For sale: Grove Farm, Stockghyll Lane, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LG
Guide Price £1,950,000
Summary: Farmhouse and four holiday cottages with outbuildings in a breathtaking setting within The Lake District National Park. About 1.87 acres, further land available by separate negotiation. Adjacent 60 acres or thereabouts available for £300,000.
|Parking||Resident Parking , Off Street Parking|
Farmhouse and four holiday cottages with outbuildings in a breathtaking setting within The Lake District National Park. About 1.87 acres, further land available by separate negotiation. Adjacent 60 acres or thereabouts available for £300,000.
Ambleside: 1.3 miles, Windermere: 6 miles, Kendal: 14 miles, Oxenholme: 17 miles (direct trains to London Euston from 2hrs 46 mins & Manchester Airport 1hr 32 mins), M6 Junction 37: 21 miles, Leeds: 86 miles, Manchester: 90 miles, Liverpool: 92 miles.
Grove Farm is a locally renowned and prestigious property with a well established holiday cottage business providing a substantial income, and is being sold as a going concern with a seamless transition.
The period farmhouse, in local stone under a slate roof, provides four generous bedrooms with three
bathrooms, two of which are en suite, three reception rooms and a farmhouse kitchen with a Rayburn stove plus ancillary rooms. Ideal as owner accommodation or, as currently, an excellent family sized letting property.
There are four self contained holiday cottages attached together with a further range of farm buildings, one of which is converted to provide staff accommodation if required.
The farmhouse is not listed and is set at the head of a long private driveway with a cattle grid, an extension of a country lane leading up from Ambleside. This provides a scenic route culminating in a courtyard area with plenty of parking for owners and guests vehicles.
There are garden sitting areas accessed directly from the cottages and the farmhouse and including the driveway the land extends to about 1.87 acres although further land may be available by separate
For further details of the holiday letting business please refer to www.grovecottages.com.
From the centre of Ambleside follow the one way system from the direction of Grasmere and turn left at Barclays Bank. At the junction, turn immediately left and follow the road alongside Stock Ghyll. After about ½ mile, the cattle grid at the southerly corner of the holding is reached. This is the entrance to Grove Farm.
Grove farm occupies a truly spectacular position on the easterly slopes of the Stock Valley, just above
Ambleside on the northern edge of Lake Windermere and lies within the Lake District National Park. The location affords breathtaking views down the valley towards Lake Windermere with the Lake District Fells, including the Old Man of Coniston range and the Langdales on the horizon.
Whilst occupying an exceptionally private position, Grove Farm is within easy reach of the historic market town of Ambleside. The town has a long and interesting history evidenced by its beautiful buildings and is associated with a number of famous literary figures including William Wordsworth, inspired by the grandeur of the surrounding hills.
The centre of the town is designated a conservation area with art galleries and small museums. The thriving town provides an excellent range of day to day shopping facilities, cafes and restaurants. The Lake District National Park provides a wonderful setting for outdoor activities including walking, climbing, cycling, horse riding, fishing and watersports.
Ambleside is easily accessed by road, being just over 20 miles from the M6 motorway, and is served by several national coach services, including National Express. Rail travel is to Windermere or Oxenholme, with regular and efficient services from London taking from about 195 minutes. There is a quick rail link from Windermere to Oxenholme linking to Manchester International Airport.
|Ground Floor|| Entrance hall, two archways, including a door leading into the sitting room, impressive stone fireplace with slabbed hearth with a wood burning stove. Features include exposed beams to ceiling and a polished wood floor. Superb views towards Ambleside. Snug with multi fuel stove within the stone fireplace with hearth, ceramic tiled floor. Glazed panelled door from the snug leads into the inner hall, ceramic tiled floor. Exposed beam ceiling. Planked and latched door leads into the side entrance hall/utility room, stone|
flagged floor, Belfast sink. Door into the pump room. Side external access door.
Returning to the Inner Hall, an archway with understairs store leads into the Farmhouse kitchen: Oil fired Rayburn which supplies the central heating and hot water systems. Characterful handmade kitchen with base units with slate working surfaces and wall cupboards. Double glazed panelled door to side garden with sitting area. Off the kitchen a doorway leads into the dining room, exposed beamed ceiling.
|First Floor|| The main landing runs the full length of the house and leading off this is:-|
Master bedroom suite, westerly aspect. En suite bathroom, wash hand basin, w.c. and shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2, En suite shower room. southerly view.
Bedroom 3, west facing window.
Bedroom 4, southerly view.
Bathroom: Wash hand basin, w.c. and bath.
|HOLIDAY COTTAGES|| Four excellent holiday cottages, known as High Grove, Grove Corner, Middle Grove and Little Grove, adjoin the farmhouse. These were converted from a traditional Lakeland stone barn in the 1990s using local craftsmen. They have been converted, furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard with great attention to detail.|
All cottages are rated Four Star. Middle Grove & Grove Corner are rated Four Star Gold. The cottages provide the basis of a thriving self catering holiday accommodation business which achieves exceptional occupancy rates and generates a substantial annual income. The current owner has established a renowned business with many repeat visitors. The cottages can be viewed at www.grovecottages.com.
The accommodation provided by each cottage is illustrated on the floorplans but can be briefly described as follows:
|High Grove:|| Two/three bedrooms, bathroom, dining kitchen, lounge area & mezzanine.|
|Grove Corner:|| Bedroom with en suite, sitting room, dining kitchen.|
|Middle Grove:|| Two bedrooms, shower room, sitting room, dining kitchen.|
|Little Grove:|| Living room/dining kitchen, bedroom with en suite.|
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Behind and adjacent to the Farmhouse is an extremely pleasant garden with lawns and flowering shrubs.
On the opposite side of the courtyard is a pleasant lawned area with gardens. The gardens next to the
Farmhouse extend to three sitting areas for the benefit of the holiday cottages.
Situated to the south of the farmhouse and cottages, a good range of farm buildings comprising:
Tractor/implement shed, stone built with mono pitched corrugated zinc sheeted roof. Dog Kennels, range of three kennels with runs.
Open fronted cattle shed, loose housing. Adjacent is a shippon with cubicles. Self contained apartment occasionally used by staff.
Mains Electricity. Private Water Supply and Drainage, Oil fired Central Heating
Fixtures and Fittings
It is our client's intention to sell the property as a going concern including all the current furniture, soft furnishings, fixtures and fittings. Further information should be obtained from the selling agents.