3 Bedroom Terraced House
Middlerigg is the original poster-child for the exclusive Merewood Lodge development in Ecclerigg. The very first home on the estate, Middlerigg’s handsome stone mullion windows ensure it stands apart from its neighbours.
Leave the car in Middlerigg’s parking bay (additional guest parking is conveniently close by) and head for the front door, the entrance area decorated by seasonal tubs. Safely gated, primly manicured and expertly maintained by Hayes Garden World, the well-kept grounds at Middlerigg stand as a precursor to the property itself.
Stepping inside, note the newly decorated walls and woodwork, evident throughout Middlerigg and creating a fresh ‘blank canvas’ feel.
Celadon ceramic tiles lie underfoot, hardy and resilient to walking boots. Stash your coat and shoes in the under-stairs cupboard and turn left through a set of partially glazed oak doors.
Large stone mullion windows to the front allow the light to stream into the open plan living-dining space all day long. Soft, buff-coloured carpets – running throughout the entirety of the house – help reflect this cheerful and light ambience.
Deeply-set sills sit beneath newly-fitted windows in the mullions. An architectural triumph; in the summer time, the lower ones open to allow in a gentle summer breeze. In the evenings, enjoy the last of the sun through these windows. Snug yet spacious; the dining area alone comfortably seats six.
A sociable space for gatherings, be part of the party whilst preparing the meal from the open plan kitchen. Recently renovated, the kitchen at Middlerigg is fully equipped with oven, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. Warm, sandy-toned walls complement pastel sunshine cupboards, illuminated by integrated down-lighting and offset by sage green, oatmeal and cream splashback tiles. Storage is in plentiful supply, with cupboards, drawers and an ample larder unit.
From the entrance hall, take the oak door to the right, to find a comfortable en-suite bedroom. With space for a dressing table, bedside furniture and a built-in wardrobe with a shelf above it, this double bedroom is both spacious and secluded.
A private corner of the house for guests, the en-suite also makes this bedroom an ideal space for visitors with mobility needs. Outside the window, a variety of greenery, shrubs and small trees provide a pleasant outlook.
Tidy surfaces, tidy mind…an array of built-in storage, housed within sleek units, runs along the wall beneath the sink. With a shower, toilet, illuminated mirror with hidden shaving unit and heated towel rail, this pristine en-suite really cleans up.
Take the spindled oak staircase up to the first floor and take a peek in the deep and spacious storage cupboard on the landing, toasty warm courtesy of the water tank in the neighbouring closet.
Vaulted ceilings filled with authentic beams and low-set Velux windows make the most of the light in the bedroom to the right. Low-set, you can even stand and look out at views of Lake Windermere.
Fresh and contemporary, the white tiled family bathroom is found to the left.
Masses of storage space built in beneath the sink helps keep surfaces clear from clutter. A shower is also fitted over the bath-tub for convenience. Adjacent to the main bedroom, this bathroom services both upstairs chambers. Velux windows allow the light to cascade down into the room, creating a bright environment.
Ever dream of waking up to a lake view? Make this dream a waking reality in Middlerigg’s king-sized master bedroom. With the upper row of the stone mullion windows taking centre stage at the front of the bedroom, this abundance of light is added to from a Velux window in the ceiling.
Deep fitted wardrobes provide an abundance of space for all your clothes, with additional room to be found in the eaves – perfect for suitcases and shoes!
Outside, on the corner of the property grows a large clematis with tiny white fragrant leaves which blossoms in the summer. Take a seat beneath the stone mullion window either on the bench or at the small table and toast the lake views with a bottle of wine.
Across the way, discover a communal storage shed. Ideal for stashing essentials such as ladders, wheelbarrows, bikes and canoes.
The communal gardens at Merewood Lodge are spacious and varied, and well-maintained by Hayes Garden World. Gated and secure, adults and children alike can explore and enjoy any area they choose.
One allocated parking space
Mains Electric, Gas and Water
Shared Septic Tank
Annual Rental Potential: £25,000 – please see a local Holiday Let company for further details
5 Minutes’ from Windermere and 10 Minutes’ from Ambleside
Leasehold: 999 year lease from 2001. The management company owns the freehold and each owner owns a share in the management company. Annual maintenance charge which covers building insurance, communal gardens and external decorating. The current cost of these is £1987.00 per year.