3 bedroom cottage for sale

Bridge Cottage, Stock Lane, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9SN

£550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
  • Superb location in the heart of Grasmere.
  • Delightful views over the river to the church and beyond.
  • Plenty of car parking provision plus a garage.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From our office in Ambleside head north on the A591 to Grasmere passing Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake along the way. Upon reaching the roundabout take the first exit into the village. Continue through the village, and just before the church, turn into the Bridge House Hotel driveway on the left. The property is immediately on the right, with parking in front on the private driveway. 

Description Pretty as a picture and thought to have had origins as a coach house or stables, this attractive stone built cottage is superbly located in the ever popular Lakeland Village of Grasmere. You can literally step out of the front door and within seconds be shopping, dining out or enjoying a relaxing drink or two in one of the many highly regarded restaurants or traditional Inns which populate this pretty village. A slightly longer walk takes you down to the beautiful lake shore, whilst the more energetic may prefer a hike to one of the gorgeous tarns in the region or to the high fells which flank the village. Simply perfect whether you are seeking a family home, a popular holiday let or a peaceful weekend retreat.

The cottage is virtually detached, being linked to small outbuildings in separate ownership and sits prettily alongside the River Rothay, and even includes a section of the river with a range of visiting wildlife, and enjoys some lovely views, not least of the famous St Oswalds Church where William Wordsworth rests. The accommodation is bright and well balanced and includes a hallway, a through living room, a fitted kitchen, a modern bathroom and three good bedrooms. There is a side garage which offers the potential to create yet further living accommodation if desired, subject to any necessary consents being obtained, and there is parking provision for up to four cars on the driveway.

This could be your dream Lakeland Cottage - come and find out. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Entrance Hallway Lovely and light due to the part glazed timber door with windows either side. With room for coats and boots and having a Haverland energy efficient electric panel heater and under stairs storage. 

Living Room 14' 2" x 12' 11" (4.34m x 3.94m) A dual aspect room having wonderful views to the river, bridge and church, with deep windowsills for extra seating. Having an exposed beam, 2 Haverland energy efficient electric panel heaters and a built-in fuse cupboard. With space to dine and relax, this is a lovely room in which to gather with friends and family. 

Kitchen 10' 9" x 8' 0" (3.28m x 2.44m) Enjoying wonderful views of the river, ancient bridge and beyond, and having a range of stylish wall and base units with complimentary work surfaces, an integrated stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, a CDA ceramic hob and oven and a Bosch dishwasher. Also having an energy efficient panel heater, tiled floor and Vent Axia extractor fan. 

Bathroom Having a white three piece suite comprising a curved panel bath with Mira shower over, a pedestal wash hand basin and a WC. Also having a ladder style radiator/towel rail, tiled flooring, part tiled walls and shaver point. Also enjoying views to the river, bridge and church through the partly opaque window.  

First Floor  

Landing Having window with wide sill and a Dimplex storage heater. 

Bedroom 1 14' 1" x 7' 6" (4.3m x 2.3m) A double room with views of the church and Silver How fell and having exposed beams, 2 wall lights and Dimplex Storage heater. 

Ensuite Having a white 3 piece suite comprising of a glazed shower cubicle with Mira shower, a wash hand basin set above a vanity unit with light and shaving point above and a dual flush WC. The room is partly tiled and also has a heated towel rail and Greenwood Airvac extractor fan. 

Bedroom 2 11' 1" x 9' 10" (3.4m x 3m) A double room with church and fell views which is currently being utilised as a twin. Having exposed beams, Dimplex storage heater and an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. 

Bedroom 3 11' 3" x 5' 10" (3.43m x 1.79m) A single room, currently housing bunk beds, and once again having lovely views of the church and fells. With a Dimplex storage heater, exposed beam and access hatch to the loft. 

Outside  

Garage 15' 8" x 12' 5" (4.80m x 3.80m max) Stone built and with an up-and-over door, providing additional storage space and having a window. It may be considered that the garage provides potential to create yet further living accommodation subject to any necessary consents being obtained. 

Garden The property enjoys easily managed grounds with a range of wildlife, perfect for holiday letting or as a weekend retreat with a gravel driveway with parking and an established flower bed. 

Services The property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage (via a private sewer) 

Tenure Freehold. 

Council Tax South Lakeland District Council - Band D 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. 

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

Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity Lakelovers ( suggest "The location of Bridge Cottage makes this property highly desirable from a holiday letting perspective, being situated in the centre of one of the Lake District's most famous and popular destinations whilst also benefiting from a pretty riverside location overlooking the church. Once presented to offer high quality accommodation for five guests, marketed and priced correctly, the cottage would benefit from year round letting and a gross income of approximately £29,000-£32,000 would be achievable with scope to increase this further in the future."

 

NOTE The property sits alongside and indeed includes a section of the beautiful River Rothay. Like much of the Lake District, the property was affected by flooding in Storm Desmond in 2015 but we understand that since then flood resilient improvements have been made not only to the river systems throughout the county but also at Bridge Cottage itself where the floor levels have been raised by some 300 mm and a sump installed as a precaution. The sump has 2 x 1100watt pumps that would activate if water came into the house. 


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Added on Rightmove:
19 November 2019

Nearest station

  • Windermere (7.2 mi)
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Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside

Hackney & Leigh Rydal Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9AW

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Nearest station

  • 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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