1 Bedroom Cottage
-Planning granted for extension, granted in July 2019
-LPG gas central heating
-Septic tank – drained mid October 2019
-20 min walk into Cartmel
-5 minute drive to A590
-1 acre plot of woodland
-South facing from the front door
-Parking for 6 cars
-Mood lighting around the garden
-Lawned area at the front with mature trees and shrubs
-Stone outhouse for storage
-£13,000 per anum
Turn off a leafy country lane before pulling up at the hardstanding, where there is parking for four cars beneath an ancient beech tree.
Glance left, where an acre of colourful woodland cut through by a meandering stream sets the scene.
Follow the little path over a stone bridge spanning the stream and spy the whitewashed face of Bluebell Cottage peeping out from behind its substantial front garden and mature trees.
Dating back to the early 18th century, Bluebell Cottage captures the romance of this era in an array of traditional Lakeland features, whilst providing convenience and comfort courtesy of its contemporary renovations and additions.
Come inside and see…
Step through the stone porch before pushing open the original and striking front door, its iron studwork and bullseye glass telling a tale of its ancient heritage.
Crackling away centre stage is a Lakeland stone open fire place. Set within an impressive Lakeland stone surround, a handy alcove is within reach, ideal for storing logs.
Exposed beams overhead add character and warmth, whilst underfoot, the solid original floor is comfortably carpeted.
Space for a corner sofa beneath the open staircase. Daylight streams in through the window, overlooking the shrubs and trees of the front garden. Inset spotlighting adds further illumination.
Its current owner has worked diligently to provide the comforts and amenities that 21st century life demands, whilst retaining and restoring its rural charms.
Ceilings have been stripped back to expose beams, with the upstairs ceilings now vaulted. New plaster work, tiling, floors, electrics and central heating system are amongst the modern additions made.
Slip through to the kitchen. Brand new and gleaming, a Range cooker shines beneath the inset spotlighting; classically country.
Pristine white splashback metro tiles line the walls, with new grey tiling on the floors. Crisp white units house all the pots and pans, with a fridge freezer and microwave also in situ.
Note the windows have been replaced windows, lined with Lakeland slate sills for real rustic allure. Gaze out at the fells, the woodland and stream…how many birds can you spot? Too many to count.
Plumbing for a washing machine, dryer and dishwasher currently resides in the attached utility room. As yet unfinished, this room could become a staircase leading up, as Bluebell Cottage has planning permission to be extended in order to create a three-bedroomed house with two bathrooms.
The new design sees stairs leading up from here, whilst within the kitchen would be created a set of double French doors, opening onto the patio by the stone shed with views down to the wood and river.
For now, take the current open stairs up from the living room, arriving at an oak gallery, where stainless steel cleats, used for mooring yachts, secure black marine rope to the wall for a totally unique look.
Glimpse immediately, through the rope, the stunning bedroom ahead.
Above, thick treacle-toned beams are set within the vaulted ceiling, inset with spotlights to highlight the striking features of this room.
Inviting woodland beckons through the side window, whilst to the front, private views of the front garden await.
The low, Lakeland slate lined windows also capture views of the fells. Simply stunning.
Whether upstairs or downstairs, take advantage of full Sky Q and Sky fibre broadband. So modern for such a quaint old cottage.
Recessed downlights in the en-suite bathroom highlight a relaxing corner bath with a tile-backed seat above, allowing its users to sit with their legs in the water or simply for use as handy shelving. A shower attachment is on hand also.
Also featured is a brand-new wash basin, with a useful mirrored vanity unit above. A chrome heated rail keeps towels toasty, whilst the WC seat is considerately soft-closing.
Pull on your boots and adventuring cloak and step outside to explore the glorious grounds surrounding Bluebell Cottage.
To the front, lies the expansive lawn intersected by a path. In one direction discover the large stone shed and a bridge leading across the stream and into the wood. Or take the path across the water via a slab of Lakeland stone, returning to the parking area and the lane.
Children and dogs will love exploring the acre of woodland belonging to Bluebell Cottage. A true playground for nature, keep your eyes peeled for birds, deer, rabbits, squirrels and more!
Wend your way along the stream, running through the woodland trails, before it opens up to a width of around 12 feet where it becomes a cascade of waterfalls. In spring, spy the ducklings and moorhens bobbing along.
At Christmas time, gather holly in the woodland before decorating the beams of Bluebell Cottage for an afternoon of traditional festive fun.
Outside, a clever lighting system allows all the exterior lighting of Bluebell Cottage to be scene set. Choose your own selection from LED floodlights at the front, to LED lighting on the stone shed illuminating the bridge and the parking area by the woodland.
There is also lighting by the stone bridge and the wooden bridge illuminating the whole river at night time, should you wish. With an external power supply already in place, the opportunity is there to power electric gates or streets lights for additional security.
Full CCTV, which can be checked away from the property on your phone is also in situ, with two cameras on the front and side entrances.
Of course, the beauty of Bluebell Cottage is just how exceptionally private it is!