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Dwarf Hall, Chapel Hill, Ambleside, LA22 9EB

4 BED £850,000

Dwarf Hall, Chapel Hill, Ambleside, LA22 9EB

  • Ref: 1000_RS0550
  • Type: Cottage
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Tucked away in a secluded part of Ambleside, brimming with history and character, get ready to be captivated as you discover the highly versatile hideaway that is Dwarf Hall.

Full Details

This 16th century Grade II listed barn conversion is an amazing opportunity to own a magical slice of Lake District history. With dry stone walls, an abundance of original features and south facing views over the town, Dwarf Hall is thought to be one of the oldest buildings in Ambleside. Originally part of The Master Forester of Ambleside's Lodge , Dwarf Hall is now a wonderful setting for a beautiful home that offers a multitude of possibilities.

* 1600's age
* Grade 2 listed
* Home is located in a conservation area
* Freehold
* 3 bedroom, plus cottage currently a 1 bed holiday let
* Kirkstone Slate hall tiles, kitchen worktop, fireplace
* Double glazed windows

* 3 Bedrooms (plus 1 in Holiday let)
* 2 Bathrooms (plus 1 in Holiday let)
* Separate parking area in private yard.

* Mains Electricity and gas
* Mains Water
* Mains Drains
* Internet speed: Superfast broadband

Grounds / Location:
* Front lawn
* Unrestricted parking outside the hall plus private parking area
* Garden and nearly all windows are south facing
* Outside terrace and balcony
* Magnificent views from every south facing window
* Lots of pubs in the area

Just moments out of the town centre, but in such a secluded and peaceful spot, pull up to the private parking space that belongs to Dwarf Hall.
Walk around How Head and make your way along the slate path to the majestic front door where colourful azaleas bloom . The bespoke locally crafted front door, with its stunning cast iron design and characterful features, provides a grand entrance to this historic home. With its unique framework and unusual handle, it's the perfect introduction to the many qualities and exceptional details that make up Dwarf Hall.

The glass around the front door fills the entrance hall with light as you enter the home and are immediately taken in by the combination of comfort and charm. The open, vaulted ceiling with views to the upper floor gives a bright and spacious feel.

The Kirkstone slate tiles underfoot establish the use of local materials that were used to build and maintain Dwarf Hall. The stone used to build the house, the oak beams above the windows and doors, are just some of the features that portray the attention to detail that is throughout the home.
Turn left and freshen up in the cloakroom that comprises washbasin and WC as well as a large storage area for coats and jackets, before you begin to explore.

Make your way back into the hall and ascend the carpeted stairs, taking your first left, which leads you into a large double bedroom. Bright and welcoming, the room has neutral tones and a window that shows stunning views overlooking the town and fells beyond.

Make your way back to the hallway and note the recessed bookcase and small feature above that whisper to the home's past. The narrow vertical space was originally an arrow slit, now used as a decorative feature, but serves as a wonderful reminder of the past that surrounds you as you take the next left and enter the lounge.

Spacious, comfortable and flooded in natural light from windows at both ends, the lounge is a refuge you can fully relax into. With a wide picture window showing stunning views towards Loughrigg, Grizedale Forest and Latterbarrow, it's an idyllic space to relax and unwind.

Retrace your steps back toward the hallway, take a right and ascend to the upper floor where two more bedrooms await. Both with superb views over the town and filled with natural light, they promise a restful and peaceful sleep. With only birdsong and the distant chime of the church bells, enjoy the tranquil rest as you let the calming atmosphere of the rooms envelope you in their sanctuary.

Perfect for freshening up in the morning or relaxing in the evening, visit the family bathroom at the end of the landing. With travertine tiles from floor to ceiling, the room is spacious and welcoming. Press the button to the side of the bath, and watch as the power shower over the bathtub jumps into action! With a wash basin, WC, heated towel rail, large storage cupboard, touchpoint illuminated mirror and extractor, it has everything you need to start or end your day.

Make your way back toward the entrance hall and take a right into the spacious kitchen-diner. With Kirkstone silver green slate work tops, bespoke light painted oak cabinets and terracotta tiles, the room emanates welcome and warmth.

The warm, red-tiled splashback to the large, electric three oven range with induction hob makes a wonderful feature that draws you into this inviting space. Other amenities include Neff dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and three-way mixer tap with water filter option. The window above the sink fills the room with light and the amazing views showcase Loughrigg, Latterbarrow and Black Fell in all their glory.

Due to the south facing aspect, the sunlight is captured in Dwarf Hall like nowhere else, and the kitchen-diner takes full advantage of this with patio doors leading out into the garden. This seamlessly combines the joy of cooking and dining with the beauty of the outdoors. Sip your morning coffee as you step out into the gentle morning sunshine, or invite friends and family over for memorable meals filled with laughter, delectable aromas accompanied by the warmth of the sunshine.

Walk through the kitchen, turn right and take the Brathay slate steps down to a utility space with a bespoke storage cupboard, perfect to use as a pantry, or storing larger kitchen equipment, with washing machine below. Turn left and enter another family bathroom. With large, colourful Spanish tiles in the shower, the bathroom consists of WC, washbasin, heated towel rail, bath with overhead shower and largevanity unit for all your essentials.
Continue on and pass a room on your left that is perfect for storage. Home to the boiler, the space is ideal for drying wetsuits after your adventures on the water and for keeping bikes and other sports equipment close at hand for impromptu escapades.

Walk down the corridor and unlock to the door to Dwarf Hall Studio. Currently being used as a holiday let, Dwarf Hall Studio reveals a potential that will capture your imagination.

With immense flexibility, the studio could be used as a home for a cherished family member, accommodating visiting guests and relatives, or serving as an additional source of income, as it is currently being utilised.
Turn right into the sleek family bathroom with tiled walls comprising bath, heated towel rail, bath with overhead shower, washbasin and WC. Peep at an array of fitted cupboards, ready to store household items.

Make your way out and continue into the kitchen-diner. With warm terracotta style tiles underfoot, and an array of wall and base cabinets, it's an inviting space. A door leads to the outside on Chapel Hill, providing a separate entrance for those saying in Dwarf Studio, as well as letting in plenty of natural light. Amenities include an electric cooker, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher.

Make your way back through the kitchen-diner, past the recessed bookshelf and into a large bedroom with a vaulted ceiling. With space enough for comfortable seating and a coffee table, as well as a double bed, this room effortlessly combines a living and bedroom area. The large picture window reveals stunning views of the fells that are throughout Dwarf Hall. and patio doors open out onto the gardens beyond with views of Wansfell.

In such a beautiful part of Ambleside, with the sun streaming in through every room, Dwarf Hall is the perfect blend of history, versatility and comfort set in one of the most stunning parts of the Lake District.
Garden and Grounds

Dwarf Hall has a private, off-road parking space and a secluded garden to the back that is south-facing and catches the sun at all hours. The split-level garden is filled with mature plants and flowers, including azaleas, rambling rose and clematis. A pretty pond, home to smooth newts and used as a bath by the local birds, sits outside the kitchen window. It's a secret hideaway tucked behind the home, providing a calm space filled with foliage in which you can relax and recoup.

The patio beside the kitchen, with space enough for seating, is an idyllic spot to while away sunny afternoons as you enjoy the view of Loughrigg and beyond. A perfect place to dine outdoors, to sit and watch the wildlife, or to invite friends over as you enjoy the views of the town.

Out and About
With Ambleside within walking distance, Dwarf Hall is perfectly located so that you are able to enjoy the peace and quiet of being on the edge of town, and yet close enough to enjoy all that it has to offer.
Stroll down Peggy Hill and visit the many boutique shops, cafes and restaurants that fill Ambleside. Catch the ferry to Wray Castle or Bowness to explore further afield, or walk down to the lake where you can feed the ducks and swans.

The train station in Windermere links to all major lines and is only a fifteen-minute car ride away, and the regular bus service makes travelling to and from Dwarf Hall an easy option.

With so many walks and adventures on your doorstep, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring the outdoors. A short walk from the centre of Ambleside takes you to Stock Ghyll Force where you can marvel at the 70ft waterfall or take the circular walk of High Sweden Bridge which starts from just outside Dwarf Hall.

Grab your swimming costume and go for a dip in Rydal Water or take the short journey to Chesters By The River for a slice of cake.
With so much to choose from, you'll never be stuck at how or where to spend your time, and you'll always be delighted to return to such an enchanting and comfortable home that is Dwarf Hall.

** For more photos and information, download the brochure on desktop. For your own hard copy brochure, or to book a viewing please call the team **

Tenure: Freehold


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