3 Bedroom Detached Barn
Welcome to Little Barn.
Park up to the front or side of Little Barn – there’s plenty of room. At the bottom of the orchard there is even a hard standing area, ideal for housing your weekend boat on.
More than simply the entrance to the home, a warm welcome at Little Barn as you step through the front door into an invitingly light, glassed porch. Tastefully tiled, this room is the perfect place in which to meet and greet your guests, with superb westerly views over the countryside.
Come through into the hallway and along to the recently fitted kitchen-breakfast room.
Painted in pretty robin-egg blue, this heart of the home is fitted with contemporary cream floor and wall cupboards for all the crockery and utensils and also the dishwasher and fridge. Underfoot lies a hardwearing Karndean floor. Instant heat is granted via your iconic Rayburn stove with induction hob for cutting edge efficiency.
Wash the homegrown vegetables at the sink, whilst looking out through the kitchen window view, over the fields towards Crook. Slice, dice and prepare the carrots and leeks ready for the pot on the spacious granite work surfaces, illuminated by the under-cupboard lighting.
Look no further than Little Barn’s stylish open plan living-dining area for entertaining. Handily discovered through the opening from the kitchen, this space is perfect for convivial nights amongst friends. Light, bright and inviting, two recently installed Velux windows direct sunlight down onto your dining space.
The traditional Morso multi-fuel burning stove is perched on its slate hearth beneath a wooden mantelpiece. Reflecting this traditional timber charm are exposed pine beams, a nod to Little Barn’s farming heritage.
Follow the sun as it moves into Little Barn’s second glass-encased room. Its many windows framing the spectacular views across the fields beyond whilst also directing light flow into the living room which it borders.
Once the night has drawn in and slumber calls, three abundantly-sized bedrooms are on hand. For the first of two en-suite bedrooms…take the first door to your right following your arrival at Little Barn.
Stash away the finest winter coats in the two built-in double wardrobes. There is even a built-in chest of drawers. A cosy and bright room, enjoy waking in springtime to the bleating of newborn lambs in the fields beyond your window.
Splash and spray through the morning routine in your sparkling en-suite shower room. Particularly wide fitting, no knocking your elbows on the edges as you lather, rinse, repeat in here. A toilet and wash basin are also on hand for your convenience.
Or perhaps the bedroom next door is the master suite? Built in storage is in plentiful supply, including overhead cupboards, a chest of drawers and mirrored wardrobe. Spacious and light, there is also an en-suite with toilet and wash basin alongside a heated towel rail.
The third bedroom lies next door to the family bathroom, tiled in Karndean and complete with a bath and overhead shower. In this third double bedroom, the former piggery, more built-in wardrobes and overhead storage cupboards await. An ideal guest room; friends can prepare for dinner at their own dressing table with mirror. Built-in linen cupboards mean, that despite its origins, this room need never be a pig-sty again!
Attached to Little Barn are three bonus rooms. The first, formerly the garage, is discovered beyond a double glazed door from the lounge. Lined with shelving and illuminated clearly courtesy of the rear window, this room makes a great cloakroom for shoes and waterproofs.
Keep the laundry and washing separate from the spotless kitchen in the handy utility room next door. Equipped with a stainless steel sink for soaking the children’s grass-stained trousers, this room also has plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The oil-fired central heating boiler is also stashed away here, keeping the main house clutter-free.
Slip outside and skirt the edge of the utility room, past the handy outside WC, until you reach a partially glazed door. Behind this entrance is Little Barn’s artist’s studio.
North-facing windows provide every artist’s preferred lighting. Renowned Lake District artist Patrick Cleary used to have his studio here – it was built by his mother who converted the buildings. Born and raised in the Lake District, Cleary worked as a commercial artist in London before returning to his roots in 1965. In 1967, he became a member of the Lake Artists Society.
Inspiration for the palette has never been in greater abundance than here in the traditional country garden.
Tucked neatly behind a typical-Lakeland stone wall is the fragrant herbaceous borders. Admire the bursts of year round colour in the eclectic collection of perennials, spring flowering bulbs and low-maintenance shrubs.
The well-kept garden shed is an invitation to get stuck in and grow your own – the flourishing vegetable plot seals the deal!
Best of all, Little Barn enjoys its very own orchard, stocked with three apple trees, two plum trees and six damson trees, all dripping with their autumnal harvests.
Why not make your own Damson Gin?
“It’s so easy,” confides Little Barn’s current owner. “A pound of damsons, a pound of sugar and a bottle of gin. Pop it in a container and shake it up every day until the sugar’s dissolved. Drink it with a little can of tonic and a slice of lemon when it’s nice and cold – it’s just lovely.”
In the spring, breathe in the scent of the vibrant wisteria on the corner facing the lane as the tadpoles swim in the little pond. In autumn pluck fat, succulent raspberries and blackberries straight from the cane. This truly is a year round garden.
Council Tax Band E
Mains Water and Electricity
Oil Fired Central Heating
10 Minutes to Junction 36
10 Minutes to Windermere
For more information and images, download the brochure on desktop or call the office for your own copy.
If rural life in Crook paints a picture of the life you are seeking, why not book a viewing for Little Barn?