2 bedroom detached bungalow for sale

Briar Crag, Gale Rigg, Ambleside, LA22 0AZ

Sold STC £545,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Absolutely amazing panoramic views
  • Lovely bright south-facing accommodation
  • Delightful gardens with plenty of car parking provision
  • Quiet location within walking distance of central Ambleside

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From the centre of Ambleside head south towards Windermere on the one-way system along Lake Road (A591), turning left onto Old Lake Road immediately opposite Marmot outdoor shop / Adventure Peaks climbing wall. Turn left again and immediately right onto the road marked Gale Rigg and Gale Park. Continue along this road and Briar Crag is found almost at the end of the private cul-de-sac in front of you. There is ample parking in front of the garage or on the long driveway which loops around to the rear of the bungalow. 

Description Sit in any room of this delightfully bright, south-facing bungalow and you will be able to enjoy an absolutely wonderful view. To the east is Wansfell, seen in all its glory particularly from the conservatory, whilst the view south encompasses the sparkling waters of Lake Windermere, the gentle slopes of Claife and Loughrigg and the dramatic Coniston mountain range beyond, where beautiful Weatherlam is prominent. This welcoming home however, is not simply all about the view. The accommodation is perfect for those seeking a permanent home (retirement or otherwise), a wonderful holiday let or a lock-up-and-leave weekend retreat and is just a short stroll from central Ambleside and all that this popular small Lake District market town has to offer. The cul-de-sac remains however, as peaceful as can be.

Entered via an enclosed porch, the accommodation has both gas fired central heating and UPVC double glazing and includes an entrance hall with more than enough storage space with two large cupboards. The lovely south-facing sitting room has unbelievable views bettered only by those from the adjoining conservatory. There is a fitted kitchen and a separate dining room which could serve as a third bedroom if desired. There are two further double bedrooms and a modern shower room. The cloakroom is large enough to accommodate a shower if wanted and beneath the conservatory is a very useful undercroft room which is perfect for hobbies, storage, or even potentially as a home office. There is plenty of car parking provision on the wrap-around driveway as well as in front of the detached garage.

Neatly presented, the accommodation does lend itself to further adaptation to suit a variety of needs if desired. Some might consider removing the internal wall which separates the dining room from the kitchen to create a wonderful family room. Others might like to consider creating an en suite from the cloaksroom, storage and wardrobe areas between the hallway and the front bedroom as this would make a delightful suite. Many however, would consider this welcoming home simply perfect as it is, and why not? Come and see for yourself, as we do not think that anyone will be disappointed. 

Accommodation (with approximate measurements)  

Enclosed Porch Being of brick and UPVC double glazed design and enjoying wonderful panoramic views and a slate tiled floor. 

Entrance Hall With a radiator, two large and very useful storage cupboards and access to the roof space via a hatch in the ceiling where a retractable ladder is fitted. 

Cloakroom 6' 5" x 5' 6" (1.98m x 1.68m) A large cloakroom with plenty of room to accommodate a shower if desired. There is currently a WC and wash hand basin, a radiator, telephone point and plenty of space for coats, boots, etc. 

Sitting Room 14' 0" x 12' 5" (4.28m x 3.80m) A wonderful south-facing room with superb views over Lake Windermere to Claife and Weatherlam beyond. There is an attractive stone fireplace with a fitted gas fire and a timber mantle, coving, radiator, a window to the hallway and double doors to: 

Conservatory 11' 1" x 8' 1" (3.40m x 2.47m) With absolutely sensational panoramic 180 degree views which encompass Wansfell, Lake Windermere and Weatherlam. 

Kitchen 12' 6" x 10' 5" (3.82m x 3.19m) (max) With a range of base units with complementary work surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink drainer unit, an Indesit oven and hob, extractor, radiator, coving and a pleasant outlook. 

Dining Room 10' 5" x 10' 4" (3.19m x 3.15m) (max) Having wonderful views to Wansfell and having a radiator and coving. Some might wish to consider removing the partition wall between the kitchen and dining room to create a splendid family kitchen whilst others might see this room as a potential third bedroom. 

Rear Porch Accessed from the kitchen and having plumbing for a washing machine and housing the British Gas central heating boiler. There is a UPVC door to the rear garden patio. 

Bedroom 1 (Front) 12' 5" x 10' 11" (3.80m x 3.35m) With wonderful lake and fell views and having two very large built-in wardrobes, radiator and coving. 

Bedroom 2 (Rear) 13' 11" x 10' 5" (4.26m x 3.20m) With a very pleasant outlook to Wansfell and having a large built-in wardrobe, coving and radiator. 

Shower Room With a modern three piece suite including a shower cubicle with a Mira shower, WC and wash hand basin. The walls and floor are tiled, there is a ladder-style heated towel rail, extractor and lovely views. 

Outside  

Undercroft 11' 1" x 8' 1" (3.40m x 2.47m) Brick-built below the conservatory, having a 2m head height (approximately) and enjoying lovely views. This area is ideal for hobbies, storage, or may even be considered to have home office potential. Access is also gained from this area to the sub-floor void beneath the main bungalow. 

Garage 19' 0" x 8' 9" (5.80m x 2.67m) Timber-built with a fibreglass roof, the garage has a roller door, a side door, two windows, power and light points and car parking space in front. 

Gardens The property enjoys wonderful gardens on all sides, which include natural rock outcrops, a small lawned area, patio and well-stocked flower borders with a variety of shrubs, fruit bushes and trees. There are magnificent views from all points of the garden. There is a fuel store and a lean-to greenhouse, as well as security lighting. 

Services Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the property. The bungalow has gas-fired central heating to radiators and UPVC double glazing. 

Tenure We understand this property to be freehold. 

Council Tax Band F, South Lakeland District Council. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. 

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:
29 September 2016

Nearest station

  • Windermere (4.1 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Windermere (4.1 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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