One Bedroom Cottage
Halfway between Windermere and Ambleside, nestled at the top of Mirk Lane, awaits the exclusive Merewood Lodge development. Tucked behind a private wall, this collection of dwellings originally formed the estate buildings belonging to the country residence of the Earl of Lonsdale – now the Merewood Hotel.
Step through the full-length glazed door and onto the distressed wood-effect Amtico flooring of your entrance hall. In addition to the glass in the front door, a further full-length glass window invites the sunlight in, creating a warm and cheerful first impression. In the winter months, draw the thick curtains behind you for the cosiest of cottage hideaways.
Around you, warm-toned cream colours coat the walls balancing out the crisp white of the woodwork. Above you, tall sloped ceilings stretch back to the roof ridge, creating a light and airy feel.
Push open the door to the right to uncover the open-plan living area.
To the right, the sunny lounge enjoys the best of both worlds, with the morning sun drifting in through the front windows first thing before setting at the back of the cottage in the evening. Enjoy views out to the blossoming apple trees on the back patio – the perfect spot for a cup of tea or relaxing afternoon gin and tonic.
The flow of light through the lounge is assisted by the modern windows, creating a contemporary feel to this traditional cottage. All the charm of country life, with the convenient trappings of modern living.
Immediately to the left is the kitchen area. Oatmeal coloured splashback tiles marry harmoniously with light Amtico flooring. An abundant supply of wood-effect units is on hand for all your storage needs and there is even built-in space for a microwave. Traditional touches, such as a glass fronted built-in dresser to house your glasses, add a touch of rustic charm to this cleanly contemporary culinary space.
Discover a hidden cupboard on the living room side of the kitchen – handy for rainy day board games. Every inch of space is well used. There is even space for your dining table, perfect for a romantic candle lit dinner for two.
Sneak a peek at the bathroom. Matching tiling to the floor and walls creates a refreshing lakeside retreat of creams and bluey-greens.
After a bracing walk up Wans Fell, spritz the aches away in your one-and-a-half sized shower. Stash away your towel collection in the ample storage drawers beneath the sink, leaving one to warm on the heated towel rail.
There is space for a king bed in the bedroom. Two doors reveal oodles of storage space in the form of a walk-in wardrobe and a cupboard.
Outside, you have the enjoyment of two private patios, ensuring you get the best of the sun all day long. Take a turn about the abundant and verdant grounds. Best of all, the woodland, lawns and borders are all perfectly maintained by the management company. No need to worry about pulling up weeds, this is a garden designed for your pleasure alone. So whether you prefer to sunbathe on the grassed area, play golf on the lawn or amble amongst the burgeoning spring blossoms, you can do so carefree and in total peace. Enjoy a private sense of community amongst like-minded and friendly neighbours.
Mains Electric, Gas and Water
Shared Septic Tank
No Local Occupancy
Thriving Holiday Let – please ask for income history
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 £1479.00 per year.