2 bedroom lodge for sale

Cogra Moss, Neaum Crag, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HG

Sold STC £200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Peaceful setting adjoining open ground.
  • 2 Double bedrooms and 2 parking spaces.
  • Lovely Views and splendid on site facilities.
  • A delightful Alpine style Freehold chalet.

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 until almost at the main car parking area. The lodge is accessed on foot up a series of steps on your right, behind the two private car parking spaces. Please take care as these steps could be slippery. 

Description Established in the 1980's, Neaum Crag has matured into a highly regarded and very 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 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, Ambleside and of course all of the wonderful Lakeland scenery in between.

Cogra Moss occupies an enviable location on an elevated plot at the very edge of the development with open land beyond. The property enjoys large sloping gardens including a paved patio area - ideal for enjoying a glass of wine or a spot of alfresco dining, and the views can be spectacular.

The accommodation is well laid out and includes a double aspect living room with winter glimpses of Wetherlam and Coniston Old Man. There is a modern kitchen area, two double bedrooms (both with built in wardrobes) and a shower room. There is private car parking provision for two vehicles and plenty of visitor car parking on hand. Just a couple of minutes stroll from this much loved lodge reveals a scene so spectacular that it was selected as the opening shot for the Miss Potter film, and you can stroll on to local hostelries, tarns or to the high fells, whatever takes your fancy.

Each of the chalets within the development enjoy the massive advantages of being freehold, with each property having a share in Neaum Crag Limited, resulting in the site being well maintained and cared for. The discrete on site 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 for keeping the kids entertained whatever the weather.

The chalets can be occupied between the 1st March and the 15th November. For those wishing to occupy or let the property throughout the winter we understand planning permission has been granted elsewhere on the development for such an extension and it may be considered probable that similar consent might be forthcoming here if desired.

The chalet 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.  

Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen 21' 3" x 9' 6" (6.50m x 2.92m)  

Kitchen Area The kitchen area is equipped with a modern range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer and a range of integrated appliances including a Euro Kera electric 2 ring hob, an Ignis electric oven, and an Ignis fridge. 

Living Area A light and cosy dual aspect room having wood and fell views, and incorporating glazed double doors giving access to the exterior decking and garden. With space to sit and relax as well as dine, and having an electric wood burning effect stove for cooler evenings. Also with an integrated storage cupboard and a Creda night storage heater.  

Bedroom 1 9' 10" x 9' 6" (3.00m x 2.92m) A double room with fell and woodland view, benefitting from built in storage and having a Heatstore wall mounted electric panel heater. Also with spotlights and wall lights. 

Bedroom 2 9' 8" x 8' 0" (2.95m x 2.44m) A double bedroom currently utilised as a good sized twin and enjoying a woodland view, having an integrated wardrobe and a Heatstore electric panel heater. 

Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a Calypso shower within a tiled and glazed unit, a wash hand basin set above a vanity style unit with light and shaver point over, and a WC. There is also a heated towel rail. 

Outside The property has external lighting, and includes a lovely decked area and paved patio, perfect for peaceful relaxation whilst enjoying glimpses of the surrounding fellside through the natural woodland and watching the wildlife. There is also a useful external shed, ideal for storage of bikes and outdoor equipment. 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.  

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.  

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 £361.04 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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