A Presidential Retreat!
This luxuriously elegant detached period Lakeland residence occupies and idyllic setting with simply breath-taking views on the banks of the River Rothay close to the famous “Stepping Stones”, within the hamlet of Rydal at the foot of Loughrigg fell. This is truly Lakeland luxury at its best in one of the most romantic settings in the British Isles!
Loughrigg Cottage has its origins in the 18th century, and was extended in the Arts & Crafts style in the late 19th century, when it was occupied by Adelaide Wordsworth, the widow of Wiiliam's grandson. In 1906 Woodrow Wilson, shortly after to become American President, rented it for the summer and fell in love with it. His words still describe it perfectly today.
“It is most picturesque and delightfully situated, close by Rothay Stream, and under the shadow of Loughrigg”. Wilson speaks of “exploring the lovely valleys and mountains and coming back to the cottage for tea by the fire”. And at the end of his time there he said “we have had a little cottage all to ourselves in perhaps the most beautiful spot of of all”
Wilson's words capture the magic of this setting on the banks of the river with panoramic views towards Wansfell – here the mountains appear so close you can almost reach out and touch them. This Grade ll listed building was obviously designed and built with the views in mind, a rarity in itself for houses of this era. Step inside and see for yourself how this is a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and spend precious time together. Every detail is taken care of in Loughrigg Cottage with effortless blending of period features alongside twenty-first century indulgences, combining the most desirable elements of gracious living, contemporary mood and sophistication.
Accomodation in detail
Entrance porch: Giving access to garden
Entrance Hall: Slated floor with underfloor heating.
Kitchen: Well-appointed with slate flags and granite work surfaces.
Dining-room: Original Arts & Crafts fireplace with open fire, large dining table and a rocking chair by the fire!
Drawing-room: A stunning room with open fire and large slated bay window with beautiful views. Smart TV, Cambridge audio CD/DAB/Bluetooth sound system, window seats.
TV-room: Smart TV, DVD library, magnificent splayed bay window with window seat and beautiful views.
Utility-room: Washing machine, dryer and drying space.
Bathroom: Luxurious slate wet-room.
Landing: Including a wonderful library of Lake District books.
Bedroom 1: King size bed, smart TV, window seat, ensuite marble shower room with monsoon shower.
Bedroom 2: King size bed, smart TV, window seat, ensuite marble shower room with monsoon shower.
Bedroom 3: King size bed, smart TV, bay window.
Bedroom 4: Double bed, dual aspect views.
House Bathroom: Luxurious marble bathroom with designer double ended bath and monsoon shower facility over the bath.
Bedroom 5: Loft bedroom with twin beds with sloping eves (please bear this in mind for tall people). Ensuite luxurious slate bathroom complete with slipper free standing bath and shower attachment facility.
Outside: Lakeland garden with many vantage points, lighting, private water feature, stone folly and raised terrace equipped with garden furniture for 10. Look out for the red deer at dusk in the woods behind the house.
Driveway: Parking for four cars.
Luxurious detached period residence
Magnificent and breath-taking views
2 luxurious en-suite bathrooms with monsoon showers
1 En-suite luxury bathroom with slipper bath
House luxury bathroom with double ended designer bath with monsoon shower over
Ground floor slate wet room
20 minutes stroll to Ambleside centre
Gas central and part underfloor heating
2 Open fires
Cambridge Audio music system
Lake District library
Range cooker with double gas hob
American style fridge & freezer with wine cooler
Utility / drying area with washing machine & tumble dryer
Beautiful garden with raised terrace
Extensive walks – high and low - from the door
Private parking for 4 cars