Fine and Country Windermere

Matthews Benjamin Windermere Office

Fine & Country
Ellerthwaite Square
LA23 1DU

01539 733500


Under Offer

Meadow Brow, Grasmere, The Lake District, Cumbria, LA22 9RR

£1,500,000 Guide Price
  • Type: House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 2
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Property Features

  • Lakeland Slate and Stone Built Property
  • Every Window Boasts Stunning Views
  • 2 Acres of Private Gardens and Grounds
  • Private Setting in Sought After Area
  • Located One Mile Away From Grasmere

Property Summary

A home of true Lakeland craftsmanship set below the slopes of Stone Arthur with a dramatic backdrop
and skyline of the Grasmere valley fells.

Full Details

A home of true Lakeland craftsmanship set below the slopes of Stone Arthur with a dramatic backdrop
and skyline of the Grasmere valley fells.

Meadow Brow boasts a truly beautiful setting and is an exceptional Lakeland slate and stone built property offering generously proportioned accommodation to include four reception rooms, five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Within, the property is rich with period features, from beautiful fireplaces to picture rail detailing upon the high ceilings. Every room or even every window, enjoys mesmerising views over Stone Arthur, Helm Crag, Loughrigg or the two acres of private Lakeland garden and grounds. Set at the top of a long private sweeping drive, the property benefits from a large graveled parking area set in front of a detached Lakeland stone built garage block offering two single garages. Furthermore, set within the grounds are two attached two bedroom apartments that are available by separate negotiation.

Meadow Brow offers the ultimate private haven set within one of The Lake Districts most sought after areas. It is easy to see why this area, located just one mile away from Grasmere, is so popular with the striking fell views, an abundance of scenic walks and a wealth of local history and culture. Named by famous poet William Wordsworth as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”, the area has been an inspiration for many and Dove Cottage, the former home of William Wordsworth is a popular attraction for visitors. The village also hosts a vibrant community served by local shops, varied retailers and several quality restaurants together with a well-regarded primary school. The market towns of Keswick, Ambleside and Kendal are within easy reach, the rail connection at Windermere links to the west coast mainline which provides direct services to Manchester Airport and London Euston.

The approach to Meadow Brow is truly stunning with the shared private drive running through a field that is home to Lakeland sheep. It winds around to the private grounds of the property at the very top and thus enjoys an elevated position with stunning panoramic fell views. Wide stone flagged steps lead up to the main entrance overlooking the mature front garden. The heavy solid oak entrance door is set under a covered porch and opens into a welcoming entrance hall with access to a cloaks room/utility room with tiled floors and space for white goods. The formal living room is set within the West wing of the property and boasts a dual aspect of fells views. The large polished sandstone fireplace is a grand feature housing a log burning stove and is ideal for creating a cosy atmosphere in an otherwise high ceilinged, bright and airy room. Open to the living room there is also a beautiful orangery; the space filled with light and enjoying views to Stone Arthur and Loughrigg with access to the front garden . A door from the living room also leads into a grand study featuring an elongated bay window with a private setting offering a glimpse of Helm Crag through the tall trees. This is the perfect spot for a home office thanks to its peaceful position and there is even access via French doors into the rear garden.

Leading to the other side of the entrance hall you enter into an inner lobby with space for occasional furniture and storage. The kitchen includes a range of traditional solid wood units with a granite topped central island. Appliances include an AEG 5 ring gas hob with extractor over, integrated microwave and oven and two integrated fridge freezers. Adjoining the kitchen is a lovely morning room with space for an informal dining setting and pretty window seats looking out over the fells. There is external access to the side of the property from the kitchen for secondary entrance option, easily accessed from the driveway and benefitting from a covered entrance porch; the perfect place for knocking off muddy boots after enjoying one of the many local fell walks. The formal dining room is a beautiful space with high ceilings, picture and dado railing, with a large bay window affording a view of Silver Howe and Loughrigg. There is also an open fire set within a green slate surround.

The stairs lead up from the entrance hall to the first floor galleried landing, passing a WC. The first floor accommodation is again set into two wings. The West wing houses the impressive principal suite with a double en-suite bedroom with a lovely seating area set within a semi-circle bay window with separate access onto a private balcony overlooking the front fells. There is also another double en-suite bedroom with a square bay window. For the East wing you enter into a lobby area with space for occasional furniture before an inner hall leads you to the remaining three bedrooms, two doubles and one single. There is also a shower room and a separate bathroom, a walk in shelved linen cupboard and storage cupboard.

Terraces and lawns extend around this fine Lakeland slate and stone built property to provide a lovely sunny aspect and panoramic views of the many surrounding fells. In the springtime there is a beautiful array of wild daffodils, snowdrops, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons along with a wide variety of mature shrubs, trees and bushes. The delightful and approximately two acres of private grounds are bordered by open countryside and fields, with a small stream running along the edge of the boundary. The sweeping shared drive is a befitting entrance to this charming property and the parking area affords turning space and access to the detached garage block with two single garages.

From the centre of Grasmere head out onto the A591 and travel north leaving The Swan Hotel behind you. Prior to the Travellers Rest Inn there is a shared private driveway to the right hand side. Continue up the well surfaced drive, continue past Winterseeds around the corner and veer left over the cattle grid onto the shared private drive.

All mains connected. Gas central heating.


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