If you have ever visited Ambleside then the chances are that you will almost certainly have already both seen and admired this attractive stone built guesthouse. Prominently placed close to the village centre overlooking the park and enjoying superb views this stylish, well equipped property includes 7 letting bedrooms, self contained owners accommodation and 5 car parking spaces.
If you have only ever seen this bright south facing property from the outside however then you are in for a treat when you step inside. Beautifully appointed, the immaculate accommodation is both exceptional and adaptable. The perfect lifestyle change opportunity? We think so.
Location Easedale Lodge is the eye catching stone built guest house with the glazed corner dining area which almost everyone entering Ambleside from the south will have noted as they drive through the one way system into the village centre. Situated in the very heart of the Ambleside with a variety of shops and amenities virtually on the doorstep and the local park and putting green just yards away, this popular guesthouse is superbly placed. From the Ambleside office, follow Lake Road passing the Ambleside Inn and taking the next right turn on to Church Street immediately before Gregg’s Bakery. At the bottom of this road take the right turn at the T junction and Easedale Lodge can be found on the right hand side. The car park can be found immediately after the property on the right hand side by following the road as it bears around the corner.
Description Easedale Lodge is without question a splendid guesthouse, but what is more it is also a wonderful home. Beautifully appointed throughout, the property is just as eye catching on the inside as it is from the road. The instant you step over the threshold and take in the original Victorian tiled floor, the beautiful Blackwell Arts and Crafts inspired glasswork, the solid oak doors and the Adrian Sankey glass light fittings you know that you are in for a treat. The employment of local craftsmen utilising local materials is a striking feature throughout this delightful property. No wonder this welcoming guesthouse is so highly rated by its enthusiastic guests. These stylish themes are continued throughout all four storeys, and almost every room offers a different view whether that is south over the park, across to the Parish Church, Loughrigg, Nab Scar or to the Fairfield Horseshoe.
Anyone who has ever contemplated a lifestyle change must at some time have wondered what it might be like to live and work in one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world. The English Lake District is a Unesco World Heritage Site and attracts over 47million tourist every year, spending, it is estimated, over £3 billion annually. The recent Unesco recognition and the weakness of the pound is only likely to significantly increase those numbers, and it will undoubtedly be the prime locations, such as on the main road into the centre of accessible hubs such as Ambleside, which will probably benefit the most. The region boasts an all year round tourist industry, which has no doubt contributed to the lasting success of Easedale Lodge.
The accommodation is adaptable, with the current owners retaining a sitting room and bedroom for themselves, but simple adaptation could create two bedrooms with no loss in income if desired. The public areas are fully and stylishly equipped and ready to go from the moment the lucky new owners takes over. The impressive turnover is in the region of £130,000 for 2019, based on operating for just 10 months of the year, so you can enjoy making a good living alongside a great lifestyle – you just have to come along and view first.
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Entrance Hall A beautiful area for greeting guests having a wealth of bespoke design features including an oak entrance door with glass panel and beautiful stained glass surround, a slate topped sideboard, a wall mounted oak and cast iron table and beautiful Ambleside glass light fitting. Also having an original wall-mounted shelving and coat hanging unit, and the original Victorian tiled floor. There is also a radiator.
Guest Sitting Room 16′ 0" x 11′ 0" (4.90m x 3.36m into bay) Perfect for relaxation this bright room has the original timber sash bay window giving lovely views to Loughrigg and having a beautiful original ceiling rose, the original open fireplace (no longer employed) boasting a wonderful marble surround and mantle and two wall lights. This room could revert to a private owners room if desired, or could become the guests breakfast/dining room for those who might prefer to retain the existing dining room for private owners use.
Guest Dining Room 22′ 9" x 10′ 9" (6.94m x 3.30m max) Another room bursting with wonderful features including slate sections of flooring, an exposed stone wall, an original built in cupboard with shelving, a rear access door with a beautiful stained glass window insert, a slate topped sideboard, bespoke wall mounted oak side table with cast iron detail and two lovely ceiling roses. Even the breakfast tables themselves have locally sourced slate inserts! Also having a dual aspect, wall lights and two radiators. This room is in two sections with the extension including wonderful picture windows with excellent views.
Kitchen 15′ 11" x 9′ 2" (4.86m x 2.80m max) Enjoying a range of modern and bright wall and base units with complementary work surfaces and integrated appliances including an AEG dishwasher, a microwave, an undercounter refrigerator and useful Instanta boiling water dispenser – perfect for assisting the service of teas and coffees to guests. There is also an 8 ring Belling gas hob with electric dual oven with a large extractor fan over, a window overlooking the carpark, a radiator, a wall mounted gas fired boiler and a tiled floor.
Utility Room 7′ 6" x 6′ 6" (2.30m x 2.00m) Having a top loading Whirlpool washing machine, a gas powered tumble dryer and integrated full height refrigerator and freezer. There is also a range of storage cupboards with space saving roller shutters and a door giving access to the car park.
Owners Living Room 14′ 9" x 12′ 3" (4.50m x 3.75m) A spacious room enjoying a feature stone open fireplace with a timber mantle (not in use) and having two windows, space to dine, wall lights and a radiator. Naturally this room could serve as a second owners bedroom should one decide to re-claim either the guests sitting room of the current guests dining room for private use.
Stairs from the ground floor Kitchen area lead down to
Lower Ground Floor
Owners Bedroom 14′ 11" x 10′ 11" (4.56m x 3.35m into bay) A spacious double room having a vast range of built in storage, wall mounted bedside tables, a wall mounted bevelled mirror, wall lights and a window.
Owners Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a glazed and tiled double shower unit with Triton shower, a wash hand basin with mirror and shaver point over and a WC. There is also an extractor fan, a wall mounted storage cupboard, heated towel rail and a tiled floor.
The original staircase from the Main Entrance Hall lead to
First Floor Landing A split level first floor landing having two bespoke wall mounted oak side tables with cast iron detail and a bespoke Adrian Sankey Ambleside glass light fittings. An archway leads to
Bedroom 1 13′ 5" x 12′ 5" (4.10m x 3.79m) A double room with a built in wardrobe, a mounted bevelled full length mirror, two slate topped bedside cabinets with matching table and drawer unit, a radiator, a television and having glimpses of Loughrigg.
Ensuite Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a glazed and tiled corner shower unit with Mira Element shower, a wash hand basin with light, mirror and shaver point over and a WC. There is also an extractor fan, a heated ladder style towel rail, an opaque window, tiled walls and a tiled floor.
Bedroom 3 9′ 10" x 9′ 2" (3.00m x 2.80m) A double room having built in wardrobes with slate topped built in bedside tables, two matching slate topped drawer units, two wall lights, a bespoke Ambleside glass light fitting, a window, a television, a wash hand basin with light and mirror over and a towel rail.
Bedroom 3 Shower Room With a three piece suite comprising a glazed and tiled shower cubicle with Mira Element shower, a wash hand basin with mirror and shaver point over and a WC. Also having an opaque window, a ladder style heated towel rail, a Manrose extractor fan and tiled walls.
Cupboard A lockable cupboard perfect for the storage of laundry. Also housing the hot water tank.
Bedroom 4 9′ 10" x 9′ 2" (3.00m x 2.80m) A bright double room enjoying a dual aspect with lovely views to the Parish Church and Loughrigg. Having two slate topped bedside tables with matching drawer unit and wardrobe, a mounted full length bevelled mirror, two wall lights, a television, a window seat and a radiator.
Ensuite Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a tiled and glazed shower unit with Mira Element shower, a wash hand basin and a WC. There is also an extractor fan, a ladder style heated towel rail and tiled walls and flooring.
Bedroom 2 11′ 11" x 11′ 8" (3.65m x 3.58m) This south facing double room enjoys a king size bed and has lovely views to Loughrigg from the dual aspect, an intricate ceiling rose, two slate topped bedside tables, a television and a wardrobe with full length bevelled mirror mounted on the side.
Ensuite Shower Room Enjoying a large glazed and tiled shower unit with Mira Element shower, a wash hand basin with touch activated lights and a WC. There is also an Xpelair extractor fan, an opaque window, a ladder style heated towel rail and tiled walls.
Second Floor Landing Having a bespoke Ambleside glass light fitting and loft access. The half landing has a feature exposed stone wall and a window looking over the rooftops to the Fairfield Horseshoe and Wansfell with a bespoke oak and cast iron wall mounted table on either side.
Storage Cupboard A lockable store, perfect for storing laundry and cleaning goods.
Bedroom 5 9′ 10" x 9′ 1" (3.00m x 2.78m) A double room with a view to Wansfell and towards the Fairfield Horseshoe. Having built in wardrobes, two wall lights, two slate topped bedside cabinets, a bespoke Ambleside glass light fitting, a radiator, a wash hand basin with shaver point and light over and a television.
Bedroom 5 Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a glazed and tiled shower unit with Mira Sport shower, a wash hand basin and a WC. Also having a towel rail and an extractor fan.
Bedroom 6 12′ 0" x 10′ 2" (3.66m x 3.12m) A double room enjoying views to Loughrigg and having two slate topped bedside tables with matching table and drawers, a wardrobe, a bespoke Ambleside glass light fitting and a radiator.
Ensuite Shower Room With a three piece suite comprising a glazed and tiled shower unit, a large wash hand basin with modern mixer tap and mirror with touch activated backlight over and a WC. Also having a ladder style heated towel rail, an extractor fan and a window.
Bedroom 7 9′ 10" x 9′ 4" (3.00m x 2.85m) Enjoying views to Loughrigg and having a built in wardrobe, slate topped bedside tables and slate topped drawers, two wall lights, an Ambleside glass light fitting and a bevelled wall mounted full length mirror.
Ensuite Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a tiled shower unit with Mira Element shower, a wash hand basin with shaver point over and a WC. Also having a heated towel rail, a Manrose extractor fan and a tiled floor.
Outside The property benefits from a private car park with space for five vehicles. The current owners also rent two further car parking spaces from the local football club just a short, flat stroll away.
NOTE Others enjoys a right of way over the driveway to the adjoining properties at the rear.
Services The property is connected to mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
Business Rates / Council Tax The property has a rateable value of £9,400 with the amount payable for 2019/20 being £1,250. The current owners benefit from Small Business Rate Relief so no charge is levied.
Council Tax – Band A for the private accommodation. South Lakeland District Council.
Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office.
Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.
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