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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Bend or Bump, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8HQ

Sold by Us £305,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 double bedrooms, beamed living room and car parking
  • Delightful location close to the local pub and village centre
  • In need of updating but with plenty of character
  • Ideal holiday let or lock up and leave

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location On entering Coniston from the direction of Ambleside (on the A593) cross over the bridge at the centre of the village and turn immediately right before the Coppermines and Lakes Cottages office. Proceed up this lane and turn right immediately after the Sun Inn, where you will see The Old Peat House and Bend or Bump on your right. Parking is at the far side of Bend or Bump. 

Description Reportedly dating back to the 17th century, and the character and feel of the beamed ceilings and pretty Lakeland windows support that belief, this delightful house is every inch the traditional Lakeland cottage, which is now an increasingly rare commodity.

Don't be misled by the name of this unique home - the front door may be low but the beamed ceilings are not, unlike those found in many homes from this era, even if there is an individual low beam on the landing to duck beneath. The living room is well proportioned all round and enjoys a lovely dual aspect and a welcoming cosy feel. The kitchen may require upgrading but it also has the potential for extension (subject to any necessary consents being obtained) into the adjoining outbuilding if desired. On the first floor are two good double bedrooms and a bathroom with a further sizeable store, again with potential.

There is a sweet little patio garden with lovely views, a further detached garden store and car parking provision which again has the potential to be enlarged if desired.

The centre of Coniston is also virtually on the doorstep offering a variety of cafes, shops, restaurants and traditional Lakeland inns, whilst the lake shore is just a short stroll away as are the high fells, although what is considered a 'short stroll' in the latter instance may be determined by your level of fitness!

The perfect holiday let or weekend retreat, this Grade II listed cottage is highly recommended for viewing. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Entrance Behind the front door is a vestibule area with a glazed timber screen and curtain dividing it from the living room. With three stone steps, parquet flooring and original timber framed windows. 

Living Room 22' 6" x 15' 5" (6.86m x 4.71m) This charming and spacious living area is full of rustic charm, with its ancient oak beams, parquet flooring, three original timber framed windows and recesses and alcoves that beg you to investigate.

Also having an open fireplace with Lakeland slate inset, hearth and mantel, spice cupboard, two Dimplex night storage heaters and an abundance of charm! 

Kitchen 8' 9" x 6' 1" (2.67m x 1.86m) Whilst this beautifully light kitchen is compact, there is the potential here to extend into the adjacent outdoor store (subject to consents) and update or upgrade the fixtures and fittings if desired. Having wall and base units with complementary work surfaces incorporating stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap, wall mounted infrared heater light, part-tiled walls, handy alcove and glazed rear door that opens out into the beautiful patio garden. 

Landing The stone steps leading up from the living room take you past a window with the prettiest of views, past the spacious store and onto a landing with a velux skylight. 

Store 9' 10" x 6' 2" (3.00m x 1.89m) With access off the stairs. 

Bedroom 1 12' 6" x 10' 3" (3.83m x 3.13m) This double bedroom has a beamed ceiling, original window, skylight, Dimplex night storage heater and clothes rail with curtain. 

Bedroom 2 13' 2" x 8' 9" (4.03m x 2.68m) (min) Having a beamed ceiling, original window and Dimplex night storage heater. 

Bathroom Having a three piece suite comprising enamel bath with Mira Sport shower over, china pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over and wc. Also having part tiled walls, wall mounted infrared heater light and useful storage cupboard housing water tanks. 

Outside The front door is sheltered by a traditional slate gabled hood with a wall mounted outside light.

To the side of the cottage is a private parking spot and lawned area, which could easily be converted to accommodate an extra vehicle. There is also access here to the large coal store that forms part of the cottage, as well as a detached stone built garden store. The area is illuminated with wall mounted lights.

To the rear of the property sits a lovely little patio garden bordered by a variety of shrubs that offer privacy and seclusion from the village below. However, the real star here is the spectacular view of the neighbouring fells - ideal for enjoying with an early morning cup of coffee, an evening glass of wine or a traditional Lakeland cask ale. 

Services Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. 

Business Rates This property has a rateable value of £2,800 with the amount payable for 2016/17 being £1,355.20 However, this property currently qualifies for Small Business Rate Relief for the entire amount. 

Tenure Freehold. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9AW. Telephone: (015394) 32800.

As this is a successful holiday let property, viewings may be restricted to Saturdays during the hours of 10.30am and 2.30pm. 

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:
07 October 2015


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