Ellergarth, Great Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9JS
- Five Bedroom Detached Home
- Situated In The Picturesque Great Langdale Valley
- Set In Just Under An Acre Of Grounds
- Offering Three Reception Rooms & Country Style Kitchen
- Detached Garage & Generous Parking
- Lovely Gardens & Patio With Outbuildings
Set within the Great Langdale Valley with arguably one of the best landscape views in Lake District National Park, Ellergarth is a beautifully presented five bed detached home set within just under an acre. Built in 1907, and surrounded by National Trust land, this early Edwardian home has been immaculately maintained by the present owners and has that unique charm that immediately makes you feel at home. The views from every aspect are simply breathtaking, with a dramatic vista over The Langdale Pikes, Lingmoor Fell, Pike O'Bliso, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and Harrison Stickle. It is a view that is sure to never tire, ever changing throughout the seasons, making this an exciting opportunity to own your very own part of this unique UNESCO world heritage site. Elevated at the top of the gently sloping garden, a trickling steam adds a tranquil back noise to this already hypnotic location.
Inside, the house offers three reception rooms and a charming country style kitchen with an adjoining utility and pantry. To the first floor, there are a total of five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a great balcony which is the perfect star gazing spot, enjoying the stunning Langdale views. Externally, along with the well kept lawn space that is ideal for all the family to enjoy, there is a detached out building containing three stores and a detached single garage.
Located within The Lake District National Park in the hamlet of Great Langdale, the villages of Chapel Stile and Elterwater are easily accessible with a village shop, primary school, leisure/heath club with pool and church all approximately 1 1/4 miles away. There are also pubs and a restaurant within 1.5 miles further up the valley, with a wider range of amenities available in nearby Ambleside. There is a plethora of fell and country walks from the doorstep, with easy access directly from the driveway.
Access along the quiet lane, branching off the valley road, brings you to the detached single garage and gravelled parking area at the bottom of this gently elevated plot. A gate opens up into the garden, with a path leading through the manicured lawn that leads right up to this double fronted, whitewashed detached home. As you reach the top and look back you are greeted with a stunning panoramic vista of the surrounding fells. A curved archway leads to the traditional wooden entrance door that leads into this welcoming, unique home which has many original arts and craft features of the time. The entrance hall has exposed wooden floors that run throughout the property. There is a choice of built in storage cupboards and cloaks space along with access to a WC and inset shelving. The first of the reception rooms is quietly located by the entrance, a great spot for a study with good wi-fi for home working and with views up the valley.
The formal dining room is bright and airy, benefitting from those mesmerising front views and period features such as a picture rail, exposed wooden ceiling beam and an elegant open fire place with a cast iron surround. The sitting room enjoys generous proportions and a fantastic window seat area set around the bay window, the perfect cosy spot to curl up and read a book whilst gazing upon the fell vista. There is a further open fire place in here too, great for the winter time. Finally, at the end of the hallway you enter into the family kitchen. A traditional space with a true homely feel, centred around large multi-fuel stove set within a grand hearth. The space is flooded with natural light, accentuated by the whitewashed wooden floors and painted wooden units. Appliances include an integrated fridge/freezer, double oven and a 4 ring NEFF induction hob. External access leads to the side of the property, out onto the garden with easy access to the detached outbuildings. Adjoining, there is also a good-sized utility/boot room with external access to the rear and a pantry.
The traditional balustrade staircase leads up from the entrance hall passing a large gallery window that looks out over the ascending fell at the back of the grounds. From the landing, there is access onto a balcony area situated at the front of the property, the perfect vantage point for star gazing over the tops of the fells. Opposite here is the single bedroom, neatly presented with a view onto the garden and up the valley. The remaining four bedrooms each offer generous double proportions. Three are situated to the front and one to the rear which still boasts a beautiful view of the surrounding land up the fell. There are two bathrooms on offer, the first features a stunning freestanding contemporary Duravit bath and includes a separate shower. The second again features a fitted bath and there is a separate WC and a linen cupboard. One of the large double bedrooms with front views offers potential space for an ensuite by incorporating the separate WC and linen cupboard if required.
Set within just under an acre, this gently sloping and elevated spot gives the perfect vantage point for the stunning panoramic fells views that enfold the property. The front lawn is perfect for children to enjoy, capturing the best of the sunshine. As you relax in the garden, the sound of the stream that trickles through the grounds brings a sense of complete tranquillity and it is easy to fall in love with the idea of lazy summer days. Decorative patio areas for alfresco eating can be found at the side and to the rear which leads around to an attached potting shed. There is also the detached outbuilding that is hidden away at the top of the garden which holds three stores. There is also a detached garage and adjoining gravelled parking area.
The property is a rare gem of an extremely well-maintained Lake District house, full of character, set in an acre of land and a valley of outstanding beauty.
Services Mains electric. Oil fired central heating. Private water. Private Drainage
Council Tax Band H