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5 bedroom farm house for sale

Castley Bank, Grayrigg, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9ET

Withdrawn from Market £675,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 17th Century Farmhouse close to village life
  • Excellent living space with four/five bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms
  • Delightful gardens, parking and barn
  • Energy Rating Band E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description: This splendid 17th Century farmhouse has been lovingly cared for by the current owners for many years and offers a home that is both warm and friendly. Inside you will find well planned, spacious living space that has over the years been extended and improved providing a home for the modern family. The accommodation is laid out over three floors offering flexible living with many original features having been retained including the oak staircases, the fireplaces and wood panelling. The gardens are a true delight with space to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside, yet plenty of space for the children to run and play. The adjoining barns offer potential for conversion or working from home and there is ample parking and turning, together with a productive vegetable and soft fruit garden.

Note: Potential Purchasers maybe interested in the stone barn adjacent to the house which is also on the market for sale with Richard Turner & Son. 

Location: Grayrigg is a village situated in a convenient location 4.9 miles (8 km) north east of Kendal and can be found by travelling out of Kendal on the A685. On entering the village proceed past the primary school and the church on your left, following the road down. Taking the first turning on your right, then bear left and follow the lane up, the turning to Castley Bank is then found a short way along on your left. Follow the drive up and the house is then on your left pull into the courtyard to the side of the barn and park.  

Accommodation with approximate dimensions:  

Ground Floor  

Stone & Slate Open Porch with stone seats and glazed door to hall.  

Entrance Hall warm and welcoming with original panelled walls and exposed beams. Doors to inner hall, sitting room and dining room.  

Sitting Room 15' 1" x 12' 9" (4.6m x 3.89m) a cosy room with two double glazed windows both with seats overlooking the front garden and open fields beyond. Splendid stone fireplace with flagged hearth and multi fuel stove. Original inset wall cupboard with oak door, exposed beams and panelling. Storage heater and TV aerial point.  

Dining Room 15' 0" x 12' 0" (4.57m x 3.66m) enjoying a dual aspect over the front and side garden with two double glazed windows. Attractive stone fireplace with flagged hearth and open fire. Exposed beams and storage heater.

The Sitting Room and Dining Room together with the Entrance Hall could readily be combined to form a spacious Reception Room if desired.  

Inner Hallway with original oak staircase to first floor. Useful under-stairs store room with flagged floor.  

Study/Bedroom 5 9' 5" x 7' 4" (2.87m x 2.24m) with secondary glazed window to the rear, exposed timbers, telephone and Broadband access. Fixed Ethernet cable to WiFi extension in Family Room

En-Suite Shower Room with shower tray, Mira shower and tiled surround, WC and pedestal wash hand basin.  

Snug/Library 9' 5" x 8' 3" (2.87m x 2.51m) with secondary glazed panelled window to the rear, exposed beams and extensive fitted book shelving. Storage heater and telephone point.  

Half Landing with secondary glazed panelled window overlooking open fields.  

Fitted Breakfast Kitchen 16' 3" x 11' 8" (4.95m x 3.56m) a farmhouse kitchen warmed by the oil fired Rayburn and fitted with pine cupboards with matching plate rail and glazed display cabinets. Solid wood work surfaces with inset white Belfast sink with mixer tap. Attractive terracotta tiled floor and exposed timbers. Two double glazed windows to the front courtyard and secondary glazed panelled window to the rear. Glazed panelled door to; 

Delightful Family/Living Room 22' 5" x 18' 10" (6.83m x 5.74m) a room that can only be appreciated when viewed with double glazed wrap round windows overlooking the gardens and surrounding rolling countryside with Grayrigg village and its church in the distance. Attractive terracotta tiled floor with under floor heating. Exposed roof trusses and stonework, two large Velux roof lights and French doors opening to the garden. Access to adjoining log/fuel store 16' 8" x 9' 4" (5.08m x 2.84m) with light and door to outside. Glazed panelled door to; 

Entrance Porch with original door and two panelled side windows. Cloaks hanging and exposed stone work. Door to courtyard.  

First Floor  

Splendid Large Landing/Occasional Bedroom a delightful space with double glazed window to the front garden and open countryside beyond. Original wide plank oak floor boards and wall panelling. Storage heater. Concealed staircase to second floor.  

Bedroom 1 (front) 14' 11" x 11' 5" (4.55m x 3.48m) a good double bedroom overlooking the front garden, double glazed window and storage heater and original panelled walls. 

Bedroom 2 (front) 12' 0" x 9' 5" (3.66m x 2.87m) overlooking the front garden, double glazed window and storage heater. Original panelled walls. 

Bedroom 3 (rear) 14' 11" x 9' 4" (4.55m x 2.84m) with panelled secondary glazed window and open aspect. Storage heater. 

Family Bathroom with enamelled bath and Mira shower over. Tiled surround to bath and modern washstand and WC. Secondary glazed window, heated towel rail and wide oak plank floor boards.  

Second Floor  

Excellent Attic Bedroom 4 22' 8" x 21' 7" (6.91m x 6.58m) a room that really does need to be experienced offering a wealth of exposed roof trusses and timbers. There are three large Velux roof lights and a double glazed window in the gable end. Fitted book shelving, two storage heaters and spot lights.

En-Suite Shower Room with shower tray, Sector Vista shower and tiled surround, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled walls, Velux roof light and down lights.

Walk-in shelved store with light.  

Outside: The property has the benefit of an attached - Barn 34'11" x 19'1" (10.64m x 5.81m) with double timber doors and door to the garden, power and light. A staircase leads to a loft area 19' x 18' (5.79m x 5.48m) over the adjoining former shippon which is now used for storage.

To the front of the barns is a private courtyard providing ample parking.

The gardens at Castley Bank have been lovingly created by the vendors and are well tended. The walled cottage style garden to the front of the house has dwarf box hedging, lawns and colourful planted beds and borders. Across the lane is a productive vegetable garden with greenhouse and a variety of soft fruits including, raspberries, gooseberries, black and red currants and apple trees. To the rear are formal and informal areas, with a sheltered paved terrace overlooking the gardens and fields with Castley Bank beck running through at the bottom of the garden. The well stocked beds and borders enjoy a wide selection of country cottage shrubs, plants and trees and in the early spring the show of snowdrops is breath-taking.  

Services: mains electricity, mains water. Private drainage. Economy 7 heating and oil fired Rayburn.  

Tenure: Freehold 

Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council - Band E 

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Kendal Office.  

Energy Performance Certificate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.  

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 October 2016


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