Grey Walls is an impressive and quite outstanding detached country house, standing in an elevated position within extensive grounds. Its superb Lakeland location, in the village of Patterdale, lies at the southern end of Ullswater. Architect designed, it incorporates fascinating features such as oriel windows, all set in dressed stone. Internally the accommodation has a unique character, with oak panelling and a 17th-century court cupboard. The house manages to incorporate cottage charm, with the majority of rooms taking advantage of the exquisite outlooks. The grounds are delightful; they are all south facing and include extensive terracing, with water features, fish pond and broad areas of lawn with rhododendron bushes. There are magnificent fell views in all directions. Kirkstone Pass rises up to the south of the village dropping down into Ambleside and Windermere, so the location is central to both the North and South Lakes, and therefore excellent for touring the National Park. Above the valley behind Patterdale is the famous Striding Edge, a knife edge ridge, leading onto Helvellyn and is popular among more serious walkers. For a less strenuous walk you will find Aira Force, a short drive north, which is the Lake District’s most famous waterfall. There are watersports available on the lake and the steamer is a beautiful way to enjoy the scenery.
Ground Floor: The property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Large with original oak panelling, beamed ceiling, oriel windows, views to Striding Edge and Helvellyn, electric sttyle stove, TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining room: With 17th century court cupboard.
Kitchen: With induction hob and electric oven, microwave/oven/grill combination, fridge and dishwasher.
Lobby: With walk-in larder.
Garden room: With French doors leading to patio.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (can be made to twin, must be requested on booking).
Bedroom 2: With super king size (zip and link, can be made up as a twin, must be requested on booking) and en-suite shower over bath and WC.
Bedroom 3: With king size bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and WC.
Lower Ground Floor:
Utility room: With fridge, freezer, dryer and washing machine.
First Floor: Bedroom 4: With twin beds and basin.
Bedroom 5: With 4ft double bed (for one) and basin.
All oil, electric and bed linen and towels are provided. Travel cot and 2 x high chair on request. Wifi access.Large terraced garden with patio, charcoal BBQ and garden furniture. Landscaped grounds. Bike store. Two dogs welcome. Parking for four cars. Please note: there are multiple steps, a water feature and a fish pond in the grounds and garden of the property.