For sale: Thorny Bank House, Garth Row, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9AW
£825,000 A VERY FINE 7 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE
Summary: A very fine and substantial detached Victorian country house offering elegance and character in abundance. Immaculately presented and much improved. Newly completed triple garage block and annexe. Extensive gardens and grounds.
|Address||Thorny Bank House|
|Parking||Off Street Parking , Triple Garage|
A very fine and substantial detached Victorian country house offering elegance and character in abundance. Immaculately presented and much improved. Newly completed triple garage block and annexe. Extensive gardens and grounds.
Beautiful rural location on the edge of the Lake District enjoying stunning views. Superb! Energy Rating 'E'.
Thorny Bank House is a very fine and substantial double fronted detached house, built in 1874 as a Shooting Lodge incorporating many fine features such as dressed stone quoins, window and door reveals, a fine staircase in pitch pine, wood lined internal doorways and fireplaces with marble surrounds.
The house has an elegantly proportioned front elevation with a rather attractive entrance porch and dormer windows to the slated roof. The house commands a fine elevated position overlooking the sweeping lawn with splendid far reaching views across open countryside.
The property provides extensive and generously proportioned family accommodation which is tastefully presented throughout. To the ground floor the porch and hallway lead to a lounge, dining room, a superb kitchen/breakfast room, rear hall, rear vestibule and a study. A short flight of stairs leads to a utility room and cloakroom/store.
The handsome staircase leads to a spacious landing, three good sized bedrooms, each with en-suite shower rooms, a delightful sitting room and a refitted traditionally styled bathroom.
To the second floor are four further bedrooms and a second bathroom refitted in a contemporary style.
The house is set within extensive gardens and grounds of around an acre, together with a newly built detached triple garage block/workshop with a spacious annexe above.
The property was once run as a bed and breakfast business. The current layout of the accommodation is ideally suitable for the re-establishment of such a business.
A very fine and elegant Victorian country house of substantial proportions.
Beautiful edge of the Lake District location just three miles from Kendal.
Comprehensively refurbished, versatile family accommodation.
Three reception rooms and a study.
Superb kitchen/breakfast Room.
Seven bedrooms, three with en-suite shower rooms.
Two further bathrooms.
Newly completed detached triple garage block/workshop with annexe above.
Delightful gardens and grounds of around an acre.
Follow the A6 out of Kendal in a northerly direction. After about 3 miles, as the road climbs upwards, the sign for Thorny Bank House and the entrance to the approach drive will be found on the left-hand side.
The property nestles in a delightful rural location on the gentle slopes of the Sprint valley and enjoys splendid views of nearby Potter Fell and of the rolling countryside around Kendal. The property is approached via an access drive which passes through fields to reach the gated entrance to the property itself (which also provides access to the neighbouring property).
The property is located about 3 miles north of the historic market town of Kendal, which provides an excellent range of amenities, and the M6 motorway is also easily accessible via the A6 or through Kendal via several routes. The property is also situated on the edge of The Lake District National Park and is an ideal base for exploring the area.
|Entrance Vestibule:||7'10" x 7'11" (2.39m x 2.41m). Substantial part glazed arched entrance door. Tiled floor. Arched panelled windows to either side. Wood panelled ceiling.|
|Reception Hall:||29' x 7'5" (8.84m x 2.26m). A spacious hallway featuring a corniced archway on scrolled supports and a fine staircase with heavily carved newel posts, spindles and formed handrails. Original door bell. Cast iron radiator.|
|Lounge:||17'2" x 16'3" (5.23m x 4.95m). An elegant room. Cast iron radiator. Corniced ceiling and ceiling rose. Attractive sandstone fireplace fitted with a cast iron wood burning stove. Two built-in wood lined bookcases.|
|Dining Room:||17' x 13'8" (5.18m x 4.17m). Cast iron radiator. Fireplace with open fire having elegant carved oak surround, cast iron and tiled inset with Art Nouveau canopy in brass. Coved ceiling. Range of original built-in storage cupboards and drawers.|
|Rear Entrance Hall:||12'9" x 4'3" (3.89m x 1.3m). Under stairs storage cupboard. Access to cellar. Part glazed door to rear entrance vestibule. Beautiful Travertine tiled floor with underfloor heating.|
|Rear Entrance Vestibule:||6'5" x 5'11" (1.96m x 1.8m). Part glazed entrance door to rear. Windows to either side.|
|Kitchen/Breakfast Room:||15'1" x 13'7" (4.6m x 4.14m). Excellent range of built-in painted units by "Second Nature", finished with "quartz" work surfaces installed in 2011. Inset sink. Range of built-in appliances comprising a double oven, ceramic hob, extractor hood and dishwasher. Beautiful Travertine tiled floor with underfloor heating. Cupboard containing Grant oil fired boiler.|
|Study:||15'1" x 15'2" (4.6m x 4.62m). Converted from the cellar this versatile space has a stone flagged floor and the original stone flagged storage shelving. Built-in cupboard. Ample lighting and electric points.|
|Utility Room:||8'6" x 15'3" (2.6m x 4.65m). Accessed by a short flight of six stairs. Good range of built-in storage cupboards and drawers. Work surfaces. Stainless steel sink. Plumbing for washing machine.|
|Cloakroom:||6'6" x 10'11" (1.98m x 3.33m). W.C and pedestal wash hand basin. fitted shelving.|
|First Floor|| |
|Landing:||10'8" x 7'6" (3.25m x 2.29m). Tall Westmorland window overlooking the half landing. Cast iron radiator. Walk-in storage cupboard by the entrance to sitting room.|
|Sitting Room:||15'3" x 12'5" (4.65m x 3.78m). Fireplace with black marble surround. Cast iron radiator. A further door to the built-in cupboard containing lagged hot water cylinder. Picture rail.|
|Bedroom No.1:||15'2" x 15'3" (4.62m x 4.65m). Fireplace with marble surround. Cast iron radiator. En-Suite Shower Room with suite in white comprising shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c. Part tiled walls.|
|Bedroom No.2:||1719'2" x 15'2" (524m x 4.62m). Fireplace with Italian marble surround. Cast iron radiator. En-Suite Shower Room with suite in white comprising shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c. Part tiled walls.|
|Bedroom No.3:||17'1" x 15'3" (5.2m x 4.65m). Fireplace with marble surround. Cast iron radiator. En-Suite Shower Room with suite in white comprising shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c. Part tiled walls.|
|Bathroom No.1:||11'6" x 7'6" (3.5m x 2.29m). Refitted with traditional style suite in white comprising a cast iron roll edged bath on claw feet, a pedestal wash hand basin and a high level w.c. Period tiled geometric floor. Cast iron radiator.|
|Second Floor|| |
|Landing:||15'1" x 7'6" (4.6m x 2.29m). The half landing is overlooked by the arched Westmorland window.|
|Bedroom No.4:||15'4" x 13'10" (4.67m x 4.22m). A double bedroom. Central heating radiator. Built-in eaves storage cupboards.|
|Bedroom No.5:||15'3" x 13'8" (4.65m x 4.17m). A double bedroom. Built-in eaves storage cupboard.|
|Bedroom No.6:||15'3" x 11'5" (4.65m x 3.48m). A double bedroom. Built-in eaves storage cupboard.|
|Bedroom No.7/Study:||11'7" x 11'5" (3.53m x 3.48m). Currently used as a study, this is also another double bedroom. Built-in storage cupboards.|
|Bathroom No.2:||7'6" x 7'7" (2.29m x 2.31m). Refitted with a contemporary style suite in white comprising a panelled bath with power shower over and glass curved shower screen, an inset wash hand basin with cupboards and drawers below and a w.c. with concealed cistern. Tiled walls and floor. Elegant arched window to front. Underfloor heating.|
|Annexe|| The annexe is above the garages and is approached by a staircase and balcony.|
|Living Room:||22'1" x 18'10" (6.73m x 5.74m). A spacious, versatile room with windows on three sides. French doors open out onto a ballustrated balcony. The views are spectacular. One corner of the room has plenty of sockets and would be ideal fitted as a kitchen area.|
|Games Room:||22' x 18'10" (6.7m x 5.74m). Another large room with windows on three sides.|
|Store Room:||9'3" x 5'5" (2.82m x 1.65m). Suitable for the creation of a shower room/w.c.|
|Main Garage/Workshop:||25'2" x 22'2" (7.67m x 6.76m). Triple garages divided into a large double garage/workshop with two main entrances, each with double timber doors. Power and lighting. Windows to rear. Side entrance door. Rack shelving. Door to the second garage.|
|Garage No.3:||22'2" x 12'11" (6.76m x 3.94m). A large single garage. Double timber doors. Internal door provides access from the double garage. Window to rear. Power and lighting.|
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The house and garage/annexe block stand in around one acre of delightful gardens and grounds. Sweeping lawns are lined with well stocked herbaceous borders and an interesting array of established shrubs and trees, including some fine specimens.
Surrounding the house are gravelled sitting out terraces for enjoying the spectacular views. Between the house and garage/annexe block is a wide driveway, which extends to the rear of the house, providing ample parking for several motor vehicles, trailers, horse boxes and the like.
The gardens include a vegetable plot, a painted timber garden shed, a greenhouse, a coal shed and wood store.
A new double bunded oil tank has recently been installed.
There is gated access onto a green track with a right of way giving access to Garth Row.
Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Mains water. Additional spring water supply. Septic tank drainage system.