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Mill Dam Cottage, Cartmel, LA11 7SS

4 BED 4 BATH £1,600,000

Mill Dam Cottage, Cartmel, LA11 7SS

  • Ref: 1000_RS0638
  • Type: Detached House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Naturally nestled on the outskirts of Cartmel, Mill Dam Cottage stands sympathetically restored and modernised in tranquility.

Full Details

* Gorgeous rural barn conversion
* Excellent location on the edge of beautiful historic town of Cartmel
* Very recently renovated with gorgeous original character and modern open plan design
* Beautiful master suite
* 4/5 Bedrooms
* 4 Bathrooms
* Open plan Kitchen- Atlantis Kitchen's bespoke design with high specification integrated appliances
* Large study/library
* Beautiful feature staircase
* Great home for future letting potential

* Mains electricity
* Private water
* Private drainage
* Air source heat pump

Garden and Grounds:
* Private and peaceful location
* Private driveway
* Landscaped garden spaces with sun terrace and a woodland area
* Stone built sheep pen with seating for a sunset view
* Separate garden studio

Naturally nestled on the outskirts of Cartmel, Mill Dam Cottage stands sympathetically restored and modernised in tranquility. This 4-bedroom home offers versatile contemporary living complete with numerous outbuildings, office space, rental potential and all surrounded by picture perfect countryside.

The current owners have renovated the home to an immaculately high standard, giving a new lease of life to the original barn and gamekeeper's cottage. The exposed stonework and cream render blend seamlessly whilst the glazing of large windows and doors reflect the countryside around creating a majestic and natural flow from garden to house.

Park at ease on the slate chippings of the driveway before making your way to the door to the side of the home.
Beginning our journey in the utility area, feel instantly calm as you step onto the white ceramic tiles, completed with contrast grey grouting, that flow effortlessly from room to room throughout the first floor.

The white walls, skylight overhead, wooden oak doors and picture window with aspects to the garden add to the calming and organic atmosphere. With white cabinets, set under a light grey worksurface, it is one of the most spotless utilities you will ever see. A large cloakroom to one end and separate toilet to the other means everything has a place and can be hidden away when guests come.

Make your way into the large expanse of the open-plan dining-kitchen and sitting room. Two sets of glazed doors lead out onto the gravel terrace where the polished and plush interiors flow into the natural surroundings and native environment of the externals.

The high-spec kitchen is completed with siemens appliances - warming drawer, combi microwave and oven as well as a Quooker tap oozes luxury, giving what once was a derelict barn and cottage a complete facelift. The huge integral island houses an induction hob and ample storage, and spotlights above reflect off the glistening floor and worksurfaces.Sit at the cleverly positioned breakfast bar and feel at peace as you gaze out of the doors, beyond the sitting room to the garden.

The open plan of the downstairs makes this the perfect home for entertaining. Guests can perch at the breakfast bar, sit in the dining area or lounge on the sofas whilst all being connected to the host in the kitchen.
Dine at the foot of the grand oak staircase that ascends to the floors above. The main front door is here and makes a welcoming entrance. Spy the storage cupboard sleekly built in under the stairs.

The clean lines of the white tiles flow beyond the dining area where you find a versatile space, currently used as a guest accommodation through another oak door. This space used to be the animal pens of the old barn and the current owners have retained glimpses of original features.

Discover a storage cupboard, shower room and two large double bedrooms, one with ensuite. The bedrooms feel relaxing and effortless with glazed doors leading onto the front graveled terrace, so could be used as separate access points but also are just a beautiful way of connecting to the outside.

Return to the hallway and ascend the plush grey carpeted staircases to the first floor.
Herringbone flooring lends itself to creating a cosier atmosphere for the lounge. In the colder months light the log burner and enjoy evenings cuddled up with your loved ones. Through double doors stands a versatile room, currently a library, but could be a bedroom, or perhaps a space for a games room or toy room. The lounge and library benefit from having huge picture windows towards the front of the home where the light floods in and you can catch glimpses of the wildlife and flowers below.

French doors to the rear of the lounge lead out onto an impressive wooden bridge that joins the home to the land.
The glass balconies set around the central staircase and an opulent chandelier which hangs from the second floor continues the open feel through the house and ensures all floors feel connected.
Glimpse the mezzanine floor above through glass balustrades and high into the eaves is the original apex beams of the barn, retained as a stunning feature of the home.

To the opposite side of the lounge find the Master suite. A peaceful slumber will be had underneath the vast vaulted ceiling and mornings will be spent admiring the views over the garden from the enormous floor to ceiling windows that capture the true essence of the home.

This luxurious space is cleverly divided where dressing area and wardrobes can be found immediately before a half wall then hides them away and you enter into the sleeping quarter. Soak away in the freestanding bathtub set in front of the window or after a day in the fells enjoy the huge separate walk-in shower. Luxurious, relaxing and everything you need from a Master suite.

Return to the lounge and ascend the grey carpeted staircase to the mezzanine, a useful and flexible space with endless possibilities. The bedroom to the right complete with ensuite shower room and walk in wardrobe lends itself well to a teenager's dream - having one's own floor!

Mill Dam Cottage is a dynamic blend of opulence inside and rustic outside. It has everything you would need for contemporary living but ensures that it is true to its origins and of course it's natural environment.

Garden and Grounds

The garden is a true tranquil oasis and wraps around the home, placing it into its natural environment. A patch of gravel to the front is perfect for a table and chairs to be placed before low hedges border the native plants and flowers that stand before the outbuilding for the filtration store.
Walking to the left of the home is a wildflower meadow that sweeps round to the rear where a grassy bank seamlessly roles into the fields beyond. A semi-circular stone wall hides seating where an evening G and T can be enjoyed. During the warmer months the sun hits this space all day long

Discover a patio, positioned to the right of the driveway within a border of low drystone walls, where potted plants bloom and alfresco dining and BBQs await.
The garden from here designed by Tom and Abi, local owners of the plant centre and nursery at Halecat, has features similar to a Chelsea Flower Show Garden. With traditional and timeless in mind Tom created a beautiful wild garden with sweeping grey slate chipping paths that meander letting you stop and admire the butterflies and dragonflies before eventually coming to the Meditation studio.

Office and Studio

To the side of the garden, hidden through the floral haven stands an eco-friendly, straw bale building currently used as a meditation studio. Finished with lime render and complete with underfloor heating and 2 sets of patio doors that let the outside in to this incredible space. In the summer months open the doors, relax, rest and recoup whilst the sound of the waterfall hits the pond nearby filling the air. As the leaves fall in the Autumn, and the trees begin to bare, you can catch a glimpse of the ducks and resident heron that visit the area.

Across the gravel driveway is a large garage. This has plenty of room to the front to house a car as well as gardening equipment and workshop area. Visiting clients can park in the drive and walk down the side of the garage to find a separate access door that leads to a separate room at the rear. The double height space has been partitioned to create a fantastic professional office space including a kitchenette and WC. You can work in the peace and comfort away from the home with views through windows and a glazed door overlooking the serene garden. The skylights above letting in as much natural light as possible.

** 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: G
Tenure: Freehold


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