As you can see, this is a fine rural detached property but only a short drive into Backbarrow and Haverthwaite. With 4 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 6 acres of land and detached double garage this 18th Century refurbished house has it all!



Property Details

Location: Located in a lovely rural, peaceful location within the National Park only a mile or so from the foot of Lake Windermere and yet easily accessible to the main road network making it only a 15 minute drive from the M6 and with the market towns of Cartmel, Ulverston and Kendal and the busy tourist resort of Bowness on Windermere all within 15 minutes drive away.

Whitegate can be found in one of 2 ways either;

1) From the A590, travel towards Barrow bearing left at Backbarrow on to Brow Edge Road. Continue up the hill into Low Brow Edge bearing next right onto a small lane, coming to a T junction after a few hundred yards bear right and Whitegate can be found on the left.

2) Alternatively from the centre of Haverthwaite continue past the Clocktower development and follow the lane up with Whitegate is towards the top of the hill on the right.

Description: Dating back to the early 18th century Whitegate is a substantial detached country property which has been beautifully refurbished blending high quality modern fixtures and fittings with traditional character features including solid oak latch internal doors, solid oak flooring and exposed beams and lintels. The spacious accommodation comprises of hallway, elegant living room, fabulous garden room, dining room, family kitchen with Aga, morning room, office and shower room to the ground floor and four bedrooms (master en-suite) and luxury house bathroom to the first floor.

Outside, the property has a double garage, store and gated driveway and parking for numerous vehicles. The property enjoys a pleasant garden with natural rocky outcrops and paved seating areas, vegetable plot and fruit garden, area of mixed woodland and two paddocks with field shelters and water amounting to six acres in total.

Accommodation: (with approximate measurements)

Entrance Hall Bright open area with feature return oak staircase and attractive oak flooring with underfloor electric heating continuing throughout the ground floor.

Living Room 16′ 8" x 13′ 0" (5.08m x 3.96m) A lovely elegant room with feature Limestone fireplace with recessed grate and alcove storage, wall light points and deep window with pleasant outlook over field and woodland beyond. Double opening glazed doors to

Study/Playroom 8′ 9" x 7′ 9" (2.67m x 2.36m) Windows to two sides giving pleasant outlook over the garden, inset ceiling lighting.

Garden Room 18′ 4" x 11′ 6" (5.59m x 3.51m) Steps lead down from the living room to this fabulous sun room with vaulted ceiling and windows with attractive shutters to three sides. Double opening glazed doors leading to garden and lovely aspect to surrounding hills. Two ceiling fans, exposed beam and wall mounted spotlights.

Office 11′ 8" x 7′ 8" (3.56m x 2.34m) Deep window with lovely outlook across the paddock to the hills beyond.

Shower Room Beautifully appointed with most attractive stone tiling to walls and floor, wet area with shower head and seat, polished stone mounted wash basin with illuminated mirror over, wc. Chrome ladder radiator, inset ceiling lighting, plumbing for washing machine.

Dining Room 16′ 4" x 12′ 11" (4.98m x 3.94m) A dual aspect room having two deep windows with seating and pleasant aspect to wooded hills to the front and outlook over garden to the rear. Wall light points.

Family Kitchen 18′ 10" max x 16′ 3" max (5.74m max x 4.95m max) A large welcoming dual aspect room fitted with a bespoke range of most attractive wooden wall and base units with plate rack, polished granite worktops and Belfast sink. Feature four oven Aga, electric cooker point, attractive mosaic style splash backs and useful walk-in shelved pantry.

Side Entrance Porch with stone flagged floor and built-in cupboards housing oil fired central heating boiler and water filter.

First Floor Landing A lovely bright, open space with large window and exposed beams. Airing cupboard housing cylinder, central heating thermostat.

Bedroom 1 17′ 5" x 13′ 3" (5.31m x 4.04m) A good sized dual aspect room with window seat having far reaching views to the hills beyond. Excellent range of bespoke built-in wardrobes, over head cupboards and cabinets.

En-suite Shower Room Comprising tiled shower cubicle, wash basin and wc. Chrome ladder radiator, inset ceiling lighting, shaver point, extractor fan, access to cupboard storage and window overlooking rear garden.

Bedroom 2 12′ 6" x 10′ 6" (3.81m x 3.2m) Built-in double wardrobe with overhead cupboards, exposed lintel, wash basin and deep window with lovely outlook.

Bedroom 3 16′ 1" x 9′ 8" (4.9m x 2.95m) A dual aspect room with lovely views. Exposed lintels and stonework, pedestal wash basin and access to roof space over.

Bedroom 4 12′ 4" x 7′ 9" (3.76m x 2.36m) Exposed lintel and window overlooking rear garden.

Luxury House Bathroom A beautifully appointed room with excellent quality fittings including walk-in automatic start shower cubicle with Aqualiser shower, freestanding roll top bath, fine ceramic wash stand and high flush wc. Beautifully tiled walls and Kirkstone green slate flooring, inset ceiling lighting, extractor fan, chrome ladder radiator, access to roof space over.

Outside: Gated driveway leading to garage and further hard standing parking area for numerous vehicles.

Double Garage 16′ 1" x 16′ 1" (4.9m x 4.9m) with folding timber garage doors, electric light and power, windows and personal door.
Workshop area to the rear 7′ 5" x 4′ 10"

Store 11′ 0" x 8′ 0" (3.35m x 2.44m) plus additional coal store.

Garden and Grounds: Gardens to the rear and side of the property are mainly laid to lawn with natural rocky outcrops, paved terrace seating areas, planted borders and kitchen garden with fruit trees and vegetable plots. Adjacent to the garden is an area of mature mixed woodland.

To the front of the property across the lane are two paddocks with good road access, two field shelters and water. Ideal for anyone wishing to keep horses. The whole of the grounds extends to approximately six acres.

Services: Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating from oil tank in grounds. Private water and drainage system.

Tenure: Freehold.

Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council Band G

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh.

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

Floor Plan

Floorplan White Gate, Backbarrow, Cumbria, LA12 8PA




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