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2 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

The Cottage, Lowick Green, Ulverston, LA12 8ES

Withdrawn from Market £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Immaculate 2 double bedroom stone built cottage
  • Superb outbuildings now in need of repair but with splendid potential
  • A delightfully welcoming home perfect for holiday letting or permanent living
  • Superb views over fields to the distant Coniston mountain range beyond

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description Not all cottages are the same. Some are dark, low ceilinged affairs, some are modern terraced homes masquerading as something more romantic - this particular cottage is something else entirely. Beautifully appointed throughout the living accommodation welcomes you the instant you step over the threshold. The enclosed porch feeds you into a lovely bright dining room complete with a stone flagged floor and a charming cast iron range. From the hallway beyond access is gained to a beautiful sitting room with double French doors opening out onto the foregarden. The high ceilings and large windows and doors create a lovely peaceful feeling of comforting relaxation enhanced only by the superb views over fields to the distant Coniston mountain range beyond. To the rear is a fitted kitchen supplemented by a utility area below the stairs. The staircase is in itself a delight - wide and "easy-going" (as the saying goes) with a lovely full height arched window over looking the rear garden. The 2 first floor bedrooms are superbly proportioned doubles both again enjoying magnificent views. There is a further store outside to the rear and a splendid range of outbuildings to the side. Unlike the truly immaculate cottage, the adjoining barns are now in need of some works of renovation which at the very least will need to include re-roofing although the potential here remains unquestionable. The two storey shippon retains the original cobbled flooring and byres whilst the adjoining barn has in the more recent past found employment as a garage with further original stabling beyond with loft space above. These outbuildings are attached to the main cottage but are supplemented by a further detached outbuilding which could readily transform into a further garage if desired ( subject to any necessary consents being obtained) and there is yet another store to the rear.

In 2007 planning permission was granted to convert the outbuildings to provide holiday accommodation separate from the cottage. These works, we understand, were commenced sufficient to protect that planning permission in perpetuity.

Others might see the outbuildings simply as a superb space for garaging, boat storage, hobbies or similar although there is undoubted potential to simply convert the outbuildings to provide additional living space to supplement the already well balanced cottage (subject to any necessary consents being obtained). It should be noted that the planning permission granted is for conversion to a separate dwelling and not to extend the existing living accommodation, but South Lakeland District Council have intimated that they would not have any "fundamental concerns" if this was proposed, although a fresh planning application would be required.

The Cottage is currently a very successful holiday let, as a quick glance at the visitors book reveals; "Perfect cottage. Perfect Location". "We walked in and immediately felt right at home". "The best place we have stayed" etc - and we lost count of the number of satisfied return visitors! Why not come and see what all the fuss and enthusiasm is about - we do not think that you will be disappointed. 

Location From Coniston on the A590 travelling towards Ulverston passing Coniston Water, you will come to a sign for the village of Lowick, shortly after the sign take the turning right signposted Gawthwaite and Grizebeck going past the Red Lion Inn. Continue along this road passing the Church of St Luke at Lowick until you come to a crossroads. Go directly across the A5902 and the property can be found on the left hand side. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Covered Entrance Porch  

Vestibule With panelled walls and original slate flagged floor 

Dining Room 18' 2" x 11' 1" (5.54m x 3.38m) With original slate flagged floor and a cast iron range by S Warhurst of Ulverston with a slate hearth and timber lintel, lovely views from the Georgian style window with pretty window seat and having recessed cupboards and a radiator. 

Hallway Again with original slate flagged floor, central heating thermostat and a radiator. 

Sitting Room 14' 5" x 13' 8" (4.39m x 4.17m) A bright and airy room with superb views from the Georgian style French doors which open out onto the foregarden and having an original fireplace with tiled inset, timber surround and mantle, slate hearth, open grate and a canopy over. There are recessed cupboards, a television and telephone points and a radiator. 

Kitchen 10' 11" x 9' 0" (3.33m x 2.74m) with modern wall and base units with complimentary working surfaces incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, electric cooker point with extractor hood and integral appliances including a fridge and a Beko automatic dishwasher. The walls are attractively part tiled and there is a timber lintel with pelmet lighting, slate flagged floor and steps up to a door leading to the garden. 

Utility Room Located below the stairs and having plumbing for an automatic washing machine and having power and light and a radiator. 

Stairs from the hallway lead up to  

Half Landing With a feature stone wall and full height arched window and having a radiator. 

Bathroom With a luxury 4 piece suite comprising a claw foot roll top bath, corner shower cubicle with a Mira Element shower unit and glazed sliding doors, Heritage wash hand basin and dual W.C. The walls are attractively part tiled and there is recessed storage unit, original beamed ceiling, a chrome ladder style heated towel rail, radiator and an extractor fan. 

First Floor  

Landing With a radiator and a loft hatch. 

Bedroom 1 18' 3" x 11' 1" (5.56m x 3.38m) With superb countryside views from the Georgian style sash window with pretty window seat and having television and telephone points and a radiator. 

Bedroom 2 14' 6" x 14' 2" (4.42m x 4.32m) With a Georgian style window with pretty window seat from where views to open fields and the fells beyond can be enjoyed and having an original cast iron fireplace with white painted timber surround and mantle and a radiator. 

The Barn  

Shippon 26' 0" x 18' 9" (7.92m x 5.72m) Two storeys, with the original cobbled flooring and timber byres. 

Garage 19' 0" x 15' 7" (5.79m x 4.75m) With power and light. 

Stable 19' 8" x 16' 1" (5.99m x 4.9m)  

Detached Barn/Second Garage With stone walls and a corrugated metal roof. 


Store 1 7' 11" x 5' 11" (2.41m x 1.8m) With power and light and having plumbing for an automatic washing machine and the Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. 

Store 2  

Brick Built Log Store  

Foregarden An attractive walled cottage garden with a gravelled pathway, lawn and mature apple tree surrounded by well stocked and colourful flower borders. 

Rear Garden/Orchard Mainly laid to lawn with a variety of trees including fruit trees and bushes, mature shrubs, a gravelled patio area and outside light point. 

Parking Off road parking is available for up to 3 vehicles plus the garaging. 

Services There is mains electricity and water connected. The drainage is to a shared septic tank. The property has oil fired central heating  

Tenure We understand the property to be Freehold with the exception of the bathroom which overlaps the adjoining Woodgate Hall. A new 999 year lease has been created to accommodate this. 

Business Rates The property has a rateable value of (to be confirmed) 

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

As the property is a successful holiday let viewings may be restricted to the changeover day which is a Friday between 11am and 3pm 

NB Due to the condition of the barn roofs and upper floors in particular the outbuildings should only be viewed with great care and is done so at the risk of the individual. We do not advise entering onto the first floor of the outbuildings for health and safety reasons. 

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:
05 June 2015


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