Greengate House, Levens, Cumbria, LA8


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Looking for the perfect family or retirement home in a sought after South Lakeland village? Then look no further…

Greengate House, superbly renovated by local award winning builders Russell Armer, is a three bedroomed semi-detached character period property with potential to expand, situated in the heart of the popular village of Levens, a pretty South Lakeland village that enjoys splendid views over the Kent estuary and the countryside beyond. Significant in the village, Greengate House was the ancestral "gentleman’s residence” to James Martindale Barnes, a prominent Levens resident who became well known as a botanical authority and attracted eminent botanists to Levens from all over Britain.

Formally detached, its once attached extension is now a separate dwelling with the original deep stone exterior wall of Greengate House providing a substantial division.

The spacious, well planned living space offers a superior refurbished home that is ready to move into and enjoy with many attractive features including the original front door with its leaded lights, spectacular glazed archway, Sanderson bespoke shutters throughout, 'Villeroy & Bosh' bathrooms and a 'Siematic' fully fitted kitchen.

The living space enjoys a warm and friendly feel with a 26' reception/formal dining room, currently used as a lounge/morning room and an excellent fully fitted kitchen with family/breakfast room. The ground floor cloakroom has a spacious storage cupboard, ideal for coats and shoes with the small basement cellar adding extra storage solutions. All this complemented by the three double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor. The boarded loft space has a skylight window and offers the potential for conversion, subject to planning permission.

The modest easily maintained, well stocked cottage garden and attractive rear courtyard enjoy sunny aspects throughout the day while the outbuildings have great potential for conversion to a home office, gym or self contained annex, subject to planning permission. Greengate House has driveway parking for two cars plus a spacious garage. The property is expected to benefit from a high speed B4RN internet connection in the next few months.

Levens offers great benefits and facilities to the residents along with easy access to the road network and is close to the excellent market towns of Kendal and Milnthorpe along with the mainline station at Oxenholme. There are country walks, running/cycling routes and quiet country lanes right on the doorstep. Tennis courts, a bowling green, children's play area, village shop, churches, village hall, post office and Levens Primary School are all within a few minutes walk. Lake Windermere, the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Forest of Bowland and country estates are all close by.

Entrance Hall: hallway with staircase to first floor and access to cellar. Radiator.

Cloakroom: with part tiled walls, WC and wash hand basin. Double glazed window with deep sill, extractor fan and radiator. Door to deep shelved cupboard with Ideal gas boiler.

Living/Dining Room: 25' 11" x 11' 3" (7.9m x 3.43m) an arched glazed door and side panel leads to a splendid room, with inset alcoves with three UPVC double glazed windows with Sanderson shutters overlooking the side and front gardens, two radiators and TV aerial and telephone points.

Kitchen: 12' 5" x 11' 5" (3.78m x 3.48m) fitted with an attractive range of Siematic wall and base units and soft close drawers. Complementary granite work surfaces with matching up lifts and inset stainless bowl and half sink with glass splash back. A range of kitchen appliances comprise: a built in AEG oven and Neff microwave, induction hob with hood extractor and glass splash back, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen leads into

Family/Breakfast Room: 13' 5" x 8' 10" (4.09m x 2.69m) a light and airy room with full height glass patio doors opening to the sunny enclosed courtyard garden, two large Velux roof lights and UPVC double glazed window and door to the side.  TV aerial point and telephone point.

Cellar: 10' 6" x 8' 5 max" (3.2m x 2.57m) with stone steps, power and light, shelving and tiled floor and storage plinth.

First Floor Landing with Velux roof light, UPVC double glazed window with shutters, radiator. Access to wood lined loft space with roof light, offering potential for conversion.

Bedroom 1: 12' 5" x 11' 4" (3.78m x 3.45m) an excellent main bedroom with UPVC double glazed window with shutters enjoying distant views down to the Kent estuary and Arnside Knott. Range of fitted wardrobes, TV aerial and telephone point. En-suite shower room with complementary part tiled walls and co-ordinating tiled floor.

Bedroom 2: 11' 4" x 11' 2" (3.45m x 3.4m) a good sized double bedroom (currently used as a home office), with front aspect across to Arnside Knott and rural views. UPVC double glazed window with shutters, radiator and large alcove suitable for additional wardrobes. 

Bedroom 3: 10' 10" x 7' 11" (3.3m x 2.41m) a third double bedroom with UPVC double glazed window with shutters overlooking the rear courtyard garden and rooftop views.

House Bathroom: attractive part tiled walls and complementary tiled floor, down lights, extractor fan and vertical towel radiator. A three piece suite in white comprises; panel bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC. UPVC double glazed high level window. Deep airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelving.

Garage: 20' 5" x 9' 11" (6.22m x 3.02m)a large garage with electric up and over door, power and light.

Utility Room: 11' 4" x 9' 7" (3.45m x 2.92m) with double glazed window, power and light. Plumbing for washing machine and vented dryer, fitted shelving.

Workshop/Garden Store: 11' 4" x 9' 1" (3.45m x 2.77m) with power, light and shelving.

Gardens and Courtyard: The property has delightful, easily maintained modest gardens to the front, side and rear. The walled front and side gardens enjoy colour all year round, being planted with a wide variety of shrubs and plants. The sunny rear paved courtyard is walled and gated with seating areas and provides access and secure parking for two cars in front of the garage.

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