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Hobkin Ground House North Side, Broughton Mills, Broughton-In-Furness, LA20 6AU

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Matthews Benjamin, Ambleside

Key features

  • Substantial semi detached property
  • Five bedrooms, two reception rooms
  • Extremely spacious and generously proportioned
  • Original features
  • Attractive location with delightful views
  • Manageable gardens
  • Generous parking

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Hobkin Ground House (North Side) is a substantial five bedroom semi detached property offering extremely spacious and generously proportioned accommodation spread over three floors. We believe the house was originally built in the Victorian period, as a 'gentleman's residence', then extended about 1930 or 1940, and divided into two dwellings in 1973. Although the property does require significant modernisation, it has immense potential. It is highly versatile, offering two reception rooms plus reception hall, five large double bedrooms including one en-suite, and a house bathroom. The majority has UPVC double glazing.

The house has numerous distinct original features including high ceilings, some original inset fireplaces and exposed floorboards. The property is situated in an attractive location with a delightful, far-reaching, southwest facing front aspect and lovely fell and country views to the front, side and rear. The grounds are manageable and the attractive outside space includes the former tennis court to the front and further land to the side and rear. There is generous parking to the front and rear, including an old garage/car port.

The property would be equally suitable as a main residence, second home or holiday let.

Located in the tiny hamlet of Broughton Mills, Hobkin Ground House is nestled in the beautiful and secluded Lickle valley; a peaceful and unspoilt area in the southwest corner of the Lake District National Park, south of Coniston. Set amongst the beautiful Furness and Dunnerdale fells, it is close to the village of Broughton-in-Furness (approx. 2.5 miles). There are good road links via the A595 and A590 trunk road connecting to the M6, Barrow-in-Furness and north to Scotland. The valley can be approached from the heart of the Lake District from Coniston (approx. 8 miles) or Ambleside (approx.16 miles).

Hobkin Ground House offers ample country walks from the doorstep, with the traditional and award winning Lakeland inn 'The Blacksmiths Arms' being only a 5 minute walk down the road. 

Directions Approaching via the M6, leave the motorway at Junction 36 and follow the A590 westbound (signed Barrow) to Greenodd. Turn right on the A5092 to Grizebeck and take the A595 to Broughton-in-Furness. Pass through the village, taking the A593 towards Coniston for approximately 1 mile. Turn left, (signposted Broughton Mills). After about 1 mile, pass the acclaimed 'Blacksmiths Arms' on the left, continue for approx. 100m and take the right hand turn before the bridge. Proceed up the hill for 500m and Hobkin House drive is the first on the left hand side. 


Front door leading into;  

Porch With slate tiled floor and cill. Internal glazed door leading into; 

Reception / Wide Hallway 17'2 x 7'2 (5.22m x 2.18m) A highly useful area which could make an ideal study area. 

Leading to;  

Living Room 18'2 x 18'1 (5.54m x 5.52m) An extremely spacious dual aspect room with substantial feature solid fuel stove sat on a slate hearth. Attractive south west facing country views across the gardens. 

Kitchen/diner 17'6 x 16'5 (5.32 x 5.01m) A spacious room with basic selection of wall and base units. 2.5 stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, Oil fired Rayburn, Country views and pantry with cold slab and shelving, electric meter and fuse box. Rear door leading to rear porch with quarry tiled floor. Kitchen also leading to; 

Dining Room 17'4 x 14'11 (5.29m x 4.54m) A large room with attractive feature original Victorian tiled floor, window seat with garden views and open staircase leading to; 

First Floor Landing with night storage heater, loft hatch and ladder to a partially boarded loft providing ideal storage facility with conversion possibilities. 

Front Bedroom One 18'3 x 11'3 (5.55m x 3.43m) A double dual aspect room enjoying country views with fitted wardrobe/airing cupboard.  

En Suite A spacious room with four piece suite comprising of panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and WC. Half wall tiled with heated towel rail and extractor. 

Front Bedroom Two 17'2 x 14'9 (5.22m x 4.49m) Large double room with exposed floor boards, window seat providing attractive country views. Inset cast iron fire. 

Rear Bedroom Three 17'11 x 16'6 (5.45m x 5.03m) Generously proportioned double, dual aspect room with original inset fire with tiled hearth and surround. Benefitting from lovely views up the valley including from the two window seats. Built-in wardrobe and wash hand basin.  

Family Bathroom Spacious three piece suite comprising of panelled bath with shower attachment, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Part wall tiled with fitted cupboards housing cylinder. Exposed floor boards. 

Second Floor Landing with night storage heater. 

Front Bedroom Four 14'10 x 13'5 (4.52m x 4.09m) Double room with high ceiling and dormer window. Eaves storage. 

Rear Bedroom Five 14'3 x 11'3 (4.35m x 3.43m) Double room with high ceiling and dormer window. Eaves storage. 

Outside The property is approached via a wooden gate to the front drive which the property owns. Please note the attached property does have right of way across and equally Hobkin Ground House, North Side has a right of way across the neighbours drive allowing access to the rear garden, both on foot and vehicular. To the front the property own the former tennis court which as one might expect is a delightful level lawn area enjoying a superb sunny south West facing aspect and country views. Small patio are with steps leading to the side and a highly useful under croft with electric which is ideal as a potting shed or workshop and provides access under the property. To the rear is further parking, garage/ car port and additional over grown garden with small stream on the boundary bordering open countryside. Outside WC. 

Services Mains electricity.Shared private water and drainage, septic tank. Partial oil fired central heating (ground floor) and night storage heating. Vacant possession on completion. 

Tenure Freehold 

Council Tax Band F  



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Hobkin Ground House North Side, Broughton Mills, Broughton-In-Furness, LA20 6AU


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Foxfield Station3.5 miles
  • Green Road Station4.9 miles
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Here at Matthews Benjamin we are a forward thinking estate agent handling quality residential and commercial property sales and lettings in the Lake District and North Lancashire region. We offer a wide real estate property register including houses, apartments, hotels, shops, farms and land. We also undertake a broad range of professional valuation work. Operating throughout a significant part of the North West region with offices covering Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal and Lancaster areas, M

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