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4 bedroom manor house for sale

Summer Hill, Spark Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7SS

Removed £599,500

Property Description

Key features

  • 4/5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms & 2 Reception Rooms
  • Delightful gardens
  • Far reaching views
  • Innovative thoughtful design

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description: Dating back to the late 1700's Summer Hill is a beautiful Grade II listed country residence of classical Georgian design set in extensive landscaped grounds. A much loved private family home for over the past 200 years the present owners who have lived at the house since the late 1980's. In 2006 they extended the house to the west to create what is now Summer Hill and in 2010 undertook the imaginative creation of apartments in the other part of the house.

Crafted from a significant proportion of the main Georgian house with a large extension the property offers a versatile 4/5 bedroomed, 2 reception room accommodation amounting to approximately 4029sq ft.

The main living space is a wonderful open plan dining, kitchen with sitting area, the old oak panelled former Billiard room has been retained and there is even a special staircase to a roof balcony to enjoy the sun set over the countryside.

Designed and converted in 2006 it offers all the modern conveniences that a house of this standing should have. With double glazing and central heating and an excellent standard of insulation, this has great energy efficiency for a house this size. The kitchen is designed with a Chefs perspective, and the rest of the detail is all of the best quality. There are three bathrooms two with baths and showers and one with a wetroom shower.

Outside is a large garden amounting to 1.7 acres with some formal areas and some more wild, a restored Edwardian pavilion, outside store and plenty of parking.

A real one off and definitely worth a look. 

Enjoying a peaceful rural setting amongst landscaped gardens and grounds on the southern borders of the Lake District National Park. An ideal country retreat yet still within easy reach of the main road network and with the village of Greenodd and market town of Ulverston nearby. The delights of the Lake District are only a short distance away with the shores of Coniston Water within 5 miles.

From the roundabout at Newby Bridge on the A590 travel west towards Barrow following signs for Greenodd. On reaching Greenodd, turn off the A590 on to the A5092, follow the main road for approximately 1 mile passing a turning for Spark Bridge on the right. Take the next road on the left (approx. 120 yards past sign for Spark Bridge) and travel up the hill for a quarter of a mile, the gated driveway for Summer Hill is on the right.

Summer Hill is at the far side of the property with a sweeping garden to the front and open fields to the side. A truly private and tranquil setting. 

Accommodation: (with approximate measurements)  

Entrance Porch  

Entrance Hall Being open plan right the way to the second floor with galleried area from the kitchen on the first floor overlooking. Travertine floor and oak staircase to first floor and concealed dumb waiter serving all floors. Access to bedroom suites.  

Hall With Travertine floor. 

Bedroom 4 14' 2" x 9' 6" (4.32m x 2.9m) With Travertine floor, telephone and television points and pleasant outlook to adjoining field. En-suite wetroom having a contemporary suite with bath, wc, pedestal wash basin and shower. Ladder towel rail, tiled walls to three sides, shaver point, extractor fan and wall mirror. 

Access from the Entrance Hall to Store Area Being the original cellar to the main house.  

Laundry With pot sink, plumbing for washing machine, radiator, extractor fan and door to outside.  

Inner Store Used as a workshop/tool store. 

Cellar Room With radiator.  

Stairs from Entrance Hall to First Floor  

Inner Hall With concealed dumb waiter. 

Open Plan Living Area A fantastic living space dominated by an open plan kitchen dining room with sitting area. Oak stairs and galleried area to the landing. Traverine floor with underfloor heating. 

Dining Kitchen 29' 0" overall x 13'5" max (8.84m overall x 4.09m max) This is a bright triple aspect room bathed in light fitted with a contemporary kitchen by Miele with fitted wall and base units, full of thought and useful design features to make the best use of the space. Integrated appliances of inset sink unit, Bosch double oven, Dietricht 5 ring induction hob, Miele cooker hood, Miele dishwasher, large upright fridge and extensive Corian moulded work surfaces.  

Dining Area With double opening doors to timber decked balcony.  

Sitting Room 15' 9" x 10' 5" (4.8m x 3.18m) With Travertine floor and double opening doors to front patio area.  

Bedroom 5/Study 15' 9" x 10' 2" (4.8m x 3.1m) Double opening doors to front patio. Tiled floor and access to Inner Hall/Storage Area. 

Bedroom 2 20' 0" x 11' 1" (6.1m x 3.38m) With Victorian iron range (refurbished but no longer in use). 

Bedroom 3 18' 0" x 11' 0" (5.49m x 3.35m) With Victorian iron bedroom fireplace and wall light. 

Wet Room With Travertine floor, part tiled walls, wc and pedestal wash basin. Radiator and large shower area with Grohe shower unit. Extractor fan, shaver point.  

Return Stairs to Second Floor  

Drawing Room plus Inglenook Raised Sitting Area 24' 0" x 18' 0" (7.32m x 5.49m) plus Inglenook Raised Sitting Area 11' 0" x 10 ' 0" (3.35m x 3.05m) Being a former billiard room with plenty of architectural detail, oak panelling, traditional cast iron radiators, cornicing, stripped wood floor and this blends effortlessly with modern features. Built-in cupboard. 

Inner Hall With door to outside with steps down to the level of the garden. 

Bathroom Tiled floor, part tiled walls, shower area, bath, pedestal wash basin and wc. Mirrored cupboard, shaver point, ladder towel rail, fantastic views across the grounds to Morecambe Bay.  

Master Bedroom 15' 4" x 14' 10" (4.67m x 4.52m) With traditional polished marble fireplace flanked by two feature circular windows, double opening doors to balcony. 

Dressing Area 5' 2" x 10' 0" (1.57m x 3.05m)  

From the Billiard Room is a concealed Spiral Staircase to Hidden Roof Balcony 25' 0" x 18' 7" (7.62m x 5.66m) Just another surprise to this building, flanked by original sandstone pillars with far reaching views of the estuary and the adjacent countryside. 

Outside: To the front and side of the property are paved seating areas and timber decking. The gardens amounting to 1.7 acres are a real delight with some areas left more wild and some more formal with several lawned areas, recently restored Edwardian pavilion, store and all well screened from the neighbouring land. There is an 5'0" x 8'0" (1.52m X 2.59m) store on the lower ground level which is accessed from the garden. 

Services: Private shared water (metered with treatment and pressurizer) shared with the other units. Septic tank. Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Note that the boiler room also houses boilers and services for other units in Summer Hill House.  

Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council - Band G 

Tenure: Freehold 

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh. Telephone: (015394) 44461 

Energy Performance Certificate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices. 

Please note the property is currently a holiday let and viewings may be restricted to the Friday changeover day. 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
10 February 2016


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