3 bedroom detached house for sale

Garth Close, Birch Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0EQ

Sold STC £497,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Lovely westerly views to Loughrigg and to the Farifield Horseshoe
  • Bright and spacious 3 bedroomed accommodation
  • Superb potential to extend into either the loft or the under croft (subject to consents)
  • In need of some updating

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location Garth Close is conveniently located within a short distance of the town centre and amenities. Entering Ambleside from the direction of Windermere, continue straight ahead at the traffic lights at Waterhead along Lake Road bearing left onto the one way system which then forms Wansfell Road. After approximately 500 yards the take the right hand turning into Birch Road and Birch Close is found immediately before the central bollard on the left hand side.  

Description Sitting quietly in a very pleasant residential cul-de-sac above Ambleside, Garth Close is a delightful detached home which would now benefit from some updating but offers superb potential for those with a little imagination or seeking a project. Planning permission has been obtained in the past to extend the accommodation both into the roof space and into the under croft rooms and although these permission may now have elapsed the potential remains clear. The property has been extended previously and enlarging the kitchen into part of this extension would be a relatively simple task, thus creating a wonderful family room. With all of the main accommodation on one level this welcoming home would make a splendid permanent residence or would equally suit as a superbly placed holiday let and may be of particular interest to those seeking a property for letting in the short term with a view to retirement in the future. The under croft rooms would make the perfect home office.

The accommodation currently includes a large reception hall into which the kitchen could readily extend, there is a lovely L-shaped living room with superb views, 3 double bedrooms, a bathroom and a cloaks room. There is a former garage, now utilised as a store on this level whilst below are two excellent workshop rooms with a good head height and patio doors onto the garden. There is further under croft space for storage, pleasant, sunny gardens and parking.

A superb and rare opportunity highly recommended for viewing. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Entrance Hall Recently extended, this large and bright area has a wall of floor to ceiling windows looking over the front garden and under floor heating in the extended portion. 

Living Room A bright L-shaped room with superb views over the rear garden to Loughrigg and The Fairfield Horseshoe and plenty of space for both relaxation and family dining. Having an open fire place, access directly in to the kitchen, television point and access to the rear garden from the patio doors. 

Kitchen Now in need of updating, and ideally situated for extension into the entrance hall to create a superb family space, there are wall and base units, a stainless steel sink with double drainer, three built in storage cupboards with shelving, a window and access to both the dining area and entrance hall. 

Storage Cupboard With useful shelving and also housing the water tank. 

Bedroom 1 A double room with large picture window to make the most of the stunning views to Loughrigg and The Fairfield Horseshoe. Also having a built in wardrobe and television point. 

Bedroom 2 A double room with large picture window to make the most of the stunning views to Loughrigg and The Fairfield Horseshoe beyond. Also having a built in wardrobe. 

Bedroom 3 Currently utilised as a study this third bedroom has a built in wardrobe, window and telephone point. 

House Bathroom Having a three piece suite comprising a bath with Mira Sport shower over, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and light over and a WC. Also having under floor heating, a useful built in storage cupboard with shelving, tiled walls and floor and a window. 

Cloaks Room Having a WC, wash hand basin with mirror and light over, under floor heating, useful coat hooks and a window. 

Lower Ground Floor  

Workshop Situated in the under croft and accessed through a patio door from the rear garden, this space is ideal for conversion into additional sleeping or living space (subject to consents), or home office. Having light and power points and also housing a Glow Worm 45-60 boiler. There is ready potential to provide an internal staircase if desired. 

Store Accessed through the workshop this area is ideal for use as storage space. 

Under Croft Ideal as a further storage area. 

Garden The gardens to both the front and rear of the property have a lawn and patio, ideal for family barbeques or simply a relaxing evening glass of wine whilst enjoying the stunning views to the rear of the property.

Please note that the rear garden is accessed via stone steps from the living room patio doors. 

Garage / Store The property benefits from an external store that was previously a garage and could readily be converted back to such, although this would necessitate re-orientating the door. Having an up and over door, a window and power and light points.

The property also benefits from having off road parking provision for two or three vehicles. 

Services The property is connected to mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.

Please note that the property is situated on a private road. 

Tenure Freehold. 

Council Tax Band E - South Lakeland District Council. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney and Leigh, Ambleside Office - 015394 32800. 

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

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 April 2016

Nearest station

  • Windermere (4.2 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Windermere (4.2 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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