This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a splendid building plot with lovely views in a superb residential setting in the heart of Ambleside with permission for a 3 bedroomed detached home for locals.

The existing planning permission (ref 7/2011/5604) is protected indefinitely and allows for a charming 3 storey dwelling which would include a cloaks room, living room, dining kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with gardens and parking in an attractive design all just a short stroll from the village centre.

Property Details

Location Entering Ambleside from the direction of Windermere, continue straight ahead at the traffic lights at Waterhead along Lake Road bearing left onto the one way system which then forms Wansfell Road. The building plot is located on the right hand side between Myers Cottage and Rowan Court. There is a large domestic garage on the site currently.

Description Delightfully placed just a short stroll from the centre of Ambleside which offers a wide range of highly regarded cafes, restaurants, a bank, shops, school, cinemas and traditional Lakeland Inns, this represents a rare opportunity in the Lake District National Park to create a splendid three storey family home.

The proposed design includes many attractive and pleasing features with plenty of window space to create a bright and welcoming home. The master bedroom includes a bay and balcony and there are some lovely views for example over the parish church to the high fells beyond at the rear.

The site itself has a 7.33m frontage with an average depth of 22.5 meters and would include car parking provision and gardens.

The planning permission ref 7/2011/5604 states that ; (1) The dwelling- house hereby permitted shall not be occupied otherwise than by a Person with a Local Connection as his or her only or principal home together with the dependents of such a person living with him or her and the widow or widower of such a person.

(2) the occupant will supply to the Local Planning Authority (within 14 days of the Local Planning authorities written request so to do) such information as the Local Planning Authority may reasonably require in order to determine whether this condition is being observed.

(3) In this condition the following definitions apply; ‘Person with a Local Connection’ means an individual who before taking up occupation of the dwelling satisfies one of the following conditions; (i)The person has been continuously resident in the Locality for three years immediately prior to occupation; or (ii) The person has been in continuous employment in the locality for at least 6 months and for a minimum of 16 hours per week immediately prior to occupation; or (iii) The person is a former resident who wishes to return to the locality having completed a post-secondary (tertiary) education course within 12 months prior to occupation and who immediately prior to attending the course lived in the locality defined for at least three years; or (iv) The person is currently in the Armed forces, in prison, in hospital or similar accommodation whose location is beyond their control, and immediately before moving to this type of accommodation lived in the locality for at least three years; or (v) The person needs to live in the locality because they need substantial care from a relative who lives in the locality, or because they need to provide substantial care to a relative who lives in the locality. Substantial care means that identified as required by a medical doctor or relevant statutory support agency; or (vi) The person is a former resident who lived in the locality for three years and then lived outside the locality defined for social and /or economic reasons and is returning to live in the locality defined within three years of the date of their departure.

‘Locality’ shall mean the administrative area of Ambleside, Grasmere , Langdales, Rydal and Loughrigg, Skelwith, Troutbeck and Windermere.

An ‘only or principal home’ is a dwelling house which is occupied continuously for a minimum period of six months in every twelve month period. For the avoidance of doubt the dwelling shall not be occupied as a second home or for holiday letting accommodation.

Works were completed on site to protect the planning permission in perpetuity in 2015.

Accommodation Proposed accommodation under the terms of the planning permission would comprise;

Entrance Hall

Cloaks Room

Living Room 13′ 9" x 13′ 5" (4.2m x 4.1m)

Breakfast Kitchen 15′ 5" x 10′ 2" (4.7m x 3.1m)

First Floor

Landing With a cylinder cupboard.

Bedroom 1 16′ 8" x 10′ 2" (5.1m x 3.1m) plus bay and balcony


Second floor Landing

Bedroom 2 10′ 6" x 10′ 2" (3.21m x 3.1m)

Bedroom 3 8′ 10" x 5′ 2" (2.7m x 1.6m)

Outside Car parking and gardens.

Services We understand that mains water and electricity is connected to the site. This is still to be officially confirmed.

Tenure Freehold

Viewing Strictly by appointment with hackney & Leigh, Ambleside. Telephone 015394 32800.

Please note that the domestic garage on site is currently tenanted. Vacant possession will be given upon completion. Please do not enter the site without permission.

Floor Plan

Floorplan Building Plot, Wansfell Road, Ambleside, LA22 0EG



Contact the Ambleside Office or call on: 015394 32800
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