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Swallowhowe, High Gale, Ambleside, LA22 0BG
Sold STC
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Type: House
Reception Rooms: 3

Property Details

SITUATION The property overlooks this most popular Lake District town enjoying a sunny westerly aspect. The elevated aspect commands a fantastic panoramic fell view from Coniston Old Man to Fairfield Horseshoe. The property is set in a convenient location only a five minute walk to the wide variety of local amenities including shops, restaurants, banks and public houses etc.

DIRECTIONS From our Ambleside office continue up Kelsick Road onto Lake Road and turn immediately left onto Old Lake Road. Take the first left and follow this road up, then take the second right hand turn up a private drive.

DESCRIPTION Swallowhowe is a substantial and superbly proportioned semi-detached Victorian property which has four bedrooms, two reception rooms, large kitchen and adjoining dining room, three bath/shower rooms and an impressive fifth attic study/bedroom. Overlooking the popular Lakeland town of Ambleside the historic property commands spectacular panoramic views from Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam towards Fairfield Horseshoe and over the town. Conveniently positioned, allowing easy access to the wide variety of amenities on the door step. Tastefully modernised and refurbished by the present vendor, the property is well presented whilst still retaining many typical Victorian features. The property has large picture windows providing stunning views from the majority of rooms. Outside there are manageable terraced gardens with stunning country views, parking and garage. The property would be suitable as either family home or holiday home.

ACCOMMODATION Front door leading into porch with tiled floor.

INNER HALL Attractive wood floor.

LIVING ROOM Spacious L shaped dual aspect room with views across the valley to Fairfield, Loughrigg and Wetherlam. Wood burning stove on slate hearth. TV point and concealed electric and fuse boxes. Patio doors.

KITCHEN DINER Attractive spacious room with high ceilings and a selection of elegant wall and base units, dresser and one and half bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. Central island with granite worktop, Lakeland slate floor with electric under floor heating. Opening into:-

DINING ROOM Light and airy room with oak floor and recess book shelving. Large patio doors giving stunning views towards Coniston Old Man, Loughrigg and Fairfield, and access to Lakeland slate dining patio.

REAR VESTIBULE Wall and base units, worktop and rear door. Plumbing for washing machine and tiled floor.

INNER HALL CLOAK ROOM WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

From the hall, access to:-

CELLAR Flagged floor. Main room with window and separate store rooms.

Staircase from the kitchen to:-


MASTER BEDROOM Large split level suite with dressing area and substantial walk in wardrobe with fitted shelving and hanging space. Step down to attractive and spacious triple aspect double room with spectacular views towards Wetherlam, Fairfield, Loughrigg and Coniston Old Man Window seat and doors leading to balcony. Eaves storage.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Attractive white three piece suite comprising claw foot bath with shower attachment, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled walls, heated towel rail and dormer window.

BEDROOM TWO Spacious double room giving fantastic west facing views towards Loughrigg, Wetherlam and Coniston Old Man.

BEDROOM THREE Dual aspect double room with window seat giving excellent views towards over the village towards Fairfield and Loughrigg.

SHOWER ROOM Three piece suite comprising shower cubicle, WC and vanity was hand basin. Tiled floor and heated towel rail. Cupboard housing Vaillant boiler and cylinder.

SECOND FLOOR Landing with exposed beams. Large velux window.

STUDY/BEDROOM Exposed pine floorboards and exposed beams. Velux window. Lovely winter views towards Wansfell Pike. Eaves storage and telephone point. Currently used as a study.

SHOWER ROOM Attractive three piece white suite comprising corner shower cubicle, WC and vanity wash hand basin. Heated towel rail, extractor, exposed beams and tiled walls.

BEDROOM FOUR Double room with superb views towards Fairfield. Large velux window, exposed beams and fitted wardrobes and dresser.

OUTSIDE Swallowhowe is approached via a shared private drive. Proceed through wooden gates and the drive opens to a large courtyard. A right of access is provided to the neighboring cottage, Coppertrees. Private parking for four vehicles plus a single garage available on a 999 year lease. Attractive Lakeland terraced garden provides stunning panoramic views over the village to surrounding fells. There are two paved patio areas, foot paths leading around the garden with lawn areas and a selection of shrubs and bushes. There is a private pedestrian gate at the lower garden to the town. The boundary is bordered by fencing and a hedge.

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

TENURE Freehold. Vacant possession on completion.


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