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A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase Hill Crest, a beautiful detached cottage in the sought after picturesque, conservation village of Troutbeck. Owned and occupied by the same family for over 30 years and sympathetically extended in 1983. The quirky accommodation comprises a spacious entry hall, living room, dining room and kitchen, two ground floor double bedrooms one with shower cubical. A further bedroom and family wet room can be found on the lower ground floor. The property benefits from an elevated position with breath-taking views with a garden and additional land of approximately 0.75 of an acre. Now in need of modernisation this is a very rare opportunity to create a home to your specifications and will appeal to a wide range of buyers, whether as a very comfortable permanent home, an easily accessible weekend getaway or an exceptional holiday home with letting potential.
Troutbeck is a conservation village and one of the most sought after locations in the Lake District National Park. Cottages and farmsteads line the lanes that lead though Troutbeck village linking the valley with Windermere, Ambleside and over Kirkstone Pass toward Ullswater. There is a small village store/cafe and two well regarded pubs close by with a wider range of services and rail link in nearby Windermere. Close to the property are plenty of country and fell walks including a popular footpath leading across Wansfell into the market town of Ambleside.
Directions From Windermere continue West on the A591 toward Ambleside. Stay on this road, crossing over the small mini roundabout at Cooks Corner and continue on this road into Troutbeck Bridge and after the petrol station on the left take the turning right onto Bridge Lane signposted ‘Troutbeck’. Continue for approximately 1.5 miles and into Townend and at the T-junction take a left onto Holbeck Lane (Signposted towards Ambleside). Continue along Holbeck Lane and Hillcrest is the first property on the left hand side.
Accommodation Access is from the driveway into the front door:
Entrance Hall Spacious reception hallway with high ceilings, the hallway has ample space for cloaks and shoe storage. There is a panel effect to wall with a double glazed window over looking the garden.
Living/Dining Room 12’6 x 11’6 (3.81m x 349m) A few stairs from the hallway lead up to splendid living space taking in magnificent views of Troutbeck valley from the double aspect double glazed windows. The lounge area has a feature electric fire set in an oak fire surround with a black grannet hearth and matching surround, set on a chimney breast which is set in the middle of the room and separates the dining area. There are uninterrupted views of Troutbeck valley from anywhere in the living room and dining room. There is a small storage room off which has a sink and shelving and a window, this is a versatile space that has many potential uses.
Bedroom One 16’04 x 9’05 (4.99m x 2.87m) Large ground floor bedroom with ample space for a double bed. The room has fitted wardrobes and a matching dressing table with draws. A picture window enjoying views across the garden and Troutbeck Valley. There is also a corner shower cubicle with shower, pedestal wash basin and radiator.
Bedroom Two 11’11 x 10’00 (3.63m x 3.04m) Good size bedroom currently with twin beds and large picture window providing plenty of light and views across the valley. There are fitted wooden wardrobes, a matching wooden vanity unit with sink and a radiator.
Steps from the hall way lead down to an inner hallway with radiator and a window and gives access to:
Bedroom Three 12’09 x 9’04 (3.88m x 2.86m) A light and generous bedroom for either a double bed or twins. This room has white fitted wardrobes with sliding mirror doors and a large matching dressing table with draws and spot lights over. The room has a double glazed window with views and a radiator.
Family Wet Room A modern wet room with a shower with glass screen fully tiled with contemporary neutral tiles complimented with decorative floor tiles. There is a large fitted mirror and a modern fitted vanity until with hand basin offering plenty of storage and WC. The room has a large double glazed window with obscured glass and a modern towel radiator.
Kitchen 14’10 x 11’02 (4.53m x 3.39m) Traditional kitchen with a range of wooden fronted cabinets, sink unit and free standing cooker. There is a space for a slim line dishwasher and a fitted low breakfast bar and an electric radiator. A double glazed window with views over the valley and an external door giving access to the garden.
Outside This elevated, south facing property has a cottage style garden with many paved patio areas amongst meandering gravel paths surrounded by mature boarders. There is a very useful outhouse which is currently utilised as a utility room and has plumbing for a washing machine and plenty of space for a dryer, there is also a very handy WC. A further room offers a garden storage area which has shelves and a Perspex roof. In addition to the well maintained garden there is agricultural land of approximately an acre with a naturel water course, surrounded by a Lakeland stone wall which could be used as extra garden space. The garden offers spectacular views up and down the Troutbeck valley and across to the fells.
To the front of the cottage is a single garage with an electric up and over door and a drive way offering parking for two to three cars. This is leased from the National Trust.
Services Mains electric, water, Calor gas heating and septic tank. Television reception by FreeSat dish. Telephone and broadband Internet. High-speed FTTC Internet is available in Troutbeck village
Tenure Property and Land is Freehold. Garage and Drive on Lease from National Trust.
Council Tax Band G