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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Grayrigg, Kendal, Cumbria


Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Set in the heart of this popular Lakeland village this substantial stone built detached property offers generous flexible family accommodation full of character. With southerly aspected gardens and easy access to the motorway, mainline train stations and The Lake District National Park.
Due to its close proximity to the Dales Way long distance walk, which runs from Ilkley to Windermere, Punchbowl House has, in the past, been ran as a successful Bed & Breakfast for approximately 16 years and the adjoining Annexe has also been successfully utilised as a self catering business.

– Kendal 5 miles
– M6 (Junction 38) 7 miles
– Windermere 13 miles

Main House: Three reception rooms
Breakfast kitchen with AGA • Five bedrooms
Two bathrooms • Cellars • Workshop and garage
Annexe: Open plan living room • Two bedrooms
Outside: Ample parking • Garaging • Gardens
Outbuildings • EPC rating E

Originally one of the main village farms which doubled as the village pub, Punchbowl House has been sympathetically improved and updated to form a spacious home with good village schooling and the amenities of the Lake District, the gateway market town of Kendal close at hand, not to mention the easy access to the M6 motorway, mainline railway stations and the Lake District National Park combine to make this a great family home. The adjoining annexe offers potential for a secondary income or for use by an elderly relative.

Benefitting from oil fired central heating the 'quirky' accommodation briefly extends to entrance hall, large ‘through’ reception hall with rear entrance lobby, two lovely formal sitting rooms both with Burlington slate fireplaces with cosy wood burning stoves. There is a formal dining room and farmhouse style breakfast kitchen complete with the essential AGA one of the new programmable electric models. The AGA is ran on night storage electricity rate. It is thermostatically controlled with the option of heat level adjustment, making it very efficient to run and the entire property benefits from the cheaper night rate electricity.

On the first floor there are five well proportioned bedrooms including master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, shower and wash hand basin, a good second guest room with en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms with vanity wash hand basins and one single bedroom, house bathroom. Access via a folding ladder to the generous attic storage space in the part boarded loft with light.
Accessed via a flight of stairs down from the kitchen is a range of lower ground floor rooms offering workshop, cellar area perfect for storing perishables, utility, generous garage with WC off.

Offering additional accommodation is the self contained annexe and with its own front entrance door but with an internal link from the main house kitchen, it offers a spacious open plan living room, a light and airy room with feature stone fireplace with open grate fire and kitchenette area. Off of the living space is an internal hall which gives access to a bathroom and double bedroom. On the first floor is a second double bedroom which has a range of built in wardrobes.

The property is approached via gated entrance with a wide driveway sweeping round to the rear of the property, opening out to provide ample vehicle parking and giving access to the integral garage (also accessible from the kitchen). Beyond this lies wonderful private and secluded, lawned and landscaped southerly aspected gardens bordering on to open fields. There is a useful greenhouse, a range of outbuildings and a sun trap patio ideal for al fresco dining.

Grayrigg is a small but popular village a few minutes north east of the Lakeland market town of Kendal with its excellent amenities and facilities. The village has good primary schooling and is convenient for the M6 motorway and mainline railway stations and is set between the Lake District and West Yorkshire Dales National Parks in a pleasant rural setting. The property is also in close proximity to the Dales Way, a long distance foot path of approximately 80 miles running from Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere.

Additional Information
Tenure - Freehold
The property has oil fired central heating with boiler installed December 2014 (over 4 years left on the warranty), was extensively refurbished in 1990 to include works to the roof, wiring and plumbing.
Double bunded oil tank.
Loft insulation - 12" deep
Mains water, drainage and electricity.
The property will be situated next to the National Park after the boundary extension in August 2016.

to LA8 9BU
From Kendal take the A685 towards Tebay/Brough continue up Mill Bank and onto Grayrigg. Upon entering the village drop down the hill past the primary school and church, the property can be found a little further along on the right hand side.

Property ref: 121_2700_3857312

Reception 1 
14' x 13' 7" (4.27m x 4.14m)

Reception 2 
13' 9" x 13' 6" (4.19m x 4.11m)

Dining Room 
16' 8" x 13' 9" (5.08m x 4.19m)

Kitchen/Dining Room 
17' 3" x 16' 7" (5.26m x 5.05m)

Bedroom 1 
11' 8" x 11' 7" (3.56m x 3.53m)

En-Suite Shower Room 

Bedroom 2 
15' 5" x 13' 6" (4.70m x 4.11m)

Bedroom 3 
15' 4" x 11' 8" (4.67m x 3.56m)

Bedroom 4 
11' 10" x 10' 4" (3.61m x 3.15m)

Bedroom 5 
13' 9" x 7' 7" (4.19m x 2.31m)


13' 2" x 13' 1" (4.01m x 3.99m)

17' 2" x 10' 11" (5.23m x 3.33m)

20' 2" x 17' 2" (6.15m x 5.23m) max

Open Plan Living/Kitchen Area 
19' 6" x 17' 1" (5.94m x 5.21m)

Annexe Bedroom 1 
11' 10" x 11' 2" (3.61m x 3.40m) max

Annexe Bathroom 

Annexe Bedroom 2 
17' 1" x 15' 4" (5.21m x 4.67m) max

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Added on Rightmove:
23 July 2015


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