Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Large house, Ulverston, Cumbria

I don't usually pick terraced houses for 'Wreck..'. Particularly ones with small (ish) gardens. But this is such a handsome house - and I hate to see an abandoned home.
Five-bedroomed Georgian-style beauty across four floors, plus cellars. Bags of space to spread a family around and lots of renovation potential.
Obviously after the old lady left-behinds have been cleared. Most rooms are currently packed with junk and bric-a-brac, but also fabulous period details such as original plasterwork and wooden shuttered windows on the ground floor:

I'm going to digress momentarily. How does a home end up on the market like this? Didn't a family once fill those five bedrooms? Couldn't they have sorted their mum's stuff and made sure she was warm (cheap heaters in the rooms) and looked after?
Anyway, back to Sycamore Avenue. At the back is a shared yard leading to the house's own garden - overgrown but a reasonable, enclosed space.

It's in a very pretty location in the Dragley Beck area, on the edge of the Cumbrian market town of Ulverston. The house is on the market through Poole Townsend, at £210k. More details here.