Tuesday 31 October 2017

Large village cottage with benefits

Just so we're clear here, yes, it was the climbing wall in the bedroom that swung it for me.
Because obviously this isn't the prettiest cottage I've shown you (although I would argue that depends on your perspective, personally, I think this has cuteness in bundles).
And clearly it needs work. A lot of work (hey, wreck of the week here!).
But this wall.

Ok. Back to the property itself.
Lee House is a detached (just about) cottage in the south Cumbrian village of Burton in Kendal.
An open living/dining space downstairs, plus a part-renovated kitchen. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom (yay!).

Rooms are decent sizes and plenty of nice features. Plus opening up that downstairs space was a good move (assuming it's been done correctly...).
Outside is a large garden, mostly walled, with potential rear access.

Some work has been done on the property but there's a lot more to be done. The property isn't listed and has permitted development rights, which means you can go ahead with some development (e.g an extension) within needing to apply for planning permission. You'll need to talk to South Lakeland District Council planning office to check what rights have been assigned to the property, but PDR is a helpful shove up the renovation ladder.
Lee House is on the market through Hackney and Leigh at £175k. Details here and here.

PS: The house next door is also up for sale. A semi, no garden (though courtyard is lovely) but a fabulous job done on the renovation. On the market through Milne Moser at offers around £300k, so worth a look to get an idea of the potential in Lee House. Pictures and info. here.