Reception Rooms: 3
A most magnificent four bedroom former gentleman’s residence in a simply breath taking setting occupying a stunning elevated position above the popular town of Ambleside in the heart of the Lake District. The views from Seathwaite and its delightful gardens are enviable to say the least. The dramatic, rugged landscape of the Lake District National envelopes this very special home, providing spectacular panoramic vistas. The house itself is very well planned and will attract a wide range of buyers whether as a permanent of secondary residence.
Set out over two floors this fine Victorian property has been designed to capitalise on its surroundings. Two generous reception rooms enjoy an abundance of original features including cornice mouldings, original working shutters and large reconditioned sash windows that fill the rooms with light and afford a unrivalled aspect. The breakfast kitchen, is bright, well planned and again allows for the most wonderful views and even provides access to the beautiful south facing gardens. Practically there is a further pantry, contemporary shower room and very useful and spacious boot room/utility to the ground floor. The cellar is ideal for additional storage and would make a great wine store! The first floor enjoys a split level layout with each of the 4 double bedrooms benefiting from good proportions and sensational yet unique Lakeland views. The house bathroom features a wash hand basin and a panel bath from which famous mountains such as the Langdales, Harrison Stickle and Coniston Old Man can be observed. A further, separate WC provides additional privacy and flexibility.
Outside, the gardens at Seathwaite are a delight. Mature plants and shrubs including Azaleas and a Twisted Hazel to name just a few, are neatly arranged to provide a haven for wildlife and a wealth of colour, there is ample space for alfresco dining and those with green fingers will enjoy the space for growing and developing, along with the greenhouse and natural lawn areas intertwined with gravel pathways. There is an excellent, recently reroofed outbuilding, complete with WC ideal for additional storage or even further development as a hobby room or home office, furthermore there is a substantial garden store of metal construction perfect for storing garden tools and machinery. The current owners have installed a hot tub (pictured but available by separate negotiation) from which the most splendid scenery and sunsets can be enjoyed, nearby a summer house provides a wonderful sanctuary to enjoy that slightly inclement weather. There are 4 individual parking spaces for cars, off road yet close to the lane for easy access, which are further complimented by the single garage with up and over door.
Seathwaite is located on Seathwaite Lane, just off the Kirkstone Pass Road and as such is well placed for countless adventures right from the doorstep. Ambleside is just over half a mile away has a vibrant and thriving community centred around a superb selection of shops, eateries and excellent pubs. General amenities such as doctors, dentists and a post office are available in Ambleside and also Windermere which is only ten minutes away by car. There is a good choice of primary and secondary schooling both state and independent within the locality, including the popular co-ed Windermere School. Conveniently located for access to J36 of the M6 which is around 30 minutes away, and the nearest train station being only 7 ½ miles away Seathwaite enjoys the very best of the Lake District in terms of scenery, opportunity to explore and attractive, manageable property, yet allows the new owners the ease of being able to commute and travel if so required.
Services All mains services connected.
Private drainage – Septic tank
Gas fired central heating.
Fibre Broadband is available.
Council tax band G