Friday 29 July 2016

Three Dales/Lakes cottages with views

I was just thinking how rubbish I am at geography. Take these three country cottages. They were all in my "Cumbria" to-do folder, but actually two are more Yorkshire than Lanchashire and, thinking about it, I actually don't know which bits of the UK constitute Cumbria? 
See? Rubbish at geography!
Anyway, let's get on with showing you three houses that share a not-in-the-South geographical link and are all rather lovely rural homes.
Lower Stockbridge house, above and below, is at Tatham Fells, abut 10 miles from Kirby Lonsdale in the Lakes.  A large, 17th century, unlisted, detached farmhouse.

It's an odd layout - it currently has two kitchens downstairs and no bathrooms, plus a bit of higgledy-piggedly grouping of bedrooms, suggesting the house had previously been shared (it's been in the same family since the '40s). There are plans in place to tidy the layout and extend the property.

There's also a public footpath running across the land and rights of access to be negotiated with the seller, who owns the neighbouring property.
There's a decent chunk of land attached and the views are quite stunning.
On the market through Davis Bowring at offers around £235k. Details here and here.
(Also, have a look at Fleet House, in Tatham, I have a feeling it may be linked - possibly even the same owners selling both? If so, you'll definitely want to get those access issues sorted quickly).
The next house is in the little Cumbrian village of Crosby Garrett, about 12 miles from Penrith. (I like to think Crosby Garrett may have been the spark that lit BBC's fabulous Detectorists series.)

The pretty, three-bed detached house comes with an attached double storey barn and gardens.
It has a hall, two reception rooms, kitchen, pantry and loo downstairs; three bedrooms and bathroom upstairs.

Hill Top Cottage is, as the name suggests, on a hill overlooking the village, with lovely views.

On the market through Cumbrian Properties at £175k. Details and more pix here and here.
Finally, Rose Cottage in Garsdale. Cute (well I think so...), detached Dales cottage with a separate, two-storey stone barn.

Agents details (though not the pictures) say there are open views from the back garden, although the front leads straight onto the A684.
Inside, there are two main rooms, kitchen and pantry downstairs; three bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. Looks like there may have been some damp issues (although uncovering those ceilings will help) and it's not clear how safe that barn is (interestingly, no inside photos).

However, a lot of potential to renovate possibly two properties in a good location.
On the market through Cobble Country with a guide price of £150k. Details and more pix here and here.
Incidentally, Rose Cottage does have a rose, here it is: