Rushbrook, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9PL


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Rushbrook presents the ideal opportunity to purchase a highly versatile semi detached property which is currently comprised of a two bedroom traditional Lakeland stone built Victorian cottage with an additional one bedroom annexe. The property has the scope to be re amalgamated into one dwelling. Nestled in a delightful position on the edge of the village. Set back from the road and well screened by trees, within an attractive enclosed garden. With lovely country views over the adjacent countryside Rydal Beck flows past at the foot of the garden.

Rushbrook has some original character pieces including flagged floors and some exposed beams. With individual front doors, although there is an internal access between the two properties. The main house has an entrance hall and cloaks area, a delightful painted fitted kitchen with Lakeland slate floor, cosy sitting/dining room enjoying a bay window and an attractive period fireplace with open fire. Enjoying one double and one single bedroom and house bathroom.

The property would suit a variety of purchasers whether as a permanent residence, family home or retirement property or alternatively as a holiday home. Presently the cottage is a successful 4* holiday letting property let through Heart of the Lakes with the vendors using the annexe for their personal use. It currently generates an annual income of around £12,000 to £13,000. The property can be sold with forward bookings and the majority of contents. It may be possible to rent both individually subject to relevant planning approval.

Rushbrook is situated approximately a 1/4 of a mile from the centre of this most popular Lakeland town. The property is on a level walk to a wide variety of amenities including shops, restaurants, churches, schools etc.

Directions Proceed north out of the village on the A591, pass the famous Bridge House on the left hand side. Continue for approximately ½ mile passing the Health Centre and the property is on the right hand side 50 yards prior to Rydal Hall Lodge.

Rushbrook Cottage

Accommodation Glazed front door leading into hallway/vestibule with original flagged floor and night storage heater. Understair cupboard housing fuse box. Door leading into:

Kitchen 8'04 x 7'05 (2.54m x 2.25m) A basic selection of wall and base units with sink unit and mixer tap. Four ring electric hob, electric oven and extractor. Plumbing for washing machine. Electric wall heater. Recessed shelving and skylight. Original flagged floor. Internal door leading into annexe.

Sitting Room 14'01 x 11'03 (4.27m x 3.41m) Attractive dual aspect room with original cast iron open fire set on a slate hearth and surround with pine mantle. Feature bay window. Recessed shelving, TV point and night storage heater. Attractive views across the garden and towards the surrounding countryside.

First Floor

Bedroom One 14'00 x 8'09 (4.25m x 2.65m) Spacious double room with feature window seat giving attractive country views. Comprehensive selection of double wardrobe and dresser. Electric shaver point with light and night storage heater.

Bedroom Two 8'07 x 6'01 (2.60m x 1.86m) Single room with night storage heater.

Bathroom Three piece white suite comprising of panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Part wall tiled with extractor. Electric light/shaver point. Night storage heater. Cupboard housing cylinder with shelving.


Accommodation Glazed front door leading into:

Kitchen 13'01 x 5'05 (3.97m x 1.64m) A basic selection of pine fronted wall and base units with Belfast sink. Four ring electric hob and electric oven. Plumbing for washing machine. Original flagged floor and recessed cupboard. Partially vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Attractive view across the garden and bordering countryside. Leading through to:

Lounge 13'01 x 11'08 (3.97m x 3.53m) A light and airy dual aspect room with fantastic views over the garden and surrounding countryside. Partially vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Feature cast iron fire set within a feature Lakeland Stone surround mantle with shelving. Inner hallway leading to:

Bedroom 11'11 x 9'11 (3.61m x 3.02m) Spacious double room with partially vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Slate windowsill. Night storage heater.

Bathroom Three piece white suite comprising of panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Electric light/shaver point and extractor. Electric Dimplex wall heater and night storage heater. Recessed shelving and drawers.

Outside The property is approached by a private gravelled drive of which Rushbrook has a right of way leading to a private gated drive with generous parking for at least 6 vehicles. An extensive garden divided into three sections. Rushbrook Cottage has a delightful lawned garden with an array of coloured flowers and river access. The annexe has its own natural lawned garden with a well established selection of mature shrubs and bushes. The property benefits from an additional parcel of land which is used for compost, bonfires etc. There is also an original freestanding timber garage with concrete base. All the gardens enjoy a delightful sunny aspect and country views.

Services Mains water and electric. Private drainage. Septic tank.

Tenure Freehold

Council Tax Bank (Annexe) C

Rateable Value (Cottage) £3,150. Actual amount payable £1467.90. 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.

Arrange viewing 01539 432220

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