2 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

The Garden Cottage, Eller Close, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9RW

£485,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Breath-taking panoramic views particularly from the garden.
  • Superb setting for immediate access to the high fells and the village alike.
  • A successful 4 star holiday let.
  • Great potential to further develop and adapt.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From the mini roundabout on the A591 above the pretty Lakeland Village of Grasmere, continue north passing The Swan Hotel on your right and then take the next right hand turn up the little lane. Keep an eye out for the signs directing you to The Garden Cottage which lead you towards the left and the end of this small cul-de sac. The grouped car parking provision is located to you right down a short driveway. 

Description The Garden Cottage is a unique and delightful stone built home, probably unlike almost anything else which you may have seen, and is all the better for that.

Perfectly placed, the cottage is just a short walk from the Swan Hotel and indeed the centre of Grasmere itself, which is known the world over for its literary connection with Wordsworth and the romantic poets, and yet it is superbly placed for instant access to some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery around. You can hike the Fairfield Horseshoe from the doorstep, or even head for the wonderful Helvellyn mountain range without having to trouble the car. Simply perfect for the energetic, but if you prefer your scenery to be admired from the more relaxed position of a comfortable chair, then simply step through the stone arch and enter the "secret garden". The entire panorama flanking the iconic Helm Crag (famously known as The Lion and the Lamb) from Silver How, Blea Rigg, Thunacar Knott to the south to Steel Fell to the north is laid out before you. Private and sunny, this beautiful garden is further enhance d by a variety of fruit trees including apples, pears, damsons and mulberry. Simply idyllic.

The accommodation is as unique as it is adaptable. The current owners have elected to let the upper level and save the dual aspect lower floor for their own enjoyment, utilising the space there for a combination of safely storing their own personal belongings and providing overspill or independent private accommodation either as an ancillary bedroom or as an independent bedsitting room with a luxury en-suite bathroom. The upper levels are delightfully designed and presented. The open plan living space is bright and airy with its vaulted ceiling, exposed roof timbers and dual aspect. The kitchen area is splendidly equipped (this is a 4 star Visit England holiday let) and there is plenty of space in which to prepare meals, should you choose not to stroll down to one of the many pubs and restaurants in the village, dine and relax. There is a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and stairs from the bedroom lead up to a sweet attic room, which has seen service as an occasional bedroom.

The two levels are not currently linked internally, but for those who might wish to consider this, thought has been given in the past to adding a statement extension encompassing a spiral staircase linking the living space with the lower floor bedroom, which could, subject to the necessary consents being obtained, open up a whole new range of options.

With private car parking, and the whole of The Lake District National Park on your doorstep, this is a truly unique home - why not come and experience it for yourself.

 

Accomodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Open Plan Living Space 19' 7" x 14' 0" (5.97m x 4.28m) A superb living area with a great feeling of light and space. The vaulted ceiling and dual aspect creates an airy feel, superbly contrasted by the cosy Charnwood log burner for those cooler evenings.

The kitchen area is excellently equipped with a range of wall and base units complete with a fitted oven, gas hob and hood, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher ensuring that guests are well catered for. There is a single drainer sink unit, radiator and part tiled walls.

The living area includes plenty of space in which to both dine and relax and includes a feature exposed stone wall, lovely views, particularly from the window seat, and two radiators to supplement the log burner. 

Bedroom 1 15' 0" x 10' 8" (4.58 maxm x 3.27m) With a beamed ceiling, a curtained wardrobe, double radiator and fell views this is a lovely welcoming room. The former fireplace has now been removed but the stone hearth and lintel sets off a pretty display area, with storage provided in the under-stairs cupboard. 

En-suite bathroom With a modern three piece suite in white with a panel bath with a shower over, a wash basin with a mixer tap, dual flush wc, heated towel rail and a window plus an extractor fan. 

Attic Room 14' 9" x 10' 8" (4.5m x 3.27m) With access from the bedroom via a typically steep and narrow staircase and with sloping ceilings and two roof lights this lovely space is fondly known as The Map Room, and has seen service both as an occasional bedroom and as a study and includes a wc and wash basin tucked discretely in one corner. 

Lower Floor  

Bedsitting Room 14' 5" x 9' 3" (4.4m x 2.82m) Currently utilised by the present owners as an occasional bedroom when they occupy the property as a whole, and making a perfect space for safely storing personal belongings so saving on packing and preparation for when they visit. This lovely dual aspect room offers great potential (subject to any necessary consents being obtained) for including in the holiday let if desired. There are exposed ceiling beams and a radiator. 

En-suite bathroom 2 With a modern white suite including a panel bath with an Aqualiser shower over, twin wash basins and a dual flush wc. There are two windows, and extractor fan, radiator, tiled flooring and part tiled walls. 

Outside The property enjoys the most wonderful gardens. The foregarden is sweet with a small tumbling beck, and a patio with views, but pleasant as this area is, it is the superb "secret garden" which really captures the heart. The magnificent panoramic fell views looking south and west are quite simply breath-taking. Can you imagine sitting here on a balmy summer evening with a glass of something cool watching the sun dip down over the fells? Simply perfect.

Mainly laid to lawn with patio areas, the gardens include not only a lovely traditional hand water pump but also a variety of productive fruit trees with apple, pear, damson and mulberry amongst them. A small outbreak of Japanese knotweed has been identified at the property and a management plan has been put in place.  

Car Parking The property enjoys a private car parking space in the area to the east of the dwelling. 

Services The property is understood to be connected to mains water, drainage, gas and electricity 

Council Tax Band South Lakeland District Council - Band D 

Tenure In keeping with the unique nature of this wonderfully quirky property there are both freehold and leasehold elements to The Garden Cottage, vital to ensuring ease of future management. The main portion of the dwelling and the land is freehold whilst the bedroom, attic room and corresponding roof area is held on a long lease until 3002. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney and Leigh 0. As the property is a successful holiday let with Lakelovers viewings may be restricted to the holiday change-over times on Saturdays.  

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


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16 October 2019

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  • Windermere (7.7 mi)
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01539 304021 Local call rate

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