With sensational views over Lake Windermere and enjoying a wonderfully tranquil setting, this lovely detached home offers bright and adaptable 3 bedroomed accommodation currently designed to provide a hall, cloaks, breakfast kitchen, two reception rooms, a boot room, home office, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the upper floor with a self contained suite perfect for dependent relatives or guests on a lower level adding a further sitting room, second kitchen, double bedroom and a second bathroom. With a garage, parking and beautiful gardens Low Garden has it all.
Idyllic in every sense, whether you are seeking a family home, perhaps with space in which to work from home, accommodation with integral independent space for a relative, a superb holiday let combination or a peaceful weekend retreat – then look no further.
- Magnificent lake views.
- Idyllic, peaceful setting.
- Adaptable 3 Bedroomed detached home
- Beautiful gardens, garage and parking.
Location Surrounded by lovely open countryside and enjoying superb views over Lake Windermere, Low Garden is located just a few minutes stroll from the quieter western shore of the lake. The car ferry, which is a 10 minute walk away, connects Far Sawrey with a point on the eastern shore just one mile south of Bowness and if approaching from the ferry the property is found by ascending the hill and taking the left hand turn at the signage for the ferry (do not take the earlier left hand turn to Cunsey), just before reaching the brow of the hill. Follow this road for approximately 100 yards and Low Garden is on the left hand side.
If you do not wish to take the ferry, the property can also be reached from the south by taking the A590 to Newby Bridge. Then turn right over the bridge, following the Hawkshead sign. After 3 miles take the right turn at the sign for Graythwaite Hall and follow the road to Cunsey and then right again for the ferry. After Brant How keep left at the fork and Low Garden is found on your right.
Alternatively, approaching from Ambleside, take the A593 heading for Coniston, turning left onto the B5286 towards Hawkshead and follow the B5285 signposted for Sawrey, Windermere and the ferry. At the ferry sign, approaching from Ambleside take the right hand turn (left hand turn if approaching from the ferry) and the property can be found on the left hand side after approximately 100 yards.
Note; Care to be taken as flagged steps could be slippery if wet.
Description Everyone loves a good view don’t they? This is The Lake District – so a lake view is a must isn’t it? But they are surprisingly hard to find – and any home which has one tends to be cherished and passed from generation to generation. That’s great, as far as it goes – but what if you are looking for a new home yourself and cannot find it in your heart to compromise?
You don’t have to – take a look at Low Garden. Built with the care and attention of traditional builders, but surprisingly only dating from 1981 (you may think that the authenticity of the building suggests a longer pedigree), the property offers a superb combination of welcoming and adaptable accommodation alongside sensational views over Lake Windermere.
The location is simply superb. Quiet and peaceful, and those views…… you will have to come and see them. You can sit for hours in the comfort of the sitting room, on the veranda, or in the warmth of the beautiful, sunny, south facing gardens and simply while away the hours just soaking in the scenery.
The accommodation is adaptable enough to suit almost any need. As a family home this well balanced residence offers everything – including space in which to work from home for those lucky enough to be able to do so in such outstanding surroundings. The house was designed to allow for two generations to live independently within. The upper level includes a welcoming hallway, a cloak room, a breakfast kitchen, two reception rooms, a boot room (great after a day on the fells) an office, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The self contained lower floor may be considered perfect for a dependent relative, be they young or old (or anything in between) or could even be sub-let to supplement the income, and includes a further sitting room, a small kitchen, third bedroom and a second bathroom. There is also a garage at this level with covered parking in front. It should not be beyond those with imagination to link the two portions internally if desired – whatever best suits your needs (the garage may also be considered ripe for converting to living space by some).
Yes, the property would now stand some updating (taste in kitchen and bathroom fittings, for example, change over time) and some may even wish to consider a little re-design or even extension (subject to obtaining any necessary consents being obtained) but in a location such as this, the rewards will almost certainly be worth far more than the effort. Perfect as a wonderful family home in which to raise the kids, a home to work in, an idyllic weekend retreat to relax in, or a superb holiday let to invest in. Something for everyone. Come and see for yourself.
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Entrance Hall A light and airy entrance thanks to the glazed timber door, with a slate floor and having space for coats and boots. Also having an integrated shelved storage cupboard, part of which houses the hot water tank.
Cloakroom With a dual flush WC, wash hand basin with light and shaver point over, and a heated ladder style towel rail/ radiator. Having a tiled floor.
Sitting Room 15′ 10" x 12′ 7" (4.85m max x 3.84m max) A warm and welcoming room having views of Lake Windermere and beyond. Having an open fire with back boiler, with slate hearth and surround and a timber mantle. A lovely room in which to relax with friends and family and having a radiator for those cooler evenings.
Dining Room 11′ 10" x 9′ 10" (3.63m max x 3.02m) Enjoying garden views an ideal room in which to dine, having a useful serving hatch and with a radiator.
Boot Room Having plenty of space for storage of coats and boots, with a window, radiator and an external door.
Study 10′ 0" x 6′ 11" (3.07m x 2.13m) With such views from the window, it is questionable whether much work would actually be achieved from a desk in here, but this room would make a great home office for those of strong will.
Kitchen 14′ 7" x 10′ 4" (4.45m max x 3.15m max) With garden and countryside views this is a light and bright room with part tiled walls, having wall and base units with complementary work surfaces and an integrated stainless steel sink and a half with mixer tap. Integrated appliances include a Zanussi electric four ring hob with extractor hood over, and a Neff double electric oven. There is a useful serving hatch to the dining room, and also a breakfast bar perfectly placed to start the day with a coffee whilst enjoying the views..Also having a radiator and an external door.
Bedroom 1 15′ 10" x 13′ 10" (4.83m max x 4.24m max) A dual aspect spacious light and airy double room, enjoying views encompassing both the garden and Lake Windermere beyond and having integrated wardrobes. Simply perfect for relaxation, and with two radiators for those cooler evenings.
Bedroom 2 11′ 10" x 11′ 10" (3.61m x 3.61m) Another spacious double room with views of the garden and beyond. Also having a radiator.
House Bathroom With part tiled walls and having a three piece suite comprising a panel bath with shower attachment, a wash hand basin set within a vanity style unit with mirror, light/shaver point over, and a WC. Also with a radiator.
Self Contained Apartment
Entrance Hall Having its own private entrance from outside into the hallway, there is ample space for the storage of coats and boots.
Living Room 14′ 0" x 10′ 5" (4.27m max x 3.20m) Dual aspect, and with a Wood Warm wood burning stove with slate hearth and mantle making this a cosy welcoming room. With fitted bookshelves, and having space to dine as well as relax with family and friends. Once again with views to be enjoyed in whichever direction you care to look.
Kitchen 2 With wall and base units and a stainless steel sink and drainer.
Bathroom With a three piece suite comprising a panel bath with shower attachment, a pedestal wash hand basin with mirror, light and shaver point over, and a WC.
An integrated cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and there is a radiator.
Bedroom 3 12′ 0" x 11′ 10" (3.66m x 3.63m) A light and airy double room (currently utilised as a twin) with views of fell side and garden. Also having a radiator.
Large Garage and Parking With private parking for several cars on the driveway at the front of the property. The garage (6.63m x 3.48m) has an up and over door and both power and light as well as an external door to the rear. With a workshop area, and also having access to two areas of under croft, (6.63m x 4.75m) currently used for additional storage space, which have restricted head height. There is a covered area in front which acts almost as a car port, and a flat standing area ideally suited for a small boat and trailer.
Garden Having an outdoor light at the front of the property, and with a veranda overlooking a beautiful, well maintained and much loved garden with a mixture of lawns and a wonderful selection of shrubs and trees. Steps lead down to the Wisteria clad archway at the entrance to the Annexe. A lawned area gives ample opportunities for sitting and soaking up the sensational 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 views to be enjoyed in every direction.
Services The property has oil central heating. is connected to mains electricity, and water. Drainage is to a septic tank.
Council Tax South Lakeland District Council – Band G
Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available to view on our website and also at any of our offices.
Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. Telephone 015394 32800