4 Bedroom Semi-Detached Farmhouse
– Built in 1681
– Victorian Farmhouse
– Grade II listed
– Council tax band E
– Mains electricity and water
– Wood burning stove in living room
– Underfloor heating in the kitchen
– Oil fired central heating
– Shared septic tank
– Double glazing
– Parking for 2 cars
– Holiday let potential
– Double garage
Beneath Bannerrigg, along a quiet country lane sits Heaning Farmhouse, its Grade II Listed whitewashed front foregrounded by a pretty cottage garden.
Dating back to 1681, an eclectic mixture of former occupants have graced this authentic Lakeland farmhouse with their patronage, from Quakers to Victorian farmers and was even a bed and breakfast at one point.
A hardy stone floor in the porch provides a quintessential Lake District welcome for wet walking gear, before heading into the entrance hall.
Traditional, vertically-slatted wooden doors lead off to the left and right. Slip through the former to find out what’s cooking in the country-style kitchen.
With surprisingly high ceilings for a property of this vintage, the kitchen embodies Lakeland farmhouse charm.
Formerly the dairy, American oak units house an array of appliances including a fitted double-oven with grill and an induction hob. Space too for a dishwasher and washing machine to be re-integrated, as the original doors have been retained.
Creamy-beige flooring complements the warm honey tones in the wood, while, from above the sink, a window draws natural elements of the side garden indoors.
Ahead from the kitchen, a utility room offers plenty of space for an additional dryer and chest freezer, with oodles of storage available within the units.
A most versatile home, three more living areas await. Turn right from the entrance hall to encounter the first; the formal lounge.
Formerly the milking parlour, the concrete floor upon which cows once jostled has been topped with wide boards of solid, shining oak.
A light and inviting room, overlooking the front garden, enjoy early morning sun in here.
Dove grey paint on the original beams overhead contrasts elegantly with the light grey of the walls and the light tones in the wooden skirtings.
The thick stone lintel above the imposing fireplace, alongside the original hooks in the ceiling, acknowledge the antiquity of this home.
Up a couple of steps to the back of the living room a rear sitting room opens up, with access via French doors out to the tiered garden.
A multi-purpose room, enjoy it as a summer sitting room with the doors open allowing a balmy breeze to pass through, or set up a dining table to create an area for formal dining.
The snug living room is located to the right of the front lounge.
Cosy and quiet, welcome to the oldest section of the home, documented by the original Quaker spice cupboard in the wall.
Atop the stone hearth, a smaller fireplace with a multi-fuel burner beneath its wooden lintel sits within a crimson-toned feature wall.
Underfoot, the once carpeted floor has been removed to reveal the original floorboards, sanded and stained for a rustic feel.
Take the stairs up from the snug to reach a light landing, at the far end of which, a traditional wooden door leads to the family bathroom.
Soak those tired muscles, following an exhilarating Lakeland walk, in the roomy P-shaped bath, with overhead electric shower.
Light-toned wooden units are neatly fitted to maximise storage, beneath the sink and to either side of the WC.
Immediately to the right from the crest of the stairs, lie bedrooms three and four. Comfortable bedrooms with pretty views out to the different pockets of the tiered garden below, listen for the sound of the stream running through the uppermost level.
Take the first door on the left, where a king-size bedroom affords views down over the country village of Ings, towards Staveley and Kendal, with distant vistas of the Howgills. Feel the quirky roll of the floor beneath the carpet as it hugs the original beam of the snug lounge below.
Next door, the spacious master bedroom at Heaning Farmhouse makes the very most of the views out over the countryside to the front of the house. Enjoy the first cuppa of the day from the comfort of the king-size bed, as the views down the valley reveal themselves in the first light of the day.
Outside, there is parking for two to three cars, with a substantial workshop set to the side of the house close to the kitchen.
Follow the front garden around to the side, where the early sun can be best enjoyed from the seating area on the lower patio beyond the kitchen window.
To the rear, a mixture of walkways, raised beds for flowers and vegetables, rockeries, terraced seating areas and a pagoda await.
Observe the shimmer of fish swimming in the long, ornamental pond, or take in the last rays of the day on the uppermost tier. Watch the colours change over the distant fells, with the playful sound of the stream running down off Bannerrigg and through the garden.