Located in the heart of the Lyth Valley in the picturesque village of Crosthwaite, this unique, architect designed property boasts stunning, uninterrupted views over the local countryside and towards Farleton Knott. Orchard House is a detached 3/4 bedroom home offering versatile split level accommodation suited to both families and those of retirement age alike. The property's most prominent feature is that it is flooded with natural light throughout due to the thoughtful planning and full length feature windows that capture the views perfectly. The accommodation has been immaculately maintained and updated by the present vendors and briefly includes 3/4 reception rooms, a newly renovated kitchen, 3/4 bedrooms and a bath and shower room. The gardens of the property are a haven for local wildlife and from sitting on the raised decking area or within the pretty summer house you can spot the birds and, occasionally, deer across the open countryside. The beautifully landscaped garden is great for those with gardening interests and the gated private driveway to the front affords ample parking and access into the attached single garage.
Crosthwaite will appeal to all ages thanks to its lively community that is centred around the active village hall and local primary school, rated outstanding by Ofsted. Commonly known as 'The Damson Valley', Crosthwaite is situated within The Lake District National Park and is approximately 5 miles from Bowness and, in the other direction Kendal, with easy access to the M6, ideal for commuters looking for a more laid back and peaceful lifestyle. There is an abundance of walks to be enjoyed right from your doorstep and with the Lakeland Hills close by you are certainly spoilt for choice. Locally, there is a good selection of quality pubs including the popular Punch Bowl which includes a post office three times a week and there is a weekly local Fairtrade shop and homemade cakes in the village hall.
Wrought iron gates open up onto the private gravelled driveway where there is parking for up to four vehicles and access into the attached single garage with a remote control up and over door. Entering into the sizeable glazed entrance porch with a part glazed roof and practical tiled floor, there is ample space for boots and coats as well as internal access into the garage where there are utility facilities and a sink. The entrance hall leads to the first two versatile rooms that are presently utilised as home offices – however, for those with larger families, they could also be utilised as two double bedrooms. There is also a shower room on this level and one of the rooms enjoys access onto a raised decking area at the rear of the property where you can enjoy the stunning countryside outlook.
Four steps lead down to the lower ground floor where there is a dining room offering views to Farleton Knott and a beautiful sitting room that is filled with natural light and features a Clear View multifuel stove set upon a slate hearth. Adjoining the sitting room is the sun room where the unique, architect design of this property can be fully appreciated thanks to its non-conforming triangular dimensions which allow the full length windows to perfectly capture the view over the south facing garden and countryside beyond. The dining kitchen was renovated in 2016 by Atlantis Kitchens in Kendal and comprises a quality range of units and central island. Bosch appliances include a double oven with grill, microwave, 4 ring induction hob and an integrated dishwasher. There is a sink and half with drainer and complementary splash back tiling, with the floors finished in Karndean. The kitchen extends into a bright dining area with full length glazed doors looking over the rear and external access onto the patio.
To the first floor, the master bedroom features a large picture window with uninterrupted, rolling countryside views. Sliding doors reveal a deep wardrobe/ storage area that is mirrored in the second double bedroom on this floor. In the second bedroom, the dual aspect boasts stunning views to Farleton Knott and adjoining is a versatile room that would make for a great dressing room or nursery. There is also a sizeable family bathroom briefly comprising a four piece suite to include a bath and fitted storage.
The gardens surrounding the property have a sense of complete tranquillity and privacy as the vista extends out across the uninterrupted countryside. Immaculately landscaped with an abundance of well stocked, vibrant beds, shrubs and trees, the garden attracts a plethora of local wildlife and is a haven for those with green fingers. A path leads throughout the garden, passing the pretty glazed summer house with slate roof, the decorative pond and into the kitchen garden where there is a large and productive vegetable plot which has produced beetroot, potatoes, beans and peas to name a few. The greenhouse and garden shed serve the area well and there is also a pear tree and fruitful blackcurrant bush. Practically, along the private front gravelled driveway there is also a bin and log store.
Directions Approaching from the head of the Lyth Valley Road or from Bowness/ Winster on the A5074, turn into the village heading down the hill and cross over the small bridge. After approximately 100 yards on the right hand side, you can find the driveway which leads into the gates and parking area of Orchard House. Crosthwaite can also be approached from Crook or Underbarrow/Kendal.
Services Mains Water
Private Septic Tank
Oil Central Heating
council tax band G