5 bedroom detached house for sale

Michael's Croft, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9RL

Sold STC £1,850,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A unique and magnificent opportunity has arisen to purchase a luxurious, architect designed house on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Grasmere in the heart of Lake District National Park. Finished to the very highest of standards with superb quality of build and fitments, this striking house was shortlisted in the Northern Design Awards and provides the opportunity to own and enjoy a beautifully presented, 5 bedroom home, in this highly sought after location. Flowing beautifully, this well planned accommodation is both sociable and practical, designed to maximise the light and breath-taking, panoramic views across Grasmere to the Langdales and surrounding fells.

Nestled within private surroundings Michael's Croft occupies a gently elevated position less than half a mile from the centre of Grasmere Village. Once the home of Wordsworth, Grasmere is steeped in local history and culture, nearby Dove Cottage is of specific interest. A plethora of walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep; a gentle walk round the lake taking in Rydal Mount is perfect for those who enjoy spectacular scenery without too much of a challenge, those with a little more appetite for adventure can head up Silver Howe via Allan crag. The popular village of Ambleside is around 4 ½ miles away and has a wealth of fantastic shops and restaurants, and also practical amenities such as doctors and dentists.

Finished in 2012 following the undertaking of plans set out by highly regarded, local architect Ben Cunliffe, this very special home has been completed to the highest specification with interiors designed by Su Satchwell. The widespread use of glass allows natural light to fill the property. Light and dark walnut has been used for internal and external doors and the bespoke stair case. Through the use oftraditional slate features and modern, angular aluminium, a stunning representation of contemporary Lakeland has been achieved. Created from an eco friendly timber frame design the property has been built with energy efficiency in mind. Of note are the geo-thermal heat pump, the use of pre-insulated SIPS panels and the installation of reflective and self cleaning double glazing and under floor heating throughout. The Lutron lighting system, sound and media systems have all been supplied and fitted by the Majik House, creating a modern entertaining space for family and friends alike.

The ground floor of this striking home briefly comprises a spacious and light open plan dining hall, beautiful open living space with sliding walnut doors leading the fully fitted study. A further two reception rooms presently utilised as a play room and a gymnasium respectively add flexibility and versatility. The Kitchen is stunning, supplied and installed by Siematic and filled with Miele integrated appliances it has been superbly planned and creates an impressive space for culinary creativity whilst maximising the enviable views. Further, a useful cloakroom, integrated garage and utility add practicality.

The first floor which is reached via the spectacular glazed and walnut central stair case features 5 superb double bedrooms and a stunning selection of luxurious, contemporary bathrooms and shower rooms that have been finished in to the highest of standards with brands and products from Duravit, Keuco and Porcelenosa. The master suite, located at the rear of the house enjoys an incredible balcony commanding unrivalled views, fully fitted dressing room and generous en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom also features a superb balcony and en-suite facility. Of the three 'guest' bedrooms all of which benefit from fitted wardrobes and lovely Lakeland views, one is en-suite and the other two share a 'house' bathroom.

Sliding doors from all the principal reception rooms and the kitchen lead out into the beautiful garden. Amounting to approximately ¾ of an acre, the gently sloping plot has been planned and planted by Hayes and Larch Cottage. Creating a sympathetic and in-keeping extension to the house, there is ample space for alfresco living, a stunning pond and water feature, spectacular views and a lower lawn area with orchard and impressive children's play area complete with climbing frame and slide.

Michael's Croft is a very special and unique property that will undoubtedly impress and attract a range of buyers due to its breath-taking, individual design, the fantastic quality finishes and versatility as a primary or secondary residence for a family or couple.  

Services Mains water.
Mains drainage.
Mains electric.
Geothermal heat pump - benefiting from RHI payments of approximately £1,100 per quarter. 

Tenure Freehold 

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04 January 2016

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  • Windermere (7.5 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Lakes and North Lancs

97 Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4RA

01539 304038 Local call rate

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