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3 Bedroom Terraced House
Price: £218,500
Seldom Seen Cottage 4 Benson Green, Kendal, Cumbria
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Full Description

Seldom Seen cottage really does live up to its name; it is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of modern life in an attractive location on the banks of the river Kent, and within level walking distance of the town centre. This rather special period stone-built, three-bedroom cottage has in recent times been altered and improved with imagination and care creating a delightful home that blends period charm and character with modern 21st century living. Laid out over three floors, the property provides three good bedrooms, a modern bathroom and a splendid open plan living room and dining kitchen. This comfortable cottage has the benefit of wooden floors, gas central heating and double glazing. The interior is complemented by an almost secret cottage garden to the front and the use of a useful outbuilding. An ideal home for holiday or permanent use for those seeking a home of character that is ready to move into - with no upward chain this is a must for your viewing list.

Description: Those that step inside this charming period terraced cottage will be both surprised and delighted with the warm welcome that awaits them. The current owners have, with thought and attention to detail, redesigned the ground floor creating a splendid open plan living space with that all-important multi-fuel- stove and a bespoke kitchen. On the first floor are two good bedrooms and the bathroom, with a large second floor bedroom completing the picture. Central heating and double glazing are installed throughout. to the front is an almost secret garden that offers privacy and seclusion. Tucked away from the town centre in a peaceful location, the cottage overlooks the river Kent to the rear. Come and see, we do not think you will be disappointed.  

Location: The cottage can be found by turning down the entrance between Halls dentist and the former Sawyers Arms on Stricklandgate. Proceed down the lane where you will find the bowling green on your right, continue to the bottom where the row of terraced of cottages can be seen in front of you with Seldom Seen being the second to the last. 

Accommodation with approximate dimensions:  

Ground Floor  

Stone & Slate Entrance Porch with a solid oak stable door and double glazed windows. Tiled floor and pine door to:  

Splendid open plan living/dining room and kitchen 18' 2" x 15' 4 max" (5.54m x 4.67m) Step into this delightful room where a light and airy warm welcome awaits with aspects to the front garden and river views to the rear. An attractive solid wood floor runs throughout the ground floor and a modern glazed screen frames the pine staircase to the first floor.

The cosy living space has a double glazed sash window overlooking the front garden. The window is fitted with window seat with shelf under, and multi-zone blind. A Morso Badger multi-fuel stove sits on a slate hearth with an exposed limestone lintel over, there is a shelved fireside alcove and a contemporary vertical radiator. Useful understairs cupboard with light.

The dining kitchen space has a deep bay with double glazed sash windows with fitted multi-zone blinds offering a pleasant space to sit and enjoy the garden. To the rear is high level double glazed sash window with fitted multi-zone blind overlooking the river Kent. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke kitchen units with soft close doors and drawers, including a pantry cupboard with spice rack and housing the gas boiler. Complementary solid iroko wood work surfaces and inset Shaw's original butlers sink and drainer. A range of kitchen appliances include a built in Neff oven with slide under door and a matching Neff four ring gas hob, integrated slimline Neff dishwasher and concealed Siemens washing machine. Two shelved alcoves and contemporary vertical radiator.

First Floor a pine staircase from the living room leads to the first floor. Double glazed sash window overlooking the River Kent.


Landing attractive wide plank polished floor boards, radiator. Concealed pine staircase to the second floor.  

Bedroom 2 (front) 9' 11" x 9' 9 max" (3.02m x 2.97m) enjoying a pleasant aspect across to Serpentine Woods in the distance. Double glazed sash window with fitted multi-zone blind, radiator and wide plank polished floor boards.  

Bedroom 3 (front) 7' 10" x 7' 9" (2.39m x 2.36m) again with aspect across to Serpentine Woods. Double glazed sash window with fitted multi-zone blind, radiator and wide plank polished floor boards.  

Bathroom with double glazed window overlooking the river Kent. A white three piece suite comprises; panel bath with Mira shower over, WC and an attractive wooden vanity unit with white butlers sink. Complementary part tiled and part painted panelled walls, polished floor boards and radiator.


Second Floor a concealed pine staircase leads up into the spacious main bedroom. Double glazed window with fitted multi-zone blind and river aspect.


Bedroom 1 18' 2" x 14' 11 max" (5.54m x 4.55m) a simply delightful room full of character and warmth with a wealth of exposed timbers and purlins. Wide plank polished floor boards, two Velux roof lights with blinds, radiator and spot light fittings.  

Outside: Trailing honeysuckle and ivy frame the front gate setting the scene for the private and secluded sunny garden with its paved sitting area, raised beds and mature planted flower borders. The cottage has the benefit of the use of a wood store (high lighted pink on the o/s plan) together with the shared use of the former wash house, ideal for bikes etc.  

Services: mains electricity, mains gas, mains water and mains drainage.  

Council Tax Band: South Lakeland District Council - Band B 

Tenure: Freehold 

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh - Kendal Office 

Energy Performance Certificate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices. 
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Hackney & Leigh Estate Agents
100, Sticklandgate, Kendal
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