5 Bed Other  Under-Offer  Harren House Woodman Lane Cowan Bridge LA6 2HT  Near Kirkby Lonsdale    North Yorkshire  LA6   - £750,000

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Harren House is a beautiful family home that is surrounded by rolling countryside, located just on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the small village of Cowan Bridge. The idyllic rural setting offers the best of both works as despite the scenery, it doesn't compromise on convenience with the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale just a short drive away and a local store and tea room at the end of the lane. This historic barn conversion has been transformed into a loving home and has recently undergone an extension to add a stunning open plan kitchen, dining and living area that has become the heart of the home. The interiors are a match to the beautiful external surroundings, with charming features in keeping with the original barn including exposed stone walls, wooden trusses and reclaimed floors. To the ground floor, in addition to the new open plan living space there is also a large separate living room and a utility room. Two out of the five double bedrooms within the property are also located on the ground floor, along with a ground floor WC. An open gallery landing on the first floor provides access into the family shower room and the final three double bedrooms, including the master bedroom with ensuite which boasts enviable views towards Ingleborough and the Leck Fells. Outside, the grounds amount to approximately 1.5 acres and will certainly appeal to families due to the vast space to enjoy. With a large detached garage and workshop, a wooden pergola and seating area centred around a built in wood fired pizza oven, the tree house with zip wire, orchard, vegetable plots and poly tunnel, there is certainly something for everyone in this desirable garden. Those looking to work from home will be delighted with the B4RN hyper-fast broadband connectivity.

A quiet lane running through the countryside brings you to Harren House, with a private drive affording ample parking and access into a large detached double garage and workshop. A glazed entrance door opens into a spacious entrance hall which sets the tone for this charming family home. Flooded with natural light afforded by the full length windows, the entrance hall leads into the living room which was an extension added when the barn was originally converted approximately 20 years ago. Exposed trusses are in keeping with the original barn features and the former external exposed stone wall creates an impressive feature along with the large multifuel stove sat upon a stone flagged hearth. This room is light and airy with high ceilings and lovely dual aspect providing beautiful countryside views and access into the generous garden.

The central hub for the family is certainly the new open plan living space that includes a stunning contemporary kitchen designed by Wren Kitchens. It offers a selection of stylish matt black seamless units topped with a striking granite effect worktop with a large central island extending into a breakfast bar. Quality appliances include a Bosch double oven, 5 ring induction hob with extractor over, integrated NEFF dishwasher and a wine cooler. There is also space for an American style fridge freezer and underfloor heating runs throughout this space, extending into the adjoining utility room where there is a further choice of storage units and laundry facilities. The kitchen leads on into the extended dining area with angled ceilings, a velux window and bi-folding doors that open up onto the newly laid stone flagged patio at the rear. This is the perfect space for opening up in the summer time, for family barbecues and lazy days in the sunshine. Slightly raised from the kitchen, there is also the family room that completes this well planned open plan living space. A great additional reception area that allows space for all the family to enjoy whilst staying connected. The two ground floor bedrooms are accessed from the entrance hall, both offering double proportions and fitted wardrobes.

Stairs from the entrance hall lead up to the gallery landing, a great vantage point from which to enjoy the surrounding countryside. However it is the master bedroom that arguably enjoys the best views, looking out over the Leck Fells and glimpsing the Ingleborough mountain. The modern ensuite includes a corner shower and bath. The final two double bedrooms also enjoy the lovely views and one even boasts a walk in wardrobe and built in mezzanine area with space for a double bed or recreational area – sure to be envy of all children. The family bathroom was updated just 3 years ago and includes a large walk in shower. There is also a handy airing cupboard on the landing.

The grounds surrounding Harren House amount to approximately 1.5 acres and certainly add to the appeal of this perfect family package. The flagged patio accessed is ideal for barbequing, leading to the wooden pergola with built in seating and a brilliant stone built wood fired pizza oven. Within the larger than average lawned garden is home to a brilliant refurbished tree house which benefits from power and light and also boasts access onto the zip wire which runs across the garden. Perfect for summer gatherings, there is a fire pit enclosed by bushes for evening campfires. Those with gardening interests will be delighted with the poly tunnel with grapes vines, the orchard, potting shed and abundance of flower beds, mature bushes, trees and small woodland area. The outside space here sells the dream of self sufficiency in this beautifully tranquil setting with stunning views. Practically, the driveway affords plenty of parking and access into the detached double garage. Within, the garage further extends into a workshop and includes a mezzanine storage area – an essential for the larger of families.

Harren House is located in the small village of Cowan Bridge, which as previously mentioned sits just a five minute drive outside of the bustling market town of Kirkby Lonsdale with its thriving high street and an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Travelling in the other direction, you are also close to the village of Ingleton and Cowan Bridge itself boasts a handy local store come tea room. Also within walking distance is Whoop Hall with a full leisure centre and the popular Highwayman pub is also a pleasant walk across the countryside, the perfect Sunday activity for all the family. For those outdoor explorers, a range of beautiful walks can be accessed right from your doorstep including Ingleborough Mountain and the Leck Fells. For those looking to commute, access to the M6 is around a 15 minute drive away. There is a local primary school and for secondary age there is Queen Elizabeth School with bus pick up from the end of the drive and you will also find yourself within the catchment for both the girls and boys Grammar Schools in Lancaster. Nearby Sedbergh Casterton primary and secondary private schools are also local and well regarded. 

Services B4RN hyper-fast broadband.
Mains services connected.
Oil central heating.
Septic tank drainage.
Council tax band - G. 

Directions From the M6, exit at J36 and proceed East towards and past Kirkby Lonsdale. When you reach the next village, Cowan Bridge, turn right opposite the village shop. Harren House can be found on your left after a few hundred yards.
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