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This beautiful cottage style ground floor apartment is as welcoming as you like and is surrounded by wonderful scenery and offers great access to the fells and lake shore alike. The bright accommodation includes an open plan living room and fitted kitchen complete with a cosy log burner, two double bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, two private parking spaces and both private and communal gardens. A superb opportunity.

Perfect whether you are seeking a relaxing lock-up-and-leave, home from home weekend retreat, a superbly placed holiday let or even a new dream home, Horseshoe Cottage should be high on your list for viewing.

  • Delightful 2 Double bedroomed 2 bathroomed property
  • Lovely ground floor cottage style apartment
  • Private and communal gardens
  • Two car parking spaces

Location From the centre of the popular village of Coniston, take the A593 heading south until reaching the village of Torver. Turn left opposite The Wilson Arms public house on to the A5084 signposted Ulverston, Greenodd and Lancaster. Continue along this road passing close to the western shore of Coniston Water, through Blawith Common and over the cattle grid until the sign for Water Yeat is reached. Almost immediately on the right hand side the original lane departs from the main road, take this turning passing Water Yeat House and Horseshoe Cottage is on the left hand side of the access lane which leads to the car parking area beyond.

Description Quietly nestled in the heart of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons country in the peaceful Crake Valley close to the southern reaches of Coniston Water, this delightfully welcoming cottage style ground floor apartment is simply perfect as a relaxing weekend retreat, an idyllic holiday let or an accommodating permanent home.

You can step from the door and all of the wonderful Lake District National Park is your playground. Beautiful Coniston Water and the steamer jetty is only a few hundred yards up the road and within just a few minutes’ you can be right out on the fells – it is a lovely walk up to Beacon Tarn and there is ready access onto the Cumbria Way. You can cross the Crake River to Nibthwaite and amble along the shores of Coniston Water and beyond. You may of course simply prefer to put your feet up, relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, and with lovely views of Brock Barrow to enjoy, who could blame you?

The bright accommodation is entered via the single storey open plan living room/kitchen. With its vaulted ceiling and cosy log burner, perfect for quiet nights in, this is a very welcoming all-inclusive room which sets the tone perfectly. The inner hallway leads to the principle bedroom with its en-suite shower room and to the second double bedroom and the house shower room. Outside there are pretty private gardens as well as delightful communal grounds, two allocated car parking spaces plus a very useful store – ideal for securely housing bikes, paddleboards etc.

A superb opportunity away from the hustle and bustle – come and see for yourself.

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)

Open Plan Living Area 16′ 6" x 11′ 3" (5.03m x 3.45m)

Kitchen Area With vaulted ceiling and enjoying views to Brock Barrow and with stylish wall and base units having plinth lighting, complementary work surfaces and an integrated stainless steel sink and a half with drainer and mixer tap. Integrated Lamona appliances include a four ring ceramic hob, set above an electric oven with extractor fan over, an under counter fridge, as well as a separate wine cooler. Benefitting from electric underfloor heating.

Living Area A bright and welcoming room, with vaulted ceiling, and a wood burning stove set upon a Tilberthwaite slate hearth perfect for gathering around with friends and family. Also having space to dine, and benefitting from Warmafloor underfloor heating controlled by wi fi for total flexibility.

Inner Hallway With a tiled floor, and a characterful alcove which provides the ideal space for storage of coats and boots. In addition there is a useful integrated storage cupboard.

Bedroom 1 13′ 1" x 12′ 11" (3.99m max x 3.94m max) A double bedroom, lovely and light with a glazed external door. Having a tiled floor, and with exposed beams over the windows this is a cosy room full of character. For those cooler evenings there is a Rointe electric heater.

En Suite for Bedroom 1 Having tiled walls and floor and with a three piece suite comprising a shower within a glazed cubicle, a WC, and a pedestal wash hand basin. Also having downlights and an extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 10′ 11" x 10′ 2" (3.33m x 3.12m) A double bedroom having a Rointe heater and down lights.

House Shower Room With part tiled walls and a three piece suite comprising a Mira Shower within a spacious walk in glazed unit, a dual flush WC and a wash hand basin with a LED mirror over. Also with a heated ladder style towel rail/radiator, down lights and extractor fan.

Outside There is a lovely private Tilberthwaite Slate patio to the front of the property, and a grassed area to the rear, along with a splendid covered recess for those occasional rainy evenings when you still wish to enjoy relaxing outdoors. There are useful outside light points.

There are further communal grounds to the rear shared by the other lovely cottages clustered around the original farmhouse here, providing ample space to sit and perhaps relax with a glass of something chilled at the end of the day. There are two allocated car parking spaces and a useful store for outdoor equipment.

Services Mains water and electricity are connected.The property has a Biodisc septic tank drainage system shared with five other neighbouring properties.

Tenure Leasehold for a term of 999 years from 2009

The service/ management charge is currently £66 a quarter which covers the maintenance of the communal gardens, buildings insurance and the running of the Biodisc drainage plant.

A management company exists that is controlled by the 6 cottage owners to oversee the grounds, insurance and Biodisc system.

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office.

Council Tax South Lakeland District Council – Band C

Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.

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