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Mint Cottage, Gilthwaiterigg Ln, Kendal LA9 6NT

5 BED 2 BATH £750,000

Mint Cottage, Gilthwaiterigg Ln, Kendal LA9 6NT

£750,000
  • Ref: 1000_RS0615
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
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Property Summary

With so much space and heritage, brimming with potential and versatility, Mint Cottage offers a unique opportunity to create the home of your dreams.

Full Details

Home:
* Built in 1821
* Grade II Listed
* One of a kind homes with massive, unrivalled, development opportunity
* Victorian and Georgian Architecture
* Beautiful large living room and additional reception rooms
* House: 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
* Annexe: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
* Large Cellar with development potential
* Large joinery workshop
* Amazing restoration potential
* Central but private and peaceful location

Services:
* Mains electricity
* Mains water
* Mains gas
* Mains drainage

Garden and Grounds:
* Private Driveway
* Generous, spacious and mature gardens
* South facing
* Vegetable patch with greenhouse and wooden shed

Enclosed in an acre and a half of mature gardens and brimming with history, welcome to Mint Cottage, where space, charm and heritage combine.

Situated beside the River Mint, this Grade II listed home is believed to be built on what was once the Skelsmergh farm, previously known as Old Earth. Offering so much more than what you would typically associate with a cottage, this stately home has an extension to the east, double pitched roof, welcoming arched door and was built by the Websters of Kendal in 1821.

Once a hotel in the 1940s, with nods to the Victorian and Georgian eras in its architecture, the echoes of its rich history run throughout as it awaits its next chapter.

A long, tree-lined driveway takes you toward the home, where there is parking for up to three cars at the front, and four at the back.
Walk beside the well-stocked garden and make your way to the impressive home with symmetrical windows and large doorway that invites you inside.

Wide and welcoming, with high ceilings and natural light flooding in from the decorative window above the door, step into the large entrance hall that has plenty of space for shelving and storage.
Warm up beside the Jotul multi-fuel stove, providing warmth and atmosphere to ensure a cosy entrance before taking a right into the study.

Wood panelled and with a large window framing the pretty vistas of the garden, it's a perfect place to set up your home office. Well-proportioned and light, it's a versatile room that lends itself easily to a multitude of uses.

Make your way back into the entrance hall, continue ahead, and emerge into the dining room. Cheerful light blue décor welcomes you inside, where there is generous space for a central table and chairs, extra seating, and storage.

A CAT enabled gas fired ESSE cooker fills the room with its ambient heat, and a serving hatch into the kitchen allows for conversation with the chef whilst meals are being prepared. Note the arched niche on the far side of the wall before heading into the large kitchen.

A solid stone curved wall makes for an impressive feature, and the natural light flooding in from the skylight above provides a welcoming atmosphere. A door to the left leads to a pantry, ready to store food and keep utensils and equipment organised. Glazed patio doors provide another access point into the home.

Currently in need of some renovation, let your imagination conjure up sleek cabinetry along the walls with integrated appliances before making your way back to the entrance hall.

Take the next left and enter the living room, where space is in abundance! A beautiful, large bay window displays views of the gardens, and the high ceilings, with Victorian cornice and decorative ceiling rose, enhance its unique charm. Light up the open fire on cooler evenings and watch the flames dance in the Adams style marble fireplace as you curl up and relax. The perfect room to entertain, invite family and friends over for gatherings where you can all comfortably enjoy the space and make cherished memories.

Retrace your steps to the entrance hall, turn left and discover a cloakroom featuring washbasin and WC, and a large utility area where you can hang up jackets and coats and keep wellingtons and boots neatly stored away. Take the door outside into the covered storage area. With ample room for cars, bikes, paddleboards, and keeping storage equipment out of the elements, it's another entrance to this wonderful home.

Take the door to your right and discover a fully functioning joinery workshop. Currently fitted with shelving, storage, and machinery that includes a three in one combination woodworking machine, along with plenty of tools and timber, which are all available to buy through separate negotiation.

Try your hand at a new hobby and unleash your creativity as you discover hidden talents or let out the space independently as a joinery workshop for added income.

Retrace your steps back inside the home, return to the hallway and peep into the deep storage cupboard tucked away beside the stairs, before taking the door to the cellar. Also accessible from outside of the home, the cellar is a vast space that has four large rooms, one of which includes a well.

Retrace your steps back into the hallway and take the stairs to the upper floor to the gallery landing. Take your first left into a large double bedroom. Sunny yellow décor provides a cheery ambience, and a window displays the vistas of the gardens. Another two bright and airy bedrooms await next door, both with charming window seats where you can sit and relax as you soak up the views.

Pass the airing cupboard and room that is home to the boiler and offers space for linen and bedding, before entering the family bathroom, comprising washbasin with window seat, WC, and bath.
A door to the left has a staircase leading to the attic rooms, and on the right, step up to discover another two large double bedrooms, both light and bright with plenty of space for storage and extra seating.

Annexe

Full of potential, with its own entrance from the lane and toward the left of Mint Cottage, the annexe offers another area of accommodation, or the opportunity to be used for another income.
Make your way inside this welcoming home and note the cleverly designed storage area to the side of the stairs before turning left and entering the kitchen.

Lined with ample wooden cabinetry, Belfast style sink, with an integrated double oven and hob, with space enough for a central table and chairs, the room is bright and cheerful. Discover the living room next door, where French doors await to be thrown open onto the patio to let the outside in. With high ceilings and a gas Jotul stove ready to be turned on on cooler evenings, along with fitted storage, the room is a spacious and relaxing haven.
Retrace your steps and ascend the carpeted stairs to the upper floor. An office awaits on the left, fitted with shelving and a single bedroom is opposite. Discover a storage room with large airing cupboard and Valient boiler and take the next left to find another large double bedroom.

Take a left around the landing to discover a wet room featuring fitted storage, WC, washbasin, and shower.

Garden and Grounds

With generous and mature gardens, Mint Cottage has plenty of outdoor areas to discover and enjoy. From the moment you enter the tree-lined driveway beside the expansive lawn that leads down to the River Mint, amongst a variety of established trees, including yew and beech, you can't help but be captivated.

Take a seat at the front of the house, raise your face to the sun and listen to the birdsong. South facing, the garden is filled with sunshine and wildlife ready to be spotted as you relax in the grounds.

Filled with mature trees and shrubs, the lawned area stretches out, inviting you to have barbeques and social gatherings in the summer months.

Wander over to the vegetable patch and discover a large greenhouse and garden shed where those with green fingers can nurture their gardening passions and cultivate an array of fresh produce.

Stroll around to the tree house, before visiting the River Mint that flows along the edge of the garden and let yourself be soothed by the gentle sounds as you soak up your surroundings and look back at the impressive Mint Cottage.

With so much space and heritage, brimming with potential and versatility, Mint Cottage offers a unique opportunity to create the home of your dreams.

** 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

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