3 bedroom apartment for sale

1 The Ferry House, Far Sawrey, Cumbria LA22 0LZ

£485,000

Property Description

Key features

  • This elegant ground floor apartment enjoys lovely views over Lake Windermere
  • Magnificent lake shore setting.
  • Stylish 3 double bedroomed, 2 bathroomed accommodation
  • Private gardens and wonderful communal grounds with lake frontage

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Location The Ferry House is situated in an unrivalled position on the tranquil western shore of Lake Windermere away from the busier tourist locations. Sawrey is a beautiful rural area of rolling countryside, winding lanes, picturesque hamlets, tarns and woodland. The Ferry House is situated close to the Ferry Landing at Sawrey. Crossing the lake via the Car Ferry approximately 1 mile south of Bowness, the property is immediately on the left of the Landing and is entered via a Private Gated Driveway. Alternatively, from Ambleside take the A593 towards Coniston, turning left onto the B5286 towards Hawkshead and follow the B5285 and the signs for Sawrey, Windermere and The Ferry and the property is then found just before the Lake Shore.

Number 1 is accessed via the main front door to the building and is first on the left in the lovely entrance hall. 

Description Built in approximately 1880, originally as a high class Victorian Hotel, this eye catchingly attractive stone and slate building was converted into top quality apartments by Messer's Robert Hughes, highly regarded local builders, in 2006. The Ferry House takes its name from the neighbouring Ferry, which has been carrying folk across this narrow section of the Lake for Centuries, whether by foot or by vehicle, and which continues today to provide a convenient link across to the bustling villages of Bowness and Windermere to the East and all they have to offer.

One would be hard pressed to find a more delightfully positioned home than this bright, spacious and stylish ground floor apartment. The views over the lake are superb, from the apartment itself, its private gardens and most memorably from the wonderful communal grounds. This delight never fails to impress, whatever the weather, the time of day or season of the year. The views from the grounds are panoramic encompassing the famous Belle Isle, flanked by beautiful Claife Heights and terminating with the dramatic sweep of the high fells beyond. The lake is frequently dotted with yachts and is home to a rich variety of wildlife. There is a communal boat storage facility for canoes and small tenders discreetly placed within the grounds, perfect for those with a sense of adventure, and there are a variety of walks to be enjoyed from the doorstep, whether taking a leisurely stroll along the lake shore or wandering down to the pub appeals, all is on hand.

As if this were not enough, this bright, south facing apartment itself is outstanding having been created to a unique and stylish design.

Entered via a rather grand communal hallway the accommodation is well balanced with high ceilings and tall windows and offers something for everyone with room in which to relax, entertain and even work, for those lucky enough to be able to work from such a delightful home.The house bathroom and the en-suite shower room are elegantly equipped by Hans Grohe and Duravit and the fitted kitchen is designed by Webbs of Kendal. There is plenty of storage space both within the apartment itself and in the basement area, where there is a private secure section, ideal for those with outdoor, cycling or boating interests. The accommodation includes a wonderful dual aspect bright and capacious bay fronted living room with a door giving direct access to the private garden, a splendidly equipped family kitchen, three double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and a house bathroom. This is the only apartment here with its own private area of garden, which adds both privacy and convenience, whilst Ferry House itself is surrounded by lovely communal gardens which gently slope down to the lake shore where there is quite a substantial lake frontage. There is both allocated and visitor car parking.

LPG Central Heating is installed and the sliding sash windows are double glazed. Structured cabling is fitted to allow a range of home entertainment equipment to be readily installed if so desired.

An Occupancy Clause applies to the apartments at The Ferry House, none of which can be commercially holiday let. Please contact Hackney and Leigh for further details.  

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Entrance Porch With video security entry phone system, and post receiving boxes for each apartment. 

Communal Hallway A welcoming and impressive communal hallway with carpeted floor and the original stair case which leading up to the upper floor apartments within the building. The hallway is heated and is a welcoming entrance. 

Private Hallway With video security entry phone system, an integrated cupboard for coats and boots storage, as well as a further storage cupboard with both power and light points. The property is certainly not short on storage space, a much under-rated facility. 

Family Kitchen 17' 7" x 14' 7" (5.36m x 4.46m) A wonderfully light and airy room thanks to being dual aspect with large windows looking out to Lake Windermere, and having high ceilings. With attractive wall and base units, complementary work surfaces, and with an integrated sink and a half with drainer and mixer tap, Neff appliances including four ring gas hob with extractor hood over, dishwasher, automatic washer/ dryer, electric oven and fridge freezer, along with a Panasonic microwave, spot lights and two radiators. This is a lovely welcoming space having distinct dining and kitchen areas with plenty of space in which to cook, dine and relax with family and friends.

Note; We understand from our client that there is permission to alter one of the windows to create patio doors which would give direct access to the private garden space here. 

Bedroom 3 10' 2" x 9' 6" (3.10m x 2.90m) With a view of the lake, and having a radiator and spotlights. This room would make a perfect office or study for those wishing to work from home. 

House Bathroom Having tiled walls and floor, and a stylish Duravit three piece suite comprising dual flush WC, subtely lit panel bath with Hansgrohe shower over, and a wash hand basin with vanity mirror and shaver point. Also having a heated ladder style towel rail/ radiator, extractor fan and downlights.  

Living Room 28' 4" x 21' 10" (8.65m x 6.67m into bay) A wonderfully light and airy dual aspect L-shaped room with space in which to relax, dine and entertain, and enjoying views of Lake Windermere from the tall bay and side windows. Also having an external door leading to the garden, three radiators, and spot lights. 

Bedroom 2 13' 10" x 11' 1" (4.24m x 3.38m) A spacious double, benefitting from a contemporary fitted triple wardrobe and having a radiator and spot lights. 

Bedroom 1 17' 7" x 12' 1" (5.37m x 3.70m max) A lovely light and airy double room thanks to the three tall windows and the high ceilings, with an integrated triple wardrobe and a radiator. 

En Suite With tiled walls and floor, and a three piece Duravit suite comprising a WC with dual flush, Hansgrohe shower, and wash hand basin with vanity mirror and shaver point over. Also having a heated ladder style towel rail/ radiator, extractor fan, and down lights. 

Boiler Room Housing the Vaillant boiler and hot water cylinder. 

Cellar A large communal shared storage area can be found in the basement of the property by leaving the apartment and proceeding left through the archway in the communal hallway. Storage unit 3 serves the apartment and has an allocated caged area (8m x 3.10m max) to the left hand side which is lockable - perfect for outdoor equipment.  

Outside Apartment 1 is unique in having a private secluded patio area consisting of a lawn and gravelled patio area, as well as delightfully landscaped communal grounds and gardens running down to the lake shore, creating a beautiful spot in which to enjoy a relaxing summers evening looking out over the Lake to the surrounding Lakeland mountains. There is also a pleasant sheltered courtyard to the west side of the property with bench seating.

Additionally there is a communal boat storage facility for canoes and small tenders discreetly placed within the grounds.

An enclosed yard can be found at the rear of the property which accommodates the refuse bins, this area also has outside lighting.  

Parking The apartment has its own parking space, plus additional parking spaces for visitors.  

Services The property has a communal LPG supply, which provides for the Central Heating. There is private water from a bore hole serving The Ferry House as a whole and a private drainage arrangement. We understand that the costs for these facilities are included in the service charge. 

Council Tax Band E - South Lakeland District Council  

Tenure The property is Leasehold for a term of 999 Years which commenced in 2006. There is a service charge of £147.48 per calendar month.  

Viewing Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh, 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.  


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30 October 2019

Nearest stations

  • Windermere (2.4 mi)
  • Staveley (5.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Windermere (2.4 mi)
  • Staveley (5.1 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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