Reception Rooms: 4
Meadow Brow is a unique property enjoying a magical setting, amongst Lakeland gardens and grounds and having stunning views across the Vale of Grasmere. Nestled just one mile from the centre of Grasmere village, below the slopes of Stone Arthur with a dramatic backdrop and skyline of Lakeland fells. Meadow Brow represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a unique package comprising of a traditional and delightful five bedroom residence finished to an exceptional quality, with the added advantage of two attached self contained two bedroom apartments, detached triple garage and a further detached cottage with the opportunity to proceed with planning permission to replace it with a new four bedroom and three bathroom detached dwelling.
This fine residence offers style, tranquillity and privacy in one of the most sought after areas of the Lake District National Park. Once the home of William Wordsworth, Grasmere is steeped in local history and culture, nearby Dove Cottage is of specific interest. Grasmere is equally well known for the picturesque scenery and a plethora of walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep, with the property being located on the periphery of Grasmere Village. The village has a vibrant community, served by local shops, varied retailers and several quality restaurants together with a well regarded primary school. The market towns of Keswick, Ambleside and Kendal are within easy reach and the rail connection at Windermere links to the west coast mainline which provides direct services to Manchester Airport and London Euston.
Refurbished and remodelled in 2004 to a very high specification, there has been careful consideration to sympathetically upgrade and maintain this traditional slate and stone residence that boasts fine woodwork and character throughout, along with modern features including fully double glazed windows. This magnificent house sits gently elevated in a south facing position making the most of the sunny aspect and commanding spectacular views. These can be enjoyed from the four reception rooms and sun room, several of which open directly onto the rolling gardens and terrace. This property enjoys a fitted bespoke kitchen, four reception rooms, five bedrooms including a master suite enjoying a balcony, four bathrooms, and useful cellar storage and utility/cloak room.
Attached to the rear of Meadow Brow are two individual two bedroom apartments which have also been refurbished by the owners and are currently rented out on short hold tenancies generating a combined income of around £18,000 per annum. There is an additional detached Lakeland stone built cottage within the grounds which would benefit from renovation or alternatively can be replaced with a new four bedroom dwelling. Plans are available from the agent or the Lake District National Park planning website and the planning reference is 7/2016/5225.
A sweeping drive leads to 2 ½ acres of gardens and grounds towards a level parking and turning area and the facility of three generous garages, one of which is presently used as a wood store. Terraces and lawns extend around the house to provide a lovely sunny aspect to enjoy panoramic views of the many surrounding fells. There is a beautiful array of wild daffodils, snowdrops, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons in the springtime along with a wide variety of mature shrubs, trees and bushes. These delightful grounds are bordered by open countryside and fields with a small stream bordering on the edge of the boundary.
Meadow Brow – All mains services connected. Gas Central Heating.
Apartments – Electric heating & water is on sub meter from the main house.
Cottage – Separate gas supply, electric is connected from main house.
All mains drainage.