Reception Rooms: 5
We are very privileged to offer Cinder Hill for sale as it is highly regarded as being one of the finest country houses in the South Lakes. Cinder Hill is a most charming, stone-built property located in a much sought-after rural setting within the National Park, just a short drive from the shores of Lake Windermere. This extremely fine period home boasts character and charm throughout; positioned within the Rusland Valley and enjoying unrivalled and elevated views. Previously the Dower House to Rusland Hall, a fine Georgian mansion next door, the house has remained in the present family since 1925 and has generous accommodation, offering 6 double bedrooms, three of which are ensuite, matched by ample living space and large, private grounds. Externally, the property includes a coach house, barn, stables and paddock. This is the perfect opportunity to acquire a very special home with considerable potential for development.
Conveniently located, the A590 trunk road is just 3 miles from Cinder Hill, giving excellent road access into the Furness Peninsula and the market town of Ulverston and provides an excellent short drive to junction 36 of the M6. Good rail networks can be found at Oxenholme, near Kendal, Windermere and Ulverston with direct links to Manchester Airport and London Euston. The area is well known for its stunning scenery and wildlife and there are a number of outdoor activities such as sailing, golf and horse riding close by. The nearby market town of Ulverston, former home of Stan Laurel is around 8 miles away and offers a host of local amenities including a traditional market, high street shopping and Booths, Aldi and M&S supermarkets. First stage schooling is available at Backbarrow and Ulverston with second stage at Cartmel and Ulverston and independent schooling for all ages at Windermere.
Approached up the sweeping drive, the main entrance to Cinder Hill is through the traditional Lakeland porch and the tiled vestibule, the bright and welcoming hallway leads to the main staircases. On the ground floor, the Sitting Room, the oldest part of the house with its oak beams and doors and inglenook fireplace is the central hub; this is a comfortable and much used reception room in the heart of the house with multi fuel log burner and French windows opening onto the west terrace for sunset drinks in summer. The elegant Drawing Room is simply stunning, a principal reception room with an open fire, this room is full of character and is flooded with natural light by way of large sash windows and an external door which opens out onto the patio area. The formal Dining Room is spacious and has an attractive open fire which continues the traditional feel to this property benefitting from views over the pond and parterre. The large traditional family Kitchen with an impressive flag stone floor, beamed ceiling and a wide range of wooden base and wall units neatly finished with laminate work tops with integrated appliances beneath. The oil-fired AGA is the focal point of the room giving a warm and homely feel and is perfect for modern day living making this the idyllic place to enjoy kitchen suppers. Off the kitchen there is a very handy Utility Room that houses the washer and boiler, with access through to the attached double garage. Along the tiled passage off the Sitting room, the Study is spacious with integral book casing, an excellent office for those working from home. To complete the ground floor is the spectacular Conservatory, with panoramic views of the garden and valley beyond. On the first floor there are six double bedrooms, three of which are ensuite, all of generous proportions which enjoy unique and individual outlooks over the gardens and grounds. The family bathroom comprises a three-piece suite including bath, WC and wash basin with exposed beams and a conveniently placed laundry room just off the spacious landing area, has the potential for a child’s bedroom or another en suite bathroom if required.
South facing, Cinder Hill enjoys sunshine from dawn till dusk, a haven of peace and tranquility. The fully enclosed, mature gardens provide a mix of seating areas, lawns, parterre, gravelled pathways and well-established herbaceous borders. The patio areas, with delightful pond and water feature, provide superb views across the Rusland Valley and the open countryside towards the Furness fells. The gated driveway, with ample turning space and parking for several cars, leads to the double garage, added to the main house in 2014 with remote controlled roller doors and an external wash pad.