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Backbarrow Ironworks - no longer available

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  • River Leven
  • Building in progress
  • Overlooking The River Leven
  • Spectacular views
  • The Foundry House - page 1
  • The Foundry House - page 2
  • The River Leven
River Leven

The Property

The historic former ironworks at Backbarrow, where Isaac Wilkinson (of Wilkinson Sword) was ironmaster in 1735 is being transformed into a unique residential and commercial development. Located at the southern end of Lake Windermere the site is set between the Lakeside to Haverthwaite steam railway and the River Leven. Parts of the site containing some of the old steam engines and the original blast furnace stack remain a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The “Ironworks” is a unique development of eighteen mews style, live/work houses constructed on the banks of the river in the heart of the Lake District National Park. All the houses are different and provide two, three, four and five bedroomed accommodation, constructed and fitted out to the highest standard using contemporary building materials allied to traditional Lakeland stone and slate. The ground floor of each unit provides first class workspace with living accommodation above. Seventeen of the eighteen houses in the first phase of development are constructed on the riverbank and have balconies overlooking the River Leven and the Cumbrian fells beyond. Principal rooms are wired for the receipt of Bang and Olufsen equipment, bathrooms have sanitary ware by Villeroy and Boch and kitchens are custom designed to individual specifications. This is an exclusive development in one of the most sought after residential areas in the U.K.

The Place

Backbarrow is situated off the A590 near Newby Bridge at the southern end of Lake Windermere. Although firmly within the National Park the site is easily accessible via the national motorway network. Junction 36 of the M6 is eleven miles away. The cities of Preston, Liverpool and Manchester are within easy reach. Manchester International Airport is ninety miles away, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is ninety-eight miles away and Blackpool International Airport is seventy-four miles distant. Backbarrow is within walking distance of Lake Windermere and there are endless opportunities to walk, ride or drive through some of the Lake District’s prettiest villages and beautiful countryside. The River Leven flows out of Lake Windermere and is one of the most idyllic rivers in England running through spectacular Lakeland scenery to the sea at Morecambe Bay. It is one of the premier angling rivers in the country and boasts a wide variety of wildlife. Otters are often seen playing in the river.
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Year Built: 2007
Address: Lake Distrct National Park
City: Ulverston
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA12

The Pitch

The Ironworks is a unique development of new build luxury residential accommodation combined with first class workspace in a stunning Lake District National Park riverside setting. The site is of major historical importance and the strict planning controls operating within the National Park probably means that this is likely to be one of the last chances to acquire new residential property in the Lake District. In addition to the residential elements of the scheme, two new office buildings are being constructed together with craft workshops and studios to create a vibrant and sustainable community combining living space with workspace in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The development is likely to appeal to all those business owners, company directors or employees who yearn to work from home, whilst maintaining the Lake District lifestyle of a superb natural environment combined with outdoor activities and pursuits. We are bringing city centre living to the heart of the Lake District.

The Price

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