Fine and Country Windermere
Fine & Country
Walthwaite Howe, Pennington, Ulverston LA12 0JP
- Detached Four Bed Family Home
- Stunning Panormic Sea Views
- Ulverston Under 10 Minutes Drive
- Peaceful Rural Location
- Ground Floor Ensuite Bedroom
- Master Ensuite
- Four Reception Rooms
- Loft Conversion Potential
- Elevated Seating Areas
The first point to highlight with Walthwaite Howe is the location, situated in the picture perfect rural district of Pennington, it enjoys an elevated position affording breathtaking panoramic views, looking down on the Hoad monument of Ulverston, stretching out across Morecambe Bay and reaching as far as Blackpool Tower and Ingleborough Mountain on a clear day. The panoramic Vista is mesmerising and ever changing on a daily basis but that is not the only appeal to this characterful detached home. Originally Walthwaite Howe stood as a historic stone built barn which sadly fell to ruin in the early 90s. It was then rescued in the late 90s and rebuilt to a modern construction yet faced with the original stone of the barn to create a charming property that looks to have stood the tests of time yet benefits from all the connotations of a new build home with great energy efficiency, integrated surround sound system and new oak effect UPVC double glazing throughout. Within the property has been designed to the exacting standards of the vendor and includes a beautiful mature landscaped garden that backs on to rolling countryside. There are a choice of four reception rooms, a hand crafted solid oak kitchen and four double bedrooms, two ensuites and a modern family bathroom. For larger families looking for that extra space, the large semi-converted loft could easily accommodate an additional two bedrooms and bathroom, subject to relevant planning/ building regulations. Furthermore, the property benefits from ample private parking with a drive to the front and rear of the property and a detached double garage.
Standing at the front of the property the panoramic view looks out over Pennington district, looking across the fields down on the Hoad monument of Ulverston, an attraction that you would usually have to look up at. Looking out to the north the view stretches out across to the hills of Westmorland and on an clear day, even as far as Ingleborough Mountain in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Straight ahead you enjoy a view over Morecambe Bay that reaches right across from Arnside around to Morecambe and Heysham, the Fylde Coast and out to the Irish Sea. On a clear day you can even glimpse Blackpool Tower. This view can be enjoyed from many of the rooms within and there is even a second floor reception room that really makes the most of this stunning vista. The district of Pennington is a lovely place for families with a well regarded primary school and pub within walkable distance. The popular market town of Ulverston with it's plethora of amenities, secondary school and train station is under a 10 minute drive away and Barrow just 20 minutes away. Lovers of the outdoors will be delighted with this peaceful rural location that is also just a 15 minute drive to the Lake District National Park.
The private drive of Walthwaite Howe leads to the front of the property affording ample parking. Stone flags lead up to the property creating a fantastic patio area from which you can enjoy the aforementioned, beautiful front aspect. On first impressions, the original stone fronting of this home blends seamlessly with the rural surroundings to create the impression that this is a home that has stood for decades yet what really greats you as you enter is a traditional, yet modern home, completed just 20 years ago. Entering in to the entrance porch with space for coats and further into the entrance hall that is spacious and welcoming featuring beautiful oak skirting's and intricate door frames seen throughout the property. There is access to a cloaks room with WC, utility room and a useful understair storage space here. Glazed doors open into the formal dining room that enjoys a lovely front aspect that is certain to impress the guests. The hall leads around into the heart of this family home; the hand crafted solid oak kitchen. Designed to make the most of the views, the kitchen looks out over the front of the property over Morecambe Bay and to the surrounding fields. The bespoke solid oak kitchen with a large central island is of a quality construction and timeless design. Appliances include a Britannia double oven with grill, De Ditriech 5 ring gas hob with an integrated extractor and an integrated dishwasher, fridge and microwave. There is also external access to the decking area outside, perfect for barbecuing and alfresco dining in the summertime. Open to the kitchen is the family room that creates an open social space that is easily the heart of the home, a place where all the family can join at the end of a busy day. Double doors open into the garden room that is the perfect tranquil spot to bask in the view and again affords external access.
Also to the ground floor is a spacious double bedroom with a walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with separate shower, peacefully located to the rear of the property. The staircase leads up from the entrance hall to the first floor where there is a fantastic elevated living room that truly makes the most of the panoramic vista but also includes a triple aspect with a lovely view over the fields. To the centre of the room is a grand exposed stone fireplace housing an open fire, with a rich exposed lintel and exposed ceiling beams to finish the room. There is a choice of three further double bedrooms of which one includes an ensuite shower room. Each room enjoys a unique aspect over the surrounding countryside or out across the front to Morecambe Bay. The modern family bathroom is immaculately presented with a freestanding Jacuzzi bath and corner shower. There is also a separate WC. From the fourth bedroom, currently utilised as an office, there is a pull down ladder providing access to the fantastic loft which has been semi-converted for use as an office and storage space, benefitting from power, light and heat. This space could easily accommodate a further two double bedrooms and a bathroom, subject to relevant planning/ building regulations.
The landscaped gardens of Walthwaite Howe surround the property offering a mix of spaces that all the family can enjoy. To the front, there is the private slate chipped drive, large stone flagged patio that extends into the raised decking area along the side of the property, the perfect spot for seating areas that can enjoy the front aspect and easy access to the kitchen and garden room. Steps at the front lead down to the lower lawn that backs onto the fields beyond for another uninterrupted countryside view. The rear of the property enjoys lovely terraced planting and throughout the garden is awash with mature and colourful shrubbery, plants and trees. Finally, at the rear of the property there is a second drive and the large detached double garage.
Following Sat Nav, you turn right off the Main St of Loppergarth and it will eventually bring you to the bottom of the farm where the sat nav ends. Continue up the hill and the entrance to Walthwaite Howe can be found on your left hand side at the top of the lane.