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Rannerdale, Ambleside Road, Windermere, LA23 1AX
For Sale
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6
Type: Period Residence
Reception Rooms: 2

Property Details

Rannerdale is a fine example of a Victorian home close to the centre of Windermere village and being the major portion of a substantial residence; it remains a significant property dating from the 1860’s and was developed into four individual properties from what was then the Armathwaite Hotel. There are gardens set out in front with 180 degree views of the Lakeland Fells and Lake Windermere from its impressive tower room. Rannerdale is now a very successful holiday let and the current vendors have carefully updated and maintained the substantial property to a high standard retaining nearly all of its original designs and features in the principle rooms boasting fine plaster work ceilings, oak floors, oak panelling, beautiful fire places and sash windows, ensuring a very well presented home that is extremely versatile with spacious accommodation set out over five floors benefiting from good proportions and magnificent high ceilings with each of the six generous bedrooms benefiting from en-suite bathroom facilities.

Rooms include a unique tower room which has 360 degree views, an impressive drawing room with fine ceiling detail, formal dining room with original wall panelling and fireplace, newly fitted kitchen and separate utility room, six double or twin bedrooms each with their own en-suite bathroom facilities and generous well established gardens, parking and integral garage.

Situated only a short walk from the village centre, Rannerdale is conveniently placed for the shops, restaurants, amenities and transport services of Windermere enabling easy access to explore the beautiful Lake District countryside and will appeal to a range of purchasers and would suit those looking for a family residence, up and running holiday letting investment property or a private second home and family retreat.

Directions From the centre of Windermere head to the top of the village and turn left on to Ambleside Road. Continue past the church take the first turning on the left onto Spooner Vale, the drive to Rannerdale is immediately on the left.


Entrance Porch Double glazed leading into an entrance lobby with cloakroom comprising of a wash hand basin and WC.

Central Hall This is an impressive space in the centre of the house with oak original staircase, impressive tall ceiling with moulding detail, original doors and architraves.

Drawing Room 28′ x 18’6 (8.5m x 5.6m) A fine original room to the residence featuring a stunning ceiling with decorative plaster work and a spectacular splayed bay window enjoying excellent views over the gardens and to the fells beyond. To the centre of the room is a detailed fire surround with copper insert and open grate fire, dado rail with panelling below and a double glazed patio door leading out to an additional garden room with access out to the seating terrace.

Dining Room 13’10 x 13’10 (4.2m x 4.2m) Excellent formal family size dining room with the original Victorian wall panelling, cabinets and shelving and moulded ceiling with an attractive stone fire surround with brick tiled insert and open grate fire. Two large arched windows provide plenty of light.

Kitchen 14’9 xz 9′ (4.3m x 2.7m) A new and beautifully fitted kitchen with a range of floor and wall cabinets incorporating a ceramic sink unit and gas range oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The traditional style cabinets are finished with solid wood worktops complimented with tiling to splash back and counter lighting and inset ceiling lighting. Leading off the kitchen is separate and useful utility area with a washing machine and built in tall cupboard. Units housing two gas central heating boilers and a large hot water cylinder. This area opens to the rear stairs providing access to the garage, driveway and extensive cellars.

Basement/Cellar Rooms The basement area extends under entirety of the property with three principle rooms offering full head height with scope for work areas, storage or clear potential for creating some more living accommodation or an excellent games room, cinema room or home office suite if required..

First Floor The original oak staircase ascends to the first floor from the central hall to gallery landing.

Master Bedroom One 18′ x 16′ (5.5m x 4.9m) A king size bedroom suite enjoying far reaching views to the high fells of Coniston Old Man and the Langdale Pikes in the distance. En-suite bathroom comprising of vanity wash hand basin, designer bath with power shower and WC.

Bedroom Two 14’2 x 13’10 (4.3m x 4.2m) A second king size bedroom at the side of the house with twin feature arched windows.

En-Suite Bathroom Comprising four piece suite with roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and vanity wash hand basin.

Bedroom Three 15′ x 9’4 (4.3m x 4.3m) A good size twin bedroom.

En-Suite Shower Room Comprising of a power shower, WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

Second Floor Staircase at the rear of the first floor provides access to the second floor and landing.

Bedroom Four 14’7 x 9’1 (4.3m x 4.3m) A second good size twin bedroom.

En-Suite Shower Room Comprising of a power shower, WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

Bedroom Five 14′ x 14′ (4.3m x 4.3m) A third king size bedroom with feature twin arched window.

En-Suite Bathroom Comprising of a designer bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.

Bedroom Six/Tower Room Suite Leading off the second floor landing into the shower room suite serving the Tower Room, this is a well thought out and unique suite with stairs leading up from the en-suite facility up to the impressive Tower Room which has several arched windows to each side giving 360 degree panoramic views across the lake and to the fells and mountains beyond.

From the Tower Room en-suite facility there is access to an insulated loft space.

Outside Rannerdale is approached by a driveway to from Spooner Vale which gives plenty of parking and turning in front of a good length single garage. The gardens of the property are set out in terrace and rockery directly in front of the house to enjoy the sun and views leading onto a large level lawn boarded by mature hedging and shrubs.

Services All mains services are connected. Gas fired central heating.

Tenure Freehold.

Council Tax Band G

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