2 bedroom cottage for sale

Apple Tree Cottage, 2 Town End Cottages, Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LH

Sold STC £499,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A beautiful 2 bedroomed 17th century listed cottage
  • Superb gardens and stunning views.
  • Full of character in peaceful surroundings.
  • Two car parking spaces.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From Ambleside take the A593 heading for Coniston, turning left onto the B5286 towards Hawkshead and follow the B5285 signposted for Sawrey, Windermere and the ferry, turning right immediately after passing West Vale Country House. Follow this road through the hamlet and the car parking for Apple Tree Cottage can be found a short distance along on the right hand side opposite St Peters Parish Church. The gate into the front garden is alongside.  

Description Everyone has their own idea as to what they would ideally wish for from their dream Lakeland home, whether that is focussed on the character of the property, the convenience of its location or the views which it enjoys. Apple Tree Cottage is every bit as pretty as its name suggests, and does not disappoint when it comes to any of the above, far from it in fact, and yet perhaps its most appealing attribute is arguably one that simply cannot be manufactured at will or even be that easily defined - it is just so welcoming from the instant that you step over the threshold!

Even before you do that however, whilst you are still approaching this delightful Grade 2 listed home, you are struck by the peace and beauty of the surroundings. The countryside which you have passed through is picture perfect, the hamlet of Far Sawrey so quaint and appealing, whilst pretty St Peters Parish Church opposite sets the tone perfectly as you step through the garden gate and stroll down the path to the front porch.

The spacious sitting room greets you as you step over the threshold. Where to look first? Your eyes are immediately drawn to the views over rolling fields enjoyed to the rear, but you cannot resist those original beams, or that wonderful fireplace, and what about that bread oven! Yes, we know that a that a bread oven might seem an odd thing to go on about, and it is probably not high on everyone's wish list, but it really is a rare historical and memorable delight.

The sitting room is a delightfully bright and sunny room, but is put into second place in this regard by the adjoining family kitchen. With its high vaulted ceiling, exposed roof truss and windows on three elevations it exudes light and space. Well equipped and perfect for combining cooking, dining and relaxing, this would no doubt be the focus of many a home, and it would be here too if it was not for the fact that the sitting room is just too lovely to play the role of runner up twice.

There are two double bedrooms on the first floor alongside the bathroom, whilst the gardens which wrap around the cottage are delightful enough on their own to warrant a viewing, with the lawn gently sloping down to a little beck, and stunning views all around.

The cottage enjoys the potential to extend if desired (subject to any required consents being obtained) and is already a highly popular holiday let which would equally suit as an idyllic weekend retreat or permanent home. Not one to miss. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Entrance Porch With a slate roof and stone seats on either side below the windows this is the perfect spot in which to don or remove your walking boots. 

Sitting Room 19' 5" x 17' 5" (5.94 maxm x 5.32m) With views to the rear via the glazed double doors and with windows flanking either side of the front entrance door this is the perfect welcoming reception to this delightful home. The beamed ceiling is complimented by the large cast iron fireplace set in stone surrounds with a stone hearth, alongside which sits the perfect original bread oven where concealed lighting reveals the craftmanship of the stonemasons of yesteryear. There are three double radiators, built in cupboards, a central heating thermostat and 2 wall light points. 

Fitted Family Kitchen 20' 5" x 14' 1" (6.24m x 4.3m) Pleasingly large enough to allow you to prepare meals, dine and relax with friends in comfort, this bright room enjoys a high vaulted ceiling with an exposed roof truss and beams, an attractive Jotul solid fuel stove set on a stone hearth, and a range of wall and base units with pelmet lighting and including a bowl and a half sink unit, Baumatic ceramic hob with an Elica hood, Bosch fan oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer / dryer.

With windows on two elevations and glazed double doors at the rear giving lovely views over rolling fields this is a pleasingly bright room. There are two double radiators, part tiled walls, a Vailant boiler and feature exposed stone walling in part. 

Bright landing With the staircase rising from the sitting room the landing is well lit with two windows at the rear and has exposed timbers and access to the roof space. 

Bedroom 1 14' 2" x 8' 9" (4.33 max)m x 2.87m) With a built in wardrobe, double radiator and an airing cupboard with a large hot water cylinder. 

Bedroom 2 7' 9" x 7' 4" (2.38m x 2.25m) With built in wardrobes and a double radiator. 

Bathroom With white three piece suite comprising a panel bath with a shower attachment, dual flush wc and a wash basin. The walls are part tiled and there is an illuminated mirror, downlighters and a radiator. 

Outside  

WC There is a useful outside WC with a wash basin. 

Gardens The cottage enjoys simply wonderful gardens with magnificent views. The main lawn slopes gently down to a small and gentle beck whilst the patio area is perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or a glass of something cool at the end of the day whilst taking in the view. There is outside lighting and a useful outside tap. 

Car Parking Wrought iron gate and parking spaces for two cars in tandem. 

Services The property is believed to be connected to mains electricity, drainage and water. There is also a connection to Fibre Optic broadband. 

Council Tax/Rating The rateable Value is £3,900 with the amount payable for 2019/20 being £1817.40. The current owners enjoy Small Business Rate Relief. 

Tenure The property is believed to be freehold with possibly a small area of flying freehold extending to no more than 1.7 sq M. 

Viewing Strictly by appointment with Hackney and Leigh Ambleside 0. As the property is such a successful holiday let with Lakelovers viewings may be restricted to the Saturday changeover period between 12 and 2.30 pm. 

Energy Performance Certificate The property is a Grade Two Listed Building. 

Thought from the vendor Our family have thoroughly enjoyed owning Apple Tree cottage during the past 16 years in this lovely friendly village. It is such a peaceful cosy cottage!!  


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03 September 2019

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  • Windermere (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside

Hackney & Leigh Rydal Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9AW

01539 304021 Local call rate

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