Reception Rooms: 4
A simply stunning, recently and fully renovated three bedroom detached farmhouse with a comprehensive selection of useful outbuildings together with an opportunity to develop a large Lakeland bank barn if required all set within landscaped gardens, grazing land, woodland and river bed extending to approximately 86 acres in a most desirable setting at the foot of the Rusland Valley within the boundary of the Lake District National Park.
Crookes Farm is set at the head of a country lane in a tranquil and private setting on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Bouth, occupying an elevated position with wide and far reaching views across the gently sloping hills and moors of the Rusland Valley from various vantage points around the farm. The location of this unique south Lakeland small holding is absolutely wonderful for those who seek a Lake District lifestyle, yet still require practical access for commuting. The purchaser of this magical farm house will enjoy all the Lakes has to offer on their doorstep (Coniston Water 10 minutes, with Lake Windermere 7/8minutes) and benefits from M6 J36 being only 25 minutes away, and the West Coast Mainline and its Lakes to London 2 ½ hour service only 20 minutes away by car. Locally there are some excellent amenities; Greenodd village has a superb butcher, baker and post Office, and the pretty village of Bouth, which is within walking distance, benefits from an award winning pub. The historic market town of Ulverston is only a ten minute drive from the Crookes Farm and has schools, doctors, a hospital and a range of shops and eateries and a fantastic Booths supermarket.
The current owner has painstakingly created a stylish modern home with plentiful charm and character; throughout the renovations to the existing 18th Century farm house and attached banked barn, attention to detail has been paramount, so has the desire to create a family home that is fitting to its environment.
Set out over two floors a seamless hybrid between the old farmhouse and later extensions blend the original three reception rooms effortlessly with a split level barn inspired open plan family kitchen by Kirkland Kitchens of Kendal, complemented by a purpose built laundry room and a stylish cloakroom and boot room. The first floor features a master bedroom suite with impressive ensuite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and a stunning house bathroom. Surrounding the farmhouse are beautiful landscaped gardens and an orchard with various positioned patio and al fresco entertaining and seating areas wrapping around the farmhouse and barn. There is an area for parking at the top with a driveway leading down to the outbuildings and access tracks to the pastures and courtyard.
In addition, the substantial detached banked barn which has been restored by the present owner provides potential stabling/garaging in the lower portion and currently has a fabulous game room/family entertaining space in the upper portion which also presents an excellent opportunity with planning permission already granted to develop into separate accommodation for dependent relatives or additional income revenues. There is also an extensive and useful range of solid stone and metal built outbuildings that are utilised predominantly for storage, yet all have excellent development potential for stabling for those with equine interests.
The 86 acres of grounds and land at Crookes Farm are simply breath taking, they provide a cocoon of peace and tranquillity; a combination of woodland and grassland pastures with sporting and mineral rights with boundaries consisting of predominantly sheep fencing and stone walls. The land is registered with the Rural Land Registry and is sold with the benefit of Single Farm Payment Entitlements. The land is watered from a natural spring with newly installed storage tanks and also includes ½ mile of single bank fishing rights in Rusland Pool.
Main electric. Oil fired central heating. Private water supply. Private drainage.
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