This lovely new home for locals is superbly placed for immediate access to the heart of Ambleside, richly provided for by a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and cinemas as well as a school and of course a rich abundance of some of the most beautiful scenery to be found. Originally a stone and slate barn this brand new conversion has a delightful open plan living space with kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, a shower room and private parking.
The architect designed accommodation is arranged over two storeys and is stylishly finished by local craftsmen and enjoys some lovely views. The perfect home or investment for longer term letting. Local Occupancy Conditions apply.
Description: Newly converted from what was originally an agricultural barn which has seen many incarnations over the years, this imaginatively designed stone built two storey maisonette enjoys some lovely views of Wansfell and is perfectly placed on the edge of the village centre. You may step from the door and hike the high fells which surround this popular Lakeland Village, returning to the comfort of this lovely home before venturing out again for a meal, a drink or two and maybe even taking a film before the evening is through, all without having the trouble to move the car from its berth.
Perfect as a permanent home or as an investment for longer term letting this brand new conversion has been thoughtfully designed and completed by local craftsmen.
The accommodation is entered at the middle level of this three storey former barn and includes a superb open plan living space and kitchen on this level with two double bedrooms and shower room above. There is private car parking and paved patio.
Location: From Waterhead, proceed north on Lake Road passing Hayes Garden World; turn left into Wansfell Road and take the right hand lane, at the junction at the bottom of the hill turn right onto the one-way system into Rothay Road and the apartment can be found a short way long on the left hand side, above Freshers Café. Parking is to the rear of the property and is accessed by turing left off Rothay Road immediately after the property signposted for the public car park, then left almost immediately on to a small lane. The parking area is at the top of this short lane.
Accommodation (with approximate measurements)
Entry Level Bright entrance hall with stairs to upper level.
Open Plan Living Room / Kitchen 21′ 0" x 20′ 1" max (6.4m x 6.12m) A delightful L-shaped open plan living space with lovely views of Wansfell, and having a large built in under-stairs cupboard, plenty of space in which to relax and a stylish fitted kitchen with wall and base units, inset sink, oven, electric hob and cooker hood over. There are two modern Haverland electric heaters.
Bedroom 1 19′ 9" x 10′ 3" (6.02m x 3.12m) With exposed roof timbers and a Haverland Heater.
Bedroom 2 10′ 1" x 9′ 10" (3.07m x 3m) With exposed roof timbers and a Haverland Heater.
Shower Room With a 3 piece white suite of shower cubicle with Mira Sport shower, Wash basin and WC. Illuminated wall mirror and an electric towel rail, Velux roof light and an extractor fan.
Outside: The property enjoys an easily managed raised paved patio with a light point and allocated car parking – an invaluable commodity this close to the village centre.
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Modern electric Haverland radiators.
Tenure: Leasehold for a term of 999 years on a new lease with a nominal ground rent to be advised. The owner will contribute a fair proportion for building maintenance and insurance. The vendor is the freeholder and does not expect this to be more than £1000 per year under current costs.
The property is subject to a local occupancy clause which states that it shall not be occupied otherwise than by a person with a local connection.
A "Person with a Local Connection" means an individual who before taking up occupation of the dwelling satisfies one of the following conditions;
1. The person has been in continuous employment in the Locality defined for at least 9 months and for a minimum of 16 hours per week immediately prior to occupation; or
2. The person needs to live in the Locality defined because they need substantial care from a relative who lives in the locality defined, or because they need to provide substantial care to a relative who lives in the Locality defined. Substantial care means that identified as required by a medical doctor or relevant statutory support agency; or
3.The person has been continuously resident in the locality defined for three years immediately prior to: a) Needing another dwelling resulting from changes to their household, including circumstances such as getting married, divorced, having children, or downsizing. b) Undertaking full-time post-secondary education or skills training and is returning to the locality defined within 12 months of its completion, or c) Being admitted to hospital, residential care or sentenced to prison, and are returning to the locality defined within 12 months of their discharge/release, or
4.The person is a person who a)Is a person who is serving in the regular forces or who has served in the regular forces within five years prior to occupation; b)Has recently ceased, or will cease to be entitled to reside in accommodation provided by the Ministry of Defence following the death of that person’s spouse or civil partner.
‘Locality’ shall mean the administrative areas of the parishes of Broughton East; Cartmel Fell; Crosthwaite and Lyth; Helsington; Hugill; Kentmere; Lakes; Longsleddale; Nether Staveley; Over Staveley; Skelwith; Staveley in Cartmel; Underbarrow and Bradleyfield; Upper Allithwaite; Windermere; Witherslack; Meatop and Ulpha; and those parts of Fawcett Forest; Strickland Ketel; Strickland Roger and Whitwell and Selside with in the administrative area of the Lake District National Park.
An ‘Only or Principal Home’ is a dwelling house which is occupied continuously or for a minimum period of six months in every twelve month period. For the avoidance of doubt the dwelling shall not be occupied as a second home or for holiday letting accommodation.
The full terms and conditions are available from our Ambleside office or can be viewed on line on the Lake District National Park website www.lake-district.gov.uk.The planning reference number is 7/2015/3063.
Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council – Band TBC.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office.
Energy Performance Certificate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.The EPC rating is Band D.
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