STUNNING VIEWS - A fantastic period former farm house in this beautiful location within the picturesque Duddon Valley. Superb presentation, renovated by the current owners and the excellent addition of a detached and renovated barn opposite offering great potential with planning passed for use as a studio/workshop. Immense character. Lovely gardens. A true Lakeland gem.
Full description:The Low Farm, Ulpha, Broughton-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6DZ
ACCOMMODATION The property is accessed from the roadside via pedestrian gated access with a set of slate faced steps providing access to:
PORCH A traditional Lakeland slate pitched roof porch being open fronted and with a slate flagged floor providing shelter to the stable door which has double glazed opening upper panes. The door then provides access directly to:
DINING/KITCHEN 16'2'' (4.92m) x 12'4'' (3.75m) a fabulous handmade kitchen by Woodstyle Joinery of Brisco, Carlisle offering base units with solid wood cream painted décor panels with wooden pull handles complemented with a solid wood oak work surfacing which also incorporates a stainless steel bowl and a half sink unit with mixer tap.
There is an integrated electric two burner ceramic hob and the central focal point to the kitchen is the Aga which has two hotplates and twin ovens and provides cooking and hot water as well as one run off radiator.
Integrated appliances within the kitchen includes a Bosch built-in dishwasher and a separate larder unit which has an incorporated fridge and freezer again with matching décor panels and two upper larder storage cupboards with central shelved area, matching oak work surfacing and pelmet. There is recessed slide out basket shelving and a fabulous piece of slate recessed to the wall above the Aga. With ample space for a dining table and slate shaded laminate tile effect flooring.
There are painted timbers to the ceiling with inset halogen lighting, a double glazed window to the front of the property and a door with a further stable door to the rear with a double glazed upper section opening to the rear garden.
From here a traditional door with latch handle provides access down to the dining room.
DINING ROOM 16'2" (4.92m) x 8'10" (2.69m) being accessed via a short flight of three steps and again offers oak framed windows to the front and rear elevations and the rear window being low placed and opening to the patio and the front window with slate sill.
A lovely dining room with exposed timber features and wooden lintels enhancing the character of the room, alongside painted wood panelling. Having power and light and an electric storage heater.
A traditional painted latch door provides access to:
LOUNGE 16'0" (4.87m) x 12'6" (3.81m) with a fabulous slate flagged floor with grained pattern finish. There is a large window over looking the garden being oak framed with double glazed panes and window seat and substantial oak lintel, beams and timbers to the ceiling. Centrally positioned in a painted brick surround is the wood burning stove with trivet arm feature and oak lintel above and traditional spice cupboard to the right hand side of the fireplace with polished wood door and surround.
The room has electric light and power, TV aerial point, an electric storage heater and wiring for satellite television. A doorway provides access to the staircase leading to the first floor and an ancient wooden pegged studded door with latch handle provides access to the inner hallway.
INNER HALLWAY/PORCH With modern door offering access directly to the front of the property with double glazed window to the side panel. There is slate flagged flooring and access to a ground floor cloakroom.
GROUND FLOOR WC Located next to the snug the WC if fitted with a toilet and wash basin with tiles to the floor.
SNUG/BEDROOM FIVE 12'01" (3.69m) x 7'11" (2.43m) accessed through the lounge this lovely room is centred around a beautiful original cast iron working fire. There are wooden beams to the ceiling giving the room character. There is a window seat which is positioned to overlook the garden.
The staircase leads from the lounge to the first floor with polished wood handrail and a double glazed window to the front elevation.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING The landing has a banister rail and spindles, exposed oak beams and timbers and internal doors providing access to the bedrooms and inner landing. A double glazed window looks out to the courtyard.
STUDY/DRESSING ROOM 8'8" (2.64m) x 10'8" (3.25m) widening to 12'11" (3.93m) with an oak framed double glazed window to the rear elevation over looking the garden with an oak lintel exposed beam. The room is currently utilised as a study with points for broadband and electric light and power. There is a radiator/Aga. A short flight of three steps provides access to the master bedroom and a further door with latch handle provides access to the shower room.
SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a modern three piece suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, a low flush WC and a shower cubicle with glazed door housing a Superjet 100 power shower.
There is a ladder style radiator, tiling to the splash backs, a fabulous exposed lintel and deeper sill with a double glazed window with pattern glass pane to the front elevation.
BEDROOM ONE 16'5" (5.00m) x 12'1" (3.68m) with a double glazed window to the front elevation and a further double glazed oak window to the gable offering an outlook to the road adjacent to the property. The room is of excellent proportions and has a wonderful central fireplace feature with timber surround and cast hob grate inset with flagged hearth.
To the corner of the room is a built-in hot water storage cupboard with tank with water heater from the Aga and also an electric immersion backup. Within the room there are power sockets and a light cluster to the ceiling.
BEDROOM TWO 13'1" (3.98m) plus wardrobe depth x 10'4" (3.14m) with an oak framed double glazed window and window seat to the rear elevation over looking the garden. A fabulous room with an immense amount of character including traditional oak floorboards with pegged fixings and panelling to the wall, a further exposed beam with exposed beams to the ceiling and timber lintel.
There is a range of wardrobes to one wall comprising three sets of double doors and a wash hand basin with a fixed mirror above to the end of the wardrobe range. The room has an electric night storage heater and power and light.
INNER LANDING Offers access to the bathroom and has a further multi pane glazed door offering access to bedroom three/studio.
BATHROOM 10'3" (3.12m) x 8'3" (2.51m) with an oak framed double glazed window to the rear elevation over looking the rear garden with window seat. The bathroom being fitted with a fabulous cast roll top bath with brass taps, a corner positioned WC and a wash hand basin inset to a unit with storage cupboards under and also to the side.
There is laminate tiled flooring, electric towel radiator, an electric fan heater and pine shelving to the side of the wall.
BEDROOM THREE/STUDIO 15'10" (4.82m) x 9'2" (2.79m) a delightful room with oak window to the rear with double glazed panes over looking the garden with deep window sill. There is a further double glazed window to the front again with deep sill offering a truly stunning view up the length of the valley with the spectacular Coniston fells beyond. The room is currently utilised as a studio, but would create a fabulous double bedroom and has access to a mezzanine floor which offers general storage purposes.
A stable door provides access to a balcony with steps leading down to the front courtyard.
EXTERNALLY Adjacent to the end of the property and underneath the previously described bedroom is an open fronted store.
STORE 16'8" (5.08m) x 10'2" (3.09m) with open vented windows to the side and cobbled flooring in front of which is a small seating/b-b-q area.
Immediately to the front of the property is a fabulous sunny courtyard with a graduation of slate shingled steps, mature box tree and the two porches previously described.
Immediately opposite the property stands a fabulous detached barn which has been sympathetically restored by the current owners over recent years including re roofing and re trussing with fabulous oak beams with the inclusion of Velux roof lights.
The barn creates excellent further potential for completion of the works to create either a studio with planning permission currently granted or with amendments to planning's may offer potential for holiday let, etc if permitted. To the upper section of the barn is a utility room.
UTILITY ROOM Accessed via a short flight of steps and being 12'7" (3.83m) x 11'8" (3.55m) with a raised platform housing the washing machine and dryer, a board housing the UV filtration system for the private water supply and also housing the oil storage tank for the Aga supply. There is a high pitched roof being insulated with 2L2 bubble insulation which runs through the reminder of the barn also. Adjacent to the utility is the workshop.
WORKSHOP 13'3" (4.03m) x 22'0" (6.70m) again forming part of a large barn with an opening to the front and to the rear. There is electric light and power and currently utilised as a workshop/store with access to the partly developed studio to the side. With access to boarded flooring to the large loft storage room with Velux roof lights.
SECTION THREE 13'1" (3.98m) x 24'5" (7.44m) with power and light, exposed oak beams with a flue built into the wall suitable for Aga, etc.
There are oak framed windows and access to the first floor level with stunning exposed oak beams with pegs and access to a fantastic glazed balcony/bay window which offers some of the most excellent views over the spectacular surrounding countryside.
This area of the property has planning permission as previously mentioned for development to studio/workshop and may if permission is granted offer potential for development into a holiday let if required.
To the end of the barn there is gravelled hard standing offering parking for a number of vehicles with sweeping driveway leading to the main road. There is planning permission for a three car single storey garage adjacent to this hardstanding.
There is a large area of natural garden which offers a wonderful pond, young planted trees and stunning views over the valley fells and hills surrounding the property. The immense parking and lovely gardens create and excellent feature to this stunning property.
The south facing ornamental garden is situated to the rear of the main property and is truly picturesque with a beautiful slate patio, greenhouse, lawn and borders stocked with fabulous shrubs, trees and bushes with delightful sunny aspects and the backdrop of the woodland to the rear across the road.
Situated across the road and accessed via a short flight of steps there is a triangular shaped area of woodland belonging to the property which offers an additional natural garden area. In all a truly fantastic and historic country property that will be only truly appreciated by further inspection.