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Grandsire Barn, Crook, Kendal

3 BED 2 BATH £650,000

Grandsire Barn, Crook, Kendal

  • Ref: 1000_RS0407
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Yearning for a taste of real Lake District living? Step back from the hustle and bustle and get back to nature, at Grandsire Barn, a home with substance and style.

Full Details

* Barn circa 1699 - converted to a home in 2011
* Not listed
* Council tax band - 'E'
* Freehold
* Local occupancy - National Park (Please call us for more details on local occupancy clause)
* Cannot be a holiday let
* 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
* All windows are double glazed

* Spring water
* 4G internet (speed 50mb) download and upload - B4rn (super fast) is coming to the area this year
* Mains electricity
* Heating is DEFRA approved eco back boiler fed from the wood burner (brand new wood burner in December 2021) - they spend £400-£600pa on seasoned wood to heat the house (very efficient) Oil could be added
* Septic tank is shared with Hagg End (had inspected in August 2021)

Grounds and Location:
* 22m by 8m outbuilding (single story) which includes 3 stables and power (no water but could have it)
* 2 acres included
* Additional land up for separate negotiation (15 acres)
* Hand-crafted vegetable planters
* South facing garden
* Private drive with lots of parking
* Large, gravelled seating area
* Views of 'Elizabeth Lot' and Grandsire
* Walk from the house for far reaching views

Follow the leafy country lane and catch glimpses of Morecambe Bay. Or see the heart of the Lakes sitting beyond Hugill Fell, Kentmere Horseshoe and Longsleddale laid out before you. Grandsire Barn snuggles into the countryside and this rural idyll unassumingly awaits your return.

Arrive at Grandsire Barn via a shared, hard-stoned drive, flanked by open fields. A wooden gate and beautiful Lakeland stone sign heralds your arrival home. Next to the barn there is a large hardstanding area for parking, whilst the 'garden' shed could be used as a garage should you wish or horse stabling, or both, the options are endless.

Ahead, the handsome stone-built structure of Grandsire Barn, dating back around 320 years (deeds for the original farm cottage next door read '1699') stands proudly.

Grandsire Barn has enjoyed many transformations since its origins housing farm animals; formerly serving as a tearoom and ancillary living for the neighbouring cottage, it is now a home in its own right.

Re-roofed, re-pointed, and fully renovated to modern standards. Grandsire Barn shows the love that has been lavished on it and now offers all the character of a traditional Lakeland barn with a sprinkling of contemporary comforts.

To a chorus of birdsong, make your way into the main entrance hall, brightly lit by spotlighting in the ceiling above - all painted in Farrow and Ball colours of strong white. Underfoot, slate sourced from the now disused Brandy Cragg quarry glistens with a hint of gold, encapsulating fossils which demand a closer look. Extending to the skirting boards, this practical entrance is one of several access points to Grandsire Barn. Plenty of space in here for your coats, shoes and dog walking essentials.

Throughout the home, the décor enjoys a timeless, modern simplicity, with an abundance of sympathetically cleaned and preserved original features to be found, particularly remarkable in the upstairs landing and rooms.

Entering from the gravelled seating area, the 2nd entrance hall will offer a sneak peek at the downstairs shower room, furnished with a generously sized shower and newly fitted Tavistock units, adding understated luxury and providing plenty of storage. The large, contemporary towel radiator ensures this room remains toasty warm at all times.

From here you can either climb the ash staircase or make your way through the door in front to emerge into a large, inviting lounge and dining room, where a brand-new eco-friendly DEFRA approved wood burner issues warmth and welcome, not only to the lounge, but to the whole house too via a back boiler.

With the Brandy Cragg slate running throughout the downstairs, snuggle up on the sofa with a cup of tea and watch the sunrise across the fields through the double-glazed doors. Cool in summer and snug in winter, slate windowsills harmonise with the floor, whilst wooden window lintels add a peaceful, natural feel.

For those working from home, stay connected to the world via 4G satellite internet, and in the future, B4RN if you want, which is due to be installed later this summer.
From the lounge and dining area (currently housing a large farmhouse table set before a second, fully-glazed door and window), walk past a handy shelved storage area, before entering the kitchen up two steps.

Recently updated, new doors and handles dress the kitchen cupboards, with space for a dishwasher. There is a Franke double sink and tap, an LPG Rangemaster cooker with five-ring gas hob and two ovens, (one gas and one electric fan). There is also space and plumbing for an American style fridge-freezer and washing machine/ tumble dryer stack. A stable door leads out from here into the gravelled garden. Again, the Brandy Cragg slate floor and back splashes add interest and practicality to this space.

Returning to the second entrance hall, take the ash staircase up. Treated with a heavy wax oil to preserve the natural beauty of the wood, this hard-wearing staircase has a tactile appeal, run your hand along the bannister and sense the connection to the local landscape felt throughout this home. Courtesy of the barn's former status as a commercial property, acoustic flooring and robust doors ensure there is no noise transference between the ground and first floor.

Emerging onto the landing, sense the airy lightness of the space, glancing up at the high ceilings with exposed, original beams. The large built-in linen cupboard is a storage essential for any modern home; built to take not only your linen, but your ironing board, iron and hoover too.

Light pours in through high Velux windows, with contemporary pendant lighting adding ambient glow after dark.

Turn left to enter bedroom two, where ancient beams and deep-set windows create an intimate, cosy feel, overlooking the fields and up towards Grandsire, the namesake of the barn.

The oak, wax-oiled bedroom door and Cormar Heathers carpet underfoot harmonise effortlessly with the exposed wood in this light and airy bedroom, as they do in all of the upstairs rooms.

Peep through to the bathroom, featuring a spa bath with showerhead attachment, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Next, enter the main bedroom, where the morning greets you with vistas of deer and hares in the fields and the sound of happy birdsong. Large and extremely peaceful this room has plenty of space for the largest of wardrobes.

To arrive at bedroom three, enter a hallway with large double windows where you can pause and simply watch the world go by, or turn left and enter into a walk-in wardrobe, which goes up and up, borrowing space above the built-in linen cupboard to offer even more storage. Ascend a second staircase to arrive at the bedroom area. With the large Velux windows and views out towards Grandsire and Elizabeth's Lot, you are nestled in the eaves of the barn.

Outside, the garden has been cultivated and nurtured over the years, evolving with the home. A large lawned area offers ample space for children's games, croquet or badminton anyone, with plenty of space for chickens and vegetables should you wish to grow your own.

The enormous affectionally titled 'garden shed' will easily stable up to five horses and still have room to park your vehicles inside. Ideal for many uses, consider creating a workshop or pottering space, the possibilities are endless. Of course, there is plenty of space here to store firewood too.

A smaller wooden shed holds the equipment needed to treat your own spring water, (no chemicals added here) and store your garden tools, keeping them handy.

Brimming with wildlife, spy an array of animals from dawn to dusk, from graceful deer to boxing hares and listen out for the hoot of owls. At dusk, keep an eye out for the flitting presence of the three local bats or the barn owl. Who will hear the first cuckoo of the year, or see the curlews is an annual game that can be played?

** For more photos and information, download the brochure on desktop. For your own hard copy brochure, or to book a viewing please call the team **

Council Tax Band: E
Tenure: Freehold


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