Architect designed 4 bedroom detached house in prestigious
location on the outskirts of Barrow-in-Furness, built & occupied by the
current vendors since 1994. Additional to the main house is separately accessed
basement space. The property is split level & is best described by each
level starting at the top.
Top floor: Master Suite comprising dressing area with mirrored
wardrobe doors, ensuite with W.C, large shower enclosure & washbasin set
into fully fitted furniture. The extra large bedroom itself has 2 areas
(both behind bifold doors) - one is a walk-in wardrobe the other a Jacuzzi
Stellaria bath. Also on this level is Bedroom 4 with a corner fitted wardrobe,
and spacious enough to accommodate a king-size bed.
Next floor: Store Room with loft access by fitted ladder. The
loft is fully boarded with lighting, electric point & an
electric hoist to convey large or heavy items into the loft space.
Bedrooms 2 & 3 are also large rooms both with fitted wardrobes & views
to the rear of the property. Between these rooms is the generously sized family bathroom comprising
white sanitary ware WC, washbasin & larger than average Idealcast bath over
which there is a shower. Fitted furniture, all in white, extends along one
Entrance level: The porch with upvc double gazed door leads to
the hallway. This area is central to the house & is always light, bright
& spacious with 1 Velux window to the front of the house & 2 to the
rear - both operated by control panel or remote control. The unique feature of
this property is the view from the front door - above the bathroom (on the
level above) is an atrium & looking straight ahead is the view of the
garden. A bay windowed reception room with a Valor Black Beauty gas fire (currently used as an office), is to the right & to
the left is a quirky cloakroom, access to the double garage & the utility
room. This houses the Worcester Bosch Greenstar Highflow 550 CDi gas fired boiler installed in
2009. There is plumbing for a washing machine alongside space for a
tumble drier. Storage cupboards are above & below the worktop.
Lower level: The half-flight stairs, under which is further
storage, leads to the dining area. To the right is the kitchen separated
by a breakfast bar. The flooring of both the dining area & kitchen is in
oak. All kitchen units are New World American Oak. There is plumbing for a
dishwasher alongside an inset white sink with mixer tap & Brita filter tap
- all of which are beneath the kitchen window. The next exterior wall has
space for a gas cooker with an AEG extractor fan above & units either
side. The back door is upvc with the glazed window having an internal blind.
Alongside a tall larder unit is space for an under-counter fridge &
freezer. To the left of the dining area is the lounge which can be separated by
concealed sliding doors. This room has a feature fireplace with a Valor
Logsensation gas fire. The flue of this was originally constructed to
permit a "real" fire. Patio doors lead onto an elevated deck
which extends along the rear & side of the property & was completely
replaced in 2010 with 25 year Timeless Timber & brick pillar supports.
The south facing views from the windows of this level are of the whole garden
which although large is easily maintained.
Whilst the back door leads to the deck it also has steps to the
rear garden which has 2 terraces. The first terrace has access to the basement
space currently used with 4 separate areas. The basement area was
developed in 2001 & has significant potential with all electrical lighting
& power points in place but with everything available to create living
accommodation. The single door leads to a room currently used as a garden
store. The next space has a cloakroom & currently, a workshop. This leads
onto the largest room best described as a "party" space with
French doors opening onto the terrace. This terrace has paving & a lawned
area. Steps lead down to a second terrace with 2 ponds & a further
large paved area. Both these terraced areas have easily maintained flower beds.
The main area of the garden is lawned with mature trees either side & gently sloping to a beck - Dane Ghyll Beck.
The other side of this is left natural with trees.
The exterior of the property was created virtually
maintenance-free in 2009 with all windows & doors replaced with upvc double
glazing in rosewood externally & white internally. However the all white
basement windows & doors contrast with the brickwork at that level.
The front garden has a small lawned area & 3 flower beds
with the driveway comprised of locally sourced blue limestone Greenscoe gravel
capable of off-road parking for 4 cars. A remote controlled
Glideroll double garage door allows access to the garage.