Reception Rooms: 4
Hurstside is an idyllic looking traditional double fronted Lakeland farm house set in enchanting scenery, which would suit a wide range of buyers looking for a permanent or second home. This property offers both versatile and generously proportioned accommodation with three/ four bedrooms, farm house kitchen, four reception rooms and a large attic space which could be converted to make further living accommodation if needed. The current owners have resided in the property for over 50 years and have maintained the property to a good standard including recently fitted UPVC double glazed windows. However, the property is now in need of some modernisation to enhance the original features, yet at the same time suit modern day family living. Situated in the beautiful Duddon valley, which is a peaceful and unspoilt area in the southwest corner of the Lake District National Park. Nestled between Coniston and Eskdale, the valley was a favourite of the poet William Wordsworth, and has often been called a "hidden gem". It is set amongst the beautiful Furness and Dunnerdale fells and close to the picturesque village of Broughton-In-Furness (appox. 5 miles) which has previously been voted Village of the Year in 2002. The property is also close to the market town of Ulverston. Situated only ¾ mile level walk to the post office and the popular Newfield Inn, in Seathwaite is approx. 2 miles away. There are good road links via the A595 and A590 trunk road connecting it to the M6, Barrow-in-Furness and north to Scotland. The valley can be approached from the heart of the Lake District National Park either from Coniston (approx. 14 miles) or Ambleside (approx. 20 miles).
On entering the property, the main front door leads into a traditional entrance hall; both the living room and sitting room are accessed from either side of the hallway. These rooms both benefit from open fire places and have stunning views over the garden and countryside beyond. The rear hallway leads through to a scullery which offers great storage and into a snug, with views out onto the garden. The well proportioned breakfast kitchen which is light and airy offers a dual aspect room with spectacular views. A discreet cloakroom positioned just off the kitchen is a perfect addition for a family home. There is a spacious dining room off the snug which is a very versatile room which has traditional high ceilings and exposed beams. A substantial loft hatch accessed from this room offers the potential to create further living space. Hurstside also benefits from a cellar with an original fully flagged floor which also benefits from exposed beams and electric points; this is accessed off the hallway. An open staircase out of the hall leads into two spacious bedrooms, both of which have original cast iron fire places, although this is concealed in bedroom two. A further bedroom at the front of the property leads to an adjoining large bedroom with exposed floorboards and exposed beams; this has the potential to be converted into a large, private master en-suite bedroom. Across the landing sits a large, bright house bathroom which currently offers a white three piece suite and views over the garden.
The property has a beautiful, yet manageable south facing garden with a lawned area and a delightful array of wild flowers and native trees. The garden is surrounded by unspoilt views and open countryside. Within the garden there are various out buildings which provide excellent outdoor storage facilities; this would be very useful for bikes, garden equipment and the like. Please note the recently re roofed farm building is not part of the property and belongs to a local farmer. There is also a large detached double garage, with ample space for two cars, further storage and parking in front.
Outside Hurstside enjoys a delightful Lakeland garden which borders open countryside with superb south facing country views towards the Dunnerdale fells, enjoying a delightful sunny aspect.
A much loved garden which is an appealing, yet manageable size with an attractive combination of lawn areas and flower beds with an abundance of wild flowers including rhododendrons, daffodils, azaleas and clematis amongst many other species. The paved foot paths leading around the garden to the various vantage points which enjoy views of the surrounding fells. The property would benefit from a conservatory which wouldn’t diminish the garden.
There are various stores including sheds, workshop and outside WC which all provide excellent storage facilities. Additionally there is a excellent detached double garage with electric.
Services Private water supply
Septic tank drainage
Council Tax Band – G
DIRECTIONS Approaching from the M6, leave the motorway at junction 36 and follow the A590 westbound (signed Barrow) to Greenodd. Turn right on the A5092 to Grizebeck and take the A595 to Broughton-in-Furness. Pass through the village to the High Cross Inn, go down the hill and turn right immediately prior to the traffic lights and Duddon Bridge. Continue up the valley road for approx. 5 miles passing the post office and church, the property is approx. ¾ mile passed the post office on the right hand side.