5 Bedroom Detached House
Pull up, noting the ample room for parking, unlike so many rural village locations, you won’t struggle to find a space here. Of course, being situated here in friendly Broughton Beck is the first of many ‘plus points’; unlike so many remote barn conversions, here you can enjoy the rusticity of quaint village life in addition to the peaceful privacy of your countryside setting.
As you pass through into the vaulted lobby, shed your shoes and pull off your coat in the handy cloakroom, complete with WC, to your left before emerging into the breath-taking entrance hall.
Dating back to 1740, the beams that sweep high above you are original to the barn, while beneath your feet lies a delightfully spruced up pitch pine floor, reclaimed from an old church. Immediately your attention is drawn to the impressive height of the hall, you can see up all the way to the galleried landings. Not only is this vast space an incredible ‘wow-factor’ for friends and guests, but it is functional too; on rainy days you can entertain the youngsters with a game of cricket along its 50ft length!
Step through to your right and discover your tantalising kitchen. Designed in farmhouse style yet with a fresh modern twist, cross the rustic quarry tiled floor to the contemporary central island which houses your power points (the perfect place to blitz your smoothies and whisk up a traditional cake batter), kettle and toaster alongside a multitude of drawers, cupboards and shelves. Pull out a bottle of your finest vintage from the built in terracotta pipe wine rack to your right and pop the cork. To your left, more pristine preparation space lies beneath your window overlooking the front garden and quiet lane running past and into the village. Such a sociable space, prepare fun family dinners in your electric oven and calor gas supplied hob, and leave the cleanup to your dishwasher. You’ve got far more important hosting to turn your attention to…
Slip through a set of French doors to discover our favourite room, the breakfast room. At one time an open balcony offering sumptuous views over the fields and hills beyond, this room has been recently glazed and converted into an orangery complete with TV points. But who needs television with views like this? Warm even in the cooler months, recline with a book and a glass of still lemonade enjoying the captivating countryside views. What could be better?
Returning to the main entrance hall, ahead and to your right lies your serene sitting room. Perfect for cosy winter nights, sit down in front of the 7.5 kilowatt multi-fuel fire, encased in its authentic sandstone surround surmounted by a pitch pine mantel. Behind the burner the original stone barn wall is a perfectly framed reminder of the barn’s antique heritage. Take your pick from three surrounding wooden window seats and gaze out to Lowick fell, where beyond lie the gently lapping ripples of Coniston Water.
Now continue back through the hall where ahead of you through a set of double doors lies your show-stopping dining hall, preceded by a set of stairs which lie to the right of the door and sweep up to a breath-taking galleried landing. Up here you can house your bookcases and comfy chairs for the quintessential reading hideaway.
However, the mezzanine gallery is not purely a place for peaceful pastimes, indeed it is the ideal party space. The current owners hosted an event where a choir sang from the landing to the enjoyment of guests in the dining room below. Soiree with style as champagne-fluted guests pepper your dining hall from up above and down below; there’s even a swing in here, so lofty are the vaulted ceilings!
Time now to discover your sleeping accommodation. Take a left from your entrance hall and pass two large storage cupboards. Again showcasing the modernity of this quirky home, an all-around sound system features throughout the barn and is accessed via the cupboard. Furthermore, the barn’s internet is due to be upgraded in July with new fibre-optics ensuring that whilst you remain secreted away in nature, you can still be back in the real world at the press of a button.
Continue around to the left and discover a traditionally beamed double bedroom replete with a built-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom worthy of a five-star hotel. Bathe beneath the stars in your freestanding tub, situated in its own annex of the bathroom beneath the Velux window. Or step into the separate walk in shower for a refreshing morning spritz. This is the life…
Follow the corridor around past the curving staircase to discover your spot-lit master suite. Fully equipped with a sizeable walk in wardrobe, take your time choosing the perfect outfit for an evening’s entertainment in nearby Ulverston, or the Festival Town as it is known on account of its regular carnivals and events. With more bucolic views abounding from your bedroom, slip through to your pristine en-suite which boasts a separate bath and skin tingling power shower for your enjoyment.
Returning to the stairs, run your hand along the smooth pitch pine bannister as you ascend to the half landing on the first floor. Step through to your right to discover a hidden treasure trove of a bedroom, with an elevated double bed and space for desks and drawers with stunning views out to the pastures below. To your left lies a large bedroom suite with its own separate seating area big enough for a settee!
Time to unfurl another petal on this blossom of a property…follow us down to the lower ground floor, easily accessed by the steps in the kitchen. Here, discover a mass of storage, including a gigantic garage, boiler room and utility room fully plumbed for your sink, washer and dryer. But this is not all. Aside from the original features including cow byers and sandstone work, this lower ground floor comes with planning permission for two additional holiday lets.
If the prospect of additional rental income appeals to you, then you will be thrilled to discover that The Barn comes with its own separate holiday let already built. Featuring a lobby, an open plan kitchen dining area, two bedrooms and a spotless bathroom this dwelling has a 75% occupancy scheme allowing you to let it for the majority of the year. Development has even begun on a conservatory and two extra bedrooms, meaning your yield could be even greater!
Finer Details –
Mains water, drainage and electricity connected
Oil Fired Central Heating
Council Tax Band G
Local Authority – SLDC
Thriving holiday let
Planning in place for two more dwellings
Paddock/field of approx 1.25 acres
10 minute drive to Ulverston
5 miles to A590