Overview| INTRODUCTION Surrounded by open countryside and looking onto the Lake District National Park, this is a unique white washed cottage style conversion. The original building is reported to date back to the early/mid 1700s and the character has been retained throughout. The reverse style accommodation is over two floors with two double bedrooms, a lovely kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor. The main living area is on the first floor to take advantage of lovely views over fields and there are exposed roof timbers and beams along with a cosy open fire. The garden is in perfect keeping with the property and surroundings with cottage planting, wildlife pond and drystone walling. In a small development of just a few houses, this quaint property offers the rural idyll many look for whilst retaining neighbours and a sense of community.
Whinfell is located within 6 miles of Kendal, with the town centre reachable within 20mins. Morrisons and Sainsburys Supermarkets are closer and offer many services and amenities. There is a primary school in Grayrigg which is approximately 10 minutes drive and those of secondary age have a good choice of Kendal schools. Oxenholme Station, around 20 minutes away, provides access to the West Coast Main line and both J37 and J38 are about fiffteen minutes away. Walking and riding are on the doorstep.
ACCOMMODATION From the front lane, a double glazed door leads into:
ENTRANCE HALL A welcoming entrance with quarry tiled floor and double glazed windows adjacent to the door. Two radiators, three ceiling lights and exposed beams. Three built in cupboards, one for storage and two housing the hot water cylinder and boiler. Additional double glazed window. Stairs lead to the first floor.
OPEN PLAN LOUNGE AND DINING AREA 18' 2" x 17' 7" (5.54m x 5.36m) An impressive space with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Two double glazed windows face the rear aspect and there is a double glazed window on the stairs. Two rooflights flood the room with natural light and there is a stripped wooden floor. Exposed stone fire surround with open grate. Two radiators, four ceiling lights, two telephone points and a television aerial point. The dimensions of the room easily allow space for both dining and lounge suites. At the side of the room, a low level door leads to the eaves storage area, this has a wall light and is excellent storage.
From the entrance hallway, latch style doors lead to the two double bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen.
KITCHEN 9' 7" x 9' 0" (2.92m x 2.74m) A double glazed door leads to the rear cottage garden. Fitted with cream shaker style base and wall units with co ordinating worktops and under unit lighting. Gas hob with canopy over, electric oven and integrated fridge. Plumbing for a washing machine, quarry tiled floor, four ceiling lights and a radiator.
BEDROOM 11' 4" x 8' 4" (3.45m x 2.54m) A double glazed window faces the rear aspect and overlooks the garden. Radiator and ceiling light.
BEDROOM 10' 10" x 8' 1" (3.3m x 2.46m) Another double bedroom with a double glazed window facing the rear elevation. Beams to the ceiling, a ceiling light and radiator.
BATHROOM 7' 9" x 5' 9" (2.36m x 1.75m) Frosted double glazed window to the side aspect. Fitted with a four piece suite comprising bath, wall hung wash hand basin, WC and quadrant shower cubicle. Tiling to the walls, vinyl floor, a ceiling light, extractor and radiator.
EXTERNAL Surrounding the property is open countryside and fields and the south facing garden has been landscaped using natural materials to reflect this. Leading from the kitchen is a pretty enclosed cottage garden with central flower bed and a seating area. A gate leads to a further side garden past the parking area and a screened bin store/LPG tank storage area. The side garden is lawned, bounded by traditional dry stone walling and has a wildlife pond.
GENERAL INFORMATION Services: Mains Electricity. Private water supply - fed into tank shared with neighbours. Each property has private UV filtration system. Shared septic tank (replaced in May 2019). LPG heating and cooking.
Tenure: Freehold. Some shared maintenance costs of water tank and septic tank
Council Tax Band: C
EPC Grading: TBC