4 Bedroom Detached House
Pass along the daffodil-lined hedgerows of Oak Bank Lane before arriving at the last house. Pull up the gravel lined driveway, that can fit up to 4 cars.
This innovative home, well-loved by its current owners for over two decades, has a quirky heritage. Built on the orchard of a local farm in the 1950s by three local elderly sisters, each of their original bedrooms was designed to an equal size. Traditionalists, the sisters insisted upon the inclusion of a pantry.
So taken were the current owners by this homage to bygone times, that they designed a new pantry as part of a recent kitchen extension and it is now the talking point of all their friends. At Christmas time, this rustic feature room will keep the turkey nice and cold courtesy of the louvre vent which is permanently open to the outside.
Gather round the grand central island, which leads directly into the bay window with its glimpses of the garden beyond. In this sociable kitchen, you can be part of the party whilst cooking thanks to its understated, bespoke design in naturalistic green, cream and wooden décor.
In the springtime, when the wild garlic at the side of Lane Cottage is in leaf it is perfect for making pesto. While in the autumn, harvest the shining ripe apples from the remaining fruit trees in the former orchard and teach the grandkids how to make apple jelly.
Glimpsed through the inner hallway is the sunny and relaxing garden room. During the daytime, this room is perfect for unwinding as its modern Scandinavian-style chamber, and grand windows allows light to pour in on three sides.
Slip through to the sitting room, and warm yourself by the snap and crackle of the wood burner in cooler months. The delightful flow of the entertaining space from kitchen to dining room to sitting room is ideal for parties, soirees and all kinds of get together. So why not crank up the music and have some fun …there will be no disturbing the neighbours here as you are so private up at the top of the lane.
Whilst the adults unwind in the sitting room, in the nearby cosy snug the children have their own domain and can entertain themselves…once they’ve finished their homework. The modern stream of this home means you can be together, but separate if needed.
When it’s time to relax and unwind, climb the stairs and sample the good life courtesy of your two bathrooms. In the chillier months, coaxing yourself awake for your morning wash and scrub couldn’t be easier with the underfloor heating on hand to keep your feet snug and warm in the en-suite.
With four double bedrooms to choose from, follow us through to the master suite – cleverly designed by the current owners as part of the new extension to be their very own retreat. Take in the sleek ultra-modern décor and the ingenious yet surreptitiously styled tall radiators – ensuring that the whole height of the room is cosy and warm.
Watch as the morning light casts itself onto the wall before sundialling its way across the room, such a fascinating and unique feature. Stand with a morning coffee on your balcony and gaze out across the lush and verdant Cartmel Valley as the sky burns in reds and golds for the start of a new day.
Steal out through the garden room doors for an amble about your 1/3 acre of impressive garden; the true pièce de résistance here. Step onto the decking area immediately outside and continue on to the slate paved south-facing patio area, perfect for the evening sun.
As the evenings draw in, light a fire in built in feature fireplace inspired by trips to Scandinavia, as the birds settle to roost in the neighbouring trees.
Ideal for children, this garden is protected by the high stone wall keeping the area safe and secure. As your neighbours are all on the north side, here you are totally private and enclosed.
* Council tax band E
* Mains water and electricity
* Oil fired central heating
* Private Septic tank
* Local authority – SLDC
* 4 car spaces in a private driveway
* 4 miles to Cartmel
* Easy access to the Lakes, motorway and nearby towns
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