Reception Rooms: 1
Set within private woodland grounds amounting to approximately 6.5 acres, Bracken Ground is the ultimate restorative Lake District retreat offering guests a mix of luxury living and tranquil, natural surroundings. It is easy to see how this unique cedar clad and slate finished property has earned its 5* gold status and boasts a successful gross annual turnover circa £80,000. Acquired by the present owners in 2010, Bracken Ground has undergone a complete renovation. Stripping the property back to the frame, it has been meticously rebuilt and designed by local craftsman to invite the nature within, with plenty of windows, natural light and sympathetic finishes including natural slate and oaks floors. No expense has been spared and the property boasts bespoke Fired Earth kitchen and bathrooms throughout. Due to the popularity of this luxury holiday let, Bracken Ground is being sold as a going concern, fully furnished, with bookings to end 2019, however it would also make a wonderful family home. There are a total of five double bedrooms, of which three are ensuite, each offering a picture perfect outlook over the surrounding grounds. Guests can enjoy the open plan living and dining space that is centred around a log burner, with French doors to either side leading onto the slate chipped patio that folds around the property. With plenty of space for alfresco dining and barbecuing, the patio looks out over the wildlife pond and natural waterfall from which tranquil sounds can be enjoyed from within the jacuzzi or sauna hut.
Despite all that Bracken Ground has to offer, those looking to explore across the stunning countryside and quaint villages and towns of The Lake District will find themselves ideally situated. The immediate area is quiet and offers a plethora of local walks including an approximate 10 minutes to a local pub. Access to the property is also located just 2 miles from the A591 so although you feel cocooned in a private wildlife haven you are also convenient for the many joys of The Lakes.
The private, slate chipped driveway sweeps up through the woodland grounds revealing the elevated position of this attractive cedar clad and slate finished property. The drive also benefits from two entrances, providing ‘in-out’ access and ample parking for several vehicles. There is also a detached cedar built garage, laundry room and log store.
Entering into the slate finished entrance porch that was added on during the renovation, in turn opening into a spacious and inviting L-shaped entrance lobby where there is space for occasional furniture creating a relaxed atmosphere from the offset. The open plan living dining space enjoys a bright dual aspect with full length window and patio doors to both the front and rear elevation, providing access onto the slate chipped patio that leads around the property. This is perfect for opening up during the summer months and offers the perfect space for entertaining both inside and out. The oak floors, expanse of windows and high ceilings really allow the focus to be on the stunning natural surrounds, yet the feature wood burner creates the perfect cosy atmosphere in the evenings and winter time. An inner hall leads to the first of the five double bedrooms, a beautifully finished Fired Earth Bathroom and into the well thought through dining kitchen. The Ash wood units complement the woodlands seen through the windows and french doors that also look out over the large wildlife pond and natural waterfall. Topped with a mix of ash and silestone this simple yet effective kitchen will be the envy of all guests and offers a range of quality appliances to include a Range cooker with 6 ring gas hob, integrated dishwasher and American style fridge freezer.
The remaining four bedrooms are located to the other side of the property, separated by the large entrance lobby to offer a peaceful setting away from the hub of the reception spaces. The bedrooms are all tastefully finished within the standards of a 5* holiday let and two of them enjoy beautifully appointed Fired Earth ensuites. The master bedroom is located to the front of the property with a square bay window affording views over the surrounding woodlands. The stunning ensuite is a favourite with guests and includes a large walk in rain shower. Amongst the rooms there is an array of storage from built in wardrobes in the bedrooms to a lockable cleaning, store and linen cupboards.
The woodlands of Bracken Ground encircle the property, with a mix of sympathetic and natural garden areas that create a private haven of natural scenery that is teeming with the local wildlife. Sitting out on the patio overlooking the pond, guests can enjoys sights of deer, buzzards, bats, badgers and so much more. The sounds of the waterfall add to the sense of tranquillity and the sauna hut and Jacuzzi offer the ultimate relaxation. The rear patio affords space for outdoor dining furniture, with a barbecue and pizza oven perfect for entertaining in the warmer months. As previously mentioned, the large sweeping driveway affords ample parking.
DIRECTIONS From the M6, exit at junction 36 and follow signs for Barrow and the A590. Exit the bypass after approximately 2 miles, following signs to Barrow. Continue along this road, for around 5 miles and turn right at the roundabout, after a couple of miles pass through Newby Bridge and continue along this road to Greenodd. Take a right turn here to Penny Bridge and continue along this road for half a mile and then take the right turn signposted for Oxen Park.
Continue along here for approximately 2 1/2 miles, not turning off at the crossroads but turning left after about 2 miles into a small road signposted Bandrake Head. This is a very small road sign so keep your eyes peeled! Follow lane until you reach a group of houses and take the sharp hairpin left and Bracken ground is half a mile on the right. Turn into the second entrance on the right into the carpark.
SERVICES Mains Water
Klargester / Sewage Treatment
Calor Gas Central Heating