Laverock How
Laverock How, Ponsonby, Seascale, CA20 1BY
A truly unique property offering an idyllic country lifestyle comprising a charming 4 bedroom detached house benefitting from oil fired central heating and uPVC double glazing throughout, traditional stone outbuildings, 32.07 acres of good quality grazing and mowing land together with arena.
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Location Laverock How is located on an elevated site in a secluded rural location on the edge of the Lake District National Park and affords stunning uninterrupted views and magnificent night time dark sky environment.

The property is located approximately 6 miles North of Seascale, 12 miles South East of Whitehaven and 20 miles South of Cockermouth.

Directions From Whitehaven follow the A595 heading South for approximately 9.2 miles, turn left when signposted Ponsonby (signposted a no through road) and continue on this road approximately 1 mile then turn left over the timber bridge and continue up the access track to the property.

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Description An excellent equestrian smallholding extending to 34.47 acres (13.95ha) in total with good quality grazing/mowing land and mature woodland with surrounding a stretch of Birrel Syke.

The farmhouse offers spacious accommodation and benefits from oil fired central heating throughout with underfloor to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor, windows are uPVC double glazed. The property affords many original features including exposed beams, and timber lintels.

The traditional stone outbuildings are of excellent quality with a mixture of slate and asbestos cement roof coverings.

To the rear of the steading is an outdoor arena with floodlighting.

Hall/Utility Room 14'9" x 7'9" (4.5m x 2.36m). Door to front elevation, vinyl floor covering, double bowl Belfast style sink with mixer tap, fitted base units and full height unit, plumbing and space for washing machine, window to rear elevation, boiler for central heating and hot water, ceiling light fitting, exposed beams, display alcoves.

Dining Room 14'5" x 12'2". (4.4m x 3.7m.). Wood burning stove on mantel hearth, engineered oak timber floor, window to front elevation, exposed beams, ceiling light fitting, stone arch leading to the kitchen.

Kitchen 12'10" x 9'10" (3.9m x 3m). Fitted base units, worktop with 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap, Rangemaster range with gas hob and electric ovens, flagged floor, spotlight fitting, exposed beams, plumbing and space for dishwasher, door and window to rear elevation.

Inner Hall Door to front elevation, ceiling light fitting, exposed beams, timber floor, stairs to first floor with understairs cupboard.

Lounge 16'3" x 14'9" (4.95m x 4.5m). Wood burning stove on marble hearth, window to front elevation, ceiling and wall light fitting, window to front elevation, television aerial socket, exposed beams (one with date of 1701) and ceiling hooks.

Pantry 10'10" x 3.00 (3.3m x 3.00). Stone sconces, vinyl floor covering, windows to side and rear elevations, ceiling light fitting, space for fridge freezer.

First Floor Stone stairs with timber boards laid over leading to half landing with window to rear elevation and wall light fitting.

Landing Timber balustrade, ceiling light fitting, exposed beam, Velux window.

Bathroom 13' x 10' (3.96m x 3.05m). Sloping ceiling, exposed beams, bath, wash hand basin in vanity unit with built in cupboards, WC, Velux window, electric shaver point, wall light and mirror, heated towel rail, vinyl floor covering.

Bedroom 1 12'4" x 14'11" (3.76m x 4.55m). mast Bedroom with Ensuite shower Room and Office/Dressing Room bedroom with window to front elevation, exposed beams and timber lintels, former fireplace, radiator.

Office/Dresing Room 7'9" x 14'11" (2.36m x 4.55m). Built in cupboards with hot water cylinder and airing cupboard, window to rear elevation, exposed beams, radiator, ceiling hatch leading to boarded storage area.

Ensuite Shower Room 7'5" x 7'1" (2.26m x 2.16m). WC, wash hand basin, shower cubicle with mains shower, heated towel rail, wall light and electric shaver point, vinyl floor covering, window to front elevation, fitted blind.

Bedroom 2 11'8" x 9'2" (3.56m x 2.8m). Double bedroom with window to front elevation, exposed lintel, ceiling light fitting, radiator.

Bedroom 3 10'8" x 15'7" (3.25m x 4.75m). Double bedroom with window to front elevation, radiator, ceiling light fitting.

Bedroom 4 12'10" x 10'. (3.9m x 3.05m.). Double bedroom with sloping ceiling and exposed beam, Velux window, radiator, spotlight fitting.

Services The property benefits from mains electricity. Water is via a borehole. The property also benefits from a 4G aerial which provides an average internet speed of 35MB.

Drainage is to a septic tank located adjacent to the hardcore winter turn out area which then feeds to a soakaway in the nearby field. Please note no formal investigation has been carried out as to the operation of the septic tank, this may not meet the current General Binding Rules 2020 and the property is being sold on this basis.

Outside To the front of the property is a large cobbled yard providing ample car parking.

To the side of the house is a raised flagged patio area with steps leading up to the rear garden which is laid to lawn with mature trees and a vegetable plot area.

There is a stone built outside WC with slate roof covering located in the rear area. The electric meter is located within the building.

Outbuildings There is a range of single storey stone built outbuilding with slate roof covering which is felted internally. This fronts onto the access track which comprises:

Dog Shed

4.05m x 1.90m. Concrete floor, electric light, side door to external dog run with concrete floor and post and wire fence and gate.

Tack Room

2.42m x 4.05m. Concrete floor, electric light and power.


3.95m x 3.15m. Concrete floor, electric light and power, clothes pully.

A large two storey stone barn with asbestos cement roof covering faces into the front cobbled yard and comprises of:


4.70m x 2.80m. Concrete floor, lofted above with boarded ceiling, electric light and power, borehole water equipment.

Stone Barn

11.55m x 4.69m. Used for three loose boxes, concrete floor, open lofted area above aforementioned store, doors to both front and rear elevation, electric light and power.

To the side of this two storey stone barn is another single storey stone built range with slate roof covering again felted internally comprising:

Stable 1

3.75m x 4.85m. Concrete floor, electric light, side door.

Stable 2

3.75m x 4.85m. Concrete floor, electric light and power.

There is a further large two storey stone barn with part asbestos cement and part slate roof covering. This barn has a date stone of 1791.

Sheep Shed/Former Byre

6.50m x 5.85m. Concrete floor, lofted above, electric light and power, door to both elevations.


6.50m x 2.75m. Concrete floor, block internal dividing wall, electric light and power, 20amp welder socket, double doors.


6.50 x 4.20m. Concrete floor, block diving wall, electric light and power.

Log Store

5.65m x 5.45m. Concrete floor, electric light and power.

The lofted area of this stone outbuilding is accessed via stone steps on the gable end and a ramped vehicular access on the rear elevation. The floor of the main room is reinforced as capable of holding vehicles.

Room 1/Workshop

5.65m x 5.45m. Electric light and power.

Room2 /Main Loft

6.50m x 13.40m. Electric light and power.

Equestrian Facilities Alongside the dog run and access track is a turnout area. There is a further hardcore winter turnout area with a mixture of post and wire and post and rail fences with a concrete feed base and concrete panel midden.

Outdoor Arena

45m x 30m. Cross drained with geotextile – limestone- permeable membrane and carpet fibre with silica sand base. Post and rail fences with eight floodlights.

The Land The land extends in total to 32.07 acres (12.98ha) and includes to 9.41 acres (3.81ha) of grazable woodland on the banks of the Birrel Syke. Within Field No. 11 is a Wild Area with pond which is a well established habitat for wildlife.

The boundaries are in good stock proof order. The owner has the benefit of a right of way along the track from Field 12.

Viewings Viewing is strictly by appointment only, please contact us on 01228 406260 to arrange an appointment.


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