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2 Wansfell Holme, Waterhead, Ambleside, LA23 1LS
For Sale
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Type: Manor House
Reception Rooms: 4

Property Details

This exclusive property provides a beautiful period home with 4 reception rooms and 5 bedrooms, many of which enjoying stunning lake views; occupying the major portion of Wansfell Holme, a beautiful, historic property on the outskirts of Ambleside dating back to 1830 this fantastic home is attractive as either a permanent or holiday home. Originally constructed as a summer house for George Warden, the Estate was subsequently in the ownership of Reverend James Hornby, before being bought by the famous industrialist Thomas Wriggley in 1859. In the latter pat of the 20th Century the estate was divided and the highly regarded local building firm G H Pattinson created 4 private residences from the main property. Number 2 has retained many original features throughout whilst providing excellent modern living accommodation over two floors and benefitting from magnificent views across the lawned garden to the lake and fells beyond. Currently a successful Holiday Let, the property has a solid set of historic accounts with a turnover of £50,000 being easily achievable.

Located toward the north westerly shores of Lake Windermere, this property occupies an enviable, elevated position and is superbly located to enjoy all the Lake District has to offer, whilst being conveniently located for access to J36 of the M6 which is around 25 minutes away, and the nearest train station being only 4 ½ miles away.

Ambleside, the nearest town and accessible on foot, has a vibrant and thriving community centred around a superb selection of shops, eateries and excellent pubs. General amenities such as doctors, dentists and a post office are available in Ambleside and Windermere. The property is within walking distance of a popular leisure club and there is a good choice of primary and secondary schooling, including the popular independent, Windermere School.

Directions Travelling along the A591 towards Ambleside, after passing a signpost on the right hand side for ‘The Samling’ continue for approximately 0.3 of a mile where you will see a signpost for ‘Wansfell Holme’ on the right. Travel up the drive, and access to the property is at the rear.

Accommodation Front door leading into:

Dining/Reception Room 17’3 x 14’4 (5.27 x 4.37) A Substantial arched picture window that provides beautiful countryside views. This exciting reception space has a high ceiling and intricate arch detailing. The large fireplace is an interesting feature and the oak floor finishes the room. Internal door to hallway, leading to:

Kitchen 14’2 x 10’1 (4.33 x 3.07) An excellent selection of contemporary wall and base units, with one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher, extractor fan, gas fired four door AGA and fridge freezer. Partly tiled walls and tiled floor creates a neat finish. The large paned window provides attractive country views.

Morning Room 16’9 x 14’6 (5.10 x 4.43) This attractive room complete with inset open fire set upon a slate hearth and surround is the ideal "snug". Shelved alcove cupboard and patio doors lead to the garden. Stunning Lake and garden views.

Cloakroom WC, pedestal wash hand basin and plumbing for washing machine. Water filtration system. Separate shelved airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

The hallway with tiled floor provides access to the cellar.

Library/Study 17’7 x 8’4 (5.37 x 2.53) A delightful room which benefits from attractive views across the garden and shuttered windows, with a patio door leading to the outside seating area.

Drawing Room 29’1 x 17’0 (8.86 x 5.18) A beautiful dual aspect room with high ceilings and original cornice moulding. Two feature bay windows affording spectacular views over the garden towards Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside. Inset gas fire with original and substantial marble surround on slate hearth. Two shelved alcove cupboards provide a further interesting feature.

First Floor The spacious landing area also benefits from a generous storage cupboard.

Master Bedroom 32’0 x 17’1 (9.77 x 5.21) A substantial dual aspect bedroom with magnificent views over the gardens towards Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside. Both windows have the benefit of window seats from which to enjoy the view.

En-Suite Bathroom Four piece white suite comprising of dual wash hand basins, roll top bath with shower attachment, WC and corner steam shower cubicle. Tiled floor and half tiled walls. Original inset fire.

Bedroom Two 18’10 x 13’1 (5.73 x 4.0) A further spacious double bedroom, again with window seat enjoying views of Lake Windermere. This room also benefits from a fitted double wardrobe.

En-Suite Bathroom Comprising three piece white suite of panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Part tiled walls and tiled floor.

Bedroom Three 14’4 x 10’6 (4.36 x 3.21) A comfortable double bedroom that enjoys views over the countryside to the rear of the property.

Bedroom Four 14’2 x 8’4 (4.32 x 2.54) A pleasant twin bedroom to the rear of the property with country views.

Bedroom Five 14’1 x 8’5 (4.29 x 2.56) Located toward the rear of the property and enjoying a pleasant aspect over the surrounding countryside.

Shower Room This shower room comprises pedestal wash hand basin, WC and corner shower cubicle. There is also an extractor fan and part tiled walls complete the room.

Linen Room

Cellar Spacious area with two main rooms measuring 17" x 12"6′ & 17" x 10’9" with two additional storage rooms. Housing twin gas boilers.

Outside This substantial landmark property is approached via a shared private drive, which leads to a private gated drive that providing parking for up to 5 vehicles. In addition, a single garage benefits from an up and over door and electric power points. To the front and side, 2 Wansfell Holme benefits from approximately 1 acre of meadow, together with beautiful split level lawned gardens with an excellent variety of mature shrubs and bushes. Paved seating areas allow maximum enjoyment of this spectacular scenery, with a very special view that looks straight over the garden toward the Lake, and onto Wray Castle.

Tenure Freehold.

Services Mains electric and gas. Private shared water and drainage. Gas fired central heating.

Council Tax Band G

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