Located in the picture perfect countryside village of Dendron, just 3.5 miles from Barrow In Furness and 6 miles from the popular market town of Ulverston, Old Orchard Cottage is a sympathetically converted and extended barn with generous gardens. Ideal for families, the property offers a wealth of character and modern connotations that blend seamlessly to create a charming and versatile home. The original portion of the property is believed to date back to the 17th century, with a modern extension providing a separate wing to the property that is ideal for dependant relatives, guests or older children. Used together, the property offers a total of five receptions, a large dining kitchen, separate utility, five bedrooms of which one is ensuite and two family bathrooms. The gardens extend to just under 1 acre and are a mix of lawns, patios and natural woodland. The uninterrupted views over the rolling countryside are simply breathtaking and it's easy to see how this peaceful rural setting so greatly appeals to those working in the nearby towns.
The small village of Dendron offers an idyllic, quiet country life yet is still conveniently located for access into Barrow-In-Furness around a 10/15 minute drive away. Barrow-In-Furness offers a wealth of amenities including high street shops, cafes, restaurants, doctors and a hospital to name a few. There are plentiful walks to be enjoyed right from your doorstep and The Lake District National Park can be found an approximately 11 miles away. For families, there is a well regarded primary school in the neighbouring village of Little Urswick.
Stone steps from the living room lead up to the original first floor of this sizeable barn conversion. Here there are a total of three bedrooms, two double and one single. The master bedroom boasts generous proportions and an ensuite shower room. There is also a well presented family bathroom offering a bath with shower over and complimentary tiling to finish. A bespoke oak staircase leads up from the reception hall to the first floor of the extension. This space offers a further two double bedrooms with stunning views over the rolling countryside which can be enjoyed from balconies in both rooms. There is fantastic undereaves storage space here too and a modern, fully tiled wet room complete with a walk in rain shower.
As previously mentioned the grounds of Old Orchard Cottage amount to just under one acre and are lovely mix of neat lawns, patios and natural woodland that attract the local wildlife in abundance. Children will be delighted with the gently sloping gardens that offer a great space for exploring and adventuring and there is even a selection of fruit trees including apples and damsons. There is a raised patio outside the rear of the property, accessed from several of the rooms and offering uninterrupted views over the rolling countryside. There is also a lower patio which is a lovely sun trap and a great space for relaxing in the warmer months. Practically, there is a detached stone built single garage/ workshop which can be accessed from the private gravelled driveway.
The private gravelled driveway affords parking for several vehicles and access to the detached, stone built single garage. A glazed door opens into the reception room which is part of the extension completed around 2013. The space is filled with natural light, finished with in keeping oak floors and a beautiful, bespoke oak staircase. There is ample space for occasional furniture in here, a separate WC and glass partitions looking into the adjoining study. This is fantastic for those looking to work from home with a selection of fitted shelving and cupboards and lovely views via full length windows. The oak floors continue into the dining room where the 17th century barn begins, evident from the painted ceiling beams and exposed stone wall feature as you enter. Full length windows again look out over the rear garden with access onto the patio and allow plenty of light to flow throughout. The dining kitchen is very spacious, comprising a range of solid wooden units with granite worktops that encompass a double Belfast sink and selection of Baumatic appliances and a Hotpoint fridge freezer. There is ample space in the kitchen for a less formal dining setting and a log burner set within the original inglenook upon a stone flagged hearth creates a cosy and homely atmosphere. There is also a useful utility room located off the dining room with plumbing for washing facilities. Continuing through into the characterful living room, with exposed wooden ceiling beams, pretty window seat and an open fire place. From here, access can be found into the sun room, a beautifully added extension with exposed wooden trusses seamlessly tying it to the old portion of the house. The floor to ceiling windows afford ample light and views over the lovely gardens and countryside beyond.
DIRECTIONS Heading into Gleaston from the North take the right hand turn signposted Dendron. Follow the road into
Dendron and take the left hand turn at the T-junction. Old Orchard Cottage is situated on the left hand side, opposite the church.
SERVICES Mains Water
Oil Central Heating
Council Tax Band