3 Bedroom Apartment
Dating back to the late 1800s, its imposing slate masonry speaks of its rich history. Originally built as a hotel for the new wave of Victorian tourists who developed a penchant for the charms of Lake Windermere, The Ferry House had a change of function in the 1940s when it became a girls’ school for World War Two evacuees.
The Ferry House continues to garner interest due to its iconic past, with celebrities including Prunella Scales and Martin Clunes having made pilgrimage to the site for personal connections.
Park up in your own private space (plenty of handy visitor spaces for family and friends too), before making for the stately front door.
Inside, a magnificent entrance hall greets you, with its vast oak staircase leading right up to the door of Number Ten.
Step through into the warm and welcoming hall. Calming tones coat the walls and rich Karndean flooring extends underfoot. To the right, discover the recently refitted family bathroom.
Creamy tiles coat the walls and floor, smoothly offsetting the gleaming white fixtures.
Plenty of elbow room in the sleek and spacious walk-in shower, lit from beneath. No tedious waiting around for the mirror to de-mist; this one is both heated and illuminated.
Peek to the left to discover the contemporary culinary haven.
Recently refurbished and designed to impress from both an aesthetic and practical standpoint, this kitchen has it all.
Lustrous black spark ceramic quartz worktops coat the surfaces, perfectly balanced by the ceramic quartz royal ivory tiled floor. Ripe tomato-red splashback tiles and unit handles add an invigorating dash of colour to this top-of-the-range kitchen.
Cast your eye about the room to discover the quality appliances: Neff double oven; Neff induction hob; instant boiling tap…there’s even an American-style fridge freezer.
Spacious too; this kitchen makes the most of every inch and corner meaning there is space for the washing machine and dishwasher. You can even sneak a delightful peek out at Lake Windermere as you rinse the mugs at the sink. Epicurean excellence.
Continue on our adventure of discovery here at The Ferry House, as we peep around the next door to discover the second of the three bedrooms.
Take a moment to linger by the deep-set sash windows and watch as a boat chugs laconically by along the surface of the lake. It is so peaceful here.
With plenty of room for a double bed, this neutrally decorated and inviting room is ideal for family or visiting guests.
Returning to the hall, ahead of you awaits the cosy lounge. The views speak for themselves.
Through four windows, Lake Windermere unfurls before your eyes. To the east, the shores of Bowness on the far side of the lake, to the south, three windows capture your gaze and draw you down to the far end of the lake.
Contemporary lighting overhead in the quirky ceiling picks out the honeyed tones in the oak-effect flooring.
Neatly set back in a slightly elevated position in the corner is your contemporary dining platform. Elegantly lit by chic lighting, where better to enjoy a romantic candlelit meal by the lake?
Brimming with light during the day, cosy and warm as the dusk settles…this is a lounge for all seasons.
Time to discover the bedrooms. Come with us now along the passage to the right.
Around the door of bedroom number three; light, bright and immaculately decorated in soft pastel tones. Once more your attention is captivated by resplendent views of Lake Windermere. With its deep-set, seated sash windows, The Ferry House seems to be built in homage to the lake itself. The ever-changing and always-idyllic views are ever-present.
Currently housing a contemporary set of bunk beds, this room is ideal for visiting grandchildren and could also serve as your study.
Imagine waking up every day to the gently lapping waters of Lake Windermere outside your window…
Last stop: your master suite.
Spacious, sumptuous and decorated in muted tones; this room is your refuge. Space here for all your important furniture alongside the comfy king-size bed.
Time to take in those wow-factor views again. Look south down to the end of the lake from one side, to the west look out across to the far side of the lake. Watch as the cormorants, tufted ducks and goldeneyes swoop down for their winter stay.
With additional bonuses such as air conditioning, summer nights at The Ferry House are a breeze. Sojourn in comfort and style.
One final showstopper; the recently refitted en-suite. Royal ivory ceramic quartz coats the walls and floor, with a black sparkle waistband providing a visually pleasing contrast. Your frameless, glass shower door also has an elegant ribbon of black spark at its plinth for a classic and chic finish.
Other premier touches include a heated mirror and towel rail, ensuring you begin every day feeling warm and refreshed.
On a glorious summer’s day, take a stroll down to the lawn on the lakes and relax with a bottle of wine watching the world go by. You can’t beat it. A private space, pull up a chair at one of the numerous tables and it feels as if the whole of The Ferry House is yours and yours alone.
Well-maintained and with simply stunning views from the lawns which drop down to the lake shore, why not enjoy watching others enjoying the lake? Take the kids down to compete in a stone skimming contest on the shores of Lake Windermere. Or, should you prefer, pick a private spot, screened from view by the colourful rhododendrons, in which to relax and read.
Drift leisurely over to the courtyard as the afternoon goes on and catch the late sun. Perfect for your afternoon gin and tonic.
Council Tax Band E – SLDC
Mains Electricity, LPG Gas, Private Water supply
Leasehold 999 years from 2006
Maintenance charges of approx £140 pcm
The Storage Area’s for each apartment are communal and not part of the sale.
For more details and images, download the brochure on desktop or call the office for your own hard copy.