Nr Bouth LA12 8HU
At A Glance
• Small Lakeland Estate
• Grade II Listed Country House
• 4 Reception Rooms and 6 Bedrooms
• 4 Bedroom Cottage
• Extensive Outbuildings
• 36 Acres of Gardens, Grounds and Woodlands
• Southerly Aspect and Estuary Views
• Close to Village Services and Country Pub
Underfield, Nr. Bouth, LA12 8HU
After being chosen by the current owners 10 years ago the Underfield Estate has gone through a significant and comprehensive refurbishment, not only in the
house and outbuildings but in the extensive gardens and grounds which have been returned to former glories. A stunning Grade II Listed country house is the
centrepiece of the estate together with a 17th Century cottage, extensive range of outbuildings and varied land and gardens which include formal areas,
productive kitchen garden, tennis court and acres of bluebell woods.
This is a family home on a small Lakeland estate that delivers on so many fronts and never fails to impress. The main house has been comprehensively
refurbished in recent years, sympathetically to it’s period but bringing in the highest quality fittings and finishes. The sensible proportions of the house create a
special feel and a wonderful home for entertaining with lovely reception rooms, excellent kitchen, 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom family accommodation on the
first floor and 2 bedroom guest suite with shower room on the upper floor.
The house also incorporates plenty of utility space, fabulous cinema room, snooker room and an extensive range of outbuildings for garaging, machinery
store, fuel store and the original stabling should anybody want to keep horses or ponies on the adjacent field. The 4 bedroom cottage is the oldest building
on the estate, dating from 1649 and provides a home of character for family, guests or a worthwhile letting income.
Underfield has almost 36 acres of gardens, grounds and woodland, including a grazing field of 8 acres, ideal for horses or ponies. The gardens to Underfield
are a stunning feature and their position just above the estuary with a wide sunny Southerly aspect, creating a mild microclimate that encourages an
impressive display of rhododendrons, azaleas and non native trees including a sweeping driveway lined by Chilean pines from South America, better known
as monkey puzzles. An award winning country pub is only a mile stroll away into pretty Bouth village and Greenodd village which is 5 minutes drive has a
butcher, baker, Post Office and doctor whilst the historic market town of Ulverston with an array of service shops and Booths supermarket is only 10
minutes drive. The A590 trunk road can take you straight to the M6 in a short time whilst a series of quiet B roads lead from the house right into the heart
of the Lake District National Park.
After being kept in the same military family ownership for several generations, this is only the second time Underfield has become available to purchase by
anyone seeking a fine, welcoming country home and estate.
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Front Entrance, Reception and Dining Hall
An elegant reception room with oak floor and period fire surround with
ornate open half hob basket. There are fitted alcoves, with shelving, drinks
cupboard and cutlery drawers. A shuttered double window looks out
over the gardens towards the estuary. Throughout the property sash
windows have been retained and fully refurbished by Ventrolla.
The original staircase is a beautiful feature of the central hall, which is
finished with oak flooring and arch detailing.
A comfortable, smaller living room at the front of the house overlooking
the gardens, with a shuttered double window, hand finished wall panelling
and built-in bookcase creating an inviting room with the feature of an
attractive scrolled fire surround with open grate.
A cosy room at the rear of the house overlooking a courtyard with
window seats and a splendid cast fire range, with coal effect gas fire inset.
A separate door to the boot room and rear entrance.
Completely redesigned and refitted to be in keeping with the style of the
property by Mark Wilkinson. Every facility is catered for within the hand
painted kitchen, which is finished with quality granite worktops and
incorporates a dresser unit, plate rack, double Belfast sink, double stainless
steel sink with filter for drinking water, 5-burner Falcon gas stove,
dishwasher, Miele coffee machine and microwave, fridge, freezer and full
height double pantry cupboard.
This is a superb Victorian room with windows on two sides providing plenty
of light across the French block oak floor. Carefully designed and illuminated
glazed display cabinet and a fine stone fire surround with fire basket.
A facility on the ground floor finished with a tile floor and providing
pedestal washbasin and WC.
Laundry and Utility Space
Two useful rooms with panelling to dado, fitted Belfast sink and plumbing
for washing machine.
To the rear of the house is an annexe of two rooms which has previously
been used as staff accommodation and is currently a hobby and games
area. There is also access to a useful cellar room. This annexe area is a
versatile free space, which could be used as an office or incorporated into
the main accommodation. There are also plans drawn and planning
consent obtained for conversion and enlargement of this area as an
indoor swimming pool.
This is an excellent wet entrance for dogs and boots, leading off the rear
courtyard and garaging with plenty of space for shoes, boots and coats.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The landing on the first floor of Underfield is a delightful feature, with almost
a full width view of the house and a series of moulded arches. This first floor
offers 4 good family bedrooms, all on the same level with 3 full bathrooms.
The landing opens into a study area which is neatly planned out and with
a series of bookcases to two walls, together with a window seat looking
out over the rear courtyard and parkland.
Master Bedroom Suite
The master suite in the Victorian section of the house is a lovely private
space enjoying some of the best views over the gardens towards the
estuary and with the luxury of a large bedroom, adjacent dressing room
and high quality bathroom. The bedroom has three good windows
looking out over the gardens and the adjacent dressing room is a
generous space to the rear. Adjoining the dressing room is a superb
master bathroom, completed with hand painted finishes and a luxurious
imported French suite, which comprises a large walk-in shower, high flush
WC, French style wash basin and a splendid steel enamel slipper bath.
Bedrooms 3 and 4
Two double family bedrooms at the front of the house each enjoying
South facing views of the gardens.
A high quality bathroom suite with stylish decorative finishes, comprising a
roll-top bath with claw and ball feet, wide shower cabinet, WC and pedestal
A large double bedroom which enjoys a good view towards the estuary and
has a taller beamed ceiling and a generous en-suite facility. The adjacent
bathroom is finished with a wide walk-in shower area, WC, panelled bath and
contemporary glass wash basin.
SECOND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The second floor opens onto a spacious landing area with excellent built-in
storage cupboards and offers an excellent facility as a separate guest suite.
Bedrooms 5 and 6
Two adjacent double bedrooms each with gable windows looking out over
Guest Shower Room
A good sized facility adjacent to bedrooms 5 and 6, fitted out with WC, pedestal
washbasin, wide walk-in shower cabinet and a range of fixed cupboards.
A versatile space for a number of uses on the second floor, as a hobby room,
music room or a quiet area for homework.
This is a wonderful modern facility fitted carefully into this beautiful period
building. It is an excellent facility for family, friends and relatives although the
space could also be utilised as a large open office or playroom if required.
Underfield Cottage has a date stone of 1649 and exudes character with an
Inglenook fireplace, flagged floor, panel walling, mullioned windows and oak beams
and is an idea facility for those wanting family close by but with their own
accommodation or it currently receives a worthwhile income from holiday letting.
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
A room with plenty of character having a multi-fuel stove set in a deep Inglenook
fireplace with flagged floor, unusual high level original cupboards and window
seats add to the charm.
Separated from the sitting room with panelled walling, the dining room has oak
plank flooring and a beamed ceiling.
This space is fitted out with a range of modern floor/wall cabinets and worktops
and with a good range of equipment including dishwasher, double oven, hob and
dresser and shelved larder. There is plenty of space for a breakfast table.
A generous space at the rear of the cottage also doubling as a very useful wet
entrance for pets and boots with a flagged floor, Belfast sink and an oil fired
central heating boiler.
Pedestal washbasin and WC.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The old oak doors have been retained and many of the rooms have the original
A double bedroom with oak walling.
A large South facing double bedroom with a large stone fire opening.
A smaller double bedroom in the centre of the cottage, also enjoying a Southerly aspect.
A good sized single bedroom with views over pastureland.
Fitted with a 3-piece white suite WC, pedestal wash basin and panelled bath with
The outbuildings to Underfield are an important factor in the enjoyment and use
of the house to its fullest. Some out buildings link Underfield with the Cottage
and were formerly farm buildings and stables and there is a further coach house
and garage block to the rear courtyard.
Workshop and Log Store
A very useful space with access from the rear courtyard and the front garden
and parking area. Currently partitioned for a log area, this is a very versatile space
for a number of uses.
This wonderful facility has been created within the loft area above the workshop
and is accessed from a fixed staircase. It is an enjoyable peaceful space away
from the main accommodation.
This is accessed through double doors from the driveway and parking area and
also has the facility of a loft space above.
Currently used as an extensive wood store, the original stables are still in place
with brick-set floor and this area has a loft room above. This remains an excellent
facility for anybody wishing to keep horses or ponies on the adjacent 8 acre field.
This detached stone built block is to the rear of the house and approached by
the secondary driveway. The building is currently utilised as a generous sized
double garage and workshop, loft space, machinery and tractor store, with
adjoining gardeners room.
The property is approached by a main and secondary driveway and with
separate parking and car port at the rear of the cottage, not intruding on the
Gardens and Grounds
These are an outstanding feature of Underfield, providing a setting of privacy, a sense of peace and great natural beauty.
The gardens are well noted in the locality and comprise of a very wide range of specimen Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Maples and Acers. Often referred to as having its own microclimate with warmth from the Gulf Stream and shelter of the
wooded setting, the gardens flourish through spring and summer. Exotic specimens and non-native trees sit alongside natural features.
There is a delightful stream which flows through the garden in a series of falls, into a large pond. Beneath the main lawn area is a very sheltered and productive kitchen garden which includes fruit trees, vegetable beds, soft fruit bushes and a fig
tree. An unusual and original Victorian sunken greenhouse houses a productive vine and lemon tree.
A tennis court has been developed just off the rear driveway, screened from the house but making an excellent facility for all ages.
The gardens and grounds of Underfield extend to almost 36 acres in total and outside the formal garden areas there is some fine mixed woodland, established for many years with a spring carpet of bluebells and mature birch, oak, beech and
sycamore trees. The woodland is home to a host of wildlife and birdlife in and amongst the series of clearings and small meadows.
The parkland grazing field lies between the second driveway and the minor road to Tottlebank and extends to some 7.90 acres and offers an excellent opportunity of those wanting to keep a selection of animals or ideal for horse or pony.
Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the floor plans contained here, measurements of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and no responsibility is taken for any error, omission or mis-statement. These plans are for representation purposes only as defined by RICS Code of Measuring
Practice and should be used as such by any prospective purchaser. The services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by Fine & Country and no guarantee as to their operating ability or their efficiency can be given.
Travelling on the A590 West from Newby Bridge towards
Ulverston. Continue through two sections of dual carriage way
and past the Rusland Pool Hotel on your right. Towards the end
of the straight, turn right onto the lane signposted Bouth. Follow
the lane around to the left and the main driveway to Underfield is
the first opening on the left, approached through an electronically
operated gate onto the sweeping tree lined driveway.
Vacant possession on completion
Mains electricity. Private drainage. Private water from a spring fed
source and a borehole system. Oil fired central heating with
separate systems for both main house and cottage. Bottled gas
supply for cooking and breakfast room fire.