The West Wing, Wynlass Beck, Ambleside Road, Windermere, LA23 1EU
- Grade II Listed
- Built in 1850 as a gentleman's residence
- Fully integrated kitchen
- Currently running as a very popular, high-end holiday let
- Running at 85%+ occupancy during mid/high season
- 5 star reviews available via AirBB
- Approx £75k turnover
- Underfloor heating in the kitchen and cellar
- 2 Gas combi boilers
- Mains electric, water and drainage
- Big patio
- Large lawn
- Shared driveway with a 3 tonne limit
- Walking distance into Windermere
**Please note that the access road to The West Wing has a 3T weight limit**
Dating back to 1854, this unique property was one of only a handful of residential properties created by renowned church architect Joseph Stretch Crowther.
This ecclesiastic design can be found in the gothic archways, stone mullions and segmented peaked windows at the West Wing.
Turn off from the Ambleside Road, down a shared driveway where there is parking for three or four cars.
A reverent reception is supplied by the entrance, leading into a vestibule, set in exposed stone with high ceilings and porcelain floor tiles.
Ahead and to the right is a large, tiled utility room, featuring an inset stainless-steel sink and an array of cupboards. Plumbing in here for a separate washing machine and dryer. Embellished with an arched stone window, the downstairs WC is tucked off the main entrance hallway, next door to the utility room. Contrastingly contemporary, white, metro splashback tiles coat the wall behind the wash basin.
From the entrance, the boot room/office is on the right, before you reach an external door that leads to the garden.
Internal windows frame snapshots of the striking open-plan kitchen-living area in the room beyond, with light filtering down from the Velux windows, fitted into the sloped ceiling high above. Pass through a doorway, demarcated by austere stone quoins for an imposing feel, into the light and bright kitchen and dining area.
Along the wall set beneath the internal windows, a series of drawers, cupboards and sleek black worktops house the kitchen essentials, including an integrated dishwasher. Space too for a Range-style cooker. A separate bank of fitted cupboards affords space for an American-style fridge freezer.
Underfloor heating permeates the tiled floor, creating a warm and comfortable cooking space.
Brimming with light, the show-stopping orangery is a constant draw, providing views over the garden. friends.
Recently refurbished, the orangery windows were uniquely created to a bespoke design by North Lancashire-based Brackenwood Conservatory, working with an architect to craft gothic-motif windows to mirror the original design.
Escape outdoors to the sunshine through one of the many doors leading out to the patio, hot tub and lawn.
From the kitchen area step through a door into a carpeted, formal dining room, filled with charm and warmth and a stone, recessed fireplace.
Returning to the hallway, continue on to the traditional, grandly-sized lounge, where the ornate windows create a focal point once more.
Neutrally decorated, with intricate coving and softly carpeted, this is a comfortable and welcoming room in which to unwind and relax with friends, swapping stories after a day's adventuring on the fells.
Add to the ambience by igniting a crackling fire in the log burner, set within a grey marble fireplace.
Sit in one of the window seats, light flowing in from two sides, and enjoy the view. Original, working shutters provide shade and privacy when needed.
Also accessed from this floor is a basement containing a corridor and one large room. Fully tanked, fitted with underfloor heating beneath the original York stone, and with electricity and television points, there is the potential to create a games or media room down here.
Light filters down from two light wells above. Passing beneath the doorway on route to the staircase, admire the intricate carving in the wooden frame. So many original features to appreciate at the West Wing.
Passing beneath the doorway on route to the staircase, admire the intricate carving in the wooden frame. So many original features to appreciate at the West Wing.
Take the carpeted staircase on the way up to the first floor, where a mezzanine shower room features white metro tiling beneath spotlights. A WC and wash basin are also fitted.
Continuing on to the first floor, where the first selection of sleeping accommodation at the West Wing is found.
Victorian splendour pervades in the master bedroom to the right. Original features include picture rails and elegant cornicing, whilst a window seat offers the perfect vantage point from which to admire the garden.
Neutrally decorated with warmth, colour is added with the vibrant tiling in the original fireplace, an attractive ornamental element to the room.
Sneak a peek at the refreshing ensuite, fitted with rainfall shower with handheld attachment and fully tiled in white.
Identical almost, in size, to the master bedroom, bedroom two is located back along the landing.
Decorated with floral flair, this bedroom also features a stone fireplace, with original Victorian tiling, inbuilt storage and a trio of separate windows.
A further set of stairs, illuminated by a skylight, leads to the uppermost level, a private, penthouse level containing two identical bedrooms. Fitted with quaint window seats, providing tree-top views, both rooms are large enough to house twin beds. Serving these two top floor bedrooms is a bathroom, fitted with roll top bath, wash basin and WC.
Currently successfully let as a holiday home, the West Wing has seen its fair share of celebrity guests and turns over around £75k per annum. Where better for your guests to relax and unwind than in the large, private garden. Quintessentially Victorian is the mature monkey puzzle tree, an impressive focal point of the lawned garden. Paving provides the ideal patio area for barbecues and partying whilst a hot tub awards the ultimate holidaymakers' treat.
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The West Wing, Wynlass Beck, Ambleside Road, Windermere, LA23 1EU
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Windermere Station0.6 miles
- Staveley Station3.9 miles
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