Cross Hawes is nestled within the unspoilt and tranquil Lickle Valley, which runs adjacent to the renowned Duddon Valley, devoid of traffic and where the likely congestion in peak tourist periods is due to the wandering Herdwick sheep, ambling carefree along the roads and fells as you pass through these narrow, rural tracks.
The property is ideally situated for peaceful walks and cycle rides and lies in an area, which has been praised by both Wordsworth and Wainwright for its stunning scenery and surprisingly challenging walks. The rivers are crisscrossed along the valleys with historic bridges and stepping stones, including Birks Bridge, which features as Wordsworth s Faery Chasm , and the imposing stepping stones to be found frequently along the River Duddon:
where the child puts his budding courage to the proof. William Wordsworth
In Wainwrights Southern Fells he provides an ascent of Dow Crag from the Duddon Valley, which details the panoramic views across the fells, taking in Coniston Old Man, the Scafells, Bowfell, the Crinkles and Helvellyn, and citing Dow Crag as:
second only to Scafell Crag in the magnificence of its rock architecture is the imposing precipice towering above the stony hollow of Goat s Water ” Alfred Wainwright
Cross Hawes has been painstakingly refurbished and extended to form the perfect Lake District retreat. Lying centrally in its one acre plot, this timber framed property has been remodelled and reconstructed using local craftsmen, with abundant use of oak and local stone, to rest peacefully in its unspoilt surroundings, but at the same time being close enough to the hidden gem that is the Blacksmiths Arms to stroll out on a summer’s evening for excellent food and to join the locals, and with local butcher, bakery and grocers in nearby historic Broughton.
Fittings are of exceptional quality with bathrooms featuring Fired Earth shower, bath and tap fittings, floor tiles from local Kendal supplier Pure Stone incorporating under floor heating, and handmade sink units from Kendal artisan Woodmad.
The three spacious bedrooms are beautifully presented with character Oak flooring supplied by Carlisle based Euroak, complimented by the use of oak, ash and walnut found in feature lighting from designer Tom Raffield and handcrafted wooden furniture by Sebastian Cox.
A large spacious and modern living space, which makes the most of the stunning views on offer, includes a fully equipped kitchen by German manufacturer Siematic, with Neff integrated appliances wrapped in cool granite complimented by handcrafted Bert & May tiles, all adding to the ‘designer feel’. The superb Living space is warmed by Designer Core Steel radiators and an Aga Dorrington wood burning stove and features the jaw dropping stunning glass fronted balcony – a perfect spot for summer’s evening G&T and contemplate the never ending view.
Set in one acre of manicured yet easily maintained surroundings, Cross Hawes enjoys an acre of private grounds from where to take in the far reaching views of the Duddon Valley across the countryside towards Black Combe, Buckman Brow and Corney Fell. The gated entrance provides security and privacy leading to the gravelled driveway with ample parking for up to six cars for your guests, and an oak frame garage has been constructed to incorporate a large integrated laundry room which can be used to store bikes, hiking equipment and the like. The gardens include low maintenance and well established shrubs, trees and planting, with large patio areas for enjoying summer BBQ’s and lounging.
To the rear sits a glorious oak framed purpose built ‘Wellness and Yoga room’ featuring a Clearlight Sanctuary infra-red sauna, from which stunning views can be seen through the glass fronted cabin.
The adjacent, mature woodland, Cross Hawes Wood, circa 10 acres is available to purchase by separate negotiation.
In the heart of the unspoilt Duddon Valley within the hamlet of Broughton Mills, Cross Hawes enjoys a peaceful, rural location yet with convenient access to the popular village of Coniston and the thriving market town of Ulverston. Primary and Secondary education can be sourced at both Coniston with further options and a good selection of amenities including links to the main road and rail network at Ulverston.
Directions from Ambleside
From Ambleside follow the A593 past Skelwith Bridge and Coniston and continue to Torver. Carry on through the centre of Torver for a further one mile, and then turn right up a steep road over Broughton Moor. After 2.5 miles you will reach a cross roads. Go straight over and continue until you reach the T junction with a red telephone box. Turn Right, go over the bridge and bear right following the road past the Church on the right. After a further ¼ mile turn right up a single track lane between two telegraph poles, taking a hairpin bend to the left then bearing right. Cross Hawes is the first property on the right, with a large parking area and gates.
Directions from Newby Bridge
From Newby Bridge follow A590 to Greenodd. Turn Right at the Greenodd roundabout, signposted Broughton and Millom and follow the road for approx. 10 miles, past Burlington Slate quarry, through Grizebeck until you see a right turning and sign to Broughton in Furness just beyond a large layby. Follow the road into Broughton to the market square and exit straight ahead towards Coniston and Torver. After about a mile, turn left between farm buildings and a cottage adjoining Erik Ashcroft Joiners Workshop. Continue down the road past the Blacksmiths Arms pub, pass the village hall and red telephone box, to go over the bridge and bear right following the road past the Church on the right. After a further ¼ mile turn right up a single track lane between two telegraph poles, taking a hairpin bend to the left then bearing right. Cross Hawes is the first property on the right, with a large parking area and gates.
Oak framing to the lounge and entrance areas has been crafted and installed by Woodstyle of Penrith.
The property has an associated 10 acres of historic woodland, which can be available by separate negotiation if required.
The property is fully furnished to an exceptional standard and contents are available by separate negotiation.
The property has private water supply, septic tank, mains electric and is heated using a KWB biomass wood pellet boiler built within a large integrated plant room under the main house.
South Lakes District Council
Council Tax Band ‘D’
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