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Black Crag Cottage, Staveley, Kendal, LA8 9JG
Sold STC
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Type: House
Reception Rooms: 1

Property Details

Sale of beautiful stone built and slate roof two bedroom cottage dating back to the late 18th Century offering 21st century comforts that blend in well with original period character. This traditional mid-terrace stone cottage offers accommodation of both sitting room with log burning stove and a spacious dining kitchen with rear porch and utility room, upstairs you will find two good size bedrooms and a modern tiled shower room. Located to the rear of the cottage (also with access down the side of terrace) is a surprisingly large garden with various patio areas, beautiful shrubs and planted borders around a well tended lawn, useful stone and slate outhouse and log store and substantial summer house/workshop with electric. In additional to the generous garden, there is the benefit of a separate off-road parking area which also houses a single garage.

Situated less than ½ a mile from the popular village of Staveley in the Lake District National Park at the foot of the Kentmere valley, Black Crag Cottage occupies a peaceful situation enabling the purchaser to enjoy a variety of walks right from the doorstep, whilst also being very well placed for those looking to commute. There is a rail station in Staveley that provides a very short regular connection to the West Coast Mainline and the M6 J36 is less than 15 minutes away. The picturesque village of Staveley is very accessible being an enjoyable 5 minute walk where there is wide range of amenities including a post office, general store, butchers, pharmacy, doctors, and good village pub. As well as a business community, the popular Mill Yard includes a local Brewery, cookery school, café, bakery and cycle store amongst its attractions. The village enjoys a thriving community and a good primary school. There are also a selection of secondary schools in Kendal and Windermere.

Directions From the centre of Staveley village, take the right turn before the village hall onto the Kentmere Road and continue past Kentmere Limited. Continue up the road for ½ a mile at before going over Scroggs Bridge, a row of cottages can be seen on the left hand side. Black Crag Cottage is the second cottage in the row with parking just at the bottom of the lane opposite the bridge.

Accommodation Stone steps lead to the glazed timber front door.

Sitting Room 12’10 x 10’9 (3.9m x 3.3m) A warm and cosy room with double glazed window with seat under enjoying views to the woodland and river Kent. Open fireplace with slate hearth and Morso multi fuel burning stove with adjacent original built in shelved cupboards, TV point and finished with inset spot lighting.

Dining Kitchen 10’11 x 10’1 (3.3m x 3.1m) Traditional hand built ash kitchen fitted with a good range of base units and solid worktop incorporating Belfast sink unit, electric hob and oven and fridge. There is an original shelved alcove cupboard and there is a large walk in pantry store under the stairs. The kitchen has ample space for dining table and chairs and is finished with laminate flooring and inset spot lighting. To the rear of the kitchen is a glazed door to the rear porch which has ample space for cloaks and shoes and leads out both the garden and a separate utility room.

Utility Room 6’1 x 4’8 (1.9m x 1.4m) Forming part of a rear extension, this purpose utility room has a rear window to the garden and Velux window. The utility has a downstairs WC and has space for a fridge/freezer, plumbing for washing and dryer.

First Floor Landing with loft hatch access. Loft is fully insulated and boarded and wired for lighting.

Bedroom One 11’6 x 9’9 (3.9m x 3.3m) Large double bedroom with double glazed window with window seat enjoying outlook over the rear garden. There is a built in cupboard/wardrobe over the stairs. The bedroom is finished with inset spot lighting.

Bedroom Two 11’4 x 7’8 (3.5 x 2.3m) Small double bedroom or twin bedroom with double glazed window and window seat to the front aspect with views of the river Kent. Inset spot lighting.

Shower Room Beautifully finished shower room comprising walk in double shower cubicle with electric Mira shower, WC and pedestal wash basin. The shower room is neatly appointed with tiled floor featuring underfloor heating, electric heater, chrome towel rail, inset lighting and mirrored wall cabinet.

Outside The cottage has a small sloping lawned garden with stone steps to the front door. To the rear of the cottage and with an access down the side of terrace, is a very generous cottage garden which from the back door leads up steps to a slate patio area and across the way is a good size stone and slate outbuilding which has electric and makes a useful tool/garden store. The garden continues up a gentle slope and a pathway weaves its way through established borders with low stone walls to the top garden which has a generous lawn, gravelled patio seating area with a covered log store behind. In addition there is a substantial timber framed summer house/ workshop which has an electric and heating and makes for an excellent hobby shed. The cottage also benefits from a separate parking area with a detached garage and potential to develop further, this is located 20 yards down the lane.

Services Mains electric and water. Private drainage.

Tenure Freehold.

Council Tax Band C

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