Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumbria

£1,450,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 9
INTRODUCTION Dating back to the late 18th Century, Crosthwaite House is a prominent attractive Grade II listed house with open views over the Lyth Valley and Whitbarrow Scar. Owned by the same family for over 30 years and run as a successful bed and breakfast for many years, the business was expanded with the development of the adjacent barn to form three characterful holiday cottages. As the owners look towards retirement, the layout of the main house has been adapted to create a further self contained apartment for letting, however reverting the house back to guest house accommodation would be easily achieved. The house retains period features throughout with exposed floor boards, sash windows with working shutters, high ceilings and coving. The ensuites to the guest bedrooms have been updated in recent years and the addition of a sun room with bi fold doors to the side is a real bonus. The garden and grounds surround the property and there is scope, subject to planning, to develop outbuildings further. An excellent proposition with proven track record and bookings - ideal for a range of buyers, viewing is essential.

Situated within the National Park in the picturesque Lyth Valley known for its profusion of damson orchards that line the valley. The property is located in a quiet corner of the Lakes just 10 minutes drive from Bowness and Kendal and still convenient for the M6 and travel via A590. A strong community spirit binds the small valley villages together. There are numerous gastro pub style eateries, including the award winning Crosthwaite Punchbowl only minutes walk away, and restaurants to suit all needs. A village shop still flourishes at Levens, community post offices and halls are available and there are ever expanding primary schools in both Levens and Crosthwaite.

The large period front door with open porch leads into:

ENTRANCE HALL Original arch, cornicing and architraves, painted flag floor and an inner hallway area. Ceiling light and a radiator.

LIVING ROOM 15' 6" x 15' 2" (4.72m x 4.62m) A large sash window with working shutters faces the front aspect with open outlook towards Whitbarrow Scar. Fossilised fire surround with grate for an open fire and adjoining alcove cupboard and shelving. Stripped floor, a radiator, ceiling light, telephone and television aerial point.

DINING ROOM 15' 5" x 15' 4" (4.7m x 4.67m) Large sash window facing the front elevation with lovely outlook and wooden shutters. Stripped floor, five wall lights and a radiator. Ornate fire surround with polished fossilised plinth and alcove shelving and cupboards adjacent.

KITCHEN 14' 9" x 12' 5" (4.5m x 3.78m) A window faces the rear overlooking the courtyard and Roman well. Fitted with contemporary white gloss handleless base and wall units with solid wood block worktops and a one and a half bowl sink with drainer. Four oven Aga with two hotplates set to a limestone mantel surround and an integrated dishwasher. There is shelving, a ceiling light and a flagged floor

UTILITY ROOM 11' 10" x 10' 8" (3.61m x 3.25m) Double glazed window to the side aspect and a stable door leading to the courtyard. Base and wall units, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a dryer along and a large fridge. Stainless steel sink and a ceiling light.

STORE Leading from the utility room is a useful store area with a door leading to the rear and a housing the boiler and hot water cylinder. Ceiling light and space for a chest freezer.

WC Fitted with a pedestal wash hand basin and WC, there is a ceiling light, extractor and stripped floor.

INNER OFFICE/SNUG 12' 7" x 8' 9" (3.84m x 2.67m) Bookshelves and built in cupboard. Stripped floor, radiator, television aerial point and a ceiling light.

SUN ROOM/STUDIO 22' 4" x 9' 6" (6.81m x 2.9m) A lovely addition to the property in recent years with double height ceiling and double glazed bi fold doors to the side. Engineered wood flooring, downlights, a radiator and Velux rooflight.

CELLAR From the hallway, original stone steps lead down to three cellar areas. Having ceiling height of 7' 1" average. The larger area is to the front and has an air vent and a ceiling light, with the second cellar area having power connected and original cold slab. There is a a third curved ceiling cellar.

STAIRCASE The lovely period staircase with Westmorland style window runs the height of the building with fire doors leading to the first and second floor landings. There are wall lights over both storeys.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Ceiling light, stripped floor and a radiator.

LOUNGE 15' 6" x 12' 3" (4.72m x 3.73m) Having a sash window to the front aspect with lovely view over fields towards Whitbarrow Scar. There is a wood burner set to an exposed stone recess and slate hearth. Alcove cupboard and shelving, television aerial point and an upright radiator.

KITCHEN/DINER 12' 6" x 12' 7" (3.81m x 3.84m) A sash window faces the side aspect and a half glazed door leads to the roof terrace giving the flat self contained access. Fitted with grey base and wall units with marble effect worktops and a one and a half bowl sink with drainer. Integrated dishwasher, washer/dryer and two fridges. Electric hob and an electric oven. Ceiling light, radiator, extractor and stripped floor.

BEDROOM 9' 5" x 8' 10" (2.87m x 2.69m) A sash window faces the front aspect with view over the valley. Built in slimline wardrobe, a radiator, ceiling light and television aerial point. Vanity wash hand basin with light over.

ENSUITE Fully tiled, there is a shower cubicle and WC. Downlights, extractor and heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 15' 5" x 13' 1" (4.7m x 3.99m) A sash window to the front elevation facing towards Whitbarrow Scar. Double wardrobe built in, vanity wash hand basin with light over and a shaver point. Radiator, ceiling light and television aerial point

ENSUITE WC and shower cubicle, heated towel rail, downlights and an extractor. Fully tiled.

BEDROOM 15' 0" x 12' 6" (4.57m x 3.81m) Dual aspect sash window to the side and rear elevations. Built in double wardrobe and vanity basin with light and shaver point over. Radiator and ceiling light.

ENSUITE Fitted with a shower cubicle and WC, the ensuite is fully tiled and has downlights, an extractor and heated towel rail.

The stairs continue from the main landing to the second floor, door leads to a further guest bedroom and fire door into the landing

BEDROOM 12' 7" x 12' 6" (3.84m x 3.81m) Sash window to the rear and fire escape door. Built in double wardrobe, vanity wash hand basin with light over and a shaver point, radiator and a ceiling light.

ENSUITE Shower cubicle and a WC. Ceiling light, extractor and heated towel rail.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING Ceiling light and a radiator.

BEDROOM 15' 7" x 12' 10" (4.75m x 3.91m) A sash window faces the front aspect with lovely view. Telephone point, ceiling light and a radiator.

BEDROOM 11' 11" x 11' 9" (3.63m x 3.58m) Sash window to the front elevation. Radiator, ceiling light and a telephone point.

BEDROOM 15' 6" x 12' 9" (4.72m x 3.89m) A sash window faces the front aspect. Ceiling light and a radiator.

BATHROOM 15' 4" x 9' 3" (4.67m x 2.82m) A generous bathroom with a four piece suite and a leaded window with shutters to the rear elevation. Bath with mixer, quadrant shower cubicle, vanity basin and a WC. Ceiling light, wall mounted fan heater, heated towel rail and a vanity light with shaver point. Large walk in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelving.

ATTIC Accessed from the second floor landing a door leads up to the attic. Running the width of the property with lighting and a Velux rooflight, there is good ceiling height.

TOP BANK

A glazed front door leads into the open plan living, dining and kitchen area.

OPEN PLAN LIVING DINING KITCHEN AREA 17' 7" x 13' 3" (5.36m x 4.04m) Having a window to the front and further window to the rear, the room is full of character and charm. The lounge area has a wood burner with limestone mantel over. Wood, flag and tiled floor, ceiling light and a storage heater. The kitchen area has oak style units with a ceramic electric hob and electric oven. There is a stainless steel sink. Built in under stairs cupboard with hot water cylinder.

LANDING A window faces the front aspect and there is a wall light.

BEDROOM 12' 4" x 11' 3" (3.76m x 3.43m) Windows face the side and rear with outlook over the garden. Built in double wardrobe, storage heater and a ceiling light.

BATHROOM An internal window into the stairwell. Bath with mixer over, concealed cistern WC and a wash hand basin. Heated towel rail, downlights, vanity light with shaver point and tiling

MIDDLE BANK

The glazed front door leads into:

OPEN PLAN LOUNGE DINING KITCHEN 17' 10" x 15' 11" (5.44m x 4.85m) Having windows to both the front and rear aspects, there are characterful beams and a flagged floor. The kitchen area is fitted with oak effect base units, a ceramic hob and electric oven. Stainless steel sink and a divisional area created for a utility space. Two storage heaters and a ceiling light. Under stair cupboard with hot water cylinder. Stairs lead to the first floor.

LANDING Wall light and exposed beam.

BEDROOM 10' 0" x 8' 10" (3.05m x 2.69m) A window overlooks the rear garden and there is a feature period cupboard and a built in wardrobe. Storage heater and a ceiling light.

BEDROOM 12' 8" x 9' 4" (3.86m x 2.84m) A window faces the front elevation and there is an additional stable door style window. Built in wardrobe, a ceiling light and a storage heater.

BATHROOM Bath with mixer attachment over concealed cistern wc and a wash hand basin. Heated towel rail, vanity light with shaver point, extractor and downlights.

LOW BANK

A wooden front door leads into:

UTILITY ROOM 10' 8" x 5' 6" (3.25m x 1.68m) A double glazed windows faces the front aspect. Having plumbing for a washing machine, a ceiling light and hot water cylinder.

KITCHEN/DINER 21' 4" x 10' 2" (6.5m x 3.1m) Double glazed window facing the side aspect with view over the valley. Farmhouse style base and wall units with wood block worktops and a one and a half bowl sink. Electric Aga, extractor and flagged floor with under floor heating. Ample space for a large dining table and there are beams to the ceiling and four ceiling lights.

INNER HALLWAY Two double glazed windows face the front aspect and stairs lead to the first floor. Under stairs storage and a ceiling light.

LOUNGE 20' 8" x 11' 10" (6.3m x 3.61m) A window faces the front and a double glazed door with adjacent panes leads to the rear garden. A lovely room with corner position wood burner and wooden flooring. Stairs continue to the second floor and there are two telephone points, a television point and ceiling light.

BEDROOM 11' 11" x 9' 10" (3.63m x 3m) A window faces the rear with view towards the church. Ceiling light, storage heater and built in cupboards and shelving.

ENSUITE Frosted window to the front aspect. Larger shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and a wc. Ceiling light, extractor and heated towel rail. Vanity light with shaver point.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING Velux rooflight to the rear aspect. Wall light and built in cupboard. Exposed A frame beams.

BEDROOM 11' 4" x 9' 10" (3.45m x 3m) Velux rooflight to the rear and smaller window to the side with lovely view. Storage heater, wall light and a built in cupboard.

ENSUITE Velux rooflight, bath with mixer over, concealed cistern wc and a pedestal wash hand basin. Additional storage (housing a hot water cylinder) and dressing table area. Extractor and vanity light with shaver point.

OFFICE 9' 4" x 6' 11" (2.84m x 2.11m) A Velux rooflight face the front elevation. Storage heater.

EXTERNAL The grounds surround the properties and are in perfect keeping with the history of the house. There is a sloping orchard area with damson and apple trees, a side lawn - perfect for admiring the view and a larger level lawn behind the cottages. Within the grounds are various listed stone out buildings, great for storage. Adjacent to the main house is a double car port and there is parking for each property provided within the yard area. Leading from the rear of the house is a roof terrace.

Between the garden and orchard areas is a further detached stone building previously used as an old school house. Two storeys high with an internal measurement of approx. 13' 1" x 12', there is a mezzanine sleeping deck and a shower room although further improvements are required.

GENERAL INFORMATION Mains Services: Water and Electric. Drainage by means of Septic Tank. Heating to the house via oil and electric heating in the cottages.

Tenure: Freehold.

Council Tax Band/Rateable Values

Crosthwaite House Domestic Accommodation - Council Tax Band C

Crosthwaite House Non Domestic -

Low Bank - Council Tax Band D

Middle Bank and Top Bank have a current combined Rateable Value of £5900 on a small business multiplier of 48p. This totals £2832 of which the current owners received full Small business rate relief.

EPC Gradings

Crosthwaite House - Exempt

Low Bank D

Middle Bank D

Top Bank D

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Milne Moser

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