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4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old Police House, Coniston, LA21 8ED

Removed £389,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb location for lake, fell and village access
  • Recently furbished and well balanced accommodation
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms
  • Energy Rating Band E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description Quietly located just a short stroll from the centre of perennially popular Coniston which offers a variety of excellent shops, cafes, restaurants and traditional Lakeland inns selling locally brewed ale, The Old Police House has recently undergone a thoughtful refurbishment making the already bright and spacious accommodation perfectly suited to holiday letting, although it would equally suit as a delightful family home or the perfect lock-up-and-leave weekend retreat.

A wide variety of superb walks, from a strenuous hike (possibly up Coniston Old Man itself, for example) to a peaceful summer evening stroll along the lake shore, are all accessible literally from the doorstep, making this the perfect location.

Coniston is well known for its historical connections with the likes of John Ruskin and of course Donald Campbell whose heroic exploits on the lake are well-documented in the local museum and the village is a popular all-year-round tourist destination.

The accommodation is well balanced and offers space for all and includes an entrance hall, a lovely bay-fronted sitting room with delightful views, a separate dining room and a lounge or games room (ideal for relaxation - young or old) as well as a kitchen and a double bedroom with an en suite shower room all on the ground floor. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor together with the recently refitted house bathroom. Outside is a useful utility room, store, garage and car parking provision on the driveway. The surrounding gardens are well screened for privacy and are easily managed.

All in all a property which is highly recommended for early viewing. 

Location Located just a short level walk from the centre of Coniston the property, if approached from the direction of Ambleside on Yewdale Road, can be found by turning left before the bridge and Barclays Bank in the centre of the village onto Tilberthwaite Avenue. Continue a few hundred yards down the road and the Old Police House can be found on the right hand side 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Canopy Porch  

Entrance Hall With a double radiator and cloaks rail.  

Sitting Room 13' 5" (Into bay) x 10' 10" (4.09m x 3.3m) A dual aspect bay fronted room with a Lakeland Stone fireplace with a slate hearth and timber mantle. There is a double radiator and lovely views over neighbouring houses to the fells beyond. 

Lounge 14' 9" x 11' 10 " max (4.5m x 3.61m) Having a Lakeland stone fireplace with an open fire on a slate hearth with a timber mantle and lovely views of Yewbarrow. 

Kitchen 11' 10" x 10' 2" max (3.61m x 3.12m) Having an attractive range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with a mixer tap, a four ring Prestige gas hob and oven, part tiled walls, a Bush automatic dishwasher, a Beko American style fridge-freezer and a useful separate pantry with fitted shelving and a window. 

Rear Porch Housing the Potterton Precision gas fired central heating boiler and having a door to the rear garden. 

Dining Room 14' 3" x 8' 3" (4.34m x 2.51m) A dual aspect room with a side door to the garden and having a radiator and views of Yewbarrrow and Coniston Old Man. 

Bedroom 4 13' 1" x 7' 6" (3.99m x 2.29m) A double bedroom with a radiator and a window overlooking the garden. 

En-suite Shower Room Having a three piece suite including a glazed shower cubicle, wc and wash hand basin. The walls and floor are tiled and there is a ladder style radiator and an extractor fan. 

Landing A staircase from the hallway leads to the first floor landing. There is a window to the rear on the half landing and access to the roof space.  

Bedroom 1 14' 9" x 11' 10" (4.5m x 3.61m) Having a range of hand painted wardrobes with top cupboards and enjoying lovely views towards Yewbarrow and Coniston Old Man. There is a double radiator. 

Bedroom 2 10' 10" x 10' 10" (3.3m x 3.3m) Again with lovely views of Yewbarrow and towards Coniston, being a dual aspect room and having a built in wardrobe and a double radiator. 

Bedroom 3 11' 10" x 6' 1" (3.61m x 1.85m) With views overlooking the garden to the Grizedale Forest beyond and having a radiator. 

Bathroom Recently refurbished and re-fitted and having a three piece suite including a panel bath with a Bristan shower unit and glazed screen, wc and wash hand basin. There is a radiator, windows to two sides and stylishly tiled walls. 

Outside The property has level gardens to all sides which are well screened at the rear by a mature hedgerow. The gardens are largely laid to lawns with flower borders and include a useful store. 

Utility Room 4' 11" x 4' 9" (1.52m x 1.45m) Having power and light points and a Hotpoint washing machine as well as work surfaces and a wall cupboard. 

Store There is a lockable store at the rear, perfect for bikes, kayaks or canoes etc 

Detached Garage 19' 10" x 9' 0" (6.05m x 2.74m) With a metal up and over door, power and light points. There is car parking provision on the driveway for one to two cars. 

Services Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property which also has gas fired central heating and is mainly double glazed. 

Council Tax Band E - South Lakeland District Council 

Tenure Freehold 

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

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh.Telephone: (015394) 32800. As the property is a popular holiday let, viewings may be limited to change-over times only. 

Ideal holiday letting opportunity If you were to purchase this property for holiday letting, Lakelovers have previously successfully achieved over 35 bookings pa with a gross income of around £30,000 in 2012. The property has subsequently undergone a delightful refurbishment programme and is now let through Lakes Cottage Holidays ( property reference 383606. 

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Listing History

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07 March 2014


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