3 bedroom detached house for sale

The Courtyard, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

Offers in Region of £420,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A superb detached [virtually!] dwelling house of stone construction.
  • Skillfully converted to create an immaculately presented, spacious and versatile family home.
  • Potential for bed and breakfast/granny annexe.
  • Elegantly proportioned lounge.
  • Fabulous kitchen/dining room with handcrafted solid wood units.
  • Three double bedrooms and a bathroom/w.c.
  • Impressive driveway entrance with tall stone pillars topped with carved stone lions.
  • Beautiful gardens and grounds including a handcrafted oak and cedar shingle gazebo and a dovecot.
  • Large integral double garage with twin doors and ample off road parking.
  • Delightful edge of village location with lovely views.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A superb late Victorian former Coach House, skilfully converted to create an immaculately presented and beautifully appointed three bedroom house together with a large double garage and extensive, delightfully laid out gardens and grounds.

Highly attractive edge of village location with lovely views. Energy Rating "F".

SUMMARY
The Coach House bears a date stone dating the building back to 1881. It was built as part of a Coach House and stable complex serving the adjacent Coldbeck House, a prestigious residence, set in extensive grounds with a rather grand entrance.

The Coach House has subsequently been converted into an attractive dwelling occupying a delightful setting on the edge of Ravenstonedale.

Directions
Coming from junction 38 of the M6 motorway follow the A685 Kirkby Stephen road in an easterly direction for about seven miles to reach a sign to Ravenstonedale. Turn right here and follow the road round a gentle left-hand bend. The second driveway on the left leads to the property. Follow the driveway round to the left and go through an impressive stone archway into the Courtyard of the property. The main entrance is up a flight of steps at first floor level.

Location
The property is located on the southern periphery of Ravenstonedale in a delightful setting and a favourite haunt of red squirrels.

Ravenstonedale is a delightful Conservation village, described by Wainwright as “one of Westmorland’s loveliest”. The village has a thriving sense of community and amenities include two splendid pubs, a shop, an art gallery, a church, a children's nursery, a rather quaint golf course, a village hall and a children's playground. the nearest town is Kirkby Stephen which has a Grammar School and a railway station on the Settle to Carlisle railway.

Ravenstonedale sits just to the north of the majestic Howgill Fells on the periphery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The village is conveniently placed for junction 38 of the M6 motorway for access to Penrith, Carlisle, Lancaster, Preston and beyond.

Outside
The house is set within extensive gardens and grounds. The impressive driveway entrance features two very fine gate pillars topped by carved stone lions. The gravelled driveway, lined by clipped Yew hedges, winds round to a grand archway which guards entry to a gravelled courtyard. the driveway and main part of the courtyard form part of the property and are subject to rights of way. From the courtyard a series of stone steps protected by a wall and attractive iron balustrading leads to the balcony entrance.

The courtyard provides ample parking and there is a further paved parking space just outside the courtyard.

The large garden is beautifully laid out. the main lawn is bordered by herbaceous borders and pathways and has an array of interesting shrubs, and trees including fruit trees. The garden features a delightful handcrafted Gazebo built in oak with a cedar shingle roof and there is a Dovecot mounted on an old tree stump.

The garden is protected from the road by a belt of trees including two magnificent Wellingtonia trees.

Adjacent to the rear of the house are paved and gravelled sitting out areas.

Services
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

PLANNING AUTHORITY
Yorkshire Dales National Park 01969 650456


FIRST FLOOR 

Sitting Room: 
5.2m x 4.88m
A light and spacious triple aspect room featuring an arched window with excellent countryside views. Fireplace with cast iron inset and stone flagged hearth. Stripped pine floor. Coving and ceiling rose with moulded detail. Window seat.

Kitchen/Dining Room: 
4.44m x 4.05m
A delightful dual aspect room fitted with an excellent range of handcrafted "Shaker" style floor and wall units in solid wood together with solid beech/granite work surfaces and a Belfast sink. Rangmaster stove with a ceramic hob and extractor hood over. Stripped pine floor. Shuttered windows, one of which is arched. Window seat. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher.

Bedroom No.1: 
4.42m x 4.1m
A spacious double bedroom with a range of built-in wardrobes and overhead storage cupboards. Coving with moulded detail. Stripped pine floor.

Bedroom No.2: 
4.04m x 3.7m
A well proportioned double bedroom. Coving with moulded detail. Pedestal wash hand basin.

Bathroom: 
2.77m x 2.01m
Modern, traditionally styled suite in white comprising a panelled bath with shower and screen, pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c. Part tiled walls. Chrome heated towel rail. Stripped pine floor.

GROUND FLOOR 

Entrance Hall: 
1.17m x 1.7m
Stable door part glazed. Tiled floor.

Garden Room: 
4.53m x 4.25m
A versatile, dual aspect reception room with French doors which lead onto a paved patio and the gardens beyond. Fireplace with stone flagged hearth [for electric fire]. Understairs storage cupboard.

Inner Hall: 
1.71m x 1.3m

Bedroom No.3: 
3.81m x 3.54m
A double bedroom with French doors leading out into the courtyard.

Storeroom: 
2.13m x 1.7m
originally intended to be a bathroom/w.c this room is left in an unfinished condition to allow purchasers the opportunity to adapt the space for their own purposes. One possibility is to create an opening into the adjacent garage and convert that area into additional living accommodation, subject to requisite consents being obtained.

Garage: 
9.2m x 5.17m
Integral with the house is a large double garage approached by two wooden up and over doors set into part dressed stone archways. Power and lighting. Window to side. Boulter oil fired central heating boiler. Excellent potential for the creation of additional living accommodation subject to requisite consents being obtained.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 October 2015

Nearest station

  • Kirkby Stephen (2.9 mi)
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36 Finkle Street, Kendal, LA9 4AB

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Nearest station

  • Kirkby Stephen (2.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Michael C L Hodgson, Kendal

36 Finkle Street, Kendal, LA9 4AB

01539 304031 Local call rate

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