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Brook Lea is a fabulous, Grade II listed late Georgian, family home which has been renovated and enlarged by the present owners and which sits on a generous mature garden plot. A desirable village home in this popular area on the Furness Peninsula, close to the Lake District National Park, beautiful coast line and convenient for access being only a few minutes drive from the A590 trunk road. Approached through a private, electrically-operated, gated entrance this imposing house was constructed in 1827 and has been carefully upgraded without losing its original style and character; refurbished sash windows by Ventrolla, reroofing, modern heating system and tasteful decoration together with a beautifully incorporated enlargement completed in 2007 are just some of the features which create a very comfortable and desirable home. Set out over 3 floors Brook Lea’s well proportioned reception space flows across the ground level and combines well with a range of 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on the upper floors. The gardens and grounds of the property offer peace and privacy in a series of lawns, planted areas, orchard and a small area of woodland together with garden store and an interesting detached stone outbuilding and former stable.
For those working in the growing economic area of Furness and the west coast, Ireleth is an excellent choice for a family buyer with a good range of schooling close by which include Chetwynde free school, a vibrant village community, plenty of quality sport clubs and facilities close by and some delightful and nationally important coastal and countryside scenery right on the doorstep which includes the wildlife haven of the Duddon Estuary. The nearby A590 brings junction 36 of the M6 within easy reach and the village rail station gives connections along the coast to the mainline at Lancaster.
Accommodation Traditional Georgian porch entrance with double doors and a stain glass and etched glazed door leads into the entrance hall an original mosaic tiled floor sets off this entrance together with ceiling mouldings and arched feature.
16´0 x 14´7 (4.88 x 4.44) Original pine floor and a period fire surround with tile and marble inset and open grate. Window seat looking out over the front of the property. Glazed double doors lead from the sitting room into the double glazed conservatory finished with a tile floor which includes French doors opening onto the side garden.
17´1 x15´9 (5.2 x 4.79) Pine boarded floor, interesting arched alcoves and original mouldings, sash window and period fire surround with open grate. Glazed double doors open into the family room part of the more recent enlargement creating a very impressive flow of ground floor reception space.
14´6 x 10´0 (4.43 x 3.04) A bright room with a dual aspect and brick fire surround; ideal for use as a playroom or home office.
Inner Reception Hall
14´5 x 14´3 (4.39 x 4.34) Formerly the morning room of the house before the enlargement which makes a welcoming space in the centre of the property. Tiled floor, alcove cupboards, window seat and grey marble fire surround from this area a secondary staircase leads to the first floor. Understair storage cupboard. Cloakroom; A useful and generous facility to the rear of the property with pedestal wash hand basin, WC and heated towel radiator; finished with a tiled floor.
Family Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Area
33´4 x 14´7 (10.16 x 4.45) This is the major portion of the enlargement completed in 2007 and forms an excellent, ‘L’ shaped, open space making it the heart of this wonderful family home. The family living area features a stone fire surround and open grate, well placed sash windows provide plenty of natural lighting and an outlook over the garden including French doors onto the paved terrace. There is a spacious area for a dining arrangement and the kitchen designed by Kentsford Designs and built by English Harwood Designs is a real highlight of the property. Completed by English hardwoods there are plenty of quality cabinets with a 4 oven gas Aga and an island unit finished with a hardwood worktop and curved cabinets making a central feature. Equipment includes a gas hob, double electric oven, Belfast sink, microwave, integral dishwasher, pantry cupboards together with a separate walk in shelved larder. Italian marble floor finish.
Utility Room Plumbing for washing machine and stainless steel sink unit.
Cloak Room Wash hand basin and WC. Wall mounted Vaillant gas central heating boiler.
Garden Room A versatile ground floor space looking out over the main lawn finished with a tile floor, door to garden.
First Floor A wide staircase with mahogany handrail leads to a generous square first floor landing.
17´2 x 13´0 (5.22 x 3.97) A good sized double room with pine boarded floor and cornice mouldings off which is a dressing area with plenty of hanging space adjacent to the master bedroom, this is a versatile room ideally positioned as a nursery or could be utilised as a larger dressing room or fitted out as a home office gable window looking out over the garden, vaulted ceiling and eaves storage.
Master Bathroom Arranged either as an en-suite to the main bedroom or also access from the landing a well fitted quality suite with double ended panel bath with mirror back feature, pedestal wash basin and WC.
16´4 x 10´6 (4.98 x 3.21) Pleasant bright double bedroom with sash windows and an outlook over the village to the estuary in the distance.
Bathroom 2 An amenity which can be used as an en-suite to the second bedroom or also accessed off the landing; there is a separate WC with wash hand basin and the bathroom is fitted with a roll top bath on claw and ball feet with hand shower together with walk in shower cabinet and pedestal wash basin. Cupboard housing gas central heating boiler.
13´0 x 3.06 (13´0 x 10´0) Comfortable room at the rear of Brook Lea presently used as a home office and library. Part panel walls and period fire surround.
Second Floor Landing; a good open space with wide velux window which gives lovely views to Duddon estuary.
14´5 x 11´8 (4.40 x 3.56) A large double bedroom with window looking out over the main garden area. Walk in eaves storage cupboard.
14´11 x 12´0 (4.54 x 3.65) A central double bedroom on this upper floor with vaulted beamed ceiling.
17´3 x 11´8 (5.26 x 3.55) Good sized double bedroom with gable window and interesting views.
Shower Room This second floor amenity is fitted with pedestal wash basin, WC and shower cabinet.
Storage Space Off the landing with twin hot water cylinders.
Outside Double electrically-opened gates lead off the lane onto generous gravel and level parking area the acre of garden provides very peaceful and private space although it is very close to the centre of the village. Set around level lawned areas there are well planted borders and shrubberies, sheltered sitting areas including a wide, high-level paved terrace. To the edge of the garden is a lightly wooded area with gravel pathway together with a productive apple orchard brick build garden store and an interesting two storey stone and slate covered out building formally a stable unit, currently a machinery store. This building gives interesting opportunity for an upgrade to maybe accommodation annex, hobby area or home office, subject to any planning necessary. A useful outside cellar is accessed from the rear courtyard of the house with two useful storage rooms and evidence of the original range, reasonable head height and slate floor.
Services All mains services are connected.
Gas fired central heating.
Council Tax Band F