Reception Rooms: 1
SITUATION Set amongst beautiful countryside in this peaceful hamlet views from the garden and upper floor to open countryside and Whitbarrow Scar. Nearby Bowland Bridge and Witherslack have small village stores and country pubs. There is good access onto the A590 and only a few minutes drive to junction 36 of the M6. The property is close to Crosthwaite and is a 20 minute drive away from Kendal and Windermere.
DIRECTIONS From Bowness-On-Windermere take the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road) south down through Winster, and turn right when you reach the Bowland Bridge turning. Continue to the Hare & Hounds at Bowland Bridge and immediately after take a left towards Witherslack. Follow the signs to Witherslack taking a right at a cross junction after Cowmire Hall Farm, continue along the lane to the Hamlet of Pool Bank. From the A590, take the turning into Witherslack village, continue straight through the village staying on the same road which leads to Pool Bank in approximately 3 miles.
DESCRIPTION Fern Lea Cottage is a fine Grade ll Listed residence set in the delightful hamlet of Pool Bank, close to the popular villages of Bowland Bridge, Crosthwaite and Witherslack in a peaceful, yet very accessible, corner of the Lake District National Park. Dated from the 18th century this family home is full of character and style retaining exposed timber lintels, beams and trusses, Carefully improved and renovated by the previous owners to create a stylish and tastefully presented barn conversion with exceptionally well proportioned accommodation on two storeys comprising of three double bedrooms and bathroom to ground floor and splendid open plan living, dining and kitchen area to first floor with vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers.
The property is subject to a occupancy condition whereby the cottage shall be occupied as a permanent home to person/persons;
a) employed, about to be employed, or last employed;
b) a person who has, for the period of three years immediately preceding his/her occupation, has his/her only or principle residence in the locality.
In this condition ‘Locality’ shall mean the administrative County of Cumbria.
ACCOMMODATION Slated covered canopy entrance leads into
ENTRANCE HALL Light and area reception hallway with split staircase to upper floors and giving access to all bedrooms. Large timber double glazed window, inset halogen lighting and exposed timbers.
BEDROOM ONE Large double bedroom with timber glazed window, exposed beams and inset lighting.
BEDROOM TWO Double bedroom with timber glazed window and inset lighting.
BEDROOM THREE Comfortable double bedroom with timber double glazed window, exposed beams and inset lighting. Access to deep under stairs cupboard.
BATHROOM Fully tiled suite comprising panelled bath with centre taps, shower over and glazed screen, pedestal wash basin and low suite toilet. Large timber glazed window providing plenty of light, inset ceiling lighting, extractor fan and chrome heated towel rail.
OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN A splendid open plan living area with vaulted ceiling exposing the roof trusses and beams, windows to all three sides and Velux windows providing plenty of light and views to the open countryside and Whitbarrow Scar to the rear. A part wall acts as a divide between the sitting area with log burning stove from the kitchen and dining area.
The kitchen area is fitted with a range of attractive timber wall and base units with matching central island unit with cupboards and wine rack. Laminate worktops incorporate stainless steel sink and drainer and units incorporate built in dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and large range gas cooker with steel canopy extractor over. Concealed Vaillant gas combi boiler. Finished with tiling to backslash, down lighting and tiled flooring. Adjacent to kitchen area is ample space for a dining table.
OUTSIDE Gated driveway leads into private parking area for several vehicles. The garden is largely shingled with a paved patio area to the rear of the property with adjacent log stores and timber storage shed.
SERVICES Mains electric. Shared private water from a bore hole and private spring supply. Shared private drainage. LPG central heating system.
TENURE Freehold. A management committee has been set up to manage costs and maintenance of shared water supply, septic tanks and gas tanks (7 properties each contributing £350 per annum).
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