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SITUATION Set the rolling countryside of the Winster Valley, a sought after location just a few miles to the east of Lake Windermere. Bowland Bridge is a small yet vibrant community with a country pub and excellent village store. The busy village of Bowness-on-Windermere with a wide range of amenities, shops and restaurants is about ten minutes drive to the North. There are numerous and interesting country walks right from the doorstep.
DIRECTIONS Approaching the property from Bowness-on-Windermere, leave the village on Kendal Road (A5074) and remain on this road through the village of Winster. Continue and approximately half a mile after passing the Damson Dene Hotel turn right to Bowland Bridge. Follow the road into Bowland Bridge passing the Hare & Hounds pub and The Old Smithy can be found on the left hand side before the bridge.
DESCRIPTION The Old Smithy originally built in 17th century is a white rendered Lakeland stone built cottage to a single storey with a traditional Lakeland stone slate roof. The existing two bedroom accommodation has great scope for the new owners to extend and adapt to suit their own needs and design. There is potential to extend into the upper floor attic rooms to provide a fine country family house to your own specification and design subject to the appropriate planning permission. The level plot borders the river Winster and enjoys open countryside views.
The dwelling house is subject to a restricted covenant as follows;
• The dwelling house shall be occupied only by a person employed or to be employed or last employed locally and the dependants of such a person living with him or her and the widow or widower of such a person
• ‘Locally’ shall mean the area of the District Council of South Lakeland
• The dwelling house shall be the sole or main residence of the occupant
• A ‘main residence’ is a dwelling occupied for more than half of every year
ACCOMMODATION Timber front door into
HALL Spaciously wide entrance hallway open to top floor, only access to attic rooms at rear is via loft ladder access. Built in corner cupboard.
CLOAKROOM Separate WC with hand wash basin. Timber glazed window.
LIVING ROOM South facing living area with timber glazed double doors opening to the garden, timber framed lead beaded windows, wood burning log stove, exposed roof beams.
Stair case off to side leading to attic room.
KITCHEN Fitted with a range of wooden base and wall units, tiled work surfaces and splash back. Incorporated sink unit, electric cooker and hob, washing machine and fridge. Tiled flooring, exposed beams to ceiling, timber glazed window to the side and door out to the patio and garden.
BEDROOM ONE Small double bedroom with deep sill timber glazed window, inset pine dressing cabinet with drawers.
ENSUITE Adjacent shower room with shower cubicle, WC and vanity wash basin built into pine unit with drawers. Timber glazed window.
BEDROOM TWO Second double bedroom with built in side unit with wash basin. Timber glazed window and recessed alcove.
ATTIC ROOMS There are three separate attic rooms each with restricted height limiting there use at present. One of these rooms directly above the living room has access via the staircase. The other two rooms at the rear are accessed via a drop down ladder from the hallway. Subject to planning, these rooms can be adapted with dormers of raising the roof to provide further bedroom accommodation.
OUTSIDE The property sits on a comfortable level plot bordering the road to the west elevation, with lawned garden surrounding the property to two sides, patio area on the east side and access to the river Winster at the bottom. The property enjoys a pleasant position in this quiet hamlet with views around to the open countryside.
TENURE Freehold. Council tax band (E)
SERVICES Mains electric. Private water shared with 3 others, private drainage.