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Ash Landing Far Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LW

  • Ref: 15634
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 5
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Property Features

  • Fantastic Detached Home
  • Offering Lake Views Over Lake Windermere
  • Situated In The Quiet Village Of Far Sawrey
  • Over An Acre Of Private Grounds
  • Four Double Bedrooms & Three Bathrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms & Study
  • Off Road Parking & Double Garage

Property Summary

Built by the renowned local building firm Pattinsons in 1936, Ash Landing is a fantastic detached family home that is set up high on the edge of Lake Windermere in the quiet village of Far Sawrey.

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Built by the renowned local building firm Pattinsons in 1936, Ash Landing is a fantastic detached family home that is set up high on the edge of Lake Windermere in the quiet village of Far Sawrey.

Sure to prove popular with a range of discerning purchasers for its idyllic location and stunning views, the surrounding grounds amount to approximately 1.2 acres and are completely private, backing onto local countryside and national trust woodlands. Ash Landing has served as a loving family home to the same owners for 16 years and has been well maintained and considerably extended to provide spacious and flexible living accommodation that would be ideal for large families. This briefly includes three reception rooms and a study, a kitchen with adjoining breakfast room that opens out onto a raised terrace over looking Lake Windermere, four double bedrooms of which two are ensuite and a house bathroom. The outside space has great appeal, boasting a picture perfect front terrace overlooking the neatly kept front lawn that wraps around to the side of the property with conifer hedges concealing a lower lawn that runs into National Trust woodland. There is also a detached double garage with a room above currently used for storage however that would make for a wonderful art studio.

Far Sawrey, located next to Near Sawrey famous for being the home of Beatrix Potter, is a beautiful and peaceful village located along the edge of Lake Windermere and nestled between the tarns of Claife Heights, Esthwaite Waters and National Trust woodlands. Ash Landing itself is ideally located for access onto the nearby ferry which respectively runs every 20 minutes providing quick access into Windermere. Just 4 miles away is the picturesque village of Hawkshead which provides everyday local amenities including shops, cafes and restaurants. There is also a well regarded primary school here and a secondary school in Coniston, approximately 6 miles away.

The driveway leads up to the impressive villa style home with attractive Crittol steel windows and stunning landscaped grounds surrounding. A stained glass entrance door opens out into the spacious entrance hall that in part forms a sizeable extension added around 2003 to include a quietly tucked away home office, WC, cloaks cupboard and a practical rear entrance porch. American oak floors, high ceilings and oak woodwork set the tone for this elegant home as the entrance hall flows into the living room. This formal reception room is filled with natural light due to its South Easterly position and bay window that allows for stunning views over Lake Windermere. The oak floors continue in here and there is an impressive Minsterstone working fireplace. An original Crittol door leads into the sun room which can also be accessed from the second reception space on offer, the dining room. This room again features a working fire with Minsterstone surround and it’s double doors that open into the sun room. Featuring a bay of windows and part glazed roof, you can easily see why this is one of the favoured rooms of the property. The South Easterly situation bathes it in light and again affords those stunning front views over the garden towards Lake Windermere. The traditional kitchen adjoins a sunny breakfast room with space for informal dining and patio doors that open out onto a raised flagged terrace that leads around the front of the property and is ideal for alfresco dining and enjoying the peaceful surrounds and views. The kitchen itself includes a range of shaker style wall, drawer and base units with a central island and granite worktops. Fitted appliances include a Rangemaster cooker with 5 ring electric hob, integrated dishwasher, American style fridge freezer and a NEFF microwave. There is also a separate utility room which offers a further range of units and space for a washing machine and dryer.

A traditional oak spindled staircase leads up from the entrance hall via a large gallery window that allows for plenty of light on the spacious landing. There are a total of four double bedrooms on offer; a guest suite that includes a double bedroom with Lake views, an ensuite bathroom, an adjoining dressing room and access into a good sized, fully boarded loft area. A master bedroom with ensuite WC, again boasts stunning views over the front and access onto a balcony area, the perfect sun trap to relax and take in the peaceful surrounds over the front. There are a further two bedrooms of good proportions and unique dual aspects. The family bathroom comprises bath and a double shower cubicle with underfloor heating to the Travertine tiled floors and continuous ½ tiled walls. There is also a handy walk-in airing cupboard on the landing.

The 1.2 acre grounds of Ash Landing are a joy to behold, with wonderful landscaped features, lawns and terraces. The garden comes to life in Spring time with specimen trees, Magnolias, Azaleas and vibrant Virginia Climbers growing across the property. However there are a multitude of interesting plants and shrubs planted across the garden for an ever changing seasonal display of colour. The front lawn extends along the side of the property and an archway in the Conifer hedge leads into the secret lower lawn with a trickling stream that runs across the bottom. There is a log store, coal store, green house, summer house and a hen house. Practically, the driveway affords ample parking for several vehicles along with the detached double garage with room above accessed externally via steps. This could lends itself to conversion into a studio or even home office if required.

The property can be approached from Newby Bridge from the south, from Ambleside/Hawkshead in the north or over the car ferry from Bowness-on-Windermere. Approaching Far Sawrey towards the ferry, pass the Cuckoo Brow Hotel, proceed down the hill for approximately ¾ of a mile and the property can be found on the left hand side. Alternatively from the ferry, as you start to drive up the hill the property can be found on the right hand side halfway between the ferry and Far Sawrey.

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