Little Ees Wyke Near Sawrey, LA22 0JZ


Sold STC £975,000

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Come inside and take a look around.

Ahead of you, oak flooring stretches out to glazed double-doors. Beyond this, a wall of glass displays stunning vistas down to the lake. Enticed by the views, pass the spacious shower room to the left and the sizeable separate cloak and linen cupboards on either side, as we arrive at the music room.

A symphony of views awaits, as Grizedale Forest, The Old Man of Coniston, Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell, Scafell Pike and the lesser Langdales rise up in chorus through the wall of glass opposite.

Such a light and uplifting room, and so much space. Oak floors outstretch underfoot, as a toasty, log-burning stove glows to the right. A tall, recessed nook in the wall houses your week’s supply of logs.

Slip out through the patio doors and on to your open-air veranda for mesmeric sunsets over the water. Spying a further set of patio doors along this vast veranda, return indoors and into the lounge. Also accessible from the music room, this cosy space hosts another roaring log burner, perfect for shaking off the chilly winter nights. A rustic wooden mantelpiece adds an air of country charm.

Follow your nose back to the bright, inviting hallway and through to the kitchen-diner.

Fresh and neutral, let your cooking do the talking in this straight-speaking fully-equipped kitchen.

New oatmeal worktops coat the surfaces. Crisp, clean units line the walls, providing ample storage for all your pots, pans, whisks and cafetieres. Housed in their midst is your electric fan oven with gas hob.

Biscuit-coloured tiles underfoot are as hardwearing as they are attractive, and lead to a comprehensive utility room – ideal for your washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing.

Imagine waking up to spectacular views over Esthwaite Water every morning…

Now you can. The south-westerly facing master bedroom opens out onto the veranda and, when it shines, is bathed in summer sunshine from 10am until sunset.

Next door, your second bedroom also enjoys splendid views of the twisted summits of Crinkle Crags and the oft-shrouded summit of The Old Man of Coniston.

A tiled stone-effect bathroom, complete with bath, shower, wash basin and toilet separates your second bedroom from the third on this ground floor level; a smidge smaller than its siblings, this double bedroom is as cosy as they come.

Currently in use as a self-catering holiday cottage and apartment, upstairs you’ll discover two more self-contained en-suite bedrooms.

A quirky and light space, the cosy living area enjoys simply breath-taking 180-degree views down over the lake.

Bespoke windows, 1.5 metres high with no central bar once open, allow you to lean right out onto a Juliet balcony for a view like no other.

Sneak a peek through the telescope to spy the nesting ospreys on the far shore of Esthwaite Water – such a rare privilege – from the comfort of your own lounge.

A small kitchen area makes this apartment entirely private and self-contained – ideal for multi-generational living if not for the purposes of holiday letting.

To either side, en-suite double bedrooms with showers and more light, bright windows.

Attached to the main house, with its own private access is a cosy cottage with its own private veranda from the lounge, alongside a perfectly pristine kitchen and en-suite double bedroom.

Booked out for 45 weeks of the year, could this business opportunity be the break from the rat-race you’ve been searching for?

There are so many reasons for children to love this garden: a tennis court-sized lawn to scamper about, and a gate in the garden leading down through the fields to Esthwaite Water…mere minutes’ walk away.

Perhaps the biggest draw of all it Little Ees Wyke’s connection with Beatrix Potter. Built within the walled garden of neighbouring Ees Wyke country house, formerly known as Lakefield. Beatrix Potter would stay at the Georgian manor during the early 1900s. It was here that she painted the view looking out over a stone terrace, recently uncovered and restored by the current owners in the garden of Little Ees Wyke.

Best of all, the remains of a potting shed and greenhouse that (rumour has it) once bore a remarkable similarity to those of a certain rabbit-despairing gardener, lie in the bottom corner of the garden.

Could these relics have provided the inspiration behind one of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved characters, the curmudgeonly Mr McGregor?

Rabbits, bird and wildlife are in abundance here, so take an elevated seat in the garden and watch nature at its best here in this enchanting refuge.

Plenty of space for all your gardening gear in the large garage, with its impressive clock tower – illuminated at night and worked by Munich via satellite. No need to adjust for daylight savings here; it is efficiently done for you.

Finer Details:
Council Tax Band F
Built in 1963
Oil Fired Central Heating
Mains Electricity
Septic Tank
Electric Heating (Esthwaite Cottage)
Double Garage
Holiday Let Potential
Lake Views – Esthwaite Water
2 Miles to Hawkshead
7 Miles to Newby Bridge
7 Miles to Ambleside

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Sam Ashdown & Phil Jones

To View Little Ees Wyke Near Sawrey, LA22 0JZ Call Sam or Phil

On 015394 88811

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