Foxdale, Underbarrow Road, Kendal, LA9 5RS
-Detached 4 bedroom house
-Built in 1938
-Oak flooring in Lounge
-Underfloor heating in conservatory
-Double glazing throughout
-Rangemaster oven in kitchen
-Oil fired central heating
-Council tax G
-2 acre garden
-Views over Kendal town and surrounding hills
-8.9 miles to Windermere
-8.3 miles to junction 36
On the outskirts of Kendal, this grand family home is tucked away at the top of a sweeping, shrub and tree-lined driveway. The soothing whitewashed walls of Foxdale and its expansive front lawn mark a transition from the hustle and bustle of town life, to the calm and quiet of the countryside.
Built by Kendal builders Martindales in 1938, for renowned quarriers Penningtons, Foxdale is truly a part of the local landscape.
Sense the spaciousness suffusing each room upon arrival, through the side porch, into the large entrance hall. Welcoming and light, oak flooring extends from here throughout much of the ground floor.
The inimitable outline of Farleton Knott can be spied through the curved window of this cosy living room, also containing a toasty wood-burning stove set beneath an oak lintel and atop a slate hearth.
Framing even sharper views of the fells is the enormous picture window in the neighbouring main lounge, located through the next door on the right.
Within the sandstone fireplace, a gas fire creates a warm ambience in this spacious room, large enough to comfortably house two four-seater settees.
Celebrate birthdays, make memories and gather the family in this sociable space. Filled with light from an abundance of windows, this neutrally decorated living room makes the very best of the views which it beholds.
Work in peace and tranquillity in the quiet study, situated to the rear of the house across from the living room.
Tucked away from the main thoroughfare, with solid wood skirtings and neutral décor, this sequestered office sanctuary overlooks the garden.
Slip through to the bright, airy and open-plan kitchen-dining room.
A multi-fuel Rangemaster, with a five-ring gas hob on top and electric oven beneath, adds a touch of country-class to this well-maintained kitchen. Oak units, topped in granite-effect worksurfaces, provide ample storage and preparation space.
Inset spotlighting illuminates the scene effectively, with pretty views out over the garden from the above-sink window. An integrated dishwasher and two fridges also feature.
Dine at the breakfast bar, with seating for three, with a handy in-built wine rack at the end; or formalise the feast by gathering in the main dining area, overlooking the garden.
A ceiling fan - alongside direct access through the patio doors into the garden - is a refreshing addition in the balmy summer months.
To the opposite end of the open-plan kitchen-diner, a second utility serves as a contemporary pantry, containing two freezers and even more storage.
Another great place to escape and unwind after breakfast, after dinner or quite simply any time of day, is the conservatory.
Basking in views of the surrounding gardens and countryside beyond, this light and serene space brings the outdoors in. Tiled, with underfloor heating, the conservatory is a spacious and relaxing refuge all year round.
For a view that truly captures the serenity of Foxdale's surroundings, take the returning staircase up to the first floor. Pass by the original, leaded glass on the half landing before emerging onto the gallery landing, where original wood panelling adds a touch of thirties glamour.
Off the landing, four spacious bedrooms each offer their own unique charms.
Immediately to the left, bedroom four, a comfortable double, looks out to the side garden and enjoys the comfort of its own en-suite shower room. Original coving embellishes the ceiling in this bedroom and in the others on this floor.
Hardy, oatmeal-toned carpet coats the floor in here and throughout the upstairs.
Dream of soaking up the sunrise from your own bedroom balcony?
At Foxdale not one, but two bedrooms are blessed with balcony views out over the countryside towards Farleton Knott.
Best of all? This covered balcony means that even in the most inclement of weathers, the outdoors can be enjoyed in comfort.
In addition to its bonus feature balcony, bedroom two is a spacious room with built-in wardrobes and its very own en-suite with shower, sink and toilet. Bright and airy; windows to both sides draw the light into this soporific suite.
Next door, bedroom three is similarly spacious, with more elegant coving and neutral décor, alongside access to the balcony.
Testament to the size and scope of this home; Foxdale's master bedroom is a self-contained and serene haven.
Capaciously-sized, the master bedroom bathes in light flow from three large windows. Filling the room with warmth from the sunrise ahead, views abound within each frame, including directly out to Farleton Knott.
Mirroring the sunrise, buttercream coloured walls flow up to meet a traditional picture rail, where crisp white décor takes over to the high ceiling.
So spacious, a large en-suite (formerly a bedroom) contains a corner shower and is large enough to contain its own dressing room.
Equally roomy, the family bathroom contains a four-piece-suite, including bidet and roll top, claw-footed bath.
Step outside and lose yourself in two acres of verdant lawns, manicured borders and tempting woodland.
With patios at both the front and back of Foxdale, follow the sun around the house and enjoy summer barbecues late into the evening.
At the wooded grove to the top of the grounds, there is ample space for practising your motorbike skills, or simply to wander amongst the trees and get lost in your thoughts.
A triple-car, steel-framed car garage peeps into view up here, out of sight of the house alongside other outbuildings, perfect for storage and garden furniture.