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Low Cartmell Fold Barn, Crosthwaite, Kendal, LA8 8HS

4 BED 3 BATH £975,000

Low Cartmell Fold Barn, Crosthwaite, Kendal, LA8 8HS

£975,000
  • Ref: 1000_RS0617
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Escape to a little piece of Lake District heaven with this 4-bedroom 17th Century converted barn. Serenely set in the pretty village of Crosthwaite, Low Cartmell Fold Barn offers a contemporary detached family home in stunning tranquil surroundings.

Full Details

Home:
* 17th Century converted barn
* 4/5 bedrooms
* 3 bathrooms
* 3 reception rooms
* Beautiful valley views
* Landscaped garden
* Peaceful location

Services:
* Mains electricity and water
* Private drainage
* Oil-fired heating
* Excellent internet speed
* Freehold
* Council Tax Band G

Grounds, Outbuildings and Location:
* Just over half an acre
* South facing
* Far reaching valley views
* The punch bowl across the road, Black Lab in Underbarrow, Hare and Hounds in Bowland Bridge

Pull off the private lane to the graveled driveway and be instantly captivated by the home's local limestone walls decorated with Ivy and the huge picture windows reflecting the Cumbrian countryside.
With ample parking for 6 cars there is plenty of space for visiting guests.

An eye-catching glazed vestibule unfurls from the front of the house letting the outside come in to be part of the spacious light and airy double height hallway. Exposed beams and brickwork give nods to the barn's beginnings and blend seamlessly into the more modern fixtures. Sit here with a morning coffee and the newspaper gazing out upon the garden.
Modern farmhouse style doors, luxury oak flooring and neutral décor enhance this calming entrance way.
The door to the right of the staircase leads to a downstairs WC. Adjacent to this take the sliding door, maximising the space, to the newly refurbished open-plan dining-kitchen.

A beautiful bright and spacious room where black heritage aluminum bifold doors open up giving instant access to the smooth grey slate patio perfect for summer BBQs. The Howdens kitchen has been carefully considered so not to take away from the stunning views of the garden.

Crisp, clean Cashmere cabinetry housing all the mod cons compliment the top of the range Neff appliances and the white central island, brimming with storage, creates a sociable space perfect for entertaining. Plenty of space for a dining table makes this an effortless family kitchen. Discover a generous utility room with a freezer and sink as well as housing washer and understairs storage. Close the door and keep everything out-of-sight when you have visitors.

Retrace your steps and take the door on the other side of the hallway where you are presented with the formal dining room.
Soft carpet underfoot, dual aspect windows and charming varnished beams overhead combine comfort and elegance. Spacious and light yet cosy and warm, it's easy to picture family Christmases gathered around the dining table with tree placed in the corner twinkling with fairy lights.

Continue the natural flow of the home to the rear of the dining room where a traditional country door takes you to a most versatile space.

With peaceful vistas overlooking the fields and fells and the charming original features it may be difficult to get any work done in the cosy study to the left. This room could also be utilised as a fourth bedroom or guest room as it contains convenient built-in storage and is adjacent to a lovely pale pink shower room.

The enchanting beams continue overhead and a rustic exposed stone archway leads through to a generous room for hobbies, perhaps a home gym or dedicated games room for the children. It is flooded with natural light through numerous windows and boasts a glazed door that leads to a secluded corner of the garden.

If you were looking for a second income then these three rooms could be converted and locked off from the main home, creating a 1-bedroom Airbnb or could equally be used as a base for a teenager. Returning to the hallway ascend the stairs with oak and embedded glass balustrade to the first floor.

Stop at the top of the spacious landing and look back. Glimpses of exposed brickwork, slate windowsills and dark roof beams peaking from the ceilings as soft green carpets and white walls merge old and new.
The current owners have used glass internally where possible to make the home bright and airy. As you stand on the landing not only can you see downstairs and out to the front driveway but look through the glass partition wall of the lounge and be treated to distant sights of the countryside.

Catch your breath as you enter the showstopping lounge benefitting from stunning vaulted ceilings, far-reaching views and a raw stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace standing proud and prominent on the back wall. Retrieve your favourite book and take a pew on one of the window seats that decorate the huge apertures capturing the scenery. Light the log fire and settle down to a spectacular movie night boosted by the integrated BOSE surround sound system.

Another unique archway leads off the lounge to a light hallway. Bedroom three, a generous single, faces the quiet country lane, and bedroom two, a good-sized double offers dual aspect windows creating a calm and restful place with a corner sink and fitted wardrobes. These rooms share the modern family bathroom with over-bath shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Make your way back over the captivating landing to the master suite. Elegantly decorated in silver and golds with an ensuite shower room and dressing room creating a tranquil haven to retreat to at the end of a busy day. The cosy rooms downstairs, the open spaces from inside to out and the grandeur of the living room means that the arrangements of Low Cartmell Fold Barn lend itself well to family living.

Garden and Grounds
Low Cartmell Fold Barn, has for numerous years taken part in the local open gardens around the village. It is clear from first approach that the 0.66 acres has been lovingly designed and tended to over the years with creativity and thought.
Peaceful places to sit and contemplate have been considered carefully in order to catch the best views of the house and garden and more formal areas have been created to host gatherings with friends and family.
Serene, private and secure in nature with hedgerows and low Lakeland stone boundary walls and views overlooking the adjacent fields and valley beyond. A haven for wildlife - bees, butterflies, birds and the occasional deer making an appearance in this tranquil space.

Step out of the bifold doors and onto the south facing formal patio decorated with pots of brightly coloured Begonias, herbs and Lavender. A sunken slate floor creates an inside/outside feel where children can play during the day and family and friends can enjoy alfresco dining.

Spend summer months paddling in the stream in the centre of the freshly mowed lawn whilst borders of evergreens, Hostas, ferns, Crocsomia, Foxgloves and mature trees offer colour and dappled shade. Make your way up the steps to the rear of the natural stream to find a second lawn ready for a football net and further viewing benched to capture the game and panoramas of the fells.

Climbing higher to the top of the garden and discover raised vegetables beds, gooseberry and fig bushes, apple trees, plum trees along with a further substantial shed and greenhouse. Down the other side of the plot follow the rustic stone walling and path through mature shrubs to a small clearing where the owners have created a quaint shelter. Rest and enjoy tea and cake in this lovely serene retreat.

Not only is this garden beautiful and functional but discreetly placed behind the parking is a compost heap for enriching the soil and attracting even more wildlife as well as a large shed to house the gardening equipment.

With the Lake District on your doorstep, a peaceful countryside setting and all the local amenities close at hand Low Cartmell Fold Barn ensures easy tranquil living.

** 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 **

Tenure: Freehold

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