Locations do not get much better than this. The heart of Grasmere village yet quietly tucked away whilst enjoying lovely views – what more could you ask for? Well, this delightful and stylishly finished first floor 1 bedroomed apartment also comes with its own private parking space and its peaceful setting makes it the perfect lock up and leave retreat or holiday let in the centre of the Lake District National Park.
The open plan living room and kitchen makes for a welcoming all-inclusive atmosphere ably supplemented by the double bedroom and stylish en-suite bathroom and of course that all important car parking space – simply perfect.
- Lovely 1 bedroomed first floor apartment
- Peaceful setting just yards from the centre of Grasmere
- Perfect holiday let or lock up and leave retreat
- Private car parking space included
Location Beck Allans is located in a delightful position in the centre of Grasmere Village and yet is tucked away from the main thoroughfares. From our office in Ambleside head north on the A591 to Grasmere passing Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake along the way. Upon reaching the roundabout take the first exit into the village. On entering the village follow the main road, passing the church and famous ‘Grasmere Gingerbread’ shop on the right hand side, and the entrance to Beck Allans is the next turning on the right after The Wordsworth Hotel. Once you have entered the drive, the allocated parking space can be found on your left off the driveway.
Description Beck Allans is an attractive traditional stone and slate property located virtually in the centre of Grasmere, although even the most frequent visitor to this delightful Lakeland village would be excused for having missed it. Quietly tucked away, this distinctive property was originally built in the 1850’s by a wealthy Manchester businessman who no doubt appreciated the beauty of the surrounding scenery, which is every bit as stunning now as it was then. In the 1970’s the building was thoughtfully subdivided to create the wonderful apartments found here today.
Helvellyn is located on the first floor and includes a lovely bright south facing open plan living room and well equipped kitchen area, complete with a cosy log-burner. Beyond is the double bedroom with views to the iconic Lion and the Lamb atop Helm Crag whilst the attractive en-suite bathroom is both stylish and modern. There is a private car parking space, enough communal garden to be attractive without being burdensome, as well as a very useful communal laundry.
Grasmere is famed worldwide for its connections with William Wordsworth and the romantic poets and could hardly be more centrally placed in The Lake District National Park (now a Unesco World Heritage Site). Cafes, restaurants, traditional Inns and shops are all virtually on the doorstep, whilst a slightly longer stroll can take you to the lake shore or you may prefer to hike onto to the dramatic fells which surround this delightful village. The perfect lock up and leave weekend retreat or a superb holiday let – come and see for yourself.
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Covered Porch A sweet covered porch, ideal for dealing with wet coats and muddy boots.
Communal Entrance Hall and Staircase A welcoming space with radiator and communal phone, with stairs leading to the first floor landing.
Private Entrance to Helvellyn
Open Plan Living Room/ Kitchen 18′ 2" x 10′ 9" (5.56m x 3.28m max) Lovely and light thanks to the large window, this room offers space in which to relax, cook and dine in comfort. There is a charming Montrose log burner on a slate hearth and flanked by a Lakeland stone surround with a timber mantle providing a welcoming focal point in the sitting area for those cooler evenings. There is a useful storage cupboard and views through the trees to Loughrigg There are 2 radiators and a TV point.
The stylish kitchen area includes a modern range of attractive wall and base units with complementary work surfaces incorporating a Beko electric hob with an extractor fan above, and oven, built in microwave, fridge and dishwasher, space to dine, a stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap.
Bedroom 10′ 9" x 8′ 2" (3.30m max x 2.49m max) A light, airy double room with glimpses of the River Rothay from the window, and views up to Helm Crag (the famous Lion and the Lamb). Having a built in wardrobe, dresser and bedside cabinets as well as a radiator.
En Suite Bathroom Two steps down from the bedroom is the stylish en-suite bathroom which includes a three piece suite comprising a bath with combined raindrop and flexi-hose shower over with a glazed screen, a hand basin with a vanity unit and mixer tap, touch free lit mirror and a dual flush WC. Also having down lights, a radiator and an extractor fan to supplement the window.
Outside The property benefits from having its own private parking space for one vehicle as well as shared use of the lovely grounds.
In addition, all residents of Beck Allans have access to a communal laundry room housing both a washing machine and dryer, and iron with ironing board.
Tenure Leasehold – For a term of 999 Years from 2018. Please note that pets are not allowed under the terms of the lease.
Services The property is connected to mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
Service Charge The service charge for 2021 is understood to be £229.17 per month which includes Wi-Fi, gas, electricity, water (including drainage), buildings insurance, external repairs and the upkeep of the central heating and hot water boiler, as well as laundry room contents. It also includes a contribution towards the sinking fund.
The amount payable for all of the apartments at Beck Allans is apportioned according to floor area. We understand that Helvellyn is liable for 6.28% of these costs.
(Please note that business rates are not included in the service charge.)
Business rates We understand the property to have a rateable value of £2,900.00 with the amount payable to South Lakeland District Council for 2021/22 being £1447.10 though the current owners enjoy the benefit of Small Business Rate Relief.
Viewings Strictly by appointment only with Hackney & Leigh, Rydal Road, Ambleside, Telephone 015394 32800
Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available to view on our website and also at any of our offices.
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