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3 bed detached house for sale

£475,000 Guide price

Smithy Cottage, Thirlmere, Keswick, Cumbria CA12

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Property features

  • Tenure: Freehold

Property description

Key features:
  • Detached cottage
  • Extensively renovated
  • Gardens and garage
  • Wonderful Views

Full description:
An idyllic detached cottage steeped in history and brimming with character, dating from the late 17th century with an early 20th century addition. Tucked away in a beautiful woodland with stunning views across the valley of St Johns in the Vale.

The property has been lovingly restored and extensively renovated by the current owners to provide modern living whilst sympathetically blending in with the original traditional building. Including a new heating system and most recently a complete new roof. The deceptive accommodation comprises of an entrance porch, lounge/dining room, sitting room, utility room leading into a bright and airy kitchen with a vaulted ceiling, three bedrooms on the first floor and a good sized family bathroom.

Elevated gardens surround the property, enhancing the wonderful Lakeland fell views. Ample off road parking along with a detached garage which houses a wood burning stove.

Viewing highly recommended to see this deceptively sized cottage in this sought after location in the Lake District and Unesco World Heritage site.Detached cottage
Extensively renovated
Gardens and garage
Wonderful Views


Ground Floor

Entrance Porch
1.35m x 1.03m (4' 5" x 3' 5") Accessed via front door. Leading into lounge/diner.

6.40m x 4.62m (21' x 15' 2") With exposed beams, dual aspect windows, feature fireplace with open fire, slate hearth and wooden mantel, two radiators, wall lighting, TV point, and stairs leading to first floor.

Sitting Room
5.41m x 4.17m (17' 9" x 13' 8") Exposed beams, freestanding Multifuel stove, dual aspect windows, radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
4.19m x 3.58m (13' 9" x 11' 9") Fitted with a range of contemporary matching wall and base units in a cream high gloss finish, with complementary work surfacing, incorporating 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap and splashbacks. Stanley range style freestanding cooker, separate integrated electric oven with hob and stainless steel extractor over, integrated microwave and fridge, plumbing for dishwasher, plinth lighting. TV point, radiator, vaulted ceiling with remote controlled Velux roof windows, exposed beams, dual aspect windows, external door leading to useful outside porch.

Rear Porch
2.87m x 1.48m (9' 5" x 4' 10") With useful storage unit and wood store.

Utility Room
2.58m x 2.54m (8' 6" x 8' 4") Fitted with a range of contemporary wall and base units matching the kitchen, with complementary work surfacing. Plumbing for washing machine, space for appliances, storage cupboard, window to side aspect, external door to rear.

First Floor

Accessed via split level staircase with spindle balustrades. Window to rear aspect, vaulted ceiling with Velux roof window, exposed beams.

Bedroom 1
5.41m x 4.08m (17' 9" x 13' 5") Windows to three aspects, vaulted ceiling with Velux roof windows, two radiators.

Bedroom 2
3.25m x 2.97m (10' 8" x 9' 9") With window to front aspect and radiator. This room is currently used as a study.

Bedroom 3
3.81m x 3.09m (12' 6" x 10' 2") Window to front aspect, built in fitted wardrobes, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, radiator.

Inner Hall
Window to rear, radiator.

2.79m x 3.60m (9' 2" x 11' 10") Fitted with four piece suite comprising double shower cubicle with mains shower, contemporary freestanding double ended bath with freestanding mixer tap and shower head attachment, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, and WC. Fitted, heated wall mirror, underfloor heating, shelving with lighting below, chrome heated towel rail, windows to side aspect, vaulted ceiling with Velux roof windows.


Gardens and Parking
The property is approached by a gated driveway providing ample parking space, flanked to one side by woodland, with the garden area extending to three sides of Smithy Cottage. A stone patio area sits alongside the house commanding magnificent views of the Helvellyn range and Castle Rock, perfect for alfresco summer dining.

7.52m x 4.98m (24' 8" x 16' 4") Detached garage with up and over door, power, lighting, woodburning stove, overhead storage space, and window to rear.

Mains electricity, private water supply and septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating and triple glazing installed throughout. Telephone line with Superfast Broadband installed subject to BT regulations. Please note - the mention of any appliances and/or services within these particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.

From Keswick town centre take the A591 road to Grasmere. After the dual carriageway, Smithy cottage is set back from the road on the right hand side, in an elevated position approximately 4 miles out of Keswick

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £317,663 Sales 133 Current average value £350,828 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £7,037 ▲ 2.05%

Property value data/graphs for CA12

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £517,130 £321 3.8 £474,035
Semi-detached £327,265 £307 3.2 £311,661
Terraced £288,318 £291 3.2 £243,442
Flats £217,062 £294 1.9 £200,450

Current asking prices in CA12

Average: £359,563
Avg. current asking prices in CA12
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £235,238
Flats £167,333
- £230,000
All £167,333

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Newlands £607,023
Lonsties £603,239
Applethwaite £575,539
Springs Road £560,657
The Heads £554,822
Highest turnover in CA12
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New Street 50.0%
Thrushwood 45.5%
Elliott Park 44.4%
Glenderamackin Terrace 42.1%
Fenton 40.0%

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Nearby transport

  • Penrith (North Lakes) (13.9 miles)
  • Windermere (14.3 miles)
  • Staveley (Cumbria) (16.3 miles)
  • Blackpool International Airport (54.9 miles)
  • Newcastle Airport (63.6 miles)
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport (65.6 miles)
  • Ashness Gate Derwentwater Ferry Landing (2.9 miles)
  • Lodore Falls Derwentwater Ferry Landing (3.1 miles)
  • Keswick Ferry Landing (3.8 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • St Herbert's CofE (VA) Primary and Nursery School (3.6 miles)
  • Threlkeld CofE Primary School (3.8 miles)
  • Borrowdale CofE Primary School (4.8 miles)
  • Sedbergh School (27.3 miles)
  • Annan Academy (30.1 miles)
  • Dumfries & Galloway College (39.3 miles)
  • Keswick School (4.5 miles)
  • The Lakes School (13.2 miles)
  • Windermere School (13.2 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£2,113 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 47,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £1,709 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £80,000 Average insurance cost £14/mo (£174/yr)
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Gas £45 Electricity £50 Estimated energy cost £95/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 17400 kWh/year
Electricity: 4300 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Estimated tax band F Council tax cost £250 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


Supply £23 Sewerage £22 Estimated water cost £45 /mo
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Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

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