4 Bedroom Gentleman’s Residence
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Former Gentleman’s Residence
Built in 1740
4 homes within the manor house
Private water supply and septic tank
Oil fired heating
Open garage/ car port
Self contained bedroom with en-suite
– Hare and Hounds in Levens
– Wheatsheaf in Brigsteer
– Punchbowl in Crosthwaite
8 miles to Kendal
11 miles to Bowness-on-Windermere
7.5 miles to Junction 36 (M6)
Formerly under the ownership of the locally-renowned Farrer family, nestled at the head of a sweeping driveway, Whitbarrow Lodge is a home filled with original features, modern twists and pithy quotes!
With parking for two cars at the rear and up to four cars at the bottom of the drive, (in addition to a handy garage), park up and take a stroll about the outside of this immense country residence.
Original oak panelling lines the walls, running to a grand window seat beneath the large windows, which look out onto a pretty rock garden planted with mature rose bushes.
Beneath the patterned ornamental rug, glimpse the original oak floorboards toward the edges of the room, currently used for formal dining. Swap Dickensian tales in front of the elaborate original white limestone fireplace, with original blue Victorian tiles , as a hearty fire roars in its midst courtesy of a brand-new Clear View log burning stove.
To the right a corridor leads to a staircase to the first floor, but for now continue directly ahead into the breakfast kitchen.
Classical meets contemporary in this sophisticated Howdens kitchen. Above the charcoal grey Karndean floor, a central island with a green-grey base and topped in oak contains plentiful storage, alongside a cleverly-designed breakfast bar – ideal for casual brunches with the family.
Serving up the main feast is a Rangemaster oven with electric hob. A microwave is built into the cupboard units to the right, in addition to a built-in dishwasher. An American style fridge freezer completes this comprehensively stocked kitchen.
After dinner, make your way to the utterly unique sitting room, where a curving window entreats guests to enjoy lilting views down over the enormous pond.
Housed within an imposing, original, limestone surround, the inscription above reads ‘Trust in the Lord and do good’. Alongside the authenticity of the original fireplace, sits the convenience and reliability of the new modern log burner and newly fitted flue.
High ceilings are trimmed in ornate, gold cornicing with a tray ceiling above this section of lounge, whilst shimmering, green, patterned paper adorns the walls.
To the end of the sitting room, a curved wall features multiple windows, displaying views of the pond and grounds beyond. Oak flooring is met with a pale-grey checked rug whilst in-built seating adorns the windows to make the most of the countryside vistas.
Take the glazed double doors out of the sitting room to find a comprehensive utility room directly opposite.
Tiled, with plumbing for a washer-dryer and with an array of cupboards for storage, this room also provides access to a downstairs toilet and boiler room.
Peacefully situated at the back of the house, the study is also located downstairs.
Decorated in pale-grey, featuring built-in shelving ideal for books and paperwork, this room is tucked away from the main social spaces at Whitbarrow Lodge. Sneak a peek at the original and robust three-foot safe – where better to stash the passports and other important papers? Homework room, office, or quiet library; whatever its incarnation, this room guarantees tranquillity and refuge.
Head up the treacle-toned wooden staircase, complete with patterned carpet runner. Pause at the half landing and enjoy the view from the window before continuing up to the spacious landing.
Decorated in neutral Farrow and Ball tones, to the immediate left is a secluded bedroom, partitioned by an additional door to keep it separate from the main home, offering the potential for Airbnb rental. Note the elegant cornicing and peaceful outlook through the square-paned windows to the leafy trees at the rear of the Whitbarrow Lodge.
Peep around the neighbouring door, to discover a recently re-fitted family bathroom. Warmed by underfloor heating, this relaxing room is clad in simple slate-grey and cream tiles.
Opposite, two spacious bedrooms await, both with built-in storage cupboards and double wardrobes.
Soft grey tones and shimmering feature walls captivate the eye and capture the light, which streams in through the original sash windows.
Step up to the window and gaze out to sunrises over the sands of Arnside and Sandside. no view from these windows is ever the same.
Cross the landing and take two steps up to a second partition door.
Welcome to the master-suite. To the right, step into the handcrafted, Imperial bathroom. So spacious, a large, deep slipper bath sits to the immediate right, beneath an oval sunken ceiling, sprinkled with inset spotlights and surrounded by mood-lighting. Stony-beach grey panelled walls and an inset vanity unit with mirror add a touch of refined elegance to this pristine suite.
Start a new day with a spritz beneath the rainfall head of the walk-in shower, elaborately sized and backed in patterned tiles.
A traditionally-styled wash basin, with in-built storage, and WC are also situated in here.
Slip through to the left, where the master bedroom awaits.
Beneath an ornate tray ceiling, tastefully decorated in white and grey, the super-king size bed is flanked by two double wardrobes and two bedside tables – bespoke units fitted by Sharps Bedrooms.
Underfoot, a plush, newly-fitted grey carpet provides toe-sinking comfort, whilst full height windows frame simply stunning views over to Sandside and Arnside.
Outside, a sensory garden awaits. Stroll by the herbaceous border and catch the array of aromas wafting by.
Take a turn down by the enormous pond and see the glinting backs of the hundred or so goldfish swimming beneath the surface.