Property Details

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Splendidly re-designed and updated in the last ten years this imaginative 1 bedroomed semi detached property is superbly placed in a quiet cul de sac just a short stroll from the village centre and enjoys some lovely views. For those who might desire it, there is potential to extend, but this unique home will be found perfect for many already, whether they are seeking a welcoming permanent home, a superb holiday let or an easily managed weekend retreat.

The accommodation includes a porch, hall, utility room, sitting room, family kitchen and 4 piece bathroom on the ground floor with a splendid bedroom above. There is a large garage in addition to plenty of car parking provision and pretty gardens. A great opportunity – come and see.

  • Quiet cul de sac location just a short walk from central Ambleside
  • Unique 1 bedroomed accommodation.
  • Large garage and plenty of car parking
  • Splendid views and potential to extend.

Location From the centre of Ambleside, head north along Rydal Road to the mini roundabout turning right up ‘The Struggle’ signposted Kirkstone bearing left opposite Kirkstone Foot onto Hill Top Road then first right onto St Annes Close. Oaks Lodge is then found shortly on your right with car parking both in front of the garage and in front of the dwelling.

Description This unique property is thought to pre-date much of the rest of St Annes Close and was once one dwelling which we believe was sub-divided into two around 30 years ago. Tastefully re-designed and improved around ten years ago, the accommodation is primarily on the ground floor with only the bedroom at first floor level. Delightful views are enjoyed, particularly of Wansfell, but also of other surrounding fells and the quiet cul de sac setting is simply perfect whether you are seeking a welcoming private residence, a superbly placed holiday let or easily managed and peaceful weekend retreat. The large garage offers a great opportunity to create a home office or simply extend the accommodation (subject to any necessary consents being obtained of course) much as next door has recently done.

You can step from the door and stroll into the heart of Ambleside where an inviting array of shops, cafes, restaurants, traditional Lakeland Inns and even cinema screens await. You can (almost) as easily hike any of the beautiful fells which surround this popular village or wander down to the lake shore for a swim without having to trouble to find the car keys, such is the beauty of this setting.

Entered via an enclosed porch, the accommodation is bright and spacious and includes a hall, utility room, sitting room complete with a cosy log burner, a family kitchen and a luxury four piece bathroom all on the ground floor with a double bedroom above. The large garage is detached from Oaks Lodge but is attached to the adjoining property and offers great potential for upgrading to a home office or even extending the living accommodation if desired (as next door have recently done). There is plenty of off road car parking provision on the driveways and pretty south facing gardens at the rear. All in all this delightful property is not one to miss – there is not another like it!

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)

Porch 5′ 10" x 3′ 7" (1.8m x 1.1m) A great space for donning walking gear, and for shedding and storing it again when wet and muddy after a day on the fells!

Entrance Hall With a slate tiled floor and a stable door.

Utility Room With a range of wall and base units with a stainless steel single drainer sink unit with a mixer tap, plumbing for a washing machine, tiled flooring and the Vaillant central heating boiler.

Sitting Room 16′ 6" x 14′ 1" (5.05m max x 4.30m max) Enjoying a pleasant outlook and having a lovely log burner set on a stone hearth for cosy evenings in. This focal point for the room is flanked by display shelving on either side and there is a TV point and radiator.

Bathroom This luxurious four piece suite includes a bath, wash basin with a mixer tap, a dual flush WC and a large separate shower cubicle with a Mira Mini Duo shower unit. There is a chrome heated towel rail, underfloor heating, part tiled walls and flooring, a shaver point and an extractor fan to supplement the window.

Family Kitchen 18′ 11" x 10′ 5" (5.77m x 3.18m) With plenty of space in which to prepare meals and dine in comfort this sunny south facing dual aspect room enjoys lovely views of Wansfell from the tri-fold doors at the rear and includes a range of wall and base units with complimentary work surfaces and includes a stainless steel bowl and a half sink unit, a Lamona range style double oven with a five ring gas hob with hood, a Lamona dish washer, tiled flooring, radiator, down lights and a large built in cupboard (which has even seen service as a small office in the past).

Stairs lead to;

Bedroom 18′ 11" x 13′ 6" (5.79m max x 4.14m max) With a gable window offering attractive views over roof tops past the converted church tower to the fells beyond and Velux rooflights front and rear giving views of Wansfell and other fells surrounding Ambleside. There is a walk in wardrobe supplemented by eaves storage and there is a radiator.


Garage 28′ 7" x 11′ 1" (8.72m max x 3.40m max) This large garage is detached from the dwelling, but is attached to next door and makes a great garage (obviously) with plenty of workshop or storage space, but also offers superb potential for creating a home office (for those lucky enough to live and work in such a superb location) or even for extending the living accommodation as next door have recently done (subject to obtaining any necessary consents). There is plenty of car parking provision for several cars on the driveway in front of the garage and in front of the dwelling.

Gardens The foregarden is easily managed and provides additional car parking spaces whilst the south facing rear garden enjoys lovely fell views and provides a relaxing and tranquil setting, enhanced on a summers evening by the sound of the Stock Ghyll waterfalls in the distance. There is outside lighting, power points and a water tap.

Services We understand that mains water, gas, electricty and drainage are connected.

Tenure We understand that the property is freehold.

Council Tax Band South Lakeland District Council – Band D

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.

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Floorplan Oaks Lodge , St Annes Close, Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9HB




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