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4 bedroom manor house for sale

1 Michael's Nook, Grasmere, LA22 9RZ

Withdrawn from Market £1,500,000

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Tenure: Freehold

1 Michael's Nook is the jewel in the crown in the exclusive and prestigious Michael's Nook development. Originally a substantial gentleman's residence which was subsequently converted in 2005 from an internationally acclaimed Hotel renowned for its elegance.

Situated on the outskirts of this highly popular Lakeland village, in a gently elevated position commanding superb south facing views across the manicured gardens towards surrounding countryside. Michael's Nook offers a private and secure environment with remotely operated gate opening onto the sweeping driveway. Number 1 is the front portion of this fine country property incorporating the principal rooms and main staircase of the original house. The gardens and grounds are a feature worthy of note and developed over many years by the present owners.

A magnificent and palatial style four bedroom property built in the traditional Lakeland style which has been extensively and sympathetically upgraded by the present vendors to an extremely high specification. Creating a stunning home full of luxury bespoke fittings primarily fitted by well renowned local craftsmen Colwith Interiors. Complimented by some fantastic original character features, including solid oak parquet flooring to the ground floor, mahogany staircase and panelling, original coving and mosaic tiled flooring. The original features combine perfectly with the modern appointments including double glazed original windows throughout and surround sound. The bedrooms boast bespoke fitted wardrobes and luxury en-suites facilities, along with Victorian style radiators.

The spacious and superbly proportioned accommodation comprises three outstanding reception rooms boasting a wealth of original features, additional study and four splendid double bedrooms with four bathrooms or which two are en suite. The majority of the rooms are to the front of the property enjoying exceptional views across the gardens to surrounding countryside.

The village of Grasmere, in the heart of the beautiful English Lake District, is a short stroll from Michael's Nook and has a wonderful selection of independent shops and eateries, also benefitting from handy amenities such as a convenience store, post office and primary school.

Once the home of William Wordsworth the area is steeped in local history and culture, nearby Dove Cottage is of specific interest. A plethora of walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep; a gentle walk round the lake taking in Rydal Mount is perfect for those who enjoy spectacular scenery without too much of a challenge, those with a little more appetite for adventure can head up Silver Howe via Allan Crag. The popular town of Ambleside is around 4 ½ miles away and has a wealth of fantastic shops and restaurants, and also practical amenities such as doctors and dentists. 

ACCOMMODATION Front double door leading into:- 

SUN ROOM Attractive mosaic tiled floor. Two double doors leading onto the terrace and triple set of mahogany internal arch doors leading into:- 

RECEPTION/DINING ROOM Magnificent room with an abundance of original features including parquet flooring, mahogany open staircase, mahogany panelling cornice. Coving with ornate detailing. Former telephone room presently cloakroom and cupboard housing surround sound control system including plus heating control system, internet and Sky TV.  

DRAWING ROOM Palatial dual aspect room with feature bay window and seat. Original solid oak parquet flooring. Inset remote controlled gas fire on slate hearth and original oak and marble surround. Ornate cornice and coving. TV point and surround sound. Spectacular south west facing views across the gardens towards Loughrigg and Silver Howe.  

LIVING ROOM Outstanding dual aspect room with feature bay window, window seat and ornate cornice moulding. Multi fuel stove set in superb original fireplace including tiled hearth and cast iron surround. Excellent south west facing views towards Loughrigg and Silver Howe over the terrace and communal gardens. TV point.  

KITCHEN Excellent selection of beautiful handmade maple wall and base units by Colwith Interiors including dresser and granite breakfast bar and worktop. One and half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Bosch appliances include five ring gas hob, electric double oven, microwave and integrated dishwasher. Extractor, part wall tiled, amtico flooring and TV point. Side door to porch with slate tiled floor.  

REAR HALL Spacious understair cupboard.  

CLOAKROOM WC and wash hand basin.  


Wide hallway leading to:-  

UTILITY ROOM Substantial room with an excellent selection of wall and base units with local green slate worktop, sink unit with mixer tap and plumbing for washing machine. Original Lakeland flag worktop and polished slate tiled floor.  

STUDY Attractive and spacious room with bespoke fitted oak book shelving, desk and cabinets, designed and fitted by Colwith Interiors. Oak floor, TV and telephone points. Concealed electric meter and window.  

WINE CELLAR Flagged floor and original safe.  

STORE Highly useful storage room with flagged floor and window.  


LANDING Beautiful landing with stunning mahogany balustrade, large feature skylight and airing cupboard housing two Vaillant boilers and cylinder.  

FRONT BEDROOM ONE A stunning master bedroom enjoying a dual aspect. A well proportioned room with original polished oak floor, inset cast iron fireplace with tiled surround and bespoke fitted mahogany wardrobes. Granite window sills and radiator coverings. Outstanding country views over the garden towards Loughrigg and Silver Howe. TV point. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Luxurious six piece Villeroy & Boch suite comprising oak panelled duo bath, corner double shower with Corian surround, bidet, WC and twin vanity wash hand basins. Partial oak panelled walls, attractive tiled floor with under floor heating. Fitted cabinets, recess storage cupboard and towel rail. Lovely views towards Helm Crag  

FRONT BEDROOM TWO Superb, spacious double room with bespoke fitted wardrobe, concealed radiator and TV point. Glorioust south facing views across the gardens towards Loughrigg and Silver Howe.  

BATHROOM Excellent Villeroy & Boch five piece white suite comprising double corner shower with multi jet power shower, duo bath with shower attachment, WC, bidet and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled walls, extractor, heated towel rail and electric shaver point. 

REAR BEDROOM THREE Attractive double room with fitted wardrobe and dresser. Loft hatch, recess shelving and TV point.  

BATHROOM Attractive Villeroy & Boch white four piece suite comprising Jacuzzi panelled bath with shower over, bidet, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Extractor and heated towel rail. Tiled walls and floor.  

FRONT BEDROOM FOUR Presently used as sitting room or a generous double bedroom with fitted dresser and wardrobe (removable). TV point. Double doors to balcony which has fantastic south facing panoramic views across the garden to Silver Howe and Loughrigg.  

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Four piece Villeroy & Boch suite comprising shower cubicle, WC, bidet and vanity wash hand basin. Part tiled walls, heated towel rail and extractor.  

SERVICES All mains services are connected. Gas fired central heating.  

TENURE Leasehold for an original term of 999 years from 2005, with the Management Company owning the freehold There is an annual service charge of approximately £9,000 per annum, which includes all garden maintenance, general upkeep and buildings insurance.  


OUTSIDE Approached via private shared tarmacadam drive with electric gated entrance, Michael's Nook is set in approximately 3 acres of magnificent private and communal grounds. 1Michael's Nook enjoys a substantial private south facing terrace providing spectacular country views, with a selection of manageable planted borders. The communal grounds include well tended south facing lawn with pathways leading around an abundance of well established specimen trees, shrubs and planted borders including rhododendrons, azaleas and fruit trees. There is an excellent vantage point from upper level garden. Communal green house and gardeners store comprising WC with wash hand basin.

Private garage with remotely operated up and over door. Private designated parking bay and visitor parking.  

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