With truly magnificent panoramic views and a stunning garden, this bright, 3 double bedroomed detached property is outstanding in every way. Whether you are sitting in the lounge gazing out over the fells spread out before you or planning your next walk amongst them, you will always feel very at home at Low Croft. Having said that however, there may even be a small minority who might just consider replacing this lovely home with one of their own design (subject to consent) such is the wonder of the location!
Built in 1986 this attractive home is simply perfect as a family residence (with home-work space potential), a superbly placed holiday let or idyllic weekend retreat, but be warned, if you come and view you will fall in love with it, so be prepared.
- Magnificent panoramic views
- Wonderful gardens with 360 degree views.
- Quiet location, away from the hustle and bustle.
- 3 double bedroomed detached home
- Large garage and parking.
Location Leave Ambleside northwards on the A591 passing by both Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake and continuing north and straight on at the mini roundabout at Grasmere towards Keswick. Take the right turning immediately before The Swan Inn. Follow the lane and after approximately 100m take the first right. Follow the lane approximately 200m to the bottom, and the property is found on the right hand side.
Description Everyone loves a good view don’t they? If you are thinking of buying a property in the Lake District, whether that is as a family home, a weekend retreat or a popular holiday let, it would be nice to see a fell or two wouldn’t it? It would actually take too much of the available space in this brochure just to list the fells on view from Low Croft, but Heron Pike, Helm Crag, Sergeant Man and Stone Arthur are just a few. The magnificent vista from the lounge in particular is only surpassed by that from the amazing gardens, if only due to the fact that the latter really do encompass the entire 360 degrees. Breath-taking just about covers it.
But lets start at the beginning. Built in the mid 1980’s, this detached home is superbly placed in peaceful surroundings on the north eastern fringes of beautiful Grasmere. Far enough away from the village centre to be shielded from the crowds, but close enough to be able to stroll down for a drink or two and a meal. The property is entered via a hallway with a cloak room and a short flight of stairs takes you up to the main accommodation which includes a wonderful sitting room with picture windows and of course those stunning views. This is supplemented by a separate dining kitchen, three double bedrooms, and a four piece bathroom all on this level. There is a large garage, a utility room and a very useful undercroft for storage. Then there are the gardens, which once you have recovered from the view from the house are the next real surprise. You simply don’t suspect there to be a quarter of an acre plot when you first see the property from the road, and they are a delight, particularly for those with an interest in birds or wildlife in general. Walk down the lawn and do the full Sound of Music twirl – the hills are on view all the way around!
Perfect as a family home, and ideal for those fortunate enough to have the option of working from home is such surroundings, Low Croft would also make an idyllic weekend retreat or a superb holiday let. For the more adventurous, there may even be considered the option of obtaining planning permission to replace this lovely home with something to their own design, as others in the neighbourhood have – the position certainly warrants such a proposal.
This is a unique opportunity, so do not miss it!
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Entrance Hall A lovely light and airy entrance thanks to the glazed timber door, having a radiator and with stairs leading to the lower ground floor and the first floor.
Cloakroom Having a WC and wash hand basin with mirror, light and shaver point over. With space for coats, and a built in storage cupboard.
Hallway With loft access point, a radiator and integrated cupboards including one which houses the hot water cylinder.
Kitchen/Diner 14′ 1" x 13′ 9" (4.29m x 4.19m) A wonderfully light and airy spacious room, with a dual aspect and benefitting from amazing fell views. Having part tiled walls and timber wall and base units with complementary work surfaces and a sink and a half with drainer and mixer tap. Integrated appliances include a Bosch fridge freezer, and Schreiber four ring ceramic hob set above a Whirlpool double oven with extractor hood over. Also having space to dine and with a radiator.
Sitting Room 22′ 1" x 17′ 6" (6.73m x 5.33m) A fabulous room having breath-taking views over the garden to an array of surrounding fells from the picture window, and with direct access to the garden via the balcony. With an open fire set upon a slate hearth with slate surround and mantle, this is a wonderfully welcoming room for gathering with friends and family. With integrated shelving, and two radiators for those cooler evenings.
Bedroom 1 14′ 0" x 10′ 10" (4.27m x 3.3m) A wonderfully light double room thanks to its dual aspect and enjoying fell views. Having integrated wardrobes and a radiator.
Bedroom 2 12′ 0" x 10′ 11" (3.66m x 3.33m) A light and airy dual aspect double room with garden views and a radiator.
Bedroom 3 13′ 10" x 10′ 1" (4.22m x 3.07m) Currently in use as an office/ guest bedroom this double room also benefits from those superb garden and fell views, and has a radiator.
Bathroom Having tiled walls and a four piece suite comprising a panel bath, a Mira shower within a cubicle, a pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Also with a radiator.
Hallway An under stair hallway with space to hang coats and having an internal door leading to the large garage.
Utility Room Having a Belfast style sink, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and a radiator.
Undercroft Comprising three separate areas, and housing the Worcester boiler. With restricted headroom in places but providing great storage space.
Large Garage and Parking 28′ 2" x 14′ 4" (8.59m x 4.37m) With private parking for several cars on the driveway at the front of the property. The garage has an up and over door and has both power and light as well as an internal door to the property.
Garden Having a canopy porch with outdoor light at the front of the property, and with a balcony to the rear overlooking a wonderful, well maintained and cared for garden extending to around a quarter of an acre with a mixture of mature trees and shrubs, a pond with water feature, as well as a generous lawned area giving ample opportunities for sitting and soaking up the surrounding views, A delightful spot from which to start the day with a coffee, or end it perhaps with a glass of something chilled with superb fell views to be enjoyed in every direction.
Services Mains gas, water and electricity.
Council Tax South Lakeland District Council – Band G
Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.
Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office.
NOTE Completion of the sale will be dependent upon probate being granted.
Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity In the opinion of holidaycottages.co.uk this is an excellent opportunity to own an extraordinary holiday property in a Lakeland hotspot. We believe it will be a popular choice with our client base who are looking to explore the magnificent landscapes the Lake District has to offer and are in no doubt that, if upgraded to a 5-star standard it could achieve a Gross Annual Income of £49,700 – £52,500. To accomplish this income, we would expect this property to achieve approximately 36 – 38 bookings made up of 25 – 26 full week bookings and 11 – 12 short breaks