4 Bedroom Detached House
– 5 Bedroom Detached
– Built in 2012
– South Lakeland District Council
– Council tax band G
– Mains electricity and water
– Private drainage
– LPG gas
– Underfloor heating throughout
– 1.5 acre garden
– Double garage
Turn into the electric-gated driveway, passing the woodland garden to the left with its pathways, rope swings and daffodils, and the smooth games lawn to the right. Ahead, a double garage, with his and hers remote control operated up and over doors offers secure storage.
Push open the oak front door with its three cut glass panels and fall immediately in love with the panoramic view that rushes to greet you: the Kentmere Fells, Benson Knott and Shap summit.
Warmth emanates from beneath the Amtico tiles (underfloor heating is found in every room at Brow Head) and a feature vertical radiator to the right, its curved panels reflecting yet more light. Above, a glazed-bridge balcony spans the upper width of the entrance hall. In every direction, glass and light combine to deliver phenomenal views; another recurring motif at Brow Head.
The perfect ‘retreat and read’ room, settle down on the sofa in your amply lit sitting room, whilst enjoying a morning coffee. Or simply read the weather patterns of the day as they roll in over the Kentmere fells to the north.
Located to the left of the entrance hall is the lounge. Glimpse the woodland garden through the window ahead; note how quiet it is here, protected from the comings and goings of the world behind triple glazing. Ahead, a statement stone fireplace sits beneath a timber mantle, atop a granite hearth; a match for the decorative beams and deep set window seats which bring the outdoors in.
To the immediate left from the front door, a doorway leads through to two further rooms. Currently employed as a study and guest shower room, this space could easily be utilised as a seventh bedroom with en-suite for guests, should you choose.
Completely open plan, yet subtly partitioned through the use of pillars and glass cabinets, to the left lies the dining area, carpeted and set before two large windows overlooking Kendal and the distant fells. Add to the ambience by lighting the remote-controlled gas fire, set in a driftwood and pebble bed within a contemporary, white limestone surround.
A breakfast bar to the right separates the dining space from the Atlantis kitchen; its glass cabinets overhead ensuring that the space flows fluidly.
Solid wooden surfaces surround the outer units, themselves brimming with cupboards and drawers. On the central island, cool granite replaces the solid wood. Here, a Franke sink sits beneath a Quooker instant boiling tap and a swan neck tap, replete with an inlaid drainer etched into the surface. Beneath, cupboards and drawers sit alongside the dishwasher. There is even a pop-up power port.
In the warmer months, open the doors and discover the sheltered canopy where you can sit and enjoy views over to The Helm.
To the left, a spacious utility with plumbing for a washer and dryer alongside a Rangemaster Belfast sink provides a great space for scrubbing the dog down after a walk up The Helm.
A door leads outside to the sheltered bin storage area, convenient for scraping muck off your boots before heading indoors. Another door leads off the hall into a guest, or ‘gardener’s’ toilet, highlighted in a splash of aquamarine-tiled iridescence.
Look through to the double garage, with electric up and overs; the ideal his and hers garage with separate entrances for two cars. Note the control room, secreted behind an oak door. Behind this door, discover the main computer, CCTV screen, sound system controls and alarm system – which is connected to a central station.
Beyond lies an impressively sized workshop, neatly organised and with ample room for the ride-on lawnmower. Perhaps this sizeable space could become the new spa area with sauna, steam room and hot tub? Leading out discover a south-facing paved area overlooking the smooth, green lawn.
From here, passing by the bespoke inset mail box take the main staircase, crafted by Moor Park Joinery, up to the floating balcony above.
From the bridge, bask in light emanating from the electronically-controlled Velux to the left and the glazed wall to the right. Watch as the intricate crystal feature light cascades prisms of light through each crystal, creating a shower of rainbows throughout the upper atrium; a true treat for children.
Views abound from the master suite; peek out to the woodland garden through the side window and gaze out across the town and to the fells through the dormer window.
Slip to the left to find a spacious walk-in wardrobe illuminated by down lighting. Rails of hanging space and shelving for shoes ensure your bedroom remains clutter free.
On the left, awaits bedroom two. A cheerful and inviting guest double; to the left, a bed is set beneath a built-in shelf, handy for that soothing cocoa. To the right, a smart dressing area has space for a dressing table and chest of drawers, with a bountiful view out the window towards Kentmere and Kendal Castle. As with the master suite, a wealth of storage space can be discovered in the eaves.
Glance upwards at the unique light fittings along the hallway, before sneaking a peek through the door on the right. Currently employed as a craft room, with a fully plumbed sink, this could also become the fourth bedroom. Spacious and light, this bright room is coated in a textured wood-effect Karndean floor and looks out towards The Helm.
Continue along before reaching the family bathroom. Every room has a view at Brow Head, and the bathrooms are no exception; this one looking out towards Benson Knott and over Oxenholme. Relax in the Victoria + Albert freestanding Victorian slipper bath, with its softly contoured sides creating a graceful flow to the room. An extended backrest ensures maximum head support; a must for those long luxurious soaks. Turn on the freestanding swan neck bath tap (with shower mixer) and let the good times flow.
On route to bedroom three, pass the deep linen closet and boiler closet, hidden behind oak doors, before reaching the reading area, beneath a Velux window.
Cosy and quiet, bedroom three overlooks the wooded garden to the front through its far window, and The Helm to the side. Storage is on hand in the eaves, with plenty of space for a dressing table, wardrobe or chest of drawers.
Next door, bedroom three’s mirror image is currently utilised as a gym. Fitted with a light carpet and with an ornate feature lighting strip overhead, this room could also become a fifth bedroom.
Tucked away at the far end of Brow Head, discover the Chapel Room.
With its clerestory window high in the peak of the gable end and light flooding in from the two flanking sides, it is easy to see why this room is used as a bright and airy craft room. A secluded space in which to sew, paint or sculpt. With much storage to be found in the eaves to either side, this private and peaceful place could make a beautiful sixth bedroom.
With garden to the north, east, south and west all wrapped up in a circumference of beech tree hedging, Brow Head is unrivalled when it comes to garden delights.