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For sale: Ravens Court, Brow Lane, Staveley, Kendal, LA8 9PH

£795,000 Architect designed house in 4.5 acres.

Summary: Occupying a glorious setting overlooking Staveley village this highly individual modern detached five bedroom house enjoys spectacular views. Extensive gardens, outbuildings and land, in all around four and half acres. A rare gem in one of the most sought after locations in the Lake District.

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AddressRavens Court
Brow Lane
Property TypeHouse
Sold StatusUnder Offer
Bedrooms5 Beds
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms3 Receptions
Price £795,000
EER/EI Ratingschart

Occupying a glorious setting overlooking Staveley village this highly individual modern detached five bedroom house enjoys spectacular views. Extensive gardens, outbuildings and land, in all around four and half acres. A rare gem in one of the most sought after locations in the Lake District.

Energy Rating 'F'.

Ravens Court is a highly individual, detached Architect designed house, built in 1973 to an exacting specification.

Now in need of refurbishment the property provides an excellent opportunity for those looking for a spacious family home with versatile accommodation with a contemporary feel. Much of the accommodation is arranged to the ground floor where there are two reception rooms, a kitchen, a large utility room, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. To the first floor are three further bedrooms, a storeroom and a second bathroom. Attached to the house is a studio annexe, ideal as a home office or hobbies room.

The house, which is approached by a sweeping driveway, is set within beautiful gardens and grounds. The property also includes a large field of pasture, currently divided into two enclosures, a small barn/stable and a boat store.

The property occupies a truly beautiful and private setting on the very edge of Staveley within easy walking distance of the village centre.   The views are spectacular.

The sale of Ravens Court is an exceptionally rare opportunity to purchase a unique property offering huge potential for the creation of a stunning home in a magical location within the Lake District National Park.

Spectacular location.
Stunning views.
Highly individual Architect designed house, built in 1973.
Two reception rooms, five bedrooms and two bathroom.
Studio annexe.
Now in need of general refurbishment.
Beautiful gardens and grounds of around an acre.
Long approach drive, boat store and agricultural building.
Adjoining agricultural land of around 3.5 acres.
In all, around 4.5 acres.

Staveley is situated just off the A591 Kendal to Windermere road. Coming from the direction of Kendal follow the A591 for about five miles to Staveley. Ignore the first turning into the village and continue, taking the next turning into Staveley on the right. Follow the road into the village and turn left, immediately past the village hall, into Kentmere Road. Take the second turning on the left into Brow Lane. Go past the church and then turn immediately right, just before the school. Follow the lane between the church and school. The entrance to Ravens Court is straight ahead.

The property occupies one of the finest positions in the area, just above the edge of Staveley village, and within walking distance of the village centre.

The house is surrounded by fields with the impressive back drop of Reston Scar behind. For those who enjoy fell walking and exploring, the location is perfect. The immediately surrounding area, particularly up on Reston Scar and around Kentmere, is beautiful.

The thriving village of Staveley has a surprising range of amenities for its size. There are shops, cafes, pubs, a restaurant, a small theatre, a primary school, a church, recreational facilities, a community centre, a village hall and a railway station on the Windermere to Kendal line.

The village is a perfect base for exploring the Lake District and is convenient for junction 36 of the M6 motorway.

Entrance Hall: Open way to the dining room.

Dining Room:13'8" x 11'1" (4.17m x 3.38m). A bright room with full length windows overlooking the courtyard and additional windows on a second side. French door. Recess lined with shelves.

Inner Hall:12' x 9'9" (3.66m x 2.97m). Large enough for a study area. Built-in storage cupboards and wall shelves. Linen cupboard with hot water storage cylinder.

Lounge:19'3" x 15'6" (5.87m x 4.72m). A spacious room filled with light from the picture windows on two sides. Fireplace with multi-fuel stove. French doors.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:15'3" x 9'6" (4.65m x 2.9m). Range of built-in floor and wall units.   Work surfaces. Stainless steel sink. Electric cooker with ceramic hob. Refrigerator. Tiled floor. Walk-in pantry lined with shelves.

Utility Room:15'9" x 6'6" (4.8m x 1.98m). A large utility room. Plumbing for a washing machine. Good range of built-in utility and storage cupboards on two sides. Tiled floor.

Cloakroom:7' x 2'9" (2.13m x 0.84m). Wash hand basin and w.c. Tiled floor.

Rear Entrance Hall: Tiled floor. Door to the workshop.

Bedroom No.1:15'7" x 13'5" (4.75m x 4.1m). A double bedroom. Comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes. Storage cupboards, drawers and a dressing table.

Bedroom No.2:15'4" x 9'9" (4.67m x 2.97m). A double bedroom. Built-in wardrobe, overhead storage cupboards, bed head and dressing table.

Bathroom:10'4" x 8'10" (3.15m x 2.7m). Suite in white comprising a panelled bath, an inset wash hand basin with drawers below, a w.c., a bidet and a shower cubicle. Mirror.

First Floor


Bedroom No.3:12' x 6'2" (3.66m x 1.88m). Built-in wardrobe and dressing table/storage unit.

Bedroom No.4:12' x 6' (3.66m x 1.83m). Built-in wardrobe with overhead cupboard. Dressing table/storage unit.

Bedroom No.5:11'2" x 6'10" (3.4m x 2.08m). Built-in wardrobe with overhead cupboard. Dressing table/storage unit.

Bathroom:8' x 7' (2.44m x 2.13m). Suite in white comprising a panelled bath, a wash hand basin and a w.c.

Store Room:9'10" x 4'7" (3m x 1.4m). A useful store with shelving.

Studio Annexe

Entrance Hall: Slate floor. Glazed entrance door.

Studio:15'11" x 11'3" (4.85m x 3.43m). A versatile room with windows on two sides. Two sides of the room have built-in desks/work tables. Bookshelves. Open way to the study.

Study:9'3" x 9'1" (2.82m x 2.77m). Essentially part of the studio this room is also fitted with built-in desks/work tables on two sides and shelving.

Cloakroom:5'6" x 4' (1.68m x 1.22m). W.C and wash hand basin. Slate floor.

Workshop:9'4" x 7'11" (2.84m x 2.41m). Formed by the conversion of the original integral garage. Wooden up and over door. Shelving. Door to the house.

A sweeping tarmacadam driveway weaves its way through tree lined gardens to a parking area to the side of the house. The driveway splits and a section continues to the rear of the house.

The house is set within extensive, attractively laid out, established gardens and grounds, full of texture, form and colour. There are lawns, well stocked herbaceous borders, a pond and a wide variety of ornamental shrubs and trees, including some fine specimens.

The house wraps around a delightful central "courtyard" with split level stone paved patio terraces and herbaceous flower beds.

A stone and slate built outbuilding located close to the entrance to the driveway.

A good sized stone and slate built outbuilding, located in the top cover of the main field.

Adjoining the gardens is a stone walled field of pasture of around 3 and a half acres, subdivided into two enclosures with post and wire fencing. Within one enclosure is a fenced area with a natural spring where a wild life pond has been created. In the second field a small copse of trees and an orchard have been enclosed by fencing.

Mains water and electricity. Septic tank drainage.

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