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4 High Barn, Crosthwaite, Lyth Valley, Kendal, LA8 8BZ

Key features

  • Small Residential Development Of Six
  • Private And Elevated Setting
  • Views Of Lyth Valley And Lakeland Fells
  • Mid Terrace, Converted In Early 2000s
  • Sitting Room, Breakfast Kitchen
  • Five Double Bedrooms
  • Bathroom And Laundry Room
  • Parking For Three Cars
  • Large Lawn Gardens
  • Local Occupancy Clause Applies


Number 4 is stone built under a slated roof and is mid a terraced property of three briefly comprising living room, kitchen and cloakroom to the ground floor, three bedrooms and bathroom to the first floor and two further bedrooms and laundry room to the second floor. There are double glazed windows in stained wooden frames, stained internal joinery, flush internal doors and wall light points in the sitting room and two of the first floor bedrooms.

The scattered village of Crosthwaite is set in the undulating and highly picturesque Lyth Valley. At the head of a private drive and benefiting from an elevated setting which provides far reaching panoramic views, The High farmstead is a small residential development including one substantial barn which in the early 2000s was converted into three dwellings, an additional detached barn conversion, the original farmhouse and attached cottage. These six properties are all individually designed and to some degree each one enjoys the fabulous far-reaching views of the valley and Lakeland fells.

Entrance Hall

A generous and wide entrance, approached by a part glazed front door. Cupboard housing a Heatrae hot water tank.


With a two-piece white suite of wash basin and loo.

Sitting Room - 7.85m x 4.80m

Adding character is a stone fire surround with a gas point. Ceiling beam.

Breakfast Kitchen - 3.25m x 3.15m

With base and wall beach fronted units with laminate worktops extending to a breakfast bar, 1 ¼ bowl pot sink, integral double oven and a five ring gas hob set in a corner position with a fan over. Integral fridge and freezer, plumbing for a dishwasher, tiled floor and splash back tiling.


Spacious and with a glazed door to the rear overhang, formerly the barn’s main door.

Double Bedroom One - 4.55m x 4.09m

With dual aspect and a ceiling beam.

Double Bedroom Two - 4.24m x 3.78m

Having a double built in wardrobe.

Double Bedroom Three - 3.53m x 3.40m

With built in wardrobe, cupboard and shelving.


Fitted with a roll top bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and loo. Heated towel rail and extractor fan.

Second Floor Landing

Both upper bedrooms are very spacious with ceiling beams and great views

Double Bedroom Four - 5.56m x 4.75m

With a ceiling beam, built in shelved store and door through to

Laundry Room

With wall mounted storage cupboards, a work top, plumbing for a washing machine and tiled floor.

Double Bedroom Five - 7.24m x 4.17m

Having a double built in wardrobe, loft hatch (with pull down ladder) and ceiling beams.


The good-sized front garden is bordered by a low stone wall, a stone flagged path leads to a flagged seating area under the original slated verandah overhang. The remaining garden area is laid to lawn; east facing this area has great country views across the valley and enjoys the morning sun. The rear garden is approached either through the house or by a pedestrian access over the shared drive round to the west of the property. A generous lawn garden provides plenty of space for garden furniture and as a playground for children and dogs. This garden has super valley and fells views and will prove a great spot from which to enjoy sunsets over the Lakeland fells. Walking across the shared drive from the front garden is an area of privately owned parking offering space for two or three cars, with adjoining lawned area.


The Lyth Valley is in the southern reaches of the Lake District National Park and is noted for its damson orchards. Lying south east of tourist honey pot Bowness on Windermere and to the west of the market town of Kendal the valley offers the best of both worlds in terms of rural lifestyle, a landscape of rolling fields and scattered farms and cottages, a handful of well regarded country inns and good access to the road network to the south via the A590 and wider transport links.


For Satnav use LA8 8BZ with reference to the detailed directions below: Travelling south from Bowness on Windermere on the A5074 signposted Winster, drive through the village of Winster (the Brown Horse pub is on the left) and continue past the turning on the right for Bowland Bridge (onto Smithy Lane), the A5074 continues with a sharp right hand bend onto Hyning Brow. The turning for The High is on the right, marked with a public footpath sign and immediately before a house set back off the road. Our sale board is on this junction. Proceed on the drive as it climbs before arriving at The High.


Mains electric. LPG gas from an individual underground storage tank located in the lawn area adjacent to the parking area. Water from a shared borehole supplied private water system, stored in tanks located in the Water Shed where a treated and pressurised metered supply is fed to each of the six individual properties at The High. Drainage to a new septic tank. This is shared between 3, 4 and 5 High Barns, plus the Farmhouse and adjoining Cottage. Broadband – option of B4RN ( or BT broadband. Telephone – telephone line previously installed, re-connection is the responsibility of the tenant.

Council Tax Band





PLEASE NOTE. There is a LOCAL OCCUPANCY CLAUSE which states that the occupation shall be limited to the following descriptions of persons: A person employed, about to be employed, or last employed in the locality; or A person who has, for the period of three years immediately preceding his occupation, had his only or principle residence in the locality. In this condition ‘locality’ shall mean the administrative County of Cumbria and the expression ‘person’ shall include the dependants of a person residing with him or her or the widow or widower of such a person. 

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4 High Barn, Crosthwaite, Lyth Valley, Kendal, LA8 8BZ


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Staveley Station5.3 miles
  • Burneside Station5.3 miles

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Matthews Benjamin, Windermere

Hazlewood Ellerthwaite Square, Windermere, LA23 1DU

Matthews Benjamin, Windermere

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