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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Foxgloves, Gallowbarrow, Hawkshead, LA22 0NR
- Beautiful location in an elevated position on the edge of pretty Hawkshead
- Outstanding panoramic views in every direction from every room
- Superb family accommodation including 5 bedrooms, 3 bathroom/shower rooms and 3 reception rooms
- Detached annex ideal for working from home or further development (subject to consent)
Description This distinctive family home is known locally as "the house on the hill" and not without reason. Foxgloves is the eye catching property that can be seen on approaching Hawkshead from the direction of Ambleside, sitting pretty, as it does, in a slightly elevated position above the surrounding fields on the left hand side. This prominence affords this delightful home the most superb views in all directions. Seldom have we seen a home where the views are quite so universally spectacular. Every window frames a delightful scene, and every scene is one of constant change, not just through the seasons but during the course of each and every day. For those who know their fells, Weatherlam, The Fairfield Horseshoe, Red Pike and the Hellvellyn Range are all in view, as are the closer local beauty spots of Latterbarrow and The Grizedale Forest.
There is however so much more than breathtaking views to this very welcoming family home, which has in the past served as a bed and breakfast establishment.
The original builders, Pattinsons of Windermere, are rightly regarded as having been builders of high quality homes throughout South Lakeland for many years and this quality remains evident at Foxgloves. Although the original design has been amended and extended over the years, this has been sympathetically carried out so that the modern blends seamlessly with the old to form a lovely family home.
The accommodation is entered via an enclosed porch and hallway. The bay fronted sitting room is splendidly proportioned and enjoys views north and south. This is a truly delightful room, ably supplemented by the separate dining room. The family kitchen is well equipped and is everything that you could hope for to suit modern family living and is open plan to a delightful snug - ideal for family get-togethers or simply for inclusive relaxation. There is also a good sized utility room and cloaks room on the ground-floor.
The first floor accommodation includes a master bedroom, again with lovely north and southerly aspects, off which is an en-suite bathroom with plenty of dressing room space. There are four further double bedrooms, one having an en-suite shower room as well as a house shower room and a further W.C at this level.
Outside is a detached annex which provides superb potential for those who are fortunate enough to be able to work from home in this beautiful part of the Lake District National Park. The area would also make a superb gymnasium (and is already equipped with a shower and has space for a sauna if desired), games area or, subject to any necessary consents being obtained, overspill accommodation.
One of the great attractions of this lovely home is the quiet location and yet the centre of the pretty village of Hawkshead with its wide variety of shops, inns and restaurants is just a short stroll away.
This is a beautiful family home in a simply superb location and those who view will not be disappointed, particularly if stunning panoramic views feature prominently on the wish list!
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Entrance Porch With slate tiles and an area for coats, shoes and boots.
Hallway Having a radiator with an attractive cover and a telephone point.
Clocks/W.C With a W.C, wash hand basin and a Dimplex electric heater.
Sitting Room 23' 0" x 14' 3" (7.01m x 4.34m) A beautifully bright dual aspect bay fronted room with stunning views to either side and having a log burning stove set on a stone hearth with a marble and timber surround. There are 3 radiators and a television aerial point.
Dining Room 14' 5" x 10' 9" (4.39m x 3.28m) Again with superb views with french windows leading out to the garden and having a cast iron fireplae with a tiled hearth and a radiator.
Snug 17' 9" x 9' 10" (5.41m x 3m) With lovely views and having a cast iron fireplace with a decorative tiled inset, timber surround and tiled hearth. There are built-in cupboards, a telephone point, television aerial point and a radiator. This area is open plan to the kitchen.
Family Kitchen 15' 9" x 14' 3" (4.8m x 4.34m) A dual aspect room with stunning views and being well equipped with a range of wall and base units with complimentary working surfaces incorporating a bowl and a half stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and a Britannia 6 gas ring range. The walls are part tiled and there is a radiator.
Utility Room 14' 4" x 9' 9" (4.37m x 2.97m) With stunning views and having doors either side for access to the garden. There are base units and complimentary working surfaces incorporating a double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and tumble drier. The walls are part tiled and there is a radiator.
Stairs to the First Floor With lovely views and having a telephone point.
Landing With a loft hatch, built-in storage cupboard and a radiator with an attractive cover.
Airing Cupboard Housing the hot water cylinder.
Separate W.C. With a wash hand basin, W.C and a radiator.
Bedroom 1 14' 5" x 11' 11" (4.39m x 3.63m) A dual aspect room with stunning views north and south and having built-in wardrobes, television aerial point, telephone point and a radiator.
En-suite Bathroom and Dressing Room A lovely large dual aspect room with with superb views and having a 4 piece suite comprising a bath, glazed shower cubicle with a Mira Sports shower, pedestal wash hand basin and W.C. There is a chrome ladder style towel rail, a wall mounted mirror with matching fittings, spot lights, radiator and an extractor fan.
Bedroom 2 14' 2" x 11' 11" (4.32m x 3.63m) Another dual aspect room providing stunning views and having a pedestal wash hand basin with a tiled splash back and a radiator.
Bedroom 3 10' 8" x 10' 8" (3.25m x 3.25m) With lovely views and having a television aerial point and a radiator.
En-suite Shower Room With a 3 piece suite comprising a shower cubicle with a Mira Supreme shower, pedestal wash hand basin with a tiled splash back and W.C. There is a radiator and a Sector extractor fan.
Bedroom 4 14' 5" x 10' 9" (4.39m x 3.28m) With superb views looking out over Hawkshead village and having a wash hand basin with tiled splash back, a television aerial point and a radiator.
Bedroom 5 10' 0" x 9' 11" (3.05m x 3.02m) With lovely views and having a built-in wardrobe, television aerial point and a radiator.
House Shower Room With a 3 piece suite comprising a shower cubicle with a Mira Cheltenham power shower, pedestal wash hand basin and W.C. The walls are part tiled and there is a radiator and a Addvent extractor fan.
Office 13' 7" x 11' 2" (4.14m x 3.4m) With working surfaces and a single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap. There is a Valliant central heating boiler, power and light points and a radiator.
Games Room/Gym 13' 7" x 13' 1" (4.14m x 3.99m) With double doors opening out to the garden, space for a sauna, power and light points and a radiator.
Shower Room Having a tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and W.C. The floor is tiled and there are spot lights, a radiator and an extractor fan.
Outside The property has large gardens surrounding the house which is mainly laid to lawn, with flower borders planted with mature shrubs, plants and trees. There are patio areas to the front and rear from which stunning views can be enjoyed.
The property benefits from a perimeter hedge providing extra privacy and enjoys superb views in all directions.
Parking On the driveway there is parking for several vehicles.
Planning permission has been granted for a double garage to be erected at the side of the property with the footings already being in place.
Services Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are all connected. The property is double glazed.
Council Tax Band G - South Lakeland District Council.
Viewings Strictly by appointment only with Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside, Telephone 015394 32800.