2 Bedroom Section of Manor House

The Lantern Tower Windermere, LA23 1SA


Sold STC £550,000

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-Built in 1881
-Views over Lake Windermere
-999 year leasehold, the freehold is held by all four residents of Cleeve Howe
-Set within around 3 acres of shared grounds
-Council Tax Band E
-Mains drainage, water, electricity, and gas
-Private double garage
-2 allocated parking spaces plus unreserved guest parking
-A short stroll into Windermere Village and Train Station
-15 minutes drive to Kendal
-25 minutes drive to the M6

Originally part of an 1853 architectural triumph by the Victorian architect J S Crowther, the billiard room (now the centre of The Lantern Tower) was added around 1881, when the famed garden designer Thomas Mawson remodelled the grounds.

Step inside and see why children have great fun pretending The Lantern Tower is Hogwarts, as the domed ceiling of the lounge rises up above.

Period features reign throughout The Lantern Tower, seen here in the large stained-glass windows, oak panelling and elegant arches, one of which rises before the feature carved oak fireplace, flanked by built-in alcoves either side and surrounding a gas log-effect fire set upon a slate hearth.

Remnants of a stage, upon which musicians once played, can be seen close by another archway, echoes of the past still present today. Original Victorian features abound: stone mullion windows, window seats, and views to the up-lit barrel-vaulted ceilings embellished by ornate corbels.

Sneak a glimpse of the mezzanine floor and enigmatic tower room high up above, before continuing ahead into the kitchen.

Hand-painted stained-glass windows in the kitchen draw the outside in towards a large mirror which bounces light throughout this pristine space.

A Rangemaster cooker with electric oven and gas top features alongside built-in dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine and dryer. Granite worktops provide a robust preparation space whilst a wealth of cupboards above and below provide storage.

Nods to the Victorian heritage can be seen in the quirky shape of the tap and the original parquet flooring along what was once the corridor floor.

Between the kitchen and the master suite is a newly fitted shower room with underfloor heating, crafted by bespoke specialists using Burgbad and VitrA designer fixtures and Grohe fittings. Pure luxury for family and friends.

To the right of the main lounge, lies the master suite.

Quirky shapes conceal a treasure of built-in wardrobes including an intriguingly deep unit built into the corner. Stone mullioned windows add to the character of the room.

The real showstopper is the barrel-ceilinged en-suite, set upon the former musician’s stage. Bristling with LED feature lighting, including around the top of the barrel-vaulted ceiling, this shower-room is the epitome of high quality German design. Fitted with bespoke specialist designs from Burgbad, VitrA and Grohe, this crisp contemporary space also features underfloor heating.

Ascend the solid-wood staircase to reach the mezzanine floor, where a quirky and unique space awaits.

Located halfway up the bell and filling roughly half of the space of the lounge beneath, you can walk around and view the lounge below and glimpse the tower room above.

Huge Velux windows capture the treeline outside, meaning that if utilised as a bedroom, guests could drift off looking out to where the tree canopy meets the stars.

Above, a smoke hole ceiling affords a close-up glimpse of the original ceiling. Follow the spindled staircase up to the tower room.

Original stained glass to two sides of this huge lantern retains a traditional feel, while two modern clear-glazed windows reveal views out to the woodland. Where better to set your inspirational writing room?

Outside, two parking spaces are on hand for guests, with an additional double garage for your prized motor.

Take a turn about the myriad paths in this classic Lakeland hillside garden. Bursting with colour in springtime courtesy of the established rhododendron and azalea plants, the grounds are brimming with viewpoints and seats providing opportunities to rest and admire the views over Lake Windermere and the fells.

Spy Scafell amongst other peaks in this quiet and relaxing refuge, originally designed and modelled by Thomas Mawson around 1890.

Discover ponds, fruit cages and even a former tennis lawn here.

For more detials and images, download the brochure on desktop or call the office for your own copy.

Get in touch to find out more

Sam Ashdown & Phil Jones

To View The Lantern Tower Windermere, LA23 1SA Call Sam or Phil

On 015394 88811
Email: team@ashdownjones.co.uk

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