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Charcoal House, Low Nibthwaite, Nr Coniston, Ulverston LA12 8DE
Offers In Region Of £585,000
Sold
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Type: House
Reception Rooms: 3

Property Details

SITUATION Within the Lake District National Park, Low Nibthwaite is a small rural community located on a private access lane off the East of Lake Road that runs alongside Coniston Water, famous for its connections with Donald Campbell, Arthur Ransome and John Ruskin. Just under a mile south of Coniston Water, it lies in the Crake Valley, a lovely peaceful , quiet and unspoilt area of the South Lakes, and the Charcoal House is an 18th century barn that once served a local iron smelting furnace. The property overlooks the River Crake below and Coniston Old Man can be seen from the sitting room balcony. Readily accessible to the central lakes, the location is convenient for the market town of Ulverston (15 mins), the A590 trunk route leading to Kendal and the M6, and fast trains from Oxenholme (Kendal) reach London in 2 ½hours.

DIRECTIONS From the south turn off the A590 at Greenodd and proceed north on the A5902 for approximately 2 miles fork right towards Lowick/Coniston on the A5084 until you reach a small cross roads at Lowick Bridge. Turn immediate right (The Red Lion Inn is visible on the left) then turn immediately left over the river and continue north for approximately 1 mile, turn left sign posted private road, there is also a post box set into the wall. Charcoal House is the first property on the right hand side. (Approximately 5 minutes drive from A590).

From the Ambleside area drive South to Coniston Village and follow the A5084 to Lowick Bridge cross roads-turn left over the bridge and then follow the direction up the east of Lake Road.

ACCOMMODATION GROUND FLOOR Front door leading into:

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM A delightful light dual aspect room with a quality fitted handmade selection of base units with an excellent combination of slate and oak worktops and handmade island unit with stools to match. Belfast sink with mixer tap, integrated dishwasher, fridge and electric three oven AGA with fitted programmable slumber mode. The kitchen has attractive exposed beams, oak window lintels and attractive views towards the garden.

SNUG Open plan leading off the kitchen/diner with its own deep silled side-garden window the snug has solid oak floors and provides a comfortable and convenient additional downstairs sitting area

UTILITY ROOM Off the kitchen, the utility room contains cream wall and base units including a sink and draining board, plumbing for washing machine and ample electric points for freezer, dryer and other equipment. The utility has a tiled floor and also serves as a cloak room.

WIDE HALLWAY Leading off the kitchen through double glass panelled oak doors, the hallway h solid oak flooring leading to the generous stairway up to the first floor.

BATHROOM ONE Opening off the hallway on the ground floor is a bathroom with an attractive white three piece suite comprising claw foot bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash basin and WC. The walls are clad to half height with painted tongue and groove panelling.

INTEGRAL ACCOMMODATION HOLIDAY COTTAGE ANNEX

Leading off the utility room through an oak clad fire door is the remaining accommodation on the ground floor – See Annex details.

ACCOMMODATION

FIRST FLOOR A wide straight staircase from the hallway leads up to a spacious landing lit by a feature skylight. There is a loft hatch with pull-down ladder leading to a partially floored full length loft with ample headroom that is currently used for storage space. Subject to planning permission the loft area could be developed for further accommodation.

SITTING ROOM At the Western end of the barn with double doors to a balcony that faces west and another window facing south is an impressive, spacious and light sitting room with lovely views over to the river below and Coniston range of fells from the balcony. The room has an 8kw multi-fuel stove on a slate hearth. Exposed beams and painted original stone walls are traditional features in this most attractive room.

BEDROOM ONE A large double room with twin fitted wardrobes and two large south facing windows with window seats overlooking the garden.

BEDROOM TWO Another light, spacious and dual aspect double bedroom that faces south and east with window seat and painted exposed stone wall.

BEDROOM THREE A third double room facing south and currently used as a domestic office, again with window seat and painted exposed stone wall. This room is readily available as a bedroom.

BATHROOM TWO Very appealing four piece white en-suite comprising inset wash hand basin and cabinet, WC, bidet and double walk-in shower. It has a built-in airing cupboard and a large heated towel rail. The floor is oak-effect tiles and there is painted tongue and groove panelling to half height.

INTEGRAL ACCOMMODATION ANNEX Currently used as a very successful, Gold Award winning holiday let, the cottage annex is accessed from inside the house through the utility room and outside from the patio doors to the front of the house. This annex generates most positive appreciation from visitors for its tastful décor and furnishing and the visitors book is available to view. The layout is open-plan and comprises sitting room with log fire and south facing double doors, a double bedroom leading off that and and part screened by a folding door. To the rear of the sitting room, divided by vertical oak beams a fully equipped modern kitchen/diner including integrated fridge and dishwasher.

The annex includes a bathroom and separate store room that contains the oil-fired boiler. The annex has solid oak flooring, an oak beam in the ceiling and oak internal doors. Completely refurbished in 2011 the deep insulation in the ceiling provides both heat advantages and minimal noise transfer to the main house. This flexibility of this accommodation means it could alternatively be used as a office/meeting room, separate guest space or granny annex.

OUTSIDE Generous enclosed lawn garden bordering open countryside with an attractive combination of trees, flower beds, mature shrubs and bushes with selection of fruit trees, attracting a sunny south facing aspect, Delightful summer house providing shelter and views towards the Lakeland fells.

Detached timber garage/ workshop with double doors on a concrete base 21’4 x 19’10 with electric. Private parking for at least five vehicles.

There is a separate garden area for Charcoal Nook.

appreciation from visitors for its tastful décor and furnishing and the visitors book is available to view. The layout is open-plan and comprises sitting room with log fire and south facing double doors, a double bedroom leading off that and and part screened by a folding door. To the rear of the sitting room, divided by vertical oak beams a fully equipped modern kitchen/diner including integrated fridge and dishwasher.

The annex includes a bathroom and separate store room that contains the oil-fired boiler. The annex has solid oak flooring, an oak beam in the ceiling and oak internal doors. Completely refurbished in 2011 the deep insulation in the ceiling provides both heat advantages and minimal noise transfer to the main house. This flexibility of this accommodation means it could alternatively be used as a office/meeting room, separate guest space or granny annex.

OUTSIDE Generous enclosed lawn garden bordering open countryside with an attractive combination of trees, flower beds, mature shrubs and bushes with selection of fruit trees, attracting a sunny south facing aspect, Delightful summer house providing shelter and views towards the Lakeland fells.

Detached timber garage/ workshop with double doors on a concrete base 21’4 x 19’10 with electric. Private parking for at least five vehicles.

There is a separate garden area for Charcoal Nook.

SERVICES Mains electric and water. Private septic tank. Oil Fired Central Heating. Solar panels fitted in 2008 provide additional heating for hot water.

TENURE Freehold. Vacant possession on completion.

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