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Toll Bar Cottage, New Hutton, Kendal, LA8 0AW

4 BED 3 BATH £750,000

Toll Bar Cottage, New Hutton, Kendal, LA8 0AW

  • Ref: 1000_RS0547
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Connectivity, commutability, convenience and contemporary comfort in the countryside...who says you can't have it all?

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* Grade 2 Listed, dating back to the 18th century
* Toll Bar Cottage has been modernised over the years, keeping a lot of its original character
* 4 bedrooms
* Finished to a high standard throughout
* Double glazed windows
* Home office
* Open views across the surrounding fields and countryside
* Private and landscaped garden
* Close links to Kendal and the M6


* Oil fired central heating.
* Private water treatment plant (drainage) up to latest regulations
* Mains electricity
* B4RN superfast internet
* Electric underfloor heating for upstairs bathrooms
* Wet underfloor heating for lounge and downstairs shower room

Just off the Sedbergh Road, Grade-II listed Toll Bar Cottage is a remote rural refuge within easy reach of civilisation.

With rolling greenery surrounding Toll Bar Cottage, pull through the gated entrance and onto the driveway where there is ample parking in front of the curved, whitewashed former toll house. Dating back to the 1750s, Toll Bar Cottage features the unique bow-front familiar to toll houses across the country in the 18th century, placing it in an exclusive club.

Time has not taken its 'toll' on this home, lovingly renovated by its current owners, reroofed, replastered, reinsulated, reconfigured and repainted with brand new electrics, windows, doors and underfloor heating in parts.

Make your way beneath the sculptured, gated archway to enter via a side door, into a boot room area with ample hanging space for coats and storage space for shoes. To the left, the utility room retains its original black and red chequered quarry tile floor. Perfect for returning from muddy walks with the pet pooch or a pram, there is plenty of storage alongside plumbing for a washer and dryer, and a sink.

Soothing shades of Farrow & Ball feature throughout the cottage, with the grounded tones of De Nimes dressing the units in the kitchen, along the boot room and to the right.

Elegance and practicality combine in this homely open-plan family space, as Ted Todd engineered oak flooring extends underfoot, beneath original exposed beams above.

Constant warmth from the original reconditioned Aga creates a cosy ambience, making the kitchen a sociable centre of the home, where friends can gravitate and gather around the central island - topped in Silestone (the perfect preparation area for pastry).

Burbidge oak inner cabinets exemplify the quality finish found throughout this home, complementing the oak worktops. An easy-flow room, it currently accommodates an American style fridge-freezer, and dishwasher. French doors connect the room instantly with the patio beyond, perfect for alfresco dining in the summer.

Opening up from the kitchen, the engineered oak flooring continues into the dining area, where rolling vistas extend over the fields, adding spice to mealtimes. Savour the views from the sofa, tucked off to the side of the dining table, where another window draws in daylight and delightful countryside views.

Continue through from here into the main living room, admiring the contrast of rustic beams and contemporary pendant lights en route.

Part of a modern, architect-designed extension, herringbone engineered oak flooring extends out, and light pours in through glass bifolding doors, preceded by practical coir matting, which open out to the lower patio and garden beyond. Underfloor heating exudes warmth and welcome, whilst the new oak staircase rises up to the first floor. Sunlight streams in throughout the morning, making this room a hub of the home.

Accessibly set on the ground floor discover the fourth bedroom, warmed by underfloor heating and amply lit through a large auto-sensor Velux window and window to the side, fitted with Susie Watson Indian linen blinds. An airy and bright room, with a high sloping ceiling, sconce lighting adds ambient illumination beside the double bed, whilst a wall of Neville Johnson fitted wardrobes in Farrow & Ball's De Nimes are the perfect storage solution.

Next door, a downstairs shower room is newly fitted, with a fresh luxurious feel. Furnished in Roper Rhodes sanitaryware, refresh beneath the rainfall head of the wet-room style walk-in shower. Brushed brass fittings and a solid oak vanity unit beneath the wash basin infuse a sense of quality, alongside an LED mirror and brushed bronze heated towel rail. Warmed by underfloor heating, this room sets the standard for all three bathrooms at Toll Bar Cottage.

Returning across the kitchen, continue through to the snug; the original lounge dating back to the 1700s, where the bow wall adds an element of curiosity. Wood panelling dressed in shades of Farrow & Ball's 'Downpipe' features sconce lighting, covering the original stonework beneath. Carpeted and cosy, snuggle up and embrace winter before the warmth of the log-burning stove.

From the living room extension, take the modern oak staircase up to the first floor, stepping onto Lakeland Herdwick Weave carpet, which features in the snug and all upstairs bedrooms.

Turning right, make your way through to the main bedroom, where a corner of contemporary windows frame views out over the garden and fields. Above, the vaulted ceiling adds an airy feel. Neville Johnson fitted wardrobes (including a dressing table with LED mirror) maximise storage, alongside a panel behind the king-size bed, which opens to reveal a large storage area running the length of the room.

No more than a step away from the main bedroom, refreshment awaits in the bathroom, where brushed brass fittings and porcelain tiles to the walls and floor evoke a luxe feel, warmed by underfloor heating. A trio of windows capture views out over the endless green fields. Roper Rhodes furnishings include a wall mounted vanity unit wash basin, walk-in shower, WC and LED mirrored cabinet. Luxaflex automatic blinds fit the Velux, which draws in ample daylight.

Turning right out of the bathroom, arrive at bedroom three, a soothing bedroom dressed in soft grey and white, carpeted once more in Lakeland Herdwick Weave. A good size room with verdant views, there is space for a double bed, with fitted wardrobes providing proficient storage.

Passing a linen cupboard, continue along the landing, arriving at a second upstairs bathroom, furnished with a rolltop bath with floor mounted tap, fully tiled to walls and floor with an illuminated alcove for shampoos and bathing essentials. Plantation shutters to the floor level window offer privacy from the garden during tub time. A separate shower cubicle contains both overhead drench shower and handheld attachment in brushed brass, whilst there is also an LED mirror, vanity unit wash basin and heated towel radiator.

Arrive at the previous main bedroom at the end of the landing, easily recognised as the original part of the home courtesy of the bow wall. Grey green walls are soporific, whilst a fireplace adds character and comfort. Fitted storage features once more. Easily accommodating a super-king-size bed, Susie Watson Indian linen curtains dress the window, through which far reaching views extend over the three counties of Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Turning left along an inner hallway, discover the original stone stairs, now carpeted, leading back down to the first floor, where you can access the study. A fantastic work from home space, seating is available for two, with ample shelving courtesy of Neville Johnson, alongside reliable B4RN internet (a router is in the office alongside two additional routers placed throughout the home).

It is not only the indoor rooms at Toll Bar Cottage which have been finished and furnished to such a high standard. Step outside and discover an immaculately landscaped and redesigned garden, offering the most amazing sunsets and views down the valley.

Rural and remote, the sense of peace is palpable. Designed to offer a circular flow from lower to upper patio, taking in the lush lawns and borders brimming with planting, the landscaped and manicured garden is a sanctuary, replete with its own woodshed and stone built, cladded workshop, with Velux windows and electricity - perfectly warm in wintertime.

In addition to the yew hedging to the bottom of the garden, a hornbeam hedge to the top will continue to grow and establish, creating a lush green uniformity to the boundary and providing additional privacy.

** 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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