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Brathay How, Brathay, Ambleside LA22 9NE
Guide Price £3,850,000 Fine & Country Property
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Type: Stunning, landmark Lake District property
Reception Rooms: 5

Property Details

The property is situated on the outskirts of the popular town of Ambleside, in an elevated position commanding breath taking panoramic south facing views across the beautiful adjacent Lakeland countryside.

Uniquely positioned within approximately 14 acres of private grounds allowing an exceptionally high degree of privacy and security being accessed via an electric gated private drive. The grounds mainly comprise of natural woodland with multiple interconnecting pathways leading to an attractive front lawn and former tennis court lawn with an array of vantage points around the grounds providing stunning panoramic views.

Brathay How is an impressive traditional Lakeland property originally built around 1920. Over the past ten years it has undergone an extensive transformation; the present owners have sympathetically extended and refurbished the property to a high standard. This has created a magnificent nine bedroom property, boasting six en-suite bathrooms and four reception rooms. The property enjoys its own leisure facilities including a superb indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, games room and gym. Lutron lighting and surround sound is incorporated to many of the rooms.

Additionally there is a highly useful detached lodge house in need of refurbishment with an attached four car garage.

Reception Hallway Entering the heart of the house into a magnificent and substantial entrance hall which sets precedence with a stunning galleried imperial oak staircase, oak floor and feature skylight. A welcoming open fire with a sandstone hearth and oak panelling surrounding the chimney breast. Leading to:

Extensive Living Kitchen 17’11 X 16’2 (5.47 X 4.94) Excellent light south facing room comprising of a selection of hand crafted wall and base units with granite surfaces, breakfast bar and splash back. Double Belfast sink with mixer tap and soap dispenser, additional stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and spray gun, six ring calor gas range with electric double oven and extractor fan, integrated dishwasher and fully tiled floor with under floor heating. Outstanding country views, telephone point intercom system and access monitoring. Lutron lighting and surround sound.

The Morning Room 21’9 X 17’9 (6.64 X 5.42) Stunning picture window, parquet flooring and three bespoke dressers two with granite tops. Concealed TV and surround sound.

Drawing Room 31’10 X 24’1 (9.45 X 7.34) A charming and substantial room filled with a warm cosy ambience. Unique feature bay window, multi fuel stove set on a slate hearth and stone surround. Partial oakleaf panelling. Side glazed door leading to the veranda enjoying outstanding panoramic views over the gardens to the surrounding fells. Concealed TV and surround sound.

Dining Room 21’10 X 19’8 (6.65 X 6.0) Beautiful formal dual aspect room with feature bay window, glazed patio doors leading to a sheltered veranda to make the most of the panoramic views towards the surrounding country side including Black Fell. Open fire with cast iron fire surround. Concealed radiators. Telephone point and surround sound.

Cloakroom Elegant room with bespoke fitted display cabinets with inset stone bowl and travertine worktop and part oak leaf walls. Fully tiled floor, separate WC with high flush cistern.

Rear Hall Positioned between the Kitchen and main Reception Hall with double doors into the inner hall. Solid oak floor, secondary stair case and back door. Access to an internal cellar which provides a useful storage facility.

Separate WC Wash hand basin, fully floor and wall tiled with heated towel rail.

Snug 15’2 X 15’0 (4.63 X 4.56) Inviting cosy room with gas log burner style fire on slate hearth, built in cabinet and TV point.

Boot Room

Tiled floor leading to:

Utility Room Separate cloaks area with laundry cupboard. Selection of base units with double sink unit with mixer tap. Plumbing for washing machine. Fully tiled floor.

First Floor Magnificent feature wide galleried landing with stunning Imperial solid oak staircase. Substantial feature skylight. Leading to:

Front Bedroom One 18’3 X 17’10 (5.55 X 5.43) A fabulous double room with stunning panoramic south facing views across the Lakeland countryside. TV and telephone points.

En Suite White three piece suite comprising of duo slipper bath with Victorian shower attachment, Victorian porcelain style wash hand basin and WC, half wall tiled and fully floor tiled with inset floor lighting and heating. Electric shaver point.

Front Bedroom Two 30’3 X 24’1 (9.24 X 7.34) Extensive split level double room with a unique feature bay window giving outstanding panoramic south facing views over the River Brathay. TV point, concealed radiators and built in cupboard.

Front Bedroom Three 15’1 X 14’8 (4.61 X 4.46) Attractive double room with fitted wardrobes and TV point. Taking full advantage of stunning country views towards Black Fell.

Bathroom Private bathroom for bedroom three. Four piece white suite comprising of claw foot bath with shower attachment, separate shower, WC and wash hand basin with granite work top. Mounted flat screen TV/Mirror. Part tiled wall with heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Bedroom Four 15’0 X 10’10 (4.56 X 3.29) Currently used as a dressing room for bedroom three. A light and airy dual aspect room which could easily be an additional double bedroom.

Front Bedroom Five 16’0 X 13’7 (4.88 X 4.14) Double room with excellent south facing views over the lawn and surrounding fells. Telephone point.

En Suite Four piece coloured suite comprising of WC, vanity wash hand basin, panelled bath with shower over, fully floor and wall tiled, velux window, electric shaver point and pine panelled ceiling.

House Bathroom Well appointed stylish five piece suite comprising of substantial Jacuzzi bath with shower attachment, his and her wash hand basins, WC, generous wet room area, fully floor and wall tiled. Flat screen TV/ Mirror, heated towel rail and underfloor heating, electric shaver point and multi coloured Lutron lighting.

Dressing Room 15’5 X 15’3 (4.70 X 4.64) Superbly fitted room with extensive hanging space and built in drawers, leading through to:

Bathroom Four piece white suite comprising of claw foot slipper bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and bidet, majority wall tiled and fully floor tiled with underfloor heating.

First Floor

Leading To:

Indoor Swimming Pool: 45’5 X 32’11 (13.85 X 10.05) Accessed via first floor landing leading into;

An enticing room providing superb 30 x 20 foot heated pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. wall and floor tiled, with pine panelled vaulted ceiling. Lutron lighting and surround sound, double patio doors leading onto a large sun terrace providing panoramic country views with steps down to the driveway. Male and female changing rooms each enjoying pedestal wash hand basins, fully floor and wall tiled, WC’s, extractor, showers and wall heaters.

Games Room/Gym 36’6 X 19’5 (11.15 X 5.92) A spacious dual aspect room with glazed internal windows over looking the pool, with three night storage heaters, pine panelled vaulted ceiling. There is also a useful kitchen area comprising of a selection of wall and base units and sink unit. Surround sound, telephone and TV points.

A secondary stair case to the front of the house and built in cupboards. Leading to:

Second Floor

Dance Studio 15’11 X 13’6 (4.86 X 4.12) Flexible room which could also be utilised as a hobby room or bedroom.

Play Room 30’5 X 13’8 (9.28 X 4.16) An excellent hobby/study room with considerable amounts of built in storage cupboards. Two velux windows.

Imperial oak staircase leading to a galleried glazed hallway overlooking the swimming pool leading to;

Bedroom Six 14’9 X 14’4 (4.50 X 4.38) Spacious double room with telephone and TV point.

Ensuite Three piece suite comprising of panelled bath with shower attachment, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, fully floor and wall tiled, electric shaver point and electric wall heater.

Bedroom Seven 14’10 X 14’5 (4.53 X 4.40) Spacious double room with telephone and TV point.

Ensuite Three piece suite comprising of panelled bath with shower attachment, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, fully floor and wall tiled, electric shaver point and electric wall heater.

Bedroom Eight 14’10 X 14’6 (4.53 X 4.41) Spacious double room with telephone and TV point.

Ensuite Three piece suite comprising of panelled bath with shower attachment, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, fully floor and wall tiled, electric shaver point and electric wall heater.

Bedroom Nine 15’1 X 12’8 (4.60 X 3.86) Spacious double room with telephone and TV point.

Ensuite Three piece suite comprising of panelled bath with shower attachment, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, fully floor and wall tiled, electric shaver point and electric wall heater.

Outside Approached via a private sweeping gated tarmacadam drive, lit with Victorian style lamp posts leading up to the property with various and generous parking facilities. The property is set in approximately fourteen acres of private secluded grounds so there is an extremely high degree of privacy. The majority of the grounds comprise of natural woodland with three well manicured lawn areas, one previously being the tennis court. An abundance of well established shrubs, rockeries and bushes along with elements of flood lit areas of the house and the gardens. The grounds benefit from various vantage points providing breath taking panoramic views across the valley to the surrounding Lakeland countryside including Wetherlam and Black Fell. Located close to the former tennis courts is a highly useful stone built gardeners building with toilet, wash hand basin, shower and adjoining log store. There is also a greenhouse.

Detached Lodge/Garage Requiring refurbishment, with one bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom this building provides private staff/relative accommodation away from the main house. This building is adjoining the 4 car garage.

Services Mains Electric & Water
Private Drainage
Oil Fired Central Heating

Council Tax Band H

Tenure Freehold

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