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Abbots Reading, Haverthwaite,Ulverston,LA12 8JP

Guide Price £695,000

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Description With fine reception rooms and 7 bedrooms on the first floor, together with a potential for a further 5 bedrooms on the second floor, there is tremendous scope to create a wonderful country residence. Although in need of restoration, Abbots Reading offers potential for a wide range of buyers. There also exists the opportunity to purchase an adjacent property, Coachman’s Cottage.

The lower Rusland valley is a quiet picturesque area of Lakeland, lying between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere. The property enjoys a southerly view of the surrounding countryside. Around Abbots Reading are well formed mature gardens, including a former tennis lawn, well established shrubs, bushes and a number of fine trees including Yews, Rhododendron and Monkey Puzzle.

The A590 trunk road is just a few minutes drive, giving excellent road access into Furness and the market town of Ulverston to the west and provides an excellent short drive to junction 36 of the M6. The larger town of Kendal is easily reached, where there is a fast rail connection to London Euston. The area is well known for its wildlife and bird life and there are a number of outdoor activities, sailing and horse riding close by.  

Directions Travelling across the southern lakes on the A590, continue through Newby Bridge, through Backbarrow and then to Haverthwaite. After the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway on the right at Haverthwaite, turn right at the crossroads, sign posted Rusland and Grizedale Forest. Continue up the lane and turn right at the T-junction and follow the valley road for approximately 1/3rd of a mile. Abbots Reading can be found on the left.  


Ground Floor  

Reception Hall Approached through an old Oak front door and portico into the main entrance hall and then through the connecting inner hall, with stained glass feature. The reception area has an old fire surround with basket and a Copper canopy and the sash window has a seat with shutters.  

Library/Study – 18’10” x 16’1” (5.75m x 4.89m) Windows on two sides of this room create a pleasant bright room with alcove cupboards and the feature of an ornate fire surround with open grate. Built-in cupboards and bookcases.

Dining Room – 18’ 7” x 18’ 1” (5.67 x 5.52)

An impressively sized room with two windows with seats, dog grate set in carved and painted fire surround.

Sitting Room – 18’ 4” x 12’ 11” (5.59 x 3.93)

This is likely to be part of the original servants quarters, with an open fire having the original fire irons and built-in cupboards, ham hooks set in the tall ceiling and servants bells.

Behind the dining room and sitting room there is a passage to a further kitchenette, WC, store room and access to an extensive range of cellar rooms.  

(5.75 x 5.15) Kitchen – 18’ 10” x 16’ 11” A large room at the side of the house which has a beamed ceiling, tiled floor and windows to both the front and the rear. From the kitchen is access to a cloakroom and boot room.

Drawing Room - 18’ 8” x 17’ 0” (5.70 x 5.18)

An excellent room with a wide window and seat, with beamed

ceiling and fire surround with dog grate.  

(5.78 x 3.95) Lounge – 19’ 0” x 13’ 0” At the end of the house is a very appealing room with shuttered windows on two sides and a door leading out onto the garden. Fire mantle with polished green slate and fire

surround with open grate. Adjacent to the Lounge is a further anteroom. 

(7.67 x 7.24) Conservatory/Orangey – 25’ 2” x 23’ 9” A large versatile space and garden room created within the L shape that forms Abbots Reading, with open countryside views.  

First Floor Two staircases serve the first floor, with the main staircase leading off the reception hall.  

Bedrooms The first floor is made up of 7 good sized double bedrooms, each with their own unique features and aspect.

In addition, on the first floor, there are 2 bathroom suites and a separate WC with period “Thunderbox”.  

Second Floor Two staircases serve the second floor, with the main staircase leading to a suite of 2 double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a small kitchenette, with a secondary staircase leading to 2 attic rooms.  

Outside To the side of the property and in the gardens are a range of small stone outbuildings , potting sheds and “The Heronry”. The generous mature gardens extend to both the front and the rear of the property with former glories of a tennis lawn and walled kitchen garden very evident. The gardens display some fine colourful Azaleas and mature shrubs, together with Yew trees and splendid Monkey Puzzle trees from South America. There are a range of Rhododendrons in the front garden and a water feature. 

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06 July 2011


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