Wansfell is in one of the best locations in Ambleside. Set in a conservation area, a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, from its elevated position it sits in large gardens that offer views to Lake Windermere. This modern, detached property in its own grounds, has been finished to a high standard by its current owner to offer a high quality retreat in one of the Lake District’s most desirable locations whatever the time of year you choose to visit.
The house takes its name from the neighbouring hill that overlooks Lake Windermere and is one of the Lake District's most stunning viewpoints.
The lounge is bright and airy with dual aspect patio doors to the gardens and a cosy log burning stove. This social space is complemented with a great dining room with its bespoke dining table and access to the balcony and a ground floor snug ideal for reading or watching TV. The kitchen is very well appointed and the ideal place to prepare a hearty breakfast or a family dinner. The bedrooms all have garden views and are bright and airy and all include Egyptian cotton linen.
The bustling village of Ambleside is just a short walk away and offers a great selection of local bars, restaurants and cafes along with a great range of local shops many selling local produce. Situated in the heart of the Lake District there are a myriad of walks from the door, follow in the footsteps of William Wordsworth and enjoy an afternoon stroll to Grasmere, the more adventurous might head right out of the door directly onto the footpath to Fairfield Horseshoe, a favourite of many a Lakeland Fell walker, and if you believe a little effort deserves a reward why not watch sunset from the top of the nearby Wansfell!
Accommodation in detail
The front door opens to a large hallway that leads to the first of the King size bedrooms with ensuite shower room and the Snug with views to the garden. A large walk in drying room is an ideal place to store all your outdoor gear and walking boots before heading upstairs to explore the rest of the house.
The landing runs the length of the property. The large dual aspect lounge, with its log burning stove has large patio doors to the front and rear garden and allow direct access to the balcony. The dining room offers great social space to gather in an evening and again has patio doors to the balcony with fantastic views across the garden to the Wansfell beyond.
The kitchen is fully fitted with contemporary units with Corian worktops, a Stoves Range cooker and all the amenities you could require. The rear utility area with washer/drier allows access from the kitchen to the rear garden.
At the other end of the landing the master bedroom suite is bright and airy and offers lovely views over the garden and is complemented with a large ensuite bathroom with both a bath and a walk in shower. The landing also opens onto further bedrooms; choose either a king size double bedroom with ensuite shower room or two single bedrooms one of which has an ensuite shower room (please specify which option you would prefer at the time of booking to ensure the rooms are made up correctly prior to your arrival). The family bathroom offers the choice of either the bath or the shower cubicle in which to relax after a day on the Fells!
Heading outside the large lawned garden to the front of the property is bordered by mature shrubs and trees and is a great place for children to play on a summer's afternoon, the smaller rear garden is a sheltered haven but with two large picnic tables it is the ideal place for al fresco dining. To the front of the property the large balcony is furnished for either relaxing or alfresco dining. The driveway offers enough space for to park four cars whilst the garage offers secure storage for mountain bikes and canoes.
Wansfell enjoys a wonderful location; peacefully secluded on Sweden Bridge Lane, only a short stroll from the centre of Ambleside. Ambleside village is located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. The surrounding scenery of Lakeland Fells is dramatic, and lends a stunning backdrop to the Lakeland stone buildings and attractive streets of the village. One of the Lake District's most sophisticated communities, Ambleside village is alive with interesting local businesses, shops and acclaimed Lake District restaurants and pubs.
Larger groups or families will love the freedom this location brings. Stroll to the shops or out for a coffee, then wander to Waterhead Pier to take a cruise on the Lake. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Waterhead Pier (just outside the village centre) and provide a scenic and car free route to Bowness and Lakeside. A fabulous way for all to explore.
For walking, Ambleside is renowned as a hub for enthusiasts. Numerous famous routes begin close by, and a wide range of strolls take in breath-taking scenery without having to travel too far. Ambleside is well stocked with outdoor shops and route information is widely available.
By night, you'll find plenty to entertain. Catch a film at one of the two cinemas, enjoy a drink on the shores of the lake or sample some of our region's finest dining?all just a stroll from your doorstep! The A591 winds its way from Ambleside to Grasmere and Keswick, branching off to Coniston and such delights as the Langdale Valley and Hawkshead.
Detached Lakeland property set in its own grounds
1 Superking bedroom
2 King size bedrooms or 1 King size bedroom & 2 King size bedroom each for single occupancy (Specify when booking)
1 Family bathroom
3 Ensuite bathrooms
Log burning stove
Gas central heating
Range Cooker with gas hob and gas oven
BT TV package
Balcony with patio furniture
Reading / TV room
Large garden with view to Lake Windermere
Private parking for four cars
Garage for mountain bike storage
Convenient location 10 minutes walk to village centre