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SITUATION Park House Cottages are in a quite special position, gently elevated within the village and positioned alongside the popular Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway beyond which there is an extensive area of mixed woodland with open access, ideal for walking and exploring. The village itself has a local shop, post office, primary school, doctors surgery and pubs. Close to the southern end of Lake Windermere, Backbarrow has a vibrant village community and has excellent transport links with the A590 linking the Furness peninsula and Junction 36 of the M6.
Site Plan – Red outline indicates No.2 Park House Cottages boundaries and responsibilities.
DESCRIPTION This pair of stone built cottages are thought to have ‘strong’ links to the neighbouring ironworks, a scheduled ancient monument that dates back to the 18th century which is considered to be one of Cumbria most important Historic industrial sites. Positioned alongside the steam railway line No.2 Park House Cottages is in need of substantial internal renovation although has had the benefit of recently being re-roofed in Westmorland slate. Internally the cottage retains some original features including oak beams, wide floor boards and an oak staircase (currently dismantled). The accommodation provides two bedrooms plus a third box bedroom on the first floor and large attic space with potential for conversion. To the ground floor is a entrance lobby and sitting room downstairs together with kitchen, bathroom and separate WC in a single storey extension and providing approximately 99 square metres of floor area.
Whilst the existing cottage could be renovated the property does offer the opportunity to further develop the building with a two storey extension, increasing the total floor area to approximately 135 square metres which would then provide a very well proportioned home with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property would also enjoy enhanced views over the steam railway and adjoining woodlands and provide plenty of ground floor reception space.
The Lake District National Park Authority granted planning consent, with no occupancy restrictions, on 8th June 2012, ref 7/2012/5153, details can be viewed on their website, www.lakedistrict.gov.uk, or plans are available at the agents office.
OUTSIDE The garden at the front is a delightful feature of the property with a sunny south westerly aspect, looking up to the mixed woodland and enjoying sight of an occasional steam train trundling past. To the rear of the cottage is a parking and turning area and space for sighting of an LPG tank if required.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and drainage.
TENURE Freehold. Vacant possession on completion.