Enjoying wonderfully peaceful surroundings this bright, south facing detached home would now benefit from some updating but enjoys delightful views in all directions and includes 3 or 4 double bedrooms (depending on needs) 2 bathrooms, 2 lovely reception rooms, and a kitchen. If privacy, peace and quiet alongside accessibility to the lake, the fells and the village are all on your tick list – don’t miss The Keld.
This unique and much loved bungalow is superbly placed. Sit in the sun and gaze across to the Grizedale Forest or, when the trees are not in leaf, look down upon glistening Coniston Water and you will be transported from whatever stresses may blight your particular daily grind. Perfect as a family home, weekend retreat or idyllic holiday let.
- Wonderfully peaceful setting .
- Splendid 3 or 4 bedroomed 2 bathroomed accommodation.
- Superb south facing views.
- In need of some updating.
Location Quietly situated on the outskirts of Coniston. On approaching Coniston village on the A593 from Ambleside, turn left at the sign post for Hawkshead, passing the junior school and the playing fields. After passing Monk Coniston proceed gently winding up the hill for approximately a third of a mile, and shortly after a sign for High Hollins on your right, the turning to The Keld is then seen on the left. Continue up the winding drive to arrive at the Keld where there is ample car parking provision.
Description Set quietly in wonderful gardens, just shy of half an acre plus a further 3.7 acres of wooded grounds held separately on leases from The National Trust, The Keld (which means fountain or spring) is simply the perfect escape from all of the stresses of modern life. Whether you just want to sit and soak up the sun and let your mind wander whilst you gaze across the valley to Grizedale Forest, or should you prefer some actual physical wandering and fancy a stroll down to the shores of the lake (less than three quarters of a mile away), a walk through woodland to beautiful Tarn Hows or a hike to the high fells, all is on hand. Coniston village itself is equally accessible, although you would not know even on the busiest of bank holidays days how close it actually is given just how wonderfully secluded it feels here in this delightful south facing home. The gardens and grounds are a real haven for wildlife and a world of adventure for the young at heart.
The Keld would now stand some updating, but has been a much loved home and retreat for many years. Some may even wish to consider some re-design or re-development (subject to consent being obtained) as tastes and requirements have changed over the years, whilst others will just fall in love with the welcoming ambience. There are two wonderful reception rooms, although some may now wish to consider combining the kitchen with the dining room to create a truly superb family kitchen. There are three great double bedrooms, with the fourth serving as a link between the main sitting room and the master bedroom. This may be absolutely fine for families, and the through room could be simply sub-divided if preferred, but this would make a great nursery, a home office or a wonderful dressing room serving the primary bedroom suite. If a home office is actually something which appeals, and who would not relish the opportunity to live and work here, then the undercroft may also be considered to provide that potential.
The Keld will make a perfect family home (where better to raise the kids?), with space to create a wonderful home office workspace if desired, the most peaceful of weekend retreats or a simply superb holiday let. A truly unique home in a dream setting. Opportunities like this do not come around too often in The National Park, so come and view as soon as you can.
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Sitting Room 19′ 2" x 15′ 10" (5.86m x 4.84m max) A fabulously light and airy reception room with breath-taking views towards Grizedale forest, and glimpses of Coniston Water in the winter months, thanks to the large glazed patio doors and windows. Having plenty of space to gather and relax with friends and family. There is a radiator.
Dining Room 17′ 1" x 14′ 1" (5.22m x 4.30m max) A double aspect room enjoying stunning views. With space to both dine and relax and having an open fire with slate hearth and surround along with 2 radiators for cooler evenings. Some may wish to consider some alteration to combine the dining room with the kitchen to create a superb family kitchen.
Kitchen 17′ 10" x 13′ 0" (5.46m x 3.98m max) A light, bright room thanks to its double aspect and having woodland views. With wall and base units and complementary work surfaces with a stainless steel sink and double drainer. Integrated appliances include a Stoves double electric oven, Beko ceramic four ring hob with Tricity Bendix extractor hood over, and a Whirlpool fridge. Also having plumbing for a dishwasher. With tiled walls, down lights and a radiator.
Rear Porch 6′ 11" x 5′ 5" (2.11m x 1.67m) A practical room with ample space for both coat and boot storage, and having an external door.
Bedroom 4/ Dressing Room 13′ 0" x 11′ 0" (3.98m x 3.37m) A wonderfully light bedroom, again with lovely views, it is currently in use as a twin bunk bedded room, but would be equally well suited to be enjoyed as a dressing room for the master suite. With an integrated storage cupboard and a radiator. This is currently a through room linking the sitting room with the master bedroom suite, but a simply partition could create a hallway for privacy.
En Suite With access from both Bedroom 4 and the Master Bedroom and having a three piece suite comprising a Mira Excel shower, wash hand basin set above a vanity style cupboard and a WC. Having a heated ladder style towel rail /radiator, tiled floor and down lights.
Master Bedroom 15′ 11" x 12′ 7" (4.87m x 3.84m) A wonderfully light and airy generous double room, with large glazed patio doors and windows making the most of the stunning views, which when the trees are not in leaf, include glimpses of Coniston Water in the valley below. Benefitting from an integrated wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves. With a radiator and wall light points.
Hallway With storage cupboard.
Bedroom 2 16′ 11" x 11′ 6" (5.18m x 3.53m max) A generous double room, enjoying a dual aspect and having a radiator.
Bedroom 3 14′ 4" x 9′ 0" (4.37m x 2.75m) A double bedroom with an integrated cupboard, a radiator and cupboard housing the hot water tank. With loft access hatch.
Bathroom Having tiled walls and floor and with a three piece suite comprising a bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, and a dual flush WC. Also having a heated ladder style towel rail, a radiator and an extractor fan.
Undercroft 14′ 5" x 13′ 1" (4.40m x 4.00m) Having a head height of 1.75m from the lowest beam, benefitting from having both power and light, two windows, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and housing the Ideal boiler, this provides perfect storage for garden and outdoor equipment, but would equally suit as a superb home office with any necessary consents.
Garden and Grounds Enjoying a peaceful and very private setting the south facing garden includes a raised flagged patio, areas of woodland, with a variety of mature shrubs and trees and a lawned area. Having plenty of areas in which to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings, there really is something for everyone.This area is a haven for wildlife and is a real delight. The freehold garden (marked in red on the plan) extends to something just shy of half an acre. In addition two wonderful parcels of adjacent woodland (marked in blue on the plan) are held on long leases from The National Trust until 2052. A wonderful place to explore, relax and admire the wildlife.
The driveway allows for plenty of turning provision and car parking.
Services This property is connected to mains electricity and gas. Bore hole water. Septic tank.
Council Tax South Lakeland District Council – Band G
Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available to view on our website and also at any of our offices.
Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office.
Ideal Holiday Let Opportunity In the opinion of holidaycottages.co.uk this is an exciting opportunity to own a remarkable holiday cottage situated in the quiet and picturesque area of Hawkshead Hill.
Holidaycottages.co.uk believes that if The Keld is furnished to a 4/5 star standard throughout it could achieve a Gross Annual Income of £40,000 – £44,000. We would expect this property to achieve approximately 38 – 42 bookings made up of 23 – 25 full week bookings and 15 – 17 short breaks. Weekly Season Pricing: Low Season: £661 | Mid Season: £1,050 | High Season: £1,857
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