Routenbeck, Cockermouth


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  • Bedrooms: 2
WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! A gorgeous Lakeland home which has been lovingly renovated in the past - there is a sublime mix of old and new which has created a most highly desirable property which sits in a rural setting at the bottom of Sale Fell and with glimpses of Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw in the distance. You really need to take the time to view - every room is a complete surprise, from the unique kitchen to the en-suite bathroom! There are two bedrooms upstairs, with two bathrooms, 2 receptions downstairs and a smashing family room/kitchen. Outside there's a good sized garden, ample parking, a double garage and smashing views.


Glazed door leads into:


Inner entrance area with slate floor, two useful cupboards, one with the oil central heating boiler and shelving and the other with plumbing for the washing machine. There are three useful cupboard above which can be access via a ladder.


10'1 x 2'10 (3.07m x 0.86m)

A striking room with charcoal grey tiled floors and matching walls with shower area with chrome attachments, wash hand basin and wc. Spotlighting and Velux roof light.


21'0 x 12'4 (6.40m x 3.76m)

A smashing room on two levels with a slate floor and spotlighting. The lower level has a fitted breakfast bar with granite top and bar stools and wall mounted tv. There is also a fridge/freezer and sliding uPVC doors leading to the patio and garden beyond. Steps up lead to the kitchen area - the kitchen is fitted in a range of base and wall units in cream with granite work surface over and includes electric oven with microwave, induction hob with contemporary extractor fan over, 1.5 bowl white ceramic sink unit with chrome mixer tap, integrated dishwasher, undercounter lighting and step leading into:


16'7 x 11'10 (5.05m x 3.61m)

With natural wooden floor and feature fireplace, glazed door to the side garden, useful cupboards, original beams and steps leading down into:


22'1 x 16'8 (6.73m x 5.08m)

With door to the front of the property, spot lighting, wood burning stove set within fireplace and pine floor. There is an alcove at the back which is ideally suited to use as a study, on from that is another glazed door leading to the front/side of the property.


With pine floor and useful understairs cupboard and stairs with Herdwick carpet leading the first floor landing.


Fitted with a high quality Herdwick carpet, Velux roof light and spot lighting.


17'0 x 10'7 (5.18m x 3.23m)

A lovely light and airy room with a ceiling into the eaves and original feature ceiling beams. Chandelier light fitting, feature fireplace and wall mounted tv. Door leading into:


10'9 x 6'7 (3.28m x 2.01m)

With natural wooden floor, chandelier light fitting, original ceiling beams and contemporary style claw foot bath with tap connected shower hose, wash hand basin and round ceramic wash basin set into slate work surface, modern heated towel rail.


17'6 x 12'1 (5.33m x 3.68m)

With two windows, feature fire place and wall mounted tv.


11'4 X 6'8 (3.45m X 2.03m)

With natural wooden floor, Velux roof light and original ceiling beams. Chandelier light fitting, modern heated towel rail and claw foot bath and wc. Unique feature is the wash hand basin which is set into a Singer sewing machine base.


The property is accessed down a tarmac drive which leads into a gravelled drive area with ample parking. there is use of a double garage. Through a gate you go to the side/rear of the property which is almost entirely private. Immediately from the property is a shillied area leading to patio with a drop down into an informal garden which is generally laid to lawn with well established shrub and floral borders. There is a stream which runs to the side of the property and the land on the other side of the stream is not included in the tenancy. Please note that due to the nature of the stream, the property is not suitable for tenants with children.

A gravelled pathway leads down to a private summer house with a bbq area.


Oil central heating and double glazing.


From Cockermouth take the A66 in a easterly direction for approximately 4 miles, passing thorough Embleton. At the Dubwath/Pheasant Inn turning (just before the dual carriage way and Bassenthwaite Lake) turn right signed to The Pheasant Inn. Proceed along the road, bear right, again following signs to the hotel and just before you get to the hotel, turn right and proceed up the hill, passing the Forestry Commission sign and bear right. Continue for a short distance along here to Routenbeck until you come to the property The Old Rectory. The driveway to Routenbeck Cottage can be found opposite here.


Rent is paid on a calendar monthly basis, in advance, and excludes charges for Services, Council Tax etc.


A deposit will be paid by the tenant, prior to the commencement of the tenancy, equivalent to five weeks rent. This will be returned at the end of the tenancy providing there is no damage, the Inventory is correct and there are no rent arrears. The deposit will be held by the Deposit Protection Service (a custodial service scheme in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Legislation) and returned to you in accordance with the Tenancy Agreement.


Due to the nature of the stream which runs to the side of the property it is not safe for young children - please bear this in mind when viewing/applying for the property.

At the landlords request pets or smokers are not permitted.

Tenants claiming Housing Benefit will not be permitted by the landlord.


The property is offered on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. Unless otherwise stated or agreed, it will be for an initial term of six months. Should a short-term let be agreed (i.e less than six months), an additional administration fee of £300 (£250 + VAT) will be payable to Grisdales. It is recommended that you seek independent advice upon all aspects of the tenancy.


For peace of mind, the property will be managed by Grisdales.


You are required to hold adequate insurance to protect against accidental damage caused by the Tenant to the Landlords Fixtures and Fittings at the premises as described in the Inventory of Contents and Schedule of Condition. You should also consider insuring your own possessions. Please speak to Grisdales for further information.


Please contact us before viewing the property. If there is any point of particular importance to you we will be pleased to provide additional information or to make further enquiries. We will also confirm that the property remains available. This is particularly important if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property


Applications for the tenancy are to be made to Grisdales. The application form is on our website please go to, Tenants, Tenancy Application form. Please complete this form electronically and once we have received it, Grisdales will discuss your application with the landlord. If the landlord decides to proceed with your application, subject to references, you will need to pay the application fee and complete a further on line application with Homelet, our reference provider. This will be emailed to you by Grisdales. Each applicant over 18 will need to complete a Tenancy Application Form. The application fee is £168 inc VAT (£140 + VAT) per applicant or £300 inc VAT (£250 + VAT) for a joint application.

If you require a guarantor an additional payment of £60 inc VAT (£50 + VAT) is required. If you are a company applying for the property an application fee of £360 incl VAT (£300 + VAT) is required. If, after you have taken possession you decide to share with a third party, you must obtain the consent of the landlord or agent. The applicant will need to pay an application fee of £250 incl VAT (£208.33 + VAT) for references and the preparation of new paperwork. If you do not obtain consent, a charge of £420 incl VAT (£350 + VAT) will be made for referencing and the preparation of new paperwork.


When you apply for a property to rent through Grisdales, you will be required to provide identification. This can be in the form of:

Valid passport

Valid photo card driving licence

National Insurance Certificate

Firearms Certificate

Birth Certificate


Grisdales work with Mortgage Advice Bureau, one of the UKs largest award winning mortgage brokers, offering expert professional advice to find the right mortgage for you. We have access to over 11,000 mortgages from over 90 different lenders across the UK. Our advice will be specifically tailored to your needs and circumstances which could be for your first home, moving home, re-mortgaging or investing in property.

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