2 bedroom ground floor flat for sale

The Rydal Suite, 3 Loughrigg Brow, Under Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9SA

£600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb 2 en-suite bedroomed ground floor apartment.
  • Wonderful setting just a parkland stroll from central Ambleside
  • Elegant accommodation with a magnificent bay fronted living room.
  • Private garden and 10 acres of communal grounds including a tennis court.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location Beautifully situated on the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell just a short stroll across the park from the centre of Ambleside, Loughrigg Brow can be reached by car by taking the A593 out of the centre of Ambleside as if travelling towards Coniston. Immediately after crossing the River Rothay on Rothay Bridge turn right on to the quiet lane signposted Under Loughrigg which runs alongside the river toward Rydal. Continue along this lane until the old stone arched foot bridge which crosses back over the river into the park is seen on the right hand side. Immediately on your left here are the wrought iron gates leading to the driveway of Loughrigg Brow. Proceed up the driveway and there is plenty of visitor parking to supplement the private parking space and garage. On entering via the pleasantly heated and welcoming original porch and hallway The Rydal Suite is immediately on your left on the ground floor. 

Description Loughrigg Brow, which roughly translates as 'ridge above the lake', is a distinctive and highly attractive Grade II listed Lakeland building which was designed by Ewan Christian and built in 1863 for the then vicar of Ambleside, Canon Bell.

The property has lost none of its original impressive character over the years and in 1944 The Westmorland Gazette asserted that "the house challenges any other in Lakeland for its magnificent views, which describe the full circle instead of consisting of one beautiful panorama from the terrace like most Lakeland mansions". The views from The Rydal Suite, its own garden and from the wonderful communal grounds are still a delight to this day.

With all that central Ambleside has to offer being located just a lovely stroll away across level parkland, this welcoming home is the perfect permanent residence, weekend retreat or holiday let. The apartment could hardly be more desirably located, splendidly combining peace and tranquillity with a high level of convenience to traditional Lakeland inns, restaurants, shops and cinemas, as well as the shore of Lake Windermere and of course the high fells that are such a feature of the region.

The current accommodation was thoughtfully designed in 1997 when the building was tastefully subdivided into 10 luxury apartments, and The Rydal Suite enjoys some lovely views from every window. The accommodation briefly includes a private hallway with a cloakroom, a truly superb bay fronted living room complete with high ceilings and the original Victorian window shutters, and of course magnificent views. These views are shared by the dual aspect family kitchen which has double doors leading out to the private garden, and by the two double bedrooms, both of which enjoy en-suite facilities.

Outside is a wonderful private garden, perfect for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine and having its own patio area, lawns and flower beds. Enjoying this secluded garden also provides the accommodation with a higher degree of privacy than is often enjoyed in ground floor apartments. This garden is superbly supplemented by stunning communal grounds with both formal and informal areas and including a tennis court which was resurfaced in 2011. The grounds are believed to extend to something in the region of 10 acres (not measured) and there is plenty of allocated car parking provision as well as a private garage and plenty of visitor car parking spaces. It is no surprise that this unique home is a highly popular holiday let with Heart of The Lakes with plenty of repeat visitors enthusing about its charms.

A unique property, both welcoming and comforting as well as remaining full of style and elegance - why not come and see for yourself?  

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Communal Entrance Porch Double doors lead into the interesting original communal entrance porch 

Communal Hallway A hallway with carpeted floor, fireplace and a wall mounted electric heater. 

Private hallway With intercom entrance system. 

Living Room 22' 3" x 20' 1" (6.80m x 6.14m into bay) A stunning room being wonderfully bright and spacious with a high ceiling and beautiful original coving. Having a large bay window with almost full height windows, with working shutters and views out to the private garden and fells beyond. Also having three radiators, a marble hearth with timber surround, wooden floor and 3 wall lights. Glazed double doors lead to; 

Family Kitchen 16' 2" x 15' 9" (4.95m x 4.82m) A wonderfully light and airy dual aspect room thanks to the high ceiling with a full height window with working shutters as well as double doors onto the patio. Having beautiful original coving and an attractive range of wall and base units with complimentary work surfaces incorporating a breakfast bar, an integrated ceramic sink and a half with drainer and mixer tap, Stoves double oven with electric hob above and extractor hood, Hotpoint freezer, fridge, Bosch dishwasher and AEG washer/dryer. Also having a built-in dresser, built-in cupboard housing a Glow Worm boiler, part tiled walls and with exposed timber flooring and a radiator . This is a lovely welcoming space in which to cook, dine and relax with family and friends. 

Bedroom 1 16' 4" x 15' 7" (4.98m x 4.75m max) A spacious and bright double bedroom having a high ceiling and large dual aspect windows with shutters giving views to the communal grounds and glimpses of the fells beyond. Benefitting from built-in wardrobe, dressing table and storage unit, large radiator, 2 overhead built in storage cupboards and alcove shelving. 

En Suite Bathroom Benefitting from tiled walls and having white 3 piece suite comprising of bath with shower over, pedestal hand wash basin with mirror over and WC. Also having a ladder style heated towel rail,down lights and Expelair extractor fan. 

Bedroom 2 12' 8" x 12' 6" (3.88m x 3.83m max) Having a wonderful view of the fells from it's large window with working shutters, this is an airy double room that is currently being used as a twin. Also having a radiator and high ceiling. 

En Suite Shower Room Having a 3 piece suit comprising of a glazed and tiles shower cubicle with Mira shower, pedestal wash hand basin with light over and WC. Also having a radiator, tiled walls, extractor fan and towel rail. 

Cloak Room Having a two piece suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin and WC, with part tiled walls, a radiator and useful built-in storage cupboard. 

Outside  

Private Garden This unique ground floor apartment benefits enormously from enjoying a lovely private garden all of its own with lawns and mature shrubs and trees and a paved patio area having outside lighting and a tap. Simply perfect for relaxing with your morning coffee, or evening G&T. The gardens enjoy lovley views and afford the apartment a delightful level of privacy.  

Communal Grounds Loughrigg Brow stands in beautiful communal grounds which are understood to extend in total to approximately ten acres (not measured) of both formal and informal gardens interspersed with natural woodland providing a real haven for wildlife and having an all weather tennis court and plenty of space to explore and enjoy. 

Garage 19' 0" x 9' 6" (5.8m x 2.9m) A useful stone based block and slate built space having an up-and-over door, opaque window and power and light points,  

Parking The apartment has its own allocated car parking space, plus plenty of additional parking provision for visitors. 

Services Mains water, electricity and gas are connected to the property, Loughrigg Brow has a private sewerage system, the maintenance cost of which is covered within the maintenance charge. The property has gas fired central heating to radiators.  

Tenure We understand the property is held on a 999 year lease with all owners in the development being shareholders in the management company which owns the freehold. The annual service charge, which includes external maintenance of the building, decoration and general upkeep of the estate, is £3200 per annum.  

Business Rates The property has a rateable value of £4200 with the actual amount payable for 2019/20 being £1957.20. Small Business Rate Relief may be available. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. As the property is currently a highly popular holiday let with Heart of the Lakes viewings may be restricted to change-over times. 

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


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21 November 2019

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  • Windermere (4.6 mi)
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Hackney & Leigh Rydal Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9AW

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