Reception Rooms: 3
Perfectly located between the Vale of Rydal, Fairfield Horseshoe and Wansfell Pike, it’s fair to say Roselands enjoys one of the most enviable positions and striking aspects Under Loughrigg has to offer. The situation is well paired with the equally impressive stone built property which is believed to have been built in 1905 and still features the beautiful stained glass windows across the three levels of accommodation. It has since undergone an extensive yet sympathetic renovation and now stands as an elegant and versatile family home briefly offering a total of three reception rooms, a dining kitchen and six double bedrooms, of which two are ensuite. The surrounding grounds are a credit to the property with an approximate 1.5 acres of formal gardens and a further approximate 8 acres of grazing land. The private electric remote controlled gated entrance leads along the sweeping driveway to a parking area with ample space for numerous vehicles and access into a double length garage.
Surrounded by the dramatic backdrop of some of The Lake Districts most well known mountains and fells, Under Loughrigg is a quiet hamlet located along the River Rothay close to the popular tourist destination of Ambleside. The area offers the best of both worlds, with direct access onto some fantastic walks with beautiful views and settings yet is still only a 10 minute riverside walk accross the park from Ambleside’s bustling town centre and abundant selection of amenities.
Heavy original storm gates open into the covered entrance porch which is classically finished with Victorian tiling and further leads into the entrance hall. The hall is spacious and sets the tone for this period home, beautifully finished with William Morris wallpaper, ornate Victorian radiators and rich wooden floors. The living and sitting room reside on opposite sides of the entrance hall and both offer generous proportions, original features including picture rails, deep skirtings and original stained glass in the large bay windows that provide stunning views over the vale of Rydal toward Fairfield horseshoe, the surrounding countryside and River Rothay. Despite the high ceilings, large windows and bright settings, each room also creates a cosy atmosphere with a multi-fuel log burner set within a marble surround or unique tiled open fireplace. An inner lobby provides access to the cloaks room with WC and down into the cellar that doubles as the perfect utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, storage areas and a wine cellar. The traditional solid quality country style kitchen is easily a homely central hub and adjoins the stunning orangery to the front of the property and is therefore flooded with natural light. The bespoke kitchen was handmade by the reputable firm, Martin Moore to include a range of painted wooden units finished with wooden and granite worktops that encompass a Belfast sink and AGA with companion gas hob and electric ovens set within an attractively tiled inglenook. The stone floors flow through the double doors into the adjoining orangery and benefit from underfloor heating. This spacious informal reception space is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the uninterrupted views to Wansfell Pike and also offers external access onto the front driveway.
The original decorative wooden spindled staircase leads up from the entrance lobby to the first floor which offers four out of the six double bedrooms and an exquisitely finished contemporary house bathroom. Designed by Signature bathrooms, it includes a bath and walk in shower with tiled walls and stone floors to finish. The spacious master bedroom boasts beautiful views over Fairfield Horseshoe afforded by the bay window with stained glass detail and original features to include the cast iron fireplace and picture rails. Which also features a mosaic tiled en suite. Neighbouring the Master there is a further double bedroom which is presently utilised as a dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobes. Each bedroom offers a unique outlook whether that be Fairfield, over the River Rothay or to Wansfell and the rooftops of Ambleside village and all are of good proportions. The original staircase continues to lead up to the second floor where there are a further two double bedrooms, of which one features a uniquely designed ensuite by Kirkstone Bathrooms with a creative walk in shower set within the gable of the roof.
The private grounds surround Roselands to create a private haven that is still so conveniently located, ideal for those who like to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the great outdoors and not compromise on easy access to
the local amenities. The formal gardens amount to approximately 1.5 acres and are a healthy mix of slate terrace seating areas, sloping lawns with quietly trickling natural streams, pretty water features, secret slate pathways, vibrant plants, trees and shrubbery to delight the keen gardener and entice the local wildlife. Practically, there are a selection of log stores, a garden shed and the double length garage which can be accessed off the private tarmacadam driveway. Surrounding the gardens there is also an additional approximate 8 acres of grazing land. At present there is an agreement with the local farmer to graze the land which is ideal for those wanting the benefit of the added privacy without having to commit to the upkeep of the land.
DIRECTIONS Roselands can be reached by car taking the A593 out of the centre of Ambleside and travelling towards Coniston. Immediatley after crossing the River Rothay on Rothay Bridge on the South Western outskirts of the town, turn right onto a quiet lane signposted Under Loughrigg which runs alongside the river towards Rydal. Continue along the lane and on passing over the cattle grid Roselands comes into sight and the driveway is a just a little further along the lane on the left hand side.
SERVICES Mains Electric
Water – Private Spring
Gas Central Heating
Council Tax Band