Loughrigg Villa, Kelsick Road
River Bank Barn, Ulpha, Broughton-in-Furness, LA20 6DU
Converted approximately forty years ago by the current family, from as the name suggests a barn. The property was well planned and sympathetically converted to a high specification and was then subsequently extended in 1995 resulting in the property we have today. A large four bedroom detached barn conversion with three bathrooms and three reception rooms including a stunning feature sitting room with triple aspect on the first floor. Set in an enchanting position with superb panoramic country views. The garden slopes down to the river with 120 meters of highly desirable river frontage and fishing rights at the bottom of the garden.
The property will suit a variety of buyers whether as a main family residence, retirement home or equally suitable a fine holiday property.
Situated in the beautiful Duddon Valley, which is a peaceful and un spoilt area in the southwest corner of the Lake District National Park. Nestled between Coniston and Eskdale, the valley was a favourite of the poet William Wordsworth, and has often been called a “hidden gem”. It is set amongst the beautiful Furness and Dunnerdale fells and close to the picturesque village of Broughton-In-Furness (appox. 5 miles) which has previously been voted Village of the Year in 2002. The property is also close to the market town of Ulverston. The popular Blacksmith Arms in Broughton Mills is approx. 5 miles away. There are good road links via the A595 and A590 trunk road connecting it to the M6, Barrow-in-Furness and north to Scotland. The valley can be approached from the heart of the Lake District National Park either from Coniston (approx. 14 miles) or Ambleside (approx. 20 miles).
Approaching from the M6, leave the motorway at junction 36 and follow the A590 westbound (signed Barrow) to Greenodd. Turn right on the A5092 to Grizebeck and take the A595 to Broughton-in-Furness. Pass round the village to the High Cross Inn, go down the hill and turn right immediately prior to the traffic lights and Duddon Bridge. Continue up the valley road for approx. 3.5 miles. Cross the bridge, and turn immediately left and the barn can be found 100m on the left adjacent to the river.
Twin mahogany front doors leading into a vestibule with slate flagged floor. Useful double cloaks cupboard housing alarm. Internal glazed doors into welcoming wide hallway with additional cloaks storage, understairs cupboard and two night storage heaters. Inner hall with highly useful pantry cupboard with a large cylinder cupboard providing an excellent storage facility.
Open Plan Kitchen Diner
11’7 x 10’2 (3.54m x 3.10m) 11’0 x 10’2 (3.35m x 3.10m) 27’2 x 10’6 (8.28m x 3.19m)
Partially vaulted ceiling, dual aspect room with stunning views over the Duddon Bridge and adjacent countryside and surrounding fells. The kitchen has an excellent variety of predominantly pine fronted base units, 1.5 sink unit with mixer tap and integrated dishwasher. Four ring electric hob and Bosch electric cooker. Peninsula base units separate the dining area, recessed pine shelving and night storage heater. Double glazed sliding patio doors leading onto the curved enclosed Lakeland stone walled patio providing amazing views towards Duddon River and far reaching countryside. Stone feature wall dividing the split level living room/snug with a few steps up to the dual aspect cosy room, wonderfully welcoming Lakeland stone fireplace with slate hearth and exposed ceiling beams. Feature panelled window seats giving lovely panoramic country views. Night storage heater and TV point.
There is also an internal hallway with the original staircase and under stair cupboard with eaves storage. Additionally there is a further storage cupboard that was the initial entrance.
Three piece coloured suite comprising of panelled bath with shower attachment and shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Fully wall tiled. With extractor and Dimplex wall heater.
House Shower Room
A good proportioned three piece suite comprising of vanity wash hand unit, WC and large walk in shower cubicle with rain head shower, heated towel rail, majority wall tiled and electric Dimplex wall heater.
Utility Room (3.35m x 1.75m)
Plumbing for washing machine, stainless steel sink unit sink unit and base cupboards. Mounted electric consumer/meter unit.
The original wide staircase leads to top floor landing with vaulted ceiling and exposed beam. Comprehensive selection of airing cupboard with shelving. Leading through to:
Bedroom One (4.67m x 3.63m)
Excellent light and airy master suite with feature vaulted ceiling enjoying attractive views over the garden towards the river and surrounding countryside. Twin Velux windows and double fitted wardrobes. Nigh storage heaters.
Spacious three piece suite comprising of panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Fully wall tiled with electric Dimplex wall heater. Exposed beam and Velux window with excellent eaves storage and heated towel rail. Off the bedroom double doors lead into the Sitting Room.
Rear Bedroom Two (3.87m x 3.21m)
A generous twin room with built in wardrobes, eacves storage and exposed beams. Velux window giving terrific views over the countryside.
Rear Bedroom Three (3.46m x 2.86m)
Double room with exposed beams, electric wall heater, eaves storage and wardrobes with sliding doors and shelving. Enjoys country views.
Front Bedroom Four (3.21m x 3.00m)
Spacious double room with beautiful views over the adjacent countryside and twin velux windows with built in double wardrobes. Wall heater.
From the secondary staircase from the main reception room leads to the principal:
Sitting Room (7.25m x 6.69m)
Providing a superb generous triple aspect room with an abundance of character enjoying exposed beams and a wonderful Lakeland stone full height feature fireplace with slate hearth. TV point, storage heaters and a further featured expanse of a wonderful Lakeland stone wall. Terrific 270 degrees views over the adjacent peaceful countryside.
Integral Garage (6.77m x 4.08m)
Generous proportions with an electric Up and Over door. An additional cylinder and side door leading to the parking area. Night storage heater.
Approached by the property is a tarmacadam drive with parking for 4/5 vehicles. Plus good size integrated garage with electric up and over electric door. The property benefits from an ideal low maintenance garden which is majority lawn with substantial paved enclosed patio area. The outside area extends down to the river which provides Fishing Rights. A paddock to the side of the property provides about 120 metres of private river frontage and is just under an acre.
Mains water and electric. Private drainage. Electric night storage heating
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