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Skyfall, Great Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9JS

6 BED 6 BATH £4,000,000

Skyfall, Great Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9JS

  • Ref: 1000_RS0730
  • Type: Detached House
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Located in the heart of the much sought after Langdale Valley be presented with the utterly unique property and setting of Skyfall.

Full Details

* Breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views spanning from Lingmoor Fell, over Pike O'Blisco, across the length of The Crinkle Crags to Bow Fell and round to the iconic Langdale Pikes
* 6,000+ sq.ft of exquisite living space across the 5-bedroom main house and its detached cottage
* Each room offers unique and bespoke features with Skyfall's 'signature' curved walls and influences from the Arts & Crafts movement
* Large kitchen with full-height curved picture windows with dining and soft seating areas plus a walk-in pantry - a unique space to cook, eat and relax, always with the iconic mountains in view
* Formal dining room, large lounge, snug and home office complete the ground floor
* All 5 spacious bedrooms have their own bespoke views, and each is en-suite with 4 boasting superking beds and free-standing roll-top iron baths as well as separate walk-in showers
* Original 1930s detached cottage provides ancillary ground-floor accommodation. Fully refurbished and extended in 2021 to include 8-person sauna, outside hot tub and studio, but could equally serve as an annexe for multi-generational living

* Private water supply
* Biomass wood pellet boiler serves both main home and cottage
* Underfloor heating throughout the main house
* Modern sewage treatment plant
* Mains electricity
* Superfast (~100Mbps) broadband via EE 4G router and CAT6 cabling to all rooms

Grounds, Outbuildings and Location:
* Set in around 1 acre of south/southwest-facing mature gardens with various landscaped seating and dining areas, lawns and woodland
* Conveniently located ~1 mile beyond Chapel Stile with several pubs and eateries all in walking distance, including the Old Dungeon Ghyll
* Private drive with gate and cattle grid and parking comfortably for 4/5 cars
* The west garden has 70-year-old acers and a cascading beck criss-crossed by slate bridges and stone paths
* Sunsets over the Crinkle Crags/Langdale Pikes are spectacular
* Walks to numerous central fells including Scafell Pike and the Cumbria Way from the doorstep

Discover the luxury and elegance of the five-bedroom home and detached cottage with breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views spanning from Lingmoor Fell, over Pike O'Blisco across the length of The Crinkle Crags to Bow Fell and round to the iconic Langdale Pikes. With impeccable bespoke design, captivating gardens, and just a stone's throw from the Cumbria Way - Skyfall is simply exquisite.

Skyfall nestles into the fellside matching the traditional Lakeland white rendered farmhouses long established in the Langdale Valley, yet inside it has the space, efficiency and contemporary features of a much more modern building including underfloor heating throughout so that walls and windows are used to their full potential, making the most of the breathtaking views in every direction.

A stone walled driveway curves past azaleas, acers and rhododendrons to arrive at the rear of the home where there is plenty of parking. Feel instantly at ease as tall Scot's Pines form a natural border with the fells behind, creating a homely sanctuary.

Step inside the large open porch where oak benches are conveniently housed, perfect for removing boots after a wander in the fells.
Enter the spacious hallway, noting the limestone flags that flow seamlessly throughout the downstairs, and be drawn to the curved Voysey style door that offers glimpses of the valley's natural beauty beyond.

The view draws you onwards into the wow-factor kitchen with its huge curved, floor-to-ceiling expanse of picture windows that capture the incredible panorama of the Langdales creating an ever-changing picture to cook, eat and host in front of. A large central island houses an abundance of storage and central induction hob. Upper and lower cabinetry provide additional storage. Gaggenau appliances including two ovens, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher and full height Liebherr fridge and freezer complete the picture. In addition, find a walk-in pantry with second sink through a door to the right.

Both dining and soft seating complete this room as a space not just to cook, but to entertain and live - a natural hub of the home for relaxed dinners and drinks with friends. Open the french doors onto the patio and dine alfresco with the Langdale Pikes as your personal backdrop - simply unique.

Returning to the main hallway enter the snug through a set of stained-glass double doors commissioned by the current owners depicting Langdale in the autumn. Neutrally decorated giving way to the slate fire surround and hearth and letting the beautiful landscape flood in through the wide walk-in bay window.

Follow Skyfall's signature curved walls round to a large coat and boot room, affording plenty of hanging space. In addition, find a separate WC ideal for guests to freshen up.

Across the hallway is the formal dining room, a room fit for every celebration and larger family gatherings with homely fire, large central dining table and bay window showcasing the fells behind.

Heading back to the main entrance discover to the left a corridor, lined with shelves for books and possessions, passing a convenient home office. The wall showcases a stained-glass frieze of Skyfall sitting in the valley before curving round to another set of stained-glass double doors this time depicting the Langdale valley in spring leading you into the formal lounge. Triple aspect windows and glazed doors open to both side and rear of the home letting the natural light and views flood in.

The room centres around sumptuous soft seating in front of the bespoke carved stone fireplace and flanked with pool table to one end, a baby grand piano to the other and full height bookcases across the back wall. This is a large but cosy space that will work for both relaxing family nights and entertaining friends.

An oak staircase based on the original bannisters of the Holbeck Ghyll leads from the hallway to the spacious first floor landing. Note the ornate tulip cutout of the spindles.

The master suite and the further four bedrooms each with their own en-suites are all quite extraordinary! Decorated in Designers Guild wallpaper and curtains, the sleeping quarters are all spacious with room for super king beds and free-standing furniture. Find luxurious marble underfoot in each en-suite and Hansgrohe walk-in showers, with four of the five en-suites also boasting stunning roll-top free-standing bathtubs each with incredible views.

The impressive master suite, found to the left of the landing, retains the incredible curved picture windows of the Langdale Valley - a view to wake up to that is unmatched. The master suite also benefits from a spacious walk-in wardrobe. The en-suite with double sink, roll top bath and walk in rain shower matches the elegance and luxury of the others found on this floor.
Also on this floor is the laundry room with washer, dryer, additional sink and ample room to dry clothes.

Storage is another element Skyfall delivers on a grand scale, with fully boarded loft and an undercroft that houses the biomass boiler, plant room and private water supply.

The Cottage
Tucked away, through the archway from the driveway discover the original 1930's detached cottage, fully renovated and extended in 2021.

Giving nods to Skyfall's design, spot the aesthetic stained-glass circle in the entrance door as well as the lead glazed windows and patio doors. Slate flooring seamlessly flows down the hallway and into the two main rooms. A lovely shower room, dressed in crisp white subway tiles with rain shower and an antique sewing machine base used for the ornate sink adding little artistic touches, lies just off the hallway.

Ahead stands the main studio complete with kitchenette currently housing a sofa bed and used as a hobby room with French doors opening to the patio tucked behind the mature acer trees. Across the hall discover the ultimate in luxury with a gym and eight-person sauna. Open the bi-fold doors and the large hot tub is only a step away across the patio creating a wonderful inside/outside flow to the space for both working out and relaxing.

The cottage is a versatile space, an office, ground floor accommodation, or fitness and play, take your pick as it's easy to be inspired in such beautiful yet private and peaceful surrounding.

Garden and Grounds
Set in around 1 acre, the mature gardens wrap around the property, following the natural contours of the fellside and rock outcrops. Different terraces create areas to relax, eat and entertain as well as a cascading beck running down to the level lawn. There's even a terraced kitchen garden already abundant with fruit trees and bushes on the east side of the drive for those keen on home growing.

The gardens transform through the year as azaleas, magnolia and rhododendrons in spring make way for summer hydrangeas and cornus, before yielding to the brilliant autumn colours of the ancient acers and finally the snow caps appear on Bow Fell and the Langdale Pikes.

To the west of the cottage, the acers create a tranquil woodland with paths and stone bridges that crisscross the beck. Hang a hammock between the trees for an ideal spot to read or just relax. In the morning enjoy breakfast or coffee in tranquil seclusion in your own secret haven. In the evening light the firepit and entertain friends while watching the sun set over the mountains.

** 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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