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For sale: High Leasghyll, Leasgill, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7FG


Summary: A magnificent detached early Victorian former Vicarage of substantial proportions, comprehensively refurbished to create a very fine and prestigious family home. Four reception rooms and six bedrooms. Coach House with potential for conversion. Various outbuildings.

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AddressHigh Leasghyll
Property TypeHouse
Sold StatusUnder Offer
Bedrooms5 Beds
Bathrooms5 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms4 Receptions
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A magnificent detached early Victorian former Vicarage of substantial proportions, comprehensively refurbished to create a very fine and prestigious family home. Four reception rooms and six bedrooms. Coach House with potential for conversion. Various outbuildings.

Fabulous landscaped gardens and grounds, agricultural land and woodland, in all around 8.04 acres (3.25 ha). Edge of village location, with stunning views. Convenient for Kendal, Milnthorpe, the Lake District and the motorway.

High Leasghyll was built in 1844 by Archdeacon Robert Wilson Evans as the Vicarage for Heversham Church, which it remained until 1948 when it was purchased by the Drew family and renamed.

Our client's family purchased High Leasghyll around 25 years ago and set about refurbishing and sympathetically modernising the house to create a beautifully presented and superbly appointed family home offering space and versatility in abundance. The extensive gardens and grounds were also skilfully landscaped to great effect taking advantage of the topography of the site and the dramatic elevated position of the house.

The property retains the original coach house which is set on one side of an elegant courtyard. The Coach House, which still has the stables and hayloft, has potential for conversion into a dwelling, subject to requisite consents being obtained. (The owners are in the process of seeking planning approval.)

The property includes around 6.5 acres of agricultural grazing land in three enclosures and a small parcel of woodland. In all the property extends to around 8.04 acres.

A magnificent and very impressive detached early Victorian former Vicarage of substantial proportions.
Comprehensively upgraded and sympathetically restored to create a beautifully presented, versatile family home of character.
Three main reception rooms, a study, conservatory and cellars.
Superbly fitted and equipped kitchen with attractive granite work surfaces.
Five first floor double bedrooms, all with en-suites.
Second floor bedroom, games room and attic room.
Delightful detached stone and slate built Coach House with potential for conversion.
Extensive, beautifully laid out, skilfully landscaped gardens and grounds, various outbuildings and ample parking.
Adjoining land, including pasture and woodland, of around 6.5 acres.
Stunning views.

From Milnthorpe proceed in a northerly direction along the A6 Kendal Road. After about a mile turn right into Heversham. Go through the village of Heversham which merges into the village of Leasgill. Turn right in the centre of Leasgill in the direction of the former primary school. The subject property will be found just past the former school on the left-hand side.

The property occupies a private and discreet elevated location on the edge of the highly popular village of Leasgill, enjoying dramatic views across the Kent Estuary and of the Lakeland Fells.

Leasgill, together with the adjacent village of Heversham, has a thriving community and amenities include a village hall, a bowling green, a pub/restaurant, a children's playground and a church. Leasgill is situated just off the A6 Milnthorpe to Kendal road and is well placed for the coast, junctions 35 and 36 of the M6 motorway and for the Lake District. Milnthorpe, about a mile away, offers a good range of shops including a Booths supermarket, as well as a restaurant, a highly regarded secondary school (Dallam) a petrol station, doctors' surgeries, pubs and leisure amenities.

Reception Hall:21'5" x 5'11" (6.53m x 1.8m). An impressive entrance hall. Archways with moulded detail. Recessed display alcove. Shuttered window to side.

Cloakroom:9'10" x 4'3" (3m x 1.3m). Traditional suite in white comprising a w.c. and a wash hand basin on decorative iron brackets. Large built-in storage cupboard. Additional storage cupboard below the window.

Sitting Room:13'11" x 13'9" (4.24m x 4.2m). A well proportioned room with a tall shuttered window to front and two built-in glazed display cabinets, each with cupboards below. Fireplace with coal effect gas fire.

Main Hall:16'6" x 10'10" (5.03m x 3.3m). An elegant staircase with the scrolled end piece to the handrail supported by a fluted column.

Drawing Room:23'1" x 20'5" (7.04m x 6.22m). A stunning room filled with light from the tall windows on two sides, including a square bay window. Fireplace with Carrera marble surround.

Dining Room:20' x 14'9" (6.1m x 4.5m). This bright and spacious room features two tall, shuttered windows and a wood block floor. Decorative ceiling rose and arched recess.

Basement Excellent range of storage cellars.

Side Entrance Hall: Under stairs door way leading to the basement.

Study:11'10" x 11' (3.6m x 3.35m). Ideal as a home office or hobbies room. Shuttered window to side.

Conservatory:15'7" x 15' (4.75m x 4.57m). A timber framed, double glazed conservatory with French doors leading out onto the patio.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:23'7" x 15'10" (7.19m x 4.83m). A spacious, open plan room fitted with a comprehensive range of built-in floor and wall units finished with beautiful polished granite work surfaces. Stainless steel sink. Range of built-in appliances including a ceramic hob and gas hob either side of a black granite preparation top. Two ovens, a warming drawer, a dishwasher and a fridge. Part tiled walls. Additional built-in cupboards. Plate display rack. Two shuttered windows to side.

Walk-in Pantry:7'2" x 5'8" (2.18m x 1.73m). Window to side. Shelf.

Rear Entrance Hall: Cloaks pegs. Rear entrance door.

Utility Room:14'8" x 13'6" (4.47m x 4.11m). Good range of built-in storage cupboards. Work surfaces. Stainless steel sink unit. Stelrad gas fired central heating boiler. Plumbing for a washing machine and venting for a tumble dryer.

First Floor

Galleried Landing: The staircase splits at the half landing into three, the main staircase continuing to a roomy galleried landing. The stairwell is overlooked by a fine ceiling window. Elegant arched open ways reveal passageways which lead to the bedrooms.

Master Bedroom:18'10" x 14'8" (5.74m x 4.47m). The main bedroom is lined on two sides with a comprehensive range of built-in furniture in limed oak. Matching bedside pedestal and bed head. Two shuttered windows to side. Built-in storage cupboard lined with shelves. A wide doorway with double doors and a short flight of stairs lead to the en-suite bathroom.

En-Suite Bathroom:14'2" x 11'11" (4.32m x 3.63m). A luxuriously appointed room with an inset jacuzzi bath, twin wash hand basins set into a Carrera marble top and with mirrors above and cupboards below, a w.c., a bidet and a shower cubicle. Part tiled walls. Two windows to side.

Bedroom No.2:20'11" x 14'5" (6.38m x 4.4m). A large double bedroom with shuttered windows on two sides. Door to the bathroom.

Bedroom No.3:14'1" x 13'7" (4.3m x 4.14m). A double bedroom. Window to front. Door to the bathroom.

Bathroom:11'8" x 9'2" (3.56m x 2.8m). Inset bath with shower and screen, pedestal wash hand basin, w.c. and bidet. Part tiled walls. Window to front. Door to bedrooms 2 and 3.

Bedroom No.4:13'7" x 11'10" (4.14m x 3.6m). A double bedroom. Window to side. Built-in wardrobe.

En-Suite Shower Room:8'9" x 5'3" (2.67m x 1.6m). Suite in white comprising a shower cubicle, an inset wash hand basin with cupboard below and a w.c. Tiled walls.

Bedroom No.5:15'11" x 10'9" (4.85m x 3.28m). A delightful double bedroom. Good range of built-in furniture including wardrobes, a dressing table, storage cupboards, a twin bedhead with bedside pedestals and a washstand with wash basin and cupboard below.

En-Suite Shower Room:9'1" x 2'11" (2.77m x 0.9m). Shower cubicle and w.c. Tiled walls.

Second Floor


Bedroom No.6:13'8" x 11'9" (4.17m x 3.58m). A double bedroom. Range of built-in wardrobes. Window to side.

Games Room:15'11" x 14'2" (4.85m x 4.32m). Perfect as a children’s playroom or hobbies room. Window to side. Interesting fireplace with old hob grate. Built-in wardrobes.

Store Room:14'11" x 12'2" (4.55m x 3.7m). A versatile room, ideal for storage. Window to rear.

Coach House: A delightful detached stone and slate built former Coach House and stable. (Reroofed).

Coach House:15'11" x 11'10" (4.85m x 3.6m). Double timber doors. Window to side. Power, lighting and water. Old flagged floor.

Stables:18'4" x 14'10" (5.59m x 4.52m). The old stalls are still in situ hinting at times gone by. Flagged floor. Window to front.


Storeroom No.1:18'7" x 15'2" (5.66m x 4.62m). Double entrance doors at ground level.

Storeroom 2:15'3" x 12'2" (4.65m x 3.7m). Fireplace.

Garage/Store:13' x 11'3" (3.96m x 3.43m). Stone and block built with a pitched slate roof (reroofed). Power and lighting. double timber doors.

Outside W.C: Wash hand basin and w.c.

Wood Store

The house stands in beautifully laid out, formally landscaped and informal gardens and grounds of around one and a half acres.

To the front of the house the garden has been cleverly sculptured into terraces with stone faced walls separating secluded gardens with paving, gravelled pathways, well stocked flowerbeds and an interesting array of ornamental shrubs and trees.

On the south side of the house is a delightful, stone walled paved patio, a lawn which is part enclosed by a ballustraded wall, and flower beds.

Stone steps climb a bank to lead to an elevated patio terrace with magnificent views towards Whitbarrow. The terrace is flanked by raised flower beds. Behind this is an orchard and an old greenhouse with two elevations built in brick.

The house, Coach House and outbuildings surround a delightful block paved courtyard edged with herbaceous flower borders.

A sweeping driveway, flanked by trees and a lawn, leads to a wide parking area to the side of the house with ample room for the parking of several motor vehicles.

There are further extensive lawned gardens with an interesting variety of established shrubs and trees.

Surrounding the main house and gardens is approximately 6.5 acres of agricultural land and woodland. The agricultural land, which has independent access, is currently used by a local farmer however vacant possession is available.

All mains services. Gas central heating.

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