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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Gillside, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9RU

Sold STC £995,000

Property Description

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The property is only a 20 minute walk to the centre of the village which has a wide variety of amenities including shops, restaurants, cafes, churches etc. The village is famous for its literary connections to William Wordsworth as well as other Lakeland poets and also for its famous Grasmere Gingerbread.  

Directions From Ambleside head north to Grasmere on the A591, proceed over the mini roundabout and head out of the village on the Keswick Road. Pass The Swan Hotel and The Travellers Rest on the right hand side, continue for approximately 200 metres then turn first right through a gated drive. Proceed up the drive as far as you can go and this will bring you to Gillside.  

Description Gillside is a delightfully presented substantial traditional Lakeland property with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and three reception rooms which occupies a fabulous position set amongst its own private gardens, with approximately 0.86 adjoining acres. The property overlooks the valley with a south facing sunny aspect and has terrific panoramic fell and country views. Gillside has retained a wealth of original features with original flagged floors, oak panelling and exposed beams which are perfectly complimented with modern fitted appointments. This sale represents an ideal opportunity to acquire either an ideal permanent residence or alternatively it would make an ideal holiday/weekend retreat.  

Accommodation Solid oak front door leading into porch/vestibule with slate flagged floor and slate seat.  

Kitchen/Diner Excellent dual aspect room with bespoke selection of wall and base units with slate worktop installed by Mark Wilkinson. Gas Aga, double Belfast sink with mixer tap, integrated Miele dishwasher and fridge. Exposed beams and tiled floor. Stunning views across the garden towards the surrounding Lakeland fells. Step up to:- 

Snug Attractive feature window seat and telephone point. Stunning views. Open plan to:- 

Living Room Spacious character room with exposed beams and flagged floor beneath carpet. Substantial slate fire place with wood stove, fire surround and hearth. TV point and attractive inset shelving. Window seat giving terrific panoramic views over the garden towards surrounding fells and countryside 

Study Exposed beams, part oak panelled wall and exposed stone chimney. Excellent fell views.  

Former Dairy Exposed slate worktop, flagged floor and exposed beams. Views towards the rear fellside.  

First Floor  

Half landing.  

Bathroom Three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Heated towel rail and extractor.  

Laundry/Utility Room Worcester boiler, Belfast sink and quarry tiled floor. Plumbing for washing machine.  

Rear Porch Quarry tiled floor providing useful cloaks area. Rear door.  

Separate WC Wash hand basin and WC. Tiled floor.  

First Floor  

Landing Loft hatch. Delightful original exposed floorboards, skylight and airing cupboard housing cylinder. Telephone point.  

Bedroom 1 Spacious dual aspect room with excellent fell and country views to both front and rear over the garden. 

Bedroom 2 Double room with superb fell and country views.  

Bedroom 3 Large twin room with delightful oak panelled feature wall. Excellent views over the garden to the fells.  

Bedroom 4 Twin room with exposed beams and oak panelled wall. Stunning views to the fells and countryside.  

Shower Room Three piece suite comprising corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Extractor and heated towel rail.  

Outside Gillside is approached via a shared private tarmacadam drive which sweeps round to a second gate which leads onto a gravel drive. Ample private parking area stone built garage. The property benefits from approximately 0.86 acres adjoining the property to the rear.

Stunning south west facing established gardens to both front and rear which have an abundance of attractive mature shrubs and bushes together with lawn and stream. Fantastic views over the valley towards the village. Potting shed providing useful storage facility. Please note there is a current covenant against holiday letting.  

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16 August 2013


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