4 Bedroom Detached House
Built in the 1880s for Sir John Hibbert, Financial Secretary to Gladstone’s cabinet, the main manor and The Walled Garden (nestled privately at the furthest edge of the estate) were both sympathetically renovated and created by esteemed developer ‘Robert Hughes Ltd’ in 2003/04.
Before passing through the gates and along the private driveway of The Walled Garden, take a look over the valley towards the Lakeland fells on the skyline. It is so peaceful here.
Nestled on the quietest fringe of the private estate, The Walled Garden sits behind its eponymous stone wall, enjoying a sunny spot and stunning views over rolling fields and farmland to the bay beyond. Not to mention your 2.6 acres of landscaped gardens and natural woodland. There’s even an infinity pool…
Park up on the driveway or in the remote-controlled double garage, before heading to the front door.
Step into the muted grey tones of the entrance hall. An immediate sense of how farsighted Robert Hughes was in terms of architectural design is apparent; this home is as innovative now as it was at its conception in 2003. Ceramic tiles convey a warming glow to your toes courtesy of the underfloor heating as you move forward to the kitchen.
Recently refurbished in 2016, this chef’s dream of a kitchen has been designed to the nth degree, ensuring no minor detail has been overlooked. Wall, drawer and base units make use of every inch of space. A place for every pot – and each pot in its place. There is even a secreted dry pantry store – ideal for your herbs, spices and baking goods.
The contemporary designer kitchen features all the very best of epicurean engineering, including two Miele steam-assisted fan ovens, combination microwave and warming drawer. Other top quality fitted appliances include a Quooker instant boiling tap, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Designed to soak up the stunning surrounding views of the terrace, take a seat at the dining table, watching as the flurry of tits and robins tuck into their own main course on the feeder.
Oak and glazed doors lead through into a remarkable heptagonal-designed lounge. Making the very most of the verdant views, these angled windows are also clad in the same Luxoflex blinds, sourced from nearby Indigo in Kendal.
In pride of place, the iconic Dru living-flame gas fire steals the show; no mean feat given the captivating views towards Morecambe Bay enticing you from all angles. In the corner of the room, a bespoke contemporary clear-shelving unit turns the corner into a reading area. Patio doors lead you out to the terrace, which goes all the way around the house.
Slip out to the left, where a set of oak steps lead up another hallway. On the right, push open the glazed oak door and take a look around the dining room.
Continuing on, a refreshing slate-green tiled house bathroom awaits on your left. At the far end of The Walled Garden is your comprehensive utility room.
Across the way discover the fourth bedroom. Cosy and clean in lemon yellow paint, this refreshing room has a sunny disposition. Featuring Webbs of Kendal in-built wooden wardrobes.
Return to the lobby area and follow the returning oak staircase upstairs, pausing by the protruding oriel window to take in the countryside views in reverent delight.
At the top, venture left to explore the third bedroom. Storage is once again taken care of via the wooden fitted wardrobes, dressing tables and cleverly designed eaves-space. Underfoot, cream waffled carpet marries with buttermilk walls for a cosy contemporary décor. Best of all, your three upstairs bedrooms all enjoy the luxury of their own private en-suites.
Descending the carpeted steps, find yourself in an elegant and light atrium beneath the Velux window. Perfectly positioned between the master suite and second bedroom.
Follow us right and into the most playful room within The Walled Garden. Never more so than in here, where windows surround you on all sides, coming together at the head of the bed like the prow of a ship. Pointed in the direction of Grange-Over-Sands promenade the views here are simply stunning. Even the bespoke blinds take on a nautical nod, when drawn back in the shape of yacht sails.
Lined with built-in storage units, including a dressing table, peep through from the main bedroom into your slate-grey tiled walk-in wetroom.
Next door the master suite awaits.
The inner hallway is lined with storage cupboards and drawers before opening out into another angular space. Nothing is ‘square’ about this quirky bedroom. Step up to the Velux window, which transforms into a balcony, offering awe-inspiring views over the countryside beyond.
The master en-suite bathroom, coated in a glossy biscuit-coloured tile, boasts all the finest in bathroom fittings. With ample space for showering, cleansing and preparing for the day ahead.
Follow us out onto the sun-trap patio, past the pretty cream clustered blooms of the wedding cake tree and into the pool room. Full length bi-fold glass doors ensure unobscured views across the surrounding countryside. Measuring 12.5 metres, the pool is the perfect lapping length and its infinity design guarantees the most elevating views over the rolling countryside beyond. Fitted with mood lighting and a counter current jet system, this serene space is your refuge when you need it most.
Finer Details –
Mains Water and Electricity
Council Tax Band G
Infinty Swimming Pool