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For sale: Bela House, Beetham Road, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7QR


Summary: This supremely elegant detached house with its Georgian origins offers beautifully presented family accommodation with a wealth of character features, together with extensive gardens and grounds of around 1.5 acres, including a delightful stretch of river.

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AddressBela House
Beetham Road
Property TypeHouse
Sold StatusAvailable
Bedrooms4 Beds
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms4 Receptions
ParkingOff Street Parking , Double Garage
EER/EI Ratingschart

This supremely elegant detached house with its Georgian origins offers beautifully presented family accommodation with a wealth of character features, together with extensive gardens and grounds of around 1.5 acres, including a delightful stretch of river.

Four reception rooms, a fabulous kitchen and four bedrooms. Discreet location on the edge of Milnthorpe, perfectly placed for the Lake District, the coast, Lancaster and Kendal. Energy Rating 'D'.

Bela House is an extraordinary property. The elegant double fronted Georgian facade matches the exquisite interior where you will find a wealth of character features. The rooms are spacious, well proportioned and hugely versatile making this special home ideal for family living.

The house occupies extensive grounds of around 1.5 acres, including delightful landscaped gardens, a millrace, ample parking and a beautiful stretch of the River Bela together with the associated fishing rights.

A supremely elegant detached period house with Georgian origins, dating back to 1742.
Considerably upgraded and improved to create a generously proportioned, warm and welcoming family home that is beautifully presented throughout.
A wealth of character features including impressive fireplaces, the liberal use of antique pine with exquisite carpentry, a splendid staircase and fluted columns.
Four reception rooms, including a magnificent conservatory.
Fabulous kitchen/breakfast with marble work surfaces and an Aga.
Study, large utility room and a cloakroom/w.c.
Four double bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Extensive grounds of around 1.5 acres including delightful landscaped gardens.
The property includes a significant stretch of the beautiful River Bela, including fishing rights.
Discreet edge of village location with lovely views.

From the crossroads in the centre of Milnthorpe head south along the A6 in the direction of Lancaster. Just before the edge of Milnthorpe turn into private road between stone pillars and proceed between houses to the gated entrance to Bela House at the bottom of the road on the right.

Bela House occupies a discreet location tucked away on the southern edge of Milnthorpe, overlooking Dallam Park, famous for its herd of fallow deer.

Milnthorpe is a thriving and historic market town, close to the Lake District, now a World Heritage Site. The town has an attractive Square and amenities include a Booths supermarket, a butchers, garage, doctors and dentists surgeries, a restaurant, a primary school and a highly regarded secondary school.

Milnthorpe is perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful coastline around Arnside and Silverdale and for access into the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It is also convenient for Lancaster, Kendal and junctions 35 and 36 of the M6 motorway.

Entrance Hall:16'5" x 4'5" (5m x 1.35m). As soon as you step inside, this house impresses. Marble tiled floor. Pine panelled entrance door with window above. Carved dado with pine panelling. An archway leads to the main hall. Externally, there is an attractive cantilevered canopy with cast iron ballustrading.

Hall:19' x 6'11" (5.8m x 2.1m). An elegant staircase with barley twist spindles and a scrolled handrail leads to the first floor. Oak parquet floor. Carved dado with pine panelling below. Two feature display alcoves lined in pine with carved detail. Georgian style arched display niche. Archway leading to the rear hall. Useful understairs storage cupboard.

Rear Hall:10'1" x 5'4" (3.07m x 1.63m). Oak parquet floor.

Sitting Room:22'10" x 13' (6.96m x 3.96m). A light and spacious room with windows on two sides. Splendid fireplace with Georgian pine surround decorated with Rococo scrolls and flowers, marble inset and hearth. Moulded cornice. Oak parquet floor.   Georgian and later pine corner display cabinet with swan neck pediment and cupboard below, featuring beautiful carved detail.

Conservatory:12'3" x 11'7" (3.73m x 3.53m). A beautiful, modern but traditionally styled conservatory with handcrafted hardwood framed double glazed windows on three sides together with double doors and a double glazed roof. Tiled floor with underfloor heating.

Dining Room:14'10" x 13'2" (4.52m x 4.01m). A well proportioned room featuring a magnificent Adam style marble fireplace. Oak parquet floor, moulded cornice.

Library:16'7" x 11'10" (5.05m x 3.6m). Lined on three sides with a comprehensive range of pine bookcases with adjustable shelves and storage cupboards, this room is ideal for that collection of books. However this room is a versatile space suitable as a second sitting room, games room or hobbies room. Interesting fireplace with pine surround and marble inset . Windows on two sides.

Study:10'10" x 9'5" (3.3m x 2.87m). Perfect as a home office but also suitable as a bedroom. Two double glazed windows. Underfloor heating.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:21'6" x 10'10" (6.55m x 3.3m). A fabulous kitchen with a comprehensive range of built-in floor and wall units together with highly figured granite work surfaces. A three oven Aga. Range of built-in Bosch appliances comprising a gas hob, two ovens, one a microwave combination oven, and warming drawer. Extractor hood. Inset stainless steel sink. Tiled floor. Old servants bell box. Double glazed picture window.

Rear Entrance Hall: Hardwood panelled rear entrance door. Tiled floor.

Pantry:6'7" x 4' (2m x 1.22m). A traditional pantry with plenty of shelves and a tiled floor.

Utility Room:18'4" x 8'8" (5.59m x 2.64m). A large and highly practical utility room, fitted with a good range of built-in floor and wall units together with work surfaces and a Belfast sink. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Plumbing for a washing machine. Hardwood framed double glazed windows to side and rear.

Cloakroom:8'9" x 6'9" (2.67m x 2.06m). Perfect for boots and coats. Modern suite in white comprising a pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Built-in storage chest and cupboard. Matching corner cupboard and another tall slim cupboard. Heated towel rail.

First Floor

Landing: The landing is approached by the very fine staircase. The half landing is overlooked by a splendid arched window with four fluted columns and carved detail. The landing has an oak floor.

Bedroom No.1:18'5" x 12'8" (5.61m x 3.86m). A spacious master bedroom with two elegant windows filling the room with light. One wall is fitted with a comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes and storage cupboards in old pine.

Bedroom No.2:14'10" x 13'4" (4.52m x 4.06m). A good sized double bedroom. Wash hand basin.

Bedroom No.3:13'11" x 13'9" (4.24m x 4.2m). A well proportioned double bedroom. Windows on two sides.   Wash hand basin.

Bedroom No.4:14'1" x 9'10" (4.3m x 3m). A double bedroom. Range of built-in wardrobes with cupboards above. Wash hand basin.

Bathroom No.1:13'11" x 9'10" (4.24m x 3m). Suite comprising a part sunken bath, a pedestal wash hand basin, a w.c and a bidet. Shower cubicle. Part tiled walls. Heated towel rail. Windows on two sides. Illuminated vanity mirror. Large mirror over the bath.

Bathroom No.2:9'10" x 5'11" (3m x 1.8m). Effectively an en-suite facility to bedroom no.3. Suite comprising a panelled bath, a pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c. Part tiled walls. Mirror. Heated towel radiator.

Laundry Room:8'8" x 4'8" (2.64m x 1.42m). Range of built-in storage/linen cupboards along one wall, housing the Vaillant gas fired central heating boiler and water storage cylinder. Oak folding table. Clothes airer.

A rather splendid set of electrically operated iron gates supported by tall stone pillars leads to a wide chipped slate driveway providing ample room for the parking and turning of motor vehicles.

A two car open fronted garage/carport is discreetly positioned on one side.

Extensive, beautifully laid out gardens on three sides with shaped lawns, well stocked herbaceous flowerbeds, an interesting array of shrubs and trees, paved patios, raised beds, an elegant greenhouse and a garden shed.

Part of the garden is split by a section of an old millrace which is crossed by a bridge.

The property includes a significant stretch of river frontage which provides a stunning and highly picturesque back drop to this magnificent home. The boundary extends to the middle of the river and even includes an island.

Detached Garden Room providing excellent storage or a "retreat". Paved and part walled sitting out area.

The property also includes a section of private road as indicated on the site plan.

All mains services. Gas fired central heating.

Planning consent (Reference SL/2013/0362) for the erection of a garage has been granted. This permission has been part implemented and therefore is fixed.

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