Matthews Benjamin Ambleside Office

Matthews Benjamin
Loughrigg Villa, Kelsick Road
LA22 0BZ

015394 32220


Sold STC

Gatehouse, Clappersgate, Ambleside, LA22 9LE

£700,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 17557
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Grade II Listed Lakeland House Dating Back To 17th Century
  • Four Bedroom & Three Reception Rooms
  • Wealth Of Character Including Exposed Beams & Flag Floors
  • 30 Meters Of River Frontage On River Brathay
  • South Facing Views Towards Lake Windermere & Surrounding Fells
  • Ideal Main Home, Second Home Or Holiday Rental
  • Has Potential To Achieve Holiday Rental Income Of £48,000 - £78,000 Per Annum
  • Close To Centre Of Ambleside

Property Summary

A substantial and generously proportioned four bedroom, three reception room and two bathroom traditional Grade II listed Lakeland house believed to date to the 17th century.

Full Details

A substantial and generously proportioned four bedroom, three reception room and two bathroom traditional Grade II* listed Lakeland house believed to date to the 17th century. A delightful and quintessential Lakeland property with a wealth of character including exposed beams, flag floors and spice cupboard dating to 1680, as well as an abundance of original exposed floorboards. Improved in recent years the property is attractively and sympathetically presented and the sale represents a good opportunity to acquire such a property. A versatile property equally suitable as a permanent family residence or holiday home. Let Me Stay anticipate that the property could generate a gross annual income of £48,000-£78,000. The property is sold with all forward booking and majority of contents with the exception of some personal items. With a large rear fell side garden which could be manicured or remain 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.

The front of the property also has the added advantage of a separate and substantial sloping garden on the opposite side of the road with approximately 30m of fantastic river frontage onto the River Brathay allowing an ideal opportunity to access Lake Windermere or for fishing etc.

Gatehouse occupies an excellent position with south facing views across the River Brathay towards Lake Windermere. Conveniently positioned only a short 10 minute walk to a large variety of amenities in nearby Ambleside such as shops, restaurants, churches, school and library etc. With a large variety of fine country walks from the doorstep, including direct access to Loughrigg via a hidden garden path.

Accommodation Front door leading into hallway with a cloaks area, fold down table leading to:

Dining Room 16'6 x 12'6 (5.03m x 3.80m) Spacious room with original flagged floor, small serving hatch and exposed beams. Inset fire with tiled surround. Attractive window with shutters and alcove shelving.

Kitchen/Diner 17'9 x 12'2 (5.40m x 3.70m) A selection of modern wall and base units with worktop. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher and attractive gas fired Aga. Part tiled walls, original exposed beams and flagged floor. Sizeable pantry cupboard with shelving and serving hatch through to Dining Room. Please note there is a concealed priest hole behind one of the kitchen walls. Attractive south facing views towards Lake Windermere.

Leading through to:

Utility Room 11'11 x 7'0 (3.62m x 2.14m) A selection of wall and base units with single stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Plumbing for washing machine and side glazed door leading to garden.

Spilt level hallway with airing cupboard housing cylinder.

Cloak Room With pedestal wash hand basin and WC, original flagged floor and boiler.

Sitting Room 18'3 x 17'9 (5.57m x 5.41m) A substantial L shaped room with a wood burner on a slate hearth and exposed original beams. Attractive window seat with country views with flagged floor. Carved panelled door leading through to the rear porch with a flagged floor, alcove shelving and rear door.

Open Plan Study/Snug 14'1 x 9'11 (4.29m x 3.03m) This is a lovely split level room from the Sitting Room. Providing a dual aspect views over the rear garden. Open fireplace and original panelled wall, original exposed beams and alcove shelving. Spice cupboard dated 1680.

First Floor Landing with feature original exposed floorboards and oak panelled wall. Leading through to:

Bedroom One 19'9 x 18'3 (6.02m x 5.57m) An extremely spacious dual aspect room with original exposed crooked beams and oak floor. Lovely garden views from large dormer window. Telephone point, loft hatch and fitted wardrobe with substantial eaves storage. Original cast iron fireplace with dog grate.

En-Suite Bathroom Three piece suite comprising of double shower with shower sheet walls, vanity wash hand basin and WC. Ladder radiator and linoleum floor.

Bedroom Two 12'8 x 9'5 (3.87m x 2.88m) Double room with useful built in wardrobe. Attractive views over the front garden towards the River Brathay with glimpses of Lake Windermere.

Bedroom Three 16'4 x 9'4 (4.98m x 2.84m) Double room with original cast iron fire surround. Exposed beams and floorboards with alcove shelving and attractive views over the front garden towards Brathay River and Wansfell Pike.

Bedroom Four 12'5 x 7'4 (3.78m x 2.24m) A single room with original exposed floorboards.

Bathroom Recently installed white three piece suite comprising panelled 'P' shaped bath with shower over and curved shower screen, was hand basin and WC. Heated towel raill and extractor, part tiled walls and shaver point. Loft hatch. Views over the rear garden.

Outside The property is approached via a private gated drive providing parking for 4-5 vehicles to the side and rear. Whilst the property also parks to the front on the original road. A delightful and substantial fell side garden to the rear with a variety of mature shrubs and bushes, stream and paved patio area enjoying additional various vantage points providing magnificent far reaching giving panoramic views over the property towards Lake Windermere, Wansfell Pike and surrounding countryside.

The property also has the distinct advantage from a substantial garden on the other side of the road with 30m of river frontage to the River Brathay enabling access to Lake Windermere ideal for paddle boarding and water sports enthusiasts, along with potential fishing rights subject to permits.

Services All mains services connected. Gas central heating.

Tenure Freehold. Vacant possession on completion.

Council Tax Band G