2 bedroom terraced house for sale

Rhubarb Cottage, 2 Undergarth, Chapel Stile, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9JG

Sold STC £365,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive 2 bedroomed double fronted quarrymans cottage
  • Beautiful views both south and west across the valley
  • Delightful dual aspect sitting room
  • Tastefully updated without losing its original character

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From Ambleside proceed towards Coniston on the A593 bearing right at Skelwith Bridge onto the B5343. Proceed through Elterwater Common and at the centre of Chapel Stile, almost opposite the School, turn right climbing up the hill before the church (where there is ample roadside car parking). Bear right at the top of the hill and take the pale blue pedestrian gate signposted for Church Gate. The entrance porch is located on the garden side, away from the road and is accessed via a pathway around the terrace. Rhubarb Cottage can be found a short distance along. 

Description Even before stepping over the threshold it becomes self evident that Rhubarb Cottage has got what it takes. Whether you are seeking a relaxing weekend retreat, an attractive holiday let or a permanent home this lovely former quarryman's cottage has a unique charm. Pretty as a picture, and every bit as charming as its name, this welcoming double fronted home enjoys a wonderful southerly aspect looking across the Langdale Valley to the fells beyond.

The property has been sensitively upgraded in recent years which has included re-slating the roof, re-fitting the kitchen, re-wiring and sympathetically introducing double glazed windows as well as a very useful porch, and yet none of its inherent charm has been lost. The porch has double doors and leads to a full width, double fronted living room which is full character. The kitchen is beyond with a useful storage area adjacent. On the first floor are two double bedrooms, both with lovely southerly views as well as the modern three piece bathroom and a separate wc.

Outside is the south facing garden, again with wonderful views which includes the attractive tower of the village Holy Trinity Church to the west. There is also a very useful stone built store perfect for logs (the living room includes a log burner for cosy winter nights) or bikes and outdoor gear.

Chapel Stile is right in the heart of The Lake District National Park, known as being part of what is sometimes referred to as "the golden triangle" with the other two points being nearby Ambleside and Grasmere. The Langdale Valley itself offers great walking, climbing and biking options and with a well stocked village store, café, pubs and hostelries all just a short stroll away, Rhubarb Cottage has so much going for it you would be foolish not to arrange an early viewing. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Entrance Porch This double glazed porch with a stone floor is the perfect place to remove and store muddy boots after a day on the fells. 

Living Room 17' 5" x 10' 5" (5.33m x 3.2m) This lovely cottage benefits from a bright living room having two windows, both with window seats to enjoy the wonderful fell views that surround the property, a delightful Mulberry multi-fuel stove - perfect for cosy winter evenings and also with a back boiler to heat the first floor radiators - a separate decorative open fireplace, a beamed ceiling, built in storage cupboards, space to both relax and dine, and a Newlec night storage heater. 

Kitchen 11' 5" x 7' 1" (3.5m x 2.17m) A stylish and modern kitchen having a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces, an integrated 4 ring Bosch electric hob with extractor fan over and Bosch electric oven below, a sink and a half with mixer tap and drainer, plumbing for an automatic dishwasher, two large storage cupboards (one lockable for owner's only use), part tiled walls and a window. 

An attractive stairway leads to  

Landing Having a Newlec night storage heater, useful built in cupboard and loft access. 

Bedroom 1 10' 5" x 8' 9" (3.2m x 2.69m) A bright double room with a window seat looking over the garden to the beautiful surrounding countryside and fells and having a radiator. 

Bedroom 2 10' 5" x 8' 9" (3.2m x 2.69m) A bright double room with a window seat looking over the garden to the beautiful surrounding countryside and fells and having a radiator. 

Bathroom Having a three piece suite comprising a shaped bath with shower attachment, a pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over and a WC. There is also a radiator, an extractor fan and an opaque window. 

Separate WC Having a WC, a wash hand basin and an opaque window. 

Garden There is a lovely low maintenance lawned garden to the front of the property with hedged borders for privacy, ideal for enjoying a morning coffee or al-fresco dining, all the while being able to drink in those wonderful fell views. 

Parking As with many property's in this part of the world, built long before motor cars were even dreamt of, Rhubarb Cottage does not have it's own designated parking space but there is plenty of on-road car parking provision in the area. 

Store 13' 1" x 8' 2" (4m x 2.5m) There is also a very useful stone built external store ideal for the storage of logs, gardening equipment or outdoor gear such as bikes. 

NOTE Please note that the cottage is mid terraced and access is via a stone slabbed path down the side of the end property. There is no hand rail here, or on the steps to the garden, and the ground may be slippery when wet. 

Services The property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage. Heating is a combination of electric storage heaters and radiators which are heated via a back boiler to the multi-fuel stove. The stove can also heat the hot water. 

Tenure Freehold. 

Rateable Value The property has a rateable value of £3,900 with the amount payable for 2018/19 being £1,817.40. The current owners benefit from Small Business Rate Relief so no charge is levied. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. 

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


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13 April 2019

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  • Windermere (7.2 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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