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Imaginatively extended and tastefully upgraded, this immaculate 4 double bedroomed 4 bathroomed detached property enjoys simply wonderful views in all directions and is a home full of light and space. Perfect for family living (with excellent home work space), holiday letting or as a peaceful haven for weekend retreats.

The beautiful and adaptable accommodation includes an open plan family kitchen, a superb sitting room, utility room, games room/office/bed 4, three further double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, a luxury house bathroom and a separate garden room with an en-suite perfect as an overspill fifth bedroom, office, studio or teenagers suite all in beautiful gardens with stunning views.

  • Superbly presented 4 bedroomed 4 bathroomed detached home.
  • Magnificent views in all directions.
  • Stylishly extended and upgraded.
  • Beautiful gardens.

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. Carry on along the road and until the Swan Hotel comes into view. Turn right alongside the hotel, and after 200 yards turn right again and the gateway Ghyll Cottage can be found a further 200 yards on the right down a shared driveway.

Description Superbly extended and stylishly upgraded in recent times, this attractive detached home is immaculately presented and offers wonderfully bright and adaptable accommodation which is full of light and welcoming warmth. It does not really matter which window you might be gazing from, the views are simply superb in all directions. The iconic Helm Crag (The Lion and the Lamb) features alongside Silver How and a variety of equally gorgeous fells, although for many, the delightful views of the tumbling waters of Greenhead Gill will be those which linger longest in the memory. Simply wonderful!

Quietly placed, far enough out of Grasmere Village so as to be untroubled by the hustle and bustle and yet within strolling distance for a drink or two or an evening meal in one of the many highly regarded traditional Lakeland Inns or restaurants, the accommodation design features heavily on large windows letting in plenty of light and opening up those views.

Entered via an open plan hallway which leads into the superbly equipped family kitchen, the ground floor also includes a superb triple aspect sitting room, a utility room, a bay fronted games room which could easily suit as a fourth double bedroom or home office plus two further double bedrooms on this level, one with a stylish en-suite shower room alongside a luxury house bathroom. There is a further double bedroom on the first floor, again with a splendid en-suite shower room.

There is a detached modern cedar-built garden room with another en-suite shower room, which is perfect for overspill sleeping accommodation, a teenagers suite, studio or home office – providing that much sought after separation between the home and workspace for those fortunate to be able to both live and work in such outstanding surroundings. There is also plenty of car parking provision as well as very useful undercroft storage all set in beautifully colourful and interesting professionally landscaped gardens bounded by the beck on one side.

As if that was not enough, the property also enjoys the benefit of planning permission (Lake District National Park Planning Authority ref 7/2018/5645) to further extend the accommodation upwards, creating two further en-suite bedrooms on the first floor. This permission was granted in 2018 so will expire in late 2021.

A superb opportunity in a wonderful location – so view early or you will miss out.

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)

The property is entered via a hallway merging into the family kitchen

Family Kitchen 23′ 5" x 16′ 1" (7.14m x 4.9m) A beautifully finished space catering for all aspects of family life and which enjoys lovely views over the tumbling beck. There is a fitted kitchen area which includes a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces and having inset stainless steel sink and a half with mixer tap and drainer, pelmet and plinth accent lighting, a Rangemaster Toledo with 6 gas hob rings, dual oven and brushed stainless steel extractor with lighting over, integrated refrigerator and freezer, Bosch integrated dishwasher, tiled flooring, useful under stair storage cupboard and a dual aspect incorporating double doors to the decked veranda. There is also plenty of space for family dining and a wonderful relaxation area – room which really can accommodate all of the family.

Utility 12′ 11" x 5′ 3" (3.94m x 1.6m) Perfect for the storage of muddy boots and coats and having a tiled floor, a window, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, a ladder style radiator and access into the garden.

Leading to

Bedroom 4 / Games Room / Office 16′ 8" x 12′ 10" (5.08m x 3.91m) Currently utilised as a games room (large enough for a full sized pool table), this bright, bay fronted double bedroom could serve a multitude of uses including as a perfect home office. Having a dual aspect incorporating glazed double doors to the garden and a radiator.

Sitting Room 21′ 9" x 20′ 8" (6.63m x 6.3m) Enjoying a wonderful triple aspect, each giving a beautiful view, whether it be to the tumbling waters of the ghyll from beneath the bridge, the heights of Helm Crag or over the lovely landscaped gardens to the fells beyond. There are also two sets of glazed doors, one giving access to the decked patio and the other into the gardens, space for family dining and relaxation, a wood burning stove with stone surround, mantle and hearth and three radiators.

Inner Hall Having two radiators, a useful storage cupboard and giving access both back into the family kitchen and also leading to

Bedroom 2 14′ 0" x 8′ 10" (4.27m x 2.69m) A bright double room enjoying a dual aspect with garden and fell views and having built in handle-less push to open wardrobes and a radiator.

En Suite Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a large glazed and tiled walk in shower unit with both a rainfall shower and a separate attachment, a WC and a modern oversized wash hand basin with storage cupboard below. There is also an extractor fan, an opaque window, tiled walls and flooring and two ladder style radiators.

Bedroom 3 11′ 11" x 10′ 0" (3.63m x 3.05m) A bright double bedroom enjoying garden and fell views and having built in handle-less push to open wardrobes and a modern radiator.

House Bathroom Stylishly equipped with a modern three piece suite comprising a freestanding oval bath with shower attachment, an oversized wash hand basin with light and mirror over and storage below and a WC. Also having a towel rail, tiled walls and flooring, a modern heated towel rail, and an extractor fan.

Stairs from the family kitchen lead to

Landing With river and fell views and having Velux window with a remote controlled blind .

Bedroom 1 14′ 5" x 12′ 11" (4.39m x 3.94m) A bright and spacious double room enjoying a dual aspect including glazed double doors to a Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens and river and having built in handle-less push to open wardrobes, wall lights and 4 Velux windows with remote controlled blinds.

En Suite Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a large tiled and glazed walk in shower with rainfall shower head, a pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over and a WC. There is also an extractor fan, a remote controlled Velux window, a modern heated towel rail and tiled walls and flooring.


Undercroft 7′ 6" x 21′ 3" (2.3m x 6.5m) With a uPVC door and window and having light and power points. Maximum head height 2.1m. Perfect for securely storing garden and outdoor equipment.

Summer House 0′ 0" x 0m) Cedar built, this lovely detached addition could have a multitude of uses from a home office, a studio or an evening summer house to additional accommodation for guests.

Main Area 13′ 7" x 9′ 7" (4.14m x 2.92m) Having glazed double doors leading into the garden and down lights. This makes a perfect overspill bedroom but would equally suit as a home office, just remote enough from the main living space to create that highly desired degree of separation.

En Suite Shower Having a glazed and tiled shower cubicle with Mira electric shower, a pedestal wash hand basin and a WC. There is also an opaque window, a Manrose extractor fan, a ladder style heated towel rail and tiled walls and flooring.

Parking The property benefits from plenty of private parking provision on the driveway.

Gardens Superb multi-level landscaped gardens designed by Hayes of Ambleside surround the property on three sides and incorporate a wide variety of shrubs, flowers and trees. To the front of the property there is a lawn with a pond and a paved patio, perfect for family dining and giving lovely views to the surrounding fell tops. There is a lovely raised decked patio overlooking the gardens to the tumbling river and is perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. There is also a very useful storage area below which is accessed from the garden.

Services The property is connected to mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.

Tenure Freehold.

Council Tax Band F – 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.

Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity In the opinion of this is an excellent opportunity to own an extraordinary holiday property in a Lakeland hotspot. This is due to the property’s location and high-end finish throughout. 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. We are in no doubt this 5-star property could achieve a Gross Annual Income of £66,600 – £69,900. To accomplish this income, we would expect this property to achieve approximately 36 – 38 bookings.

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