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Gibson House, Priest Hutton, Carnforth, Lancashire LA6 1JP

Sold by Us £575,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A beautiful, Grade II listed home with delightful, private gardens in this popular and accessible North Lancashire village. Originally sold in 1712 by a Richard Gibson as a barn and beast house, many charming original features have been retained. Set out over two floors, there are 3 double bedrooms within the main part of the house alongside a single bedroom and delightful family bathroom. The ground floor boasts two reception rooms and a true farmhouse kitchen with separate utility room. In one wing of the house which was formerly a servants cottage there is an integrated garage with generous room above, suitable as a further bedroom or indeed a study, music room or similar.

There are super, private gardens to both the front and rear of the property, with the rear one being completely pet and child proof. This exceptional home will prove popular with a range of buyers including couples and families and its connectivity to the superfast B4RN project enables working from home if required.

Priest Hutton is a picturesque and sought after village in the peaceful north Lancashire countryside, yet extremely convenient for Lancaster, Carnforth and Kendal and only 5 minutes drive from Junction 35 of the M6. There are many country and canal walks close by and Priest Hutton is well placed for a choice of quality schooling including Lancaster Grammar schools and QES Kirkby Lonsdale. 


Approach The private, gravel driveway, with two separate vehicular entrances leads to the front of the property and to the; 

Entrance Porch A welcoming entrance porch of stone and gazed construction with tiled floor. 

Family Room 15'0 x 14'10 (4.58 x 4..53) A most delightful reception room, full of character and features from the period. Separated creatively from the entrance by use of a recently constructed 'Heck'. Pretty window seats, a wood burning stove set within a stone range, and plentiful oak features including lintels and beams create a welcoming reception space with plenty of space for both a dining table and occasional seating.  

Sitting Room 18'5 x 15'11 (5.62 x 4.84) This impressive principal reception space enjoys generous proportions and plentiful oak beam features. Two beautiful sash windows provide plenty of light and the reclaimed stone fire surround with Baxi fire creates an interesting focal point.  

Farmhouse Breakfast Kitchen 12'3 11'11 (3.73 x 3.64) A true farmhouse kitchen with wall and base units throughout centred around the oil fired Rayburn that also heats the hot water for storage and central heating. Tiled floor and beautiful views across the garden to the rear. There is also ample space for a breakfast table and chairs.  

Utility 10'11 x 8'0 (3.32 x 2.43) Creatively adapted from the former beast house and fully integrated within the property this sizeable utility has limited head room on entry but deceptively opens out into a useful utility with wall and base units, WC and basin. 

Rear Porch A super addition that was included by the current vendors and is ideal for muddy boots and the like due to its practically tiled floor. 

Internal Garage 16'1 x 14'2 (4.91 x 4.32) Accessed from the rear porch and also with vehicular access from the front of the property this useful single garage was created from the original workers cottage and still boasts many original beam features.  

Study/Guest Bedroom 14'2 x 12'11 (4.32 x 3.94) Located above the garage and with its own access staircase this well proportioned room is presently used as a study and music room but with generous storage cupboard would adapt well to be an en-suite bedroom if required. Lovely bright dual aspect. 

First Floor The stunning old staircase leads to the first floor landing area. 

Master Bedroom 15'1 x 15'0 (4.61 x 4.58) A very well proportioned double bedroom with views overlooking the front garden and benefiting from a lovely window seat, sash window and beam features.  

Bedroom 2 12'3 x 12'0 (3.74 x 3.65) A most attractive double bedroom at the rear of the property with delightful views over the generous rear garden and further benefiting from original, built in storage cupboards.  

Bedroom 3 16'2 x 11'3 (4.92 x 3.44) Well proportioned, this further double bedroom enjoys views over the front garden and is ideal for guests or children alike.  

Bedroom 4 12'10 x 7'4 (3.92 x 2.24) A super single bedroom. 

Bathroom A generous, neatly arranged facility with panel bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and panelling to the dado. Oak and tiled flooring and an airing cupboard.  

Outside The outside space at Gibson House is superb and amounts to approximately 1 acre! The gardens to the front are laid mainly to lawn and are completely private with a multi entrance drive providing easy access from the lane. There is ample parking for over 5 cars. A paved pathway leads to the rear garden where there is a selection of useful outbuilding including work shop and coal store. The natural garden is predominantly lawn with an area of patio paving ideal for al fresco dining. Fruit trees, pergola and mature beds add definition and interest. Those wishing to keep chickens will love the outside space here and with the rear garden being completely secure it is ideal for pets and children! 

Directions Leave the M6 at junction 35, following signposts for Carnforth/Morecambe. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit, onto the A6 heading towards Milnthorpe travelling for approximately 0.9miles. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Burton in Kendal. After approximately 0.9 miles turn left onto Whitebeck Lane and continue into Priest Hutton. Continuing around the right hand bend, passing the village green, the entrance to Gibson House is located on your left hand side. 

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