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Matthews Benjamin
Ellerthwaite Square
LA23 1DU

015394 47717


Under Offer

Well Bank Farm, Field Broughton, Grange-Over-Sands, LA11 6HW

£825,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 15165
  • Type: Cottage
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
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Property Features

  • Characterful Cottage
  • Quiet Hamlet Close To Cartmel
  • Large Family Friendly Garden
  • Plenty Of Private Parking
  • Detached Barn With Scope For Development

Property Summary

Originally built in late 15th Century, Well Bank Farm was the original farmstead in the hamlet of Field Broughton.

Full Details

Originally built in late 15th Century, Well Bank Farm was the original farmstead in the hamlet of Field Broughton.

A splendid cottage property retaining many original features combined with modern home comforts, providing an extremely well loved 3 bedroom cottage with large garden, plenty of parking and a detached two storey barn. This fantastic characterful property was originally built in late 15th to early 16th Century and was the original farmstead in the hamlet of Field Broughton. Extended through the century's Well Bank Farm is now a splendid family residence of immense charm and character with many retained features throughout including beamed ceilings and stone flag floors combined with more modern home comforts providing an extremely well loved family home with the accommodation being flexible to suit a buyers needs. The well proportioned accommodation briefly comprises entrance vestibule, dining room, sitting room, garden/sun room, breakfast kitchen, utility room and a cloakroom to the ground floor with a dual aspect master bedroom with en-suite, two double bedrooms, family bathroom and a study/occasional bedroom to the first floor.

Externally Well Bank Farm has delightful and larger than expected south facing landscaped gardens with a patio seating area and lawns with borders established with mature shrubs and trees. Opposite the property is a detached two storey barn which is of traditional construction and we are advised that planning permission for conversion of the barn to a single dwelling was granted in 1988. LDNPA Ref No. 87/6056. There is also ample off road parking for half a dozen cars to the front of the barn. 

Located in the hamlet of Field Broughton, the property enjoys a peaceful and tranquil position with views of the surrounding rural countryside of Cartmel Valley, yet conveniently located just three miles from the southern shores of Lake Windermere. Cartmel is a popular yet unspoilt countryside village only 5 minutes away, which is ideally located at the foot of The Lake District National Park. Cartmel is famous for its horse races, 12th Century Priory and Michelin star restaurants and thus proves as a must-visit village. There are an abundance of local shops, cafes, pubs and famous restaurants right on your doorstep, along with some fantastic countryside walks. There is an active community spirit for the locals of the village, with a well regarded primary school and also some great secondary schools nearby. Access to the M6 can be found approximately fifteen minutes drive away and train stations in the nearby villages of Cark-in-Cartmel and Grange-Over-Sands. The bustling town of Grange-over-Sands is just three miles away, with its numerous amenities including shops, cafes, post office, banks and a highly regarded primary school.

From the village of Cartmel head north towards Newby Bridge. Arriving at the hamlet of Field Broughton, take the second turning on the right into the hamlet. Follow the lane for approximately 50 yards and Well Bank Farm is the second property on the right with parking immediately opposite on the left hand side in front of the large barn.


Entrance Vestibule
Entrance door into a vestibule with seat, two single glazed windows and stone flag floor.

Dining Room 6.31 x 3.64
Entrance door leads into a formal dining hall with cloaks cupboard, original open stone fireplace, stone flag floor and beamed ceiling. There is a double glazed window looking out to the garden, two single glazed windows, two radiators, and wall lights.

Breakfast Kitchen 6.50 x 3.40
A split level kitchen with raised breakfast/dining area with double glazed windows to both aspects and the kitchen area offering an excellent range of wall and base units with granite worktops, oil fired AGA providing hot water heating, inset sink unit and integrated Miele dishwasher and fridge. The kitchen is finished with pelmet lights and recessed spotlights, tiled splash backs, tiled floor and beamed ceiling.

Utility Room 3.38 x 2.77
Accessed direct from the kitchen with an external access also. A useful separate utility with two double glazed windows, tiled floor, good range of base and wall units, stainless steel sink unit, electric hob, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a fridge/freezer.

Sitting Room 5.74 x 4.90
A beautiful traditional sitting room with three single glazed lead lined windows one with window seat to the front aspect. Central to the room is an original inglenook open fire with adjacent spice cupboard, traditional beamed ceilings span the room and a built in cupboard under the stairs formally access to the original well now offers storage.

Conservatory 4.86 x 2.90
Ideal sun room or garden room with double glazed French doors with two adjacent double glazed side panels and glazed roof all enjoying a relaxing aspect over the garden. Finished with a radiator and stone flagged floor.

Separate facility off the garden room with two piece suite in white comprising W.C. and wash hand basin, double glazed window and electric panel heater.

Stairs lead up with a cupboard on the half landing to a spacious landing with beautiful traditional wooden balustrade, radiator, wall lights and exposed trusses and beams.

Master Bedroom 6.97 x 3.37
A large full length bedroom with amble space for extensive wardrobes and two double glazed windows, two radiators and loft access.

En-Suite Shower Room
A generous ensuite comprising WC, wash hand basin and corner shower cubicle with thermostatic power shower, glazed display unit, recessed spotlights and extractor fan. Two double glazed windows, radiator, electric heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two 5.74 x 3.21
A good size double bedroom with feature exposed truss, two double glazed windows, radiator and stripped down traditional built in wardrobes.

Bedroom Three 3.82 x 2.83
Third double bedroom with double glazed window with window seat, radiator.

Snug/Occasional Bedroom 2.72 x 3.51
Currently used as open plan office but could easily be converted back to a fourth bedroom. The bright and light study area enjoys a large deep double glazed window, radiator, telephone point, exposed beams and loft access.

House bathroom with three piece suite in white comprising WC, wash hand basin and bath with shower and mixer taps, recessed spotlights, extractor fan. Two windows and heated towel rail.

The gardens at Well Bank Farm are a delightful feature of the main house and much larger than expected stretching beyond and behind the neighbouring properties and borders open fields with views across the valley. The gardens enjoy a southerly and sunny aspect and are very private with extensive lawns, patio seating areas with raised borders well stocked with mature and established shrubs. Opposite the property is a detached barn which could be suitable for numerous purposes including potential for those looking for space to work from home or additional annex accommodation subject to any necessary consents but currently provides excellent space for the storage of cars, a boat or caravan. To the front of the barn is a gravelled drive providing ample off road parking for half a dozen vehicles.

Mains electric and water. Oil fired central heating. Shared septic tank drainage with the neighbour.

Detached Barn
This wonderful detached barn offers masses of potential for a range of uses once converted such as separate accommodation for relatives, a workshop or business premises or a rental property. These uses would be subject to relevant consents from the local council. We are advised that planning permission for conversion of the barn to a single dwelling was granted in 1988. LDNPA Reference No. 87/6056. Along with the large square footage of this barn comes an abundance of character features such as the original horse stalls, cobbled floor and high ceilings. If carefully restored these would retain the fabulous charm of this building. The property also has light, water and electricity which would be a great start to a conversion.


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