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For sale: The Green & Barn Cottages, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4NW

£975,000 House and Three holiday cottages

Summary: A fine and impressive detached five bedroom country house of substantial proportions together with three superb two and three bedroom holiday cottages, providing a valuable income. Large garage block/store. Various outbuildings.

 
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AddressThe Green & Barn Cottages
Ravenstonedale
Kirkby Stephen
Cumbria
CA17 4NW
Property TypeHouse
Sold StatusAvailable
TenureFreehold
Bedrooms12 Beds
Bathrooms6 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms6 Receptions
ParkingTriple Garage
Reference_KEN170290
EER/EI Ratingschart

A fine and impressive detached five bedroom country house of substantial proportions together with three superb two and three bedroom holiday cottages, providing a valuable income. Large garage block/store. Various outbuildings.

Delightful gardens and grounds of around two and a quarter acres. Fabulous rural location just a mile from Ravenstonedale. Stunning views.

SUMMARY
The Green is a highly distinctive and impressive detached five bedroom Victorian house of character providing spacious, versatile and well planned family accommodation.

The house has been considerably upgraded and improved by the present owners whilst much of the original character, such as flagged floors, a fine oak staircase and elegant fireplaces, have been retained.

In 2007 a substantial detached stone built Westmorland bank barn was skilfully converted into three superbly appointed holiday cottages; one with three double bedrooms and the others with two double bedrooms. Each of the cottages is presented and furnished to a very high standard, meriting 5 Star Tourist Board ratings (one has a 5 Star Gold Award). The holiday cottages are run by the owners as a successful and very profitable business providing a valuable income and a tremendous lifestyle opportunity.

Also in 2007 a purpose built garage/store of very substantial proportions was built. This is a wonderful facility for those with car collections, or for those seeking a large workshop, games room, studio or hobbies room.

The house and cottages occupy a delightful site, set within extensive gardens and grounds of around two and a quarter acres, with the backdrop by the Howgill Fells. The views are simply stunning.

A fine and impressive detached country house of substantial proportions.
Five bedrooms and three reception rooms.
Kitchen with Aga stove.
Three beautifully appointed and furnished holiday cottages.
Large purpose built garage/store.
Ample parking.
Delightful gardens and grounds of around two and a quarter acres.
Peaceful rural location.
Stunning views.
Just a mile from the picturesque Dales village of Ravenstonedale.

Ravenstonedale is just off the A685 Road which links Kirkby Stephen to the M6 motorway. From the centre of Ravenstonedale head south along the main street. On the very edge of the village turn right and then immediately left onto an open road. Follow the road for about a mile to reach a track on the left with a sign for The Green. Follow the track to the property.

The property occupies a truly exquisite location, reached via a quiet, open country road, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This is the Yorkshire Dales, despite being in the County of Cumbria. The underlying limestone generates a rich and diverse landscape; Red Squirrels thrive and are regular visitors to the gardens.

To the south are the mighty Howgill Fells which create a rugged backdrop to the property. Here will be found wonderful opportunities for walks, mountain biking and exploring.

The property is about a mile from the picturesque village of Ravenstonedale, one of the prettiest villages in the area. The village has two renowned pubs, a children's nursery, a recreation ground, a church, tennis court and a golf course.

Ravenstonedale is well placed for Kirkby Stephen where there is a comprehensive range of shops, leisure, cultural and educational amenities, including a Grammar School and Kirkby Stephen mainline railway station. On the other side of the Howgills is Sedbergh, renowned for its bookshops and private school.

Ravenstonedale is convenient for junction 38 of the M6 motorway and for Kendal, Penrith, Carlisle, Lancaster and Preston.

Porch:6' x 4'11" (1.83m x 1.5m). The front door has original lead light stained glass panels. Tiled floor. Cloaks rail with brass coat hooks.

Hall: Splendid oak staircase with stylised spindles and oak panelling. Tiled floor. Elegant archway with moulded display plinths with leaf detail.

Sitting Room:16'10" x 14'9" (5.13m x 4.5m). A light and spacious room with windows on two sides. Impressive open fireplace with cast iron surround and a log burning stove on a flagged hearth. Decorative ceiling rose and cornices. Two built-in storage cupboards with stripped pine doors.

Living Room:14'2" x 13' (4.32m x 3.96m). A versatile room, currently used as a home office. Windows on two sides. Fireplace with mahogany surround and a multi-fuel stove on a flagged hearth. Decorative ceiling rose and cornices.

Kitchen:18'2" x 11'9" (5.54m x 3.58m). A farmhouse style kitchen featuring an electric four oven, twin hob Aga stove with a hot plate, set into a stone recess. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of built-in units with maple doors together with work surfaces and a stainless steel sink. Built-in oven and ceramic hob. Stone flagged floor. Part glazed side entrance door. Open way to the dining room.

Dining Room:11'10" x 10'10" (3.6m x 3.3m). The open way through to the kitchen creates an airy "open plan" feel to this room. The view is superlative. The window has a stone cill. Stone flagged floor.

Utility Room:11'11" x 9'6" (3.63m x 2.9m). A large utility room which is also ideal as a boot room. Original stone slab shelf. Excellent range of built-in shelves, including a coat/hat rack. Belfast sink set into a Beech work surface with cupboard below. Plumbing for a washing machine. Stone flagged floor. Part glazed rear entrance door.

Dairy:15' x 11'9" (4.57m x 3.58m). Perfect for storage but also suitable for alternative uses. The room is lined on three sides by original stone slab shelves. Additional shelving on two sides. Stone flagged floor.

Inner Hall: Stone flagged floor. Under stairs cupboard.

UtilityRoom No.2/Cloakroom:12'8" x 8'6" (3.86m x 2.6m). Belfast sink unit. Wash hand basin and w.c. Stone flagged floor. Plumbing for a washing machine.

Landing: A spacious landing featuring a galleried area overlooking the stairwell. Access hatch with ladder leading to a boarded loft.

Bedroom No.1:14'4" x 13'11" (4.37m x 4.24m). A delightful double bedroom with windows on two sides. Original fireplace with handsome marble surround, cast iron inset and tiled hearth.

Bedroom No.2:14'9" x 12'5" (4.5m x 3.78m). A double bedroom with windows on two sides. Original fireplace, again with a marble surround, cast iron inset and tiled hearth.

Bedroom No.3:12'11" x 9'10" (3.94m x 3m). A double bedroom with an elegant fireplace. The room has a doorway through to Bedroom No.2 and has excellent potential for turning it into an en-suite bathroom.

Bedroom No.4:13' x 10'6" (3.96m x 3.2m). A double bedroom. Range of freestanding shelves line one wall.

Bedroom No.5:10'8" x 9' (3.25m x 2.74m). ideal as a bedroom but also suitable as a hobbies room or study. One wall is lined with an excellent range of built-in wardrobes and storage cupboards.

Bathroom:9'5" x 7'11" (2.87m x 2.41m). Cleverly blending the old and new the original cast iron bath, set into a mahogany panelled surround has been retained, standing alongside a shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c.

GREEN BARN COTTAGES The magnificent detached barn has been converted into three beautiful cottages, namely: The Haystore, The Byre and The Carthouse, all with underfloor heating (except Carthouse bedroom 3).

The Haystore

Entrance Porch:6'9" x 3' (2.06m x 0.91m). Stone flagged floor. Cloaks pegs.

Utility Room:5'7" x 5'8" (1.7m x 1.73m). Work surface. Washing machine and tumble dryer. Tiled floor.

Hall: Tiled floor. Cloaks pegs. Understairs storage.

Bedroom No.1 (Haystore):11'11" x 10'7" (3.63m x 3.23m). A delightful double bedroom. French doors lead out onto a patio and the gardens. Exposed stonework to one wall.

En-Suite Bathroom (No.1):8'3" x 5'5" (2.51m x 1.65m). Contemporary style suite in white comprising a Jacuzzi bath with shower and screen, a wash hand basin with cupboard below and a w.c. with concealed cistern. Tiled floor. Chrome ladder towel radiator.

Bedroom No.2 (Haystore):11'11" x 10' (3.63m x 3.05m). A double bedroom. Tiled floor.

En-Suite Bathroom (No.2)8'8" x 5'7" (2.64m x 1.7m). Contemporary style suite in white comprising a Jacuzzi bath with shower and screen, a wash hand basin with cupboard below and a w.c. with concealed cistern. Tiled floor. Chrome ladder towel radiator.

First Floor

Lounge/Dining Room:27'6" x 18'9" (8.38m x 5.72m). A spectacular room featuring a high open ceiling with exposed beams. Sliding patio doors open out onto a private sun terrace. Tiled floor. Stone fireplace with wood burning stove. Exposed stonework to one wall. A doorway links through to "The Byre" so that the two units can be combined. An open way leads to the kitchen.

Kitchen:11'10" x 5'9" (3.6m x 1.75m). Range of built-in floor and wall units together with work surfaces and a sink. Built-in oven, ceramic hob and extractor hood. Refrigerator/freezer. Dishwasher. Tiled floor.

Second Floor

Sitting Room (Haystore):18'5" x 12'4" (5.61m x 3.76m). A delightful and cosy space featuring a gallery overlooking the main living room. Exposed beams. Pine floor. Storage cupboard.

The Byre

Porch: Stone flagged floor. Built-in storage cupboard.

Utility Room:5'7" x 5'9" (1.7m x 1.75m). Work surface. Built-in washing machine and tumble dryer. Tiled floor.

Hall: Tiled floor. Under stairs storage.

Bedroom No.1 (Byre):11'11" x 10' (3.63m x 3.05m). A double bedroom. Tiled floor.

En-Suite Bathroom No.1:8' x 5'6" (2.44m x 1.68m). Contemporary style suite in white comprising a Jacuzzi bath with shower and screen, a wash hand basin with cupboard below and a w.c. with concealed cistern. Tiled floor. Chrome ladder towel radiator.

Bedroom No.2 (Byre):11'11" x 10'4" (3.63m x 3.15m). A double bedroom. Tiled floor.

En-Suite Bathroom No.2:8'2" x 5'7" (2.5m x 1.7m). Contemporary style suite in white comprising a Jacuzzi bath with shower and screen, a wash hand basin with cupboard below and a w.c. with concealed cistern. Tiled floor. Chrome ladder towel radiator.

First Floor

Lounge/Dining Room (Byre):26'10" x 18'8" (8.18m x 5.7m). Another superb open plan room with a high open ceiling and exposed beams. Tiled floor. Stone fireplace with wood burning stove on a flagged hearth. French doors open out onto a flagged balcony with stone steps leading to the courtyard.

Kitchen (Byre):11'9" x 5'9" (3.58m x 1.75m). Range of built-in floor and wall units together with work surfaces and a sink. Built-in oven, ceramic hob and extractor hood. Refrigerator/freezer. Dishwasher. Tiled floor.

Second Floor

Sitting Area:11'11" x 6'3" (3.63m x 1.9m). A galleried mezzanine overlooks the main living room, ideal as a sitting area, for reading or games. Storage cupboards.

The Carthouse

Entrance Hall: Tiled floor. Cloaks pegs.

Living Room:15'5" x 13'9" (4.7m x 4.2m). A well proportioned room. In one corner is an interesting stone fireplace with wood burning stove. Tiled floor. A French door leads out onto a courtyard with sitting out area. Under stairs storage cupboard.

Dining Kitchen:17'8" x 11'10" (5.38m x 3.6m). A spacious, open plan room featuring exposed stonework to one wall. The kitchen is fitted with a range of built-in floor and wall units together with work surfaces and a stainless steel sink. Built-in oven and ceramic hob. Refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. Tiled floor. Alcove lined with stone shelves. French doors open onto a paved patio.

Shower Room:9'2" x 6'4" (2.8m x 1.93m). A wet shower room suitable for those with disabilities. Wash hand basin and w.c. Tiled floor. Chrome ladder towel radiator.

First Floor

Landing: Tiled floor.

Bedroom No.1 (Carthouse):17'7" x 10'8" (5.36m x 3.25m). A good sized double bedroom. Open beamed ceiling. Tiled floor. Wash hand basin.

Bedroom No.2 (Carthouse):10'8" x 10'8" (3.25m x 3.25m). A double bedroom. Tiled floor.

Kitchen Dining Room10'6" x 5'6" (3.2m x 1.68m). Contemporary style suite in white comprising a Jacuzzi bath with shower and screen, a wash hand basin with cupboard below and a w.c. with concealed cistern. Tiled floor. Chrome ladder towel radiator.

Second Floor

Bedroom No.3:13'11" x 13'4" (4.24m x 4.06m). A lovely double bedroom. Open beamed ceiling. Built-in wardrobe with drawer below. Exposed beams. Dressing table built into a recess.

Workshop/Garage Block:52'10" x 23' (16.1m x 7m). A superb facility; a large and hugely versatile building, purpose built by the current owners. Block built walls mainly clad in timber and with attractive stone facing to the front elevation. Pitched insulated roof. Twin electrically operated roller shutter doors. Side entrance door. Port hole window. French doors lead to the main garden. Ground source heat pump serving the holiday cottages. Ample power sockets and lighting.



OUTBUILDINGS
Adjoining the house is a stone built outbuilding with a pitched slate roof, ideal for storage. This also contains an insulated water storage cylinder. Adjoining this is the boiler house containing the oil fired central heating boiler.

Adjoining the garage/workshop is a series of timber clad sheds, one for gardening equipment and the others serving as a wood store and shed.

Beyond the cottages is a detached stone built former agricultural building divided into two, providing useful storage for bikes and the like.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The house and cottages are set within delightfully laid out and extensive grounds of around two and a quarter acres comprising lawned gardens with shrubs and trees, a lovely strip of woodland which borders a beck and which is a favourite haunt of red squirrels, a paved courtyard and a small orchard. Timber garden shed.

A walled and gravelled driveway, secured by a pedestrian gate and cattle grid, leads to a wide parking area in front of the garage block and additional parking areas by the cottages, all with ample room for several motor vehicles.

To the rear of the cottages are paved patio terraces, further lawned gardens and a hazel wood. Tucked away behind the wood in an elevated position is another lawned garden which enjoys superlative views.

Mains electricity. Private water supply from a borehole. Two septic tanks (new treatment plant for the main house installed 2018). The main house has oil fired central heating. The three cottages are heated via a ground source heat pump. The house and cottages are double glazed.

HOLIDAY LETTING BUSINESS
The owners have been running a very successful holiday letting business from the property. Further details can be obtained by visiting www.greenbarncottages.co.uk

TOURIST BOARD RATINGS
The cottages have 5 Star Ratings with one having a 5 Star Gold Award.

FURNISHINGS, EFFECTS AND EQUIPMENT
The three holiday cottages are to be sold furnished and equipped. Items to be included will be detailed on an inventory to be supplied by the owners. Personal items will be excluded.

ACCOUNTS
The owners accounts show a healthy turnover and a valuable income/profit.   Copies of accounts will be made available to genuinely interested parties only, following a viewing.

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