Fine and Country Windermere
Fine & Country
Bank House, Old Broadgate, Hallthwaites, LA18 5JU
- Four Bedroom House with 2 Holiday lets
- Refurbished Throughout
- Detached Annexe 'The Old Laundry Room'
- Versatile, Large Detached Barn
- Two, One Bedroom Holiday Lets
- Spectacular Far Reaching Views
- Approx 5.26 Acres In Total
- Comes With a Paddock - Perfect for Equestrian Interests
- Hot Tub
- Private and Elevated
Dating back to the 1600's, this is the epitome of true Lakeland luxury. Bank House nestles seamlessly into its private surroundings; a truly picturesque package set in just over five acres, which has been extensively and tastefully renovated by the current vendor to create a most charming and characterful family home, the additional benefit of two highly successful and popular holiday lets being sold with forward bookings ('The Byre' and 'The Hayloft'), there is also a large detached stone barn and the original 'Laundry Room' which is extremely versatile but currently lends itself perfectly as a home office/hobby room with the advantage of an en suite wet room. This inspiring Lake District property provides the perfect home for a variety of buyers, whether as a family home, retirement property, lifestyle change, including those with equestrian interests due to the versatile and extensive barn and paddock on offer or simply as a bolt hole. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life to relax and unwind in this Lakeland gem which has been sympathetically improved and refurbished to the very highest of standards, including double glazed sash windows, partial underfloor heating, complimented with characterful features. The property enjoys unrivalled panoramic views towards the Duddon Estuary, Coniston Old Man, the Irish Sea and surrounding countryside; situated along a farm track this elevated, private haven enjoys uninterrupted views from every aspect.
Bank House enjoys a peaceful elevated setting and is idyllic for those seeking a tranquil, private retreat located in the Lake District National Park and despite the natural picturesque attraction of the area; it remains uncrowded throughout the year with a plethora of walks which can be enjoyed from the very doorstep. Situated close to the coast which offers a good range of shopping, leisure and educational amenities, Bank House will appeal to a wide range of buyers looking for the perfect secluded haven. Nearby there is the historic town of Broughton-in-Furness is well equipped with a post office, local butchers, bakery, cafes, pubs and the beautiful Duddon Valley to enjoy and explore. The neighbouring town of Thwaite is just a short drive away where there are several key amenities including a local primary school and church. The local train station is Green Road railway station, a village some 3 miles north of Millom. Millom itself is approximately 4 miles away and has lots to offer, including a railway station, primary and secondary schools, a large Tesco and many other town centre shops including bakeries, general hardware stores, Co-op, pet supplies etc. There are also building society facilities, a main post office and petrol station.
Accommodation On entering the property through a traditional front door, the entrance provides immediate access into the heart of the home, the kitchen. It's difficult to decide which room one would spend the most time in at Bank House, but this certainly has to be a contender! Full of charisma and traditional features, the kitchen cabinets have been hand crafted locally and are topped with Silestone worktops, upstands and the slate floors that enjoy underfloor heating and all add charm whilst the sash windows flood the room with light and provide the most spectacular far reaching views towards the Duddon Estuary. A range of quality integrated appliances include a washing machine, dishwasher, wine cooler, microwave, deluxe range cooker, extractor and a tall fridge. There is ample space in the centre of this room for a generous dining table, a great space for entertaining the whole family. A practical built in cloaks cupboard is a great addition for hanging coats and muddy boots! From the kitchen, the welcoming hallway with exposed floor boards, is full of quirky and in keeping exposed features and sets the tone of what to expect from this striking home. A useful ground floor facility, adjacent to the kitchen is where you will find the pantry, which houses the original meat slabs and contains slate floors with an abundance of shelving. The snug is such a gorgeous cosy room; exposed beams, sash windows with a window seat providing perfect viewing enjoying elevated views of the sea and the Duddon Estuary, oak flooring and a multi fuel stove set in an inglenook fireplace, this is certainly to be enjoyed in the evenings and the winter months! Tucked away just off the snug, there is a versatile space which is used at present as a study; this too enjoys some fabulous aspects. Originally the old dairy, a couple of steps lead down into the sitting room, this is a stunning room with beautiful sash windows to two sides that provide light but also allow viewing of spectacular vistas, the double doors provide access into the garden and patio area. A beautiful fireplace houses a living flame, adding to the country charm of this Lakeland home.
The attractive staircase containing the original wide floorboards leads you to the first floor, which enjoys four double bedrooms. The spacious guest bedroom has plumbing in place for an en suite and boasts large sash windows and shutters that allow one to take in the fabulous views. Deep sills, along with an attractive cast iron fire and quirky features complete the further three bedrooms which are all of great sizes and enjoy their own unique aspect from each window. Currently the master bedroom, this is a beautiful room which has some lovely, quirky 'nooks and crannies' making it extremely individual and unique with an attractive fireplace. Bedroom four is positioned to the rear and is so cosy, currently housing twin beds. The family bathroom is a splendid facility with underfloor heating enjoying a five piece modern suite comprising a free standing bath perfectly placed in front of a sash window to take in the views, walk in shower, vanity unit, WC, towel radiator and a built in cupboard housing the water cylinder and boiler - this is a great space for storage with integrated shelving.
The Old Laundry Room Lovingly restored by the current vendor, this brilliant detached barn is a versatile space which has been finished to an exacting standard by local craftsmen, enjoying a dual aspect and underfloor heating. The attractive and modern wet room is fully tiled and comprises a three piece suite. Offering so much potential and versatility, this could make the perfect home office, hobby room or additional accommodation for family guests.
The Byre A beautiful open plan retreat which is so popular with the guests; this attached apartment offers unrivalled views of the Estuary but also has a (locked) integrated door into the main house - providing the versatility to create one larger main house if required. The apartment is spacious and has an attractive en suite bathroom.
The Hayloft It is easy to see why so many people keep on returning to make this such, a successful holiday let; this romantic escape is assessed by way of external timber stairs and offers the perfect private retreat with external seating to enjoy the elevated views. A lovely open plan room with feature vaulted ceiling creating a spacious environment for a large double bed, kitchenette and relaxed seating area with an en suite bathroom.
Detached Barn The package is complimented further more with a large detached barn that offers potential scope for development, subject to the relevant planning consents. Numerous split level rooms provide an excellent opportunity to develop into separate accommodation for dependent relatives or additional income revenues. Alternatively, this could lend itself perfectly for those requiring a garage, or with equestrian or animal interest. The Barn benefits from a farm holding number to enable owners to keep more animals including poultry and the like; this also helps with rural grants from DEFRA.
Outside Accessed off a private track, set back from the road, this farmhouse on the fell is the most amazing and exclusive package, a truly safe haven for both animals and children to enjoy. The grounds and gardens at Bank House are simply breath taking, they provide a cocoon of peace and tranquillity; a mix of well kept gardens - a true dream for those with green fingers - complete with a three acre paddock, natural wild gardens and pond. The patio areas extend into a neatly kept lawn bordered by a selection of colourful plants, shrubbery and mature trees which wrap around the property. A purpose built BBQ area is an attractive feature and provides a wonderful vantage point to enjoy the far reaching views. Within the grounds there is a hot tub which the guests are allowed to enjoy and is sat on an elevated platform from which to take in the most magnificent views and enjoy the local wildlife which the garden welcomes. To the rear of the Farmhouse is a paddock which is a great addition to this already abundant package that offers discerning purchasers so much potential. There is a public footpath which runs away from the house through the land of Bank House and heads into the field beyond.
Services Mains water to the main house & additional accommodation
Private water supply to the hosepipes and pond
Septic tank drainage
Oil fired heating
Tenure - Freehold
Council Tax Band - E