Property Details

Sale Agreed
  • Stunning Lakeland scenery on view from every window.
  • 4 Bedroomed detached home.
  • 1.1 acres of established gardens
  • Superb location in the Langdale Valley

Location Occupying an outstandingly peaceful location on the northern outskirts of Chapel Stile in the beautiful Langdale Valley, Thrang Close is wonderfully placed. From the direction of Elterwater Common, proceed through Chapel Stile village itself and within a quarter of a mile of the village centre, on passing the stone built terrace known as Lingmoor View on your right, Thrang Close is found approximately 100 M further along on the left hand side. There is car parking provision both alongside and in front of the garage.

Description It would be easy to wheel out the tried and trusted cliché about "it all being about the location" but it is hard to escape the fact that Thrang Close really is quite superbly placed. Superb that is, if you have an appreciation of stunning Lakeland scenery. Look out of any window, on any side of this delightful home, and you cannot help but be astounded. The Langdale Pikes are perhaps the fells which are most instantly recognised, and indeed feature heavily from the primary rooms. Loft Crag, Harrison Stickle and Pike O’Stickle form the dramatic backdrop to the west, but the fell views on all points of the compass are worthy of a pause for admiration, Lingmoor Fell and Silver How amongst them.

Set in approximately 1.1 acres of beautifully tended and natural gardens, rich in colour at various points in the year and attracting a wonderful array of birdlife, the setting is almost dream-like in its quality. You can certainly lose yourself in the gardens – a real playground for the adventurously young at heart. You can, of course, also choose from an un-countable variety of walks from the doorstep for your enjoyment and relaxation – whether your inclination is to venture onto the high fells, amble alongside the beck or head to any one of the many nearby Inns, the options seem almost endless.

Thought to date from the 1920’s or 1930’s Thrang Close has more than a touch of the "Arts and Crafts" movement about it in places, and welcomes you with comfortably proportioned rooms throughout and has so much more to offer than a simply stunning setting.

Nevertheless, some still might like to consider extending this well balanced home, or even contemplate something more drastic, given the beauty of its location (subject to any necessary consents being obtained of course). There is certainly the space to do either, and the views and privacy to warrant the expense, but this tastefully presented home has something about it which is both wonderfully comforting and comfortable just as it is.

Thrang Close is currently a successful and popular holiday let with Wheelwrights, based in nearby Elterwater ( and offers bright accommodation which includes a porch, hallway with a cloaks room, a sitting room, a dining room, a sun or garden room, kitchen, utility room, side hallway/store, second wc and a double garage on the ground floor with four bedrooms and a modern bathroom with a separate wc above. There is not a window in the house which does not offer a stunning view, and a surprisingly high number of the rooms offer an amazing dual aspect.

The gardens include lawns, intriguing pathways, little tumbling becks, rhododendrons, natural woodland and beautiful flower borders. You could while away many a happy afternoon just ambling around in the sunshine here without feeling the need to venture further afield. Simply perfect in every way – come and see for yourself.

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)

Entrance Porch With beautiful glazed timber front door, with slate floor and having space for coats and boots.

Hallway A welcoming space with stairs to the first floor and having a Haverland electric radiator.

Cloakroom Providing additional space for dealing with coats and boots, having a WC and wash hand basin. In addition there is an opaque window and an under stair cupboard with window and shelves.

Sitting Room 14′ 9" x 11′ 9" (4.50m x 3.60m) A light and airy dual aspect room with breathtaking views of the fells, a lovely timber floor, and having an open fire set within a sandstone hearth, surround and mantle. Perfect for gathering around with family and friends, with a Haverland electric radiator for those cooler evenings.

Dining Room 14′ 4" x 13′ 11" (4.38m max x 4.25m max) Also enjoying stunning fell views this dual aspect room has ample space to dine with family and friends in front of the open fire set upon a slate hearth with a timber mantle. Dinner guests will be hard pressed to leave.

Sun Room 11′ 1" x 6′ 6" (3.40m x 2.00m) A delightful additional space to sit, relax, and admire the fabulous surrounding views, perhaps with a morning coffee, or a glass of something cool at the end of the day. What better place could there be? Featuring an exposed slate pillar, dual patio doors to the garden as well as a window to the sitting room, slate tiled floor and having access to a small loft.

Kitchen 12′ 11" x 8′ 0" (3.94m x 2.45m) Bright and airy, thanks to its dual aspect, again with fabulous views – what better distraction whilst washing up the pots? Part tiled and with a stylish range of wall and base units featuring soft close doors and drawers, with complementary work surfaces incorporating a sink and a half with drainer and mixer tap, and a Lamona dishwasher. In addition there is timber flooring, a useful floor to ceiling storage cupboard and a Haverland electric radiator.

Utility Room 13′ 11" x 6′ 0" (4.25m x 1.85m) With through timber floor and having a base unit with integrated stainless steel sink and double drainer, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, and a storage cupboard.

Side Hallway/ Boot Room Having additional access from outside this is the perfect area for the removal and storage of muddy boots and coats (or accommodating dogs) With a practical tiled floor, internal access to the attached double garage, and a Haverland electric radiator

WC With a WC.

First Floor

Half Landing Lovely and light with the large window having views of Silver How.

Landing With a Haverland electric radiator, and loft access.

Bedroom 1 16′ 2" x 15′ 0" (4.95m max x 4.59m max) A spacious dual double room enjoying views of the Langdale Pikes in one direction, and Lingmoor Fell in the other. With two under eaves integrated storage cupboards, a pedestal wash hand basin with light and shaver point over, and a Haverland electric radiator.

Bedroom 2 14′ 3" x 11′ 0" (4.36m max x 3.36m min) A double room with garden and fell views, wonderfully light thanks to its triple aspect, having integrated wardrobe, a shelved alcove and a Haverland electric radiator.

Bedroom 3 12′ 11" x 8′ 0" (3.94m x 2.46m min) A dual aspect room to the rear of the property with garden and fell views, and having a corner wash hand basin with light and shaver point over, an integrated wardrobe and a Haverland electric radiator.

Bedroom 4 8′ 6" x 7′ 4" (2.60m x 2.25m) A single room benefitting from views of Silver How, and with a Haverland electric radiator. This room would also make a superb home office.

Bathroom Airy and bright thanks to its dual aspect with opaque windows (although given the privacy of the setting clear windows must be an option), and having tiled walls and a three piece suite comprising a shaped panel bath with shower attachment over, his and hers twin wash hand basins set above vanity style units and a heated ladder style towel rail/radiator. Benefitting from floor to ceiling storage along one wall with cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Also having a Dimplex fan heater and a shaver point.

Separate WC With WC and a slimline wash hand basin set above a vanity style unit.


Double Garage and Parking Garage 18′ 11" x 17′ 2" (5.77m x 5.24m) In addition to the car parking for 2 or 3 vehicles on the gated private driveway, there is a double garage with up and over door. Benefitting from both power and light, there is a pedestal wash hand basin, and provision for a tumble dryer along with a dedicated area for coal storage. The garage also benefits from having internal access from the side hallway.

Garden Enjoying a peaceful and private setting, the wrap around garden extends to approximately 1.1 acres and includes areas of woodland with a variety of mature shrubs and trees including beautiful Rhododendrons, featuring a delightful beck winding through and enchanting paths leading to secluded tranquil corners. There are plenty of areas in which to sit and enjoy the surroundings and those amazing views, offering something for everyone whether on the patio close to the house, or in amongst the borders.This area is a true haven for wildlife and is a real delight.

Two timber sheds, one measuring 4m x 2.5m, and the other 3.7m x 2.5m, provide excellent storage for garden equipment, although one would benefit from some upgrading.

There is an outside tap and outside light points.

NOTE – Care needs to be taken in some areas of the garden, which may become slippery especially when wet.

Services The property has mains electricity, and private shared water supply, as well as private drainage.

Tenure Freehold.

Council Tax South Lakeland District Council – Band G

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office.

As this is a successful holiday let ( viewings may be limited to changeover day which is a Saturday.

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Floorplan Thrang Close, Chapel Stile, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JR




Contact the Ambleside Office or call on: 015394 32800
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