Orchard Cottage, 1 Longmire Yeat, Troutbeck, Windermere, LA23 1PH


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Orchard Cottage is charming semi-detached traditional cottage located in the beautiful and picturesque conservation village of Troutbeck. The property is much loved by its current owners who over time have retained the original character features whilst creating a home from home in the 21st century. Orchard Cottage itself is known to date back to at least 1643 as the dated 'Court Cupboard' in the sitting room shows. The quaint cottage is filled with original features including oak ceiling beams, lintels and internal doors. as well as a spice cupboard and a separate 'bible' cupboard set into the wall.

The lounge has an inset log burner which is set on a beautiful slate hearth and gives the room a cosy feel. A comfortable kitchen fitted with a good range of fitted units and modern appliances including an electric double oven and hob. There are two good sized double bedrooms and an excellent modern bathroom facility. A beautiful, quirky cottage boasting many original features which is currently run as a holiday let with Heart of the Lakes but is equally suitable as a permanent home or as a weekend/holiday retreat in a prime village location. The property is fitted with Loxone home automation so that all heating, hot water, heated towel rail and underfloor heating can be controlled remotely. This is ideal for a holiday home.

Troutbeck is a conservation village and one of the most sought after locations in the Lake District National Park. Cottages and farmsteads line the lanes that lead though Troutbeck village linking the valley with Windermere, Ambleside and over Kirkstone Pass toward Ullswater. There is a small village cafe and two well regarded pubs close by with a wider range of services and rail link in nearby Windermere and close to the property there are several country and fell walks including a popular footpath leading across Wansfell into the market town of Ambleside. 

Directions From Windermere head north on the A591 and at Cooks Corner mini roundabout take the third exit onto Patterdale Road. Continue until you reach Troutbeck and turn left just after a small bridge and before the church. Continue up this lane turning right at the t-junction, continue for about ½ mile and the property is on the right hand side with parking in front. 

Accommodation Covered entrance porch and door into:

Lounge/Dining Room 19'3 x 12'4 (5.87m x 3.75m) A charming sitting/dining room filled with original features including ceiling beams, window lintels and a spice cupboard. A feature of the room is an oak panelled wall with a stunning original a fine court cupboard as well as a spice cupboard and a separate 'bible' cupboard set into the wall. There is also a wood burning stove set in a recess on slate hearth together with an inset oak mantel.

Kitchen A good range of shaker style base and wall units in a neutral colour with coordinating work tops, original beams and interior door which are all in keeping with the cottage style. Equipped with a Stoves electric double oven and hob and integral fridge with space and plumbing for a washer and dishwasher and a free standing Worcester oil fired boiler. An external door leads outside.

First Floor Oak staircase leads to first floor landing with loft access.

Bedroom One 14'8 x 10'1 (4.46mn x 3.08m) A large double bedroom at the front of the house with an original window with views across the fields in front. Plenty of ample space for wardrobes and bedroom furniture.

Bedroom Two 13'3m x 9'2m (4.04m x 2.79m) A second generous sized double bedroom which enjoys a pleasant outlook over the fields in front. Original panel doors to a recessed wardrobe.

Bathroom Modern fully tiled three piece suite comprising of L-shaped panel bath with glazed screen and shower over, WC and pedestal wash basin. The bathroom is fitted with underfloor heating, heated towel rail, wall light and mirror and has inset ceiling lighting and a window to the side aspect.

Apple Loft The Apple Loft was originally an outbuilding in the garden of Orchard Cottage which has been cleverly developed into a quirky one bedroom self contained annex with a parking space, private garden and views over the Troutbeck valley.

The studio annex has a living space with a small kitchen, living area with a separate bathroom and a traditional rustic blanket loft ladder that leads up to a small bedroom space which has two Velux windows and limited head room. The pleasant gardens enjoy views over the valley and have a raised patio area and a lawned area with gated entrance allowing access for a parking space.

Outside Pleasant sheltered walled area with small planted raised rockery area to the front of the property enjoying a pleasant outlook which is suitable for a small table and chairs and catching the evening sun. Parking for one car to the front on the property.

Services Mains electric, water, drainage and oil fired central heating.

Tenure Freehold.

Council Tax Band E & F

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