Set upon an elevated plot, surrounded by the Langdale Pikes, Skyfall is a simply stunning and imaginatively designed, detached family home with five ensuite bedrooms encompassed by natural woodland gardens and including a detached two bedroom annexe and some of the most breathtaking views. Completed in 2016, this modern property has the feel of a renovated period residence thanks to the painstaking attention to detail applied throughout. Taking influence from the Arts & Crafts movement, each room offers unique and bespoke features, from the handcrafted Oak staircase inspired from the Holbeck Ghyll Hotel, to the Voysey replicated entrance door, elegant reclaimed internal oak doors, and the arts & crafts fireplaces beautifully finished with handmade, tiled surrounds.
Skyfall is completed with all the modern connotations expected from a high end new build including underfloor heating throughout, quality Gaggenau appliances within the show stopping, open plan kitchen, dining and living area and a high preforming, eco-friendly Biomas boiler. Finally, luxury finishes are in abundance, to include a McCarron & Co bespoke, hand painted, tulip wood kitchen with solid walnut drawer boxes and bathroom vanity units, marble tiling in the bathrooms which feature Hansgrohe showers, Cast Iron Bath Company bathtubs and Italian Bellagio taps and fittingly vibrant Designers Guild paintwork and wallpaper. Despite the multitude of quality features, the most striking feature of all is the breath taking, panoramic views over the Langdale Pikes. Most prominently admired from the feature full length curved windows of the open plan kitchen and mirrored master bedroom above, the vista looks out to the peaks of Lingmoor, Pike o'Bliso, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and Harrison Stickle. Skyfall has been a well loved and thought through project and the result is simply stunning, with each room offering its own story of striking features, views and finishes that simply has to be viewed to fully appreciate the effort and effectiveness of all that has gone into this newly built yet classical home.
Located within The Lake District National Park in the hamlet of Great Langdale, the villages of Chapel Stile and Elterwater are easily accessible with a village shop, primary school, leisure/health club with pool and church all approximately 1 1/4 miles away. There are also pubs and a restaurant up the valley, with a wider range of amenities available in nearby Ambleside. There are a plethora of fell and country walks from the door step, with direct access onto the Fells right off the driveway.
The newly tarmacaden driveway that sweeps through the grounds to the picturesque, whitewashed exterior, surrounded by mature trees including Scots Pines that stand tall and further add to the sense of privacy and seclusion. A heady reclaimed 1750s door opens into the entrance hall with Sandstone floors flowing further into a large and welcoming lobby which again features a handmade, Voysey inspired door leading out onto the raised patio to the rear. The sitting room is located just off the entrance hall, offering a dual aspect to include a large square bay window perfectly capturing the views over the fells with a fitting bespoke oak window seat from which to enjoy. With generous proportions, this principal reception room is centred around the stunning Arts & Crafts inspired, curved fireplace with a oak mantle and tiled surround housing a working fire. There is also the living room with a lovely vista over the front towards Silver Howe and Arts & Crafts tiled fireplace. Located just off the lobby, there is an impressive boot room and cloaks room leading into a WC.
Entering into the open plan kitchen, dining and living room is a pinnacle moment to this property, you are immediately taken away by the stunning aspect afforded via the curved bank of full length windows offering uninterrupted views over the countryside to the local fells. Glazed French doors lead out on the patio which is the perfect space for alfresco dining and entertaining. The bespoke McCarron & Co kitchen has been masterfully designed with modern family life in mind, featuring quality Gaggenau appliances which include two ovens, combination microwave oven, coffee machine, 5 ring induction hob set within the central island, integrated dishwasher and there is also a integrated Liebherr fridge and freezer. The Corian worktops have a unique curved edge detailing that extends across the units and the large central island, incorporating an integrated sink with beautiful mosaic splash back. The room affords space for formal dining furniture along with occasional seating for a relaxed and social atmosphere perfectly suited to modern family life and easily the heart of the home. Adjoining, there is also a good sized utility room with built in pantry shelving and a Belfast sink. Even this humble room boasts a lovely snapshot over the fells.
From the entrance hall, the handmade oak staircase with beautiful tulip carved detailing gracefully leads up to the spacious gallery landing where there is access into a sizeable, fully boarded loft. In total, the first floor offers five spacious and uniquely finished ensuite bedrooms, all featuring stunning finishes to include Designers Guild wallpaper, Farrell & Ball paintwork, tailor fitted wardrobes and unrivalled, uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside and fells. The views of the master bedroom that mirror the curved full length feature windows of the open plan kitchen are breathtaking, most poignantly enjoyed whilst lying in bed where you can see across the tops of the fells under the moonlight. Each of the ensuite bathrooms have also been diligently designed with unique fitted hardwood, hand painted vanity units housing beautiful sinks. Finished with handcrafted wooden panelling and rich marble tiling, quality sanitary ware includes Cast Iron Bath Company, roll top or Batueau baths in nickel, copper and classic cast iron, Hansgrohe showers set within walk-in marble chambers, classical nickel Italian taps by Bellagio and even beautifully designed English made towel radiators by Bard & Brazier.
In addition to the already generous accommodation of the main house, there is also a large cellar and an additional room that can be externally accessed. This space would make for the perfect cinema room or could be kept separate from the main house and be joined to the neighbouring two bedroom cottage to create a enviable two bedroom annexe for dependant relatives or even as a holiday let, subject to relevant planning consents. A Voysey inspired garden door set within tall stone walls off the driveway leads into a private courtyard where the two bedroom cottage can be found. At present, the cottage is in need of slight cosmetic renovation and offers two double bedrooms, of which one is ensuite and a shower room. The cottage also features the beautiful rear views and incorporating the adjoining room of the main house you could create a stunning open plan kitchen and living room with a private patio area looking out over the fells. This is a project in need of completion however the electrics and plumbing are already in place
Skyfall sits within a generous plot of approximately ¾ of an acre which includes beautifully mature woodland themed gardens that prove relevantly low maintenance yet are appealing to the eye with an array of colours and protective trees, shrubs and seasonal plants. Pretty stone steps and pathways lead through the garden and trees to reveal tranquil seating areas from which to take in the amazing backdrop of the fells. Water from the mountains trickles along the natural stream that runs through the garden, adding to the serenity of this lovely space which proves as a haven for the local wildlife. Practically, the driveway affords plentiful parking and there is a beautiful cedar garden shed with a Lakeland slate roof, perfect for storage. The slate chipping patio accessed from the open plan kitchen is the perfect space for alfresco dining and barbecuing during the summer months and the elevated position makes it ideal for looking out over the open vista of the fells.
Directions From Ambleside head out on the A593 towards Consiton and Langdale. Turn right at Skelwith Bridge towards Elterwater, over Elterwater common onto Chapel Stile. On approaching Chapel Stile proceed through to the Great Langdale Valley for approximately 1 1/4 miles and Skyfall is situated on the right hand side.
Services The property is connected to mains electricity. There is a private water supply and drainage is to a private modern septic tank and the wood pellet fuelled boiler meets the hot water and heating requirements of the property.
council tax band South Lakeland District Council - Band G