Curlew Rise is part of a rich heritage of farming and rural life. Along the valley of Newland, small rural industries existed at the turn of last century that utilised the water power of the river, Newland Beck. Curlew Rise is situated in a hamlet at Bowstead Gates that was made up of small farm houses, a milking parlor, byre and barn. Curlew Rise has been built out of the ruins of the byre and been completely reconstructed to the designs of an architect into a newly built well insulated home. The construction demonstrates how local vernacular architecture and construction detailing should be built into rural buildings.
Since being completed in 1998, Curlew Rise has been used as a second home and as a holiday let. With increasing pressure on the central lakes, visitors more and more appreciate the unspoilt beauty and quieter South Lakes and lets have increased as a result.
Enter the property beneath the slate roofed timber framed porch with its spindle screens covered in climbing plants, and stone slab floor, and admire the restored stained wood panelled front door to this welcoming weather protected shelter.
Pass through the lobby that provides a useful place for storing outdoor gear, boots and coats. The floor is slate tile with a mat well. The glazed inner door opens into the reception area.
Reception Room One
5.58 x 4.92 (18'3" x 16'1")
Ceiling Height - 2.36m.
The central feature is the open fire place to the chimney breast with its slate hearth, log grate, steel canopy, its inset limestone and timber mantel shelf. A most interesting room with exposed joists and maple solid boarding floor and a splendid unique feature open curved staircase with turning handrail and turned spindle balusters.
Underneath the stairs there is a low heated cupboard and the dividing wall to the kitchen has attractive painted wood panelling below dado level that extends around into the kitchen. The room and entire ground floor has the sophistication of underfloor heating. A double glazed rear door leads to the rear garden. There are ample power points and wall lights, a telephone connection socket and WiFi cable connection and TV aerial socket.
3.72 x 3.58 (12'2" x 11'8")
Another good sized room with double glazed stained timber French windows opening onto the rear garden with very pleasant open views to open fields, wood and high ground beyond.
This is a marvelous space at a lower level off the kitchen that forms part of the open plan ground floor. It benefits from underfloor heating, a maple solid boarded floor, and exposed joist ceiling, with ample power points and wall lights.
5.62 x 2.37 (18'5" x 7'9")
The kitchen has been fitted with a good range of attractive units with solid oak panelled cupboard doors, brass knob handles and pelmet lighting, a white tiled work surface and a inset tan shade sink unit with mixer tap and inset drainer. Fitted appliances within the kitchen consist of a cooker hood with fan and light, an electric hob with four rings and an electric twin oven with fan assist, grill, light and timer. There are recesses for a fridge, freezer, a washing machine and dish washer. The kitchen benefits from underfloor heating and is finished with a ceramic tiled floor and and exposed joists ceiling.
It offers a versatile space separate from, but central to the open plan layout of the ground floor. There is ample space for a dining suite and open convenient access to each reception room.
A door off the Dining Room opens into the cloakroom and lobby to the ground floor WC and houses the new gas boiler and utility equipment. It is fitted with a shell patterned wash basin and tiled floor.
Off the lobby and fitted with a lovely shell suite is the low level WC with oak seat and vanity hand basin and tiled floor
The staircase is an appealing feature with handrail and spindles. It leads from open plan sitting room to first floor landing.
First Floor Landing
extends to 4.27 (extends to 14'0")
Of a gallery style, with rear facing window. Built in storage cupboards and wall lighting along the landing is finished with pine floors and lovely stained and traditional doors with black cast ironmongery.
2.57 x 5.06 (8'5" x 16'7")
A good room with outlooks along the valley. This room has been nicely decorated with pine floors and a good ceiling height of 2.22. Radiators and ample power points. This room also has built in wardrobes a wash basin with mixer tap and two ceiling lights.
3.86 x 2.35 (12'7" x 7'8")
Lovely views of open countryside and woods with high moors in the distance. The room has a built in wardrobe, pine boarded floor and pastel décor.
2.38 x 3.28 (7'9" x 10'9")
This is another good room with views of the garden and open fields. Again, with built in wardrobes and pine flooring.
2.42 x 1.58 (7'11" x 5'2")
A tasteful and period style suite fitted with a low level cast iron bath with a low level flush WC, with handles and chrome taps, vanity wash basin and a glazed shower cubicle with flexi spray and a glazed door, radiator and a steel tubular towel rail. A steam bathing shower (Nordic Unit) is incorporated in the shower cubicle offering a healthy life style and the stimulation of aromatherapy and well being.
extends overall to 7.63 (extends overall to 25'0")
With three double glazed Velux conservation windows facing west, the head height is to the centre of the room with LED lights and eaves storage and lovely exposed roof trusses. A well insulated habitable and versatile area offering potential for additional use.
This property enjoys a superb rural location, yet very convenient for the market town of Ulverston. From the sheltered garden with high stone garden walls, the buttress walls to the house on each boundary give privacy and seclusion to the entrance. The view east is of the slopes of the Alps Hill. Sir John Barrow monument on Hoad Hill is in the distance, a prominent landmark for Ulverston.
The established rear garden is both delightful and peaceful, with a good patio area for garden furniture. It has mature boarders ideal for privacy and relaxation that are easy to maintain. The garden adjoins open fields and has a super outlook west to the distant high ground of Kirby moor.