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3 bedroom end of terrace house for sale

4 Lake View, Bowmanstead, Coniston LA21 8HB

Sold by Us £300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 bedroomed extended end-of-terrace cottage
  • Superb panoramic lake views
  • In need of some updating
  • Close to local amenities

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Directions 4 Lake View is located in a pretty hamlet known as Bowmanstead just on the outskirts of Coniston village. From the centre of Coniston, proceed south towards Torver passing the BP petrol station on your left.

Continue along this road until you reach The Ship Inn; the next driveway on the left (the sign for 1 Lake View is visible) leads you around to number 4 at the end. 

Description Lake views are perhaps not as commonplace as one might at first imagine - this is 'The Lake District' after all - but many of the older stone built cottages were designed and orientated for convenience and protection from the elements, more than for an appreciation of the view. The aptly named 'Lake View' terrace of just four homes are a marked exception to this, as those who view will immediately appreciate.

Coniston Water is very much part and parcel of what defines this extended stone built cottage and obviously very much part of the appeal, but that is not to say that it is all about the view, however. The present owners have loved and cherished this charming home, extending and redesigning it to suit their own requirements over the years and, although the cottage would now benefit from a further dose of updating, the accommodation is perfect for holiday letting, for family living or for providing a delightful lock-up-and-leave weekend retreat.

The enclosed porch leads to an entrance hall with a cloaks room and utility area before the kitchen is reached. There is a large and splendid through living room which occupies almost the entirety of what would formerly have been the ground floor of the original cottage and there are delightful lake views looking east. On the first floor are three bedrooms (two doubles and a twin) and a modern shower room. Outside is a large detached garage with parking in front and the cottage benefits from gas-fired central heating and UPVC double glazing.

Some might want to consider adapting the garage and garden areas to extend the car parking facility and turning space even further (subject to any necessary consents) while others might simply wish to sit and enjoy the beauty of the view from the idyllic setting of these very pretty gardens.

With superb walks to suit all tastes and abilities - to Coniston Old Man, the lake shore or to the village pub, for example - on hand literally from the doorstep, this attractive home is highly recommended for early viewing. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Front Porch With double glazed sliding door and handy space for walking boots and coats. 

Entrance Hall Having a single radiator and an alcove containing a wall storage unit and having plumbing for a washing machine. 

Cloaks Room Having a w.c. and wash hand basin with vanity unit. 

Kitchen 10' 5" x 5' 10" (3.20m x 1.78m) Having cottage-style wall and base units with complementary works surface incorporating stainless-steel single sink unit with mixer tap, built-in Zanussi oven and Diplomat electric hob. Also having two windows, one of which is double glazed, and plumbing for a dishwasher. 

Living room 24' 2" x 11' 6" (7.39m x 3.52m) (max) With dual-aspect double glazed windows, one of which has a long window seat beneath, this large, bright and airy through living room boasts very special views of the lake and wooded fells beyond.

There is a fireplace with polished slate hearth, inset and mantle, a single and double radiator, as well as telephone and TV points. Also having handy under-stairs storage and built-in corner cupboard.

A timber and glazed door provides access from the front of the house. 

Stairs Having double glazed window, radiator and built-in cupboard housing electric meter and fuse box. Leading to 

Landing Having an airing cupboard housing the Vaillant central heating boiler and loft access. 

Shower Room Having a modern three piece suite comprising a glazed shower unit with Mira Excel shower, pedestal wash hand basin with a cabinet above and w.c. Also having double glazed window and ladder style heated towel rail. 

Bedroom 1 12' 8" x 9' 7" (3.87m x 2.94m) A double bedroom offering a stunning view to the lake and wooded fells beyond. Having double glazed window and radiator. 

Bedroom 2 15' 1" x 8' 6" (4.62m x 2.60m) (max) A double bedroom with two double glazed windows enjoying a view of the field and woodlands opposite. Having two handy built-in cupboards and a telephone point. 

Bedroom 3 20' 11" x 6' 6" (6.40m x 2.00m) Dual aspect twin bedroom having two radiators and loft access. 

Outside A slate crazy paving driveway leads to a parking space and garage. Beside this sits a lovely lawned garden with well-stocked borders, an ideal spot for enjoying the lake views on a sunny day. 

Garage 19' 4" x 11' 0" (5.90m x 3.37m) max. With slide door. 

Services The property is connected to mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. The property also benefits from gas fired central heating, UPVC double glazing throughout.  

Tenure Freehold. 

Council Tax Band D - South Lakeland District Council. 

Viewing Strictly by appointment with Hackney & 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. 

Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity Coniston Coppermines are of the opinion that with some re-modelling and furnished in the right way to a quality which satisfied the Visit Britain 4 star standard, it should be possible to attain a very good level of bookings at 4 Lake View. Coppermines have suggested that a 2 bedroomed 2 bathroomed design would be very popular and state that neighbouring 2 bedroom properties now command a gross income of £16,000+ with those with en-suite facilities commanding up to £24,000 per annum and they believe that over 40 bookings per annum is easily achievable.  


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