3 Bedroom Detached Cottage
In the corner of a field, down a lane, only a mile and a half from Broughton, Duddon Lodge basks in its idyllic location within the original grounds of the Duddon Hall Estate. Accessed through wrought iron gates which lead to a cobbled courtyard, there is room for up to five cars, with a secure and dry garage in which to tuck away that much-loved classic motor.
Enter through the traditional double-doors and into a welcoming porch.
Through a door to the right, the downstairs boot room leads on to a guest WC. From here there is also access to the garage. In keeping with its traditional farmhouse cottage design, the entrance porch leads directly into the kitchen to the left; the true heart of the home.
A farmhouse kitchen with country wooden units and surfaces, the creamy AGA emits a cheerful warmth throughout the day, making this one of the snuggest rooms in the house. Warm and welcoming, with modern metro-style splashback tiles. Below the shuttered-windows lies the goldfish pond, whilst further out lies Bell Field with its ancient oaks , the valley beyond and far-reaching vistas of the fells.
To the right of the kitchen, the pantry houses all the essential white goods including two fridges, a freezer, a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
Continue through into the open-plan dining hall, decorated in pretty cornicing with fitted shelving in the alcoves lying to either side of the red-bricked hearth. In its midst, a multi-fuel burner creates a cosy focal point. Deep skirting boards and window shutters continue the theme of Shaker style rusticity.
Opposite the returning staircase in the hall, a cosy and inviting sitting room awaits. Light swims in through the big bay window, highlighting the tones in the grand wooden fire surround.
Take the wooden staircase up to the galleried landing, where light pours down through all ten-feet of the curved, elliptical picture window, framed by shutters. Original picture rails skirt the walls, and to the side, the original, ‘formal’ front door still stands, a throwback to the home’s former incarnation as lodge house to Duddon Hall.
Across the way lies bedroom two. Brimming with storage and two deep windows (shutters line all the windows upstairs). Views down towards the River Duddon are a spectacle to behold when it is in fierce flow.
Next door, the family bathroom is lined in oak flooring; its Neptune freestanding sink sitting beneath the porthole mirror. The rain shower is fed by the two large stainless steel water tanks in the attic.
A further double bedroom lies across from the bathroom, handy for when friends and family visit.
By the stairs, enter the master bedroom via the dressing room; ideal for keeping your clothes and clutter separate from your sleeping quarters. Space for a super-king-size bed atop the simple wooden flooring, cheerfully embellished by a rug and shutters – a blessing in the sunny summer months.
Duddon Lodge’s secluded studio is accessed via the master bedroom, or externally through the garden – allowing you privacy, should you wish to utilise this space as a work zone.
Decked in wooden flooring, reclaimed from Preston Barracks, this room blends harmoniously with the rest of the home and has its own chapter to weave into the story of Duddon Lodge.
A versatile space, the studio is heated by a multi-fuel burner and looks down over the circular-patterned cobbled-courtyard below. Views continue over to the meadow and picturesque Duddon Valley beyond. With such inspirational views, will this be your new artist’s studio? Those wishing to work from home can enjoy 160 MB fibre internet connection, which serve this home, making it easy to create your home office.
Built in 1840
Extended in 1999 and 2011
Oil fired heating
Private water supply
Septic tank drainage
Council tax band – F
3 miles from Foxfield Station
1.5 miles from Broughton -in-Furness