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Beechmount, Near Sawrey, LA22 0JZ
Offers In Excess Of £850,000
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 6
Type: Detached House with Annexe
Reception Rooms: 4

Property Details

GUIDE PRICE £850,000+

Beechmount is a substantial and fine Arts and Crafts property, which offers highly versatile six bedroom accommodation with two additional self contained holiday cottages. Located in a gently elevated position commanding superb country and lake views towards Esthwaite Water.

The house has Beatrix Potter connections being only 100 yards or so from her famous Hill Top home in Near Sawrey and was built around 1900 during the Arts & Crafts movement, designed by Daniel Gibson, architect for Brockhole on the shores of Windermere. The original garden plot, designed by well known landscaped architect Thomas Mawson, has been re-established in recent years. The property offers generously proportioned accommodation which would equally suit a superb family home or potentially a great holiday letting property. There are two well appointed character holiday letting cottages. The house itself has retained much of its original style and character and offers particularly versatile accommodation to suit the needs of different occupiers. Beechmount has previously operated with three guest bedroom suites for a small but highly regarded Bed and Breakfast operation together with spacious and comfortable family accommodation, enjoying two excellent reception rooms and three bedrooms, sun terrace, delightful private gardens and stunning studio. Beechmount does offer a very appealing package of a property with income and is perfectly presented. Cumbrian Cottages estimate as a package the properties could generate an annual income of £117,800 as holiday letting properties with the house itself generating an annual income of £73,800 and the cottages estimating an income of £22,000 each with further potential for the Summer House.

Beechmount House An impressive front entrance to Beechmount leads into:

Reception Hall 21’9 x 9’2 (6.6m x 2.8m) Generous hallway with original boarded floor and access to a small cellar store with flagged floor.

Living Room 25′ x 13’6 (7.6m x 4.1m) A lovely, well proportioned room with two deep recessed bay windows each with glazed doors opening onto the terrace and gardens. There is a fine period fire surround with deco detail, tiling and canopy. Views from this side of the house look over the valley, Esthwaite Water and to the higher fells beyond.

Kitchen 21’1 x 16’3 (6.4m x 4.9m) A very comfortable bright space in the heart of the house, currently enjoyed as a day room with open plan kitchen area having four oven electric AGA, a range of cabinets and cupboards with granite worktops and integrated dishwasher and fridge. It also features an open fire with detailed surround and grate. Glazed doors open onto the sheltered south facing sun terrace.

Snug 16’4 x 11’9 (5m x 3.6m) Additional comfortable and private reception room enjoying a pleasant view also with period fire surround with an open grate and cast/tile surround.

Inner Hall Passage which allows access from the front to the rear of the house, lined with book shelving.

Cloakroom Vanity wash basin and WC. Towel radiator.

Bedroom Six 9’9 x 8’10 (3m x 2.7m) A generous owners single bedroom or study. Deep shelved cupboards.

Rear Porch A good wet entrance with quarry tiled floor and provision for coats and boots. Steps leading down to the courtyard.

Study 15’9 x 9’1 (4.8m x 2.8m) A good versatile work area on the south side of the house with built in pantry cupboard. Second staircase leads from this room to the owners accommodation on the first floor.

Laundry Room 8’5 x 8’1 (2.6m x 2.5m) Extensive wall shelving, plumbing for washing machine, oil fired central heating boiler and pressurized hot water system.

First Floor Main Landing A bright and appealing square area on the first floor with staircase leading from the reception hall. Views over Esthwaite Water.

Bedroom Suite One Bedroom: 16′ x 13’5 (4.9m x 4.1m) Lounge:16’1 x 8’9 (4.9m x 4.1m) This is a lovely suite which comprises sitting room with bay window giving a fine view over Esthwaite Water and a spacious double bedroom with bay window also looking out over the lake and fells beyond. Period fire surround and grate.

En-Suite Shower Room A contemporary facility fitted out with vanity wash basin, corner shower cabinet and WC. Panelled walls.

Bedroom Two 16’3 x 13’6 (5m x 4.1m) A large double bedroom with views over the Grizedale Forest hills. Original fire surround.

En-Suite Shower Room Fitted out with corner shower cabinet, vanity wash basin with cabinet and WC. Panelled walls.

Bedroom Three 13’5 x 9’9 (4.1m x 3m) A very pleasant twin bedroom at the front of the house with country views.

En-Suite Shower Room Fitted with vanity wash hand basin, WC and shower cabinet.

Internal rear corridor with secondary staircase leading to;

Bedroom Four 11’11 x 10’11 (3.6m x 3.3m) A very pleasant double bedroom.

Bedroom Five 12’8 x 9’10 (3.8m x 3m) Pleasant double room with original fire surround, and view over the gardens.

Bathroom An attractive refurbished suite with wide wash hand basin, generous walk in shower, WC and panelled bath with hand shower over. Cylinder cupboard and chrome towel radiator.

Potter Cottage A self contained 4* holiday cottage on the ground floor of the main house which has been and has a separate entrance from the courtyard. The cottage has electric fired central heating and high quality specification with oak doors and period style fittings in keeping with the property.

Entrance Hall
Open area with space for coats and boots.

Living Room and Kitchen
An open plan arrangement which is very well equipped with a comfortable sitting and dining area and kitchen space completed with Amtico flooring, granite work tops an excellent range of cabinets incorporating electric hob, double oven, washer dryer, fridge, dishwasher and cooker hood.

Shower Room
A generous facility for the cottage with Travatine tiled flooring and chrome towel radiators. Wide walk in corner shower with glass screen and wash hand basin. Under floor heating.

Separate WC
Tiled floor, WC and vanity wash hand basin with cabinet.

Double Bedroom

Coach House A delightful conversion of a traditional coach house building set out on two levels on the opposite side of the courtyard awarded 4* as a holiday letting cottage.

Double Bedroom
Very tastefully finished with oak floor and window sill. Interesting oak detailing throughout the property. Shuttered window and wall heater. Atmospheric under floor heating.

En-Suite Shower Room
Fully tiled with walk in shower area, wash hand basin and WC. Chrome towel radiator. The upper floor is open plan with vaulted ceiling and has a very attractive:

Living Room and Kitchen Area
Windows to both front and rear including an interesting Gothic design. Oak flooring and quality kitchen arrangement with granite worktops, hob, oven, microwave, fridge and washer dryer. Atmospheric under floor heating.

Outside Approached via a private pillared entrance presently with parking for approximately three/four vehicles. However recent conversations with the LDNPA have indicated that planning permission would be possible to create an additional entrance and create further substantial parking area partially on the location of the current lawn.

At present the current owner rents two additional spaces for £500 pa adjacent to the property.

The original Mawson gardens have been resurrected in recent years with care and thought to the original design and flank either side of this fine property. The front garden which overlooks Esthwaite Water has been restored with pathways, a half moon lawn with beech hedging and terrace to a water feature that enjoys the view over the lake and mountains.

Adjacent to the Coach House is a substantial stone garage being part of the former coach house and stable block and provides a useful storage space (22′ x 14′ overall) with additional upper storage platform and double doors from both the lane and the courtyard.

The main garden is a particularly attractive feature to Beechmount, restored with box hedging, stone walls, lawns with English shrubbed borders and a fine ornamental pond with fountain centre piece.

Summer House An excellent additional space which could appeal to many buyers as a home office, artist space, guest area or purely an area to sit and enjoy the garden and outlook all year round. The property has further potential to become a well established holiday rental.

Studio Room
An excellent bright space with a window of south west facing windows onto the Mawson garden. The room has an old plank floor and a clear view corner multi fuel stove on a slate hearth. Wall heater.

10’4 x 7’6 (3.1m x 2.3m)
Small double with French doors opening out onto a covered veranda.

Shower room
Shower cubicle, high flush WC and pedestal wash basin wall heater. Slate floor and panelled walls.

A useful storage area and preparation space with hardwood worktop, 1.5 bowl sink unit, wall mounted boiler,heater and tiled floor.

Services Mains water, electric and drainage. Beechmount House has oil central heating. The cottages have electric heating. The summer house has Calor Gas.

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