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1 Above Beck, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9RW

Withdrawn from Market £895,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A most delightful home occupying the principal portion of a fine, former gentleman's residence on the periphery of the popular Lake District village of Grasmere. Boasting three en-suite double bedrooms, two reception rooms and a delightful breakfast kitchen, in addition to a superb cellar. 1 Above Beck is ideal as either a permanent residence or holiday home that can be "locked up and left". Filled with beautiful ornate Victorian features, including hand carved panelling, parquet flooring and intricate plaster work detail. 1 Above Beck provides a real flavour of the period whilst benefiting from plentiful, modern fixtures and fittings.

The house is surrounded by delightful natural gardens that attract a variety of wildlife. To the rear open fell side provides further privacy and opportunity for exploring. The village of Grasmere, in the heart of the beautiful English Lake District, is a short stroll from 1 Above Beck and has a wonderful selection of independent shops and eateries, and also benefits from handy amenities such as a convenience store, post office and primary school.

Grasmere, once the home of Wordsworth the area 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. 


Entrance Vestibule Enjoying the original entrance with interesting ecclesiastical features, and tiled floor. Double doors constructed of timber and glazed to allow light lead into;  

Dining Hall 22'7 x 21'5 (6.89 x 6.52) A welcoming room with original panelling that has been neatly painted, parquet flooring and intricate plaster friezes. This room is open plan to the;  

Drawing Room 19'0 x 13'7 (5.8 x 4.15) This impressive room boasts a whole host of fine period features with a delightful bay window enjoying wonderful Lake District scenery, window seat and panelling to every wall. A cast iron fireplace with oak surround is further complemented by impressive reproduction Victorian iron radiators. An inbuilt cupboard is cleverly concealed behind the panelling.  

Kitchen 20'0 x 8'10 (6.10 x 2.68) Beautifully presented, this well planned breakfast kitchen enjoys breath taking views to the famous Lion & the Lamb. A superb selection of wall and base units in a distressed oak finish are topped with black granite work surfaces and encompass high quality appliances including a Britannia range with ceramic hob, integrated microwave, sink and a half, dishwasher, integrated fridge and freezer and under counter washing machine/tumble dryer.  

Butlers Room/Boot Cupboard 8'4 x 5'6 (2.54 x 1.68) A useful storage space with built in shelving.  

Rear Hall Continuation of parquet flooring, entrance porch and access to the;  

Cellar 13'4 x 8'0 (4.07 x 2.44) 9'3 x 5'5 (2.82 x 1.64) A neatly arranged cellar ideal for wine or other storage.  

First Floor The half landing enjoys spectacular views toward the dramatic mountain scenery of Northern Grasmere. Useful storage cupboard. 

Bedroom 2 15'9 x 8'11 (15'9 x 8'11) Beautiful Mountain views and overlooked by the Lion and the Lamb. This well proportioned double bedroom also benefits from storage cupboard and some period features. The generous and well presented en-suite comprises panelled bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and towel radiator. Neatly tiled to dado.  

Master Bedroom 13'8 x 11'11 (4.17 x 3.63) This second double bedroom benefits from good proportions, lovely views and fine original features including picture rail and oak flooring. The en-suite bathroom features a panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and traditional drop cistern WC. Tiled throughout to complement.  


Bedroom 3 19'7 x 10'10 (5.97 x 3.31) Spacious and bright, this versatile twin bedroom could also be used as a double and benefits from an original storage cupboard along with a beautifully presented en-suite shower room. Comprising; Aqualisa rain shower, pedestal wash hand basin, traditional towel radiator and WC. Oak floor covering and tiling to the dado provides a neat finish.  

Outside 1 Above Beck is approached via a shared gravel drive and boasts a well presented patio seating area with unrivalled views of the surrounding Lake District countryside and mountains. The property also benefits from a neatly presented lawn area with a wide variety of perennial shrubs. Practically, there is a also a shed and wrought iron fencing that provides security.  

Services Mains gas, drainage & electric.
Private shared water supply.


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29 October 2015


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