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Yew Bank, Clappersgate, Ambleside LA22 9LE
Guide Price £850,000 Fine & Country Property
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 1
Type: Period Lakeland Property
Reception Rooms: 3

Property Details

Yew Bank is an impressive double fronted period Lakeland property, with six substantial and well proportioned bedrooms and enjoying two reception rooms. Yew Bank has the distinct advantage of direct river frontage extending to approximately 100m. An idylic Lakeland stone built property now presenting a unique opportunity for a discerning purchaser to restore this historic home to its former glory. The property is highly versatile and is rich in fine period features with a well balanced exterior and original sash windows, typical of Victorian architecture. Whilst the accommodation could be enhanced by renovation and modernisation, the foundations are in place to create a stunning family home that is set out over three floors. The majority of rooms offer striking south facing panoramic views from Wansfell Pike to Lake Windermere. Externally the property is approached via a private gravelled driveway to the rear which provides generous off road parking for several vehicles, in addition to the attached garage. There is a lovely raised lawn area to the front which has been left open to make the most of the river views. With a large tiered 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 and also benefits from the distinct advantage of river frontage onto the River Brathay allowing an ideal opportunity to access Lake Windermere or for fishing.

Yew Bank occupies an excellent and truly enviable position with south facing views towards Lake Windermere and private access to the River Brathay. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a character property in a very enviable location with direct river access, which is located just 10 minutes walk out of the highly popular and busy town of Ambleside which offers an abundance of a cafés, restaurants and a wide range of independent shops as well as local amenities. From the door step there are plethora of walks around the Lakeland countryside.

The original main entrance that is believed to be the original door opens into the entrance hall setting the tone for the rest of this charming property. There is a large sitting room with dual aspect windows enjoying river and garden views and an open fire with a beautiful traditional Brathay Slate fire surround. The dining room is a well proportioned with a separate sun room off which has attractive stone pillars also enjoying stunning views over the river and towards Waterhead. Although the kitchen has a basic range of wall and base units and an electric cooker point, the removal of the dining room wall would create and enhance the kitchen into a more generous and delightful dual aspect room to be enjoyed. There is also a utility area with WC and a large adjoining porch which as a package creates an opportunity to redesign the downstairs living space to suit modern day living. An original pitch pine staircase leads to six bedrooms over two floors, most rooms offering unique views of the river and glimpses of Lake Windermere. There is also a large family bathroom with bath and separate shower unit on the first floor. The top floor enjoys two of the bedrooms with magnificent views of Lake Windermere; this area could be redesigned to accommodate a stunning large master suite.

The large garden is beautiful and tranquil with a variety of planted borders, meandering gravel paths and lawned areas. The garden is primarily tiered to make the most of River Brathay which runs at the bottom of the garden offering unique and outstanding water edge frontage. South facing this open space offers various private secluded areas and vantage points to relax and unwind in and take in to surrounding countryside and views.

Mains water, electric and Gas. Private drainage. Gas Central Heating.


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