Wonderfully placed in the gorgeous Langdale Valley and enjoying delightful views this south facing 3 bedroomed semi-detached bungalow is simply perfect as a holiday let or an easily managed weekend retreat in idyllic surroundings.
The bright open plan living room and kitchen enjoys a vaulted ceiling and wonderful views and is supplemented by two ground floor bedrooms and a bathroom with a space saving staircase giving access to the third bedroom above. There are lovely communal gardens and parking. Simply perfect.
Location From Ambleside proceed west on the A593 towards Coniston, bearing right at Skelwith Bridge signposted ‘Elterwater and Chapel Stile’. Continue over Elterwater Common into Chapel Stile and after passing the village shop on your right hand side proceed for a further half mile turning right between the first and second terraces of housing known as Thrang Brow. Take the turning left over the cattle grid and continue up the lane before bearing right at the top where the communal car parking area is located. The bungalow is one of the only two semi-detached properties seen from here.
Description Chapel Stile is very much at the heart of the Lake District National Park. Whether you consider that in a purely geographical sense (this pretty village could hardly be more centrally placed) or in more basic emotional terms, both are equally true. The iconic Langdale Pikes dominate the valley to the west and can be admired from the communal gardens which lie in front of this south facing bungalow and for many capture in one single view why this beautiful National Park is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The bungalow itself has been much improved since it was first built in the 1970’s and offers particularly bright and sunny accommodation, benefitting as it does from having windows on three elevations supplemented by more than one skylight. Perfect as a lock up and leave weekend retreat or idyllic holiday let the property enjoys superb access on foot to a great many wonderful walks quite literally from the doorstep. The village itself is well served by its local general store and there are a variety of traditional Inns within easy reach.
The south facing accommodation includes a bright open plan living room and kitchen combined with plenty of space in which to relax, cook and dine, with two bedrooms and a bathroom all on the ground floor. A space-saving Scandinavian style staircase leads up to the third bedroom on the first floor. The property has electric central heating and double glazing as well as communal gardens (maintained by a gardener) and car parking. A superb opportunity, wonderfully placed.
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Living Room/Kitchen 16′ 7" x 11′ 11" (5.06m x 3.64 max) A lovely bright and welcoming room with a vaulted ceiling and superb views over the valley. There are patio doors to the garden, windows on two elevations and a skylight flooding the room with light. The kitchen area includes a range of wall and base units incorporating a Select 620 oven, Diplomat hob and hood, fridge, a single drainer sink unit, plumbing for a washing machine, part tiled walls, central heating thermostat and a double radiator. With plenty of room in which to relax, cook and dine, this is the real focal point of the home.
Bedroom 1 9′ 9" x 7′ 1" (2.98m x 2.18m) With both an external door and window, a built in wardrobe and a radiator.
Bedroom 2 9′ 10" x 6′ 5" (3m x 1.98m) With a built in wardrobe and radiator.
Bathroom With a three piece suite comprising a panel bath with a Mira Advance shower over, a wash basin and WC. The walls are part tiled, the floor is tiled and there is an Xpelair extractor fan, a shaver/light point and a radiator.
Bedroom 3 11′ 3" x 7′ 1" (3.43m x 2.18 max) Accessed via a space saving Scandinavian style ladder from the living room area this bright room has sloping ceilings with a skylight to supplement the gable window plus additional borrowed light from the window over the living space. There are large storage cupboards in the eaves and to the side where the heating tanks are located.
Outside Fir Garth enjoys lovely communal grounds with wonderful views not only south over the valley but also west looking towards the dramatic and instantly recognisable Langdale Pikes. The gardens attract an excellent variety of birdlife. There is car parking provision in the compound off the access driveway.
Services Mains drainage, water and electricity are supplied.
Tenure We understand the property to be leasehold for a term of 999 years commencing 1st March 1992. We understand that a service charge of £290 p.a. is levied which contributes towards the maintenance of the gardens and grounds, public liability insurance, accountancy and secretarial expenses.
Each owner of a property on Fir Garth becomes a member of the Fir Garth Management Company in which the freehold is vested.
Council Tax Band Band C – South Lakeland District Council
Viewing Strictly by appointment with Hackney and Leigh Ltd
Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.
Ideal Holiday letting opportunity 12 Fir Garth benefits from an excellent location in the heart of the Langdale Valley with the village of Chapel Stile being a popular choice with visitors all year round. If presented to a high quality standard and marketed to the correct target audience Lakelovers (www.lakelovers.co.uk) would anticipate a gross rental income of £24,000 per year with the opportunity to grow this further based on repeat bookings, recommendations and positive reviews.
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