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For sale: 2 The Orchards, Crosthwaite, Kendal, LA8 8HX


Summary: An impressive, individually designed detached executive house of considerable style forming of an exclusive development of just three prestigious homes. Exceptionally spacious, beautifully appointed family accommodation. Double garage, extensive gardens and ample parking.

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Address2 The Orchards
Property TypeHouse
Sold StatusAvailable
Bedrooms4 Beds
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms2 Receptions
ParkingDouble Garage
EER/EI Ratings

An impressive, individually designed detached executive house of considerable style forming of an exclusive development of just three prestigious homes. Exceptionally spacious, beautifully appointed family accommodation. Double garage, extensive gardens and ample parking.

Private and delightful edge of village location convenient for Kendal, Windermere and the Lake District.   Energy Rating 'C'.

The Orchards is an exclusive development of just three detached executive homes comprising a bungalow and two superb houses, each individually designed with excellent specifications to create beautifully finished family homes appointed to the highest standard. Just No.2 remains available.

The development is being built by L & W Wilson (Higham) Limited, part of a locally renowned family owned company based in South Lakeland.

The development is approached by a private driveway which opens out onto an impressive open "green" with the dwellings situated on the outer periphery with plenty of space in between, enhancing the sense of exclusivity.

Each dwelling has been meticulously designed with fine attention to detail combining excellent craftsmanship, style and quality.

Each house is built with insulated cavity block walls. Main elevations are finished in local stone and render. The roofs are finished in slate. Each house will have very high levels of insulation with excellent energy efficiency ratings.

An exclusive development of just three prestigious and very fine detached homes, two now sold.
No.2 comprises a superb detached four bedroom executive house.
Highly energy efficient, spacious and beautifully finished family accommodation.
Superb open plan kitchen with painted "Shaker" units in a choice of colours and a comprehensive range of built-in appliances.
Fabulous, well proportioned main lounge. Elegant oak staircase.
Four bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room/w.c.
Luxuriously appointed family bathroom.
Gas central heating, with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, fully double glazed and solar panels.
Substantial detached double garage with electric doors.
Generously proportioned plot with lawned gardens, paved patios and wide driveways providing ample off-road parking.

From Kendal take the B5284 road to Crosthwaite. Go through the centre of the village, passing the Punch Bowl and the church on the left-hand side. Turn right sign posted to Starnthwaite and the driveway entrance to The Orchards will be found immediately on the right-hand side.

This exclusive development of just three dwellings occupies a discreet and very picturesque location adjoining open countryside in the desirable and highly sought after village of Crosthwaite.

Crosthwaite has a thriving community and amenities include a highly regarded primary school (rated "Outstanding" by OFSTED), a church, an excellent pub which serves wonderful food, a bowling green and a village hall.

Crosthwaite is situated in the beautiful Lyth Valley between the historic market town of Kendal and Lake Windermere. The village is wholly within the Lake District Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perfectly placed for exploring this most delightful corner of England. As well as Kendal, Crosthwaite is convenient for Bowness-on-Windermere, Staveley, junction 36 of the M6 motorway and Oxenholme Railway Station for the London to Glasgow West Coast main line.


Enclosed Porch:6'4" x 3'9" (1.93m x 1.14m). A traditional style porch faced in stone under a pitched slate roof.

Living Room:19'11" x 20' (6.07m x 6.1m). A superbly spacious room being open plan with the kitchen and main hall. Window to front and French doors to rear. Fireplace with an allowance for the supply and installation of a wood burning stove.

Kitchen:12'8" x 15'5" (3.86m x 4.7m). Open plan with the living room and dining room the kitchen will be fitted with an excellent range of "Shaker" style painted units with a choice of colour. Central island unit. Quartz work surfaces. Range of integrated Siemens and Bosch appliances comprising a stainless steel oven, a hob, extractor hood, refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher. Window to front.

Dining Room:11'1" x 15'5" (3.38m x 4.7m). This room is filled with light from its wide patio doors to the side and window to front. The room is open plan to the kitchen.

Hall: Impressive dog leg staircase finished in oak. Rear entrance door.

Utility Room:14'1" x 6'11" (4.3m x 2.1m). Range of built-in storage cupboards and drawers, work surfaces and a sink unit. Built-in washing machine. Window to rear.

Bedroom No.4/Study:18'1" x 13'1" (5.51m x 3.99m). A versatile room with French doors to side and two windows to rear.

Cloakroom:7'1" x 6'9" (2.16m x 2.06m). Shower cubicle. Wash hand basin and w.c. Part tiled walls. Window to rear.



Master Bedroom:16'4" x 15'5" (4.98m x 4.7m). A large double bedroom with windows on two sides.

En-Suite Dressing Room:11'4" x 11'6" (3.45m x 3.5m). Ample room for built-in furniture.

En-Suite Bathroom:11'3" x 9'5" (3.43m x 2.87m). A superbly finished room with a free standing bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and a w.c. Part tiled walls and tiled floor. Ladder towel radiator.

Bedroom No.2:14'9" x 13'5" (4.5m x 4.1m). A double bedroom. Window to front.

Bedroom No.3:9'10" x 13'5" (3m x 4.1m). A double bedroom. Window to front.

Bathroom:11'1" x 6'2" (3.38m x 1.88m). A luxuriously appointed family bathroom with a bath, wash hand basin and w.c. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. Ladder towel radiator.

Garage:19'4" x 19'4" (5.9m x 5.9m). A detached double garage with electrically operated main door. Power and lighting. Separate entrance door and window.

The property has extensive gardens to the front, side and rear.

The front gardens will be laid with turf. Pathways and patios will be finished in Indian stone flags. Remaining gardens will be dressed with top soil.

The driveways will be finished in local stone chippings, providing ample off-road parking.

The long private approach drive will have bollard lighting.


The property will have:

Mains water and electricity.
LPG central heating with traditional boiler and pressurised hot water storage cylinder.
Underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor.
Below ground LPG 2000 litre tank.
Shared treatment plant/private drainage system.
In roof photo voltaic solar panel 2 kw system.
Security alarm system.
Upvc double glazing throughout in an oak effect colour.
Allowances will be offered in respect of the supply and installation of a wood burning stove and hearth and the sanitary fittings to the bathrooms, shower rooms and cloakrooms.
Choice of paint finishes to walls, ceilings and kitchen units.

The house can only be occupied by a person with a "Local Connection" as his or her only or principal home. A "Person with a Local Connection" means an individual who:
1. Has been in continuous employment for at least nine months in the "Locality".
2. Needs substantial care from a relative who lives in the "Locality".
3. Has been continuously resident in the "Locality" for the last three years prior to occupation.
4. Is, or was, serving in the regular forces within five years prior to occupation, including spouses or civil partners of deceased members of the regular forces.

"Locality" means the administrative areas of the Parishes of:
Broughton East; Cartmel Fell; Crook; Crosthwaite and Lyth; Helsington; Kentmere; Lakes; Longsleddale; Skelwith; Staveley-in-Cartmel; Staveley with Ings; Underbarrow and Bradleyfield; Upper Allithwaite; Windermere; Witherslack; Meathop and Ulpha; and those parts of the Parishes of Fawcett Forest; Strickland Ketel; Strickland roger; and Whitwell and Selside which lie within the administrative area of the Lake District National Park.

Not yet assessed.

Predicted "C" rating.

South Lakeland District Council. Tel No: 01539 733333.

It is anticipated that the development will be completed in or around the Summer of 2018. This may be subject to change.

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