5 Bedroom House
Approach along the driveway, sweeping grandly around to the front and side of the residence, affording you a spectacular vision of the grandeur, size and scale of this imposing Georgian home.
Plenty of parking for a fleet of cars here, the driveway leads you to a large garage. Step out to the melodious sound of running water from the beck which meanders through your grounds (you have just under an acre of land here).
Steal one last glance up at the striking frontage of Holme Park Hall before you step through the friendly curve of the front door, where the handy porch awaits.
Entering through double wooden paned doors into a broad atrium, your senses are immediately piqued by the textures and sights on display. Ahead of you to the left a stately staircase sweeps past a traditional Westmorland window, stretching ever upward and filling the hallway with natural light. A warm welcome indeed! Your attention is snatched away to a most intriguing sight: a leather padded crimson door! But more on that later…
Continuing the Agatha Christie theme…no country manor would be complete without its full repertoire of Cluedo rooms, so without further ado allow us to lead you through into the games room.
Typically Georgian with its outstretched ceilings which are intricately embellished with ornate mouldings and tall windows and dressed in heavy drapery – this is the room in which to get the party started. Ideal for gatherings throughout the year, in winter time hunker down in front of the rustic log burner with a whiskey in hand. The setting could not be more perfect; note the quirky original doors that open not into other rooms but storage cupboards.
Returning to the hall, step down a long corridor where doors lead off to both sides and straight ahead is your handy downstairs WC. Push open the first door to your right and enter into your light bright living room. Enormous period sash windows that look out onto the garden, usher in the daylight. The light reflects off the sunny walls decorated in a mellow buttery yellow with feature floral wallpaper perfecting that chic sitting room vibe. Overhead, chandelier lighting illuminates the decorative ceiling mouldings and picks out the shelved recesses (ideal for housing your favourite novels) on either side of the imposing antique fireplace.
Continue on with us as we sneak a peek next door into your sizeable study. Located on the front corner of Holme Park Hall, in here you can enjoy the sunshine all day long, making it the perfect home office. Plenty of space for all your bookcases and desks, there is even room for the youngsters to complete their homework. Such a cheerful room, perhaps you can perceive a cheerier use for it? With so much light and space, will this be your family play room?
Across from the study, discover a room brimming with potential. Currently used as storage, this room has also been used as a gym. Situated conveniently next door to the kitchen, we think this room is begging to be converted into a large utility, but really the choice is entirely yours!
Step through the next doorway and emerge into an inviting and fresh kitchen. Decorated in a mouth-watering mix of glossy cream, sage green and cookie-dough, original dado rails and authentic square hanging hooks combine with modern metallic touches such as the three-pendant bar dome lighting over the amply sized dining table to create the perfect blend of classic and contemporary.
Toasty warm with heat emanating from the Range cooker and newly fitted cast iron radiators, this kitchen has all the feel of farmhouse rusticity with the warmth and comfort of a modern home. Beneath the solid wood exteriors discover oodles of storage space; the quintessential country kitchen. Take a look through the small quirky door to the rear. This brings you out at the cellar head – the area concealed by the grandiose leather door! From here you can access the outside through a back door, or explore the secrets of your cellar…excellent storage for all your needs.
For now, step back through to the hallway, it’s time to ascend those remarkable stairs to uncover the treasure trove of rooms that await upstairs.
Run your hand along the smooth pattern of the polished wooden handrail, noting the flawless curve of the carefully crafted original balustrade as you glide by the beautifully crafted Westmorland window…how many of your friends can claim to have a window of such high stature in their house? This wide entrance hall is so Jazz Age glamour it would make the perfect place for pre-dinner cocktails on those all-important party nights.
Returning along the staircase discover more storage on the huge landing that receives you. Your way illuminated by more sparkling chandeliers, step firstly to your right and into the guest bedroom.
Paned sash windows looking out onto the front garden on one side and to the nearby farmyard on another flood this room with light. So spacious with the same elevated ceilings that feature throughout this home, this bedroom is kept cosy courtesy of the original fireplace, backed with a glossy Victorian green tile. A door here (not currently in use) leads you through to a bathroom, which is used as an en-suite by the bedroom next door.
Explore this bedroom, its feature fireplace painted a modern white, more space and light abound, and a window seat invites you to rest a while and take in the green canopy of trees beyond. Slip through into the freshly refurbished en-suite shower room. Ceramic, non-slip stone effect tiles keep this space simple, sparkling and refreshing.
The final door on the right of this corridor leads you to another delightful bedroom, perfect for a child of any age, opposite it lies its sister room, boasting the best view in the house. Light and bright this view looks out over the hills in the distance. At the end of the hallway awaits a storage area that could make an excellent walk in shower room with just a smidge of vision.
Before you lose yourself in contemplation of sleek fixtures and fittings, firstly allow us to introduce you to your ‘fit-for-a-King’ family bathroom. Stylishly finished in slate, sink down into the freestanding tub, quirkily fitted in front of the original fireplace. Light some candles in the grate and recline in the bubbles, picturing the rich history of this home, when once the fireplace would have been used to warm the water for your bath! A large corner shower stands beside a large sash window, which opens to allow the breeze to billow the discreet net privacy drapes…not that you will need them, so secluded are you here. There are also working shutters for your modesty, a feature in all the upstairs rooms.
An archway leads you on and into your majestic master bedroom. This space could easily be divided in two to create a walk in wardrobe, dressing room and en-suite without compromising on sleeping space! So calm and peaceful in tranquil blues, greys and whites. Pause a while in the window seat and gaze out towards the ‘sleeping giants’ of the rolling hillside in the distance. Fill the feature fireplace with the soft, warm glow of candlelight to create a truly relaxing and romantic mood.
With so much space in abundance, this home is an incredible playground for children, with lots of nooks and crannies for an epic game of hide and seek on a rainy afternoon. When the weather is fine, the outside holds almost as much excitement as the inside, so come along with us as we discover the dells and dykes that make a childhood at Holme Park Hall so magical.
Within your three quarters of an acre there is so much variety to explore. Why not enjoy the best of the British summer with a barbeque on your patio area to the side of the house? Set up a paddling pool on the level ground for the kids to cool off in between ball games on the expansive grassed area. Ideal for those who embrace the outdoors, discover the wooden hut built in amongst the woodland, close to where a small beck cascades down into the garden via a dell. The ultimate den for any adventurous child.
Nature lovers can relax with a pair of binoculars and note down the many species of birds flitting between the established trees (there is even a spectacular monkey puzzle tree to admire).
However you choose to use your garden, you can do so in utter privacy and seclusion.
Finer Details –
Local Authority – SLDC
Private Septic Tank
Private Water Supply
Oil Fired Central Heating
3/4 of an Acre Garden
20 minutes to Kendal
20 minutes to Sedbergh