Fine and Country Windermere
Fine & Country
Butts Wood, Broughton-in-Furness, Lake District, Cumbria, LA20 6BS
- Detached Three Bedroom Bungalow
- Private Grounds Of Around 2.75 Acres
- Open Plan Living/Dining Space
- One Mile From Broughton-in-Furness
This truly magical home is set within private grounds amounting to approximately 2¾ acres, creating a peaceful woodland haven perched on the South Westerly edge of the Lake District National Park. Completely unique and utterly charming, Butts Wood is a detached bungalow that was built in 1964 upon the Brockbank Ground formerly owned by the Abbey. In present day the property has been in the same ownership for 35 years and has been cherished and substantially updated to include modern extensions. The result is an entirely unique yet versatile home offering three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a show stopping open plan living space with three reception areas and a kitchen with separate utility. The grounds are a testament to the care and love the current owners have put into it over the years, offering vibrant and healthy shrubbery gardens giving way to an array of private terraces that track the sun from when it rises until it sets. The gardens naturally extend into the surrounding woodland that is stocked with a wide variety of native species and offers a stunning backdrop that can be enjoyed throughout the property. Butts Wood also offers all the practical necessities with an array of supporting outbuildings to include a workshop and garage, a large drive and plentiful storage space.
Just under a mile away mile away from the property, the small market town of Broughton-In-Furness is located within the Lake District National Park. At the heart of the town sits a picture perfect cobbled market square surrounded by beautiful Georgian buildings. The countryside surrounding extends into the National Park and it is a popular base for walkers and climbers looking to explore the isolated landscape of the Duddon Valley. It also offers faster paced sporting activities such as canoeing and horse riding along some truly unique bridleways. The town offers some great local amenities and a choice of popular pubs. Despite the dramatic rural countryside which you find yourself in here, Broughton-In-Furness is actually well connected for those looking to commute to Barrow and the central lakes with access to the A595 and connection to the A590 for access to the M6 at J36. There is also a well regarded primary school within Broughton-In-Furness and you are just 20 minutes away from the popular town of Ulverston where there is a secondary school.
Accessed along a private lane that branches off and leads up to the drive of Butts Wood, you open out onto a large parking area to the front of the property. The manicured grounds are encompassed by the private woodlands, creating a sense of peace and remoteness. The entrance door sits within an extension to the original property, leading into a long entrance hall. Within the extension there are two double bedrooms which include the beautiful master bedroom, enjoying a lovely dual aspect and a glazed door leading out onto a path close to the "East Terrace"; a wonderful spot to enjoy a morning coffee whilst looking out over the woodland. These two rooms share use of a neatly presented shower room. An archway within the entrance hall marks the way into the original portion of the home where you can find bespoke fitted storage cupboards ideal for the storage of coats and shoes, as well as access into the part boarded, fully insulated loft space. There is a further double bedroom that again enjoys tranquil easterly views over the trees and a lovely family bathroom complete with wood paneling to the dado, fitted storage and a bath with traditional Verona bath taps.
As you reach the end of the entrance hall double glass doors grandly open into the open plan living area. This fantastic space is ideal for families and entertaining alike, offering versatile reception areas that continue into the kitchen. The living room is centered around a large Yeoman woodburning stove set upon a slate hearth in a stone surround. It is perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere in an otherwise bright and airy room that enjoys a dual aspect over the woodland.
Centrally, there is space for a large formal dining table, warmed by the 4 door AGA and enjoying a view into the adjoining morning room. The kitchen wraps around to the side of the room, offering a selection of painted units with solid wood worktops. Along with the AGA, there is also a double oven and grill with an induction hob and space for a dishwasher and tall fridge freezer. A secret trap door within the floor leads to a handy wine cellar beneath the suspended floor and to the end of the kitchen you enter into the separate utility room. This fantastic room doubles as pantry storage and
there is space for white goods and external access that makes it a great place for knocking off muddy boots after enjoying a ramble across the beautiful surrounding countryside of the national park. The final room of this unique home is the morning room, a fantastic extension completed in 2017 that really capitilises on the ethereal surrounding views. An open arch by the dining area leads into this bright and airy reception space that enjoys high ceilings with a charming exposed truss feature, tying the character of the property together. The triple aspect includes floor length windows capturing the south facing aspect to the woods. A glazed door leads out on to the slate finished terrace that extends around to the front. A glass balustrade railing has been installed as to not interrupt the captivating view enjoyed from the morning room.
The grounds of Butts Wood amount to approximately 2¾ acres. The gardens immediately surrounding the property have been landscaped with a selection of mature flowering shrubbery and a choice of terraces suited to each point of the day. The gardens have been incredibly well thought out and are a true testament to the owners who have nurtured and cherished the surrounds to create a magical space to be enjoyed throughout the seasons. Starting from the front of the property, the private drive affords ample parking as well as access to the detached single garage, a selection of sheds and a detached workshop. The sunken terrace includes decorative paving and hosts a large outdoor dining table ideal for entertaining guests in the summer time; surrounded by lush shrubbery. To the side of the property, you can access the East terrace that the master bedroom door opens out to. There is also a lower terrace area here, both of which enjoy a private setting looking out over the woodlands and the Rhododendrons that come to life with a vibrant show of colour in the spring time. To the rear of the property are the Southern terraces that can also be accessed from the morning room. To the side there is a lovely spot for recreational furniture and a seating area at the rear with the glass balustrade railing that offers a direct view down to the grass path that disappears into the woodland. Finally, there is the "Sun Downers" terrace that offers a great spot for evening barbecuing. The surrounding woodland has been left to nature and becomes awash with daffodils and bluebells in the summer time. It offers discerning purchasers that much valued additional privacy that comes with owning land, without the hassle of upkeep.
PLEASE NOTE –The Sat Nav will not take you to the correct location. Travelling along the Wreaks Causeway on the A595, just after the bend turn right following the sign for local traffic leading to Broughton-In-Furness. Continue up the hill and follow the road around the bend, taking the first left onto a private drive signposted to Butts Wood. Continue up the private lane and as you approach the farm building in front of you, take the small lane to the left.
Mains water & electric.
Oil fired central heating
Private septic tank drainage
Council Tax Band