Guide Price £165,000 To £195,000.
Fern House is a Victorian terraced property on the outskirts of Kirkby Stephen retaining many original features in its generously proportioned rooms, including cast iron and tiled fireplaces, fitted cupboards and panelled doors.
Kirkby Stephen is an active market town just beyond the northern periphery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town is just ten miles from junction 38 of the M6 motorway and is well placed for Kendal, Penrith, Appleby and the Lake District. The scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway is on the doorstep and the Coast to Coast footpath runs through. Kirkby Stephen has highly regarded primary and grammar schools as well as a good range of shops, restaurants, pubs, church, chapel and doctors surgery. There is still a weekly outdoor market and an agricultural auction mart.
The property has two large, light living rooms downstairs and a kitchen and pantry. The two stone outhouses beyond the kitchen offer potential to extend/expand the ground floor, subject to the necessary planning permission. A large bathroom is accessed from the half landing, with two large double bedrooms and an additional smaller third double bedroom, on the first floor. The very spacious landing also offers potential to create stairs to the attic and further extend the living space. There is mains gas supply to the two fires downstairs and the windows are UPVC double glazed.
Outside, there is a small low maintenance garden area to the front, and the rear yard is enclosed and private, with a small raised flowerbed to one side and scope to reconfigure, taking the two outhouses into consideration (and subject to planning permission.) The detached garage and garth are accessed from the rear of the property by a communal footpath and from South Road there is vehicular access.
This is a property with lots of character and lots of potential to create a substantial family home with the benefit of a wealth of retained period detail.
Composite front door. Linoleum flooring. Decorative coving. Half wood panelled walls. Half glazed pitch pine door and surround with frosted glass panels and integral shelves either side.
Spacious entrance hall. Fitted carpet. Decorative original coving and cornice to ceiling. Understairs cupboard and wood panelling. Coat hooks.
Lounge 4.55m x 4.22m (14'11" x 13'10")
Large lounge. Fitted carpet. Decorative coving and ceiling rose. Picture rail. Tiled fireplace with gas fire. Original panelled door. Large bay window to front.
Dining Room 4.27m x 3.94m (14'0" x 12'11")
Carpet and linoleum. Picture rail. Original fitted cupboards and drawers in fireplace wall. Cast iron and tiled original fireplace with decorative wood surround. Original panelled door. Window to rear with deep wooden sill/window seat.
Kitchen 3.28m x 2.95m (10'9" x 9'8")
Historically used as the kitchen. Fitted carpet. Fitted cupboard with shelves below. Tiled fireplace with gas fire. Window and door to rear yard to side.
Pantry 3.02m x 1.12m (9'11" x 3'8")
Linoleum tiled floor. Part-tiled walls. Unit incorporating stainless steel sink and drainer. Tiled recess above sink. Multiple shelves. Windows to rear and side.
Carpeted turned staircase. Bannister rail with decorative newel post.
Bathroom 3.86m x 3.02m (12'8" x 9'11")
Large L shaped bathroom on half landing. Linoleum flooring. Sloped ceiling with beam. Bath, washbasin and WC. Towel rail. Large airing cupboard with hot water tank. Frosted glazed original door. Window to rear with pelmet above.
With space and scope to add a second staircase to convert the attic into additional bedrooms. (Subject to the necessary planning consent)
Bedroom 1 (rear) 4.27m x 3.96m (14'0" x 13')
Very large, light double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Original cast iron fireplace. Original panelled door. Window to rear with deep wooden sill and pelmet over, overlooking rear yard and gardens beyond.
Bedroom 2 (front) 4.27m x 3.58m (14'0" x 11'9")
Large double bedroom. Fitted carpet. Picture rail. Cast iron and tiled original fireplace with marble surround. Recessed window to front with pelmet over. Original panelled door.
Bedroom 3 (front) 3.23m x 2.40m (10'7" x 7'10")
Single bedroom. Fitted carpet. Original panelled door. Recessed window to front with pelmet over.
Concrete and flagged. Small raised flowerbed against tall stone side boundary wall. Path to two outhouses seen from kitchen.
Concrete floor. Power and water connected. Stone recess with shelf above. Corrugated sloping roof with window light. 2 window apertures to rear. Scope for alternative uses to enhance property. (Subject to the necessary planning consent.)
Concrete floor. Sloping corrugated roof. Boarded window aperture to rear. Scope for alternative uses, as outhouse 1.
Vehicular access from South Road and shared pedestrian access via rear yard door and pathway to this.
The substantial piece of garden land is beyond and to the left of the garage and is currently uncultivated