A luxurious and high-spec duplex apartment on the first and second floors of a magnificent mansion offers the chance to enjoy a leisured lifestyle.

The Victorian-built Sedgwick House on the fringe of the Lake District National Park was constructed in 1868 and converted into opulent apartments 120 years later.

Their owners enjoy the use of 10 acres of parkland and leisure facilities including a heated swimming pool housed within a Victorian-style conservatory, gymnasium, solarium, sauna and tennis court together with fishing rights nearby on the River Kent.

Period architecture in the apartment now on the market is aligned with more contemporary designs to create a spacious home with spectacular views towards the Lake District mountains.

It has a private entrance opening in to a hallway which is used as a secondary sitting area with windows overlooking the inner courtyard and with a utility leading off with wc and Belfast sink.

The dual-aspect sitting room has charming period features and a focal fireplace and completing the living area is a high-quality hand crafted kitchen, with fitted Fischer and Paykel appliances.

On the second floor the master bedroom is en-suite while the second double bedroom is served by the tiled bathroom which a contemporary suite with spa bath.

The impressive duplex apartment in Sedgwick House, Sedgwick, Kendal, is for sale at £350,000 from Armitstead Barnett, tel: 01539 751993.