Reception Rooms: 3
The sale of Haven Cottage represents an ideal opportunity to acquire an exceptional five bedroom guest house. Originally two traditional cottages amalgamated into one. The property has been reconfigured, redesigned and decorated extensively by the present owners to a superb standard culminating in an immaculately presented property offering five excellent letting bedrooms including two luxury suites. In addition there is excellent and versatile private owners accommodation which will be one of the best in the village, presently providing a delightful living/dining room, small office plus study, as well as a superb en-suite bedroom. However it could easily be transformed into two bedrooms with little effort.
The business operates with enviable trading accounts generating a turnover of £120,000 p.a, over a period of ten and a half months based on three to five rooms. The accounts will be made available to genuine interested parties. It has achieved a certificate of 5* excellence from Trip Advisor for the last five years and is consistently in the top five rated guest houses in the area.
Ideally located on the A591 on the edge of the town, yet only a short level three minute walk to the town centre, allowing great accessibility to the wide array of amenities on offer including shops, restaurants, cafes post office etc. As well as endless fell and country walks from the door step.
Haven Cottage enjoys fell and country views whilst boasting the unique advantage in Ambleside of private parking for all guests, as five cars can easily be parked with further if required.
Directions From the centre of Ambleside take Rydal Road passing the Little Bridge House heading towards Grasmere. Continue along Rydal Road, passing the Police Station and Fire Station, Haven Cottage can be found 100 yards on the left hand side opposite the Health Centre.
Ground Floor Front door leading into porch with pitched slate roof, slate tiled floor and steps leading to internal doorway.
Hallway With open staircase and panelled walls. Leading into:
Guest Dining Room 13′ x 8’9 (4.0m x 2.7m) An attractive and characterful room with partially exposed original stone wall and exposed beams with views towards Wansfell Pike. Leading through into:
Guest Living/Dining Room 16’5 x 12′ (5.0m x 3.7m) Attractive light and airy room with partial original exposed floorboards. Corner multi fuel stove set on slate hearth. Shuttered windows, fitted shelving and side door leading to decking. An attractive view towards Loughrigg.
Kitchen 13′ x 9’7 (4.0m x 2.9m) Selection of wall and base units with double Belfast sink, integrated dishwasher, additional dishwasher and substantial Rangemaster gas cooker. Attractive view towards Wansfell Pike. Partially wall tiled and fully floor tiled with extractor. Excellent under stair pantry with shelving and telephone point. Stepping down in to:
Rear Hallway Providing additional storage facility. Leading to:
Laundry Room 9’9 x 9’8 (3.0m x 2.9m) Useful room with plumbing for washing machine, Joule cylinder and Worcester Boiler. Floor tiled. Leading into:
Private Owner´s Accommodation Hallway with staircase leading through to:
Living Room 14’1 x 13’10 (4.3m x 4.2m) Superb L-shaped private sitting room with attractive inset cast iron gas fire with slate hearth and surround. TV point, partial exposed stone wall and exposed beams. Through into:
Dining room 9′ x 7’9 (2.8m x 2.4m) With lovely flagged floor and French doors leading to decked area with open view towards Loughrigg.
Study With attractive tiled floor and telephone point. Through into:
Cloakroom With tiled floor, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. View towards Loughrigg.
From the sitting room the secondary staircase leads to:
Owner´s Bedroom One 13’6 x 9′ (4.1m x 2.7m) Highly versatile space currently utilised as a spacious double bedroom. With partial original exposed floorboards, original inset cast iron fireplace with marble surround and slate hearth, Victorian style wash hand basin, exposed beam and built in wardrobe.
En suite Three piece suite comprising of double shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. Tiled floor, heated towel rail, extractor and partial wall tiling.
Owner´s Bedroom Two A double room though presently used as a study. Equally suited as a dressing room with a range of fitted shelving and cupboards. Exposed beam, views towards Loughrigg and door leading on to the south facing terrace. TV point.
First Floor Landing with attractive panelled walls and under stair cupboard providing useful storage facility.
Front Bedroom One 9’8 x 9’6 (2.9m x 2.9m) Lovely double room with feature window seat and shuttered window giving attractive views to Wansfell Pike. Built in wardrobe and TV point.
En suite Attractive three piece suite comprising of corner shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. Tiled floor and partially wall tiled. Extractor, heated towel rail, shelving and illuminated mirror/electric shaver point.
Room Eight 16’5 x 11’11 (5.0m x 3.6m) Directly into a fabulous five piece bathroom suite comprising of his and hers pedestal wash hand basins, double corner shower cubicle, WC and central duo roll top bath. Shuttered windows and lovely views towards Wansfell Pike. Inset ceiling lighting, heated towel rail and exposed floorboards. Leading through into a spacious, light and airy dual aspect double room with king sized bed. Patio doors leading on to private balcony with terrific south west facing views towards Loughrigg and Wansfell Pike. TV point.
Second Floor Landing with glazed safety glass door and highly useful storage cupboard. Leading to:
Front Bedroom Two 9’11 x 8’9 (3.0m x 2.7m) Attractive double room with feature window seat and shuttered window giving attractive views to Wansfell Pike. Built in wardrobe and TV point.
En suite Three piece suite comprising of corner shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. With heated towel rail, extractor and illuminated mirror/electric shaver point. Tiled floor and partially wall tiled.
Front Bedroom Three 9’11 x 9’6 (3.0m x 2.9m) Lovely double room with feature window seat and shuttered window with lovely views towards Wansfell Pike. Built in wardrobe and TV point.
En suite Three piece suite comprising of corner shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. Illuminated mirror with electric shaver point, extractor and heated towel rail. Tiled floor and partially wall tiled.
Suite Four 13’9 x 13’5 (4.2m x 4.1m) Superb suite generously proportioned with super-king size bed. Window seat and shuttered windows with country views extending towards Loughrigg. Duo roll top bath on a partial tiled floor and heated towel rail. Recessed shelving and fire escape. Leading through to a sitting area (9’11 x 9’11 (3.0m x 3.0m) with TV point, fitted shelving and shuttered window.
En suite Three piece suite comprising of corner shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail, extractor and illuminated mirror/electric shaver point. Tiled floor and partially wall tiled.
Enclosed staircase from second floor landing leads to:
Attic Room 27’4 x 13′ (8.3m x 4.0m) Highly useful storage space which is fully boarded with skylight and electric.
Outside Approached via a private drive with parking for a minimum of five vehicles. Leading to the west facing side garden which is decked, with a fire escape from both the first and second floor combined with delightful upper terraces allowing beautiful views towards Loughrigg. There is also a useful fuel store/ shed.
Services All mains services. Gas central heating.
Rateable Value £5,600. Amount payable £2783.20. Please note: this could be reduced to zero if the owners are eligible Small Business Rate relief.