Overview| INTRODUCTION Dating back to the 1920s and having a distinct Arts and Crafts feel, this detached period house combines modern living with character features in a skilful way. The accommodation is over three floors with ample scope to create self contained living space on the lower ground floor. At entry level are two lovely reception spaces - one with a bay window and the other with patio doors leading to a balcony. The entrance hall has original bespoke panelling and there is a generous dining kitchen with views. On the first floor are three double bedrooms - one ensuite - and a family four piece bathroom. The lower ground floor can be accessed from both the house and externally and currently has a guest bedroom and shower room, office/hobby room and bedroom currently used as a gym. The garden areas are a surprisingly good size with lawn, deck areas and patios. Bounded by Blind Beck and with a green space beyond there is a sense of privacy. In addition to the garden the property also has off road parking for three cars and a garage - rare features for houses in this location. Sympathetic décor in contemporary tones have been used throughout to create a wonderful individual family home truly worthy of viewing.
ACCOMMODATION Approaching over the flagged front garden, an open porch with original Arts and Craft style front door leads into:
HALLWAY A lovely welcoming entrance to the property with original wooden panelling, doors and plaster work. There is an internal leaded stained glass window to the kitchen and a built in coat cupboard. The panelling continues up the stairs with light from the stained glass Westmorland style window streaming down into the hallway. A window faces the front and there is a ceiling light and telephone point.
DRAWING ROOM/DINING ROOM 17' 4" into bay x 13' 11" (5.28m x 4.24m) Facing the front aspect onto Gillinggate, this versatile room has a pretty bay window with seat plus a further window to the side. An ornate fire surround provides a focal point and is fitted with a gas flame effect woodburner. Two wall lights, a ceiling light and radiator.
SITTING ROOM 17' 6" into alcove x 13' 10" (5.33m x 4.22m) Located at the rear of the property with sliding patio doors leading onto the balcony. There is a wooden fire surround with period style tiled inset and living flame gas fire. A further window to the side aspect, a ceiling light and a radiator. From the balcony there are views over the garden towards trees and across Kendal. Space for a bistro set.
KITCHEN/DINER 19' 2" x 12' 4" (5.84m x 3.76m) max Having an excellent view at the rear and side, the generous kitchen diner is ideal for family dining and is well fitted with cream farmhouse style base units with co ordinating worktops and wall unit. Ceramic one and a half bowl sink and drainer, integrated fridge and freezer and plumbing for a washing machine. Five burner gas range cooker with ovens and a grill and a modern canopy over. Contemporary metro style tiling, windows to the rear and side and a door leading to the side patio. Downlights and a radiator.
LANDING An attractive Westmorland style stained glass window on the stairwell flood the landing with light and the original banister and panelling has been retained. Cupboards have been built into alcoves and there are two ceiling light, a radiator and telephone point.
BEDROOM 15' 0" x 13' 3" (4.57m x 4.04m) Windows face the front and side aspects. A generous double bedroom with a ceiling light, two wall lights, a radiator and television point.
ENSUITE 6' 6" x 5' 11" (1.98m x 1.8m) max Having a luxury feel with a larger walk in shower with curved screen and jets, a concealed cistern WC and a vanity basin. Downlights, tiling to the walls and a tall chrome heated towel rail. A frosted window to the front elevation.
BEDROOM 12' 11" x 12' 0" (3.94m x 3.66m) max Facing the rear and looking onto trees and green space, the second double bedroom has a built in double cupboard, a radiator, ceiling light, two wall lights and telephone point. Window.
BEDROOM 12' 11" x 9' 4" (3.94m x 2.84m) Also facing the rear, the third good sized double has a ceiling light and radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM 11' 11" x 9' 1" (3.63m x 2.77m) max With windows facing the front and side aspects, the main bathroom is light and bright. Fitted with a four piece suite comprising free standing bath, double width vanity wash hand basin, WC and a shower cubicle. Tiled floor and partially tiled walls, downlights and wall mounted mirror with light. Built in cylinder cupboard and a modern vertical radiator.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR Access from the entrance hallway, a staircase leads down the lower floor. There is a window on the stairs, a ceiling light, radiator and external door leading to the patio.
GUEST BEDROOM 13' 6" into alcove x 11' 11" (4.11m x 3.63m) A window faces the rear aspect looking across the garden. Ceiling light and a radiator. A perfect guest bedroom or sitting room.
OFFICE/HOBBY ROOM 18' 3" x 11' 5" (5.56m x 3.48m) max Also facing the rear aspect, this useful room has been fitted with bookshelves and cupboards and there is a raised workbench at the rear. Built in boiler cupboard, two ceiling lights and a radiator. Cupboard with plumbed in washing machine.
BEDROOM/GYM 12' 1" x 11' 5" (3.68m x 3.48m) excluding wardrobe/cupboard Currently used as a gym with a rubberised floor, ceiling light and a radiator. Built in wardrobe/cupboard and a window to the side.
SHOWER ROOM 8' 0" x 6' 0" (2.44m x 1.83m) on angle An essential addition to the property with a larger cubicle, a WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Illuminated mirror, a ceiling light, extractor and a radiator.
EXTERNAL At the front of the property a flagged courtyard space has a central magnolia and block paved path leading to the open porch. A gate at the side leads to a terrace with steps down to the garden. Tiered garden areas at the rear provide numerous seating areas with a lower lawn area, ideal for pets and playing children. At the side, a terraced patio incorporates a pond and there are ornamental trees and shrubs throughout. Steps lead up to a gate alongside the parking area and garage. Three off road parking spaces are accessible from Gillinggate and there is a single garage with folding door, power and light.
GENERAL INFORMATION Mains Services: Water, Gas, Electric and Drainage
Council Tax Band: F
EPC Grading: D
Please note that historically Japanese Knotweed has been found in the building plot adjoining 19 Gillinggate. We understand that three treatments have now been carried out to control the plant and no further evidence has been found of re growth. We would advise any intending purchasers to make independent enquiries with their mortgage company, insurers and local authority.