Reception Rooms: 3
Steeped in history, The Ridding is a splendid period five bedroom detached Lakeland property dating back to the late seventeen hundreds. Originally owned by James Jackson, a local Maltster, with a water pump bearing his initials. It is set in the heart of the picturesque Dudden Valley, a peaceful and unspoilt area in the south-west corner of The Lake District in a discreet and picturesque location of The Hill, forming part of a small cluster of prestigious dwellings. Situated at the end of a private drive, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside and woodland overlooking the Duddon Estuary. This exceptionally spacious and versatile family accommodation was extended around 1830 and 1930 and offers extensive beautifully laid out gardens and grounds that will appeal to buyers who are looking for a forever family home or weekend retreat.
The property is located close to the coastal town of Millom which offers a good range of shopping, leisure and educational amenities. Nearby there is the historic town of Broughton-in-Furness and the beautiful Duddon Valley. The Ridding is situated on the outskirts of The Hill, a lovely rural village with fabulous open views over the nearby Estuary across to Kirby Moor and adjacent fields. The nearby town of Millom is an approximate 5 minute drive away where there are several key amenities including railway station, primary and secondary schools, a large Tesco and many other town centre shops including bakeries, general hardware stores, Co-op, pet supplies etc. There are also building society facilities, a main post office and petrol station.
Directions Approaching from the M6 leave at junction 36 and follow the A590 westward (signposted Barrow) to Greenodd. Turn right on the A5092 towards Grizebeck and then the A595 to Broughton-in-Furness. Continue on the A595 over the traffic controlled Duddon Bridge. After a further 2 miles turn left onto the A5093 signposted Millom. On arriving at The Hill, pass the village hall on your left hand side and after approximately 100 yards turn left towards Underhill (finger post on right hand side). Continue downhill for approximately 350 yards and turn right onto the track in front of the 30mph signs. The Ridding is the first house on the right.
Entrance Hallway/Snug A large traditional oak door opens into a spacious reception hallway with an open fire and red brick fire surround. There is a traditional wall bookcase and a window overlooking the garden with original shutters and a plate rack around the room.
Kitchen /Breakfast Room 13’1 x 11’10 (3.99m x3.61m) A well fitted Chestnut traditional kitchen with wall and base units and tiled worktops. There are a range of fitted appliances including dishwasher, double oven, fridge and an electric four ring induction hob. There is an external door leading out into the garden and doorway into the pantry.
Pantry/Utility Room 11’3 x 9’2 (3.44m x 2.79m) Off the kitchen, the pantry is a great storage area with a mix of shelving and the original cold stone. There is also a glazed door cupboard and serving hatch which connects to the dining room. A sash window overlooks the front of property.
Cloakroom A large cloakroom with fitted cupboards, a vanity unit incorporating wash basin and storage cupboards. Sash window overlooking garden. Separate W.C with window.
Cellar Access to the cellar is through a door off the hallway. Stone stairs lead down to the room which has the original coal chute and a cold room which is currently used as a wine store.
Sitting/Dining Room 27’3 x 13’10 (8.31m x 4.22m) A large formal dining area with large shuttered sash windows overlooking garden. External glazed door into garden. There is an original mahogany cupboard, open fire with surround and hearth, decorative coving, ceiling rose and traditional style radiators.
Drawing Room 26’0 x 13’9 (7.93m x 4.19m) Recently modernised, this is a large lounge area with traditional wood panelling to one wall, fitted floor to ceiling bookcases, coving and a multifuel stove set into fire surround and matching hearth. Triple aspect windows.
First Floor From the hallway, a return staircase with half landing leads by a large picture window with many original glass panes dating back to the 1830’s. The long 40 foot landing gives access to four good sized double bedrooms and the master suite, each offering their unique character and lovely views. There are also two storage cupboards on the landing.
Master Suite 26’0 x 13’11 (7.93m x 4.23m) The impressively large master suite occupies one end of the property and boasts a dual aspect over The Duddon Valley and garden. This room is a large bright space with period coving and ceiling rose. To one side of the room is a large dressing area with beautiful fitted wardrobes/cupboards with spot lights over. There is a separate toilet just outside the bedroom.
Bedroom Two 17’9 x 16’9 (5.41m x 4.20m) A large double bedroom with two large original shuttered windows with window seats, overlooking the Estuary. Built in cupboards and traditional style radiators, coving and decorative ceiling rose.
Bedroom Three 13’8 x 12’9 (4.16m x 3.89m) A double room with floor to ceiling picture window, encapsulating views over the Estuary, with original shutters. Wooden floor.
Bedroom Four 10’10 x 8’6 (3.31m x 2.60m) A double room with views over the garden. Vanity unit with storage cupboard under and traditional style radiator. Wooden floor.
Bedroom Five 13’9 x 9’4 (4.17m x 4.23m) A double room which is currently used as a home office. Shuttered window with views over Estuary.
Family Shower Room A large room with a walk in shower, double hand basins set into a vanity unit with storage cupboard below and finished with marble effect top and tiled splashbacks with spotlight mirror above. There is also a heated towel rail.
Bathroom A large modern family bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and hand basins. There is a large airing cupboard with hot water tank and shelved storage.
Services Mains electric and water, septic tank and oil heating.
Outside The house is set within extensive, beautifully laid out gardens and grounds to the front, sides and rear. In all around an acre, the landscaped gardens surround the property and are a mix of patios and lawns that are awash with colour come spring and summer with an expanse of Rhododendrons and specimen trees. For the keen gardeners there is a substantial greenhouse, bonfire area and a fernery. The grounds are a natural attraction for wildlife and are a true haven to enjoy with stunning views over The Duddon Estuary. The private driveway opens out onto a sizeable parking area at front of property. There is also a large attached outbuilding to the side/rear of property, with electrics, an external door into the garden and a door into the house through the drawing room, which offers scope to develop into further living space, subject to planning.
Council Tax Band F