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For sale: Ash Slack Estate, Rusland, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8LD

Guide Price £610,000

Summary: Highly desirable Country House in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Magnificent, elevated site with stunning views acrosss the fells. 3 Receptions, 4 Double Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms. Delightful gardens. About 17 acres of adjoining pasture and woodland available.

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AddressAsh Slack Estate
LA12 8LD
Property TypeHouse
Sold StatusUnder Offer
Bedrooms4 Beds
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms2 Receptions
ParkingOff Street Parking , Garage
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Highly desirable Country House in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Magnificent, elevated site with stunning views acrosss the fells. 3 Receptions, 4 Double Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms. Delightful gardens. About 17 acres of adjoining pasture and woodland available.


Joining the easterly boundary of the existing gardens is a block of pasture, upland grazing and woodland, extending to about 17 acres, which gently falls away from the gardens to the far easterly boundary. There are particularly pleasing, superb views in a northerly and easterly direction from The Knoll, just beyond the formal gardens.

There is potential to extend the garden into the adjacent land, subject to Planning Permission, to take advantage of the wonderful views from the elevated site. The land includes a Beck (Yew Beck).

The sellers are prepared to negotiate the sale of either all of the land, or part of the land, which may be of interest to potential buyers, by separate negotiation.

Tranquil location in the hamlet of Ickenthwaite, just above the Rusland Valley, with the sound of running water from the nearby stream.
Traditionally built with stone facing and slate roofs.
Scope for modernisation and upgrading.
Potential to adapt the accommodation to suit individual needs.
Ideally located for all the amenities and facilities of the Lake District.
Split level design, large Reception/Dining Hall, Two Bedrooms and Bathroom on the ground floor.
Imposing Drawing Room with upper level Dining Area, Two Bedrooms, Kitchen and Bathroom on First Floor.
Good sized Garage. Pleasant gardens and grounds.
Adjacent 17 acres to the east, comprising pasture and woodland, available separately.
Wonderful views from the adjoining land.

Travelling along the A590, in a westerly direction from the M6 and Newby Bridge, at the roundabout at Greenodd, follow the signs to Broughton-in-Furness, the A5092. After approximately half a mile from the roundabout, at Penny Bridge, bear right, signposted Colton. Passing through the hamlet of Colton, after approximately one mile is the small village of Oxen Park. Proceed through the village towards the Rusland Valley, passing Rusland Hall on the left hand side.

The turning to Ickenthwaite is the first left after Rusland Hall.   The single track public maintained highway rises steeply from the valley, through woodland, before opening out to the hamlet of Ickenthwaite. Passing through the hamlet, with Ickenthwaite Farm on the left, AshSlack is the first property on the right, adjacent to the lane.

The property is approached from the public highway via a cattle grid and driveway.

The precise location and extent are shown on the Sale Plan.

Ickenthwaite is a peaceful hamlet, just north of Whitestock Hall in the Rusland Valley.

The cluster of housed are located in an ‘oasis’ of farmland, Woodlands, AshSlack Wood to the north and Glass Knott Wood to the east.

Local services are available at nearby villages of Greenodd and Penny Bridge. The busy and popular market town of Ulverston is approximately 8 miles to the south.

Hawkshead, in the heart of the Lake District, is about 20 minutes drive to the north.

Front Entrance Porch:5'10" x 2'9" (1.78m x 0.84m). Stone construction with double pitch slate roof.

Reception/Dining Hall:31'2" x 13'1" (9.5m x 3.99m). Two central heating radiator. Double glazed window with secondary glazing. Open fireplace with coral stone surround. Wood mantel and stone hearth. Built-in cupboard. Stairs to First Floor with turned pine post. Door to Garage.

Bedroom No 3:17'5" x 9'10" (5.3m x 3m). Southerly and westerly aspects. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom No 4:17'5" x 9'10" (5.3m x 3m). Central heating radiator. Built-in wardrobe with pine door.

Bathroom:7'8" x 6' (2.34m x 1.83m). Central heating radiator. Panelled bath with shower over. W.C. Wash hand basin set in cupboard unit. Part tiled.

The staircase from the Reception/Dining Hall, leads to the First Floor level. To the left, just before the Landing, is the

Side Entrance Porch:6'7" x 3'10" (2m x 1.17m). Door to rear patio area.

Airing Cupboard/Boiler Room:7'3" x 4'11" (2.2m x 1.5m). Oil central heating boiler. Hot water tank. Shelves.

Landing:21'8" x 6'7" (6.6m x 2m). Central heating radiator. Loft access.

DRAWING ROOM/DINING AREA This stunning room with split levels, has southerly, easterly and northerly aspects, with superb views across farmland.

The upper level is the

Dining Area:18'2" x 12' (5.54m x 3.66m). Central heating radiator.

Steps lead down to the lower level and the

Drawing Room:19'8" x 18'2" (6m x 5.54m). Superb, vaulted room with exposed timber trusses and purlins.

Local stone fireplace with stone hearth. Built-in bookshelves. Central heating radiators. Doors to the terrace on the southerly elevation.

On the opposite side of the Landing is the

Kitchen:13' x 7'6" (3.96m x 2.29m). Fitted pine kitchen with wall and matching base units. Fitted hob and built-in electric cooker. Cooking surfaces. Sink unit.

At the far end of the Landing is

Bedroom No 1:14'7" x 11'1" (4.45m x 3.38m). Westerly and easterly aspects. Central heating radiator. Built-in pine wardrobe.

Bedroom No 2/Study:13'1" x 10'6" (3.99m x 3.2m). Southerly and westerly aspects. Central heating radiator.

House Bathroom:8'2" x 7'7" (2.5m x 2.31m). Walk-in panel bath. Pedestal wash hand basin. W.C. Central heating radiator. Fitted small cupboard.

Returning to the Ground Floor, off the Reception/Dining Hall is the

Integral Garage:14'9" x 12'4" (4.5m x 3.76m). Solid concrete floor. Up and over Garage door. Plumbing for washing machine. Central heating radiator.


The pleasant lawned gardens and grounds surround the house, adjacent to open farmland, including a walled garden to the front, rear lawned garden, including a terrace. Excellent array of flowering trees and shrubs.

Extensive parking facility adjacent to the front elevation.



Mains electricity.

Private septic tank drainage system located in the field below the front garden, which is part of the 17 acres of land.

Private water supply systems. The original source and system is located on Ickenthwaite Farm, the adjoining agricultural property for which there are rights of access for maintenance and replacement to the water supply system. The private water supply has been augmented by recent installation of the bore hole.

Private water supply systems.

Oil fired central heating.


Registered Grazing Rights on nearby Bethicar Common.

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