Abbey Approach

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
Presenting the unique opportunity to acquire an elegant Grade II Listed sandstone manor, nestled within the historic grounds of a 1000-year-old abbey. This stunning property dates back to 1886 and provides seclusion without sacrificing proximity to essential amenities including BAE Systems, the A590 and just a 25 minute drive from the Lake District. The primary residence is a testament to tasteful preservation, where delicate historical features seamlessly blend with modern enhancements. The interiors are impeccably presented, offering a sense of spaciousness and light, while maintaining an intimate and cosy ambiance. At the heart of this home, you'll discover a magnificent kitchen-diner, complete with a traditional AGA cooker and central island - a superb space that effortlessly caters to both culinary pursuits and social gatherings. Beyond the main dwelling, a detached annex supplies additional accommodation options. It serves as an ideal solution for housing extended family or could be utilized for alternative purposes, such as a rental opportunity. Ease of access is assured with off-road parking on a charming cobbled driveway, leading to an attached garage. The front gardens, elegantly manicured and featuring a soothing water feature, contribute to the overall tranquillity of the estate. In addition, a separate outbuilding, complete with its own driveway and garden, presents a versatile space perfect for a private office or remote workspace. This extraordinary property represents a harmonious blend of historical charm and contemporary living. It's highly recommended to arrange a viewing to truly appreciate this exceptional home.


On approach, the property is an impressive and characterful testament to symmetry and beauty. Constructed of sandstone the home boasts medieval architectural stylings which are in keeping with the neighbouring Furness Abbey. The driveway is of an excellent size, finished with granite sets and provides parking for numerous cars leading to the garage. The front garden has been landscaped with decorative topiaries and a stunning three-tiered fountain centred within the fish pond. Steps ascend to the entrance porch which has been fitted with an arched solid wood door.


The porch is a welcoming area with a traditional tiled floor and dual aspect windows.


7.22 x 5.21 max (23'8 x 17'1 max )

The lounge has been neutrally decorated with panelled walls, engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating. The room boasts a gas wood burning effect stove with locally carved sandstone fire surround and a stunning oak staircase rising into the double height vaulted gallery. Dual aspect windows allow natural light to flow throughout the space and door provide access to the courtyard.


3.64 x 4.23 (11'11 x 13'10 )

The snug is a great addition to the property and is versatile for use. It has been neutrally decorated with painted walls and fitted with green slate flooring with underfloor heating. The room boast a feature wood burning stove and covings.

Boot Room

2.57 x 1.85 (8'5 x 6'0 )

The boot room is a great addition and ideal for storage and has been fitted with green slate flooring.

Utility Room / WC

2.15 x 2.62 (7'0 x 8'7 )

The utility/WC has been fitted with green slate flooring, a wall hung WC, vanity sink, there is also work surfaces and plumbing for a washing machine. There is also a large storage cupboard with laundry chute.

Kitchen Diner

7.88 x 6.48 (25'10 x 21'3 )

The kitchen diner has been fitted with white hand painted solid wood wall, base and larder units, a fitted dresser and granite work surfaces with central island and . The integrated appliances include a dishwasher, wine fridge, Bosch microwave and Belfast sink. There is also an AGA multi fuel three module cooker with black subway brick tile effect splashback and locally carved sandstone surround. The room has been finished with green slate flooring with underfloor heating. There is ample space for a large dining suite and the room enjoys a garden outlook from the triple aspect windows.

Gallery Landing

3.51 x 4.82 overall (11'6 x 15'9 overall )

A dual sided gallery landing with oak beams and velux roof windows.


7.64 x 1.50 (25'0 x 4'11 )

Vaulted ceiling with four front facing windows.

Master Bedroom

4.33 x 4.69 (14'2 x 15'4 )

The master bedroom is a generous size and has been tastefully decorated with cream carpeting and boasts dual aspect windows, feature oak beams and vaulted ceiling.

Ensuite Shower Room with Sauna

3.02 x 1.66 (9'10 x 5'5 )

The shower room has been fitted with grey porcelain floor tiles and a three piece suite comprising of an oak effect vanity unit with marble effect worktop, WC and a shower enclosure. There is also a built in sauna which is an amazing feature to the property.

Bedroom Two

3.93 x 4.25 (12'10 x 13'11 )

The second bedroom is a generous size and has been neutrally decorated with white painted walls, grey carpeting and dual aspect windows.

Bedroom Three

3.24 x 2.96 plus built in wardrobes (10'7 x 9'8

The third bedroom has been neutrally decorated and fitted with grey carpeting, cream shaker style wardrobes and boasts a feature window and oak beams.

Bedroom Four

3.18 x 3.02 plus built in wardrobes (10'5 x 9'10

The fourth bedroom has been tastefully decorated and fitted with matt cashmere shaker style built in wardrobes and drawers. The room also boasts oak beams and a feature window.


4.03 x 2.17 (13'2 x 7'1 )

The bathroom has been fitted with marble effect porcelain tiles to both the walls and floor. The six piece suite comprising of a high level traditional WC, twin vanity basins with LED mirrors, bidet and a freestanding bath with chrome floor standing mixer taps and a separate walk-in shower.

Separate Annex

Open Plan Kitchen Living

5.45 x 3.58 (17'10 x 11'8 )

The kitchen living has been tastefully decorated with a feature stone wall, gas wood burning effect stove, oak beam vaulted ceilings and benefits underfloor heating. The kitchen has been fitted with cream gloss wall and base units with solid oak work surfaces. The integrated appliances include a single oven, microwave, slimline dishwasher, electric hob and extractor fan.

Cinema Room

6.33 x 3.59 (20'9 x 11'9 )

A full projection system with surround sound and electric Lutron blinds. The room also has the potential to be converted into two seperate bedrooms making this into a two bedroom self-contained annex.

Shower Room

1.41 x 2.31 (4'7 x 7'6 )

The shower room has been fitted with a three piece suite comprising of a vanity sink with WC and a shower with a rainfall shower attachment.

Attached Garage

5.52 x 5.40 (18'1 x 17'8 )

The attached garage has an electric up and over garage door, underfloor heating and a mezzanine floor with storage. There is also a side door which provides access to a side path.

Detached Summer House

6.26 x 3.31 (20'6 x 10'10 )

Currently used as dog grooming parlor with water, electric and seperate drive access.


From the house there is a quaint courtyard area running the width of the house and annex. The courtyard flows seamlessly in to the walled garden which features lawn, pathways and timber gazebo. A part glazed potting shed is an excellent addition for any keen gardener. To the end of the walled garden there is access to the secondary driveway and summerhouse. A second lawned garden rises in to a woodland pathway leading around the perimeter of the garden boasting an outstanding outlook in to the Abbey valley and surrounding hills. The substantial gardens are of a quintessential and immersive country house style which provide a private haven for all the family.

Smart Home Technology

Whilst the home boasts a wealth of period charm there is also a wealth of smart home technology which can be controlled either by tablet, smartphone or manually if preferred. This includes; state of the art CCTV and alarm system, underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, annex and bathrooms. Surround sound throughout the home which can be controlled by zone, TV's and blinds.

01229 825333

Corrie and Co Ltd - Barrow

68-70 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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