4 bedroom apartment for sale

The Ground Floor Flat, 1 The Old Vicarage, Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LQ

Sold STC £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb far reaching westerly views.
  • Wonderful 4 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed accommodation
  • Large and spacious ground floor apartment with private garden.
  • In need of some upgrading.

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Location Having taken the ferry across Lake Windermere follow the road sign to Sawrey (B5285). The Cuckoo Brown Inn at Far Sawrey will be on the right hand side, turn next right up a narrow lane (Cuckoo Brow Lane) and next right again through the entrance gates of The Old Vicarage. The apartment occupies virtually the entire ground floor and is accessed not via the door you first see, but the door into the communal hallway from the courtyard.

Alternatively, from Ambleside take the A593 from Coniston, turning left on to the B5286 towards Hawkshead. Skirting around Hawkshead village centre, follow the signs for Sawrey, Windermere and the Ferry (B5285). Continue along this road passing the Sawrey Hotel on the right, the Tower Bank Arms and Hill Top (Beatrix Potter's home). Due to the angle of the road junction it is often easier to drive past the turning on the left and to turn around just beyond The Cuckoo Brow Inn and back-track a little, taking the first turning on the right after The Cuckoo Brow Inn as above.  

Description Set in the heart of beautiful Beatrix Potter country and enjoying a truly peaceful location just a short drive from the eastern shore of lake Windermere and the Bowness ferry, The Old Vicarage has been thoughtfully sub divided into a delightful array of self contained apartments standing in its own grounds and enjoying the most magnificent views.

The apartment occupies the entire ground floor of the original Vicarage and was at one time intended to form two separate self contained apartments, so it is not short on space! Now offering a superb range of accommodation in wonderfully bright and airy rooms, where some original cornices and fireplaces remain. The apartment would now benefit from some TLC and upgrading but will undoubtedly become once again a magnificent home, whether that is as a permanent residence, an idyllic lock up and leave weekend retreat or as a sumptuous holiday let.

Surrounded by private gardens and enjoying simply wonderful Lakeland Views over rolling countryside with fields and woodland guiding the eye to the higher Coniston mountain range beyond, this bright and sunny apartment is largely orientated west for both the best of the sunshine and the most appealing of views.

Perfectly placed, you can simply step from the door and stroll down the lane to The Cuckoo Brow Inn, wander down to the lake (where you can board a ferry to lively Bowness or beautiful Ambleside) or simply ramble along the lake shore, roam lovely footpaths over Claife Heights or stroll to Near Sawrey and Esthwaite Water where there is excellent fishing and you can experience watching Ospreys nesting and hunting. Whatever your choice, this is the perfect location for peaceful relaxation away from the rat race and the hustle and bustle of modern life.

The accommodation is entered via a communal hall and briefly comprises a family kitchen, two large corner reception rooms, four bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, plus a house bathroom. In addition to the private gardens (a real boon for privacy) there are allocated car parking spaces.

Yes, the property does now require some upgrading, but all of the important and necessary ingredients are here in abundance allowing the imaginative and lucky new owner to create a truly wonderful home, in a simply divine location - come and see for yourself, but make it quick as this is a rare opportunity.
 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Communal Entrance Hall A light and airy space providing access to the other apartments within the building. The apartment being situated immediately on your left. There is a communal under-stairs store. 

Private Entrance Hall With a high ceiling adding to the sense of space, and having ample room for dealing with coats and boots. Having a Dimplex storage heater in the hall. 

Store A useful room with shelves for extra storage, and with additional provision for coats. 

Family Kitchen 14' 2" x 14' 1" (4.33m x 4.30m) A wonderfully light and airy dual aspect room, with wall and base units, tiled work surfaces, and part tiled walls. Having an integrated sink and a half with drainer and mixer tap, and Hygena appliances including a four ring ceramic hob, separate electric oven, and dishwasher. In addition there is plumbing for an automatic washing machine. With designated built in seating within the dining area there is plenty of space in which to cook, dine and relax with family and friends. Also having a Dimplex storage heater. 

Sitting Room 15' 11" x 14' 0" (4.86m x 4.27m) A wonderfully light and airy room thanks to being dual aspect, with large windows making the most of the tremendous views in all directions. With high ceiling, picture rail and magnificent marble fireplace with slate hearth, and two Dimplex storage heaters. 

Lounge 14' 9" x 13' 11" (4.52m x 4.25m) A wonderfully light and welcoming room, thanks to being dual aspect and enjoying fabulous views of fell and countryside. With high ceiling and picture rail contributing to the feeling of spaciousness. The striking limestone fireplace has a tiled hearth and surround being a real focal point to the room, and also having an integrated shelved display unit. There are two Dimplex storage heaters. 

Bedroom 1 18' 0" x 13' 11" (5.50m x 4.25m) A spacious double room, again with high ceiling and picture rail, with two large windows making the most of the stunning views of the fells and the surrounding countryside. With integrated wardrobes and a Dimplex wall heater. 

En Suite Having a three piece suite comprising a WC, panel bath, and a pedestal wash hand basin with light and shaver point over. With tiled walls, an Xpelair extractor fan and a Dimplex radiator. 

Bedroom 2 14' 0" x 11' 5" (4.27m x 3.50m) A light and airy double room with a lovely high ceiling and picture rail adding to the feeling of spaciousness. Benefitting from having an integrated wardrobe with shelved section, and with the airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Also having a Dimplex storage heater. 

Bedroom 3 9' 9" x 6' 6" (2.98m x 2.00m) A single room with integrated wardrobe having additional storage space above, and a Dimplex storage heater. 

House Bathroom Having a three piece suite comprising a WC, panel bath with shower attachment, and pedestal wash hand basin with light and shower point over. With tiled walls, an Xpelair extractor fan and a Dimplex radiator. 

Bedroom 4/ Study 7' 9" x 7' 7" (2.37m x 2.33m) A single room with an integrated wardrobe and having storage above. With a Dimplex wall heater. 

Cellar There are communal cellar rooms below with external access which are available to all in the building providing an excellent storage facility perfect for bikes, canoes, garden furniture etc. 

Outside  

Parking With allocated parking spaces on the drive in front of the property. 

Garden This ground floor apartment enjoys high levels of privacy being surrounded by its own private gardens , consisting of both a lawned area and more informal natural grass/ wild flower area perfect for attracting butterflies and bees. There are various vantage points from which the glorious views can be enjoyed. 

Tenure The Ground Floor Flat currently forms part of the freehold title and a new 999 year lease will be granted out of that title. The ground floor apartment is at least twice the size of any other in the building (the original intention being to create two apartments here, hence the other apartment numbering starting at 3) and is consequently responsible for one third (2/6) of the maintenance costs. Upon completion the freehold of the entire building and all the land will be transferred to Claife Securities which is the head lessee and will then be offered to the 5 flat owners in the building. We are advised at the time of marketing that the intended cost of acquiring the freehold should prove to be nominal (plus costs) shared between the 5 apartments. 

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

Council Tax South Lakeland District Council - Band E 

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

Energy Performance Certificate The Full Energy Performance Certificate is available to view on our website and also at any of our offices. 

Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity Lakelovers( suggest The Ground Floor Flat offers excellent potential to create a superb, high quality, holiday let in one of the most desirable areas in the Lake District. Offering scope to be developed into a three bedroom, three bathroom, sleep six property, which, when presented and marketed correctly would achieve a higher than average occupancy and target a gross income of approximately £38,000 to £40,000 per year.  


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  • Windermere (3.0 mi)
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Hackney & Leigh Rydal Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9AW

01539 304021 Local call rate

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