3 bedroom detached house for sale

16 Gale Park, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0BN

£562,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful lake and fell views.
  • 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
  • Beautiful gardens, garage and parking.
  • Quiet yet convenient location.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location Gale Park is a quiet and pleasant residential cul-de-sac close to the centre of Ambleside. Leaving Ambleside heading south on Lake Road, turn left on to Old Lake Road almost opposite the Mammut shop on the right hand side. Take the next left and then immediately right on to the private road that leads past Gale Rigg and on to Gale Park. Passing Gale Rigg House on the left hand side take the right hand turn into Gale Park and then the first right hand turn and the property is found at the head of the small cul-de-sac here.  

Description When you weigh up the pro's and con's of any new home, be that for family living, a weekend retreat or a potentially lucrative holiday let, what do you have on your shortlist? Good views? A bit of peace and quiet? The ready accessibility of a range of facilities such as pubs, restaurants and shops? This wonderful split level detached home has all of these and so much more.

The views are amazing- a panorama stretching from Wetherlam in the Coniston mountain range, across Todd crag and the Loughrigg fells to the Fairfield Horseshoe. You can even catch glimpses of Lake Windermere in the south - all the better from the stunning gardens. And with the exception of Wetherlam, all can be accessed on foot from the doorstep.

Peaceful? You would never guess that central Ambleside is just a short stroll away given that all you really hear here is birdsong. And yet the village centre is just down the hill and not only offers a variety of superb traditional Inns, highly regraded restaurants and cafes, shops and a school, but also a surprising number of cinema screens.

The accommodation is very well balanced, offering space for everyone, whether you have a growing family or enjoy entertaining family and friends. The split level accommodation is entered at mid level, with a short flight of stairs up to the main hall which gives access to a lovely triple aspect L-shaped living room offering wonderful views in all directions. The kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom are also located here. On the lower floor is the third double bedroom, a shower room and a large utility room alongside which is the spacious and high ceilinged garage, which offers obvious potential for conversion to provide further living accommodation if desired and subject to any necessary consents. There is car parking provision on the driveway in front.

The gardens are an absolute delight. Not your typical and rather uninteresting plain lawn, but a sloping Lakeland garden full of character with natural rock outcrops and colour provided in winter by the snow drops, through to spring blue bells and daffodils and blooming through the summer with around 60 varieties of rhododendrons. The views, particularly from the upper sections of the garden are absolutely breath taking - a real treat.

Whilst the accommodation would now stand a little updating, this is a superb opportunity in a wonderful setting, do not miss out.

 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Entrance Hall Having a window and being ideal for the removal and storage of muddy boots and coats. 

A smal flight of stairs lead up to  

Landing Having loft access. 

Living Room 23' 7" x 22' 3" (7.2m x 6.79m) A bright a spacious L shaped room enjoying a stunning triple aspect with views to the Coniston Range, Wetherlam and Loughrigg Fell. Having space to both dine and relax, a feature slate open fireplace and two radiators. 

Breakfast Kitchen 11' 5" x 9' 4" (3.48m x 2.86m) Enjoying fell views with glimpses of Lake Windermere in the wintertime and having a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces, a stainless steel sink and a half with mixer tap and drainer, a Tricity extractor fan and a radiator. 

Bedroom 1 11' 6" x 11' 5" (3.51m x 3.48m) A bright double room enjoying views to the Coniston Range and Wetherlam with glimpses over the rooftops of Lake Windermere and having a radiator and built in storage. 

Bedroom 3 11' 5" x 9' 7" (3.48m x 2.93m) A double room having a window and useful built in storage. 

Bathroom Having a coloured three piece suite comprising a bath with shower attachment over, a wash hand basin with light mirror and shaver point over and a WC. Also having a radiator with towel rail over, an opaque window and tiled walls. 

Built in storage cupboard Having shelving and also housing the water tank. 

A short flights of stairs from the entrance hall lead down to  

Inner Hallway Having a double radiator and under stair storage area. 

Bedroom 2 15' 5" x 11' 0" (4.7m x 3.37m) Another bright and spacious double bedroom, having a radiator. 

Shower Room Having a coloured three piece suite comprising a glazed and tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower, a wash hand basin and a WC. Also having a radiator with towel rail over, an opaque window, tiled walls and a tiled floor. 

Utility 10' 9" x 7' 10" (3.3m x 2.4m) Having wall and base units, a stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, a window looking over the garden, a radiator and a tiled floor. 

Giving access to  

Garage A spacious garage having a very high ceiling and an up and over door, a window, built in shelving and a useful mezzanine storage area. The garage could readily be utilised to extend the internal accommodation (subject to any necessary consents). There is also additional parking on the drive in front of the garage. 

Garden The gardens are an absolute delight. With natural shrubs and rockery to the front and side of the property and having a multilevel garden to the rear giving access beyond the many varieties (over 60) of rhododendron, to a raised lawn which enjoys splendid panoramic views to lake Windermere and the surrounding fells.

The upper reaches of the garden are accessed via irregular natural stone steps and care should be taken on these particularly when they are wet. 

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

Tenure Freehold. 

Council Tax South Lakeland District Council - Band G 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. 

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

Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity In the opinion of Cumbrian Cottages ( The property is in a great location and the view from the lounge window is breath-taking. It would be a superb holiday home. In that area I would expect to get between 42 and 48 weeks of bookings. In low season it would rent for £679 per week rising to £1200 a week in summer and £1400 a week over Xmas and New Year. I would expect the property to net the new owner in the region of £28,000 per year. This figure is NET to the owner after any fees for management . 


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26 February 2019

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  • Windermere (4.0 mi)
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