Leeming Farm Estate is superbly situated in the heart of the world renowned Lake District. Close to the north shore of Ullswater and the hamlet of Watermillock, the property sits in an elevated position set back from the road, with magnificent views south to Barton Fell, east towards the Helvellyn range and west to Pooley Bridge.
The immediate surroundings are typical for the Lakes and comprise traditional livestock farms and undulating grassland falling away to Ullswater, interspersed with attractive woodlands rising towards the spectacular Lakeland Fells.
There are good transport connections, being close to the A66, only 7 miles from Penrith, the M6 motorway and the West Coast mainline, with regular train services to London Euston in little over 3 hours, Lake District Airport is only 30 miles north, Newcastle Airport 80 miles to the east and Manchester Airport 115 miles to the south.
Leeming Farm Estate is an excellent example of a small private residential Estate, the origins of which can be traced back to the original 18th Century Farm. The property has been remodeled and extended significantly to create what is a beautiful home with some outstanding features, grounds and gardens.
In addition to the Farmhouse, the property includes two further properties and a range of additional buildings, with further accommodation, offices and stores. The Swiss Chalet is a completely unique alpine chalet which sits in an elevated woodland position. Leeming Old Lodge provides a traditional gatehouse sited adjacent to the access drive. In all, the Estate extends to approximately 28.34 acres, approached through electric gates and a 300m private drive passing through stunning mature trees and parkland, framed by wooded areas and the picturesque lake which the property overlooks.
Leeming Farmhouse sits in the centre of the Estate overlooking the lake area, adjacent to the courtyard of converted traditional buildings. The garaging and workshops providing the divide and boundary to the private residential area. Internally extending to over 5,200 sq ft. the property has numerous reception rooms and four large ensuite bedrooms. The highest quality materials and finishes have been used throughout including Lutron lighting, Villeroy & Boch and Axor Hansgrohe sanitary ware and various bespoke joinery pieces incorporated into the design.
Gardens, Grounds and Lake - To the west of the Farmhouse is a sun terrace onto which the doors of extended living space open. This area also includes a rockery and lawn framed by trees and shrub borders. This provides a superb sheltered outside space with an almost enclosed feel. The south elevation of the house has a gravel area and low stone retaining wall to provide unencumbered views of the private lake and parkland. The east of the property encompasses a gravel drive and parking area, complete with feature stones. The garages and workshops enclose this area. The grounds rise to the north, arranged as a terraced kitchen garden, with a Hartley Botanic glasshouse beyond. This area also includes a small wildflower meadow which separate the grounds from the small native woodland beyond.
The Lake is approximately 1.5 acres, stocked with trout and provides is a stunning wildlife haven. There is short pier flanked by mature trees and parkland which provides a wonderful backdrop.
The Swiss Chalet is a unique authentic property built in a traditional alpine style complete with extensive carved timber details, fireplaces, beams and balcony overlooking the Lake area and Ullswater. The property is of stone construction with a slate roof extending to over 2,500 sq ft including two receptions and four bedrooms.
The gardens are of particular note, south facing with an alpine terraced area and small lawn screened from the farmhouse by mature trees. The property is currently let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement, but could provide additional family, guest or visitor accommodation.
Leeming Old Lodge is a traditional lodge house located at the entrance to the Estate which has been completely renovated by the vendors. The property is of stone construction under a slate roof extending to two bedrooms and over 960 sq ft. The property is currently let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement, but could provide staff, family or guest accommodation.
Additional accommodation - To the east of the Farmhouse is a complex of traditional and modern buildings which provide extensive ancillary accommodation, including offices and various stores and a activities space. This area is divided from the residential curtilage by the garage and workshop block.
The land has a gentle southerly aspect and surrounds Leeming Farmhouse and the Swiss Chalet, bordered to the north by The Knotts, a wooded Crag. The freehold extends to around 28.34 in all, with about 22 acres of meadow, parkland and woodland, the remaining 6 acres or so comprises property grounds, gardens, lake and wildlife area. The land is interspersed with trees and woodland areas bound by stone walls, all which make for a very attractive and private setting. All the land is managed for the benefit of wildlife, the northern most field includes a camp area with 360 degree views over Ullswater.