9 bedroom detached house for sale

Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12

Under Offer £3,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful Grade II listed house & parkland
  • Eastern shore of Lake Windermere
  • Main House - 12,024 sq ft
  • Farm Cottage, Barn Cottage, Boat House
  • 500 m Lake Frontage, stables, workshop
  • Grounds, parkland, pasture in all about 34 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Town Head is a compact estate in a most dramatic setting on the south east edge of Lake Windermere in the Lake District.

Description

Town Head House
Newby Bridge
Ulverston
Cumbria
LA12 8NP

Wonderful Grade II listed country house and parkland on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere

Newby Bridge 2 miles, Windermere 7 miles, Kendal 17.5 miles, Lancaster 32 miles, Penrith 51 miles (All mileages approximate) London 2 hours 40 mins by train from Oxenholme 17 miles

Drawing Room •Library •Dining Room •Kitchen •Butler's Pantry •Utility room •Cloakroom/WC.
6 principal bedrooms •3 additional bedrooms 2 bathrooms and separate WC •Extensive attic and cellars
Self contained cottage, consisting of Sitting room •Kitchen •2 bedrooms and bathroom
Outstanding gardens and grounds including •Parkland and a large walled kitchen garden
• Pasture and woodland
About 500m of lake frontage and wet dock boathouse with room above •Two coach houses, workshop, stables, shoot bothy, gallery.
About 34 acres


Situation
Town Head House is a historic traditional Cumbrian Estate set in a commanding position on the south eastern shores of Lake Windermere within the world renowned Lake District National Park. The fabulous setting affords views from the principal rooms over its own parkland towards the lake and fells beyond. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Estate is bound on the southern edge by Fell Foot Park currently owned by the National Trust. Outdoor leisure pursuits of walking, climbing, sailing and fishing are all close at hand and the area abounds in excellent restaurants; some of the best outside London. Access from the south via the M6 is especially straightforward and about a 25 minute drive of 17miles. For those travelling by train Oxenholme Station is a similar distance and about 2 hours 40 minutes from London. Visitors arriving by helicopter have regularly landed just within the parkland beyond the gardens.

Description
Town Head is a compact estate in a most dramatic setting on the south east edge of Lake Windermere in the Lake District. Town Head house offers substantial yet flexible accommodation for either a principal house, holiday house or leisure/amenity use.

Useful estate income is currently being generated from the auxiliary and additional residential
properties and from a grazing agreement with a local livestock farmer, available as Lots 2 & 3.

The main house sits in an elevated site surrounded by mature gardens and grounds. The position provides stunning, far reaching views over its parkland to Lake Windermere and the fells beyond.

The house is listed Grade II as being of architectural or historical importance. Constructed of roughcast stone with rendered elevations under a slate roof, it is predominantly Georgian, although parts of the original building are Elizabethan. The house has all the style of a traditional country house with wonderful proportions and period features including sash windows, window shutters and cornicing. The principal reception rooms and bedrooms are south-west facing which make the most of the stunning views.

The formal approach is via a gated driveway, lined with Horse Chestnut trees, sweeping through its own beautiful parkland and wonderfully mature grounds.

Self contained Cottage
At the northern end of the house but with an independent rear entrance is a self contained cottage. Ground floor accommodation includes a fully fitted kitchen with Hygena oven and hob, stainless steel sink, Bosch dishwasher, plumbing for washing machine and dryer and lino floor. The sitting room features a pretty fireplace which came originally out of the main house. There is an external door and a staircase leading up to the first floor landing with
laundry cupboard and currently disused door linking through to the main house. Bedroom 1 has a large window and walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 enjoys views over the garden. The bathroom includes WC, basin, bath with shower over.

Gardens and Grounds
The house is surrounded by mature gardens and grounds. Lawns, including a lawn used for croquet, interspersed with mature shrubs are found to the south and west of the house, with the parkland stretching down to the lake beyond.

A charming Wet Dock/Boathouse with Victorian Gothic arch entrance to the front is found to the west of the house, it can house two 16-18ft boats. Lovely natural shingle beach/launching area which is fenced off with iron railings. There is a fantastic Day room above with a balcony giving far reaching views across and up the lake. To the north of the house are a series of terraced gardens. Reached via a path to the west of the house and steps up to the first level is a partly walled garden with lawn and large flower borders. Further steps lead up to an ornamental rose garden. Beyond here are the south sloping walled kitchen gardens, featuring large vegetable and flower beds interspersed with gravel paths. There is a renovated greenhouse and two outhouses both with electricity and water. Beyond are pony paddocks with a field shelter, stable and a large three bay lean to.

Outbuildings
Stables - there are number of traditional stables and stalls some featuring built in mangers and cobbled floors
Old Coach house - two large wooden arched double doors lead into the old coach house
currently used for machinery storage. Above the workshop, stables and coach house are a series of very large rooms (previously used as a hay barn, joiner's shop, gallery and shoot bothy) that offer potential (subject to planning) for a number of alternative uses.

Land
Apart from the formal gardens and grounds the remaining acreage is made up of parkland, farmland and woodland.
The parkland stretches away in front of the house and down to the lake, it is pasture interspersed with a number of mature trees, the land is currently grazed by sheep and also grown for haylage. About 34 acres in total.

One of the exceptional features of Town Head is its position on Lake Windermere with 500 metres of lake frontage.
Moorings are owned by the SLDC/LDNPA and are available yearly for larger boats at a reduced rate for
local/riparian owners.

Square Footage: 12,024 sq ft
Acreage: 34 Acres


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  • Windermere (6.6 mi)
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