4 bedroom detached house for sale

How Head Cottage, East of Lake, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AA

£665,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 bedroomed, 3 bathroomed home,
  • Two 1 bedroomed holiday lets and an annex
  • Superb lake and mountain views
  • Idyllic and peaceful location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From Ambleside, head towards Coniston on the A593 but just as the Coniston village sign comes in to sight, take Shepherds Bridge Lane on the left signposted for Hawkshead, The Lake and Tarn Hows. At the T junction, turn left and after 1 mile take the first right signposted East of Lake and Lowick. This lane affords fantastic views down the length of Coniston Water and after approximately 1/2 mile, the turning into How Head Cottage is found on the right hand side. The property has an 'in and out' driveway.  

Description Thought to date back around 200 years in its oldest parts How Head Cottage is wonderfully placed on the quiet eastern side of the lake a mile from John Ruskins former home Brantwood. Both the main house and the holiday lets enjoy the most spectacular views across the sparkling waters of the lake to the dramatic Coniston mountain range beyond.

The accommodation, which would now stand a little updating in places, is similarly exceptional with an impressive flexibility which would allow for a variety of uses and adaptations to suit all requirements. The main house is currently a much loved family home with two reception rooms a small conservatory/sun room, a kitchen, utility room, cloaks room, four double bedrooms (two en suite) and a house bathroom. On the lower floor is Mole's Cottage, a sweet holiday letting unit with two reception rooms, a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. To the rear is Badger's Cottage another lovely holiday letting unit with a kitchen, sitting room, conservatory, shower room and bedroom, The detached annex Hedgehogs once provided ancillary living space to the main property when it was employed as a bed and breakfast and includes a sitting room bedroom and shower room. This single storey building would equally suit as a wonderful studio or home office if desired.

All in all, How Head Cottage is a fantastic opportunity in a superb setting and viewing is highly recommended. 

How Head Cottage  

Entrance Porch The ideal place for removing and storing muddy boots after a day on the fells, this glazed porch has a slate floor and a light point.  

L - Shaped Sitting Room 19' 3" x 11' 5" (5.88m x 3.48m max.) Currently utilised as two separate areas comprising a sitting room and home office, this feature room has beamed ceilings and a slate fireplace with timber mantle and surround. Having a television point, telephone point, a double and a single radiator and wall lights. Leading to 

Sun Room 7' 4" x 5' 2" (2.24m x 1.59m) Having a triple aspect with stunning views over the gardens and fields to the Coniston Water and the dramatic fells beyond. With a radiator and a wooden floor. A delightful area for sitting, relaxing and enjoying that view! 

Cloaks Room Having a WC, wash hand basin with tiled splash back, Xpelair extractor and useful hooks for coat storage. 

Kitchen 16' 10" x 7' 9" (5.15m x 2.38m) A large and bright room with plenty of storage in both base and wall units. Having complementary work surfaces, pelmet lighting, stainless steel sink and a half with mixer tap and drainer, integrated Creda electric 4 hob top with Creda extractor over and Europa Solarplus electric double oven. There is also plumbing for a dishwasher, a window with wonderful views over the lake and fells, a double radiator, and access to the garden. Leading to 

Pantry 6' 10" x 4' 3" (2.1m x 1.32m) An extra storage area currently housing a fridge/freezer with separate fridge and freezer also, and having built in shelving and storage and a light. Leading to 

Utility 7' 2" x 4' 3" (2.2m x 1.3m) With plumbing for an automatic washing machine, venting for a tumble dryer and housing the oil fired boiler.  

Under Stairs Storage Cupboard A useful storage area, ideal for keeping coats and outdoor clothing, with coat hooks and shelving. 

Living Room 19' 6" x 17' 8" (5.96m x 5.39m max.) A large triple aspect room with wonderful views over Coniston Water and the Coniston Mountain range beyond and having a stone feature fireplace with timber mantle and open fire and a beamed ceiling. There is a television point, telephone point, two double radiators, wall lights and plenty of space for family dining. 

Stairway to First Floor  

Bedroom 1 19' 0" x 10' 9" (5.8m x 3.3m max) Having a dual aspect with superb views, built in wardrobes and additional built in storage, a vanity unit with integrated wash hand basin with mixer tap and mirror, light and shave point over and a double radiator, 

Bedroom 4 11' 1" x 10' 11" (3.4m x 3.33m) A double room with views over the garden, built in wardrobes, a vanity unit comprising a wash hand basin with mirror, light and shave point over and storage below and a double radiator. 

House Bathroom Having a modern four piece suite comprising a bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash hand basin with mixer tap and opaque window above, WC and a tiled shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower unit and glazed doors. With fully tiled walls and a heated towel rail. 

A Second Stairway links the inner hall with the First Floor  

Bedroom 2 20' 0" x 11' 3" (6.1m x 3.43m) A large double, en suite room with dual aspect and lovely country views. Having plentiful built in wardrobe storage space, a beamed ceiling, vanity unit with integrated wash hand basin with tiled splash back and light over, double radiator, towel rail and shaver point. 

En Suite Shower Room Having a 2 piece suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle with Mira 88 shower and glazed doors, WC, Xpelair extractor, wall light and towel rail. 

Bedroom 3 12' 1" x 9' 10" (3.7m x 3m max.) A double en suite room with vanity unit comprising wash hand basin with mirror and light over, double radiator, two built in storage cupboards (one of which houses the hot water tank), and loft access. 

En Suite Shower Room Having a two piece suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower and glazed doors, a WC and Emma extractor fan. 

Badger's Cottage Located to the rear of the main house and comprising 

Conservatory Style Entrance 7' 9" x 5' 2" (2.37m x 1.58m) A glazed entrance area, ideal for sitting, relaxing and enjoying the stunning views to Coniston Water and the fells beyond. Having a double radiator. 

Sitting Room 14' 11" x 12' 3" (4.55m x 3.75m max.) Having wonderful views, a beamed ceiling, electric Dimplex stove, television point, double radiator and loft access. 

Kitchen 9' 8" x 7' 2" (2.96m x 2.2m) Having lovely views, a selection of wall and base units with complementary working surface, integrated stainless steel sink and drainer, part tiled walls, O.Erre extractor, a radiator and space to dine. 

Bedroom 9' 8" x 7' 2" (2.96m x 2.2m) A double room with a window and radiator. 

Shower Room A three piece suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle with Mira Sport shower and glazed door, wash hand basin and WC. Having an Emma extractor, tiled walls and floor, a radiator, towel rail and opaque window. 

Mole's Cottage Situated below How Head Cottage. 

Kitchen 12' 9" x 5' 10" (3.9m x 1.8m max) The property is entered through a feature barn style door into the kitchen which has base and wall units with an integrated stainless steel sink and drainer, part tiled walls and an opaque window to the sitting room. 

Sitting Room 13' 11" x 9' 3" (4.26m x 2.82m max) Having spectacular views over the gardens to the lake and fells beyond, a beamed ceiling, television point, electric fire with a slate hearth, built in storage cupboard, wall lights and double radiator. 

Bedroom 11' 0" x 7' 2" (3.36m x 2.2m max) A double room with built in bedside cabinets, double radiator and shelf with mirror over. 

Bathroom Having a three piece suite comprising a wash hand basin with light, mirror and shave point over, bath and WC. With Dimplex electric heater, Xpelair extractor, towel rail, part tiled walls and a tiled floor. 

Dining Room 7' 2" x 5' 10" (2.2m x 1.8m) Having a beamed ceiling, lovely views and a radiator. 

Hedgehogs Once an ancillary space to How Head Cottage when it was a B&B and used as a family suite with a double and a single bedroom, this detached annex is currently used as a hobbies room and music room but would make an ideal studio or home office. 

Entrance An ideal space for hanging wet coats and having a light point. 

Living Room 11' 1" x 10' 2" (3.4m x 3.1m max.) Having a dual aspect, built in wardrobe and drawers, a vanity unit with integrated wash hand basin with Saniton electric water heater and mirror, light and shave point over and a wall mounted electric Dimplex heater. 

Bedroom 9' 2" x 6' 10" (2.8m x 2.1m) An en suite double room with built in wardrobes and drawers, a window and wall mounted Dimplex heater. 

En suite Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a wash hand basin with mirror, light and shaver point over, tiled shower cubicle with Mira 7.2 Supreme shower and glazed door and a WC. Also having a window and combined light and heater. 

Outside  

Gardens The property has a variety of garden areas that attract the lovely local wildlife, particularly the songbirds, with some parts being laid to lawn, some parts being mature trees and shrubbery, flower borders and a patio seating area with lovely lake and mountain views. There is also a large garden shed (15' 6" x 10') with electricity and light points, a small pond and an outside tap. 

Parking There is ample car parking along the 'in and out' driveway. 

Services All of the properties are connected to mains water and electricity and, with the exception of Hedgehogs, have oil fired central heating. Drainage is by a private septic tank. 

Council Tax Band How Head Cottage is council tax band G. 

Business Rates Mole's Cottage and Badger's Cottage have a combined rateable value of £4,700 with the amount payable for 2015/16 being £2,256. We understand that the current owners benefit from Small Business Rate Relief so no fee is currently levied. 

Tenure Freehold. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney and Leigh, Rydal Road, Ambleside 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 Both Badger's Cottage and Mole's Cottage are currently assessed as a 3 star level by The Coppermines and Lakes Cottages holiday let company. If maintained at the same level, they expect the gross annual income would be in the region of £12,000-15,000 per property.

However, if the properties were to be improved to a 4 star level, the letting income would be considerably higher. They estimate the gross income to be min. £18,000 p.a. per property, with a potential of £25,000 p.a. per property once the properties are established in the letting market. The letting rate would be around 40 weeks in a calendar year, with around 60 bookings (full weeks and short breaks) per property.

Similarly, with minimal improvements to bring it up to 3 star rating, How Head Cottage itself could achieve an annual rental of around £25,000-£30,000 based on a similar standard property with a lake view. If improved to a 4 star or higher standard the property could make £40,000+ p.a.

For further details on holiday lettings, contact Kristina at The Coppermines & Lakes Cottages Ltd.
on 015394 41765. 

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