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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Dale End Cottage, Red Bank Road, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9PY

Sold by Us £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Peaceful location a short stroll from the lakeshore
  • Sitting room, dining rom, conservatory and fitted kitchen
  • Lovely views and easily maintained mature gardens with 2 lovely decked areas

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location Beautifully located on the quiet road which links Grasmere with Elterwater, Dale End maybe approached from the centre of Grasmere village from the direction of Ambleside by taking the left hand turn just past St Oswald's church (where William Wordsworth is buried) passing the Garden Centre on your left hand side. Continue along Red Bank Road for a distance of just under one mile, just passing the point where a footpath descends to the Lakeshore on your left hand side, and the property is then found a short distance along on your right hand side. (Dale End Farm opposite is marked on the 1 25000 Ordnance Survey Explorer Map)  

Description Dale End cottage could hardly be more idyllically positioned for those with a love of the Lake District, enjoying as it does a good level of privacy in a peaceful setting.

Evening strolls from the doorstep might, for example, include a ramble round Rydal Water and Grasmere, a quick jaunt up Loughrigg Fell or across to Elterwater and the Langdale Valley close by to the south.

Originally constructed as a bungalow probably in the 1920's or 1930's, the property has been thoughtfully extended and improved by the addition of a modern fitted kitchen which is very much in keeping with the style of the property. Adjoining this is a lovely conservatory with a utility and cloaks room to the rear of the property. Above this is the master bedroom, which not only has an en-suite bathroom but also a lovely little balcony which looks up towards Helm Crag and the Fairfield Horseshoe and views of the lake when the trees are not in full leaf. There is a splendid dual aspect sitting room, a separate through dining room and three further ground floor bedrooms and a house bathroom.

The mature gardens are well screened and are easily maintained being bounded on three sides by fields and attracts an abundance of wildlife including a wide variety of birds as well as the increasingly rare red squirrel. Raised decking at the front and rear provide lovely views and a peaceful space for a morning coffee or evening glass of wine.

There is plenty of car parking provision on the driveway and forecourt areas. 

Accommodation (with approx. dimensions)  

Dining Room 14' 0" x 10' 9" (4.29m x 3.3m) With windows to both the east and west and having a Parquet floor and access to the rear garden and decking. Steps lead down to 

Kitchen 12'5" x 8'10" (3.78m x 2.69m) Being well equipped with a lovely range of oak fronted wall and base units incorporating plate racks and concealed lighting having beautiful slate work surfaces incorporating a built in drainer, built in refrigerator, Bosch automatic dishwasher, Britannia Nostalgie five ring range and oven, concealed extractor hood and a Neff microwave. The walls and the floor are attractively tiled and there are down lighters, radiator and there is a door to the side as well as double doors leading to the conservatory.  

Conservatory 9'7" x 8' (2.92m x 2.43m) A lovely double glazed room with windows on three sides including views over the adjoining fields and, in the winter, of the lake. Having a tiled floor, two wall light points and access to the decking at the front of the property.  

Rear Lobby/Storage Area Having a built in freezer in and an oak unit which matches those in the kitchen.  

Utility Room 8' 11" x 5' 7" (2.72m x 1.7m max including cloaks screen) Having plumbing for an automatic washing machine, a window to the rear, tiled flooring and fitted shelving.  

Cloaks Room Having a wc, wash hand basin, tiled walls and flooring, extractor fan and window to the rear.  

Sitting Room 17' x 13'5" (5.18m x 4.08m) A bright and charming sitting room with two large windows on the western side and one on the southern elevation overlooking the adjoining fields. There is a large recessed fireplace with a feature solid fuel stove with an attractive slate hearth and lintel. There are built in cupboards and an attractive stripped timber boarded floor.

Hallway with a door to the side, attractive strip boarded floor, useful storage cupboard (housing the water filtration unit) and fitted shelving.  

Bedroom 2 13' 7" x 10' 6" (4.16m x 3.22m) A lovely room with windows on three sides and having an attractive stripped timber boarded floor.  

Bedroom 3 11' 11" x 10' 1" (3.65m x 3.09m) Having an attractive stripped timber boarded floor.  

Bedroom 4 10' 2" x 7' 8" (3.12m x 2.36m) Currently utilised as a study, and having attractive stripped timber boarded floor. 

House Bathroom Having a modern three piece suite comprising a panel bath with rainfall shower over, wc, wash hand basin with a vanity unit, Parquet flooring, tiled walls, Manrose extractor fan, shaver point and ladder style radiator.  

First Floor Master Bedroom 15' 10" x 9' 2" (4.85m x 2.81m) With a double glazed window to the front and glazed doors to the side leading out onto the lovely little balcony, this delightful room enjoys splendid views up to Helm Crag and the Fairfield Horseshoe and even glimpses of Grasmere Lake when the trees are not in full leaf.  

En-Suite Bathroom Having a modern three piece suite comprising a panel bath with shower over and a glazed screen surround, wc and a wash hand basin with vanity unit. There is a window to the rear, part tiled walls, a shaver/light point, ladder style radiator, laminate flooring, down lighters and an extractor fan.  

Outside Boiler Room/Store Housing a Worcester Bosch oil fired central heating boiler. 

Gardens There are mature gardens surrounding the dwelling bounded by fields on three sides and which are easily maintained and provide a good deal of privacy. The owners have also recently added two lovely decked areas, one to the front and one to the rear, which are ideal for enjoying an early morning coffee or evening glass of wine whilst appreciating the beauty of the surroundings. There is plenty of car parking provision on the gated driveway and in the paved forecourt area.  

Services The property is connected to mains electricity. Water is from a private water supply from a bore hole within the garden and the property has a private drainage installation.  

Council Tax Band F - South Lakeland District Council. 

Tenure Freehold. 

Viewing Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside. Telephone 015394 32800.  

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

Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity If you were to purchase this property as a self-catering holiday cottage, Heart of the Lakes estimate that it has the potential to achieve bookings approximately 35-40 weeks of the year, and based on similar properties they already let in the area, that a gross annual income of approximately £35,000 - £40,000 could be achieved.  

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Listing History

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15 April 2016


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