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Ashlack Hall lies at the head of a valley, which runs westward to the Duddon Estuary in the Furness peninsular in south west Cumbria. It sits facing the sun in the south like a man nestling in an armchair before a fire. Its grounds are well timbered and it is surrounded by four substantial stone buildings.

It is a curious looking house; obviously old, also stone built with sandstone mullioned windows. It is squat and strong, supporting eight disproportionately large chimneys. it is cruciform with its four wings roughly as the compass, the north wing being truncated. Amongst the gardens surrounding the house is a walled garden with a massive north wall measuring 5 feet at the base and 14 feet high. The house is quite large, and whilst not precisely grand, it is definitely a property with attitude.

Abridged exert taken from “Ashlack; The History of a small Cumbrian Estate” by Mark Keegan, published by the History of Kirkby Group. ISBN 978-0-9556662-0-9