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6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

1 Lynnside, Gillinggate, Kendal


Property Description

Key features

  • A rare opportunity to purchase a fine and substantial Grade II Listed Arts and Crafts house of considerable character.
  • In need of some upgrading.
  • Exceptionally spacious and versatile family living accommodation.
  • Retained internal features include servants bells, wood panelling, original fireplaces and built-in furniture.
  • Two reception rooms and six bedrooms.
  • Two bathrooms and a shower room.
  • Lots of ancillary accommodation including a basement.
  • Superb south facing garden.
  • Lovely views.
  • Garage and off-road parking.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An impressive and very distinctive Grade II Listed semi-detached six bedroom Arts and Crafts dwelling house of substantial proportions occupying a fine elevated site within Kendal's town centre Conservation Area. Extensive south facing gardens, garage and parking. Excellent views. Energy Rating 'E'

1 Lynnside forms one half of an original single detached house, built in 1891, in the Arts and Crafts tradition. The house was designed by J F Curwen for Mr F W Crewdson, former owner of the Kendal Bank.

The property is one of the most significant and interesting houses of its type in Kendal, meriting a Grade II Listing. The house forms an integral part of Gillinggate's streetscape with a large and imposing buttressed wall. The upper floors, which are timber framed, are finished in highly attractive green slate tiles.

The accommodation is arranged over four stories with a basement, the living rooms and kitchen on the ground floor and six bedrooms arranged over the first and second floors.

The house is set within extensive lawned gardens together with a stretch of the steeply sided Blind Beck, and there is a garage and off road parking. The views from the upper floors are superb.

Whilst some works of renovation have been carried out by the present owners, there is now scope for further upgrading to create a very fine and spacious family home in a superb setting.

Coming into Kendal from the south proceed into the town centre on the A6 Milnthorpe Road and continue along the one-way system into Kirkland. Turn left into Gillinggate and follow the road up the hill. The property will be found on the left-hand side about three quarters of the way up Gillinggate.

The property occupies a prominent elevated position towards the top of Gillinggate within the Conservation Area of Kendal town centre and within walking distance of all town centre amenities.

The historic market town of Kendal, renowned as being the gateway to the Lake District, provides an excellent range of shopping, leisure, cultural and educational amenities. The town is also well placed for junctions 36 and 37 of the M6 motorway and for Oxenholme Railway Station on the main London to Glasgow West Coast line.

The house occupies a generously proportioned plot with a good sized south facing lawned garden to the rear together with a patio terrace and wide herbaceous borders stocked with an array of perennials and shrubs.

To the side of the house is a walled and ballustraded garden with a lawn, rockeries, a paved patio terrace and an ornamental pond. A delightful pathway lined by a low retaining wall and a hedge links the two gardens.

The adjacent property has a right of way around the periphery of the rear garden leading round to Gillinggate.

All mains services. Gas central heating.

Please note that the site plan does not show a single garage and parking area within the area edged in red which are in separate ownership. The driveway is subject to a right of way.

Single garage with double timber doors. Driveway in front of the garage providing additional off-road parking.

5.66m x 2.31m
The kitchen features an original built-in dresser of substantial proportions. The remainder of the kitchen has been refitted with a good range of built-in storage cupboards and drawers finished with hardwood work surfaces. Stainless steel sink. Part tiled walls and part tiled floor.

Dining Room: 
5.06m x 4.16m
A dual aspect room with Listing Building consent for the creation of an opening on the southerly wall and the installation of patio doors. Range fireplace with wood burning stove. Built-in dresser. Built-in storage cupboards.

Inner Hall: 
Featuring eleven brass servants bells.

2.0m x 1.11m
A traditional pantry lined with shelves.

2.0m x 0.68m
Wash hand basin and w.c.

Living Room: 
6.8m x 5.6m
A spacious room with a deep square bay window overlooking the garden. Oak panelled. Pitch pine floor. Elegant fireplace with carved oak surround and tiled and cast iron inset. Very fine built-in mahogany display cabinet. Oak storage box. Built-in glass fronted storage cabinet.

First Floor 

Bedroom No.1: 
5.7m x 5.07m
A large dual aspect double bedroom enjoying superb views.

Bedroom No.2: 
3.8m x 3.4m
A double bedroom. Fireplace with stone surround.

Bedroom No.3: 
4.68m x 3.09m
A double bedroom. Fireplace with stone surround. This bedroom has an interesting short passageway linking it to the inner hall and a fine door with carved detailing.

Separate W.C: 
2.1m x 0.94m
A very grand loo with a bench seat to the w.c. and wood panelling.

Shower Room: 
2.09m x 1.09m
Modern suite in white comprising a shower cubicle and a pedestal wash hand basin. Original fitted shelving.

Second Floor 

A split level, galleried landing.

Box Room: 
2.52m x 2.1m
Ideal for storage.

Store Room/Study: 
2.9m x 1.6m
this room has double doors opening out onto the landing. Potential for the creation of a bedroom or study.

Inner Landing: 

Bedroom No.4: 
5.9m x 5.1m
A spacious double bedroom. Exposed beams. Interesting cast iron fireplace.

Bedroom No.5: 
3.38m x 2.74m
A double bedroom. Fireplace with stone surround.

Bedroom No.6: 
3.65m x 3.24m
A double bedroom. Exposed beams.

2.59m x 1.08m
Panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Part tiled walls.

The basement provides a useful range of storage cellars. One is used as a utility room. Direct access from the house and external entrance door.

Entrance Hall: 
Exposed stone work. Cloaks area.

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Added on Rightmove:
31 October 2016

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