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Dicky Cragg Cottage is a very attractive and traditional 19th century white rendered and slate roof cottage with an abundance of character throughout including beams, stone flagged floors, fireplaces and sash windows. The three storey cottage has accommodation on four levels including a basement and large attic room with bedroom potential. Presently a generous two bedroom cottage enjoying a sunny outlook over the gardens and surrounding countryside and offering a good family living space with plenty of character. Equally, Dicky Cragg Cottage could appeal as a very comfortable holiday letting proposition in an excellent location close to Coniston Water. In addition there is a generous detached garage and plenty of parking and a large gently sloping garden at the rear which enjoys the sun for most of the day and which is a very appealing feature of the property.
The Crake Valley, one of the lesser known Lakeland valleys, offers a very peaceful and picturesque environment for either a permanent home or for attracting holiday rentals. At the head of the valley is Coniston Water and the rising uplands of central Lakeland with the River Crake flowing through Spark Bridge into the estuary of Morecambe Bay and nearby Greenodd. Within the Lake District National Park, Spark Bridge is a small but vibrant rural community, with plenty of local activities, a village hall and two pubs within walking distance of Dicky Cragg Cottage. Whilst positioned on a quiet lane there is good road access nearby to the A590 trunk road, giving a quick access to the M6 junction 36 and rail connections at Ulverston or Oxenholme. The popular market town of Ulverston is only a short drive and offers a wide range of amenities and good range of local shopping.
Directions Travelling west on the A590 take the second turn off the new roundabout at Greenodd, continue on the A5092 and after approximately 2 miles turn right immediately before The Farmers Arms. Take the next left turn and Dicky Cragg Cottage is a little way down the lane on the right sharing its entrance to the driveway with Dicky Cragg (Banked Barn).
Entrance Hall Lean to extension at the front of the property offers generous entrance hall with stone flagged floor and exposed beams with sash window enjoying aspect to the River Crake. Built in boiler cupboard housing oil central heating boiler with storage space for cloaks etc.
Cloak Room Panelled door gives access to separate facility with WC and hand wash basin.
Living Room 21′ x 13’3 (6.4m x 4m) Splendid living space with sash windows to the front, side and rear aspects with central feature large brick fireplace with inset LPG burning stove. With fantastic high ceilings, open spindle staircase and glazed door out to the garden, this room is a excellent central focus point to house.
Dining Kitchen 21′ x 9’1 (6.4m x 2.8m) A very comfortable open space with dining area and two windows to the front overlooking the patio and driveway. Windows on both the front and rear provide plenty of light with pleasant outlook over the rear garden. The kitchen area has a range of base units and built-in shelving and spaces for free standing kitchen appliances. Built in oven and gas hob set into original open fireplace. (Calor gas supply). The dining kitchen has a tiled floor throughout and tiled steps down lead to
Basement 20’10 x 8’5 (6.3m x 2.6m) Good size basement storage area with low head height but offering useful dry storage space with a butler sink unit.
First Floor Open spindle staircase from the living room leads to
Bedroom One 11’2 x 10’2 (3.4m x 3.1m) plus 10’8 x 7’5 (3.2m x 2.3m) Comfortable L-shaped double bedroom with sash window to the rear aspect overlooking the garden and a beam framed opening to a generous dressing area with sash window enjoying outlook to the River Crake. The dressing area was formerly a third bedroom with a door remaining to the landing, equally this could also be utilised as a new en-suite facility to the bedroom.
Bedroom Two 11’5 x 10′ (3.5m x 3m) Double bedroom with sash window to the rear aspect enjoying view over the garden. Extensive built in wardrobes with bi-folding doors.
House Bathroom Large family bathroom comprising panelled bath with shower attachment, WC and pedestal wash basin. Built airing cupboard housing immersion hot water cylinder and lower level cupboard with dressing area above.
Second Floor Stairs from landing lead directly up to
Attic Bedroom 22’9 x 14’5 (6.9m x 4.4m) Excellent attic room spanning the entire roof space with two Velux windows. This cosy space has exposed beams and trusses and has potential to be transformed into further bedroom accommodation.
Detached Garage Stone faced single garage with barn opening doors. Electric and lighting.
Shared Tank Room Accessed across the front patio is a external store room owned and within the boundary of the neighbour at Dicky Cragg, Dicky Cragg Cottage has a right of access to this as well as the neighbour to the oil storage tank.
Outside Dicky Cragg Cottage has a shared entrance and right of way over the gravel drive of ‘Dicky Cragg’ to the stone flagged drive which belongs solely to Dicky Cragg Cottage. The flagged parking area has parking for 2-3 vehicles and at the head of the drive is the detached garage.
To the rear of the property with a separate lower access from the lane as well as an access from the rear of the property is an enclosed private garden with large level area laid to lawn and beyond is a gently sloping tiered garden with stone steps and walling with an array of plants, shrubs and trees.
Services Mains water drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Bottled Calor gas supply to gas hob and stove in the lounge.
Council Tax Band D