Hylands, Brigsteer Road, Kendal, LA9 5DY
Set amidst 2.3 acres of private emerald gardens, this prestigious Arts and Crafts home continues to herald the Pattinson family's skill and vision. From original panelling to leaded window panes, from Inglenooks inlaid with secret passageways to elegantly tiled hearths, Hylands is a wonderland of corridors, crannies and curves just waiting to be explored.
Boasting an impressive nine bedrooms (5 in the main house and two 2 bedroom holiday lets), numerous outhouses and an old market garden, Hylands makes for a family home. However, its wings and annex allow for it to be used (as it currently is) as separate accommodation for several residents. And with the potential for the building of four new homes in the market garden (included in the Town Development Boundary), the scope for development here is self-evident. So without further ado, it's time for an adventure. Let's take a tumble down the rabbit hole...
Approaching along the imposing driveway, pass beneath the intertwined archway of the green tree canopy from where you catch your first glimpse of glorious Pattinsons' architecture. At Christmas, the grand entrance to this house is illuminated with the festive twinkle of welcoming lights. As you reach the porch, flanked by befitting stone statuary, push open the solid wooden door and step inside.
Emerging into the stately entrance hall, Hylands immediately imprints its essence on you: you have arrived at a home that is grandly regal, and yet charmingly warm and welcoming. A beautiful Inglenook fitted with oak benches for a quiet moment's reflection secretes a hidden passageway leading down to the bountiful slate-slabbed triple cellar, perfect for storing all those Christmas decorations and summer holiday suitcases. The first of nine carved fireplaces sitting above its expertly tiled hearth sets the scene for what is to come. This whole scene of Arts and Crafts splendour is illuminated by sunlight pouring in through the two leaded-light windows.
On your left is the classic cloakroom, with its traditional tiling and inlaid wood. Hang your hat here and continue on as we venture through to the drawing room.
Come through now into the dining room. Carved oak panels, with the most intricate of original designs, line the walls. Step forward and admire the tiled fireplace, its slick green finish providing the perfect contrast to the rich wood that surrounds you. Ahead of you, the friendly curve of the stone mullion bay window invites you forward to enjoy the spectacular view of your outstretching garden below.
Follow us now as we continue on into the country kitchen, which combines contemporary and traditional with its modern units, Belfast sink and enormous Aga. The perfect place in which to cook up a traditional Sunday roast for the extended family. French windows lead you out onto the terrace beyond. Next door, discover your morning room, filled with light and housing another traditional Arts and Crafts fireplace. A wonderful study or family room, there is also scope - should you desire - to combine this room with the kitchen to make an open-plan informal kitchen dining room, with access outdoors.
Upstairs, push open the door to your left and discover the first of your bedrooms here in the main house at Hylands. The perfect size for a child or grandchild and formerly a dressing room, with stunning views out of the original latched window looking out onto the green lawn.
Next door awaits a bountiful bedroom, full of character from the original carved built-in cupboard to the barrelled ceiling and traditional sink. Ahead of you a seating area lies beneath a stained-glass bay window. The ideal retreat for rest and repose.
Close by, a shower room with a powerful, double-headed shower acts as a would-be en-suite.
Step now into your third, plentiful, barrel-ceilinged bedroom. Replete with built-in storage, shelves and hanging rails, the ornate apricot of the coving adds a lightness to this elegant chamber. Across the way awaits your dazzling boudoir bathroom. A heavenly haven with its array of large mirrors, cherubs and pillars, it houses an original roll-top bath, discovered boarded up in the south wing.
The Old Market Garden
The Old Market Garden is the jewel in the crown of Hylands. Spanning just over an acre, it currently lies within the Town Development Boundary allowing the owner of Hylands to apply for planning permission if they so wish. There is potential for four detached homes to be built in this area with a right of way access already established over the field beyond.
In the 1950s, Hylands was split into three main parts, simply by locking the relevant doors. And so it remains a marvellous opportunity to create revenue, or a simple fix for those wishing to reinstate it as a multi-generational family home.
For more information on the apartment wings and the Holiday lets, download the brochure on a desktop computer or call the office for your own copy.
The Apple Store
Located amidst the foliage and fronds, discover to your delight the refurbished Apple Store, a magical stone and slate two-storey building that would make the perfect workroom or hideaway as a retreat.
Downstairs, a cosy lounge complete with a sofa and drinks fridge is the ultimate place in which to snatch a moment's sanctuary from the hustle and bustle. Up the wooden stairs, the real work takes place, in your high-vaulted ceiling office. Amidst the beams, Moroccan lanterns hang down, and beyond the windows, views abound in all directions: the vegetable plot, tennis court and fields behind.
At the bottom of the driveway, discover your huge detached garage. Fully equipped with power and light, this vast building even contains an inspection pit. Perfect for tinkering with that classic car. At the head of the drive you pass the orchard area, with four fruit trees and a delightful summer house.
Council Tax Band G
Mains Gas, Water & Electricity
Original Large AGA Oven
2.3 Acre Gardens
Two Apartments, One 2 bedroom Holiday Let and various Development Opportunities