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Being a former school in the mid 19th century, School House has been lovingly restored and converted to provide a generous family home with split living accommodation. The property has been extended further since its original conversion to create excellent living accommodation to the first floor and bedroom accommodation to the ground floor to ensure that the open views to the Lake District National Park are enhanced.
The property provides a blend of classic and contemporary living spaces throughout and would make an excellent family home, or due to the layout of the accommodation would be well suited for those looking for Airbnb or holiday cottage-type prospects.
School House is nestled between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park and sits to the south of the village of Shap which offers a range of varied amenities. For those commuting further afield School House is approximately a three minute drive from Junction 39 of the M6 motorway and has links to the West Coast Mainline via Penrith. The A6 which sits to the front of the property provides excellent links directly to the historic town of Kendal. The property sits within the catchment for some excellent schools and is well suited for those with children.
Approached via a gated entrance the property is accessed via a side access point which opens into an entrance hallway. The accommodation throughout is over a split level with living accommodation situated predominately on the first floor and the bedrooms to the ground floor.
From the entrance is a useful and practical utility space with storage cupboard to one wall, and space for washing machine, dryer and fridge freezer. Leading through from the utility area is the highly appointed kitchen providing ample storage, granite worktops, Wolf range cooker and solid timber kitchen units. The kitchen enjoys an outlook to the rear and is a sociable space with the mezzanine opening to the lounge/dining space. The main living area is situated to the first floor with a seating area to one side set around a wood burning stove and a dining area to the opposite side, enjoying a dual aspect with ample natural lighting and feature beams adding to the charm and character. A further lounge is situated at the rear of the property which is a more recent extension and can be accessed from the kitchen, enjoying vast open views to two sides with remote controlled blinds and doors opening to a heated balcony. For those winter months there is a wood burning stove situated in the corner making this an ideal area in which to relax all year round. There is a spacious bedroom suite situated to one side of the first floor which has an outlook to the side of the property and the added benefit of an en-suite shower room. A glazed conservatory extension leading from the bedroom is utilised as a quiet seating area and makes an ideal morning room. The ground floor provides a further bedroom suite with an outlook to the side, together with an en-suite shower room and seating area. This space enjoys doors opening out to the garden area, ideal for those who want to enjoy the morning sun or is a unique aspect for those looking for Airbnb opportunities.
A further ensuite bedroom is situated to the ground floor with an en-suite three piece bathroom and a storage cupboard / walk-in wardrobe to one wall. The main three bedrooms are of generous proportions, enjoying en-suite facilities. The fourth bedroom is currently utilised as a study and is smaller however would be ideal as a nursery or single room. The ground floor is completed by a family bathroom with bath, WC and wash hand basin.
Externally School House provides a block paved driveway from the gated entrance, offering parking for several vehicles which is situated in front of the attached garage. The generous garage has an up-and-over door to the front and a rear personnel access door into the garden. This area could be utilised as parking or storage depending on the purchasers requirements. School House sits centrally within the garden plot with a lawned garden situated predominantly to the rear and side, which borders the open countryside and has far reaching views beyond.
To the front can be found a mature planted border with a range of shrubbery providing some privacy to the property, with steps leading down to the rear garden The gardens and grounds are encompassed within stone walling, making this a safe and secure space for those with families. The heated balcony accessed from the first floor living room is a great place to enjoy the outdoors all year round and is a unique design feature of this home.
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