4 Bedroom Country Home
– 4 Bedroom Farmhouse and 2 Bedroom Cottage
– Built in 1680
– Council tax band F
– Grade II listed
– Septic tank
– Mains water and electricity
– LPG gas heating
– 7 acre plot with indoor stables
– 5 minute drive to Bowness-on- Windermere
– 10 minute drive to Kendal
– 15 minute drive to the M6
Beyond the electric gate lies parking space for numerous cars, with a sizeable double garage providing the ideal refuge for a collection of classic cars. Across the road to the front there is also an open fronted garage. Mitchelland Cottage also has its own parking for two cars.
Deep-set windows span the front wall, ensuring a steady flow of daylight to the room. Snuggle down in front of the impressive Aga Severn cast-iron stove in the lounge area to the right. Set upon a Brathay slate hearth, the cream-painted wood-burner provides a cosy centrepiece for the room.
Notice the hand-scripted initials ‘R.T’ and date of ‘1710’, etched into the original spice cupboard to the right of the stove. The owner even has the documented history of the Thompson family, who were in residence at Mitchelland House during this period.
Pass beneath the large archway to the right of the staircase to find the heart of this country home; its spacious kitchen. A traditional cottage kitchen in every sense, matching delft racks skirt the tops of the pine cupboards around the room, snugly fitted around the top of the classic farmhouse pine dresser.
Retaining heat throughout the seasons, a royal blue gas Aga stands pride of place, backed by protective Dutch Delft splashback tiles.
Sneak a peek in the handy broom closet beneath the stairs before coming into the spacious utility room to the right. Equipped with a chest freezer, fridge-freezer and Belfast sink, there is also plumbing for your washer and dryer. The walls are filled with shelves, turning this handy utility into a double-serving pantry and dry store.
To the far side of the kitchen, a door leads to a useful boot room (handy for muddy wellies and muddy pups) coated in Brathay flagstones and with access outside.
Continue on to a cloakroom area, leading to a convenient downstairs toilet. From here, another door leads into the lounge, providing a free-flowing loop of the downstairs.
Returning to the living room, take the staircase up to the first floor, where a quirky window reveals a beguiling glimpse of the local fell. Emerging onto a long landing, a selection of doorways leads off to either side.
Through the first door to the front, Mitchelland House’s master suite is located. So spacious, a kingsize bed sits facing a bed settee! Sash windows look out to the front where one of only two neighbouring properties lies.
In this master en-suite, a freestanding claw-footed, centrally filling bathtub takes centre stage, matched in elegance by the Victorian-style wash hand basin and toilet pull.
A third comfortable bedroom is next door, with its quirky corner wash hand basin. Both this bedroom and bedroom two are capably served by the large family bathroom at the end of the hallway.
Privately tucked back to the rear, a fourth bedroom completes the sleeping quarters at Mitchelland House. Its seated window looking out over the yard towards the garage and sun room. The handy en-suite bathroom to this final double features a rainfall shower tiled in a vintage textured style.
Grounds and outbuildings
Set amidst roughly seven acres, Mitchelland House is ideal for those of an equestrian persuasion, with a wealth of stables, paddocks and barn space. Immediately out from the boot room, a sheltered bin store is located next to a room housing the boilers that is currently used as a drying room. Next door, where once stood a barn now stands an enormous garage. Currently used as a workshop and games room, there is space here to host a collection of classic cars. Pass by the chicken runs and dog pens on your way to the crushed granite surface ménage, measuring forty by twenty yards. Under Mill Beck runs between the five paddocks that make up the seven or so acres of land, a handy source of water for those keeping sheep and horses.
Behind the ménage is the first of the five paddocks, with two more down by the river, and a further two up on the slope, with a giant ancient oak tree standing sentinel in the middle. Dry stone walls run along the top of the stream marking out the boundaries.
Across the road, there is another corner plot of land beyond the open-fronted garage. A sheltered spot, this area makes for an ideal vegetable garden, the former beds of which can still be seen. Find homes for your beloved pups and ponies in the two barns that come as part and parcel of Mitchelland House. The first barn consists of five indoor stables, two dog kennels, a feed room and store room with plenty of additional space for storage. In the second attached open fronted barn find reams of trailer space, and room for sheep pens etc.
Currently rented out to tenants, Mitchelland Cottage is a delightful self-contained home attached to the main house itself.
Come into a large and welcoming entrance hall, leading to a cosy living room complete with wood burning stove and exposed rustic beams.
Downstairs there is also a partially tiled white kitchen complete with electric hob, oven and washing machine.
Upstairs two comfortable double bedrooms are served by a house bathroom.
Private and quiet, Mitchelland Cottage leads out to its own seating area to the rear while there is parking at the front for two cars.