THIS 'wonderful' Grade II listed building could be yours for £1,600,000.

Fox house is described as a 'unique' home in 'stunning' surroundings, situated just a short walk across the park from the centre of Ambleside.

This Grade II Listed Building is now in need of upgrading and updating, but is described as a 'magnificent home'.

Currently sub-divided between a substantial five-bedroom property and an adjoining 2 bedroomed cottage, the dwelling would readily revert to one superb residence if desired.

Offering peace and tranquillity in equal measure and yet providing superb access to all which The National Park has to offer, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which is just too good to miss.

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The combined accommodation currently includes five reception rooms, two small kitchens, seven double bedrooms, two bathrooms, an attic room, six basement rooms and two garages and extends to something in the region of 787 square metres.

You enter the property via an impressive enclosed porch the accommodation fans from the entrance hall to include a dining room, a separate study, lounge, boot room, cloakroom, breakfast room and a small kitchen in the main portion of the house, with five double bedrooms and a bathroom above.

The cottage was sub-divided off at some point, perhaps to accommodate staff or a dependent relative and includes two further reception rooms, a second kitchen and a pantry on the ground floor with two further bedrooms above alongside the bathroom, with an attic room above that.

There is a former workshop and two garages plus plenty of car parking provisions.

You will enjoy two double gated private driveways where there is ample car parking for a number of vehicles and two garages with up and over doors.

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The gardens are vastly extending to around 4.5 acres set in the most beautiful location, enjoying views of the surrounding fells and down to the river where the frontage is enjoyed.

There are secluded areas of lawn, a tiny beck running through, and woodland providing ample vantage points in which to sit and enjoy a morning coffee, or perhaps a glass of something cool at the end of the day in absolute peace and tranquillity.

A true haven for nature lovers, the gardens are visited by red squirrels, deer and a wide variety of birds.

If you are interested in the property call Hackney & Leigh on 015394 32800.