A superb country home with extensive accommodation, gardens, outbuildings and yard area all wrapped up in within 18.09 acres (7.3ha) of land. This property is ideally suited as a smallholding, equestrian or country property with convenient local connections.
Occupying a beautiful rural setting, High House enjoys a quiet position with far reaching views across rolling countryside, towards Farleton Knott. Situated on the edge of the rural village of Holme, the location is popular amongst those looking to enjoy rural life, have excellent access to the Lake District National Park or make good use of the connectivity to the A6 and M6 with junction 36 being only a five minute drive away. Oxenholme Station is 7.5 miles away, positioned on the west coast mainline the service has direct links to London Euston.
The Auld Grey town of Kendal sits 10 miles north and offers a wealth of amenities and services and the smaller market town of Carnforth is approximately 8.5 miles south. For the family market, the location is situated within the catchment for the highly regarded local schools, both primary and secondary.
The substantial farmhouse provides well-proportioned and flexible accommodation over two floors, which retain a wealth of original features and character. The property has been sympathetically and extensively restored, extended and refurbished during the current vendors ownership, creating a wonderful family home which takes full advantage of the stunning setting.
The ground floor layout is designed with family living in mind, with the heart of the home being the 31 foot open plan kitchen, dining living space with a stunning outlook across the surrounding grounds. The kitchen is fitted with quality fixtures and fittings including range cooker with a red brick feature surround, butler sink, dishwasher and central island unit. The kitchen area is set to one side, with a central dining area around a woodburning stove seamlessly linking this practical, everyday living space. Finished with stone flagged flooring and feature beams, this room is a superb space for families and entertaining alike.
To the rear of the kitchen, is a useful utility space with a practical rear entrance, units for storage and sink area. A cloakroom provides a ground floor w.c.
Continuing through the ground floor from the kitchen area, there is an impressive living room, again of generous proportions with a dual aspect. With double french doors opening to the front gardens, this is a great space to be enjoyed all year round.
The ground floor is completed with a good-sized study area which has an outlook over looking the land, towards Farleton Knott. Set back from the main living spaces, this is a great space to work from home.
The generous proportions and tasteful decoration continue across the first floor with four of the bedrooms being double, and one being a single bedroom. The principal bedroom sits centrally and has a highly appointed ensuite shower room and fitted wardrobe space to maximise storage.
The house bathroom is a highly appointed four-piece bathroom with free standing bath, shower cubicle, wc and basin. A bonus is the integral TV which provides endless entertainment from the comfort of the bath.
Outside the house is set in formal, well stocked gardens which extend to 1/3 of an acre, with a curved flagged patio area to the front of the house providing an ideal area to sit out and relax. Beyond this, there is a lawn with a Hobbit House and BBQ grill set to one side, being the perfect garden room to be enjoyed year round with family and friends. A pedestrian gate leads from the garden to a paddock area which is accessed via a bridge, which crosses the stream. This space is an ideal extended garden space for those with children, and super area for dogs or great for those wishing to keep an eye on a pony.
Adjacent to the house is an impressive garage with storage to the second floor being ideal for garden equipment and bikes. The garage is equipped with power and water is available from the exterior. To the front of the garage is an extensive block paved driveway providing parking for several vehicles.
Beyond the garden is approximately 18 acres of land which is ideally suited for agricultural, equestrian and smallholding interests and provides excellent grazing and meadowland. There is a yard area, together with a portal frame agricultural building which is currently split, with one side used for storage and the other as a workshop space. Within the yard area is a former school and all weather turnout area which could easily be reinstated for those with equestrian interests. The land enjoys its own access off the lane leading to the property and can also be conveniently accessed on foot from the gardens.
The property is approached via an adopted meandering lane which splits, giving access to the subject property and its neighbour, which adds to the quiet, peaceful setting, with each property enjoying a private position.
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