Property Details

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  • 1st Floor Apartment - 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Reception - 1 Bathroom
  • Edge of village location
  • Superb views over the River Leven
  • 3 covered Balconies
  • Sought after development
  • Set in the Lake District National Park
  • Beautifully presented
  • 1 Parking Space.
  • Ultrafast Broadband speed 1000 mbps available*

Description Stylish and distinctive, ‘The Ironworks’ is perhaps the stand-out development of new accommodation within the Lake District National Park in recent years. It is rare to find new Apartments which are not subject to a local occupancy restriction within the National Park, but these stylish homes can be lived in, holiday let, long term let or enjoyed simply as the perfect "lock up and leave" weekend retreat.

The Apartment itself internally is stylishly designed and finished, full of ‘mod cons’, with all of the comforts that 21st century living demands and includes electric heating, secure video entry system and up to the minute kitchen appliances. The décor is modern, neutral and tasteful with additions such as the ‘Luxaflex’ window blinds which are discreet and tuck away unnoticed when raised, provide warmth and privacy in winter and dappled shade in summer, which gives an idea of the level of thought, care and quality that has gone into this property.

There are no fewer than three covered Balconies (two are South-East facing) and from all the rear windows there are impressive views over the River Leven and the occasional kayaking or rafting group.

The property has the feel of a high end ski lodge mixed with modern city loft apartment – very appealing!
Entered via a Communal Hall and flight of stairs to the First Floor, the private entrance door opens into the Hallway which is light and bright with useful storage cupboard, engineered oak flooring and glazed door to one of the three Balconies. This Balcony provides a beautiful view over the river and being covered it is an excellent spot to enjoy whatever the weather. From the Hallway doors lead to all rooms.

The Open-Plan Lounge/Dining/Kitchen Area is ‘L’ shaped and light. The moment you enter the room you cannot fail to notice the very impressive view of the River Leven – simply awesome! The second Balcony is accessed from here, again protected by glass balustrades – a super spot to enjoy a morning coffee or evening drink. The Kitchen is well equipped and furnished with a range of sleek, ‘pale grey’ wall and base cabinets with white, quartz work-surface and inset sink. A range of integrated ‘Bosch’ appliances including dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric oven, induction hob and fridge/freezer. There is a clever ‘Dining Nook’ which has windows to two sides and makes a cosy Dining Area and the most of the river view too. Recessed ceiling spot lights, ceiling extractor and a continuation of the attractive engineered oak flooring.

The Bedroom is a well proportioned double with fitted wardrobe, recessed ceiling spot lights and Balcony with lovely aspect to ‘The Heights’. The Bathroom has a floor to ceiling frosted window, recessed ceiling spot lights and tiled floor. The modern white suite comprises wall mounted wash hand basin, WC with concealed cistern and bath with shower over.

Outside there are well presented Communal Grounds, Communal Bike Store and a designated Parking Space for one car plus Visitor Parking.

Location This wonderful Apartment is situated in the popular Lakeland Village of Backbarrow, approx 1 mile from Newby Bridge and the foot of Lake Windermere. The property is well placed for access to all of the amenities of the Lake District National Park as well as the Furness Area and the M6 Motorway at Junction 36.

The backdrop is formed by the historic Ironworks, with evidence of this bygone industrial age still evident within the site. Backbarrow is now by comparison something of a quiet backwater, and this Apartment is a place of peace and tranquility. True, you can still sit and admire the steam trains passing to and fro from Haverthwaite from time to time, harking back to a different era, but the overriding feeling as you gaze out onto the River Leven is now one of restfulness.

From the South follow the A590 past Newby Bridge taking the second right into Backbarrow. Go past the Whitewater Hotel and Leisure Club and shortly after you will see this distinctive development on your left hand side. On entering The Ironworks you will find number 10 in the middle section to the right.

Accommodation (with approximate measurements)

Shared Entrance Hall

Private Entrance Hall with Balcony off 10’3 x 5’10" (3.13m x 1.77m)

Open-Plan Louge/Dining/Kitchen 17′ 11" max x 17′ 1" max (5.46m x 5.21m) with Balcony off 9’3" 5’5" (2.81m x 1.64m)

Bedroom 13′ 9" x 10′ 5" (4.19m x 3.18m) with Balcony off 10’7" x 5’7" (3.23m x 1.70m)


Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Electric remote controlled heating to radiators.

Tenure: Leasehold. Subject to the remainder of a 999 year lease dated 1.1.2018. Vacant possession upon completion.
No upper chain.

*Checked on 02.02.24 not verified

Management Charges: Ground Rent: £175 / year (£87.50 every six months)
Ground Rent review: 1 Jan 2028 and every 10 years (RPI adjusted)
Service Charge: paid quarterly / currently £313.50 every quarter
Reserve Fund: paid quarterly / currently £35.72 every quarter
Building Insurance: paid quarterly / currently £116.19 every quarter

Business Rates: £1600.00 – This property currently receives Small Business Rate Relief.
Council Tax – previously Band B. Westmorland and Furness Council.

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the Grange Office.


Energy Performance Certificate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.

Rental Potential: If you were to purchase this property for residential lettings we estimate it has the potential to achieve £750 – £775 per calendar month. For further information and our terms and conditions please contact our Grange Office.

Holiday Letting: Recently let through The Travel Chapter Ltd ( from June 2020. Financial statements are available to those interested once viewed.

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Floorplan 10 Ironworks, Ironworks Road, Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8RF




Contact the Grange-Over-Sands Office or call on: 015395 32301
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