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We are delighted to present this opportunity to purchase an impressive and very distinctive Grade II Listed, semi-detached six bedroom property, within the Historic market town of Kendal. Designed within the Arts & Crafts movement during the Victorian era, the substantial property occupies a fine elevated site, with large extensive gardens and single garage.

The Property

No.1 Lynn Side merits its Grade II listing with an interesting and significant design and prominent position within Gillinggate's streetscape. The upper floors of the property, built in timber frame, are finished in highly attractive green slate tiles. Built on substantial beautiful grey stone buttress walls, No.1 Lynn Side is a truly unique property that retains several original features and provides a modern comfortable living.

No.1 Lynn Side is arranged over four stories with a basement, the living rooms and kitchen on the ground floor and six bedrooms arranged over the upper floors. All bedrooms, living room and dining room face the extensive south-facing mature gardens, allowing for lovely views and plenty of light and warmth. There is also a single garage and 2 resident parking permits.

No.1 Lynn Side forms one half of an original single detached property, originally built in 1891, designed by J F Curwen for the former owner of Kendal Bank, Mr F W Crewdson.

The Accommodation

Entrance Hall - exposed stonewalls, cloaks area.

Kitchen - approx. 5.66m x 2.31m
The kitchen features a substantial original built-in dresser, and the remainder of the kitchen has been refitted with a good range of enclosed storage cupboards, drawers and finished with a hardwood work surface. Part tiled walls and floor. Stainless steel sink.

Dining Room - approx. 5.06m x 4.16m
A modernised room with recently fitted timber bi-folding doors, allowing ample light into the room. Original kitchen oven now with wood burning stove, beautiful joinery work consisting of original built-in dresser and storage cupboards.

Inner Hall - featuring eleven original brass servants bells.

Pantry - approx. 2.0m x 1.11m
A traditional pantry with shelving.

Cloakroom - approx. 2.0m x 0.68m
Wash hand basin and W.C.

Living Room - approx. 6.8m x 5.6m
A spacious room with a deep square bay window, which overlooks the extensive gardens. Pitch pine floor, oak panelled and an elegant fireplace with carved oak surround. Finely built mahogany display cabinet, oak storage box and built-in glass fronted storage cabinet.

First Floor

Master Bedroom - approx. 5.7m x 5.07m
A large dual aspect room, with superb views to the Kendal castle and the garden.

Bedroom two - approx. 3.8m x 3.4m
A double bedroom with fireplace stone surround.

Bedroom three - approx. 4.68m x 3.09m
A double bedroom, with an interesting short passageway linking it to the inner hall and a beautiful door with carved detailing.

Separate W.C - approx. 2.1m x 0.94m
A grand toilet, with feature bench seat and wood panelling.

Shower Room - 2.09m x 1.09m
Modern suite, with a shower cubicle and hand wash basin.

Second Floor

Landing - a split level galleried landing.

Box Room - approx. 2.52m x 2.1m
Perfect for storage.

Store Room/Study - approx. 2.9m x 1.6m
This room has double doors opening out onto the landing. Potential for the creation of a bedroom or study.

Inner Landing

Bedroom four - approx. 5.9m x 5.1m
A spacious double bedroom. Exposed beams. Interesting cast iron fireplace.

Bedroom five - approx. 3.38m x 2.74m
A double bedroom. Fireplace with stone surround.

Bedroom six - approx. 3.65m x 3.24m
A double bedroom. Exposed truss.

Bathroom - approx. 2.59m x 1.08m
Panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and W.C. Part tiled walls.

Basement - the basement provides a useful range of storage cellars. One is used as a utility room. Direct access from the house and external entrance door.

External Details

There is a well-stocked private garden with a lovely large lawn and an array of mature trees. The garden leads to the woods and a beautiful beck at the back.

Garage - Single garage with timber doors.

There are 2 Resident Parking Permits with the property.

The property occupies a prominent elevated position towards the top of Gillinggate within the Conservation Area of Kendal town centre and within walking distance of all town centre amenities.

Kendal is often seen as the gateway to the Lake District. The town is home to a fine selection of shopping arcades, can boast two castles, two museums, a host of historical buildings and bridges, fine restaurants, a multitude of public houses, excellent local schools and stunning views over the nearby ruin of Kendal Castle.

Once a thriving centre of market trade, Kendal is steeped in history and full of old world charm. You can wander off the main street to discover narrow cobbled passages and old yards where leather tanning, spinning, weaving and cloth making once took place, with their market history dating back to 1189. Positioned on a hill to the east of the river Kent, the imposing ruin of Kendal Castle offers excellent views over the town.

It is also the site of several (ruined) castles, the most recent one constructed in the late-12th century, Kendal Castle, has a long history as a stronghold of one kind or another. The castle is best known for being the home of the Parr family. The Parrs inherited the castle through marriage during the reign of Edward III of England. Rumours still circulate that King Henry VIII's sixth wife Catherine Parr was born at Kendal Castle.

Over the years Kendal has been a main manufacturing town producing shoes, carpets, snuff and mintcake.

You will discover individual boutiques, traditional and contemporary jewellers and inspiring interior furnishing shops, as well as the high street favourites.

Kendal offers a tasty variety of food shops, local butchers, bakers and specialist delicatessens. Quaint tearooms and cosy coffee shops are also dotted about the town, often tucked away down crooked alleyways.

Being only a short 15 minutes drive to one of the most picturesque lakes in the Lake District National Park - Lake Windermere boasts some of the best amenities and attractions within the South Lakes. It offers a wide range of activities for all ages with shops, restaurants, leisure facilities, golf and yacht clubs, plus Windermere Marina and some of the finest walks in Britain.

Being the largest natural lake in England, Lake Windermere hosts many public attractions and holds a large tourist population. Bowness-on-Windermere is The Lake District s most popular holiday resort and is an excellent centre for boating activities and steamers.

Within Bowness-on-Windermere there are wonderful boutique shops, cafes, bars and restaurants as well as the usual multiples lining the main street as it winds down to the bay.

There are some beautiful walks within this area, with links to Ambleside, Grasmere and Langdale - famous for their Wainwright fells.

For the commuter, the railway station at Kendal links with the mainline station at Oxenholme giving speedy access to Edinburgh, Manchester and London Euston. There is easy access to the M6 motorway, within a 15 minutes drive to J36.

The Lake District National Park has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status for its scenic and cultural attractions. With stunning landscapes, lakes, mountains, coastline, historic sites and a wide range of restaurants, including 3 Michelin Star. There's no better place to come and unwind!

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Mains electricity, water and drainage.
Mains gas-fired central heating.

When arriving into Kendal from the south proceed into the town centre on the A6 Milnthorpe Road and continue along the one-way system into Kirkland. Turn left into Gillinggate and follow the road up the hill. The property will be found on the left-hand side about three quarters of the way up Gillinggate.

Local Authority
South Lakeland District Council
Council Tax Band E

All viewings to be arranged by prior appointment through Humberts Windermere office.
01539 482 692 or windermere@humberts.com

For advice on financing your purchase, please call the office on 01539 482 692

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions
  • House
  • Freehold
  • Gillinggate, Kendal, LA9
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  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions
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"A rare opportunity to purchase a fine and substantial 1891 Grade II Listed Arts and Crafts house"
Windermere - Humberts


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