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Originally built in the 16th century Little Overend Cottage is a white rendered Lakeland stone built cottage under a traditional Lakeland stone slate roof. The property retains plenty of character but now requires complete renovation with plenty of scope to extend subject to the appropriate planning permission making this an ideal project to transform into a fine country family house to your own specification and design. The large garden plot borders open fields and enjoys stunning open countryside views up and and down the Kentmere Valley.
Situated in a small group of cottages close to the head of the dramatic Kentmere Valley, this property will suit a wide variety of buyers, who want that feeling of remote Lakeland life. Yet the house is only 4 miles from the vibrant village community of Staveley which boasts a range of individual shops, with a grocery store, Post Office, the lively Mill Yard with Hawkshead Brewery, a variety of specialist food producers (including an artisan bakery), reputedly the largest cycle store in the UK, primary school and remarkably only 3 hours by train from London Euston. The property would be ideal as a permanent home, rural retreat or investment for holiday letting. For those working from home there is satellite broadband available. Kentmere itself is unspoilt and is a rich area for wildlife and birdlife, while all around is an amazing backdrop of crags, fells and high peaks rising above the fields along the valley bottom.
Directions From Staveley, take the sign post to Kentmere and follow the single valley road up for some distance until a right fork is signed for Green Quarter and Hallow Bank. Take this fork and wind through the hamlet of Green Quarter, following the lane up to a fell gate, from which you will see Hallow Bank in the distance. Continue through the fell gate to an unmade road on the left, which leads to the cottages of Hallow Bank, drive through the cottages keeping left passing through this small hamlet and you come to a second fell gate. Continue on and a pair of cottages and a barn can be seen down on the left hand side, take the next left sharp turn immediately in front of the barn and head through the gate to Overend, parking in front and to the left of Little Overend Cottage.
Accommodation Covered entrance porch leads into
Entrance Hallway Inner hallway with space for cloaks and cupboards housing electric meters.
Living Room 25’2 x 15’4 (7.7m x 4.7m) A fine spacious room at the rear of the house with unrivalled views to the head of the Kentmere Valley via three west facing windows, separate glazed door out to the side of the property and to garden. Large brick open fireplace with adjacent original 16th century spice cupboard.
Kitchen 7’9 x 6’1 (2.4m x 1.8m) Small kitchen area comprising base units with stainless steel sink unit and electric cooker point. Deep sill window and recess.
First Floor Stone steps from the living room lead up to first floor landing which has built in storage cupboards and a further airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.
Bedroom One 12’11 x 11’2 (3.9m x 3.4m) Large double bedroom with West facing window enjoying superb views over the surrounding countryside and to the fells beyond. The largest of the three bedrooms with painted floor boards and fitted wash basin.
Bedroom Two 12’5 x 11’5 (3.8m x 3.5m) Double bedroom with West facing window enjoying superb views across the Kentmere Valley to open countryside and the fells beyond. There is a wash basin and built in double wardrobes.
Bedroom Three 9′ x 8’10 (2.7m x 2.7m ) Small double room or generous single bedroom with sloping ceiling incorporating Velux window, recessed alcove.
Bathroom Steps down into bathroom with sloping ceiling, comprising panel bath, WC and pedestal wash basin in need of refurbishment. Low level window.
Outside To the front of the property the driveway is shared leading to Overend Cottage next door who has a parking space. Adjacent to Little Overend Cottage is ample parking for 2-3 cars and to the side of the property is a Lakeland stone built outbuilding offering potential storage or conversion for alternative purposes. Immediately to the rear of the property is a generous raised sitting area above the rest of the garden with superb views up and down the valley and to the fells in the north. The remaining large portion of garden is gently sloping and offers ample space to transform into a spectacular garden which borders only next door and open fields.
Services Mains electric, private shared water supply from spring, private shared drainage via septic tank with neighbour.