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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Bitt Cottage, Santon, HOLMROOK, Cumbria

Sold STC £249,950

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 bed character cottage
  • Former Weslyan Chapel
  • Idyllic setting in LDNP
  • No forward chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A truly stunning 19th century residence occupying an idyllic position within the beautiful Wasdale valley between the villages of Gosforth and Santon Bridge, amid some of Lakeland's finest scenery. Once a former Weslyan Chapel, the property is of traditional construction and provides two bedroomed accommodation perfectly suited to the second home market or for retirement. In brief comprising entrance hallway, spacious lounge/diner, dining kitchen, two double bedrooms, bathroom, cloakroom and rear porch.

A particular highlight of the property is its extensive gardens which extend to the front, side and rear, in addition to a parking area for up to three cars and detached garage.
Opportunities of this nature within the Lake District National Park are extremely rare, with this one offering yet further potential. An early inspection is therefore encouraged.

The property is located in a tranquil, sought-after location within the National Park valley of Wasdale, home to England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and deepest lake, Wastwater. Nearby Gosforth has shops, an excellent nursery and primary school with more comprehensive amenities available in Seascale including rail links to Carlisle and Lancaster. The interesting town of Whitehaven is some 15 miles' distant with Cockermouth, the birthplace of Wordsworth, a little further afield.

Mains electricity and water. Septic tank drainage. Electric heating and double glazing installed. Telephone line installed subject to BT regulations. Please note - the mention of any appliances and/or services within these particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.

From the Whitehaven office proceed out of the town centre, via Inkerman Terrace, turning right at the traffic lights on to the A595 and follow this road down into Gosforth village. Proceed through the village centre, bearing right at the fork in the road on to Whitecroft and out of the village. Continue along this road for approximately three miles into Santon where you will arrive at a triangular shaped green, go straight on here. Do not turn right down the lane if following a sat nav, Bitt Cottage is the first property on the left set back from the road

Property ref: 121_2614_3848489

Ground Floor 

Entrance Hallway 
Approached via uPVC front door, double glazed window to front elevation, large storage cupboard, night storage heater, door into lounge.

5.45m x 5.10m max (17' 11" x 16' 9")
Double glazed windows to front elevation with slate sills providing an open outlook over rolling countryside, two night storage heaters, open fire set in slate surround, part coved ceiling, door to bedroom 2.

Bedroom 2 
3.68m x 2.98m (12' 1" x 9' 9")
Double glazed window to rear, loft hatch, storage cupboards.

Inner Hallway 
Loft access, useful storage cupboard, night storage heater. Door to rear lobby.

5.49m x 2.64m (18' x 8' 8")
Fitted with wooden wall and base units with roll edge work surfacing incorporating 1½ bowl stainless steel sink and drainer unit, electric cooker and hob, large storage cupboard, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, double glazed window to front providing open views, double glazed window to side overlooking the gardens, plumbing for washing machine, night storage heater, coved ceiling, vinyl flooring.

2.22m x 1.98m (7' 3" x 6' 6")
Fitted with white three piece suite comprising close coupled WC, wash hand basin and panelled bath with electric shower over. Tiled walls, double glazed obscured window to rear, chrome laddered towel rail.

Bedroom 1 
3.44m x 2.98m (11' 3" x 9' 9")
Double glazed window to rear overlooking the garden, night storage heater, large built in storage cupboard.

Rear Lobby 
Storage cupboard, wooden door into rear porch, door into cloakroom.

Fitted with low level WC and wash hand basin. Double glazed obscured window.

Rear Porch 
Lean to construction with single glazed windows to side and front, wooden door out to the garden.

Gardens and Parking 
There is a small garden to the front of the property. Side access leads round to a substantial lawned garden which extends to the side and rear of the property and is bordered by mature hedging with mature fruit trees. A central path leads across to a separate parking area which has parking for up to three cars.

Single Detached Garage 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
03 October 2016


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