3 bedroom apartment for sale

Sethera, 6 Borrans Court, Ambleside, LA22 0EN

Sold STC £345,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Lovely Lakeland views to the front and rear
  • 4 Acres of beautiful communal grounds
  • Private Car Parking

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

Location When approaching from Windermere and the south take the left hand turn at the traffic lights at Waterhead (close to the passengers ferry jetty on Lake Windermere) onto Borrans road. Continue along this road passing the lake on the left hand side with Borrans Park further along on your left. The entrance to the driveway to Borrans Court is located at the right hand side immediately beyond two bollards in the centre of the road. The access drive is signed Barakat and Wanlass Howe on the right hand gate post, with Borrans Court signposted on the left. The private drive winds through attractively wooded grounds to the car parking areas.  

Description Sethera (meaning "six" in old Cumbrian dialect) is a unique second floor apartment set in simply divine surroundings. Superbly placed near to the old Roman settlement at Galava, Borrans Court is quietly placed away from the hustle and bustle which is characteristic of the heart of Ambleside for much of the year and yet all which this vibrant centre has to offer remains just a pleasant stroll away. In fact you could leave the car here for a week and not run short of things to do on foot - Borrans Park is literally just across the road, the lake shore and access to the passenger ferries talking you to a variety of points of interest around Lake Windermere is just down the lane, whilst in the opposite direction you can walk into the very heart of Ambleside where a wide variety of shops, splendid traditional Lakeland inns, highly regarded restaurants and a surprising array of cinema screens await. The more adventurous can strike out for the high fells which surround the town, whilst others may prefer to simply sit and admire the view from the comfort of the armchair or the beautiful communal grounds. Looking almost due west from the apartment is beautiful Loughrigg, with the impressive Coniston mountain range beyond, whilst to the south you can glimpse the glistening waters of Lake Windermere. The view from the communal gardens to the Fairfield Horseshoe is a strong rival for "the best view" but you will have to come and visit for yourself in order to judge.

Much improved in recent years the accommodation is approached via a communal staircase and includes a private hallway, a lovely open plan living space with magnificent views and distinct relaxation, dining and kitchen areas. There are three bedrooms, although the current owners choose to let the apartment as just two bedrooms, keeping the third for their own use when enjoying the apartment for themselves. The master bedroom has a modern en-suite bathroom and there is a house shower room. There is private car parking provision and shared use of the wonderful 4 acres of communal grounds which attract a wide variety of wildlife including red squirrels and deer.

The original house is believed to have been built by the McIver family, linked with the famous Cunard Line before being sub-divided into apartments in the 1980's and is full of charm and character. Sethera itself is a home of interesting and intriguing angles, and of course sensational views, and is certainly one which should be at the top of your shortlist for early viewing. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

A communal hall and stairway with sensored lighting leads to  

Entrance Hall Ideal for the removal and storage of coats. 

Sitting Room 14' 2" x 12' 4" (4.34m x 3.78m) Enjoying beautiful views to Loughrigg and Lake Windermere and having a modern electric wall heater and wall lights. 

Dining Area 11' 8" x 5' 6" (3.56m x 1.7m) An open plan space perfect for enjoying a relaxing evening dinner after a day on the fells. Having a Velux window and built in storage cupboards. 

Kitchen 20' 11" x 5' 5" (6.4m x 1.67m) A galley style space having a range of wall and base units with an integrated Hotpoint oven, a 4 ring electric hob, a sink and a half with mixer tap and drainer, plumbing for both an automatic washing machine and dishwasher, a breakfast bar looking over the communal gardens and woodland an electric wall heater and a fire exit door leading onto the communal staircase (in practice no others will use the communal landing at this level). 

Bedroom 1 12' 7" x 11' 6" (3.84m x 3.53m) A bright double bedroom enjoying stunning fell and lake views. Having a modern electric wall heater. 

En Suite Bathroom A luxury three piece suite having a freestanding claw foot roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, a pedestal wash hand basin with shaver point over and a WC. Also having a ladder style heated towel rail and an Addvent extractor fan. 

Bedroom 2 8' 7" x 7' 10" (2.64m x 2.41m) Another bright double room with wonderful views to Loughrigg and Lake Windermere and having a built in storage cupboard with hanging rail and shelving and a modern electric wall heater.  

Bedroom 3 12' 2" x 8' 5" (3.73m x 2.59m max.) Currently utilised as a store room and having a Velux window, a built in storage cupboard and a modern electric wall heater. 

Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a glazed and tiled corner shower unit with electric shower, a pedestal wash hand basin with shaver point over and a WC. Also having a ladder style heated towel rail and an Addvent extractor fan. 

Parking The apartment enjoys allocated car parking provision within the grounds.  

Gardens Borrans Court enjoys around four acres of wonderful communal gardens and grounds, with mature shrubs and trees, and with vantage points from which to admire the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding fells and beautiful countryside of the Lake District National Park. Each of the properties in Borrans court enjoy the shared use of a communal store perfect for the storage of bikes etc.

NOTE Japanese Knotweed has been identified in a small section of the woodland and we understand that this is being attended to by the Management Company.  

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

Tenure Leasehold for a term of 999 years from 1991 with the freehold owned by Borrans Court Residents Association Ltd. The ground rent is £1 pa and the current service charge a year is £1,500.  

Rateable Value The property has a rateable value of £4,200 with the amount payable for 2018/19 being £1,957.20 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney and Leigh, Rydal Road, Ambleside. Telephone 0.  

Energy Performace 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:
18 October 2018

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Nearest station

  • Windermere (4.0 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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