A FOUR bedroom ‘hidden gem’ offering views across Kendal, Shap fells and Morecambe Bay is on the market for £1,250,000.

Rysedale, in Burton Road, is surrounded by 1.3 acres of landscaped gardens, paddocks and has ‘ample’ parking with a double garage.

The detached property, which was built in the 1930s, is alarmed and fitted with CCTV.

Stained glass flanks the front door, and the property has a number of original features which were preserved during renovation undertaken by the current owners.

These include original panelling, oak floors, ornate ceiling roses and reclaimed cast iron radiators.

The family kitchen was installed three years ago, during which it was modified and opened up to include the spacious dining room.

The Westmorland Gazette: SPACIOUS: The family kitchenSPACIOUS: The family kitchen

Fitted by local craftsman Mark James Kitchens & Cabinetry of Clapham, the ‘highlight’ of the bespoke, handmade kitchen, according to estate agents Ashdown Jones Windermere, is the central island with curved oak breakfast bar.

Prospective buyers will also find a grey electric Aga replete with roasting and warming ovens and a surplus of storage and pantry cupboards with automatic lighting.

In the dining room and kitchen there is under floor heating and a gas fire is set within a tiled surround.

Original period flooring connects through to the utility room, where there is plumbing for a washer and dryer and a Belfast sink is housed within the oak worktops.

The Westmorland Gazette: BEDROOM: One of the four bedroomsBEDROOM: One of the four bedrooms

Elsewhere, the ‘spacious’ master bedroom offers ‘stunning’ views onto open countryside, as well as an ensuite bathroom.

Next door, the family bathroom has underfloor heating.

The fourth bedroom, overlooking the front of the house, is currently used as a walk-in wardrobe, but Ashdown Jones suggests the space could be used as a home office or nursery.

The third bedroom is as large as the master and has views over Kendal and the town’s castle in the distance.

The Westmorland Gazette: OUTSIDE: The property is surrounded by 1.3 acres of landscaped gardensOUTSIDE: The property is surrounded by 1.3 acres of landscaped gardens

Outside, the garden has a patio and ‘well-kept’ lawns, and according to Ashdown Jones, the barked area is ‘perfect’ for a trampoline and climbing frame.

And a newly built stables and tack room area provide the potential to house ponies.