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Address:
Matthews Benjamin
Loughrigg Villa, Kelsick Road
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 0BZ

Telephone:
015394 32220

Email:
sales@matthewsbenjamin.co.uk

Under Offer

The Croft, Seathwaite, Broughton-in-Furness, LA20 6ED

£600,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 18173
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
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Property Features

  • Detached Lakeland property,
  • Large 4/5 bedroom
  • Traditional Stone Built Lakeland Property
  • Heart of the Lake District National Park
  • Endless fell and country walks
  • Attractive character features
  • Hidden Gem

Property Summary

The Croft is a deceptively large four/five bedroom traditional stone built detached Lakeland property, nestled on an attractive plot with a large detached barn/work shop with private garden/paddock. Situated in the Duddon Valley in the heart of the Lake District National Park which is an UNIESCO World Heritage site.

Full Details

The Croft is a deceptively large four/five bedroom traditional stone built detached Lakeland property, nestled on an attractive plot with a large detached barn/work shop with private garden/paddock. Situated in the Duddon Valley in the heart of the Lake District National Park which is an UNIESCO World Heritage site.

To state the obvious there are endless fell and country walks, climbs and bike rides from the door step. The accommodation is well planned, proportioned and offers versatility whether as a main residence, retirement home or second home. We believe the main portion of the property was built circa the 1980’s and was amalgamated with an old Lakeland farm building resulting in the property stood there today. An advantage of a more modern building is that they offer a light and airy feel with large windows allowing the beautiful country views to be enjoyed. Complimented by some attractive character features including exposed beams and a feature stone fireplace. Positioned in the beautiful Duddon Valley, which is a peaceful and unspoilt 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. 7 miles) which has 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 close by as is The Newfield Inn Seathwaite. 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 or Ambleside.

Directions
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. 6 miles. The property can be found opposite the The Newfield Inn a popular walkers stop.

Accommodation
UPVC glazed door leading into:

Living Room 16’10 x 16’1
Attractive and spacious dual aspect room with feature vaulted ceiling and original exposed beams. Feature fireplace with stone hearth, surrounding mantle and inset multifuel stove. TV point and electric wall panel. Feature window seat giving beautiful views across the garden towards the adjacent countryside. Internal glazed door leading into:

Secondary Hallway
With airing cupboard, shelving and housing cylinder. Sliding door which leads to:

Bedroom Four 10’9 x 9’7
Good sized double room with electric wall panel and stunning view across the garden towards the surrounding countryside.

Bathroom
Three piece coloured suite comprising of panelled bath with shower attachment. Washhand basin with WC, half wall tiled with electric dimplex wall heater.

Main Hallway
Steps leading up to a glazed door to attractive wide hallway with open pine staircase and under stair cupboard. Pine panelled ceiling leading through to the kitchen.

Kitchen 12’2 x 10’0
Attractive contemporary selection of wall and base units with 1.5 stainless steel sink unit with tap. Plumbing for dishwasher, integrated double electric oven, four ring ceramic hob with extractor. Attractive breakfast bar with upstand. Light and airy room with attractive views across the garden towards Lakeland fells.

Utility Room 8’5 x 5’11
Excellent room with plumbing for washing machine. Housing the Worcester Bosch oil fired boiler for central heating. Rear glazed door and tiled floor.

Dining Room 12’2 x 11’4
Well proportioned dual aspect room with excellent views across the garden towards the countryside. Equally suitable as a bedroom.

Bedroom One 13’6 x 11’4
Well proportioned dual aspect double room with comprehensive selection of fitted wardrobes, and dresser. TV point.

Bedroom Two 13’6 x 9’7
Spacious twin room.

House Bathroom
Excellent four piece suite comprising of a large double shower cubicle with shower attachment. Inset wash hand basin and vanity unit. Attractive dark grey heated towel rail, laminate flooring and tiled walls.

First Floor landing
Highly useful spacious airing cupboard housing cylinder. Leading to:

Bedroom Four 12’8 x 12’2
Good sized double room with feature pine panelled vaulted ceiling with twin Velux windows. Attractive light and airy aspect with fell views, TV point and excellent eaves storage.

Bedroom Five/Study 13’7 x 12’8
Highly useful multifunctional room currently used as a study however can be equally used as a bedroom. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, Velux windows giving fell views and eaves storage on either side.

Outside
The property enjoys a fantastic location having the benefit of a large rear enclosed garden, small paddock which is predominantly natural meadow with numerous trees, feature stream and stunning 270 degree panoramic views across the adjacent country side. Paved footpath leading to a small paved terrace and rear door with external water tap. A small private drive for parking and access to the garden. There is an adjacent substantial barn providing an ideal work shop/hobby area and fantastic storage facility. Subject to planning permission there is an excellent potential to create a dwelling annexe with large double doors, windows and four Veluxes with concrete base, two additional small rooms with electric and pitch slate roof ( re roofed in 1999). To the rear there is a possibility to create additional parking. Please note the farmer has right of way across the drive to his paddock. There is a secondary gate leading into a small tarmac drive with parking for an additional two vehicles. Leading into the rear enclosed garden.

Services
Shared private water, shared private drainage between two. Mains, electricity and oil central heating and electric panel heating.

Tenure
Freehold

Council Tax Band
F