2 Bedroom Apartment
– Built in 1904 & then converted by the Pattinson family many years ago to 4 luxury apartments
– South Lakeland District Council
– Mains gas, electricity and water
– Private drainage to septic tank shared between residents
– Private lake frontage & 50′ jetty
– Windermere 2.5 miles
– Staveley 4.8 miles
Lakeside living levels up at Storrs Park in Bowness. Within this prestigious and private setting, lies Number One, Cannon Close, part of a renovated Pattinsons home, built in 1904 and converted into four luxury apartments by local builder Charles Cooper.
Complete with its own 56ft of jetty and 100ft of lake frontage along the shores of Windermere, Number One, Cannon Close occupies the estate’s premier position, facing the lake and accessed via its own, separate, grand entrance.
Beyond the secure gates, a sweeping driveway passes a guest parking area and private garage to the left. Ahead, the manor house stands austere in its steel grey slate, with a tinkling fountain in the foreground for that added air of grandeur. Two additional parking spots lie directly outside Number One.
Tucked to the side is the front door. From here also, access is provided to the two acres of verdant gardens belonging to the residence, and breathtaking views towards the lake and jetty.
One of first homes to be built on the lake, throughout Number One, Cannon Close, original elements have been preserved, amidst a contemporary coating of comforts and conveniences.
In the cool and refreshing entrance hall, two useful rooms lie immediately opposite: a modern cloakroom with wall-hung WC and sink, enhanced by stone coloured tiling, and a storage cupboard, ideal for waterproofs and boots.
Slip through the glazed, hardwood doors to the left, to discover a reconfigured, open-plan lounge and kitchen, where lawn and lake views are lavishly displayed through every window.
To the left, a cosy sitting room gathers around the bountiful bay window, itself housing a spacious dining table. Beyond the bay, with its modern double glazing and leaded top lights, the primly manicured lawns slope down to the lake shore.
Inkeeping with the character of this Pattinsons home, side windows flank the fireplace, with an undulating scalloped design to the upper sections.
Creating a cosy centrepiece, the toasty log burner is set within a neatly plastered surround, with exposed, original stone curving out in a quirky blend of old and new.
The perfect spot from which to watch the weather patterns sweeping in, hunkered down in front of the television.
To the right, zesty-citrus-green Clarke and Clarke wallpaper to the back wall marks the entrance to the contemporary kitchen. Featuring a stylish vertical radiator, and white-gloss handle-less soft-close drawers, this high spec Lords Kitchens design, with its curvaceous Neff extractor hood, is as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical.
Cook up a feast for friends in the Bosch double oven – featuring microwave combi-oven and oven. The pendant-lit central island easily seats six and carries in its depths, deep drawers alongside an in-built wine cooler. Best of all, this breakfast bar enjoys the best views of the lake, a clever design by the current owners, who removed a wall to make the most of these stunning vistas.
Above and below the smooth quartz worktops discover an array of storage cupboards, with undercounter lighting. An integrated fridge-freezer and washer-dryer can also be located within the soft-close cupboard doors.
Rest a moment at the window seat to soak up those ever-impressive lake views.
Underfoot, high quality Cavalio wood-effect flooring extends throughout the open space.
Returning to the right, past the front door, the master suite awaits.
Overhead, an ostentatious chandelier causes light to bounce off the high, white ceilings, adding a further touch of luxury. This brightness is softened by the minky-grey tones of the Crace-toned walls, courtesy of Mylands of London.
Beneath the beams, beautifully-fitted wardrobes line the wall, offering an abundance of storage.
With the addition of both blinds and curtains, this bedroom is so private, looking out over laurel hedged pathways that lead to the lake.
Sneak a peek at the underfloor-heated en-suite, newly fitted to a high specification. Fully tiled in chic grey tones, the wall-hung toilet is matched by and a vanity unit encasing the sink, above which hangs a touch-illumination mirror.
Enjoy an indulgent soak in the enormous bath or pummel away the aches beneath the rainfall shower head in the separate enclosure.
Take the stairs up to the next level, where a second bedroom awaits.
Patterned, luxury, Harlequin wallpaper adds popping pinks and refreshing greens to this second-floor sanctuary, with views overlooking the lush gardens beyond.
Across from the bed, there is space for a wall of built-in wardrobes should you wish; the reconfigured layout of this bedroom was designed to maximise wall space.
Step inside the luxury en-suite and relax amidst the grey tiling and walnut tones of the floating vanity unit with its touch-sensor illuminated mirror.
Stairs lead to a further floor, where an attic room with tall, vaulted ceilings – so light and bright – could become a potential third bedroom, subject to the relevant permissions.
Outside the stone walls of One, Cannon Close, a garden oasis awaits.
Stroll amongst the immaculately maintained private grounds and communal gardens. Find serene seating areas beneath the boughs, with brilliant views of Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. In springtime, the rhododendrons burst into colour.
With a boat store and private shared jetty, learn how to sail, or enjoy a playful afternoon paddle-boarding on the lake. A double mooring held by the current owners is also an option to take on.