Guide Price £750,000
Nibthwaite Mills, Nibthwaite, Ulverston, LA12 8DE
Located in the Lake District National Park, on the banks of the River Crake, just 1 mile away from Coniston Water, this 18th century former iron furnace and bobbin mill has been sympathetically converted to create an impressive and charming 4 bedroom home.
Located in the Lake District National Park, on the banks of the River Crake, just 1 mile away from Coniston Water, this 18th century former iron furnace and bobbin mill has been sympathetically converted to create an impressive and charming 4 bedroom home. Established as an iron furnace in 1736, Nibthwaite Mills has a rich industrial history in the area until the end of the Second World War. It was then acquired in a derelict state in the 1980s and underwent a complete renovation and reconfiguration to create a beautiful home designed to enhance the wealth of original features, charming aesthetics and lovely views. The present owners took over around 12 years ago after searching for a tranquil holiday retreat; they fell in love with the picture perfect location and Nibthwaite Mills' own 140m mill pond. The property has since been further updated to include a new kitchen, bathrooms and roof to both the house and garage. Along with the spacious accommodation that includes a kitchen with adjoining dining room and large living room, there are four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large cellar running the length of the original mill which is great for storage and houses the original furnace. The terraced gardens run down to the mill pond and river, offering a selection of private and unique seating areas from which to enjoy this one of a kind, secluded setting. The 150 metres of river frontage also benefits from fishing rights from the private banking that stretches between the river and the delightful mill pond.
Low Nibthwaite is a small rural community located on a private access lane off the East of Lake Road that runs alongside Coniston Water, famous for its connections with Donald Campbell, Arthur Ransome and John Ruskin. Just under a mile south of Coniston Water, it lies in the Crake Valley, a lovely peaceful , quiet and unspoilt area of the South Lakes. Charcoal House along with others in the little hamlet of Low Nibthwaite all served the iron smelting furnace at Nibthwaite Mills. The property overlooks the River Crake below and Coniston Old Man can be seen from the sitting room balcony. Readily accessible to the central lakes, the location is convenient for the market town of Ulverston (15 mins), the A590 trunk route leading to Kendal and the M6, and fast trains from Oxenholme (Kendal) reach London in 2½ hours.
The private drive leads onto a slate chipped parking area for two vehicles, continuing down to the attached single garage and cellar. The steps across the drive leads to a low maintenance area also owned by Nibthwaite Mills.
The entrance door opens into a useful entrance porch with practical tiled floors. Setting the tone for this Grade II* listed home, glazed windows look down to the lower ground floor bedroom giving a glimpse of a large exposed stone wall and archway that was formerly the access for the carriages delivering charcoal to the furnace.
The master bedroom is located on the ground floor, a neatly presented space with views over the rear and a contemporary ensuite bathroom which has a separate large shower, Kohler Jacuzzi large sized bath and has extensive custom built-in storage and is finished with natural tiling to the floors and walls. The staircase continues down to the lower ground floor to the remaining three bedrooms. Bedroom 2, as seen from the entrance hall, features the original stone archway which makes for a striking feature. There is also a single bedroom with views over the rear presently utilised as a study and a final double bedroom offering its own unique charm with an exposed stone wall and rear views. The contemporary bathroom is again finished with natural tiling to the floors and walls and includes a bath with shower over.
The private grounds of Nibthwaite Mills are a secluded haven that naturally attracts the local wildlife in abundance. Hidden seating areas are found across the gardens, interconnected by wrought iron bridges and steps that extend across to the mill pond to a raised patio above the River Crake. This is a great spot to make the most of the fishing rights or you can take a stroll down the private banking that runs between the mill pond and river down to a private lock. The elevated decked terrace accessed from the dining area is the perfect vantage point to take in these stunning surrounds, with the gentle sounds of the river adding to the relaxing aesthetics. The natural shrubbery planting of the garden creates relatively low maintenance spaces ideal for those looking for a second home. Practically, there is parking for 3 vehicles on the drive that extends down to the attached single garage. Steps from within the garage lead down to the large cellar that runs the length of the original house. This is a great space for storage and also houses the original furnace of the mill.
Directions From the south turn off the A590 at Greenodd and proceed north on the A5902 for approximately 2 miles fork right towards Lowick/Coniston on the A5084 until you reach a small cross roads at Lowick Bridge. Turn immediate right (The Red Lion Inn is visible on the left) then turn immediately left over the river and continue north for approximately 1 mile, turn left at the red post box in the wall, the road is sign posted "Private Road" and Nibthwaite Mills is located second on the right. (Approximately 5 minutes drive from A590).
From the Ambleside area drive South to Coniston Village and follow the A5084 to Lowick Bridge cross roads-turn left over the bridge and then follow the direction up the East of Lake road..
Services Mains Water & Electric
Private Septic Tank Drainage
Economy 7 Electric Heating
Council Tax G
- Grade II* Listed Converted Mill
- Exposed Stone Walls
- 4 Bedrooms
- 18th Century Former Iron Furnace and Bobbin Mill
- 150m River Frontage
- Fishing Rights from the Private Banking
- 140m Private Mill Pond