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Imagine owning a piece of the Lake District, nestled within Outgate in easy reach of the picturesque villages of Ambleside, Hawkshead and Coniston. Kirkstone Cottage is a one bedroom haven for a range of buyers whether you are looking to purchase a second home or a holiday letting investment. Deceptively spacious, finished to a high standard and surrounded by fells and countryside views, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Kirkstone Cottage is a part of the previously known Brackenfell, which sees a large detached property developed into six individual and original homes. Along with private parking and communal gardens; you are just a step away from the many walks on your doorstep and plenty of open countryside to explore. Not only that, there are two renown and award wining pubs within walking distance, The Outgate Inn and The Drunken Duck both popular with locals and holidaymakers.

The Property
Kirkstone Cottage is accessed from traditional Lakeland stone steps, up to the front door, which leads into the sitting room. A warm and homely room, complete with a feature multi-fuel wood stove upon a slate hearth, perfect for the chilly winter evenings and the excellent picture window gives striking views towards Grizedale Forest and the surrounding Fellside.

Through the sitting room, you are lead into the kitchen. Greeted by a large picture window with superb views towards Latterbarrow, the contemporary fitted kitchen with wall and base units, tiled splashbacks and stainless steel sink with mixer tap. The kitchen benefits from integrated appliances that include fridge freezer, dishwasher, four-ring hob with extractor fan and electric oven. The kitchen features a stable door at the rear, which opens on to a private patio that has views over the communal garden and surrounding countryside.

Stairs from the sitting room lead up to the spacious double bedroom, which has picturesque views over the surrounding fells and Lake District landscape. There is space saving fitted wardrobes and eaves access. The perfect space to relax and unwind after a day on the fells. The bedroom benefits from a fully tiled three piece en-suite, with a corner shower cubicle, wash basin and W.C.

The Outside
Kirkstone Cottage benefits from a private patio to the front, perfect for enjoying the uninterrupted countryside and fell views and the opportunity to dine outside. The rear private patio off the kitchen, leads into the surrounding, well-maintained communal gardens. Kirkstone Cottage also comes with assigned parking for two vehicles.

Kirkstone Cottage is located in the quaint village of Outgate on the edge of Hawkeshead, only a short 10 minute drive to the busy market town of Ambleside, and just 3 minutes to the charming village of Hawkshead, Coniston, popular for its walking, climbing and sailing areas is less than 10 minutes drive, making Kirkstone Cottage perfectly placed to enjoy all the Lake District has to offer.

Holiday Letting Opportunity
If you were to purchase this property for holiday letting, The Good Life Cottage Company, have appraised the cottage and has suggested an estimated gross annual income of £20,600 per annum on 40 weeks let, providing a great return on investment.

The fittings and contents can remain in the property: they are negotiable separately with the Vendor. The high standard of the fittings and contents would mean that the property would also be ideal for those looking for an investment property or a residential purchase, as it is ready to move in and would only require a personal touch.

Agents Notes
The vendors have had plans drawn up to create a second bedroom with further shower room.

From Ambleside, head west on the A593 towards Coniston/Hawkshead. Approximately one mile, turn left to cross Brathay Bridge on to the B5286 Hawkshead. Continue along the road until you reach the village of Outgate. Directly opposite The Outgate Inn, turn right and Kirkstone Cottage is approximately 100 meters on the right.

Leasehold property for an original term of 999 years from 2003. The freehold is owned by the Management Company, comprising of the six property owners. Service charge is in relation to the square area of the unit, which is currently at £900 per annum.

Mains electricity, gas, drainage and water

Local Authority
South Lakeland District Council
Council Tax Band - TBA

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All viewings to be arranged by prior appointment through Humberts Windermere office 01539 482 692 or windermere@humberts.com

For advice on financing your purchase, please call the office on 01539 482 692

  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Receptions
  • House
  • Leasehold
  • Brackenfell, Outgate, LA22
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  • 1 Bedrooms
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  • 1 Receptions
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We say...

"Dream 1 bed Lake District bolthole, prospect to create a 2nd bedroom with shower room. Perfect 2nd home or holiday letting, estimated gross annual income of £20,600 pa on 40 weeks let"
Windermere - Humberts


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