11 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

The Howes, Lower Gale, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0BD

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 11 bedrooms, 6 shower rooms and 3 kitchens
  • Potential to further expand the accommodation into the basement and possibly the attic.
  • Superb location close to the village centre.
  • Wonderful views looking west over Ambleside to Loughrigg.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From the centre of Ambleside head south onto Lake Road and at the edge of the village centre turn left onto Old Lake Road and then left again onto Low Gale. The property can be found a short distance along on the right hand side. This is a private road with roadside parking directly in front of the property. There are also two pedestrian short cuts to the village centre, one accesses the village at Market Place and the other on to Lake Road.  

Description Built in stone and slate this impressive five storey end of terraced property has previously been a successful student let as The University Of Cumbria is located in the village, although there would be very strong demand for lettable individual rooms by folk employed locally. We are given to understand that very little work would be required at all in order to achieve the required standard to apply for a full "House in Multiple Occupation" (HMO) license. The property could very easily revert back to being a superb and spacious private residence, enjoying wonderful westerly views over Ambleside to Loughrigg, but with 11 bedrooms, 6 shower rooms and 3 kitchens, the ingredients are perfect for a profitable HMO.

The bright and sunny rooms are very well proportioned, and many enjoy exceptional views over Ambleside to the fells and even to Lake Windermere and will be much in demand. The property is a truly unique investment opportunity in the heart of the English Lake District.  

Accommodation (with aproximate dimensions)  

Ground Floor  

Entrance Porch 7' 1" x 6' 6" (2.17m x 2m) Having a tiled mosaic floor and glazed double doors leading to the hall. 

Hall With high ceiling and coving, three radiators and an alcove with plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Having glazed fire doors at intervals, and stairs with timber hand rail and banister leading to the first floor. 

A3 - Bedroom 15' 8" x 12' 11" (4.80m x 3.96m) A large light and airy twin room with high ceiling and having coving, ceiling rose and picture rail. With a large bay window, a wash hand basin and an alcove with shelves, and a radiator. 

A6 - Bedroom 15' 4" x 12' 11" (4.68m x 3.96m) A single room with lovely high ceiling and having a useful integrated storage cupboard. With a sink, radiator and a fire escape glazed door and window. 

Boiler House Housing the Remeha boiler and with shelved storage area. 

WC Having a WC, wash hand basin and an opaque window. 

A13 - Shower Room A shower room with Alterna shower, a radiator and a Manrose extractor fan. 

A11 - Kitchen 14' 5" x 9' 7" (4.40m x 2.94m) Having wall and base units with complimentary work surfaces, with an integrated stainless steel sink and drainer, two windows and an extractor fan. 

Basement 19' 8" x 20' 0" (6m into bay x 6.1m) Formerly obviously a much used room having a parquet floor finish and former fireplace, radiator and a fire escape style window, now offering great potential. 

First Floor  

Half Landing With a radiator and glazed fire safety partition. 

B9 - Bedroom 10' 4" x 7' 7" (3.15m x 2.33m) A single room with a feeling of spaciousness thanks to the high ceiling, and enjoying a wonderful view of the Church, Loughrigg and surrounding fells. Having shelving, wash hand basin with light and shaver point over, and a radiator. 

B8 - Bedroom 15' 8" x 12' 10" (4.80m x 3.93m) A very light and airy twin room with large bay window enjoying great views of the Church, and fells. Featuring decorative cornicing, and ceiling rose and having a radiator. 

En Suite for B8 Bedroom Having a three piece suite comprising a WC, wash hand basin and an Alterna shower, and with a Manrose extractor fan. 

B6 -Bedroom 15' 3" x 11' 9" (4.65m x 3.60m) A lovely light good sized double room with high ceiling and coving, having a radiator and with a glazed external fire escape door. 

En Suite for B6 Bedroom With a three piece suite comprising WC, wash hand basin with mirror over and Triton shower. Also having a Manrose extractor fan. 

B2 - Store Room  

B3 - Bedroom 11' 9" x 10' 5" (3.60m x 3.18m) A lovely light single room. 

En Suite for B3 Bedroom With a three piece suite comprising WC, wash hand basin with mirror, light and shaver point over and a radiator. 

B4 - Shower Room With Shower and wash hand basin. Also having a radiator, Manrose extractor fan, and with a Fire Exit window. 

Hallway With a radiator and stairs leading to second floor. 

Second Floor  

Landing Lovely and light thanks to the glazed atrium. 

C8 - Bedroom 11' 3" x 8' 10" (3.45m x 2.70m) A single room, with a view of the Church and surrounding fells, with a wash hand basin and a radiator. 

C5 - Bedroom 15' 4" x 12' 4" (4.68m x 3.76m) A light and airy double room with a wash hand basin having mirror with light and shaver point over, also having a fire escape window and door. 

C7 - Bedroom 19' 5" x 11' 2" (5.92m x 3.42m) A generous double room with bay window enjoying wonderful views of the Church and fells beyond. Having a lovely high ceiling with coving adding to the feeling of spaciousness. Also with a wash hand basin with mirror and light/ shaver point over. 

C9 - Understair Cupboard Store room. 

C3 - WC WC with wash hand basin having mirror with light and shaver point over, and a Manrose extractor fan. 

Shower Room With an Alterna shower, a Manrose extractor fan and a radiator. 

C2 - Kitchen 11' 9" x 10' 2" (3.60m x 3.10m max) Having wall and base units with complimentary work surfaces, an integrated stainless steel sink and drainer, and a radiator. 

Hallway With stairs leading to third floor. 

Third Floor  

D6 - Bedroom 14' 5" x 9' 2" (4.40m x 2.80m) A double room with Church and fell views, a wash hand basin and a radiator. 

D2 - Shower Room With three piece suite having a pedestal wash hand basin, WC and shower set above a shower tray. and with a Manrose extractor fan. 

D5 - Bedroom 15' 3" x 10' 5" (4.66m x 3.20m) A double room enjoying Church and fell views, and having a wash hand basin and a radiator. 

D3 - Kitchen 13' 8" x 12' 0" (4.17m x 3.68m max) Having wall and base units with complementary work surfaces, an integrated stainless steel sink and drainer. Also with a Velux fire escape window, a radiator and Manrose extractor fan. 

D4 Attic Room 19' 7" x 14' 1" (5.98m x 4.3 m max) With a restricted head height away from the ridge this room was nevertheless no doubt once occupied by staff and used to be served by two skylights which have now been covered over. 

Outside With canopy porch, steps, and having a grassed area to the front of the property with some mature shrubs and a public gravel path following the side of the building to the flagged area at the rear to where there is the external fire escape. 

Parking The property benefits from having an off road parking space at the rear. Lower Gale is a private road so car parking is also available in front of the building 

Store 1 15' 4" x 14' 11" (4.68m x 4.57m) L-shaped and with light points. 

Store A14 6' 6" x 3' 7" (2m x 1.1m) Having a window and providing useful additional storage. 

NOTE We understand from enquiry to South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) that the property has previously been let to Cumbria University under the University's umbrella coverage for such properties in multiple occupation. We are also advised by SLDC that only relatively minor works should be required in order for an independent House In Multiple Occupation (HMO) license to be granted. Anyone wishing to take up the HMO opportunity would be advised to seek the guidance of a Fire Safety Consultant to ensure full compliance.  

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

Tenure Freehold.  

Council Tax Band G - South Lakeland District Council.

As the property is currently let to students, no rates are payable. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office.  

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


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10 September 2019

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  • Windermere (4.2 mi)
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