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Old Mill Cottage, Crook, Kendal, LA8 8LD

4 BED 2 BATH £650,000

Old Mill Cottage, Crook, Kendal, LA8 8LD

  • Ref: 1000_RS0714
  • Type: Cottage
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Dreaming of a tranquil sanctuary in the heart of the Lake District National Park? Then look no further than the captivating haven of Old Mill Cottage.

Full Details

* Charming Cumbrian cottage dating back to 1774
* The cottage was originally the barn and offices for a working mill nearby
* 4 spacious and characterful bedrooms
* Lots of beautiful features; exposed beams, flagstone flooring and farmhouse style door
* Peaceful and private location

* Private drainage
* Oil-fired boiler
* Mains electricity
* Superfast broadband, most providers reach to the home

Grounds and garden:
* Great location, only a 10-minute drive to Windermere with lots of great local eateries and shops
* Peaceful and quaint wrap-around garden with water feature and pond
* Private parking space for 2 cars
* Large south-east facing patio area, perfect for outside dining

Old Mill Cottage has been a charming permanent home, and it is currently a much loved second home, doubling as a successful holiday let. This delightful four-bedroom abode has a long history dating back almost 250 years when it used to be the barn and offices for the working mill nearby. It is situated in the pretty hamlet of Crook Mill, Crook, equidistant to Kendal and Windermere, ensuring everything you need is close at hand. All wrapped up in a beautiful country garden - it really offers the best of both worlds.

Wend your way up the quiet country lane to the home that is quite simply, nestled in nature. Pull up and park in front of the garage, ideal for storage. Crisp white walls complete with traditional multi paned double-glazed sash windows and doors, finished with typical Lakeland slate tiles create a picture-perfect cottage in a natural setting.

Take the three steps from the driveway, with space for two cars, past the traditional dry-stone wall that elevates the garden from the road, up to the front door. The charming character of the home continues in the living spaces where exposed beams adorn the ceilings, walls neutrally decorated throughout so as to not take away from the home's origins.

Doff and don boots and coats in the handy porch before making your way into the dining room - homely and inviting with aspects capturing the outside and bringing it into the cosy space. Relaxed breakfasts and formal evening candlelit meals, this is a room fitting for every occasion. Spy a cupboard affording additional storage.

Make your way through the farmhouse style door to the right and onto the slate flagstone flooring, complete with underfloor heating of the living room. A room of two halves where deep bay, complete with French doors, gives convenient access out to the garden. Sit and let the tranquility of the home embrace you letting the inside and outside flow as one.

Full of character, take the step up to the split-level raised seating area surrounding the rustic focal stone fireplace. Cosy down, after a day on the fells and warm up in front of the multi-fuel stove.

Retrace your steps and cross the dining room and down three steps to discover a most useful understairs storage cupboard.

The utility room offers further space and storage, with a second sink and undercounter space for washer and dryer.

Step into the country kitchen encompassing pale blue upper and lower cabinetry, a double oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher set harmoniously beside the delightful Victorian range.

Bright and airy, the room allows for light to flood in from the dual aspect windows creating a lovely space to cook and entertain. Guests can perch on the slate window seat, glass in hand chatting to the hostess.

Ascend the open staircase from the dining room to the upper levels of the cottage. Spy the loft hatch leading to a boarded loft for additional storage - think Christmas decorations and suitcases.
At the end of the split leveled gallery landing, complete with skylight allowing natural light to flood in, stands the family bathroom serving three of the bedrooms. Light the candles, fill the P-shaped bathtub and watch the clouds roll past as you let your troubles drift away.

Adjacent, find the master suite offering space and comfort featuring a Victorian cast-iron fireplace continuing the country cottage elements. Refresh in the en-suite shower room with vanity unit and toilet as well as majestic aspects over the countryside.

Return to the landing and take the stairs up to the good-sized double bedrooms. Discover a peaceful slumber in these rooms, as each benefit from calming pale hues and boasts uninterrupted views of the garden and the surrounding fields. Versatile in use, one of these rooms could be an office or gym, the choice is yours.

Garden and Grounds
Majestic and tranquil, the perfectly proportioned garden wraps the front and side of the home and creates an oasis of calm to relax in. A variety of bespoke spaces created using semi-circles gives the garden interest and clearly defined sections with the small manicured lawn and seating area taking centre stage.

Entertain friends or enjoy outdoor dining on the patio area sheltered by mature shrubs and trees, adding privacy to this already peaceful little corner of the Lake District. Borders adorned with spring bulbs, wild flowers, fox gloves, ferns, astilbe all add colour and attract bees, butterflies and dragonflies to the English country garden.

Cross the quaint timber footbridge beside the Japanese acer, over the pond, where the frogs hop onto the ornamental waterwheel, and step into a secret garden of sorts. A graveled path leads through the bountiful planted borders and up to a quiet sanctuary, a perfect place to take morning coffee in the warm sunshine, or afternoon tea, reading in the glow of the light.

Manageable and easy to maintain this traditional rural garden makes for a lovely place for the whole family to enjoy.

The steps, directly beside the home, lead up to a most useful shed where all gardening equipment can be stored.

The character and charm of Old Mill Cottage is not to be missed. Offering the new owner a place to retreat to and escape day to day grind by becoming a fantastic permanent residence. With amenities close by as well as plenty to keep the whole family busy in nearby towns and villages and close to the M6, this is a home with everything.

** 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: F
Tenure: Freehold


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