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Lake View Country House, Lake View Drive, Grasmere,LA22 9TD

Guide Price £1,400,000

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There is also a studio apartment, presently utilised for staff, as well as a stone built detached barn within the grounds which has planning permission for 5 letting bedrooms. The combination of formal garden, orchard and natural space is an attractive combination and extends to approximately 1 acre and has attracted plenty of wildlife and birdlife including a resident badger family. The property offers generous parking and Lake View enjoys private access to the lake shore along with both mooring and fishing rights. Located at the bottom of a quiet private lane, the property is well placed for access to all village amenities plus a wide range of fell and country walks from the doorsteps. Grasmere itself is famous for its literary connection to William Wordsworth and the Lakeland poets, in addition to the obvious natural beauty at the heart of the Lake District National Park.  


Front entrance Opens through a vestibule into an entrance hall with excellent country views towards Silver Howe and Loughrigg with feature stone walls.

An inner hall with open staircase leads through to: 

Private lounge This is a room full of character with stone flagged floor, alcove cupboard and multi-fuel stove. 

Separate cloakroom With WC and wash hand basin. 

Dining room A pleasant bright room at the front of the house with an outlook over the gardens,. 

Sitting room Attractive room with a dual aspect over both countryside and water and a backdrop of Silver Howe and Loughrigg. The room has beams and original stone walling as features. 

Kitchen An excellent selection of quality wall and base cabinets with worktops that provide a well planned working space together with island unit which incorporates a 5 burner gas hob with contemporary cooker hood, the attractive kitchen incorporates appliances including dishwasher, double oven, fridge freezer, built under fridge and graphite sink unit with mixer tap. There is also a substantial pantry with flagged floor and a stable door leading out onto the rear garden. 

Snug A versatile room adjacent to the kitchen with dual aspect. 

Laundry/office A versatile room with good working area, space and plumbing for laundry machines. There is also separate internal door leading to Azalea and a side entrance door from the driveway. 

Bedroom suite Part of a more recent development of the property, this is a generous bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe area and bathroom currently used by the owners. The bedroom area has a lovely double aspect with tall vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and Juliet balcony. There is generous space in the fitted wardrobe area and the adjacent bathroom is fitted out with a quality 4 piece suite comprising of Jacuzzi bath with shower attachment, separate shower cabinet, WC and wash hand basin. Floor and wall tiling. 

Guest House Accommodation  

The Garden Suite Situated on the ground floor, this is a twin bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom and pleasant lounge which has a picture window offering excellent views across the gardens towards Silver Howe and Loughrigg. 

First floor  

Lake Room A generous double bedroom with comfortable seating area giving splendid, panoramic country views over the gardens towards Grasmere and the surrounding fells. En-suite bathroom fitted with Jacuzzi bath and power shower overhead, WC and wash basin. 

The Fellside Suite Positioned on the first floor, this comfortable suite comprises a double bedroom, bathroom and sitting room which gives excellent views over Grasmere and surrounding countryside. The bathroom is fitted with Jacuzzi bath with power shower overhead, wash basin and WC. 

The Ivory Room Located at the rear of the property with a garden view, the Ivory Room is a double bedroom with an excellent en-suite facility fitted with shower cabinet with power shower and body jets, pedestal wash basin and WC.

All the letting bedrooms are individually designed and tastefully decorated and are fitted with portable fridge, colour TVs, hairdryers, foot spas and tea and coffee making facilities. 

Self Catering Accommodation  

Bluebell Bluebell apartment is situated on the first floor and is an attractively presented one bedroom apartment with open plan living kitchen area which has an attractive dual aspect giving excellent lake and country views. The double bedroom enjoys an outlook over gardens and there is an adjacent bathroom fitted with a three piece suite comprising panelled bath with power shower overhead, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. 

Daffodil Positioned on the second floor it has its own private landing offering a useful storage facility which leads through to an open plan kitchen and living room which is well fitted and has attractive country views. Bedroom one is a double room with excellent lake and country views and is fitted with a wash hand basin, Bedroom two is configured as a twin bedroom, the bathroom has a panelled bath, WC, pedestal wash basin and shower cabinet with power shower. 

Azalea A highly popular ground floor apartment with its own private entrance leading into an open plan L-shaped living room, and dining kitchen. The kitchen area is fitted out with a range of modern base and wall cabinets. Azalea is an ideal self contained holiday letting property with separate double bedroom and bathroom comprising a three piece suite of panelled bath with power shower overhead, WC and pedestal wash basin. 

Outside Lake View Country House is approached by a private driveway and enjoys a generous level parking area which is more than ample for the accommodation provided. The house is set within attractive gardens and ground which extends to approximately 1 acre, the majority of which is lawn, with an attractive selection of mature shrubs and bushes and including feature pond.

Within the garden there is your very own badger sett which is an interesting feature along with the private Lake access and both fishing and mooring rights. Additionally there is a single garage.

Within the grounds there is a stone barn which has the valuable asset of planning permission to develop creating five additional letting bedrooms. Plans are available from our Fine & Country office at Kendal (Planning reference 7/2007/503) 

Business Currently the property is run as two separate businesses. The guest bedrooms have been awarded ETC 4* Gold award as well as being advertised in the Michelin Guide 2012, whilst the apartments are equivalent to 3* standard. Full accounts will be made available for genuinely interested parties who have viewed the property. 

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