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4 bed detached house for sale

Greenbank House & Cottage, Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumbria LA8

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • Freehold
  • Situated between Crosthwaite and Winster, about 3 miles from Bowness-on-Windermere.
  • Much sought after area, in the wonderful Winster Valley, beyond the north westerly extreme of the Lyth Valley.
  • About 10 minutes’ drive from the arterial A590, providing ease of access for the M6.
  • Superbly and immaculately presented.
  • Elevated position, with fine westerly aspect overlooking the gardens, paddock and woodland.
  • Greenbank House comprises three excellent Receptions, Utility, Four Bedrooms, Three Bath/Shower Rooms, and a Studio.
  • Greenbank Cottage currently let for holidays, two Reception, three Bedrooms, two Bath/Shower Rooms.
  • Extensive range of Outbuildings, including Garages, Workshops and Loose Boxes.
  • Glorious gardens and grounds with ponds, water features and a beck.
  • Paddocks, woodlands with a fine selection of hard and soft wood species. Private woodland walks.

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An absolutely stunning rural retreat in the ldnp. Pefect for those looking for a lifestyle in such a picturesque location. Greenbank House with 3 Receptions, 4 Bedrooms, Studio Apartment. 3 Bedroomed Cottage let for Holidays. Superb range of Outbuildings with paddocks & extensive woodlands.

Pleasant extensive gardens, paddocks and a private woodland. About 9 acres.

Greenbank is situated on the boundary of Crosthwaite and Winster, within a few minutes drive of the shores of Windermere, which is approximately 3½ miles north.

Crosthwaite village, with many amenities, and a reputation as a strong community, is within a few minutes drive. Just north is the village of Winster, which includes The Brown Horse Inn. Bowness-on-Windermere is about 5 minutes drive.

From Kendal, following the signs to Underbarrow and Crosthwaite, passing through both villages, continue towards the A5074, the Gilpin Bridge to Bowness-on-Windermere Road. Turn right at the ‘T’ junction, and continue towards Winster. Passing the Damson Dene on the right, Greenbank is the second property on the left.

From the A590, Gilpin Bridge, follow the signs to Bowness-on-Windermere, passing Crosthwaite on the right and follow the above directions.

From Bowness-on-Windermere, following the A5074 Lancaster signs, continue through Winster village with The Brown Horse Inn on the left and Greenbank is approximately ¾ of a mile on the right.

Particulars The property is set back from the road with two driveway entrances and spacious off road parking.

Greenbank house

greenbank house - ground floor

Entrance Porch:9'10" x 3'11" (3m x 1.2m). Quarry tiled floor. Glazed panel door and fixed panels.

Entrance Hall:18'1" x 9'10" (5.51m x 3m). Dimensions include the laundry and linen cupboard with pine doors. Central heating radiator.

Living Room:19'7" x 19'11" (5.97m x 6.07m). Multi fuel burning stove set within a grand Yorkshire stone sculpted fireplace. Central heating radiator. Night storage heater. North and east facing windows.

Downstairs Wash Room: WC and wash hand basin. Central heating radiator.

Utility Room:10'10" x 11'6" (3.3m x 3.5m). Base units. Working surface and stainless steel sink unit. Quarry tiled floors. Central heating radiator. Views over front and side gardens.

Boot Room:6'7" x 3'3" (2m x 1m). Quarry tiled floor. Picture window overlooking grounds and woodland. External door to side garden.

Kitchen:19'8" x 13' (6m x 3.96m). Karndean flooring. Central island with marble top and built-in stainless steel sink. Cupboards underneath. Fitted base and wall units with built-in neff oven, microwave and dishwasher. Marble worktop. Built-in electric induction hob with stainless steel extractor unit above. Ceiling spot lights. Corner unit with marble worktop (tv stand) radiator. Double glazed sash window overlooking grounds.

Dining Room:13'5" x 15'5" (4.1m x 4.7m). Large glazed double door from kitchen with Parliament hinges. Central heating radiator.

Hall/Stairway: Leading to:

Greenbank house - lower ground floor11'2" x 2'11" (3.4m x 0.9m). Central heating radiator. Stairway to lower ground floor level. Under stairs store cupboard.

Entrance Hall:15'5" x 4'6" (4.7m x 1.37m). Glazed panel external access door.

Shower Room:7'3" x 6'10" (2.2m x 2.08m). WC, wash hand basin, walk in shower. Laundry facilities. Central heating radiator.

Studio:22'4" x 12'10" (6.8m x 3.91m). Quarry tiled floor. Pair of glazed doors to terrace. Night storage heater. Beech working surface. Base units. Wall cupboards. Stainless steel sink unit. Built-in electric hob and oven. Downlights. Central heating radiator.

Greenbank house - first floor Stairs, Landing and Hallway to:

Bedroom No 1:13'1" x 13'1" (3.99m x 3.99m). Double bedroom with en-suite. Large double bedroom with pine floor and impressive window seat overlooking a pasture to the east. Wall mounted lights. Open beams. Central heating radiator leading to:

En-Suite Shower Room:9'6" x 6'7" (2.9m x 2m). Large walk-in shower with Mira power shower. Wall mounted sink unit and back-lit mirrored cabinet above. Bidet and WC. Chrome heated towel rail. Karndean flooring.

Bedroom No 2:14'4" (4.36m) x 11'6" (3.50m) x 19'10" (6.05m). Double bedroom with en-suite. Built-in wardrobes. Pine flooring and window seating. Open beams. Central heating radiator.

En-Suite: Large walk-in shower with Mira power shower. Wall mounted sink unit and back-lit mirrored cabinet above. WC. Chrome heated towel rail. Airing cupboard. Karndean flooring.

Bathroom:11'2" x 9'2" (3.4m x 2.8m). Large double ended roll-top bath tub. Walk-in shower with Mira electric power shower. Heated chrome wall mounted towel rail. Wash hand basin. WC. Access to under eaves storage. Pine flooring and ceiling. Central heating radiator. Velux window.

Bedroom No 3:15'5" x 10'2" (4.7m x 3.1m). Double bedroom. Wall mounted lights. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom No 4:10'10" x 13'1" (3.3m x 3.99m). Central heating radiator. Velux window.

Greenbank cottage Greenbank Cottage, attached to the south of the principal house, is an extremely pleasing, thoughtfully planned three bedroomed cottage with south facing gardens and a terrace.

Ground floor

Entrance Hall/Stairwell:11'11" x 6'5" (3.63m x 1.96m). Glazed entrance door. Night storage heater.

Greenbank Cottage Dining Room/Bedroom:12'6" x 11'10" (3.8m x 3.6m). Mounted electric towel rail. Night storage heater, south and east facing double glazed windows.

Greenbank Cottage Living Room:16'1" x 10'10" (4.9m x 3.3m). Multi fuel burning stove, large double glazed window overlooking the side terrace. Two south facing windows. Night storage heater.

Inner Hall: Understairs store cupboard.

Greenbank Cottage Kitchen:11'7" x 10' (3.53m x 3.05m). Door to side terrace. Fitted base units. Stainless steel sink unit. Electric oven and hob. Fitted wall cupboards. Electric panel heater. Door to:

Lobby: Store cupboard, with hot water tank above.

Wet Room Styled Shower Room:8'2" x 7'10" (2.5m x 2.39m). Ceramic tiled floor. Mira electric shower. Wash hand basin. WC. Part panelled walls. Provision for washing machine and drier. Night storage heater.

First floor

Greenbank Cottage Bedroom No 1:11'10" x 10'10" (3.6m x 3.3m). Night storage heater. South and west facing windows.

Greenbank Cottage Bedroom No 2 (front):12'10" x 11'10" (3.91m x 3.6m). Night storage heater. South and east facing windows. Wall mounted lights.

Greenbank Cottage Bedroom No 3:6'3" (1.90m) x 5'11" (1.80m) and 8'6" (2.60m). Store cupboard over stair head. Wash hand basin. Electric panel heater.

Greenbank Cottage Bathroom:7'10" x 7'3" (2.39m x 2.2m). Airing cupboard. Wood effect floor. Cylinder with immersion heater. Bath with shower attachment. Wash hand basin. WC. Wall mounted electric towel rail.


Double Garage:34'9" x 12'6" (10.6m x 3.8m). Modern constructed garage with concrete floor, electric up and over door and traditional slate roof. Power and lighting.

Workshop and Adjacent Covered bbq Area:20' x 12'10" (6.1m x 3.91m). Timber built with concrete floor, power and light. Clad externally in Cedar.

Wood Shed/Vehicle Port:21'4" x 20'2" (6.5m x 6.15m). Attached to workshop, separate lean-to wood store or covered vehicle port.

Loose Boxes/Store:23'9" (7.24m) x 16'4" (4.98m) and 15'7" (4.76m) x 9'3" (2.82m). Concrete floor with mono-pitched roof, parallel lights. Currently used for general storage. Power and lighting.


Seven Bay Tubular Steel Framed Polytunnel:42' x 26' (12.8m x 7.92m). With power and timed irrigation systems. Heated germination bed.

Greenbank House & Cottage are served by a private water supply. Mains electricity and BT telephone and fibre broadband is connected. Private drainage system.

Greenbank House is oil fired central heating with a multi fuel stove in the Living Room.

Greenbank Cottage has night storage heaters and a multi fuel stove in the Living Room..

Council tax Greenbank House: Band ‘F’

rateable value Greenbank Cottage: £5,100 rates payable Greenbank Cottage: £2,448 p.A. Small Business relief maybe available.
Local authority

South Lakeland District Council:
Planning authority

Lake District National Park Authority:
Rights of way

There are no public rights of way on the property.


Map & Nearby

Local Amenities

  • Bowness Ferry Nab Ferry Landing 2.7 miles
  • Far Sawrey Windermere Ferry Terminal 2.8 miles
  • Crosthwaite CofE School 1.4 miles
  • Goodly Dale Primary School 3.3 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Bowness Ferry Nab Ferry Landing 2.7 miles
  • Far Sawrey Windermere Ferry Terminal 2.8 miles
  • Crosthwaite CofE School 1.4 miles
  • Goodly Dale Primary School 3.3 miles

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  • £462,065
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  • (2.930%)
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9th Aug 2018 £1,395,000 First listed

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