Crook End Farm, Crook, Kendal, LA8 9HT
Dates back to 1668
All double-glazed windows
Snug and two lounges
Master bedroom with ensuite shower room
Large second bedroom with its own balcony
Oil Fired Central Heating
Private Water (Fell Water)
Grounds and Garden:
The house sits in the middle of 70 acres of land including woodland
The land is currently leased out to a local farmer for grazing
Lots of barns and other areas with scope to convert
Stables with CCTV
Workshop to the side of the stables with electricity
20 x 30m Menage (Equestrian surfaces: sand, rubber and carpet surface)
Different levels of garden surrounding the house
Lower garden (wild garden with a pond)
Reloved and renovated over recent years by its current owners, Crook End Farm has been characterfully and carefully restored: original oak flooring that could be salvaged has been repurposed in the form of feature windowsills upstairs; a bespoke recreation Queen Anne staircase installed by a local craftsman to replace the original which had been removed; latched doors link hallways and rooms together.
Emerging into the entrance hall, sense the warm, comforting feeling of arrival, with sconce lighting to the walls and the architecturally magnificent Queen Anne staircase returning upward ahead.
Homely and welcoming, the open space beneath the staircase gives you time to welcome guests and family into the lounge to the right.
Inset beneath a large stone lintel is a multifuel stove, issuing toasty cheer throughout the year. Cottage style windows frame views of the countryside to both ends of the lounge. Ideal for entertaining at Christmas time and enjoying gatherings with friends.
Returning to the entrance hall, admire the intricacies of the staircase as you continue through into the sitting room, where handmade oak flooring extends underfoot, and a fire glows within its stone surround. Each fireplace in Crook End Farm has been meticulously recreated by a local stone mason, whilst a recessed shelf unit to one side was originally a very old window on a different level.
Flow through into the kitchen, onto the reclaimed stone flooring, where slate tones contrast with the creamy white of the hardy, mark-resistant Silestone worktops, also present in the bathrooms upstairs. Beneath, complementary units curve around providing plentiful storage for utensils and essentials. Windows frame views down to stables and to the trees in the side garden.
Cook up a country classic in the electric Aga. Other appliances include a fridge and separate freezer hidden away in tall cupboards and a dishwasher beneath the sink.
From the conservatory glazed double doors open into the dining room, a spacious room with a mellow feel and modern oak flooring, ideal for entertaining with views of the garden once more.
Emerge into the rear porch, where a handy every day entrance links you almost immediately with the kitchen. Opposite the dining room, step through into the snug.
Returning to the entrance hall, take the Queen Anne staircase up, turning right into the first of four sumptuous bedrooms. Dressed in green and cream tones, open double oak doors to reveal a deep wardrobe. Ample space in this room for a large free-standing wardrobe, in addition to a double bed, nestled against the curving chimney breast of the wall. Note the modern spotlighting above, set either side of the antique feel beam; the perfect blend of classic and contemporary.
Flow back along the landing, survey your kingdom out of a window capturing spectacular views out over the 70 acres of land belonging to Crook End Farm.
Continue on, into the master bedroom, light, bright and spacious; the ultimate end of the day sanctuary of slumber.
Carpeted underfoot, tucked away to one side is a nook containing fitted wooden wardrobes, with ample space for standalone items of furniture. Wake up to glorious views over the countryside. More fitted wardrobes line the wall close to the ensuite, tiled in contemporary grey, with a feature wash basin inset into a Silestone worktop. There is also a white heated towel radiator and WC.
Next, arrive at an elegantly dressed double bedroom, featuring golden-yellow walls embellished with a motif of feathers above a bottle green carpet, evoking a true country feel. Exposed beams are an attractive feature internally, with far reaching views over the garden and towards an ancient garden well which in past years use to supply the farm but is now used to water the garden.
Turning right, arrive at a second family bathroom, tiled in pale cream with a recessed shower cubicle with enormous rainfall head, white heated towel rail and dainty cottage window. There is also a bath, WC and wash basin and airing cupboard.
Nestled to the far side of the home, an impressive double bedroom is set beneath a vaulted, beam-adorned ceiling, where oak flooring extends underfoot. Low set cottage windows draw in an abundance of light, aided by the Velux overhead and the glazed, French doors which open onto a spinning gallery.
Sip your morning coffee breathing in the country air and basking in views of the surrounding countryside. Spy the visiting deer and the vast array of bird species visiting the garden and grounds at Crook End Farm.
What better room for those working from home? An office with balcony views, an inspiring outlook indeed. Currently, a 4G phone system box installed to the outside of the house provides internet connection, whilst Crook End Farm has registered an interest for B4RN internet which is coming to the village soon.
Returning downstairs, step outside and explore the boundless gardens and grounds surrounding Crook End Farm, an idyllic recipe for a fresh-air fed country childhood.
Explore the many different garden 'rooms' to be enjoyed at Crook End Farm. Step down to discover the wildlife garden, nestled below the height of house and left to its own natural devices for much of the year, wend your way through the paths, pausing by the pond or the ancient yew trees to admire the butterflies and bees humming about.
Set to the rear of Crook End Farm is a small garden of herbaceous borders and a raised bed brimming with sweet peas. To the north side of the home, outside the conservatory, step out to the garden containing the original well, now used to aid with gardening in dry spells. Watch the birds flit in and out of the fir trees, feasting on the feeders: greater spotted woodpeckers, green woodpeckers, nuthatches and bullfinches, blackbirds and robins...the list is endless. Carpeted in a mass of daffodils in the springtime, this is nature at its finest.
Venture over to the peaceful, secluded garden on the south side of the home, and admire the views from the top of the elevated path.
Fenced off and secure, the small lawned garden to the front is perfect for children and pets alike. Dine at the table and chairs and enjoy the peace and serenity that comes with owning 70 acres of private land in the countryside.
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