A traditional stone-built cottage, Inglenook has been sensitively merged with a neighbouring barn conversion into a single spacious and versatile dwelling. It faces the green in the popular coastal village of Baycliff, which can boast two gastro-pubs, a children's play area and fast Internet connectivity. It offers four bedrooms (one en-suite), a generous home office or 5th bedroom, and ample off-street parking. With a "good” secondary school in nearby Ulverston, the M6 40 minutes away, Inglenook would suit a family seeking an active rural community, with excellent communications. No upper chain.
Full description: Summary
- Cottage/barn conversion
- 4 bedrooms (1 en-suite)
- 5th bedroom or home office
- 2 shower rooms
- 2 reception rooms
- tiled laundry/utility room
- garage plus off-street parking
- no chain
A traditional stone-built cottage, Inglenook has been sensitively merged with a neighbouring barn conversion into a single spacious and versatile dwelling. It faces the green in the popular coastal village of Baycliff, which can boast two gastro-pubs, a children's play area and fast Internet connectivity. It offers four bedrooms (one en-suite), a generous home office or 5th bedroom, and ample off-street parking. With a "good" secondary school in nearby Ulverston, the M6 40 minutes away, Inglenook would suit a family seeking an active rural community, with excellent communications. No upper chain.
The quirky interior features exposed timbers, a Georgian bow-fronted breakfast area and a large open fireplace with a slate canopy. This is supplemented downstairs by a new log-burning stove. A top-rated Worcester combi-boiler, installed only 3 years ago, provides CH and hot water, fuelled by LPG from a large tank beneath the garden.
To the front are double-glazed, easy-clean sliding sash windows, overlooking a small rock garden and lawn. A deep garage provides space for a small car, bikes or motorbikes and a workbench. The rear door gives access to the small back garden and to dry alcoves for storing logs and garden tools, while in front the off-street parking is a hardstand herring-bone-laid brick drive.
Ten minutes away, the colourful lively market town of Ulverston offers an excellent range of local independent shops, cafes and pubs, plus M&S food, a flourishing art deco cinema and the world-famous Laurel & Hardy museum. Access to stores in nearby Barrow in Furness is along the picturesque coast road. Ulverston has frequent trains to Lancaster, with connections to Manchester (City and Airport), London and Scotland.
Entering via the main porch, immediately ahead up three stairs is the first bedroom and to the right a shower room with a roomy cabinet, hand basin and toilet.
To the left, a wide hallway passing the glazed second bedroom, leads into a generously-sized downstairs sitting room, with natural sunlight from dual aspect windows. Once perhaps the 18th century village schoolroom, it retains wooden beams and trusses, while a new Charnwood log-burning stove provides a focal point and alternative heating.
A door at the back of the room opens into the laundry/utility room, with storage units and a worktop incorporating a Belfast sink. There is plumbing for a washing machine and ample clothes-drying space. A door leads into another shower room, with a wall-mounted electric shower, hand basin and toilet. The stable door opens out onto the rear garden and the cobbled passageway leads up to the garage.
Returning to the entrance, both downstairs bedrooms provide double proportions and have windows to the rear. In the first bedroom, there is also a built-in wardrobe, as well as space for additional furniture. The accommodation on this level is ideal for families with dependent or elderly relatives, although it is not entirely barrier-free.
From a mid-level landing the home office opens off to the right. This ideal room has a bright aspect with a view over the garden to the village green and beyond. It has been used as a fifth bedroom/nursery, as well as a guest room. The rear-door opens onto a corridor connecting the two main bedrooms.
The stairs continue to the top landing with, on the right, the upstairs sitting room, and the kitchen. Adjacent to it is a small breakfast area, with built-in curved seating and a Georgian shop-style glass wall.
The sitting room boasts a wealth of character including beams, trusses and lintels. The open fire with a Cumbrian slate canopy and hearth creates a focal point. French windows doors provide views and stepped access down to the rear garden. Facing forward, a stepped opening leads down to the regular dining area.
The kitchen is equipped with a range of dark wood units and a contrasting green worktop which extends around half the room. It has a one and a half sink drainer with a mixer tap and a four ring gas hob, as well as an integrated electric twin oven/grill, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Double-glazed windows look out over a wooden balcony to the sun-trap back garden, with a tiled path leading up to a small paved patio.
Cabin steps lead up to the (lockable) half-boarded attic, with a carpeted, bright loft that makes an ideal dry storage space for cases, boxes, unused furniture or toys, etc.
Other steps descend to a corridor leading to the two main double bedrooms and home office. The generously-sized master bedroom overlooks the front garden, with a vanity wash hand basin. Its en-suite bathroom comprises a P-shaped bath with a mixer shower, a WC and wash hand basin, and a heated towel rail.
The fourth bedroom at the far end of the corridor enjoys views from two windows over the rear garden. It has an en-suite WC with a wash hand basin, and a walk-in airing cupboard, housing a hot water cylinder. This supplies hot water to the bedroom taps and to the laundry below.
Surroundings - Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy the immense beach of Morecambe Bay, with coastal walks in both directions. It lies down a short path from The Fisherman's Arms. Another track leads up from Baycliff to the rugged summit of Birkrigg Common, with its ancient stone circles and breathtaking vista, north towards the Old Man of Coniston and south to the Fylde Coast. The Lake District National Park itself, with its huge range of outdoor activities, is only 20 minutes away by car, 45 minutes by bike.
DISCLAIMER The photographs and images used to promote this property have been captured using a combination of a Giraffe 360 camera and/or a DSLR camera with a wide angle lens 10-20mm aperture or standard lens 18-55mm aperture.