Reception Rooms: 1
Located in the most picturesque setting, Low Grove House is a unique and highly versatile package comprising a 3/4 bedroom traditional Lakeland stone property with an adjoining substantial 2 bedroom cottage. Whilst the property is now in need of some attention and love, the accommodation is flexible and the sizeable grounds offer fantastic gardens for the largest of families. The property is set within 10 acres and occupies a superb secluded, yet elevated position on the outskirts of Ambleside and commands excellent south facing panoramic unrivalled views towards Coniston Old Man, Wetherlam, Loughrigg and The Langdales. The property is certainly a rare package and also benefits from a large detached garage/workshop with an additional versatile room above.
Low Grove House originates from the 18th century and was part of the Rydal based De Fleming family estate and then subsequently owned by the Bishop of Llandaff as a tenanted farm. Low Grove House was created from farm buildings to a family residence in the mid 1970’s and has subsequently benefited in recent years from major restoration including the addition of slate flooring and sympathetic use of original beams from old Lancashire mills, transforming into a family home. The attached barn has previously ran as a highly successful 4* holiday letting property generating an income of approximately £20,000 per annum. The 2 bedroom traditional Lakeland property is spacious with flagged floors and exposed beams throughout, providing a property with unique character. There is a connecting door between the two properties which could enable the property to function as one large 5 bedroom, 3 reception room property, if desired.
Enviably positioned in a private secluded location 1 mile from Ambleside in the heart of the Lake District National Park on the lower slopes of Wansfell Pike; Low Grove House is conveniently positioned for all local amenities including a wide variety of shops, restaurants, public houses, banks, schools, churches etc together with endless fell and country walks right from the doorstep. The property is set within 10 acres of land with a ghyll in the centre and could be ideal as smallholding or for parties with equestrian interests. The property also has lovely established gardens. There is a very useful detached stone built workshop/garage and has in recent years been used as stables with first floor space which could easily be converted into office space or a dwelling, subject to relevant planning consents.
Accommodation Accessing the property from the lower ground floor leads into the attractive vestibule with slate floor, cloaks area and useful under stair cupboard. The laundry room is conveniently placed to this level and is both sizeable and practical, with Belfast sink, flagged floor and Lakeland slate worktops. To complete the lower ground floor there is a WC and a separate cupboard which houses the boiler.
To the first floor, Low Grove House has a farmhouse style kitchen diner with stylish bespoke units with island and partial slate worktop. There is an oil fired AGA together with double Belfast sink with mixer tap and space for a fridge. This is a light and airy room with lovely exposed floorboards and beams, there is also a partially exposed stone wall and stunning views over towards Red Screes. Through from the kitchen leads you into the sitting room, this is a beautiful triple aspect room with multi fuel stove set on a slate hearth with substantial Lakeland stone surround. The added benefit of patio doors provides excellent panoramic views over the countryside toward Coniston Old Man, Red Screes and Wansfell Pike, the perfect place for al fresco dining throughout the seasons!
There are four double bedrooms accessed off the landing which are all of double proportions with unique aspects, exposed pine floorboards, partial exposed stone wall and beams. The bathroom comprises of a four piece suite with slipper bath and shower attachment. Practically, there is also an airing cupboard to this level which houses the cylinder.
Low Grove Cottage Previously ran a very successful holiday let, Low Grove Cottage has in recent years ran as a highly successful 4* holiday letting property generating an income of approximately £20,000 per annum. The Kitchen/Diner is a brilliant space which enjoys flagged floor and exposed beams, providing plenty of character and charm. The position of the cottage enjoys excellent south facing views toward Loughrigg, Coniston Old Man and surrounding countryside. There are two double bedrooms, one to the ground floor and one to the first floor, both with pine floorboards and valuted ceilings. There is an additional reception/landing area which is the perfect place for enjoying the peace and tranquillity and to complete the cottage there is a five piece white bathroom suite.
Outside Low Grove House is set in a superb elevated position on the edge of Ambleside on the lower slopes of Wansfell Pike with a stunning backdrop of the Lakeland fells. Approached via a private lane to a gated entrance with sufficient parking on the gravelled drive, there is also additional parking adjacent to the gated entrance. Set amongst 10 acres of land, ideally suited for grazing with a Ghyll running through the centre. The 10 acres include well established gardens including vegetable plots and orchard as well as a large variety of mature trees. The property benefits from a substantial stone built detached building presently garage/workshop which is spread over two floors and provides an ideal storage facility or potential for office space or the like.
Please note there is a right of way through the paddock to the rear, which doesn’t intrude on the gardens.
Directions From the centre of Ambleside heading south, turn left at Barclays Bank, up Stock Ghyll Lane right to the cattle grid at the top then 0.75 mile to Low Grove House passing a white bungalow and barn on the way. The slate name plate is in the wall on the left. Park opposite the black metal gate.
Services Mains electric, private water & bore hole, drainage and oil fired central heating
Tenure – Freehold
Council Tax Band F
Rateable Value £2,350 actual amount payable £1,017.55.