Halfway House, Clappersgate, Ambleside, LA22 9NQ


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Halfway House is an excellent three bedroom, two bathroom traditional Lakeland property which we believe dates back to the 17th century and was once reportedly the home to The Queen Mother's Stable Master. Benefiting from an abundance of character combined with modern fittings and appointments. A deceptively well proportioned property with well planed and spacious accommodation. Ideally positioned on the edge of Ambleside, with a fantastic west facing aspect over the garden towards the surrounding countryside, River Brathay and towards The Langdales. The property would be equally suitable as a family home, holiday let or welcoming weekend retreat. Although is presently a highly successful and well established holiday let, let via Cumbrian Cottages generating approximately £49,000 per annum. Being sold with forward bookings and the majority of contents with the exception of personnel items.

Located in the small hamlet of Clappersgate which is approximately 1.75 miles from the highly popular market town of Ambleside which has a wide range of amenities including public houses, restaurants, post office, bank and churches etc. The property is close to the Langdale valley and there are endless fell and country walks from the doorstep. The property occupies a superb position with south facing views across the River Brathay towards surrounding countryside.

Directions From the centre of Ambleside head west on the A593 towards Coniston and shortly after passing the left hand turning which would lead to Hawkshead, a series of stone built semi detached houses will be seen on the left hand side. Continue beyond this and just past the access to the Nanny Brow Hotel on the right the entrance to Halfway House is found on the left hand side.

Accomodation Enclosed porch with pitched slate roof. Quarry tiled floor and side window. There is also the boiler cupboard which houses a Worcester Heatslave boiler.

Kitchen 17'11" x 11' (5.48m x 3.37m) An attractive dual aspect room with a contemporary range of wall and base units with a stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. An electric 4 ring hob, electric double oven and grill with extractor. Integrated appliances include fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Part wall tiled with exposed beams and panelling to the ceilings. Double patio doors onto decking with beautiful views over the garden towards the river Brathay and the fells beyond.

Living Room 18' x 17'4" (5.5m x 5.3m) A lovely dual aspect room with a superb feature inglenook stone fireplace with a Yukon log burner and feature canopy. Majority parquet flooring with partial stone tiled and stone skirting. Attractive exposed beams and timbers.

Bedroom One 22'11" x 8' 2" (7m x 2.5m) A spacious dual aspect double room with a door leading to the garden and an additional shuttered door. The flooring is a combination of stone and parquet.

En-Suite A modern white three piece suite comprising panelled bath with a shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Part tiles walls and slate tiled floor. 

First Floor Landing with velux window and storage cupboard.

Bedroom Two 14'6" x 11'5" (4.44m x 3.5m) A generously proportioned double room with a range of built in handmade wardrobes. Attractive country views and lovely exposed timber exposed floorboards.

Bedroom Three 11'5" x 11'4" (3.5m x 3.46m) A good size twin room with lovely country views. Two very useful large storage cupboards providing excellent wardrobe and storage space with lovely cottage style doors and authentic latches. Wide exposed floor boards.

Bathroom A modern three piece suite in white comprising panelled bath, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled and part panelled walls, exposed wood floor, large reset shelf.

Outside Approached via private double gated graveled drive with parking for approximately four vehicles. The property enjoys superb country and river views. From the manageable grounds including a raised decking area, a selection of planted borders. Gate leading to additional and substantial lawn with river frontage. A useful undercroft ideal for storage. 

Services The property is connected to mains water and electricity. Oil Fired Central heating. With shared private drainage. 

Tenure Freehold.

Rateable Value £5,400 Actual amount payable £2,683.80. This could be reduced should the purchaser be entitled to Small Business Rates Relief.

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