Windermere Office

Matthews Benjamin
Ellerthwaite Square
LA23 1DU

015394 47717



The Old Post Office, 18 Brook Street, Troutbeck Bridge, LA23 1HN

£500,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 18039
  • Type: Cottage
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
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Property Features

  • Four Bedroom Grade II Listed Cottage
  • Potential For Two Separate Flats
  • Off Road Parking
  • Original Features Dating Back To 1642
  • Patio and Garden
  • Beautiful Walks From Doorstep

Property Summary

A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase The Old Post Office, a unique & delightful, grade ll listed cottage dating back to 1642.

Full Details

A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase The Old Post Office, a unique & delightful, grade ll listed cottage dating back to 1642.

This quirky, characterful cottage offers very versatile accommodation which is currently two separate flats which have there own external entrances but also an internal connecting door and staircase if required. This charming cottage has been well maintained by the current vendors and whilst the property has been sympathetically modernised over the years the cottage still retains many originally features including flagged floors, beams & lintels, spice cupboard and exposed feature fireplace. The ground floor accommodation comprises of a large open plan kitchen, living and dining area, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The second floor offers a further spacious open plan living area, two further double bedrooms and a bathroom with separate WC. There is a cottage style outdoor area to the front of the property and at the rear of the property there is a pleasant patio area which enjoys the morning sun. There is a privately owned parking area located just a few yards from the cottage, which easily accommodates two vehicles. This versatile property will appeal to a wide range of buyers, those who are looking to rent out the apartments separately as investment properties and also those looking for a property to generate income whilst also offering a bolt hole retreat for their own personal use or to live in permanently.

Pleasantly located with a cluster of similar properties in the Lakeland Village of Troutbeck Bridge which has a thriving community with many beautiful walks from the doorstep. Troutbeck Bridge offers a village and community located between Windermere and Ambleside. There is a hotel, secondary school, petrol station with a Spar grocery store and a gym in the village. Easy access south to Kendal and the M6 and also the railway station which is located close by in Windermere.

Ground Floor Apartment
A few stone steps lead to the front door, which has a porch style roof over.
Entering the cottage through the door into;

Open Plan Living Space 6.45 x 5.34
This large versatile space offers a kitchen to one side, with beautiful original flag floors. The kitchen offers a good range of wall and base units, sink unit, integral fridge, electric oven and hob with extractor over. There is also space and plumbing for a washing machine. The original spice cupboard offers a great storage space. There is a light and bright space for a dining table in front of the window which has the benefit of a built in window seat. There is also a feature fireplace with plenty of space for sofas to cosy up in an evening. There is a radiator, exposed ceiling beams and lintel's to this open plan living space.

Inner Hallway
High level window providing natural light from bedroom, exposed beam.

Bedroom One 3.53 x 3.02
A good sized light and bright double bedroom with two double glazed windows over looking the front of the property. The room also has a radiator, plenty of space for furniture, exposed beams and a telephone point.

Bedroom Two 3.12 x 3.01
Located at the rear of the property this double bedroom has a double glazed window, radiator, exposed beams and a fitted shelf. There is also ample space for bedroom furniture.

A lovely bathroom with a three piece suite in white comprises WC, wash hand basin and bath with mixer and electric shower over. Partially tiled walls and a built in storage cupboard. Heated towel rail, extractor fan and exposed beam.

An internal door at the bottom of the original stair case connects the two flats internally if needed.

First Floor Accommodation

First Floor Apartment
External door at the side of the property leads into the kitchen of the first floor flat.

Kitchen/Diner 8.64 x 3.40
A light and bright kitchen with a good range of base and wall units, sink, built in oven, electric hob with extractor hood over, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is space and plumbing for washing machine. The room also has exposed beams, tiled splashbacks, radiator and a single glazed window looking out to the rear of the property.

Open Plan Living Area 8.64 x 3.40
Open to the Kitchen this light room has two single glazed windows with window seats and original shutters, over looking the front of the cottage. There is also a radiator, a living flame gas stove to a feature fireplace and cornice.

Single glazed window with window seat looking out at the rear of the property, there is also a radiator, exposed beams and access to the loft hatch. Off the landing is a separate WC with an original stained glass window, radiator, WC and finished with part tiling to walls.

Bedroom One 3.17 x 2.90
A bright room located at the front of the cottage with a single glazed window with window seat, radiator, and exposed beam.

Bedroom Two 3.68 x 2.44
A further double bedroom at the front of the property with a single glazed window with window seat, radiator, telephone point.

Single glazed window, radiator and a two piece suite comprises wash hand basin, bath with mixer shower, built in cupboard housing gas central heating boiler, extractor fan and tiling to walls.

The front of the cottage offers a pretty country cottage style façade, complimented with well stocked raised beds, which are abundance of colour, flowers and herbs. There are also neat stone steps and decorative slated chippings with a seating area. There is a delightful patio and lawned area to the rear and off road parking for two vehicles, in the private carpark area.

All mains services connected. Gas central heating.

Council Tax Band
Currently banded as two separate properties, Lower Floor and Upper Floor, both Band B.