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Hare Ghyll Cottage, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8JQ

£1,000,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 18051
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
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Property Features

  • Detached Lakeland Home
  • Perfect For Those With Equestrian Interests
  • House Offers Five Bedrooms & Three Reception Rooms
  • Five Acres Of Grounds
  • Manege Barn & Stables

Property Summary

A most unique and versatile opportunity to acquire a true Lakeland home sat amongst a picturesque backdrop, within the ancient town of Dalton-in-Furness. The property will appeal to a wide range of buyers, but certainly those with equestrian interests.

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A most unique and versatile opportunity to acquire a true Lakeland home sat amongst a picturesque backdrop, within the ancient town of Dalton-in-Furness. The property will appeal to a wide range of buyers, but certainly those with equestrian interests.

Gently elevated and set back from the hustle and bustle, Hare Ghyll Cottage originally dates back to the 1800's which has been extended over the years with an additional conservatory which was the latest addition in 2002 to fulfil and embrace those far reaching, unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside. This detached hidden gem boasts versatile and spacious living accommodation with three reception rooms, a farmhouse kitchen, five bedrooms to the first floor, one of which en suite and a family bathroom. Externally it has the entire package amounting to 5 acres in total; from gardens and grounds, vegetable garden, paddocks, manège, stables, barn, orchard, woodland, bunk house and shooting hut, just to name but a few!

Dalton-in-Furness lies in a narrow valley on that part of Furness which extends deep into Morecambe Bay. Once this was the leading town of Furness, and was an important centre for administration and justice; Dalton was revived by the growth of the iron-mining industry in the 1800s in which Hare Ghyll Cottage was believed to have been the original mining offices. There are many things to do and see in and around Dalton, with Dalton Zoo being a favourite hotspot, along with the renowned Dalton Castle and many delightful walks to explore and enjoy from the very doorstep. Close by, the historic market town of Ulverston is around 10 minutes away and boasts a number of independent local shops, tasty eateries and real ale pubs, as well as a good selection of high street shops and convenience stores. Twice a week there is a market in the centre of the town, where speciality foods and local produce can be found amongst the many stalls spread across the cobbles.

The property is approached through the boot/utility room; the perfect entry for muddy boots and paws, which has plumbing in place for washing machine and tumble dryer with the benefit of a sink and drainer, making this the perfect utility room. Practically located and situated within the boot room, the cloakroom comprises a WC and wash hand basin. The accommodation is versatile, bright and spacious offering three large reception rooms, some of which are original to the main house and some within the extension which was an addition in 1996. The sitting room has a pleasant triple aspect approach with an open fire and double doors leading into the garden. Adjacent to the sitting room and with double doors providing direct access, the dining room is a grand and formal room which is flooded with natural light. The breakfast kitchen is a traditional farmhouse kitchen, a true delight, with ample space for informal dining furniture and the kitchen enjoys a range of wall & base units, an in keeping island and AGA Rayburn. Double glazed doors lead from the kitchen into the conservatory where you are blown away by the gently elevated unparalleled views over the countryside and towards the fells. The benefit of underfloor heating means this room can be enjoyed all year round and has double doors opening out into the garden area.

To the first floor, there are a total of five bedrooms, all of which are doubles with one currently utilised as a home office. The principal bedroom is of generous proportions, enjoying a triple aspect outlook and has a built in wardrobe with an elevated dressing area and ensuite shower room comprising shower, WC, bidet and wash hand basin. The further four double bedrooms are all spacious and bright with one bedroom having a delightful outlook over the driveway towards the stables. The family bathroom has a five piece suite comprising a bath, shower, WC, bidet and wash hand basin.

The gardens and grounds at Hare Ghyll Cottage are simply breath-taking and enjoy sunshine from dawn till dusk; a real haven of peace and tranquillity. Amounting to a total of 5 acres, the fully enclosed, mature gardens provide a mix of seating areas, lawns, vegetable garden, gravelled pathways and well-established herbaceous borders. There is a variety of outbuildings including external kennels, store, outside dog run, potting shed, coal store, bin store just to name but a few. The electrically operated gated driveway has ample turning space and parking for several cars, which leads onto the tarmacadam area in front of the manège, barn and the two stables; this is the most ideal package for those with equestrian interests with lovely walks and rides from the very front door. The galvanised steel barn is huge and has so much to offer; a very versatile and expansive space with infinite options! Beyond the well fenced and segregated paddocks, the delightful haven of Hare Ghyll Cottage extends into the woodland area which is home to the Shooting Hut/Tree House and the nestled 'Bunk House', also known as Casa Perro to the current vendors! This entire package has so much to offer the discerning purchaser and will certainly be as popular with children, with so much to explore.

Heading from Ulverston, continue along the A590 in the direction of Dalton-in-Furness/Barrow for approximately 4 miles. Reaching a roundabout take the first turning off signposted for Dalton. Continue for approximately 500m and take the next left turn into Urswick Road and then turn immediately right after the bridge into Hare Ghyll Lane. Following the lane for ¼ of a mile and Hare Ghyll Cottage is at the end and the only property on the lane.

Mains electric and water. Oil central heating, private septic tank drainage. Solar panels fitted.


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