Property Details


Superbly placed and enjoying wonderful views which are particularly stunning from the garden, this unique and beautiful 5 bedroomed 3 bathroomed detached property is full of character,with authentic beamed ceilings and flagged floors. With central Ambleside and the surrounding fells all equally accessible, this is not one to miss.

Currently a highly successful holiday let, the adaptable accommodation also includes plenty of options for those seeking a peaceful family (or extended family) home with secluded space in which to work.

  • Unique 5 bedroomed 3 bathroomed detached property.
  • Full of character and with space for all.
  • Wonderful views and amazing gardens.
  • Peaceful setting above Ambleside.

Location The idyllic situation of Seathwaite Cottage cannot be too strongly emphasised. Set in a beautiful secluded position with panoramic views yet this unique home is only a few minutes from central Ambleside. From Rydal Road where the Little Bridge House is located, turn right at the mini roundabout signposted Kirkstone and known as The Struggle. Follow this road up for about 1/3 mile until you are in open countryside. On the left you will see a large oak tree with a sign for Oaks Farm, turn right immediately opposite this into Seathwaite Lane. Continue along the lane for approximately 200 metres where Seathwaite Cottage can be found on the right before reaching more open ground. There is car parking provision either side of the building.

Description This delightful 17th century Lakeland home is full of character and an absolute delight from start to finish. Thought to have origins as a traditional Westmorland farmhouse with an adjoining barn, this spacious cottage has been thoughtfully and sympathetically improved over the years to now offer extremely popular holiday letting accommodation which would equally suit as a tranquil family home which includes superb potential for the creation of dedicated home office space within, should you be fortunate enough to be able to consider living and working in such breath-taking surroundings.

Entered beneath a covered car port, the integral porch then gives access to the main hallway which in turn leads to a superb sitting room. Formerly two rooms, this is the heart of the home, with beamed ceilings, window seat, shutters and a cosy log burner. This is ably supplemented by a dining room plus a combined kitchen and utility room. There are two double bedrooms with a shower room on the ground floor, whilst the primary split level bedroom suite on the first floor includes a large dressing room or relaxation area, a balcony and a stylish en-suite. There are two further double bedrooms at this level as well as a luxurious four piece house bathroom where you can even soak in the bath whilst gazing out at the Langdale Pikes. In addition there is an almost self contained suite which could make a superb home office, studio or accommodation for a relative, young or old, with an open plan living space complete with kitchenette with a mezzanine above. There is car parking provision either side of the dwelling and to the rear are superb tiered gardens with multi level patio areas. The upper patio, reached by lit stone steps, afford the most spectacular panorama, with views stretching right around from Coniston Old Man in the southwest through Bowfell to the iconic Langdale Pikes.

It is so peaceful here, quietly tucked away from the hustle and bustle, that it might be easy to forget that the centre of Ambleside, not to mention the entire Lake District National Park is virtually on your doorstep. A rare opportunity indeed, and not one to miss.

Accommodation With approximate dimensions.

Car Port The slate roofed car port provides a splendidly sheltered entrance area with lighting and a large store.

Entrance Porch With a stone flagged floor and timber seating perfect for donning or shedding walking boots and gear whilst the storage cupboard is perfect for housing them.

Hallway With a stone flagged floor, beamed ceiling, window, double radiator, feature display alcove, telephone point, under stairs cupboard and wireless heating controls.

Sitting Room 23′ 11" x 12′ 0" (7.3m x 3.67m) A wonderful room of character, this would originally have been two rooms and includes a beamed ceiling, a window seat, a shuttered window and a glazed door giving access to the rear porch and garden. There is a large log burner for a cosy winter’s night standing on a stone hearth with a stone surround and a timber mantle. There is a TV point, and two radiators. Part of the wall to the kitchen includes a section with the appearance of being part of an original byre.

Kitchen 17′ 0" x 7′ 0" (5.2 maxm x 2.14m) A room of two halves, partly divided by a stone wall with distinct cooking and utility areas and having a tiled floor and a range of wall and base units and attractive stone work tops incorporating a stainless steel bowl and a half sink unit with a mixer tap, Neff 5 ring gas hob and Miele oven, Bosch hood, useful under-stairs cupboard, part tiled walls, timbered ceiling, plumbing for a washing machine and the central heating boiler.

Dining Room 11′ 9" x 9′ 6" (3.6m x 2.9m) With a timbered ceiling, radiator and parquet flooring.

Rear Hall with two doors to the rear garden, lockable storage cupboards, stone flagged floor and double doors to;

Bedroom 4 13′ 6" x 12′ 7" (4.13m x 3.84m) With a timbered ceiling having LED downlighters, a stylish wash basin on a slate topped vanity unit a built in wardrobe, radiator and three wall light points.

Inner Hall

Bedroom 5 8′ 9" x 8′ 0" (2.68m x 2.44m) having a beamed ceiling, timber wall to the hallway, and doors linking both to the hall and the adjoining bedroom 4.

Shower Room With a three piece wet-room style suite including a Mira 88 shower, a stylish wash basin on a slate topped vanity unit and a WC. There is a heated towel rail, Heatflow wall heater, tiled floor and walling, Icon extractor fan and downlighters.

First Floor There are two sets of staircases. Quite steep timber stairs lead from the latter hallway to the bedsitting suite, whilst the main staircase leads from the entrance hall to the main landing.

Bedsitting/ Home Office suite 18′ 7" x 8′ 9" (5.67m x 2.69m) Located in the former barn and having a vaulted ceiling incorporating a mezzanine accessed via a further fixed ladder, this area may be considered ideal as a studio, home office, TV or computer room, or simply as accommodation for a relative, be they young or old, whilst retaining a sense of independence. There are windows on three sides, including the shuttered, barn style windows as well as roof lights front and rear. The kitchen area includes base units with a stainless steel sink unit with a mixer tap and a Zanussi two ring induction hob and there are two radiators.

Main Landing With access via an attractive timber staircase from the main hall with a window part way up. There is an airing cupboard with a hot water cylinder.

Primary Bedroom Suite

Sitting Area/Dressing Room 10′ 4" x 9′ 9" (3.15m x 2.98m) With feature exposed roof trusses, a vaulted ceiling, skylight and a built in cupboard, telephone and TV points and radiator.

Primary Bedroom 18′ 4" x 9′ 10" (5.6m x 3m) A split level room with three steps between the distinct bedroom and further seating areas, the latter looking out via a large picture window and glazed door to the rear garden via the balcony (2.1m x 1.5m). The room also has a vaulted ceiling with a skylight and lovely exposed roofing trusses and beams, two built in wardrobes and two radiators.

En-Suite Shower Room With a wash basin with a large vanity unit, WC and a tiled shower cubicle with a Mira Galena shower, skylight, tiled flooring, part tiled walls, part panelled walls, exposed roof truss, heated towel rail, shaver/light point, an extractor fan and a radiator.

Bedroom 2 20′ 0" x 9′ 10" (6.1m x 3m) A light and spacious dual aspect room with three windows, fell views, exposed roof trusses, a stylish recessed wash basin on a slate topped vanity unit, a shaver point, built in wardrobe and two radiators.

Bedroom 3 11′ 5" x 8′ 2" (3.5m x 2.5m) With views to the garden and having a built in wardrobe and radiator.

House Bathroom With a four piece suite including a luxurious panel bath (it is worth repeating, you can even gaze out to the dramatic Langdale Pikes whilst relaxing in the bath), a stylish wash basin on a slate topped vanity unit, a WC and a separate shower cubicle with an Aqualiser shower. There is a window and an extractor fan, an ornate radiator and downlighters.

Outside Car Parking There is a covered car port to one side of the building with further car parking spaces both beyond this to the north and also to the south of the cottage.

Gardens The sloping gardens are an absolute delight offering privacy, tranquillity and views in equal measure. There are patio gardens at various levels, linked by attractive lit stone steps with strategically placed stone seats and beautiful flower borders. There is even a slate covered canopy for those occasional days when the rain may come to replenish the lakes. A second covered store may also double as a barbeque area, whilst those who venture to the very top of the garden will find a further patio with truly breath-taking panoramic views which stretch all the way around from Coniston Old man in the south, west through Wetherlam, Bowfell, Esk Pike and The Langdale Pikes, to name but a few. Draw your eyes from this vista for a moment and you may realise that Wansfell is right behind you.

Please take care when viewing however as some of the steps may occasionally be slippery, particularly when wet.

Services Mains water electricity and gas are connected. The property has shared private drainage.

Business Rates This property has a rateable value of £6,100 with the amount payable to South Lakeland District Council being £3,043.90 for 2020/21
Small Business Rate Relief may be available.

Tenure We understand the property to be Freehold

Viewing Strictly by appointment with Hackney and Leigh 015394 32800. As the property is a highly successful holiday let with Lakeland Retreats viewings may be limited to change-over times, usually on Saturday, preferably in the afternoon.

Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.

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Floor Plan

Floorplan Seathwaite Cottage, Seathwaite Lane, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9ES




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