Sitting within the heart of the popular and thriving market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, 1 Horse Market is an immaculately presented four bedroom townhouse which has been painstakingly refurbished throughout to create a beautifully crafted and tastefully designed family home. Originally the former Police Station and police House to Kirkby Lonsdale, the property now boasts a wealth of Georgian features and is stylishly decorated and finished throughout to an impeccably high standard. Set out over three floors, the accommodation now flows beautifully providing reception space and a bespoke open plan kitchen with adjoining study room. There are a total of four double bedrooms on offer accompanied by three ensuites. The property is a trove of hidden gems, including fine original fireplaces, new sash windows, exposed wooden beams and many other original, well retained features.
This very special home has so much to offer; the location, within ten minutes of the M6 J36 and with excellent access to the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park is perfect for those who enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities whilst also enjoying the practicalities of living in a small town location. 1 Horse Market is also within walking distance to the highly regarded Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale where there is also an excellent primary school. Kirkby Lonsdale itself is a very popular, historic market town with a vibrant community and a plethora of shops and eateries along with other useful amenities such as doctors, dentists, a local large supermarket and golf courses at both Casterton and Kirkby Lonsdale.
Accommodation Approached through the main front door, the entrance hall is an attractive and welcoming space with original features in abundance including high ceilings and cornice mouldings, characteristic of the period which sets the tone of what to expect for the rest of this charming, characterful place. Practically, there is a tastefully finished understairs cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.
The cosy sitting room is a quirky and versatile room positioned to the front and benefits from a large sash window over looking the renowned Horse Market courtyard. An attractive glazed door leads from the entrance hall into the open plan living accommodation. This magnificent space has been creatively designed to provide a striking contemporary area, perfect for relaxing and entertaining. This well planned bespoke kitchen is the heart of the home and radiates attention to detail which boasts hand painted base and drawer units, an open style dresser with shelving and reclaimed slate worktop. A beautiful in-keeping and freestanding Island with drawers is an attractive feature and the kitchen houses integrated appliances including double marble sinks, integrated dishwasher, two integrated fridge drawers with space for a range cooker with both gas and electric supplies. Within the centre of the open plan living, there is ample space for formal dining seating and a further large area allows for comfy seating and entertaining in front of a most charming fireplace, housing a Carron enamelled wood burning stove. A hidden door in the floor gives access into the vaulted cellar with original stone steps leading down. The open plan living arrangement is flooded with natural light by way of full length sash windows and two external sash doors leading out into the enclosed garden. Located off the open plan living area, the study is accessed by way of reclaimed sliding panel doors . This is a versatile space to the ground floor of this wonderful home which overlooks the front by way of a large sash window and striking cornice mouldings. The kitchen provides access to the rear hall which benefits from an antique wash basin and underfloor heating. The rear hall has two external doors, one providing access to the walled garden and one to the front, with a further door leading into the integral garage. This is a great space, which has double timber barn doors and plumbing in place for washing machine and tumble dryer.
The attractive Georgian style staircase leads to the first floor where you are immediately greeted by the most stunning Ebonite floorboards. The master suite has a spacious and bright sleeping area, enjoying a private outlook across the rear courtyard garden. As can be found throughout this beautiful property, there are many features complemented by modern accents including large sash windows and quality shutters . A spacious and purpose built dressing area leads on to the Jack and Jill bathroom; this is a truly unique bathroom with an ornate period fireplace, freestanding original cast iron slipper bath with floor mounted taps, large rainfall shower enclosure, towel radiator, bespoke vanity unit with twin basins, marble top and open shelving all benefiting from Lefroy Brooks brassware. The second double bedroom is positioned to the front of the property and has painted panelling to the walls. A great walk in wardrobe provides generous hanging and storage space along with the additional benefit of an ensuite bathroom with Fired Earth tiles and under floor heating, bath with tiled panel and upstands, towel radiator, wash basin and WC, again finished in Lefroy Brooks brassware. The third bedroom which completes the first floor is in-keeping and attractive with a large sash window to the front with a period fireplace.
The second floor is accessed by a further attractive staircase and is flooded by natural light by way of a Rooflight window which enjoys views towards Casterton Fell and beyond. The top floor is a very superior space which houses the fourth bedroom, with exposed beams and further conservation windows from which continue to enjoy the far reaching views over the river towards the fells. Neatly tucked away, there is a dressing area which has ample hanging space and a most attractive en-suite Lefroy Brooks bathroom which comprises freestanding ball and claw foot bath, pedestal wash basin, large shower enclosure, bidet and WC, towel radiator and underfloor heating. There is ample storage in the eaves to the top floor, along with a further storage area accessed by a hidden door.
Outside The delightful, attractive rear garden at 1 Horse Market is of low maintenance and is beautifully enveloped by a high stone wall, creating excellent privacy in this central location providing the perfect private seating area; ideal for BBQ's or al fresco entertaining in the warmer months. Additionally, there is a most useful stone outbuilding, originally the old wash house, which now has plumbing in place for washing machine and tumble dryer and underfloor heating. Extremely versatile, this would make the perfect home office if so desired.
Directions Heading from Junction 36 on the M6 travel on the A65 towards Skipton before reaching Kirby Lonsdale after around 5 miles. Head into the centre of Kirkby and pass Booths supermarket on your left-hand-side. At the junction with New Road turn left then follow the road round bearing right (sign posted Old Town.) You will find yourself on Mitchelgate coming down the hill, at the bottom turn right into Market Street. After a short distance you will see the Spar Shop, turn left between the Spar shop and Plato's in to Mill Brow, after about 20 meters turn right in to Horse Market, the road narrows at this point and then widens as you head a little further in. 1 Horse Market can be found on the right-hand-side with a light blue front door.
Services All mains services connected.
Council Tax Band E