Reception Rooms: 2
Low Longmire Cottage is an attractive traditional 18th century double fronted cottage set in lovely gardens and grounds with lawns, an orchard, off road parking and with splendid views over the surrounding open countryside. The property briefly comprises; traditional entrance porch, sitting room with vaulted ceiling, log burning stove and gallery, dining room open to the kitchen also with a log burning stove, rear porch/boot room. The staircase leads to the first floor where there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and separate shower room. The property would be ideal as a permanent residence but would equally be suitable as a second home, holiday let or permanent home in a private and secluded location. There was also previous planning permission granted in 2012 to raise the existing roof structure to create sufficient height to create 2 additional bedrooms and en-suite bathroom, this has now lapsed and would simply require re-submitting for approval.
Located in between Oxen Park and Bouth village a small rural community located in the Southern part of the Lake District National Park. It is part of the beautiful Rusland Valley set amongst the picturesque low lying fells between Lake Windermere & Coniston Water. Travelling north there is ready access to Hawkshead and a wide range of outdoor activities, country walks and the extensive Grizedale Forest. To the west a five minute drive brings you to the foot of Coniston Water and slightly further to the east brings you to the shores of Windermere Lake. Nearby Bouth about a ½ mile walk has a village pub and a traditional historic working farm with cafe and shop.
Directions From the A590 at Haverthwaite heading south, after passing the Haverthwaite Railway take the next right hand turn at the cross junction, signposted for ‘Grizedale Forrest’. Continue along for 500 yards to the T-junction and take a left. Follow this road entering into Bouth and take the right hand turn immediately in front of the The White Hart pub. Follow this single lane for approximately ½ mile keep left and you will reach Longmire and triangular crossroads with Low Longmire Cottage position immediately on the left hand side.
Accommodation Leading from the driveway at the front into an enclosed walled front garden and into
Entrance Porch Traditional front porch with stone flagged floor and cloak hanging space.
Open Plan Dining Room to Kitchen 16’3 x 11’8 (5m x 3.6m) An attractive open plan living area comprising dining area centred around a log burner set within a large stone surround with tiled hearth and adjacent nook and traditional cupboard. Cupboard under the stairs. The room has beautiful traditional beams spanning the ceilings, timber double glazed windows to both front and rear.
Kitchen 16’10 x 7’10 (5.1m x 2.4m) Open plan to the dining area the kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units, finished with laminate work tops incorporating electric hob and oven, stainless steel sink and drainer, space for fridge/freezer, plumbing for washing machine. The floor is laminate tile effect, inset spot lighting to ceiling and glazed windows to front and rear.
Lounge 18’6 x 15’9 (5.6m x 4.8m) Forming part of the extension to the original house, a splendid living space with windows to three sides enjoying dual aspect to the countryside and gardens. To the centre of the room is a log burning stove set in a stone fireplace. TV and telephone points and built in cupboards offering plenty of storage.
Rear Porch Leading off the lounge is a lean to glazed entrance porch with wall to half height and tiled floor.
First Floor Stairs from the Dining-Kitchen lead to
Landing Generous landing with window to stairs and attic hatch.
Bedroom One 10′ x 9’5 (3m x 2.6m) Double bedroom with timber double glazed window to the front aspect enjoying views across the fields and countryside, built in hanging rail and electric heater.
Bedroom Two 10’8 x 9’9 (3.3m x 3m) Small double or twin bedroom with timber glazed window to the front aspect enjoying views across the fields and countryside,
House Bathroom Three piece suite comprising panel bath with chrome taps and part tiled splash back, WC and vanity wash basin with tiled splash back. Built in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, heated towel rail, inset spot lighting and timber double glazed window.
Shower Room Fully tiled shower room suite comprising walk in shower cubicle with glazed screen and chrome rain drop shower head and controls. WC and vanity unit with wash basin. Chrome heated towel rail, inset lighting and extractor fan.
Further Storage Above the lounge extension is mezzanine storage area. There was planning permission granted in 2012 to extend the accommodation above the lounge creating two further bedrooms and bathroom. This has now lapsed as of August 2015.
Outside This attractive white rendered cottage under a slate roof sits comfortably on its garden plot with traditional Lakeland gardens to all sides, gravel parking area for two cars adjacent. The stone path leads up to the front of the property with traditional stone walling and gate into the garden, laid to lawn with a variety of trees and shrubs enjoying a splendid south facing aspect to the fields behind. A stone built outhouse provides ample storage for garden furniture, bikes or ideal as a workshop.
Services Mains water and electric. Private septic tank. Electric heating.
Council Tax Band F