1 bedroom lodge for sale

Low Tarn, Neaum Crag, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HG

Sold STC £180,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful south facing woodland setting.
  • Superb holiday let or weekend retreat.
  • Bright and sunny, stylish and welcoming.
  • Stamp Duty benefits apply for such properties.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From Ambleside proceed out on the A593 towards Coniston, after approximately 1.5 miles bear right signposted High Close; continue up the hill bearing first left after approximately 3/10ths of a mile. Neaum Crag entrance can be found a short way along on the right.

On entering this popular development, Low Tarn can be found on the left hand side beyond the fist three speed bumps as the road begin to incline before passing the swimming pool. Low Tarn benefits from two private parking spaces. 

Description Established in the 1980's, Neaum Crag has matured into a very highly regarded and wonderfully peaceful development set amongst the natural wooded slopes of Little Loughrigg. The site is visited by a wide variety of Lakeland wildlife and is a real haven for birds, red squirrels and deer whilst delightful footpaths from the site allow you to simply leave the car and walk to pretty Loughrigg Tarn, Loughrigg Fell, Chesters By The River, Grasmere, Elterwater, Ambleside and of course all of the wonderful Lakeland scenery in between. Perfect whether you are targeting local fells, tarns or Lakeland Inns!

Low Tarn is beautifully presented, having been tastefully updated to provide bright and modern accommodation which is nevertheless cosy and welcoming in equal measure. The visitors book (Low Tarn is a very successful holiday let currently) is simply aglow with praise- " The cabin is so cosy and we looked forward to returning to it every day" " fantastic- very peaceful" " So many wonderful walks direct from the cabin" is just a small sample from pages of plaudits from happy and grateful guests. Those who view this lovely lodge now will quickly appreciate why this immaculate property is such a beloved home from home. It is not just about the stylish presentation, the sunny south facing orientation and the delightful views, nor indeed is it about the simple pleasure of being able to watch red squirrels at close quarters from the comfort of your own settee - it is also about being in an idyllic location for accessing all which makes The English Lake District what it is today - all in all this is an absolute treasure in the heart of the beautiful National Park

Low Tarn occupies an enviable location in Neaum Crag with discrete on-site leisure facilities readily on hand and stands on a good sized plot with south facing gardens, ideal for enjoying a glass of wine or a spot of alfresco dining. The well planned accommodation includes a double aspect living room with glazed double doors onto the garden. There is a stylish, modern kitchen, a double bedroom and a luxury shower room. The living room offers plenty of space for a bed-settee which would allow this delightful chalet to comfortably accommodate four. There is private car parking provision for two vehicles adjoining the plot and the chalet enjoys efficient modern electric heating and double glazing. There is further communal car parking at the top of the site for those who might require it, and just a couple of minutes stroll from this point reveals a scene so spectacular that it was selected as the opening shot for the Miss Potter film.

Each of the chalets within the development enjoy the immeasurable advantage of being freehold (unlike many similar developments), with each property owner having a share in Neaum Crag Limited, resulting in this much loved site being very well maintained and cared for. The leisure facilities have been refurbished in recent years and include a lovely swimming pool complex incorporating a sauna, changing room facilities, a laundry and a table tennis area - perfect whatever the weather.

This chalet can be occupied between the 1st March and the 4th January. Low Tarn provides a superb opportunity (and great tax advantages potentially - see below) for anyone looking for a peaceful weekend retreat or holiday let in a beautiful part of the Lake District National Park.  

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Kitchen 10' 8" x 6' 6" (3.26m x 2m) The property is entered into the kitchen which has modern stylish wall and base units with a range of integrated appliances including a microwave, electric oven and an electric 4 ring hob with a brushed stainless steel extractor hood over. There is also a refrigerator, a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, space to sit and dine and two windows. Leading to 

Sunny Sitting Room 13' 0" x 10' 7" (3.97m x 3.24m) A lovely bright and welcoming room being the perfect place in which to sit and watch the abundant surrounding wildlife having a dual aspect, an energy efficient and programmable electric Kyros Rointe heater and glazed double doors providing access to the private patio and garden.  

Bedroom 1 10' 7" x 8' 2" (3.24m x 2.5m) A bright double bedroom having an electric Kyros Rointe heater, a wall light and a window. 

Shower Room Enjoying a stylish modern three piece suite comprising a large glazed shower cubicle with Mira shower, sink unit with built in storage below and a light, mirror and shaver point over and a dual flush WC. There is also an Addvent extractor and a ladder style heated towel rail. 

Outside The property benefits from a private south facing garden with a patio area to the front and gravelled patio area to the side from which glimpses of the surrounding fells can seen through the trees. There is also private car parking provision for two vehicles. 

Leisure Facilities The Neaum Crag Estate enjoys a lovely leisure complex within the site, housed in a discreet timber building close by.There is a swimming pool, changing facilities, a seating area, a table tennis area, a small sauna and a communal laundry with both an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer.  

NOTE Due to the classification of lodges as "mobile homes", they do not attract the additional 3% stamp duty surcharge usually applied to second homes. They are treated as non-residential/mixed use by HMRC and therefore only attract stamp duty at all if the plot itself (ie the land alone, not the lodge) is valued at over £150,000. It is therefore believed that the purchaser of this property should probably not be liable for stamp duty (subject to independent valuation and confirmation), and there are capital gains tax advantages too under current rules when the time comes for future re-sale.  

Management Each of the owners is understood to hold a share in the management company "Neaum Crag Limited", which is run on a non-profit making basis to maintain services including the site road, street lighting and the leisure complex. A transfer fee of £150 is levied to all new owners. The company levies a maintenance charge to each shareholder which at present is £334 per quarter which includes water charges.  

Services Drainage is to a private treatment plant owned by Neaum Crag Limited. Mains water is provided to each chalet on the same basis by the company. Electricity is supplied to the chalet by Neaum Crag Limited with each owner charged to standard dual economy 7 rates. 

Tenure Freehold.  

Rateable Value / Council Tax The property has a rateable value of £3,150 with the amount payable for 2019/20 being £1,467.90 to South Lakeland District Council. The current owner of the property receives Small Business Rate Relief so no charge is levied.

If the new owner only wishes to use the property privately, the council tax would be band C, but only 50% of this charge is levied and only 10 months is payable. The total charge for 2019/20 would be £678. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. 


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13 September 2019

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