2 bedroom terraced house for sale

5 High Rake, Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0QP

Sold STC £345,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unrivalled Lakeland views
  • Superb access to the high fells, lake shore and village alike
  • 2 first floor bedrooms plus a wonderful attic room
  • A unique home and a rare opportunity in an

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location Delightfully positioned above the small village of Glenridding, close to Ullswater and at the very foot of Helvellyn, this lovely stone built cottage is ideally placed for immediate access to the Lakeland fells. To reach the property from Ambleside take the Kirkstone road from the mini roundabout at the northern end of town and continue up the hill to the T junction opposite the Kirkstone Pass Inn. Turn left, proceeding down the Kirkstone Pass passing both Brotherswater and Patterdale and on reaching Glenridding itself, bear left adjacent to the public car park into Greenside Road. Continue up this hill past the Travellers Rest public house on the right hand side to where the road forks and bear right onto the track lane signposted for the YHA. High Rake is then found a short distance along on the right hand side, just beyond Halton Terrace, with car parking adjacent.  

Description High Rake was built in the 19th Century to accommodate quarrymen or miners employed much further up the valley at Greenside exploiting the silver-rich lead deposits which have been excavated there since around 1690. Mining ceased in 1961 but this unique terrace remains as a reminder of a much more industrial age.

If the image conjured by the thought of a miners cottage does not sound too enticing then time should be taken to examine this delightfully bright and spacious home. Much of Glenridding was built in the mid 19th Century as mining boomed but the High Rake terrace is thought to be amongst the largest built and probably reflected the rank and role of the original occupiers. Nevertheless the real wow factor today is perhaps something that is not even really a consideration nearly 150 years ago. In the 21st Century it is perhaps all about the view - it is absolutely breath taking and the cottage enjoys a truly romantic "away from it all" setting.

If the high fells are your thing, then access almost immediately from the doorstep to the magnificent Helvellyn Range has to hold strong appeal. If sailing is what floats your boat (excuse the pun!) then beautiful Ullswater is just a few minutes stroll away. If it is an evening meal and a drink in welcoming surroundings which ticks an important box then all is on hand in this pretty Lakeland village.

The accommodation is attractive and sits well above the unmade lane which gives access to High Rake and the cottage includes an enclosed porch which is perfect for coats, boots etc, a small hallway and a splendid open plan living room / kitchen on the first floor. There are two bedrooms on the first floor together with the bathroom.

A steep "fixed ladder" style staircase gives access from the landing to a splendid attic room which has seen duty as a bedroom and as an office in the past and offers immediately apparent potential. When the roof was re-slated approximately 15 years ago, 2 Velux roof lights were incorporated in each elevation giving this attic room further superb views. There is a terraced garden and plenty of private car parking provision including alongside the lane.

Perfect as a holiday let, idyllic as a weekend retreat and wonderful as a family home, it's all here - come and see. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Porch The property is entered into a UPVC glazed porch, perfect for the removal and storage of muddy boots after a day on the fells and having lovely exposed stonework. 

Inner Hall Having part tiled walls and leading to 

Open Plan Living Room / Kitchen 22' 3" x 12' 10" (6.79m x 3.92m) Living Area - Having a lovely slate surrounded multi fuel stove with alcove shelving and a useful built in cupboard and feature exposed beams. There is a television point, a telephone point and plenty of space for family dining and relaxation.

Kitchen Area - Having a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap and having a matching built in dresser unit. There is useful built in shelving, a double radiator, a window and part tiled walls. 

Pantry A useful storage area. 

Stairway to first floor  

Landing  

Bedroom 1 16' 0" x 9' 1" (4.89m x 2.77m) Having spectacular fell views to Birkhouse Moor and beyond and having a radiator. 

Bedroom 2 9' 3" x 7' 9" (2.84m x 2.37m) With a radiator and very pleasant views towards Shepherd's Pike. 

Bathroom Having a three piece suite comprising a bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, a pedestal wash hand basin with cabinet over and a WC. There is a shaver point, a window and part tiled walls. 

Storage Cupboard Located on the landing and having built in shelving, it is ideal for the storage of spare bedding. 

A "fixed ladder" style staircase leads from the landing to  

Attic Room Having been utilised as both an office and bedroom in the past, there is much potential for this bright space. There are four Velux windows allowing for both plenty of natural light and enjoyment of those fabulous views and having a radiator and plenty of eaves storage space.  

Garden There is a lovely tiered garden to the front of the property with a patio at ground level, ideal for relaxing with a morning coffee or evening glass of wine whilst admiring the spectacular and dramatic scenery, and a combination of lawned areas and mature shrubbery below. There is also a lean-to ideal for the storage of gardening equipment and two further stores, one to the end of the terrace and one in the small block to the west. 

Parking The property benefits from plenty of private off road parking provision plus additional parking is available alongside the lane. 

Services The property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage and has an oil fired central heating system.

NB - We understand that 5 High Rake did not flood in 2015 when much of Cumbria was affected by high water levels. 

Tenure Freehold. 

Council Tax Band C - Eden District Council. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. 

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

Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity If you were to purchase this property for holiday letting Sykes Cottages estimate it has the potential to achieve 35-40 bookings with a gross annual income of £14,800 - 16,800. To discuss the holiday let potential call Sykes Cottages, Windermere office on 015394 96444.
 

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16 September 2016

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  • Penrith (11.5 mi)
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Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside

Hackney & Leigh Rydal Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9AW

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