Pretty as a picture and full of traditional Lakeland character, this superb 3 bedroomed, 3 bathroomed, 3 reception-roomed detached cottage is a true delight. Superbly improved in recent years and offering adaptable accommodation which includes 3 lovely reception rooms, a family kitchen, garden room, 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, utility, gardens and parking, this welcoming home is blessed with beamed ceilings and interest at every turn - a wonderful family home or holiday let.Location Leave Ambleside on the A593 as if heading towards Coniston but turn left after approximately one mile at Clappersgate over the bridge signposted for Hawkshead. Continue through Hawkshead bearing left at the T junction signposted towards the ferry as well as Near and Far Sawrey. Follow the road which skirts the eastern shore of Esthwaite Water and on reaching Near Sawrey take the right hand turn immediately after Ees Wyke Country House Hotel. Continue down this road and Tabatha Twitchett can be found a short distance along on the right hand side with parking for the property to be located in front of Briar Cottage.
Description Tabatha Twitchit is perhaps the realisation of everyone's Lakeland dream home - full of character and warmth with cosy and comfortable rooms perfect for relaxation whether you are seeking an adaptable family home, an idyllic weekend retreat or a highly popular holiday let (the property is currently let with Lakeland Hideaways www.lakeland-hideaways.co.uk).
The detached property (complete with roses around the door) is quietly located on the fringe of beautiful Near Sawrey a conservation hamlet idyllically positioned between Esthwaite Water and Lake Windermere just a few miles South of the historic and picturesque village of Hawkshead in the Lake District National Park.
The cottage has been lovingly extended and further improved and redesigned in recent years without losing any of its inherent character. There are beamed ceilings and cottage style doors, attractive fireplaces and pretty views with that all important touch of luxury added in.
The accommodation is entered via a small but useful vestibule which leads into a cosy dining room from where you can either turn left into a lovely south facing family kitchen complete with double doors opening out onto a sweet patio, or right into a delightful sitting room complete with a beamed ceiling. Beyond the sitting room is a ground floor bedroom with a shower room and a separate utility room.
The superb master bedroom on the first floor has been created by combining two original bedrooms and offers space and light in equal measure. There is a third bedroom at this level together with a house bathroom and a further shower room. There is also a lovely drawing room here with an adjoining garden room which again has double doors leading to a raised patio. This suite was at one time employed as a fourth bedroom with an en-suite and could revert to such use once again with relative ease if desired.
The property benefits from two private off road car parking spaces on the opposite side of the road.
Superbly placed in a quiet location here in the heart of Beatrix Potter country this lovely cottage is highly recommended for early viewing.
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Covered Porch With outside light point.
Vestibule With a slate flagged floor and having a panel radiator.
Dining Room 11' 10" x 8' 9" (3.61m x 2.67m) With a pretty window seat and having a built in cupboard with shelving above, wall light points and a panel radiator.
Sitting Room 15' 1" x 11' 1" (4.6m x 3.38m) With a beamed ceiling and part panelled walls and having an open fire with a Lakeland stone surround, timber mantle and slate hearth, pretty window seat, useful under stairs storage cupboard, wall light points, television point and a panel radiator.
Family Kitchen 15' 6" x 8' 11" (4.72m x 2.72m) With a range of oak wall and base units with pelmet lighting and complimentary working surfaces incorporating a bowl and half Belfast style sink unit with mixer tap, Schott Ceran 2 ring induction hob, cooker point with hood above, integral fridge and CDA automatic dishwasher. The floor is tiled and there are traditional beamed features and double doors leading to a delightful private patio at the rear.
Utility 5' 6" x 5' 2" (1.68m x 1.57m) With plumbing for an automatic washing machine, vent for a tumble dryer and having a stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and the oil fired central heating boiler.
Bedroom 2 11' 6" x 8' 6" (3.51m x 2.59m) With French doors and having a radiator.
Shower Room With a modern three piece suite comprising a corner shower cubicle with a Mira Excel shower and glazed sliding doors, pedestal wash hand basin and W.C. The walls and floor are attractively tiled and there is a shaver point, chrome ladder style towel rail and Addvent extractor fan.
Landing With a useful storage cupboard and built in wall unit and having a panel radiator and loft hatch.
Drawing Room/Bedroom 4 16' 4" x 9' 2" (4.98m x 2.79m) With a beamed ceiling and having a cast iron fire surround, built-in cupboard, television point, radiator, loft hatch and double doors leading to
Garden Room 5' 6" x 5' 4" (1.68m x 1.63m) With double doors leading to a raised patio area and having a panel radiator.
Bedroom 1 20' 11" x 9' 0" (6.38m x 2.74m) A lovely large double room with a television point, panel radiator and electric panel heater and two windows.
Bedroom 3 9' 4" x 9' 0" (2.84m x 2.74m) With a UPVC double glazed window and an electric panel heater.
Bathroom Recently re-fitted with a stylish three piece suite comprising a shaped bath with a combination rain drop and flexible hose shower unit, wash hand basin and W.C. There is a shaver/light point, heated towel rail, window and an extractor fan.
Shower Room With a modern three piece suite comprising a corner shower cubicle with Peglar shower and glazed sliding doors, wash hand basin and W.C. The walls and floor are attractively tiled and there is a shaver point, chrome ladder style towel rail and an Addvent extractor fan.
Outside To the rear of the property are two lovely private patio areas which are easily maintained, together with a shallow foregarden.
Parking The property will have private parking for two vehicles on the opposite side of the road in front of Briar Cottage.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. The property has oil fired central heating to radiators.
Business Rates The property has a rateable value of £4,850 with the amount payable for 2018/19 being £2,260.10
Viewings Strictly by appointment only with Hackney and Leigh, Rydal Road, Ambleside, Telephone 015394 32800.
Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices