Reception Rooms: 3
A substantial and well proportioned four bedroom, three reception room, traditional Grade II listed Lakeland house believed to date to the 17th century. A delightful and unusual property with a wealth of surprises and original character including exposed stone flags and spice cupboard dating to 1680, as well as original exposed beams and floorboards. Though in need of some modernisation the sale represents a good opportunity to acquire such a property. A versatile property equally suitable as a permanent family residence or holiday home. With a large rear fell side garden which could be manicured or left more natural, with an abundance of fine trees and attractive shrubs and bushes giving superb south facing aspect over the property towards Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside.
To the front the property also has the added advantage of a separate and substantial sloping garden on the opposite side of the road with approximately 30m of river frontage onto the River Brathay allowing an ideal opportunity to access Lake Windermere or for fishing.
Gatehouse occupies an excellent position with south facing views across the River Brathay towards Lake Windermere. Conveniently positioned only a short 10 minute walk to a large variety of amenities in nearby Ambleside such as shops, restaurants, churches, school and library etc. With a large variety of fine country walks from the doorstep, including direct access to Loughrigg via a hidden garden path.
Accommodation Front door leading into split level hallway with a cloaks area, fold down table and airing cupboard, leading to:
Cloak room With pedestal wash hand basin and plumbing for a WC, original flagged floor and boiler.
Dining Room 16’5 x 12’6 (5.0m x 3.8m) Spacious room with original flagged floor and exposed beams. Inset fire with tiled surround. Attractive window with shutters and alcove shelving.
Kitchen/Diner 16’6 x 12’1 (5.0m x 3.7m) Newly installed selection of modern wall and base units with worktop. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher and attractive gas fired Aga. There is also a breakfast bar hosting a wine rack, part tiled walls and original exposed beams and flagged floor. Sizeable pantry cupboard with shelving and serving hatch through to Dining Room. Please note there is a concealed priest hole behind one of the kitchen walls. Attractive south facing views towards Lake Windermere.
Leading through to:
Utility Room 11’3 x 7′ (3.4m x 2.1m) A selection of wall and base units with stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Plumbing for washing machine and rear door leading to garden.
Sitting Room 18’3 x 17’9 (5.6m x 5.4m) A substantial L shaped room with a wood burner on a slate hearth and exposed original beams. Attractive window seat with country views with flagged floor. Carved panelled door leading through to the rear porch with a flagged floor, alcove shelving and rear door.
Open Plan Study/Snug 13′ x 9’1 (4.0m x 3.0m) This is a lovely split level room from the Sitting Room. Providing a dual aspect with views over the rear garden. Open fireplace and original panelled wall, original exposed beams and alcove shelving. Spice cupboard dated 1680.
First floor landing with original exposed floorboards and oak panelled wall. Leading through to:
Rear Bedroom One 24’5 x 17’7 (7.4m x 5.4m) An extremely spacious dual aspect room with original exposed beams and oak floor. Lovely garden views. Telephone point, loft hatch and fitted wardrobe with substantial eaves storage. Original cast iron fireplace with dog grate.
En suite facility with WC and wash hand basin. Plumbed for shower with exposed floorboards.
Front Bedroom Two 12’10 x 9’6 (3.9m x 2.9m) Double room with wash hand basin and original exposed floorboards. Built in wardrobe. Attractive views over the front garden towards the River Brathay with glimpses of Lake Windermere.
Bedroom Three 16’4 x 11’4 (5.0m x 3.5m) Double room with original cast iron fire surround. Exposed beams and floorboards with alcove shelving and attractive views over the front garden towards Brathay River and Wansfell Pike.
Bedroom Four 12’4 x 7’4 (3.8m x 2.2m) A single room with original exposed floorboards.
Bathroom Recently installed white three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, WC and vanity wash hand basin. Attractive heated towel rail, exposed floorboards and extractor with part tiled walls and shaver point. Loft hatch. Views over the rear garden.
Outside The property is approached via a tarmacadam drive providing parking for 3-4 vehicles with gated access to the side with former garage and additional parking spaces if required. With substantial fell side garden with a delightful selection of mature shrubs and bushes, stream and paved patio area giving stunning panoramic views over the property towards Lake Windermere, Wansfell Pike and surrounding countryside. The property benefits from a substantial garden on the other side of the road with 30m of river frontage to the River Brathay enabling access to Lake Windermere along with potential fishing rights subject to permits.
Services All mains services connected. Gas central heating.
Tenure Freehold. Vacant possession on completion.
Council Tax Band G