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9 bedroom detached house for sale
Stockbridge, Daltongate, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7BG
- Fine Period House with Ample Accommodation
- Central yet secluded location
- Magnificent Gardens
- Further Development Possibilities
Description: Unique in the district, this unspoiled period house sits comfortably in its delightful gardens approached by a sweeping 'carriage' drive, offering all the delights of a country house, yet only a short walk (c.300yds) to the centre of this bustling market town.
Never before on the open market for sale, this Grade II listed building remained in the Petty/Richardson family, until its private sale in the 1980's to a family who have preserved and enhanced this much loved family home. Many original features have been preserved yet potential remains for new owners to place their own mark on what is a rare survival of a gentleman's town house with gardens and coach house.
With evidence of an earlier building on the site, Stockbridge appears to have been 'gentrified' in the early 19th Century with later alterations, perhaps at the hand of the famous Webster family of architects who were responsible for other notable buildings in the town. Fittings and fixtures which in other circumstances would have been destroyed are here preserved to help create a home of historical interest as well as comfort and space.
For those wanting a substantial home of quality or perhaps seeking the opportunity of a commercial venture, perhaps as a restaurant/hotel or wedding venue, this is a distinctly rare opportunity
Accommodation (with approximate measurements).
The glazed Porch Canopy with tessellated tile floor and open border planted with mature fruiting fig tree, leads to the half-glazed 'front door' with original Victorian stained glass panels and matching top light.
Wide Reception Hallway with moulded plaster cornicing, ceiling rose and decorative arch to the Staircase Hall again with ceiling rose and cornicing. The Mahogany railed stair rises to the upper floor and 'raised and fielded panel' doors lead to
Drawing Room 21' 6" x 15' 4" (6.55m x 4.67m) A spacious and light room with cornicing, picture rail, window shutters and featured white marble fireplace with cast iron arched gate. The 20 pane window looks into the garden.
Dining Room 21' 7" x 13' 9" (6.58m x 4.19m) A fine entertaining room of elegant proportions over looking and with 'french' window into the garden. The featured black marble fireplace retains its original tiles and unusual 'shuttered' cast iron fireplace.
Leading off the Reception Hall the secondary Hall has Cloaks/Boots recess with deep, useful storage cupboards (and door to Breakfast Room).
Cloak Room with free standing roll-edge bath, WC and hand basin, corner fireplace and an original lead covered sink and draining board.
Sitting Room 14' 11" x 12' 0" (4.55m x 3.66m) with decorative plaster cornicing, picture rail, decorative marble fireplace and modern wood-burning stove. The shuttered 12 pane window looks into the garden and 4 steps lead to
Kitchen 14' 0" x 13' 7" (4.27m x 4.14m) with original 'flag' floor, period cast iron range surround and recessed 'Rayburn Nouvelle' cooker. The individually crafted range of oak cabinets have an integral twin bowl sink and additional open shelving. Outside door and door to
Breakfast Room 14' 10" x 13' 0" (4.52m x 3.96m) formerly the kitchen, this cosy room retains its flag floor, original fire surround, shuttered window and low ceiling with exposed beams. Doors to 'back stair', hallway and to
Pantry with useful shelving and door to Cellars.
From the Hallway the elegant staircase with mahogany handrail and tall 'Westmorland' window leads to the Half-Landing with
Study/Bedroom 5 14' 4" x 10' 2" (4.37m x 3.1m) with open fireplace and cast iron grate, exposed beam, shelved recess and shuttered 12 pane window.
Principal Landing with red baize door and 6 steps down to the 'Water Closet' with featured mahogany 'throne' with brass flush and concealed paper boxes.
Bedroom 1 18' 2" x 15' 6" (5.54m x 4.72m) Spacious, light room with view into the garden from the shuttered window and fitted with an attractive late 18th century Carrara and Sienna marble fireplace.
Bedroom 2 13' 9" x 12' 2" (4.19m x 3.71m) with views into garden and across town, painted fireplace with cast iron grate.
Bedroom/Dressing Room 13' 9" x 9' 0" (4.19m x 2.74m)
Secondary Landing with Box Room/Closet
Bedroom 3 15' 0" x 14' 9" (4.57m x 4.5m) another spacious room with fossilised limestone fire surround and timber mantel with cast iron grate.
Bedroom 4 14' 9" x 11' 3" (4.5m x 3.43m) with garden view, 'vintage' cast iron fireplace and tiled surround.
Back Stairs Landing to:
Shower Room with modern shower enclosure and wash basin.
Bathroom with white three piece suite and large storage and cylinder cupboards.
Half Landing with door to Large Storage Attic
Bedroom 6 21' 0" x 12' 3" (6.4m x 3.73m) with pitched ceilings, twin aspect and built-in cupboard.
Bedroom 7 21' 9" x 12' 4" (6.63m x 3.76m) with pitched ceilings and original pegs.
Bedroom 8 14' 0" x 12' 5" (4.27m x 3.78m) with pitched ceilings and with original fireplace.
Rear Service Yard with gate to Stockbridge Lane, integral post box. Wash House with flag floor, old fireplace and wash boiler. WC with High Flush Suite. Coal House.
The Coach House Separated from the house by the Service Yard, the former Stables and Coach House has at some stage been partly adapted as a 'Motor House' with installation of sliding wooden doors but it is largely in its original form with stables and loose box intact and whilst repair is required, the building offers great potential for those seeking additional accommodation or simply as a home for a vehicle collection!
The 'Stable Yard' is cobbled/paved with open garaging/carport/canopy with tool store and compost pit.
Stable with flag floor and retaining 2 original stalls with troughs and racks and with original Loose Box, feed hopper and shutes.
Tack Room with fireplace, tack cupboards and saddle rack. Stairs to loft.
Garage with sliding timber doors and wooden floor.
2 Haylofts and Grooms Room occupy the upper floor with loading doors to Stockbridge Lane.
The Gardens - 'Rus in urbe' Whilst the centre of Ulverston is only a short distance away,(about 300 yards on foot!), 'Stockbridge' might easily be 'out in the country' - a real country house in the town. Entered through stone pillars, the gravel drive meanders through the park-like gardens with extensive lawns, herbaceous beds and many specimen trees and shrubs providing seclusion and privacy. With a profusion of spring bulbs and varied plantings, there is colour and interest throughout the year. There is also an orchard area with mature fruit trees and hen run in addition to the delightful 'Secret Garden': a secluded, high walled garden filled with fruit trees, soft fruit, vegetable beds, decorative plantings and herbaceous borders.
Services: Mains Water, Gas, Electricity and Drainage are connected to the property. 2 Gas fired boilers (New 2010) provide hot water and partial central heating.
Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council - Band 'G'
Tenure: Freehold. Vacant possession upon completion by agreement. Tree preservation orders are in place on a number of trees and the property is Grade II listed. The property to be sold is subject to a restrictive covenant which prevents the erection of any additional building with the curtilege of the property.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh.
Telephone 015395 32301