4 Bedroom Semi-Detached House
Pull up on the paved drive, lined by its tall evergreen hedge, and into your private car parking space in front of your garage.
Wolvercote is one of a pair of adjacent houses built in 1964 by two brothers, the other being Greenhills. Extensively renovated since 2014, Wolvercote holds a surprise, its modest traditional white frontage and grey slate roof concealing a spacious home.
Welcome to Wolvercote. Ease off your boots and leave them in the entrance hall along with your coat and rucksack. Follow us through the glazed double doors as we head directly into the light-filled living room.
Relax for a moment in this spacious room, with its double French doors leading out into the south-west-facing garden. Warm yourself in front of the Clearview wood-burning stove, sat atop its Brazilian black granite hearth, and admire the captivating views of the slopes of Silver Howe.
Slip back into the dining room. Beneath your feet, new solid wood parquet flooring of Polish oak extends through the downstairs rooms and is mirrored by oak banisters and oak thresholds on the upper floors.
This centrally located dining room is a natural meeting point for the family. With space enough for two large dressers flanking a six-seater table, you have plenty of room for unexpected guests at dinnertime.
A glazed door leads into the adjacent kitchen, from which you can again gaze out onto Silver Howe through the large window as you prepare dinner for your guests. Read the geological history of Lakeland in the banded pattern of the recently fitted local Kirkstone Slate work surfaces.
Blending German functionality with style, the Bosch double oven and induction hob sit comfortably amongst extensive oak Poggenpohl cupboards, with their secret stowaway table.
Peek out of the stable door, which opens to the cedar shingle-roofed exterior utility area. This provides side access to the garage, contains useful garden and wood sheds, and has space to stash away the bins.
More utility space lies within, in the tiled laundry room just off the entrance hall of Wolvercote, which has spaces for a washing machine and a dryer, and drying racks for those wet waterproofs. The sleek Broughton Moor Slate work surface gives way to an inset Belfast sink for that true Lake District feel.
Next door, discover your spick and span, elegantly contemporary downstairs toilet.
Time to explore above: follow us up the oak finished staircase to the first floor. Sink your toes into the plush new carpet (a feature throughout the upstairs floors).
Find your family bathroom to the right, fully furnished with hand basin, toilet, separate shower and a comfortable bath. Enjoy mellow moments soaking your aching muscles in here, a toasty towel awaiting you on the heated rail.
Currently in use as an Arts and Crafts library, the single bedroom next door gazes out to the fells to the north-east. Situated next to the master suite, this cosy room could also serve as a handy nursery.
Versatility is the key at Wolvercote, as you discover in the largest bedroom – currently used as a quilting studio – which again has wonderful views to the south-west. Consider the possibilities this space would afford you.
Do you dream of waking up to the lush greenery of the Grasmere fells?
Your master bedroom at Wolvercote could turn your dream into reality. A vision of Silver Howe to be precise. With the tinkling sounds of the waterfall in your garden below drifting up through the open window, this is a room for maximum relaxation.
Stash away your clothes in the ample storage provided within the twin built-in wardrobes. A fully tiled en-suite bathroom with basin, loo, large shower cubicle and twin heated towel rails adds that touch of luxury.
Above you, a further staircase awaits leading to the second floor, where the high ceiling houses a Velux window that cascades light down.
Jeweling the crown of Wolvercote, the large double fourth bedroom, currently serving as a study and guest room, looks out onto Crag House Wood to the north-west, while its wide Velux window supplies more uninterrupted views of Silver Howe. Two storage rooms within the eaves offer themselves up temptingly as walk-in wardrobes. Will this be your coveted penthouse guest suite, or is it destined to be your children’s kingdom, with plenty of room for their friends?
Outside, your walled garden is a private sun trap. Enjoy relaxing with a refreshing drink as the bees bumble amongst the flowers. Of these you have plenty…take a turn and explore the many established trees and shrubs.
From blossoming cherry trees to white-stemmed birch, forsythia and clematis, magnolia, wisteria and fuchsia, this garden bursts with colour and fragrance throughout the seasons. Trail your fingers through the aromatic rosemary and bay, and admire the colour from the seasonal hydrangeas, azaleas and David Austin roses.
The focal point of this delightful garden is its stunning waterfall. Built from local stones and flanked by rock gardens planted with miniature conifers, it cascades into a small pond stocked with water plants and fish.
So close are you here to open fellside and woods, keep your eyes peeled for rabbits, red and roe deer, red squirrels and even a family of ducklings, all of which have visited Wolvercote.
Eagle-eyed bird fanciers can look out for the likes of buzzards, sparrow hawks and herons, which are frequently seen in the vicinity, together with other more common field birds, while garden birds including nuthatches and long-tailed tits frequent the bird feeders.
Look closely and you’ll spy a gate at the back of this little haven, which overlooks a National Trust meadow filled with lambs in springtime, and opens onto the lane leading up to the National Trust property Allan Bank.
Council Tax Band G
Mains Electric, Gas and Water
Built in 1964
50m from the centre of Grasmere and the nearest Bus Stop