2 bedroom lodge for sale

Dale Head Tarn, Neaum Crag, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9HG

Sold STC £200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful 2 double bedroomed freehold lodge.
  • Superb location in ever popular Neaum Crag.
  • Discrete on site leisure facilities including a swimming pool.
  • Walk from the door to fells, tarns or local Inns.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From Ambleside proceed towards Coniston on the A593 turning right just a short distance before Skelwith Bridge signposted for High Close. Proceed up the hill bearing first left back down towards the A593 with the entrance to Neaum Crag then being found on the right hand side. Continue through the Neaum Crag development, passing the swimming pool on the left hand side to the top of the hill where Neaum Crag Court is located. Continue on to the T junction and then bear left up the hill taking the first right into a cul de sac. The parking for the property is located on the right hand side. From here take the short pedestrian pathway on the left hand side and Dale Head Tarn is the first property on the left. Please be aware that the decking surrounding the property can become slippery in wet weather. 

Description Located just a short distance from the beautiful Loughrigg Tarn (a view featured in the famous Miss Potter film), Neaum Crag has proved to be a popular, highly regarded and very peaceful location since its conception in the 1980s. Now well established as a popular tourist destination, this interesting and tranquil site extends to something in the region of 18 acres and includes very unobtrusive onsite leisure facilities which incorporate not only a swimming pool, but also a sauna, games area, laundry and a small shop. The site attracts a spectacular array of wildlife, including red squirrels, deer and a wonderful variety of birds.

Dale Head Tarn was selected by the original owners when the site was brand new specifically because for them it was the very best plot on the new development and that good judgement has been substantiated by the fact that this much loved retreat has remained in the same family ownership ever since. The lodge has been beautifully improved and upgraded in recent times and now offers delightful accommodation in what is still to this day a wonderful setting with excellent views including to Pike of Blisco. With modern decking and a large garden plot beyond, this attractive freehold lodge includes a superb fitted kitchen alongside the bright open plan living area. There are two double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom and two car parking spaces.

Perfect for anyone seeking an idyllic and peaceful weekend retreat or a superbly placed holiday let, this unique lodge is highly recommended for early viewing. The lodge can only be occupied currently between 1st March and 15th November each year, although many at Neaum Crag have obtained consent for this to be extended into the winter months and we have no reason to suspect that such consent would not also be granted here for those who want it. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Open Plan Kitchen and Sitting Room 22' 6" x 9' 2" (6.88m x 2.8m)  

Kitchen The property is entered into a recently refurbished kitchen area with a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces and having a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer and a range of integrated Baumatic appliances including an electric 4 ring hob, an electric oven, a microwave, an automatic dishwasher and a fridge / freezer. 

Sitting Room A relaxing room with a dual aspect incorporating large windows looking to the surrounding woodland with winter views to the fells and having glazed double doors giving access to the exterior decking and garden. There is a Creda night storage heater. 

Bedroom 1 10' 5" x 9' 2" (3.18m x 2.8m) A double room benefitting from built in storage and having a built in dressing table with mirror and light over, a wall mounted electric heater and external shutters on the windows. 

Bedroom 2 9' 2" x 7' 6" (2.8m x 2.3m) Currently utilised as a good sized twin bedroom and having built in storage incorporating a dressing table with light and mirror over, a wall mounted electric heater and external shutters on the windows. 

Bathroom Having a three piece suite comprising a three quarter sized bath with Mira Sport shower over, a wash hand basin with light, mirror and shaver point over and storage cupboard below and a WC. There is also an opaque window, a towel rail and a wall mounted electric heater. 

Outside The property is set on a large plot and enjoys a lovely decked area, perfect for peaceful relaxation whilst enjoying glimpses of the surrounding fellside through the natural woodland. There is also an external shed and areas of natural shrubbery and woodland to the front and rear of the property. The gardens and communal grounds attract a wide variety of birdlife as well as red squirrels. The communal grounds are understood to extend to something in the region of 18 acres (not measured). 

Parking The property benefits from private parking for two vehicles. 

Lesiure 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.  

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 £450 per quarter which includes water charges. 

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 may not be liable for stamp duty (subject to independent valuation and confirmation), and there may be capital gains tax advantages too under current rules when the time comes for future re-sale.  

Services Drainage is to a private treatment plant owned by Neaum Crag Limited. 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. 

Council Tax Band C - South Lakeland District Council.

Note - If the new owner wishes to continue to use the property privately, we understand that only 50% of the charge is levied and only 10 months is payable. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. 


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