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3 bedroom terraced house for sale

4 Beck Steps Cottage, College Street, Grasmere, LA22 9SY

Sold by Us £330,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb location with lovely views
  • Sunny south-westerly aspect
  • Fantastic access to fells, the lake and a variety of pubs and restaurants
  • Extended at the rear to give well-balanced accommodation

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From our office in Ambleside, head north on the A591 to Grasmere, passing Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake along the way. Upon reaching the mini-roundabout near Dove Cottage (Wordsworth's former home), take the first exit towards the village. Continue through the village centre, passing St Oswald's Church, and follow the road around to the village green. College Street is the first turning on the right just after the bus stop with short-stay public car parking provision in front. 

Description Superbly placed in the heart of beautiful Grasmere and overlooking the central green to the fells beyond, this lovely south-west facing, stone-built terraced cottage would now benefit from a little updating but will make the most superb and sought after holiday let or lock-up-and-leave weekend retreat.

Grasmere itself is renowned the world over for its literary connections with William Wordsworth and his fellow romantic poets and is a popular all-year-round tourist destination here in the very heart of the Lake District National Park.

The cottage enjoys a lovely sunny aspect and includes a porch, living room, dining-kitchen, rear lobby, bathroom and separate WC on the ground floor and three excellent first floor bedrooms. Beyond the rear yard is a large stone-built store, perfect for hobbies or storage and might particularly suit those with bikes or canoes, or those who are looking to both commercially holiday let the cottage and enjoy use of it themselves, as this area would be perfect for securing your own personal belongings.

Walks from the doorstep to any of the village pubs, the lake shore, one of the many tarns that dot the surrounding fells or to the summits themselves mean that there is something to suit every taste with this very welcoming cottage.

A superb opportunity not to be missed. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions) The property sits behind a shallow flower bed and is entered via an: 

Enclosed Porch With UPVC windows and door. 

Living Room 12' 11" x 10' 11" (3.96m x 3.35m) With a lovely south-westerly aspect overlooking the village green. Having a tiled fireplace (now redundant) flanked by a recessed cupboard. 

Dining Kitchen 10' 4" x 9' 8" (3.15m x 2.95m) With wall and base units including a stainless steel single drainer sink unit and cooker point, useful under-stairs cupboard and a UPVC window. 

Rear Porch / Lobby With a useful utility cupboard which has plumbing for a washing machine and a Zip Aquapoint hot water boiler. The lobby gives access to the rear yard. 

Bathroom With a modern two piece suite in white, comprising a panel bath with a Galaxy Aqua 1000 shower unit over, wash hand basin, window and extractor fan, tiled walls and shaver point. 

Separate WC With WC and window. 

Stairs from the kitchen lead to the: 

First Floor  

Landing With a useful cupboard over the stairs. 

Bedroom 1 (front) 13' 0" x 11' 0" (3.97m x 3.36m) Enjoying lovely views over the green to the fells beyond from the double glazed window. 

Bedroom 2 10' 4" x 6' 6" (3.16m x 2.00m) With built-in shelving, double glazed window and views over the roof to the fells beyond. 

Bedroom 3 9' 1" x 8' 5" (2.78m x 2.59m) With a UPVC double glazed corner window. 


Rear Yard We understand that, as the end of terrace property, 4 Beck Steps Cottages enjoys rights on foot across the rear yard for the transport of wheely bins, etc. 

Store / Workshop 13' 1" x 9' 10" (4.00m x 3.00m) With windows to both the front and rear, and being stone-built with a slate roof and offering excellent potential for hobbies or for storage of bikes, canoes, kayaks, personal belongings, etc. 

Parking There is short stay public car parking to the front of the cottage and a public car park nearby for which annual permits and guest permits can be acquired. 

Services Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. We believe that mains gas is available in the road. 

Tenure Freehold. 

Council Tax Band D - South Lakeland District Council. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office.

Viewings may be limited to changeover times only. Although the property is not commercially holiday let it is most loved and visited by friends and family of the owners. 

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

Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity This superb cottage in the heart of Grasmere is ideal for holiday letting purposes and Lakelovers suggest that arranging the property with two bedrooms and two bathroom facilities to capture the increasing 'two couples sharing' market segment. Completed to a good standard, this cottage would achieve excellent occupancy and with an anticipated gross income inside year one of operation in the region of £20,000. For more information contact Lakelovers on 015394 88855. 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
09 September 2016


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