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4 bedroom detached bungalow for sale

Stonecroft, Swan Lane, Grasmere, LA22 9RH

Sold STC £759,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious, adaptable accommodation with vast potential to suit a range of buyers
  • Magnificent fell views from virtually every room and from the garden
  • Convenient location on a fantastic garden plot
  • Large garage/workshop and plenty of parking

Full description

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 on the left hand side. 

Description Stonecroft was built in the 1960's as a two bedroomed bungalow serving the family of the previous owners. who also added asubstantial two bedroomed annex which includes further potential to extend.

The property occupies one of the sunniest spots in the valley and is positioned to capitalise on the magnificent views which surround it. Helm Crag, Seat Sandal, Easedale and The Gray Mares Tail waterfall are all clearly visible to the front of the property whilst Stone Arthur is prominent to the east and Silver Howe to the west. Loughrigg Fell presents itself to the south beyond Grasmere Lake. These are just a few of the well known landmarks that can be enjoyed without leaving the comfort of your own home.

The annexe extension was added for the benefit of the original owners in the late 1980's, more than doubling the size of the property. Whilst the two portions of the building are largely self contained there is an interconnecting door which could be easily re-sealed if desired. The original bungalow includes a large sitting room with a separate dining room, two bedrooms, a study, kitchen/utility and a bathroom. The annexe includes a further bay fronted living room, kitchen and two bedrooms, one of which is on the first floor. This bedroom is adjoined by further attic rooms on either side with obvious potential for providing a sensational master bedroom suite including a dressing room and en-suite if desired (subject to any necessary consents.)

The property is currently used by one family providing accommodation which includes four reception rooms, a kitchen, 3/4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a wc and a utility room with views to die for. The utility room was the kitchen for the original bungalow and some may wish to consider reinstating it as such. Whilst the property is currently used by one family, it is in essence two self contained two bedroomed properties and in this format would be of interest to buyers looking for a property with a self contained annexe perhaps for a family member, or a property which offers the potential for a good income by letting out one or indeed both properties for holiday or longer term lets, subject to any necessary consents. The demand for both here is exceptional. The property would now benefit from some updating and re-decoration, but only an internal inspection can truly draw out the range of possibilities and the potential this property has to offer, and those who view will not be disappointed by the splendid location and the views enjoyed.


Original Bungalow  

Entrance Hall With a built-in cupboard, airing cupboard, 2 radiators and a loft hatch. 

Sitting Room 18' 1" x 12' 5" (5.51m x 3.78m) With suberb views over the garden to the surrounding fells and having a slate hearth and mantle. 

Dining Room 12' 2" x 9' 10" (3.71m x 3m) Again with superb views. 

Kitchen 2 15' 1" x 9' 2" (4.6m x 2.79m) With wall and base units with complimentary working surfaces incorporating a stainless steel single drainer sink unit, built-in cupboard and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. There is a radiator. 

Bedroom 1 15' 9" x 12' 1" (4.8m x 3.68m) With lovely views and having built-in wardrobes, wash hand basin with vanity storage and a radiator. 

Bedroom 2/Sitting Room 12' 4" x 12' 1" (3.76m x 3.68m) With Views of the Lion and Lamb (Helm Crag) and having a radiator. 

Study 6' 7" x 5' 11" (2.01m x 1.8m) With Views of the Lion and the Lamb (Helm Crag). 

W.C With a W.C and part tiled walls. 

Bathroom With a 2 piece suite comprising a wash hand basin and panel bath. The walls are part tiled and there is built-in storage, shaver point and a radiator. 

Covered Passage Way With 2 doors leading out to the front and back of the property. 


Boiler Room  


Entrance Hall With 2 built-in cupboards, telephone point and 2 radiators. 

Living Room 20' 0" x 14' 1" (6.1m x 4.29m) Maximum Having a triple aspect which provides stunning views from each window. There is built-in storage, a marble mantle, television aerial point, a radiator and a door leading out onto the garden. 

Kitchen 12' 7" x 11' 11" (3.84m x 3.63m) With lovely views and having wall and base units with complimentary working surfaces incorporating a bowl and a half stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, a Miele larder fridge and freezer, Neff microwave, Neff oven and 4 ring gas hob with extractor. There are part tiled walls, double glazed window, a radiator and a stable door leading to the garden. 

Bedroom 3 12' 6" x 11' 10" (3.81m x 3.61m) With built-in wardobes and a radiator. 

Bathroom 2 With a four piece suite comprising a bath, shower cubicle with a Mira shower, wash hand basin and W.C. The walls are part tiled and there is a shaver point and a radiator. 

First Floor The first floor has superb potential to provide a delightful suite and comprises 

Landing With a loft hatch and an airing cupboard. 

Bedroom 4 19' 0" x 15' 1" (5.79m x 4.6m) Maximum With superb views and having a Velux roof light and a radiator. 

Attic Room 1 16' 9" x 14' 1" (5.11m x 4.29m) With plenty of head height and a light point. This room could be developed to provide either a dressing room, office or sitting room subject to any necessary consents. 

Attic Room 2 11' 10" x 9' 9" (3.61m x 2.97m) With plenty of head height and a light point. This room could be developed to provide either a dressing room or en-suite bathroom subject to any necessary consents. 

W.C With wash hand basin, W.C., Velux roof light, shaver point and a radiator. 

Double Garage 24' 2" x 18' 4" (7.38m x 5.6m) A substantial detached garage with timber double doors, side door, light, power and water and having eaves storage. 


Front Garden With a large lawned area, covered porch with light point and a brick paved driveway providing parking for 3/4 vehicles. 

Rear Garden Having a superb a large level lawned area bounded by hedges and fencing providing 360 degree views and having raised flower borders, paved patio areas, a shed/summerhouse and an outside light point. The gardens are a real delight and are more than large enough to accommodate subdivision for those considering letting either or both portions of the property. 

Services Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are all connected. 

Council Tax Band The property has two council tax bands which are G and A with South Lakeland District Council. 

Tenure Freehold 

Viewings Strictly by appointment only with Hackney and Leigh, Ambleside, Telephone 015394 32800. 

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17 December 2011


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