Stylish and immaculately presented, this beautiful 3 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed stone built period property combines original high ceilings and bay windows with more than a touch of 21st Century luxury. The views are simply superb, wonderful from the accommodation, but breath-taking from the landscaped gardens where the 360 degree panorama incorporates an impressive number of “Wainwrights.” The accommodation includes a hall, cloakroom/utility, a bay-fronted sitting room, dining area and a splendid kitchen on the ground floor with three bedrooms (one en-suite) above supplemented by a stylish house shower room. With plentiful private gated car-parking this is not one to miss.
The walks immediately accessible from this quietly placed property are too numerous to list, and with the village centre just a short stroll away it is easy to see why 1 Ben Place will make a superb family home (with home working options), superb weekend retreat of splendid holiday let.
- Immaculately presented 3 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed home
- Lovely views from the house and garden with private, gated car parking
- Perfect edge of village location
- Stylish bright and airy accommodation
- The perfect holiday let, weekend retreat or permanent home
Location From Ambleside head north on the A591 towards Grasmere, continue over the mini roundabout and take the right turning immediately after Our Lady of The Wayside Catholic Church, continue up St Michaels Lane and the property can be found a short way along on the left hand side.
Description Grasmere has always been a popular and much loved Lake District Village. From the era of the Lakeland poets through to the modern day it has been admired for its pretty lakeside setting and the dramatic sweep of the fells which surround it. It is these very fells that form the back drop for 1 Ben Place, perhaps best appreciated from the elevated garden where the full 360 degree panorama can be enjoyed, but also much in evidence throughout the bright and airy accommodation.
This attractive stone and slate built period property retains all the original 19th Century character and charm alongside the welcoming luxuries of 21st century requirements. The accommodation includes an attractive entrance hallway, complete with the original mosaic floor tiling – a fine introduction to this charming home. There is a fitted cloaks/utility room, a lovely contemporary dining kitchen with an adjoining dining area which could also make an ideal home office for those fortunate enough to be able to both live and work in such a wonderfully peaceful setting. All this topped off by a large and delightfully bright and spacious bay fronted, sash-windowed living room on the ground floor.
The primary dual aspect bedroom includes a luxury en-suite bathroom, an impressive range of built-in wardrobes and views of the iconic Lion and the Lamb. The second bedroom also enjoys views from the lovely bay window, views which can also be enjoyed from the third bedroom. There is a stylish house shower room, plenty of private, gated car parking provision and elevated, landscaped gardens complete with a Langdale-slate barbecue area and of course truly panoramic mountain views – worth a visit in itself but there is so much more here to admire. Perfect as a family home, holiday let or luxurious weekend retreat 1 Ben Place is highly recommended for viewing.
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Entrance Hall A spacious, high ceilinged attractive hall having ample space for coats and boots, with original characterful Victorian tiled floor, a wide, open staircase and a radiator.
Living Room 18′ 0" x 18′ 0" (6.96m into bay x 5.23m max) A wonderfully light and airy elegant room with delightful features including a large open fireplace set upon a slate hearth, a large bay front with sash windows affording lovely views over the garden, and a high ceiling with decorative coving, perfect for showcasing the stylish, locally commissioned light fittings. Having space to relax as well as to dine, this is a perfect space for entertaining friends and family. With Herdwick wool carpet, and a large radiator.
Dining Area 10′ 5" x 7′ 6" (2.87m x 2.11m) At the end of the hallway is the dining area with the same original Victorian tiled floor and a modern feature radiator.
Kitchen 11′ 6" x 10′ 5" (3.48m x 3.20m) A superb contemporary kitchen with a stylish range of wall and base units, including a display unit and having part tiled walls, polished granite working surfaces with an inset bowl and a half sink unit with mixer tap. There are integral appliances including a Miele dishwasher, a Bosch electric double oven, grill and an AEG five ring gas hob with an extractor hood over and a Neff fridge and Miele freezer. To supplement the kitchen is a generous sized pantry (2.79m x 1.4m) having power and light, with plenty of storage and shelving. A glazed external door leads to the garden. Having oak flooring and a radiator.
Cloakroom/ Utility 9′ 1" x 4′ 7" (2.77m x 1.40m) Having tiled walls and floor and with a WC, a wash hand basin set within a vanity style unit, and plumbing for a washing machine. Complete with radiator.
An elegant, wide staircase leads from the hallway to first floor With a split level landing, and Herdwick carpets.
Landing With drying room housing the modern Worcester Boiler and Heatrae Sadia Megaflo hot water cylinder, and having fitted shelves as well as power/light points.
Bedroom 1 18′ 4" x 17′ 1" (5.61m max x 5.23m max) A spacious, high ceilinged, dual aspect room with stunning views over the garden towards Silver How, Helm Crag and the surrounding fells. There is a large range of contemporary floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes and cupboards, modern lighting, electric blinds, stylish feature wall mounted radiators, and a television point. Having Herdwick wool carpet, downlights and two loft access points, one with internal ladders.
En Suite Bathroom With a modern three piece suite comprising a large panel bath with shower over, WC and a wash hand basin set within a vanity unit. There is a contemporary radiator, tiled walls and a modern mirrored cupboard.
Bedroom 2 12′ 9" x 10′ 0" (5.16m into bay x 2.24m max) A double room with a lovely feature bay window affording delightful views of Helm Crag and Silver How. There is a decorative ceiling rose, a walk-in integrated wardrobe and a radiator. Also with Herdwick wool carpet.
Bedroom 3 / Study 10′ 5" x 7′ 3" (3.20m x 2.21m) A double room currently employed as an office and having a range of fitted shelving and cupboards, wardrobes, and a radiator. With spot lights, lights integrated into shelving and loft access point, and Herdwick wool carpet.
Family Shower Room With part tiled walls and having a modern three piece suite comprising a large walk in Zotti multi feature shower with rainfall attachment, dual flush WC and a wash hand basin set within a vanity unit, and with a contemporary LED mirror above, a heated ladder style towel rail/radiator and a Velux window.
Outside There are tiered landscaped gardens with slate walls and a range of established shrubs in the borders and hedging to boundaries, with the upper level having superb panoramic views towards Helm Crag, Silver How, Butter Crag, Stone Arthur and the surrounding fells. There are two patio areas giving choice as to where to have that morning coffee, or perhaps better still an evening glass of something chilled.
In addition there is a timber shed, ideal for storing outdoor equipment or garden furniture.
There is gated private parking for four vehicles.
Services Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas are connected.
Business Rates 1 Ben Place has a rateable value of £3,900 with the amount payable to South Lakeland District Council for 2021/22 being £1,946.10
Small Business Rate Relief may be available, and is enjoyed by the current owners to this full amount.
(Formerly Council Tax – Band F)
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.