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Birch, Apartment 8, Ford Park House, Ford Park, Ulverston, LA12 7JP

1 BED 1 BATH £220,000

Birch, Apartment 8, Ford Park House, Ford Park, Ulverston, LA12 7JP

  • Ref: 1000_RS0476
  • Type: Apartment
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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Property Summary

Combine the convenience of the city and the charm of country living, at Ford Park House, a collection of exclusive contemporary apartments contrasting 21st century comforts with the character of a magnificent Grade II listed Victorian manor, steeped in history.

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* Electric heating (all individually metered)
* Mains drainage, water and electricity
* Electric car charging ports
* Parking
* Internet is all wired in (fibre to the cabinet)
* Front door intercom in each apartment
* The development has been shortlisted for the Architects journal retrofit awards

Leasehold (250 years) with a share of the freehold
* Each owner will have a share of the freehold (All owners will own 1/9 of the freehold)
* Ford park house management limited (name of the management company)

* Oak veneered / painted cabinet fronts
* Solid surface worktops
* Bosch integrated appliances:
- Tall integrated fridge freezer - Integrated dishwasher
- Induction hob

Surrounded by greenery, Ford Park House is situated in Ford Park, nestled at the foot of the impressive Sir John Barrow Monument on Hoad Hill, an iconic local landmark in the thriving and historic market town of Ulverston.

A much-loved charity-run park, with a walled kitchen garden and plant nursery, well-maintained adventure playground, wildlife trails, British native tree arboretum and community orchard in addition to open air cinema events, Ford Park is as vibrant as it is peaceful.

Exclusive setting - easy access
An historic town, with winding cobbled streets, quaint alleyways and ancient buildings, Ulverston has a magical and unique charm. It also has its own quirky claims to fame. Ulverston is the birthplace of Stan Laurel - and home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum. It is also home to the world's shortest, deepest and widest canal.

Easily accessed from the south off the M6 and along the A590, Ulverston is perfectly poised on the cusp of the Lake District, positioned at the start of the 70-mile Cumbrian Way.

Only 15 minutes from the foot of Lake Windermere, 20 minutes from Coniston Water and only a mile and a half from the coast of Morecambe Bay, you are perfectly poised for days out on the water. Meanwhile for true fell walkers, the fells and trails of the Duddon Valley and the lesser trodden Western Lakes are at your fingertips.

Historic home, contemporary living
Built in 1857 for Montague Ainslie, then owner of Grizedale Hall and an estate near Grizedale, Ford House was then taken on by the Ministry of Defence in 1942 and housed American soldiers during the second world war. In more recent years, Ford House served as a school up until 1997, remaining derelict until its purchase by Reform Developments, specialists in working on listed heritage buildings.

Alongside award-winning architects Lind Studio, whose portfolio focusses on complex, design-led projects, the period finesse of Ford House has been rescued, retained and reworked and respectfully extended to create a collection of exclusive, luxury apartments.

Imposing arrival
In the heart of Ulverston, Ford Park serves as a leafy oasis; pull along the sweeping driveway up through the park and pull into the fob-accessed private car park, where designated parking is available for Rose, Honeysuckle, and Magnolia apartments (Primrose, the penthouse apartment is afforded two spaces), with Electric Vehicle Charging Points.

The Grade-II listed whitewashed home stands proudly ahead, a marked contrast to the blend of period cottages and towering maritime townhouses in the surrounding streets and avenues.

Surrounding Ford Park Apartments, flagstone terraces lead out to lawned spaces, bordered by architectural plants and bushes providing colour, shelter and shade.

A small, exclusive community of nine homes, enjoy the sense of security and camaraderie of this select abode, whilst retaining a sense of privacy and seclusion.

Taking a contemporary twist on the traditional, step into Birch No. 8, Ford Park Apartments, housed in the modern sandstone and wood cladded extension to the original manor house.

Make your way in through a nouveau wooden door and into the entrance hall, where there is space to doff and don coats and shoes.

Exuding spa-style luxury, the bathroom lies directly ahead, where large, over-sized tiles coat the walls and floor. Enjoy a rejuvenating soak in the wood-panelled bath, or a refreshing spritz beneath the overhead shower. There is also a wall mounted wash basin and WC with mirror over and storage cabinet alongside a heated towel rail.

Continuing along the hallway, note the handy utility closet on the left, housing the hot water tank and with plumbing for washer-dryer.

Take the stairs up to the first floor, where light floods in from a full height window, spilling over and accenting the rich tones of the solid wood parquet flooring. Exposed stone to the right-hand wall borrows from the original build adding a traditional element to this large lounge, which opens into the kitchen. With ample space for sofa and furnishings, socialise and relax whilst enjoying views over the parkland and market town of Ulverston.

With plenty of space for a dining table, move through to the kitchen, where concrete-effect worktops add a contemporary feel, offering ample preparation space. Appliances include a seamlessly undermounted sink, fridge-freezer, Bosch oven and induction hob with flush fit extractor. Deep drawers offer ample storage. Another full height window to the side overlooks the rooftops and offers views out to the greenery beyond.

When bedtime beckons, make your way through to the bedroom to the rear, awash with light from the floor-to-ceiling opening window looking out to the evergreen conifers to the rear. Private, peaceful and pristine.

** For more photos and information, download the brochure on desktop. For your own hard copy brochure, or to book a viewing please call the team **

Tenure: Share of Freehold (250 years)


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