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Raise Cottage, Dunmail Raise, Grasmere, Cumbria

Sold STC £295,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A substantial detached former farmhouse, currently used as a 38 bed Climbing Club Hostel together with three acres of land, occupying a stunning location between Grasmere and Thirlmere with superb views. Energy Rating: D.

This historic stone and slate built former farmhouse was bought by Grasmere Urban Council in 1904 for use as a hospital and subsequently sold to the Lancaster Diocese in 1946 for use by the Achille Ratti Climbing Club and then by the Club itself in 1969.

The property comprises a substantial two storey detached hostel sleeping up to 38 persons in four dormitory bedrooms. In addition there is a very spacious dining room together with a commercial kitchen with stainless steel fittings, a sitting room, a drying room, a utility room and the usual toilet and showers facilities. The property is also installed with a system of gas fired central heating and modern upvc double glazing.

The hostel is set within approximately three acres of land providing rough fell pasture together with copses and recently planted trees.

Adjacent to the hostel is a Vodafone mast which produces a valuable rental income of 3,051 per annum.

The sale of Raise Cottage is a rare opportunity to own and develop a rather unique and impressively situated property with potential for a range of uses subject to requisite consents being obtained.

Approximately 3 Acres.

With superb mountain views Raise Cottage is situated in a stunning location between Grasmere and Thirlmere under the slopes of Helvellyn in the very heart of the English Lake District.

The property is located adjacent to the A591 trunk road which passes through the centre of the Lake District connecting Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside in the south to Keswick in the north.

The property is surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery with superb views, particularly towards Helm Crag and Grasmere.

The property is easily found as it is located more or less at the summit of Dunmail Raise, approximately a mile north of the village of Grasmere, adjacent to an old AA telephone box.

ENTRANCE HALL:6'11" x 5'7" (2.1m x 1.7m). Stone flagged floor.

DINING ROOM:26'5" (max) x 18' (8.05m (max) x 5.49m). Upvc double glazed windows to front and side. Wide serving hatch to kitchen.

BOILER/UTILITY ROOM:9'3" x 8'6" (2.82m x 2.6m). Powermatic gas fired central heating boiler. Work surface and shelving.

KITCHEN:18'1" x 13'4" (5.51m x 4.06m). Stainless steel sink. Stainless steel fittings including work surfaces, shelving and drawers. Freestanding kitchen fittings are available by separate negotiation. Masterchef six ring gas cooker with oven. Cupboard containing water filtration unit. Upvc double glazed window to rear.   Entrance door to side.

DRYING ROOM:13' x 10' (3.96m x 3.05m). Stone flagged floor. Stone shelf. Additional shelving. Cloak rail. Upvc double glazed window to rear.

REAR ENTRANCE HALL:6' x 4' (1.83m x 1.22m). Stone flagged floor. Rear entrance door. Understairs storage cupboard.

SITTING ROOM:12'9" x 12'7" (3.89m x 3.84m). A dual aspect room with upvc double glazed windows to front and side and a stone fireplace. Two built-in storage

LANDING: Approached by a dog leg staircase with a upvc double glazed window halfway up

DORMITORY NO.1:13'7" x 10'8" (4.14m x 3.25m). Upvc double glazed window to front. Seven bunk beds.

INNER LANDING: Upvc double glazed window to rear.

DORMITORY NO.2:14'11" x 10'4" (4.55m x 3.15m). Upvc double glazed window to front. Seven bunk beds.

DORMITORY NO.3:16'1" x 14'3" (4.9m x 4.34m). Glazed entrance door leading to fire escape. Twelve bunk beds.

DORMITORY NO.4:17'10" x 12'1" (5.44m x 3.68m). Upvc double glazed window to front. Twelve bunk beds.

GENTS WASH ROOM:10'1" x 5'10" (3.07m x 1.78m).

LADIES WASH ROOM:14'7" x 5'11" (4.45m x 1.8m).


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