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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Peat Howe, Longthwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5XE

Sold STC £210,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Two Bedroom End Terraced 18th Century Cottage
  • With Planning Permission to Extend
  • Magnificent Setting
  • Fell Views to all sides & Castle Cragg

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A rare opportunity to acquire a virtually untouched two bedroom end terraced 18th Century Lakeland cottage in an outstanding position and holding current planning permission to extend to the side to form a substantial three/four bedroomed cottage without any restriction on occupation.

Standing to the head of the popular Borrowdale Valley and in need of total renovation, with the possibility of removal and a 'new build' replacement, this is in deed an exciting proposition for the purchaser to deliver a property to their own specification in a truly magnificent and sought after setting to the head of a quiet no through road in one of the best known Lakeland Valleys, yet within striking distance of the 'Honey Pot' market town of Keswick and the M6 motorway.

Peat Howe would suite those looking for a good sized family home, those retired or a purchaser looking for a second holiday home for private use or to generate an income in a unique position with Fells to all sides and the well known Castle Cragg in the foreground.

Existing plans with permission give some 1850 sq ft (172 sq m) measured externally but there is nothing to stop the purchaser pursuing their own design.
Currently, the property is approached via a five bar gate, gravel driveway and consists of:

Wooden front door into:

Lounge: 16'9" x 8'2" (5.11m x 2.49m). Character windows to two sides, tiled open fireplace, airing cupboard, door to:

Kitchen: 12'2" x 10'4" ex-stairs (3.72m x 3.17m). Plumbing for sink unit, ½ glazed door to side, original dog leg wooden staircase to the first floor, and:

Bedroom 1: 17'11" x 8'11" (5.46m x 2.72m). Window to front.

Bedroom 2/Shower Room: 10'4" x 8'11" (3.71m x 2.74m). Former rear bedroom, currently housing low flush W.C, wall hung wash hand basin, shower enclosure with electric shower fitted, window to rear, original stone hearth and grate.

To the Rear: There is a brick built W.C and adjacent store.

To the Side: Is a good sized lawned garden enclosed by Lakeland stone walling with Lakeland slate corner patio and integral slate bench, the whole having uninterrupted Fell Views.

Services: Mains electric, water. Septic tank.

Directions: From Keswick take the B5289 through Borrowdale with Derwent Water on your right, continue some passing through Rossthwaite and on approaching the turn to Stonethwaite, turn right sign posted Borrowdale Youth Hostel. Follow around to the right and as the road bends left, the gateway to Peat Howe is ahead before the hump backed bridge.

Agents Notes: Cottage set in outstanding position & holding current planning permission to extend to the side.
Tax Band: B (not currently listed) Post Code: CA12 5XE

Tenure: Confirmation is being sought from solicitors

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 July 2016

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