5 bedroom semi-detached house for saleFairy Glen, Swan Lane, Grasmere, LA22 9RH
Sold STC £669,000
- Attractive bay fronted stone built home with three parking spaces
- 5 double bedrooms with 4 stylish en-suites and a house shower room
- Superb accommodation throughout with space to further develop if desired
- Energy Rating Band D
Location Head out of Ambleside on the A591 for Grasmere, passing Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake along the way. Upon reaching the roundabout take the second exit and carry along the road until you reach the Swan Inn Hotel on your right. Turn left onto Swan Lane and the property can be found below the field on the right hand side just before the turning for Pye Lane.
Description Fairy Glen is delightfully positioned at the edge of this lovely Lakeland Village. Grasmere, sitting at the northern tip of the pretty lake which bears the same name, enjoys worldwide recognition as the former home and grave site of the great romantic poet William Wordsworth, and enjoys literary connections with many of his illustrious contemporaries. Whilst this alone might be sufficient to draw visitors to the village, it is surely the stunning beauty of the setting and surrounding countryside which is Grasmere's leading attraction.
Fairy Glen is splendidly positioned to enjoy these delights to the maximum - there are simply delightful field and fell views from almost every room. The sitting room is west facing, overlooking the garden and is splendidly proportioned, as is the bay fronted family kitchen which enjoys lovely aspects both south and west. This stunning room is the perfect open plan living space, great for entertaining, socialising and relaxing, ideal for the modern lifestyle. This high ceilinged bright and spacious room with a cosy seating area in front of an open fire and a dining table which comfortably accommodates ten, is perhaps the focal point of this stylish yet welcoming home.
There are four double bedrooms on the first floor, three with beautiful en-suite facilities, and there is a separate house shower room and a separate wc. The second floor bedroom is a real delight with exposed timbers, a dressing area and a further en-suite complete with a free standing bath in which you can lie back and enjoy a view of the stars via the double skylights above - the perfect spot to relax after a day on the fells.
The basement has been upgraded, the walls lined and under-floor heating installed, and would make a perfect games room or office for those fortunate enough to be able to work from home in this most beautiful part of the Lake District National Park. This area also offers superb potential for simply extending the living space with a fireplace ready to accept a multi fuel stove if desired. There is plenty of storage space for bikes, boots etc and not to mention wine in the cold store!
Fairy Glen has in the past been a successful bed and breakfast establishment and also lovely family home but is currently a very popular holiday let with its own website (www.fairyglengrasmere.co.uk) and is a superb investment proposition with impressive letting figures which grossed £54,000 in 2012.
The well balanced accommodation retains such delightful features as the original stripped floors and doors, classically designed radiators and refurbished original sash windows. Perfectly suited for a variety of uses, Fairy Glen is highly recommended for those seeking an immaculate high quality home in a beautiful location which already produces an impressive letting income.
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Vestibule With exposed floor boards and a radiator.
Inner Hallway With exposed floor boards and having a radiator and a central heating thermostat.
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room 33' 3" x 12' 4" (10.13m x 3.76m) With a range of hand painted wall and base units with display and pelmet lighting and complimentary granite working surfaces and a breakfast bar. There is a double Belfast sink unit with mixer tap, a built in Smeg dishwasher, with a range cooker and original stone flagged flooring with underfloor heating and lovely fell views.
The dining area enjoys a lovely bay fronted window which provides a delightfully sunny aspect and stunning views. There is an open fire with a hand crafted Brathay fireplace stripped floor boards, a radiator and a lovely framed view of the iconic Lion and the Lamb (Helm Crag).
Sitting Room 24' 3" x 11' 1" (7.39m x 3.38m) With lovely views across the garden and having an antique Danish wood burning stove set on a slate mantle, stripped floor boards, television aerial point and 2 radiators.
Rear Cloaks/Boot Room With a door leading out to the rear of the property and having a flagged floor with under-floor heating and a central heating thermostat and original beams.
Utility/Prep Room 7' 9" x 7' 3" (2.36m x 2.21m) With a selection of base units and complimentary working surfaces incorporating a Belfast sink unit with mixer tap, Neff oven, grill, 4 ring gas hob and hood and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. There is a vaulted ceiling with a skylight, exposed beam and flagged flooring with under-floor heating.
Pantry With original slate shelving and a light point.
Half Landing to Rear
House Shower Room 8' 3" x 4' 7" (2.53m x 1.4m) With a wc, shower unit, sink unit, radiator and window.
Separate WC 4' 7" x 2' 7" (1.4m x 0.8m) With a low flush suite and wash hand basin.
First Floor Landing With a vertical radiator and a central heating thermostat.
Bedroom 1 15' 11" x 9' 10" (4.85m x 3m) A lovely double room with a large bay window which provides stunning views of Easedale and the Lion and the Lamb and having an original cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth and inset, a television aerial point and a radiator.
En-suite Shower Room With a 3 piece suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle with Lefoy Brooke Mackintosh styled 8" rainfall shower and glazed door, wash hand basin and W.C. The walls are part tiled with tumbled marbled tiles and there is a shaver point, chrome ladder style heated towel rail, spot lights, exposed floor boards and an extractor fan.
Bedroom 2 11' 3" x 10' 4" (3.43m x 3.15m) Again with lovely views of Easedale and Silver Howe and having an original inset cast iron fireplace with a timber surround and slate hearth, stripped floor boards, television aerial point and a radiator.
En-suite Shower Room With a stylish 3 piece suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle with Lefoy Brooke Mackintosh styled 8" rainfall shower with glazed door, wash hand basin and W.C. The walls are part tiled with tumbled marbled tiles and there is a shaver point, chrome ladder style heated towel rail, spot lights, exposed floor boards and an extractor fan.
Bedroom 3 12' 1" x 11' 6" (3.68m x 3.51m) A dual aspect room with lovely views of Stone Arthur and having a cast iron fireplace, television aerial point and a radiator.
En-suite With a stylish 3 piece suite comprising a tiled shower cubicle with Lefoy Brooke Mackintosh styled 8" rainfall shower and a glazed door, wash hand basin and W.C. The walls are part tiled with tumbled marbled tiles and there is a shaver point, chrome ladder style heated towel rail, spot lights, exposed floor boards and an extractor fan.
Bedroom 4 12' 6" x 8' 3" (3.81m x 2.51m) With lovely views of Stone Arthur and having a television aerial point and a radiator.
Second Floor Landing With a conservation roof light.
Bedroom 5 23' 0" x 11' 2" (7.01m x 3.4m) (Plus 14'5" x 8'6") A superb spacious light and airy room with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and floor boards, eaves storage, conservation roof lights, television aerial point, spot lights and 3 radiators. There is also a splendid dressing room area.
En-suite Bathroom With a stylish four piece suite comprising a roll top bath with mixer tap, a separate tiled shower cubicle with shower, wash hand basin with mixer tap and W.C. The walls are fully tiled and there are two conservation sky lights, exposed floor boards, a ladder style heated towel rail, shaver point, spot lights and an extractor fan.
Basement 26' 3" x 10' 2" (8m x 3.1m) With both internal and external access and having power and light points, two Valliant central heating boilers and 3 hot water cylinders.
The basement area has been recently upgraded to provide a useful space for a games room, study or office or potentially for extending the living space if desired. There is under floor heating and a fireplace with a slate lintel and a flue ready for the introduction of a wood burning stove if desired. Original slate shelving has also been retained making an ideal area for wine storage.
Outside The property has a private gravelled parking area to the front for three vehicles.
There is a lovely lawned garden with super views, flower borders planted with mature shrubs and trees and a patio area. To the rear of the property is an attractively cobbled yard area for dustbin storage etc.
Services Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected. The property has gas fired central heating.
Council Tax Band G - South Lakeland District Council
Viewings Strictly by appointment only with Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside, Telephone 015394 32800
Note: The property is a superb holiday let producing an impressive annual income and is highly recommended as an investment or private home.
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