Reception Rooms: 3
Dow Crag House is a lovely period detached property located next to the picturesque church of St Johns, close to Broughton Beck village, surrounded by rolling countryside and with views extending to the Lake District National Park, Coniston Old Man, Dow Crag and Morecambe Bay. Originally built in approximately 1870, the property was intended for the headmaster of the local school. It has now been in the same ownership for over 16 years and has been a well loved home. The accommodation is perfect for family life with a total of three reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen with separate utility room, three double bedrooms, two family bathrooms and a versatile second floor loft room that could either be utilised as a fourth bedroom, home office or playroom. The large windows throughout and high ceilings make it a very light home. The surrounding gardens are an attraction for the local wildlife and include a manicured lawn complete with an apple and pear tree, green house and wooden arbour laced with grape vines and climbing roses. Practically, there are two private drives with ample parking and a detached double garage, as well as two garden stores.
Broughton Beck is a peaceful hamlet that is surrounded by lush countryside with a selection of stunning walks to be enjoyed right from your doorstep. However, this peaceful location does not compromise on convenience as the market town of Ulverston is located just two and a half miles away. The birth place of Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy, Ulverston is a vibrant community set around cobbled streets and beautiful old buildings. There is a thriving high street of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, along with a full range of local amenities that includes doctors, dentists and a choice of supermarkets. The local primary and secondary schools in Ulverston are also well regarded and discerning purchasers will also benefit from being just a short drive from the Lake District.
Flagged stone steps lead up to the entrance of this period family home, with a large curved entrance door opening into a useful entrance porch. This is a great and practical space for coats and shoes, with original tiled floors.
An internal original door opens into the entrance hall where there is an under stairs storage cupboard. The cosy living room enjoys views over the garden and fields beyond, offering a perfect position from which to watch the spring lambs and views extending out to Morecambe Bay. The multi fuel stove set within a local Tilberthwaite slate surround provides warmth in the winter months and the oak beam lintel makes for a characterful feature. The dining room provides space for a formal dining setting and is filled with natural light thanks to a dual aspect over the front and into the conservatory. Double doors lead into the conservatory, perfect for opening up for entertaining and offering lush garden views, with French doors leading on to the front.
The family kitchen was updated by the present owners by Atlantis Kitchens and includes a range of modern yet traditional units and a breakfast bar perfect for a more informal dining setting. Appliances include a Bosch double oven with integrated extractor, an electric hob, an integrated dishwasher, and integrated fridge. Immediately adjoining is a boot room with external access to the rear of the house. This is a great space for muddy boots after enjoying one of the many walks across the local countryside. This then leads into a large utility room with space for a fridge, freezer, washing machine and dryer amongst a further selection of units. The ground floor of this versatile home also benefits from a family bathroom to include a bath with shower over, wash basin and WC.
The stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the first floor. There are a total of three well proportioned double bedrooms, each offering unique, uninterrupted views across the fields. The master bedroom and bedroom two offer views of Morecambe Bay. Both have fitted wardrobes and the master bedroom has a dresser. Even the large family bathroom boasts stunning views to Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag. The five piece heritage suite includes a large family sized bath and a double shower. The staircase continues up to the second floor loft conversion that would have originally been planned for the servants of the house. At present this versatile space is being utilised as a home office, music room and living area. However it would make for a fantastic option for a master bedroom or even a hang out for children of all ages. Large velux windows and a triple aspect afford plenty of natural light and a high vantage point to make the most of the beautiful surrounding views.
The well kept gardens of Dow Crag House are a testament to this lovely period home. Flowering shrubbery affords a show of colour year round whilst also proving relatively low maintenance. The manicured lawn is perfect for families to enjoy and the whole garden is enclosed within a dry stone wall, useful for animal and children safety . The two driveways afford ample parking and there is a large vehicle standing area, useful for cars, boats,caravans etc. The large detached double garage has a workshop space and benefits from two up and over doors. The gardens lead all around the property. To the rear of the property there are two detached garden stores and an original well. They are bounded by rolling countryside owned by the local farmers and the church grounds.
Directions Directions Follow the A590 towards Ulverston, after passing Booths on your left hand side take the second right at the traffic lights opposite Swan Inn onto Swan Street. Follow this road round to the left onto Hart Street, and bare right at the cross roads onto the B5281/Fountain Street. At the mini roundabout opposite the Kings Arms Inn, continue straight ahead following the B5281 signposted Broughton. Follow this road for 2.5 miles and you will reach Broughton Beck, continue before taking the left turning signposted ‘Netherhouses’ and continue along here past the church and Dow Crag House can be found on your left hand side.