Duddon Lodge is a stunning property in an idyllic setting; it provides a rare and unique opportunity to purchase a house that combines traditional character features with high quality modern fittings and finishes. Originally being the Lodge for Duddon Hall, it dates back to 1840 and over the last few years has been sympathetically renovated and extended.
The property is set in the heart of the picturesque Duddon Valley, a peaceful unspoilt area in the south west corner of The Lake District. The property has a charming cottage style garden and grounds with many well positioned seating areas that encapsulate the views and rural aspects. It is set within a cobbled courtyard with a raised fish pond and an adjacent woodland area with a beck running through. This easily maintained property is suitable as either a permanent dwelling or ideal as a weekend retreat getaway.
Entering the property is through traditional styled double wooden doors into a porchway, this has access to the utility/boot room, the garage beyond and the kitchen. The kitchen is a large traditional family kitchen with a wide range of wooden base and wall units neatly finished with wooden work tops. An Oil fired Aga is the focal point of the room giving a warm homely feel. Windows, complete with a window seat and shutters, overlook the garden making this the perfect place to enjoy dining. Off the kitchen there is a very handy scullery/pantry/utility space that houses the washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridges and freezer.
Beautiful original parquet flooring, which was reclaimed from Liverpool Infirmary, flows throughout the downstairs rooms of this cottage. The hallway is a bright and airy space and is open to the dining room which has decorative cornice moulding and a multi-fuel stove with a red brick hearth and fitted shelving to either side. Deep skirting boards and window shutters enhance this traditional dining space. The lounge area is a very cosy cottage style room with a log burner and again has retained many original features.
The dog-leg staircase leads up to a gallery landing with a large picture window and original picture rails and still houses the original front door. The master bedroom suite has a large en-suite shower room with under floor heating and a heated mirror and beautiful contemporary fittings, there is a dressing area with fitted wardrobes and stunning views over the courtyard and countryside beyond.
There are two further double bedrooms and a light and airy family bathroom complete with a rain shower head. A recently newly added room, which is currently used as a studio but could be used as home office, playroom or additional living accommodation, is situated above the garage and accessed via the master suite or its own external entrance. This is a fantastic versatile space which offers the new vendor scope to use this area to suit their individual requirements.
The property sits on a secluded plot within the original grounds of the Duddon Hall Estate and is accessed through wrought iron gates of the estate. The garden for Duddon Lodge is a cottage style private garden with meandering paths, seating areas and raised flower beds, all scattered among mature trees and shrubs. There is a large rustic wooden pagoda which offers the perfect alfresco dining area to relax, unwind and take in the breathtaking views over the valley. The courtyard, which is cobbled with a beautiful decorative pattern, also has a raised pond elegantly finished with Lakeland stone, this adds a tranquil feel to the area, the courtyard offers access to the garage with private parking for several vehicles. There are two garden sheds, a wood store which is supplied by the trees from the woodland at the back and even a compost heap for those keen to recycle.
Directions Approaching from the M6; leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the A590 westward (signposted Barrow) to Greenodd. Turn right on the A5902 to Grizebeck and then take the A595 to Broughton-in-Furness. Pass through the village to High Cross Inn and turn right at the "T" Junction, continue to the traffic light controlled Duddon Bridge. Cross the bridge and turn immediately right, the entrance gates to Duddon Lodge can be found approx. One mile along Corney road on the right.
Oil fired heating. Private water supply. Septic tank drainage.
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