Ford Park House

Our second Grade Two listed building is a beauty. Perfectly proportioned by Victorian architects and ripe for rejuvenation to its former eminence as a residential estate.

Secluded, peaceful and surrounded by nature’s best. The grounds connect to the thriving Ford Park community with its wild meadow projects, gardens and cafe which regularly hosts dinners and cultural evenings. 

Originally built between 1857-60 for the son of Montague Ainslie who owned Grizedale Hall and the estate near Hawkshead and in 1942 the Ministry of Defence took over the estate to house the US army. In 1948 the site was sold to the county council for use as a school. Many of Ulverston’s present generations were taught in the rooms and grounds of Ford Park.

Lind Studio worked to refine the previously approved design for an extension containing 2 apartments with a focus on echoing the form of the existing building, and, in line with modern needs convert the existing building into 7 self contained apartments. The interiors will retain period features such as timber joists, covings and floor tiles while contemporary timber details and subtle, high-end finishes throughout balance the historical tone to deliver a unique contemporary residence.