Located to the southern fringe of the Lake District National Park, easily accessible to the Windermere Valley and the facilities and amenities of Kendal, Middle Blakebank is a tremendous opportunity to acquire a substantial family home, providing impeccably presented accommodation, set in a peaceful rural area with arguably one of the finest views of nearly the full length of the Lyth Valley towards Morecambe Bay and Arnside.
Having been significantly extended throughout the course of its history, the main house centres around a wonderful reception room, which has a porch from the front and a welcoming woodburning stove in a stone fireplace. Immediately off here is the gourmet kitchen, equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and adorned with premium finishes. This opens onto a private patio area, providing an enchanting setting for al fresco dining with views of the gardens to the rear.
To the left of the reception room is the dining room. A most impressive space with vaulted ceilings and oak wood panelling to all walls, along with a nook seating area / library with a further stone fireplace with wood burning stove. French doors also lead to a more modern second sitting room which also leads to the rear garden. To the rear of the dining room the rear hallway gives access to the ground floor bedroom, with its ensuite shower room, and has stairs leading up to a further ensuite bedroom and a study / single bedroom which has a Minstrels window looking into the dining room below.
To the right of the reception room a short flight of steps leads to the main lounge, which has a triple aspect with a picture window looking south along the valley, another double bedroom and a separate bathroom, along with a useful study / hobby room.
Another short flight of steps leads from here to the master bedroom suite, which looks south over the gardens and has a walk in wardrobe along with a high specification 4 piece bathroom.
Built into the slope of the surrounding grounds, the main house benefits from an undercroft, with great potential for a wide range of uses, along with a wood store and most importantly a wine cellar.
Externally the property is greatly enhanced by a detached "barn". Built to be in keeping with the surrounding area the ground floor has vehicle entrances to three sides, making it perfect for use as a workshop or dream garage for a classic car enthusiast, whilst above is a self-contained, 1 bedroom apartment, ideal for use by guests or a teenage child or dependant relative.
Positioned at the head of a private lane, with ample parking space, the house sits well in grounds circa 3.97 acres. A credit to our client, the gardens have been painstakingly and cleverly landscaped, the lower garden area having been planted with specimen trees and managed for the benefit of wildlife, with the gardens immediately adjacent to the house having rolling lawns and beautifully well stocked beds and borders. There are a number of stone built garden stores and hidden away on the lower slopes a modern garden room, with living plant roof, ideal for use as an artist’s studio or home office.
Sure to attract strong interest, viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate.