Kent Hill, 10 Thorny Hills, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7AL
- 4 floor semi detached home
- 4 bedrooms (1 ensuite)
- Grade II Listed
- Built in 1827
- Large cellar
- Unique atrium above the staircase
- Pressurised hot water tank
- Mains gas, electric, water and drainage
Grounds and Gardens:
- Hidden private garden and patio
- Shed storage
- Private single garage
- Short walk in to the centre of Kendal
- 10 minutes' drive to the M6
- 15 minutes' drive to the Lakes (Windermere)
Designed by renowned local architect George Webster, Kent Hill is peacefully positioned overlooking in winter, a well-maintained putting green, that lies along the former river bed.
Lush lawns, flower beds and clipped privets dress the front of the imposing stone property.
Beyond the stone archway, step up to the sage green front door, and turn the authentic brass handle to enter Kent Hill.
Original colourful tiles coat the floor of the entrance hall, a light-filled and spacious room whose ceiling stretches up high above, embellished by candelabra lighting.
Ahead, a sweeping staircase turns up to the right, painted in crisp white with a russet-patterned runner.
Through a glass-panelled door to the left, a large dining kitchen opens out.
Dine by the large and light sash window, overlooking the outside veranda, accessed through a sage green external door. In less clement climes, dine indoors, in front of the toasty warmth of the log-burning stove, to the sides of which shelving and wine racks are accommodated in the alcoves.
Open-plan, the kitchen flows on from the dining area, tastefully designed in harmony with the heritage of the home and clad in slate splashbacks and oak units.
Granite worktops top the cupboards, dishwasher and fridge-freezer, also surrounding the sunken Belfast sink with traditional tap.
Return through to the entrance hall via a second door to the rear: the ideal hide and seek house for younger children!
Directly across from here, another large and impressive door opens up into the study.
Dappled in light courtesy of the bountiful bay window to the front, entertain, relax and simply be in the welcoming sitting room. Pause by the window and enjoy the peace afforded by the private road ahead as you spy the wildlife in the front garden.
Flooding the room with toasty warmth in the heart of winter, a gas fire sits on a slate hearth within a recreation marble surround.
Downstairs, three voluminous cellar rooms are perfectly dry and practical.
Follow the unique curve of the staircase up to the first-floor landing, and turn left into the opulent and grandly-sized family bathroom.
Richly-toned Amtico flooring emanates warmth, with a large, roll-top, claw-footed tub bathed in light from the huge sash window centrally fixed - a spectacular feature.
Original shutters embellish the large sash window, overlooking the green and pleasant front garden.
Enormously-proportioned and decorated in a soothing palette of grey, the master suite stands opposite the bathroom.
Ornate architraves and an original picture rail embody Kent Hill's 1827 heritage.
As the room recesses to one end, to the right a door opens to a walk-in wardrobe, formerly the servant's section of the home.
Whitewashed floorboards cover the floor in the spacious bathroom, filled with light from the large sash window.
Diagonally across the landing is a second, king-size bedroom, overlooking the front garden from its tall sash window, fitted with window seat and original white shutters. Sea-blue décor coats the walls, with soft carpet underfoot.
Turning left, take the stairs up to the top floor where three more rooms await.
Private and peaceful...ideal for teenagers, to the right a room with a sloping ceiling and sprinkled with spotlights would make an ideal snug lounge with space for a small sofa and TV.
Next door, another room featuring a sloping ceiling could make a cosy bedroom for a younger child.
Filled with light, a third, characterful room contains a rough-hewn whitewashed wall, and a Velux window, raining light down on the roof of the atrium below. Potentially a fourth bedroom or home office, each versatile room tells its own story at Kent Hill.
Under the stone archway, continue along the paved pathway. A pale blue door to the right reveals a handy storage shed, useful for mowers and bikes, before reaching the patio, set amidst a gravel border and surrounded by trellis fencing.
Beneath a trailing grapevine, an archway leads through to a secret garden...
Emerge in a hidden walled garden, carpeted in soft green lawn and featuring a small orchard of pear and apple trees.
At the furthest end of this secret Eden, a seating area is the perfect spot for enjoying the evening sun accompanied by a glass of wine beneath the cherry blossom tree.
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