3 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old House, Gornal Ground, Thwaites, Millom

Sold STC £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superbly renovated Elizabethan farmhouse, by nationally renowned Conservationist, Rory Young.
  • Original features; beams, lintels, flagged floors, antique court cupboard.
  • Cobbled farmyard surrounded by traditional farm buildings.
  • Tremendous potential for development of the buildings for ancillary accommodation, such as Guest Suite, Games/Theatre Room, Studios, Office, Workshop, subject to planning consent.
  • Stunning, peaceful location, with wonderful views across farmland, and the Duddon Estuary towards Kirby Moor.
  • Few minutes drive to the popular market town of Broughton-in-Furness.
  • Suitable for hobby farmers, and for those with equestrian interests.
  • Sitting Room, Dining Room, Farmhouse Kitchen, Utility, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom.
  • Large stone barn, range of loose boxes, stores, workshop/studio, stables, former shippon.
  • Excellent enclosure of pasture land, just under three acres. Additional land may be available.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Delightful, sympathetically restored Period Farmhouse, superb complex of traditional farm buildings within a courtyard, with potential to convert to ancillary accommodation. Gardens, grounds and 2 ¾ acre field. Fringe of the Lake District National Park. Stunning views.


Directions
From an easterly direction and Broughton-in-Furness proceed along the A595 over Duddon Bridge and after approximately 1 mile, after the sweeping left hand bend, take the first left into the private entrance drive to Gornal Ground.

From the west, following the A595, after about 1 mile from Hallthwaites turn right into the access lane at the top of the hill, just after Broadgate.

Location
The Old House, Gornal Ground, nestles just east of the A595 Broughton-in-Furness to Hallthwaites Road at the end of a private access drive, approximately 1.5 miles west of Duddon Bridge and just south of the Lake District National Park boundary.

Ulverston is approximately 12 miles and Barrow-in-Furness.

There are many local services and facilities at Broughton-in-Furness with a supermarket at Millom, about 5 miles to the south.

The location and extent are shown edged red on the Sale Plan.

Outside
LAND
The sound enclosure of pasture land is just south of the access drive, extending to 2.89 acres [1.170 hectares].

The water supply and system for The Old House, Gornal Ground and the New House, is located near the easterly boundary of the field.

The whole of Gornal Ground, as described, is show edged red on the Sale Plan herewith and extends to about 3.96 acres [1.601 hectares].

GARDENS
The delightful, informal lawned gardens are behind and to the side of the farmhouse with a very fine display of flowering trees, shrubs and fruit trees, conifers and hardwoods.

Services
Freehold.

SERVICES
Mains electricity. Private, shared water supply with the New House. Private septic tank drainage system. Oil fired central heating.

ACCESS DRIVE
The freehold of the access drive is included in the sale and is subject to rights of access for the benefit of The New House, and farmland beyond.

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL
This excellent, comprehensive range of traditional farm buildings presents a wonderful opportunity for conversion and change of use for a variety of purposes, subject to planning permission. Part of the buildings have been used as a workshop/studio for an upholstery business.

Prospective buyers must make their own enquires at the Planning Authority, details of which are contained in these particulars of sale.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCHEME
The land is subject to an Entry Level Stewardship Agreement which expires on 31st December 2015.


Entrance Hall: 
4.64m x 1.5m
Solid oak front door. Stone flagged floor. Beamed ceiling. Splendid antique court cupboard.

Kitchen: 
4.65m x 3.37m
Stone flagged floor. Window to east overlooking courtyard. Beams. Window seat and wooden bench seat. Spice cupboard. Fitted kitchen units. Slate shelves. Stone fireplace. Oil fired boiler. Central heating radiator.

Sitting Room: 
4.59m x 3.09m
Cumbrian slate stone flagged floor. Large stone fireplace with multi-fuel burner. Beamed ceiling. Mullion window with window seat. Recessed shelves/storage space. Central heating radiator.

Utility Room: 
3.14m x 2.42m
South facing windows. Fitted wooden cupboards, drawers and a Belfast sink. Stone flagged floor. Beamed ceiling.

W.C: 
1.5m x 0.8m

Rear Hall: 
7.88m x 2.36m
Flagged floor with stone plaque inset of builder who re-built the house. West facing window. External access door.

Dining Room: 
Mullioned windows to east and north. Local slate floor. Beams to ceiling. Central heating radiator.

FIRST FLOOR 

Landing: 
4.99m x 5.24m
Polished oak floor. Beamed ceiling. Storage heater.

Bedroom No.1: 
4.98m x 4.73m
Polished oak floor. Beamed ceiling. Central heating radiator. Access to Bedroom No.2.

Bedroom No.2: 
4.34m x 3.46m
Polished oak floor. Mullion windows to north and east. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom No.3: 
3.55m x 2.75m
Polished oak floor. Mullion windows to east and south. Beamed ceiling.

Bathroom: 
3.43m x 3.22m
Bath, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Airing cupboard. Polished oak floor. Central heating radiator.

Domestic Outbuildings 
Stone and slate built, north side of courtyard comprising:

Oil Tank Shed: 
3.94m x 1.51m

General Store Shed 
3.95m x 1.58m

General Store Shed: 
3.66m x 3.42m

Farmbuildings 

BaRN: 
13.9m x 9.2m
Four bays, double doors from the yard and doors to the enclosed yard/pen on the southerly elevation.

Three Loose Boxes 

No.1: 
2.82m x 3.58m

No.2: 
2.8m x 2.3m

No.3: 
2.79m x 2.5m

Fuel Store: 
5.82m x 3.58m
Access from cobbled yard, with door to

General Store: 
3.7m x 2.8m
Beyond the "courtyard", to the east are two sets of traditional buildings, on both sides of the original farmyard.

Shippons and Loose Boxes 
on north side, comprising:

Former Shippon: 
10.56m x 3.67m

Loose Box: 
4.75m x 4.3m

Workshop/Studio: 
4.77m x 3.37m

Former Dairy and Cooling House: 
3.6m x 2.88m
Block built.

Former Dairy Shippon: 
10.9m x 8.57m
Totally enclosed, block built with fibrous cement sheeted roof.

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11 March 2016

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  • Kirkby-in-Furness (3.8 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Foxfield (1.8 mi)
  • Green Road (1.8 mi)
  • Kirkby-in-Furness (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Michael C L Hodgson, Kendal

36 Finkle Street, Kendal, LA9 4AB

01539 304031 Local call rate

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