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5 bedroom barn conversion for sale

High Hay Bridge, Bouth, Ulverston, Cumbria

Guide Price £880,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A wonderfully stylish and versatile family home.
  • Much improved and upgraded by the present owners.
  • Stunning open plan living room and handmade kitchen with local slate work surfaces.
  • Four bedrooms.
  • Delightful and highly successful self contained holiday cottage known as 'The Bothy'.
  • Planning Permission in place for further alterations and extensions.
  • 9 acres of beautiful meadow, woodland, fells and gardens.
  • Picturesque Lakeland setting with fabulous views.
  • Peaceful and secluded setting within a Nature Reserve.
  • Idyllic location just one mile from Bouth in the lovely Rusland Valley.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully situated and secluded detached traditional barn conversion of immense style and character, together with a delightful holiday cottage, and around 9 acres of gardens, woodland and fell, occupying an idyllic rural setting within a Nature Reserve in a lovely part of the Lake District.

Energy Rating 'F'.


High Hay Bridge is a rare gem of a property. The house is a detached barn conversion which has been much improved by the present owners to create a wonderfully light and stylishly presented family home of character. Planning Permission is in place to further alter and enhance the living accommodation for those requiring more space.

Attached to the house is a delightful one bedroom holiday cottage which is very successfully let through 'Airbnb' to generate a valuable income.

The house enjoys an idyllic, secluded and peaceful setting and includes around 9 acres of carefully maintained gardens, meadow, fell and woodland.

The property is surrounded by a private nature reserve owned by the John Strutt Conservation Foundation, the setting is absolutely delightful and is a wonderful place to explore and to enjoy nature.


Planning Permission was granted by the Lake District National Park Authority on 24 May 2016 for 'minor extensions and alterations and provision of package sewage treatment plant'. [Ref: 7/2016/5103].

The approved plans show the creation of an imaginative and stylish two and three storey extension to the western elevation, creating further bedroom and living accommodation, together with a wrap around balcony.

Copies of the Planning Permission document and associated plans are available online by visiting the Lake District National Park's Planning portal [] or through our Kendal Office.

From Newby Bridge proceed along the A590 in a westerly direction. Go past the Steam Railway Station at Haverthwaite and then take the turning on the right signposted to Bouth. At the 'T' junction turn left and follow the road to Bouth village. At The White Hart Inn turn right and follow the road for a quarter of a mile. Where the road bends left continue straight on, signposted Hay Bridge only. Follow the pleasant country lane through open fields for about three quarters of a mile to reach Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, crossing two cattle grids on the way. Turn right into the private track, signposted High Hay Bridge only. Follow the track to the house.

The property is located just over a mile north of the South Lakeland Village of Bouth, within the beautiful Rusland Valley.

The property is completely surrounded by the 200 acre Hay Bridge Nature Reserve which is privately owned and open to members only. The Reserve includes woodland, pasture, open tarn, fell riverbank and fen creating a wonderfully diverse range of flora and fauna.

Nearby Bouth has a pub, The White Hart Inn and a little further up the Valley at Satterthwaite is a further pub which serves excellent food. Nearby attractions include Grizedale Forest for walking and mountain biking, Esthwaite Water, Hawkshead and Beatrix Potter's house at Near Sawrey.

The Rusland Valley nestles between Coniston Water and Windermere and is a quiet and peaceful part of the Lake District. It is easily accessible from the A590 and is convenient for Ulverston, Newby Bridge, Grange-over-Sands, Kendal and Junction 36 of the M6 motorway.


The house is et within approximately 9 acres of natural gardens, pasture fell and woodland, which has been carefully managed, upgraded and improved by the present owners to create a wonderful natural environment, together with lawns and sitting out areas, where peace, nature and the views can be enjoyed. Adjacent to the house is an attractive paved courtyard area and there is ample parking, both by the house and by the garage and outbuildings adjacent to the entrance.

The grounds are enclosed by a ring fence for the security of the three fallow deer. In the spring there are carpets of daffodils and bluebells. The views from the rocky outcrops and from the houses towards the Lakeland Fells are superb.

Private water supply. Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Septic tank drainage.

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Added on Rightmove:
10 October 2017

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