Kendal, Cumbria, Cumbria, LA8 9AY

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4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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01539 751 993


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CHARMING HOME SET IN 3.36 ACRES WITH STABLING AND PADDOCK. Situated in a superb rural location yet highly accessible to Burneside, Kendal and the Lake District National Park. South facing with fabulous countryside views from all aspects. Stunning gardens with polytunnel, vegetable garden, pond and sun terraces.

This charming home is a sympathetically converted barn which has been extended in recent times to provide a substantial living space split over three levels. Originally dating back to 1751 the property offers charm and character throughout. The residence sits beautifully within 3.36 acres or thereabouts of formal gardens, grounds, paddock and woodland and is positioned in such a way that the majority of the accommodation takes full advantage of the glorious views over open countryside towards the Lakeland fells, the Howgills and to the South for approximately 30 miles towards the Forest of Bowland.

Located in a highly accessible position approximately 4 miles north of Kendal town centre and 1.5 miles from the village of Burneside this home is suited to those looking to enjoy the rural surroundings or those looking to commute to areas beyond. Meadow House is positioned on the edge of the Lake District National Park and gives excellent access to the surrounding areas with the A591 to the west and the A6 to the east, together with Burneside railway station being only 2 miles away.

The accommodation is arranged over three levels and is accessed at the front from a vestibule/cloakroom with steps leading to the kitchen. Being an excellent everyday living kitchen, with a log burning stove, this area provides ample Lakeland Slate topped units set around a dual fuel range cooker and Belfast sink enjoying stunning views South towards Kendal and beyond. There is a large walk-in pantry and storage area to the rear of the kitchen which is an excellent storage space. Off the kitchen steps lead to an open breakfast area, snug and office space which enjoys the dual outlook over the gardens, with access to the garage, completed with workshop, utility room and WC to the rear, and access to the main drive, rear courtyard and log store. The ground floor is complimented by a shower room and rear access point.

The principal staircase leads down to a formal dining area which can also be accessed from the entrance vestibule. This sizeable space has storage to one wall and a southerly outlook to the front. Connected via double doors to the side is the main living room, being a large yet cosy light space set around a wood burning stove with windows to two aspects.

There is a principal bedroom positioned to the rear of the living room which has a 4 piece power-shower room suite and a good size bedroom which opens into an impressive oak framed garden room creating a relaxing space to enjoy the gardens or entertain all year round. The garden room and bathroom suite have underfloor heating.

The first floor is accessed from the principal staircase and provides three sizeable double bedrooms and a house bathroom.

Approached via a shared private lane which leads to a private driveway, there is a large parking and turning area at the property and this is secluded from the main garden areas of the house.

The gardens, which have opened for the National Gardens Scheme and appeared on BBC TV programmes with Carol Klein, are a true labour of love and provide a stunning backdrop to the property, having been carefully planned to create a host of settings and areas to relax and provide a haven for wildlife. There is something for everyone from areas to hide away, sun terraces for entertaining, ornamental and water features, a stunning pond area with a recently constructed jetty and woodland walks. For those looking to be self-sufficient there is a vegetable garden and extensive polytunnel area. Landscaped borders, fencing and stone walling encompass the gardens and to add to the tranquil setting a naturally fed stream passes through.

For those with other interests, there is a sloping paddock area extending to 1.79 acres which sits to the north of the residence and provides excellent scope for equestrian and hobby farming interests.  This gives access to an adjoining wooden stable block with 3, fully lined, 12' X 12' stables fronted by a concrete area within a small, gated, paddock.

The external storage areas are complimented by a large storage shed (14’ x 7’) and a polytunnel (56' x 18') in the vegetable garden.  There is triple access to an adjoining substantial garage space by the entrance to the property, which has excellent storage and additional mezzanine, parking for a vehicle, WC and utility room fitted with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer .

Meadow House is a real gem situated in a highly accessible but tranquil location with stunning views – a unique property which is in harmony with its surroundings, one that must be seen.

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