3 bedroom detached house for sale

Halfway House, Clappersgate, Ambleside LA22 9NQ

£745,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A detached home full of outstanding character
  • Wonderful Lakeland views
  • Superb location just a mile from central Ambleside
  • Reportedly once the home of The Queen Mother's Stable Master

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From the centre of Ambleside head west on the A593 towards Coniston and shortly after passing the left hand turning which would lead to Hawkshead, a series of stone built semi detached houses will be seen in the left hand side. Continue beyond this and just past the access to the Nanny Brow Hotel on the right and the entrance to Halfway House is found on the left hand side.  

Description There is nothing quite like a traditional Lakeland home for making you feel comfortable and at ease with the world. Halfway House was reportedly once the home of The Queen Mother's Stable Master and who can blame him for seeking a bit of quiet relaxation in such a wonderful setting?

Located just a mile from the centre of Ambleside, which is a bustling little market town well-served by a variety of highly regarded restaurants, cinemas, shops and traditional Lakeland inns, this truly unique home enjoys the most delightful aspect looking out beyond its own garden pond, over the river Brathay to the surrounding fells.

Despite its proximity to the water, Halfway House did not flood in 2015, standing reassuringly above the river and commanding wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and fells.

The tasteful accommodation has a wonderful way of welcoming you in. The enclosed entrance porch leads to a lovely family kitchen with double doors which open out onto a decking area and the garden beyond.

The focal point of the living room is undoubtedly the beautiful stone inglenook fireplace, but the room also enjoys delightful views south west and south east.

The master bedroom, with its en suite bathroom, can also be found on the ground floor whilst there are two further double bedrooms and the house bathroom on the first floor. The rooms include such lovely features as exposed beams to the ceilings and handmade solid wood doors.

The gardens are an absolute delight with lawns, well-stocked flower borders with shrubs and trees, a private pond and a lovely south westerly aspect looking out over the river to the surrounding countryside and fells.
 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Enclosed Porch With a slate pitched roof and a light point and having a quarry tiled floor and a side window. There is a boiler cupboard here with a Worcester Heatslave boiler. 

Family Kitchen 17' 11" x 11' 0" (5.48m x 3.37m) A lovely room with plenty of space for dining and relaxing as well as preparing meals and having a range of base and wall units with complementary work surfaces, a Lamona hob and Diplomat oven and grill, extractor fan, refrigerator, Matsui automatic dishwasher, sink unit with a mixer tap, Bosch freezer, part-tiled walls, exposed timbers and panelling to the ceilings, two radiators, wall light points and a French door leading out to a decked area offering lovely views over the pond to the river and fells beyond. 

Living Room 18' 0" x 17' 4" (5.50m x 5.30m) A lovely dual aspect room with a simply superb stone inglenook fireplace with a Yukon logburner and feature canopy, parquet flooring, lovely exposed beams and timbers, four wall light points and a radiator. 

Bedroom 1 22' 11" x 8' 2" (7.00m x 2.50m) A dual aspect room with a door to the garden and a shuttered door to the north eastern wall. The flooring is a combination of stone and parquet and there are three wall light points and a radiator. 

En Suite Bathroom With a modern white three piece suite comprising a panel bath with a shower attachment and glazed screen, wash hand basin with a mixer tap and a dual flush WC. There are tiled walls, a slate tiled floor, double glazed window, extractor fan and radiator. 

First Floor  

Landing With a roof light, storage space over the stairs, radiator and a wall light point. 

Bedroom 2 14' 6" x 11' 5" (4.44m x 3.50m) With pleasant views and having an attractive range of built-in handmade wardrobes, exposed timber boarded floors, radiator and three wall light points. 

Bedroom 3 11' 5" x 11' 4" (3.50m x 3.46m) With lovely views, a radiator, four wall light points and two very useful large storage cupboards / wardrobes with lovely cottage style doors and authentic latches. The floorboarding again is attractively exposed. 

Bathroom With a modern three piece suite in white comprising a panel bath, WC and wash hand basin. There are part tiled and part panelled walls, exposed timber flooring, and lovely ceiling features. There is a radiator and delightful views. 

Outside The property enjoys wonderful grounds including lawns, a raised decking area, flower borders with a wide variety of shrubs and trees, a pond, an outside tap and superb views.

There is car parking provision on the private drive.

There is a useful undercroft ideal for storage. 

Services The property is connected to mains water and electricity. 

Tenure We understand Halfway House to be freehold. 

Business Rates This property has a rateable value of £3,600 with the amount payable for 2016/17 being £1,742.40. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh, Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AW. Telephone (015394) 32800. 

Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices. 

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 December 2015

Nearest station

  • Windermere (4.8 mi)
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Hackney & Leigh Rydal Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9AW

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Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside

Hackney & Leigh Rydal Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9AW

01539 304021 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Windermere (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside

Hackney & Leigh Rydal Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9AW

01539 304021 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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