5 Bedroom Detached Home
– Oil Fired Central Heating
– Mains Electricity
– Private Septic Tank
– Timber double glazing
– Hyperfast Broadband
– Council Tax Band: G
– 2 Acre Garden & Paddock
– 2 Barns
– Wood Store
– Business Opportunity
– 5 miles to Kendal
– 11 miles to M6
Originally a working farm, South Gateside has belonged to the same family now for over 60 years. Brim full of local history and tales of babies delivered by the local vet, this whitewashed farmhouse is as much a part of Kendal as the surrounding fells themselves; which incidentally you can see gloriously framed from practically every room in the house.
Drive along the private lane and park up, taking a moment to name-check the peaks surrounding you: Potter Fell, Whiteside Pike, Bannisdale and the Howgills all outlying the two-acre swathe of greenery that belongs to South Gateside.
Step beyond the porch and into the carpeted entrance hall, broad and brimming with doors that lead off to the various entertaining spaces at South Gateside.
Take a right into the dining room, where oak beams intersect the ceiling and an original wall-cupboard blends with the wooden chair rail and skirtings. Beyond the window, vistas of the colourful cottage garden melt into the distant views of Grange over Sands. Where better to enjoy tea and toast at breakfast time?
Ancient beams are also inset into the ceiling of the sitting room, located to the left of the entrance hall.
At the head of the hallway, a door leads through to a large living room with a Clearview double-door wood-burning stove set within an inglenook, oak-surround fireplace.
With original cupboards set to one side of the fireplace and built-in shelving to the other, this is a room with plentiful storage for rainy day games, toys and all your every-day clutter.
A door leads through from the lounge to a surprising annex.
Ideal as a hobby room, office or even quiet bedroom suite for a dependent relative.
Sprinkle a little old school country flavour into your meal times, in the traditionally-styled farmhouse kitchen.
Fitted with cupboards and drawers aplenty, a Rangemaster dual fuel cooker (featuring a gas hob and electric oven), this comprehensive kitchen also includes an integral dishwasher.
Next door, a fully stocked utility room houses space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and sink and even has access to a downstairs gardener’s toilet and a storage-handy boiler room.
Drift up the stairs to the first floor, where an array of comfy bedrooms are ready to provide soporific comfort.
On the right, the master ‘wing’ is located, hosting the best views in the house.
To the rear, the master bedroom is looks out over the Howgills – simply breath-taking. Next door, the sizeable bathroom, with its separate tub and shower cubicle, also contains a large airing cupboard and heated towel rail whilst delivering views across from Longsleddale Valley to the top of Kentmere.
A right-hand turn from the top of the stairs reveals a further four bedrooms, with, of course, the opportunity for one of the bedrooms to be utilised as a study.
Neutral décor greets you in bedroom two, where teal curtains frame views down to Kendal and Grange. Recessed walls to either side of the bed could be ideal for built in storage units or bedside tables. Light, bright and cosy, this room is a spacious double.
Next door, bedroom three is again lavishly sized, with views over Kendal. An additional boon of a large built-in solid wood wardrobe is a further tick on the checklist in this room.
Across the way, a wash room with toilet and sink serves both bedrooms, whilst next door to bedroom three, a fourth double bedroom awaits.
A spacious family bathroom lies opposite, with separate shower and bath, serving all the bedrooms on this wing, including bedroom five, located at the end of the corridor and looking out towards the hills and greenery outdoors.
With an abundance of spacious bedrooms upstairs, there is so much potential for use. Will you reconfigure the space to create the ultimate master suite with dressing room and en-suite?
Outside, two acres of lush green space await exploration, with panoramic views to Bannisdale, the Kentmere Fells, Longsleddale Valley, Grange over Sands and the Howgills.