Crookthwaite, Colthouse, Ambleside LA22 0JT


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Delightfully placed on a small private country lane, nestled on the lower slopes of Latterbarrow and having beautiful views north and south up and down the valley, this lovely stone-built three bedroom cottage has that elusive welcoming feel that just cannot be created over night. The accommodation has been thoughtfully improved over the years and includes a hall, open plan sitting /dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a charming kitchen, utility/rear porch and a bedroom with an en-suite shower on the ground floor. There are two further bedrooms, a large bathroom and a laundry/storage room on the first floor. All of the rooms enjoy super views over the adjoining fields to the surrounding Lakeland fells and woodland. There is also a garage and pleasant gardens in which to sit and enjoy the tranquillity of this lovely location.Colthouse is a small Hamlet on the outskirts of the picturesque and historic village of Hawkshead, beautifully situated between the lakes of Windermere and Coniston Water at the northern tip of the Grizedale Forest.There are numerous walks accessible literally from the doorstep of Crookthwaite Cottage including to Latterbarrow and the Tarns at Claife Height to the east, Esthwaite Water to the south, Grizedale Forest and Tarn Hows to the West and the Furness Fells in the North. Ideal as a weekend retreat holiday let or indeed permanent residence. Currently let with Cumbrian Cottages and generating circa £20,000 per annum.This is a rare and excellent opportunity in the most peaceful of settings. 

Directions From Ambleside take the A593 heading towards Coniston, turning left just after passing through Clappersgate, signposted Hawkshead on the B5286. Turn left again after approximately 1 mile signposted High Wray. Pass Wray Castle (National Trust owned) and on through the small village of High Wray continuing straight on where signposted towards Hawkshead. After a further half mile pass Tock How Farm and just after passing Loanthwaite Lane on your right you will see a private gated lane on your left (the first turning on your left since leaving High Wray) which leads up to Crookthwaite Cottage. There is off street car parking in front of the right hand garage here. 

Accommodation Canopy porch with front door leading into vestibule with parquet floor. Internal glazed door leading into:

Hallway With recessed shelving and staircase. Leading through to:

Living Room 11'11 x 10'08 (3.60m x 3.24m) Multi fuel stove set on attractive slate hearth and mantle with picture window giving lovely south facing views across the garden and towards the countryside. Archway leading through to:

Dining Room 10'08 x 10'03 (3.24m x 3.11m) With understair cupboard housing oil fired boiler and providing ideal storage area. Doorway leading into:

Rear Porch/Utility Room  With plumbing for washing machine, shelving and tiled floor. Rear door. Ideally used as a cloaks area.

Kitchen 11'01 x 8'11 (3.36m x 2.69m)  A light and airy dual aspect room with an attractive range of wall and base units and worktop. 1.5 stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Electric cooker point. Small breakfast bar with display cabinet. Attractive country views with glazed side door.

Bedroom Three/Study 11'04 x 8'11 (3.43m x 2.70m) Spacious single dual aspect room equally suitable as a study. Attractive country views.

En-Suite Three piece suite comprising of corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. Fully wall tiled with extractor.

First Floor

Landing Superb fell and country views towards Fairfield Horseshoe. Cylinder cupboard and additional small box room with shelving providing excellent storage facility, which could possibly be created into an en-suite.

Bedroom One 12'00 x 9'00 (3.64m x 2.73m) Spacious double room with superb south facing views across the gardens and the surrounding countryside.

Bedroom Two 11'05 x 7'01 (3.46m x 2.15m) Excellent twin room with delightful views across the surrounding countryside.

Bathroom Spacious three piece suite comprising of roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Part wall tiled. Spectacular views across the countryside towards Fairfield Horseshoe.

Outside The property benefits private parking for two vehicles plus semi-detached garage (4.99 x 2.34) with power. There is gated access round the side providing a large degree of privacy. The front has an attractive and manageable lawn with a variety of shrubs and bushes bordering open countryside.

Services Mains electric and water. Oil central heating. Shared septic tank.

Tenure Freehold

Rateable Value £3,900. Actual amount payable £1817.40. This could be reduced to ZERO if the purchaser is entitled to Small Business Rates Relief. More details can be obtained from the Local Authority South Lakeland District Council 01539 733333.

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