Reception Rooms: 2
Dicky Cragg was created from a former barn dating from the 18th century where traditional besom brooms used to be made. The substantial banked barn was imaginatively opened up for living space in the early 1970’s and the present owners re designed the interior 12 years ago. With garaging and utility space on the lower level, the two upper floors of the house enjoy a sunny outlook over the gardens and surrounding countryside and offer a good family living space with plenty of character. Equally, Dicky Cragg could appeal as a very comfortable holiday letting proposition in an excellent location close to Coniston Water. In addition to the generous garaging and workshop space there is plenty of parking and a large gently sloping garden at the rear which enjoys the sun for most of the day and which is a very appealing feature of the property.
SITUATION The Crake Valley, one of the lesser known Lakeland valleys, offers a very peaceful and picturesque environment for either a permanent home or for attracting holiday rentals. At the head of the valley is Coniston Water and the rising uplands of central Lakeland with the River Crake flowing through Spark Bridge into the estuary of Morecambe Bay and nearby Greenodd. Within the Lake District National Park, Spark Bridge is a small but vibrant rural community, with plenty of local activities, a village hall and two pubs within walking distance of Dicky Cragg. Whilst positioned on a quiet lane there is good road access nearby to the A590 trunk road, giving a quick access to the M6 junction 36 and rail connections at Ulverston or Oxenholme. The popular market town of Ulverston is only a short drive and offers a wide range of amenities and good range of local shopping.
DIRECTIONS Travelling west on the A590 take the second turn off the new roundabout at Greenodd, continue on the A5092 and after approximately 2 miles turn right immediately before The Farmers Arms. Take the next left turn and Dicky Cragg is a little way down the lane on the right.
GROUND FLOOR A covered veranda and walk way leads to the main entrance door opening into the entrance hall which has full height windows letting in plenty of light, panelled ceiling and doors both to lower level and garaging and the upper bedroom level.
LIVING ROOM A well proportioned reception room with polished wood floor, full height windows looking over the gardens on two sides, panelled ceiling with central beam and inset lighting. Wide brick inglenook fire opening with multi fuel stove. Separate glazed door to the garden.
SNUG A lovely small sitting room at the rear of the property over looking the garden with pine panelled ceiling.
DINING KITCHEN A very comfortable open space with dining area and seating area overlooking the garden and neat kitchen space. Windows on three sides giving plenty of light and with a separate glazed door opening onto the rear terrace and garden. The kitchen area has a tiled floor and a range of base and wall cabinets and shelving. There are spaces for free standing kitchen pieces. Double electric oven and gas cooker point, (Calor gas supply).
LANDING Vaulted and panelled ceiling, Velux window and built in linen cupboard.
BEDROOM ONE This vaulted bedroom and dual aspect gives a feeling of space and there is a separate dressing area with a range of built in cupboards and wardrobes. Within this bedroom suite is an area fitted with short bath tub with hand shower, wash hand basin and separate WC.
BEDROOM TWO Double bedroom with windows on two sides including interesting round window, an original barn feature of Dicky Cragg. Corner wash basin.
OFFICE Useful office room on this upper floor with two windows looking out over the front area.
BEDROOM THREE Pleasant third double bedroom with vaulted and beamed ceiling, twin round windows and built in wardrobes and wash hand basin.
SHOWER ROOM Self contained with wide shower cubicle and towel radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR A corner double bedroom with windows on two sides and wash hand basin.
BATHROOM Fitted out with three piece white suite of panelled bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash basin and WC.
BEDROOM FIVE A corner bedroom with dual aspect which makes it a generous single bedroom.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR Off the parking and driveway area are three sets of doors leading to individual garages or workshops; an excellent facility for anybody requiring more than average garaging or work shop space. These are all integral to the main building and to the rear of garage three is a separate housing for oil storage tank.
LAUNDRY AND BOILER ROOM This is a second entrance to the property off the lower parking level, an excellent entrance for muddy boots and dogs with plenty of storage. Oil fired central heating boiler, twin pressurised hot water cylinders and laundry space with plumbing for washing machine and Belfast sink, separate WC and has an internal staircase to the main level.
OUTSIDE Parking for several vehicles in front of the garages and at ground floor level by the verandah. The main garden areas to the rear of the property which is well walled and fenced, gently sloping away from the property with pleasant sunny aspect. There is a wide terrace immediately to the rear of the sitting room / kitchen which would be ideal for table and chairs in the summer months, sheltered space with a good degree of privacy. Around the gardens which are mainly lawned there are numerous mature trees, bushes and shrubs and a good display of spring flowers. Stone built tool store.
NB:The neighbour at Dicky Cragg Cottage has a right of way over the drive to access their private parking and garaging. The Cottage is built on lowerground and does not overlook Dicky Cragg, the properties being joined by two feet of wall at one corner.
SERVICES Mains water drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Bottled Calor gas supply for the kitchen.
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