and garden aspect. Radiator.

Bedroom 3 (front) 9′ 10" x 7′ 4" (3m x 2.24m) again overlooking the garden and beck, radiator and telephone point. Built in double wardrobe.

Bathroom the bathroom installed by ‘Lakeland Tile and Bathrooms’ has a modern three piece suite in white comprising; of a double ended deep bath with central tap and shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and WC with soft close lid. Complementary tiled walls and flooring, down lights and vertical heated towel rail. Deep shelved linen cupboard with radiator. Extractor fan and window with deep sill.

Outside: The owners have created and landscaped the most beautiful well tended gardens that nestle alongside the riverbank affording privacy and seclusion in which to sit and enjoy the flowing beck and the abundance of wild life it attracts. Planted with a wide variety of colourful spring bulbs including an abundance of daffodils, mature trees including damson and apple, plants and shrubs, and with paved and gravelled sitting areas, definitely the place to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern day living.

To complete the picture outside is ample parking and turning located at the head of the driveway and to the front of the cottage with three bollard lights down the drive and an external electric point in the parking area.

A large timber garden shed 10′ x 8ft (3.05m x 2.44m) was new in March 2020.

Services: mains electricity, mains water. Private drainage. LPG gas for central heating and Rayburn. Super fast fibre broadband.

Council Tax Band: South Lakeland District Council – Band G

Tenure: Freehold

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh (01539) 729711

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

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Floorplan Low Mill Cottage, Underbarrow, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 8BL




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