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Strollers 2 Gale Crescent, Lower Gale, Ambleside LA22 0BD

Sold by Us £175,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique 1 bedroomed property with a separate studio
  • Garage and car parking
  • Quiet location perfect as a permanent home or weekend retreat
  • In need of upgrading but with great potential

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Location By car take Lake Road out of Ambleside turning left onto Old Lake Road opposite Adventure Peaks and then left again onto Low Gale. Continue up the hill to Lower Gale and access is gained at the rear of the property just before High Gale.

Alternatively there are two pedestrian shortcuts to and from the village centre. A path leads up to Lower gale from behind Cheapside in the Market Square or there are steps from Lake Road near the bus stop which brings you out beside The Lakelands just below the property. Both provide ready access linking the apartment with the centre of Ambleside. 

Description Strollers is a unique property in a wonderful location and Gale Crescent is reputed to have once been home to Kurt Schwitters the influential surrealist artist who spent his later years resident in Ambleside. Nestled quietly away from the hustle and bustle at the centre of this popular Lake District market town this self contained maisonette is perfect as a permanent home or as a lock up and leave weekend retreat and benefits from the advantage that none of the apartments in the building can be commercially holiday let.

Built in stone and slate and enjoying a cottage feel Strollers includes a hall and bathroom on the ground-floor with a triple aspect combined living room and kitchen on the first floor alongside a double bedroom. This however does not tell even half of the story. There is potential to extend the ground-floor accommodation if desired (subject to any necessary consents) whilst just across the rear yard is a wonderful stone and slate built studio or workshop perfect as a retreat for a budding artist or photographer, or for those with the ability to work from home. There is obvious potential to simply provide ancillary living space here or even extend the main first floor accommodation to meet with it (again subject to any necessary consents) if desired. This is further supplemented by a detached garage which is now in need of upgrading or replacement and which has further car parking provision in front - both of which are rare commodities in this location.

A rare opportunity indeed, come and see. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

The property is approached via a courtyard area which includes a covered section below part of the first floor living room/kitchen which offers potential to extend the living space if desired subject to any necessary consents. 

Entrance Hall With an alcove perfect for coats, boots etc. 

Bathroom With a 3 piece part coloured suite including a panel bath, wash hand basin and W.C. There is a Dimplex wall heater and a window. 

A staircase from the hallway leads to  

Open Plan Living Room/Kitchen 15' 1" x 9' 11" (4.6m x 3.025m) A triple aspect room with pine panelling to the walls and vaulted ceiling and having a traditional enamelled sink unit, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and a hot water cylinder. There is a Sunhouse night storage heater.  

Bedroom 12' 9" x 9' 10" (3.9m x 3m) With a range of built in wardrobes. 

Outside Detached from the main building but attached to an adjoining building is a stone and slate built studio (4m x 3.25m Max) with a dual aspect, power and light points, being largely plastered out including to the vaulted ceiling with the exception of a feature section of exposed stone walling. The studio is perfect as a workshop, storage area or as an artist studio, or for hobbies, crafts etc. The area could also provide ancillary living space if desired subject to any necessary consents. 

Detached Garage Located at the rear of the property being of concrete panel and corrugated asbestos sheet construction. The garage is now in need of renovation or replacement. There is car parking provision in front. 

Garden There is a small garden to the side of the studio as well as the yard area providing the approach to the dwelling. 

Services The property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage. 

Tenure The property is understood to be leasehold for a term of 965 years from the 26th July 1996 with a peppercorn ground rent. A copy of the lease is available from our Ambleside Office.

All 5 owners in the building are shareholders in the management company, which owns the freehold.

Council Tax South Lakeland District Council - Band C 

Viewings Strictly by appointment only with Hackney and 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.  

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 November 2016


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