4 bedroom detached house
A dream destination for anybody that loves the Lakes; as soon as you pull into Princes Road, you know you are at the heart of one of the most famous towns in the world. The ideal place to forget the hustle and bustle of city life, whilst giving enough locally to keep you entertained for many years to come, welcome to Sunny Bank House.
Within easy walking distance of both Windermere and Bowness, Sunny Bank House is set back from the main lake road, close to schools with a community feel. With a location that both embraces and transcends the tourist trail, Sunny Bank House lends itself perfectly to family living as well as holiday let purposes.
Easily spied from the side of the road, Sunny Bank House sits behind a slate and stone wall; a design borrowed for its own white and grey frontage.
Park up along the neat driveway in front of the gate that leads to the double garage.
Tiled in traditional Victorian patterns of green, mustard and red as period pizzazz mingles with on-trend trimmings in the entrance porch.
Through the front door ahead of you, authentic oak, parquet flooring leads the way to the plushly carpeted tread of the staircase at the far end of the hallway.
Renovated oak panelling lines the walls, painted in a contemporary grey to match the spindled staircase. Above, tall, bright, white ceilings are interspersed with ornately embellished original archways.
To the left, discover the cosy lounge – the first of the two bay-fronted living rooms. Warm biscuit tones coat the walls, while white woodwork surrounds the gentle arc of the bay-window. On a black slate hearth, a rustic log-burner is housed beneath a heavy sleeper surround. Original wooden flooring, stripped and polished, mingles with the earthy tones in here for a warm and relaxing feel.
Across the way, revitalising teal-tones offer an invigorating welcome in the sitting room. A formal yet friendly space, the authentic cast iron open fire adds further Victorian warmth and charm.
Looking for extra storage space? Why not stash away your essentials in the twin, tall cupboards? Handily built into the alcoves on either side of the fireplace; a modern twist on an old classic.
Returning to the hallway, the shower room sits ahead and to the right. Spotless and modern, every home needs a downstairs shower room.
Where does this door underneath the staircase lead? Down the stairs before emerging into a brightly white-washed cellar-room. Dry and warm, how will you use this ‘bonus room’? Perhaps as a games room and den for the children? Ideal for keeping Xbox noise contained! Or will this be the perfect storage room for your guest house essentials? Food for thought…
Come back up the stairs and into your open plan dining-kitchen.
Overlooking the sunny garden, the spacious kitchen is fully fitted with all the essentials. Taupe splashback tiles adorn the walls and cream, built-in units secrete cupboard space and an integrated 70:30 fridge freezer. Underfoot, Karndean flooring offers a touch of robust elegance.
Ample space for slicing and dicing on the granite worktops, while the sleek Belling Range oven is ideal for family meal times. Adjoining the spot-lit kitchen is the sunny dining room, convenient and contemporary.
Slip through to the right, to discover a surprising addition. Through a rustic barn-door is the boot room and utility space. Accessed by the side of house, past the garage and round the back this large space is the quintessential walker’s entrance to Sunny Bank House.
There is a handy WC to the side and the tile-effect flooring is both practical and pleasing to the eye; an ideal choice for this informal rear entrance.
Elegant and grand to the front, rustic and homely to the rear, Sunny Bank House is the home to suit all your moods.
Wend your way up the main staircase, pausing at the half-landing. The door on your left opens into the delightful duck-egg blue bedroom.
Private and peaceful, enjoy morning views over the quaint summerhouse and far-reaching garden below. Trees and shrubs along the flanks keep you hidden from view. What’s more, the en-suite bathroom lies beyond, complete with shower, toilet and floating sink.
Continue to the top, where the lavish family bathroom awaits. Ultra-modern, grey, flat-fitting metro tiles line the wall of the spacious walk-in shower. Sparkling glass and shining surfaces create space, while the grey, wood-effect floor tiles add warmth.
Ahead, two large bedrooms stand aside a deep linen cupboard with its own window- ideal for business purposes, or a potential Jack and Jill bathroom for the adjacent bedrooms.
To the left, a large and sunny bedroom looks out over the world below. Tall ceilings and oodles of space for all the furnishings make this room another reason to smile in Sunny Bank House. Its sister-bedroom enjoys the same space, style and sunny prospect, with the addition of quirky alcoves alongside the chimney breast.
A further, cosy double bedroom lies to the rear. Bright and welcoming, a berth here guarantees the luscious views of your green and glorious garden beyond.
Perfectly private and enclosed, take afternoon tea on the patio. The long stretch of lawn is ideal for fun and frolics for old and young in the summer months. Established shrubs in the borders provide lush foliage cover and are a haven for the birds and bees.
Finer Details –
* Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage
* Council Tax Band – G
* Large cellar
* Garage & driveway parking
* Retained period features
* 2 minute walk into Windermere