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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Folly Cottage, Watermillock, Nr Ullswater, Penrith, CA11 0LS

Sold by Us £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb lake views and backing onto Little Mell Fell
  • Large living room, dining kitchen and 3 bedrooms
  • Gardens, garage and plenty of car parking.
  • EPC Rating Band F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description Enjoying a superb elevated position on the lower slopes of Little Mell Fell and benefiting from delightful views over Ullswater to the fells beyond, Folly Cottage is a much loved home which would be perfect as a permanent family residence, a superb holiday let or a peaceful weekend retreat in this beautiful part of the Lake District National Park.

The tiered garden includes car parking spaces both along the access lane and in front of the detached garage and is a real haven for wildlife, backing onto fields with the fell beyond.

The accommodation is entered via an enclosed porch which leads into an extended living room which offers plenty of space for all and superb views in three directions.

The dining kitchen also enjoys lake views and has been refitted in recent years whilst retaining the attractive quirkiness of an arched external door. On the first floor are three good bedrooms each with outstanding views, along with the bathroom and separate W.C.

Although the property would stand updating and a little repair in places, it does include a number of attractive and appealing features beyond its splendid location and of course those outstanding views in all directions. The kitchen has been refitted in recent years and the electrical installation has been upgraded along with the internal doors which have been stylishly updated in keeping with the cottage origins of this now well balanced home which has been extended over the years, but retains plenty of scope for further extension if desired, subject to any necessary consents.

This is a splendid opportunity in a quiet and peaceful location and Folly Cottage is highly recommended for early viewing. 

Location From Ambleside take the Kirkstone Road from the mini roundabout at the northern end of town and continue up the hill to the T junction opposite the Kirkstone Pass Inn. Turn left and continue down Kirkstone Pass towards Ullswater passing through the villages of Patterdale and Glenridding before turning left at the second turning which is signposted for Watermillock Church and Cove immediately before the Ullswater View Guest House. Continue along this road until the T junction. Turn left signposted Penruddock and after a matter of yards you will see All Saints Church on the left hand side. Continue along this road and turn right signposted Bennethead and Dacre then take the first left onto a single track road, on reaching the sign "slow ducks in't road" turn left again and Folly Cottage is found a short distance along on the left hand side with parking either at the cottage or foot of the garden. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Enclosed Porch With slate flagged floor, light point and seating. 

Living Room 23' 7" x 15' 9" (7.19m x 4.8m) A lovely large triple aspect room with superb views and having a slate fireplace with a matching hearth and timber mantle, a useful under stairs cupboard, television and telephone point and a night storage heater. 

Dining Kitchen 14' 11" x 8' 1" (4.55m x 2.46m) A superb triple aspect room with stunning lake views and having modern wall and base units with complimentary working surfaces incorporating a stainless steel bowl and a half sink unit with mixer tap, integral appliances including an Electrolux double oven, 4 ring Calor gas hob and hood. The walls are attractively part tiled and there is an appealing arched external door to the garden. 

First Floor  

Landing With 2 night storage heaters and a loft hatch. 

Bedroom 1 13' 7" x 15' 9" (4.14m x 4.8m) With superb views and having a built-in wardrobe with top cupboards. 

Bedroom 2 9' 6" x 7' 1" (2.9m x 2.16m) Again with superb views. 

Bedroom 3 8' 8" x 7' 11" (2.64m x 2.41m) With lovely views 

Bathroom With lovely fell views to the rear and having a two piece suite comprising a panel bath with shower over and a wash hand basin. There is an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. 

Separate W.C  

Detached Garage 20' 9" x 10' 5" (6.33m x 3.18m) With an up and over door. 

Outside The property enjoys a lovely tiered garden including flower borders planted with mature shrubs and trees, lawn, gravelled pathways and rockery out crops. All providing superb views and a tranquil and peaceful setting. 

Parking There is plenty of parking provision either in the parking area at the foot of the property or on the driveway outside the garage. 

Services Mains electricity is connected. The property has private water and private drainage. 

Council Tax: Band F - Eden Borough Council 

Tenure Freehold 

Viewings Strictly by appointment only with Hackney & Leigh, Rydal Road, Ambleside, Telephone 015394 32800 

Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.  

Ideal holiday letting opportunity If you were to purchase this property for holiday letting Sykes Cottages estimate it has the potential to achieve 35-40 bookings a year with a gross annual income of approx £18,000 - 20,000. To discuss the holiday let potential call Jan Meredith, Sykes Cottages on 015394 96444. 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 June 2013


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