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3 Wansfell Holme, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA23 1LS
Guide Price £675,000 Fine & Country Property
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Type: Character Property
Reception Rooms: 2

Property Details

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a fine Lakeland home of Victorian character, brought into the 21st century with style and in a very enviable location. Wansfell Holme was constructed as a magnificent summer mansion in the early part of the 19th century. Divided more recently to create five individual properties. The site for Wansfell Holme was carefully chosen for its open sunny aspect and panoramic views over Lake Windermere with far reaching views into the mountains of the central Lakeland fells. Number 3 Wansfell Holme is particularly well proportioned with generous reception rooms and three large double bedrooms, which all enjoy views over mature gardens, fields or over the head of the lake to the high fells of Central Lakeland. This is an rare opportunity to purchase a character property in a very enviable location which is just south of the busy town of Ambleside which offers an abundance of a cafés, restaurants and a wide range of independent shops as well as local amenities. The house has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment scheme over the years which has been sympathetically updated to enhance the original features yet incorporating tasteful contemporary features and quality fittings.

On entering the house through a glazed front door into a hall way with a superb mosaic tiled floor with a Victorian fire surround, tiled insert and a coal effect gas fire which also offers access into a cloakroom with a Villeroy and Bosh suite. The hallway leads through to a large lounge with dual aspect tall windows with shutters. Beautiful detailed plaster ceiling and cornice moulding and a polished wood block floor and an original white marble fire surround with open hearth giving this room a cosy feel. A very useful second reception room which currently offers a family dining area and sitting area at the front of the house with a large shuttered window offering beautiful views of the mature gardens and fells beyond. The kitchen which is located at the rear of the house with a high quality range of hand crafted cabinets in keeping with the period of the property. All available space has been utilised to incorporate Integral appliances including a Miele dishwasher and washing machine. A six burner gas stove with a double oven and hotplate along with solid hardwood worktops and inset Belfast sink completes the design. There are a total of three good proportioned double bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en-suite wet room finished with quality tiling and a contemporary lighting system. This room also offers a picture window with views over the gardens and fells beyond with glimpses of Lake Windermere. A good sized attractively designed family bathroom is well positioned in house with neat tile and light detailing incorporating a vanity unit, WC and a panelled bath with shower over.

The property has level parking in front of the house for several vehicles as well as a substantial double detached garage with an electric roll door located opposite the house. Access from the rear of the garage to a mesne level to the garage which could be used for storage. There is a beautifully kept garden beyond the garage which is abuzz with plants and well established azaleas and rhododendrons. The garden has outstanding South views of the Lakeland fells and a well placed summer house in a sheltered yet sunny aspect. The garden offers a gently sloping lawned area which is an idyllic space from which to enjoy a morning coffee and take in the lovely surroundings.


Mains electricity
Share private water supply
Shared private drainage
Gas fired central heating


Council Tax Band

DIRECTIONS Approaching from Windermere in the south, continue on the A591 past the Low Wood Hotel and its marina. The driveway to Wansfell Holme is on the right hand side after another 500 yards. This is set back with limestone gate pillars and white wrought iron railings. Continue to the head of the drive and parking for the property is on the right.

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