Grayrigg, Kendal
Guide price £865,000

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Property Description

  • Detached 4 Bedroom 17th Century Farmhouse
  • Retains many charming original features
  • 2 reception rooms and large sun room
  • Study, snug, en suite and state of the art family bathroom
  • 2.4 acres of formal and wild gardens
  • 2 useful outbuildings
  • Parking for several vehicles
  • Broadband download speed up to 1000MBPS
  • Open countryside on the doorstep
  • Located well for Kendal amenities and transport with links to M6 and Lake District closeby

Castley Bank is a classic 18th Century Cumbrian stone farmhouse steeped in history, with many original features which have been sympathetically restored and updated by its current owner. The house retains many of its original features including oak beams, Georgian wood paneling, windows, fireplaces and door latches. Modern upgrades include the complete electrical rewiring of the house with an integrated fire, smoke and carbon-monoxide detector system with USB sockets installed in each room. The family bathroom has been completely modernized and the house benefits from a state-of-the-art German electrical central heating system with individually programmed radiators to each room. This heating system was designed and manufactured specifically for the house. 
This stunning property occupies a peaceful and private location in the heart of the Cumbria countryside with 2.4 acres of formal gardens and wild areas including a woodland, a stream and a wildflower meadow. Included are two substantial stone barns making this characterful home worthy of an early viewing.
Castley Bank has excellent transport links with junctions 37 and 38 of the M6 motorway just a ten and fifteen minute drive away. The Lake District National Park is one mile away and the Yorkshire Dales National Park seven miles. Grayrigg Village is a practical location for those seeking a country lifestyle, yet all necessary amenities are available in nearby Kendal which is only a 10-minute drive away. These amenities include schools, supermarkets, shops, Kendal Leisure Center, pubs, restaurants and the Brewery Arts Centre.

Rear Porch & Entrance Hall
The open porch area has a part glazed original 18th Century entrance door. The wood paneled entrance hall has exposed beams to the ceiling and an electric radiator.

Sitting Room
The characterful sitting room has an original 17th Century fireplace with an inset Morso cast iron muli-fuel stove set upon a flagged hearth. Two sash effect, double glazed windows are to the front. The wood panelling is complimented with exposed oak beams to the ceiling and the original built-in spice cupboard. The room has Amtico oak effect flooring and an electric radiator. A lovely room to sit in with a roaring fire on a cold winter’s night.
The wood paneled dining room has Amtico oak effect flooring and a stone fireplace and hearth. There are two double glazed windows to the front and side of the room and an electric radiator.

The rear hall leads to the study which has a rear aspect and wooden shutters to the window. One wall has a built-in bookcase and there are the original wall beams, some still with the original bark still preserved. The study is where the B4RN high-speed broadband 1 Gig fibre enters the house. The study is carpeted and there is an electric radiator.

The rear hall offers a snug area with oak effect Amtico flooring, wooden shutters to the window, an electric radiator and an understairs wine cellar with lighting.

The farmhouse style kitchen has bespoke handmade wooden wall and floor cupboards with oiled pine and polished Honister Slate worksurfaces. There is a Belfast sink with a chrome mixer tap over and a built-in washing machine and dishwasher. The Belling Range has an induction hob and a double oven with matching extractor hood and glass splashback. There are two double glazed windows to the front and one to the rear. There are ceramic tiles on the floor and the walls are partially tiled.

Garden Room
The large Garden Room offers great scope for entertaining with plenty of room for seating and dining. Two sides of this room are double glazed with two large Velux windows providing plenty of light and great views of the garden and surrounding countryside. The room has ceramic tiles, underfloor heating and a modern Contura wood burning stove. French windows lead onto the patio with ground level lighting and an external double electrical socket. Another door provides access to the main barn.

Front Porch
The main front door has a good-sized porch providing ample space for shoes and coats. There is oak effect Amtico flooring and an electric radiator. Outside of the front door is a movement sensor security light.

First Floor
On the first floor is a hall, three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The hall has the original oak paneling, floorboards and oak beams. The window to the front is double glazed with far-reaching views of Lambrigg Fell. There is an electric radiator and a door to the second floor.

Master Bedroom
The main bedroom is carpeted and has a double-glazed window and an electric radiator.

Bedroom Two
The second bedroom is carpeted and has a double-glazed window and an electric radiator. These two bedrooms share a southerly aspect.

Bedroom Three
The third bedroom has a westerly aspect, is carpeted and has an electric radiator.

Family Bathroom
The stunning modern family bathroom was installed by Signature Bathrooms of Kendal with Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware. A double wall-mounted vanity wash hand basin has a heated electrical mirror with inbuilt lighting. There is a WC and bath with ceiling height tiling and exposed beam. A large walk-in shower cubicle has a rainfall head and separate hand-held attachment, both thermostatically controlled. The tiled floor has underfloor heating with a separate remote control. There is a heated towel rail and downlighters.

Second Floor
On the second floor is an impressive fourth bedroom, which could be utilized for a variety of purposes. The room is carpeted and has exposed 18th century beams, roof trusses and three Velux windows. There are two electric radiators and a large built-in bookcase. The bedroom has an ensuite shower room with a basin, WC and a Velux window. There is oak effect Amtico flooring. This bedroom has a built-in storage cupboard housing the latest 120 litre Gledhill hot water pressure cylinder. This is designed for use with electricity from mains supply or photovoltaic panels and economy electricity tariffs.

There are formal gardens to the rear, front and side designed and planted by Chris Rabone Garden Design and Landscaping, of Witherslack. The 2.4 acres contain woodland, a wildflower meadow and a stream. There is scope for keeping livestock. Opposite the front of the house and two further areas of garden. All the garden and land overlook open countryside and there is parking for 5 vehicles.
Two stone barns provide substantial amounts of storage, and both have been rewired throughout and have had both roofs repaired. The main barn has a new concrete floor making it ideal for a potential workshop, garage or studio.



EPC & Council Tax Band
Council Tax Band - E

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Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9ET
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
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