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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Overbeck House, Cunsey, Ambleside, LA22 0LT

Sold by Us £795,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Originally converted in the 1960's from a beautiful, stone built Lakeland barn and watermill, this fantastic 5 bedroom property has retained a wealth of original character features whilst more recent additions have created a modern and versatile home. Overbeck House occupies an enviable position on the Western side of Lake Windermere in Cunsey, with glimpses of the lake from some of the first floor rooms and elevated parts of the garden which amounts to approximately 1 acre. It is rare that such a special property should become available in the Lake District National Park, and this property has charm and character in abundance, in addition to a breath taking garden and impressive, detached barn. Truly a place to unwind, this magnificent home will appeal to a wide range of buyers; its split level design with adaptive spaces are perfect for a permanent family residence, yet its investment potential as a holiday let is vast with projected net income of £65,000*. The detached barn affords further opportunity; presently utilised as a garage and extensive workshop, this attractive stone built barn could potentially be created into ancillary accommodation or studio offices (subject to usual consents).

The main portion of the house offers spacious living accommodation that is filled with natural light, exposed beams and pretty cottage style windows. Five double bedrooms and two bathrooms across varying levels and each with a unique and captivating Lakeland countryside view are complimented by a very spacious principle reception room with a wood-burning stove in a broad arched hearth and a beautiful outlook over the gardens and beck. A raised study area and functional kitchen are practical whilst offering the opportunity to expand if so required. In 2000 the current owners of Overbeck House created a wonderful extension using the finest quality materials and creating a seamless reception room for modern living. Exceptional wooden beams to the vaulted ceiling, the inclusion of plentiful windows and the extensive use of Maple has produced a tremendous, bright space that is presently utilised as a dining room, yet with doors opening out into the magical garden and a superb wood burning effect gas fire there are unlimited uses for this well planned extension.

The grounds at Overbeck House are simply delightful. A wide variety of mature shrubs and trees are nestled into each intriguing corner of this enchanting space. Surrounded primarily by woodland, the gardens here are true Lake District gardens that have been meticulously cared for to provide a haven for wildlife and personal enjoyment of the great outdoors. A bridge across the beck leads to ample parking for at least four cars and there are area's of flat lawn in addition to natural stone out crops and native flowering plants. A play area frame constructed from timber, a stunning pergola with climbing roses, pretty meandering beck and plenteous areas for seating.

Only 250 metres from Lake Windermere, Overbeck House will appeal to the sailing/water sports enthusiasts, and those who enjoy the outdoor playground the Lake District offers. Being close to the shores of Windermere and overlooking the lake and with immediate access to walking and cycling in the fells, this spectacular property offers peace, privacy and security within its own grounds whilst being well placed for travel throughout the Lakes. Cunsey is a small hamlet close to the western shores of Lake Windermere near the ferry crossing and nearby are the picturesque villages of Far and Near Sawrey which have strong associations with Beatrix Potter and the conservation village of Hawkshead with a primary school and doctors surgery. Ambleside is the nearest large village; a vibrant and bustling place, with a plethora of wonderful independent shops and eateries, a cinema coupled with useful everyday amenities such as doctors, dentists and small supermarkets. The train station at Oxenholme, just south of Kendal, provides a direct service to London Euston and Manchester International Airport and the southern lakes are especially convenient for those based in the commercial centres of the North-West being only 17 miles from Junction 36 of the M6.

*Figure quoted by Mark Whitehouse of Cumbrian Cottages - March 2016. 

Services Mains Water
Mains Electric
Private Septic Tank Drainage
LPG Central heating. 

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