Swallows Nest, High Green, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1PN

Swallows Nest, High Green, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1PN

Guide Price  £250,000

Quick Summary

Price £250,000
City Windermere
Status New
Size (Acres)
Beds 3
Parking Spaces



Windermere Office
015394 48811

Rare opportunity to purchase a building plot situated in the sought after village of Troutbeck extending to 271.76sq m accessed via a private road.


Planning consent Ref 7/2016/5112, has been granted to create a bespoke detached two storey dwelling with spectacular views across to Windermere.


Ref – M1291


A prime residential plot offering a rare opportunity to purchase a freehold building site in a desirable area in Troutbeck benefitting from a private setting, enjoying easy access to Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside along with the regional road network.


  • Lake District National Park
  • UNESCO World Heritage Status
  • Stunning views
  • Private parking and gardens
  • Exclusive settlement
  • Occupancy Restrictions Apply




The building plot is accessed via a private single vehicle accessway leading from Scot Brow and forms part of a small hamlet at the northern extent of Troutbeck. Scot Brow connects with the A592 a short distance to the north east which travels north and south connecting with Ambleside Road (A591) and Windermere approximately 3 miles and 5 miles to the south/south east respectively and north to the summit of Kirkstone Pass approximately 3 miles away continuing to Glenridding, Pooley Bridge and Penrith.


Troutbeck is a highly sought after and attractive settlement situated a short distance to the north of Windermere and positioned alongside the Lakeland Fells providing walks onto Wansfell and views over Ambleside, Windermere and the surrounding fells. The village has a traditional post office, which also serves as a village store and benefits from two good pubs, The Queens Head and The Mortal Man.


Windermere is known as Cumbria’s most popular tourist destination and is effectively one large settlement with Bowness-on-Windermere having a resident population of circa 12,000 (2011 Census).


Windermere is situated in the Lake District National Park which was designated in 1951, is the largest National Park in England and was recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status. It covers 2,362 square kilometres following the extension of its boundaries in August 2016 and makes up a third of the total area of Cumbria extending across parts of Eden, Allerdale, South Lakeland and Copeland. The National Park has a population of 41,100 (2011 Census) and attracts approximately 18,410,000 visitors each year with tourism being the major industry. (Source – Lake District National Park).


There is a train and bus station at the northern end of Windermere providing local train services to Kendal and Oxenholme Station which is on the main North West Virgin Train Line provding easy access to Edinburgh, Manchester and London Euston as well as regular bus services.




The subject land comprises a regular shaped development plot which is situated at the central aspect of Troutbeck with access taken over a private driveway.


The subject land and property comprise a detached stone built double garage with front/eastern gravelled yard and rear/western mature shrubbery being accessed via a shared private driveway to the west and travelling to the south of the plot. The site benefits from planning permission Ref: 7/2016/5112 for the demolition of the existing garage and construction of a detached, 2 storey dwelling.


The proposed residential dwelling comprises a ground floor entrance hall with lift, utility room, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom and a third double bedroom, WC and open plan living room and kitchen at first floor.



The subject site benefits from planning permission (Ref: 7/2016/5112). The site lies within an attractive private setting and the build of the proposed dwelling will need to reflect the existing high quality, character and setting of this exclusive settlement.


A copy of the planning documents are available from the Windermere office of Edwin Thompson .

Prospective purchasers/developers should contact The Lake District National Park Planning Department to discuss any scheme proposals, telephone: 01539 724 555.




The developer will be responsible for any necessary assessment of ground conditions and will need to satisfy themselves that development can take place safely.




It is understood that the mains services are available on or adjacent to the site. Prospective purchasers will need to satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the services available.



Offers are invited for the freehold interest with a guide price of £250,000 exclusive.


Please note that our Client is not obliged to accept the highest or any offer without prejudice and subject to contract.




The successful purchaser(s) should be aware that they will have to provide us with documents in relation to Money Laundering Regulations. Further details are available upon request.




All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT where applicable.




Each party to bear their own legal and professional costs in the preparation and settlement of the sale documentation together with any VAT thereon.




The site is available to view by prior appointment with the Windermere Office of Edwin Thompson LLP.  Contact:


Joe Ellis, [email protected]


Tel: 015394 48811







Edwin Thompson for themselves and for the Vendor of this property, whose Agents they are, give notice that:

  1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, any offer or contract.
  2. All descriptions, dimensions, plans, reference to condition and necessary conditions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness.
  3. No person in the employment of Edwin Thompson has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Agents, nor into any contract on behalf of the Vendor.
  4. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or expense incurred in viewing the property or in any other way in the event of the property being sold or withdrawn.
  5. These particulars were prepared in November 2018.


Rare opportunity to purchase a building plot situated in the sought after village of Troutbeck extending to 271.76sq m accessed via a private road.


Planning consent Ref 7/2016/5112, has been granted to create a bespoke detached two storey dwelling with spectacular views across to Windermere.

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