Getting nominated for the Sunday Times Top 50 Holiday Lets is quite a coup, particularly when you don’t even know about it. But that’s what happened to this fantastic converted outbuilding in the Lake District; news of its cosy environs had spread, and the owner got a phone call out of the blue, saying they’d made the grade. Cue even more bookings.
Peasecroft generates an annual income of about £45,000, finding favour for marriage proposals, honeymoons and as a retreat for writers – or anyone – looking to get away from it all. It’s a particularly romantic hideaway that has planning permission for a low impact holiday let, which means the owner can also stay there for up to 8 weeks every year. Future guests may well include the current seller who is “sad to see it go but will certainly return as a guest in the future as I’ve got some really special memories with my husband and child.”
As an investment, Peasecroft comes ready to go. All the contents are high quality, immaculate and included. There’s bespoke furniture made by a “brilliant local joiner”, a Bose sound system, oak floors, Egyptian cotton bedding, and Sophie Conran crockery. You can even keep on the “amazing” housekeeper and maintenance man, and, if you want absolutely everything done for you, the current owner will continue managing the property on your behalf. Or you can do it yourself with their helpful guide on the best marketing techniques and how to continue their success.
Set in six-and-a-half acres, Peasecroft sits between lake and peak, looking out towards Coniston Water from the front, and looked down upon by The Old Man Mountain from behind. There are beautiful views out of every window and it’s just 5 minutes down the hill to the village of Coniston and, naturally, the pub.
Peasecroft has been in the same family since it was built, although the building was used purely for storage until about 18 months ago, when planning permission was gained for its current use and a full refurbishment programme initiated.
“The interior is so calming. It’s incredibly cosy in winter and when you open the doors in summer, you feel like you’re outside. It works brilliantly in all seasons.”
Manchester Airport is about 90 minutes by car, with Liverpool even closer. Direct trains to London run from Windermere or Oxenhome, about 40 minutes drive away.
Peasecroft is for sale at £465,000. Click here for more information.