Set in the rural hamlet of Ackenthwaite, this picturesque location is conveniently positioned for access to the M6 motorway, A6 and rail networks. Set less than 1 mile from the centre of Milnthorpe all amenities are on hand. For families, the property sits close to highly regarded schools, both primary and secondary, including Dallam and Queen Elizabeth school at Kirkby Lonsdale, and with private schooling further afield. The location is also well positioned for exploring the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.
The property has been substantially improved and upgraded by the current vendors to provide an excellent blend of old and new. Dating back to circa. 1640 there are many character features throughout.
Entered into the central entrance hallway with original Victorian tiled flooring this space gives a welcoming feel. The sitting room is set around an open fire with marble surround, parquet flooring, bookshelves and a deep seat within the bay window which adds to the charm and character of this cosy space. The dining room sits off the hallway and has a bay window overlooking the front garden, and is set around a wood burning stove. This is a great room for entertaining, offering a relaxed space.
The kitchen / family room is the heart of the home, with a fully equipped solid wood kitchen and granite worktops. The kitchen provides integral appliances, a central island unit and offers a practical yet sociable workspace. Off the kitchen can be found a utility room providing laundry facilities and beyond this a useful pantry area providing additional storage. The family space sits to one side of the kitchen and is set around a wood burning stove within an inglenook fireplace with stone surround. For those summer days and evenings double doors open to the patio area situated at the front and allows this room to enjoy the picturesque outlook.
The stairs lead from the main hallway, with access from the half landing to a boot room with excellent eaves storage beyond. The boiler is located here, making this an ideal drying area. The family bathroom also sits off the half landing, comprising a bath with shower over, wash hand basin set in a vanity unit and a low-level WC. This room is completed by a useful storage cupboard.
The first floor provides the bedroom accommodation, with all bedrooms enjoying an outlook to the front and views towards Farleton Knott. There is a choice of principle bedroom suites depending as to how purchasers wish to utilise the accommodation. The current Vendors have a principle bedroom suite set with an outlook to the front, feature fireplace and en-suite shower room situated in the eaves. Bedrooms two, three and four are good sized rooms, all being double bedrooms. The fifth bedroom is well proportioned and enjoys a dual outlook, with a well-appointed en-suite bathroom off comprising low level WC, wash hand basin and double shower cubicle. This bedroom is currently utilised as bedroom accommodation for the ancillary living space.
The ancillary accommodation provides flexible living for those with dependants, or to Let to provide an income, and can be accessed externally into the kitchen area or from the first floor of the main residence. The access from the first floor can be locked, making it an entirely separate space. This accommodation offers a well-equipped kitchen with a range of wall and base mounted units and integral appliances together with a breakfast bar. Off the kitchen can be found a utility space with plumbing for laundry facilities and a WC. The living space is set at the front and enjoys double doors to both aspects, giving lots of natural light. For a more cosy feel a woodburning stove with stone mantel is positioned centrally within the room.
Externally there is something for everyone, with 0.75 acres of grounds wrapping around the property with a multitude of appealing areas and retreats, which allows the sun to be enjoyed throughout the day. The gravelled driveway provides plenty of parking and a garage building provides excellent storage. The garage has the potential to be replaced with a larger building (subject to planning) and would be an excellent space to incorporate a gym or hobby room to the first floor.
The front garden space comprises lawned gardens, a patio area and sun terrace. To the rear is a further lawned garden with a gravelled patio space, ideal for a hot tub, from which to enjoy the views of Dallam Tower. There is a private sun room, an ideal hideaway with the benefit of electric and a woodburning stove which enables this cosy room to be enjoyed all year round. For those with hobby interests there is a separate workshop building which has a multitude of uses.
Ackenthwaite House has a vast potential to be suited to a range of purchasers. Finished to a high standard and carefully incorporating original features, the accommodation takes full advantage of the space available and must be viewed.
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