4 Briery Close, Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, LA23 1NB
4 Bedroom part of Briery Close manor house
Council Tax Band H
Mains Water & Electricity
Mains Gas Fired Central heating
Superb views of Lake Windermere and surroundings
Estate Management Charge - £3000
Beautiful landscaped gardens
As you step through this modest entrance, you emerge from the wood panelled hallway into the Oak Room. This distinguished room is the natural hub of the home. Surrounded by rich oak paneling, the warmth of the old wood permeates this room creating a cosy feel that transcends the formality of its original features. Immediately, you are drawn to the breathtaking view out over your impeccably groomed private section of lawn and across Lake Windermere to the mountains beyond.
For now, bring your gaze back into this remarkable room with its spectacular Oak fireplace. Overhead, distinctive and ornate plaster friezes embellish the room, displaying a woodland scene of cherubs, owls, and local trees. Trace the pattern about the room and you'll notice that it doesn't repeat, so unique and attentive is its craftsmanship.
Now, let us transport you from the warm embrace of wooden paneling to the reflective surfaces of the bright, light Bronte Lounge - so named for its connection to novelist Charlotte Bronte. Here, at Briery, you have the choice of two equally awe-inspiring living rooms, both with resplendent views out over the lake. Quintessentially British right down to the sectioned pastel rose walls and sage green plush carpet, take a seat beneath the ornately plastered ceiling in this classic drawing room - another elegantly designed Arts and Crafts fireplace holds pride of place at the crest of the room - and let your imagination capture the scene centuries ago when two of Victorian England's famous literary minds first met.
Follow us back now into the recently renovated and effortlessly stylish kitchen. Decorated in crisp, fresh, muted tones, the embellishments which adorn the main part of this grand home give way to a clean and minimalist functionality. A waist height oven allows you to effortlessly pop in your Sunday roast and clear modern spotlighting ensures an amply lit work space. For casual breakfast times, the space in here easily affords you a seating area, or perhaps you will introduce a breakfast bar? Beyond, lies a handy utility room which has direct access to the outside, perfect for stowing your muddy bike or outdoor gear after a bracing weekend's excursions.
From the kitchen, make your way along to the open and inviting dining room. Perfect for more formal gatherings, perhaps when the children bring their brood to visit at weekends. Once the grandkids are tucked up in bed, slip downstairs to the cellar and pluck out your finest bottle and catch up on all the news over a long relaxing dinner.
Downstairs, with its built-in slate-bottomed structures, you could create your own wine cellar; the potential here for a bonus room is obvious. Will you fill the space with a large table tennis table and make your very own games room? Perfect for when the grandkids visit. It could make an ideal hobby room...the possibilities are endless!
Come back through now to the inner hall. As number 4 occupies the central portion of the manor house, the magnificent original staircase is the focal point of this home. Sweeping and grand, the shallow tread and sunlight filtering down from above creates a homely, social space.
Running your hand along the smooth polished bannister, admire the ornate carvings which adorn the wood panelling and balusters. Above you on the spacious landing is a glass pitched atrium, lined with removable leaded windows. Aesthetically delightful - you are bathed in light from above - this ceiling is practical too; designed with two levels of glass it follows the line of the roof above, creating an insulating airgap and maintaining a constant level of heating in the house.
Slip through the next door with us, for the view of a lifetime. What better way to unwind at the end of a long day than here in your marble bathroom? In the morning step into the shower under the jets of water and gaze beyond the steam out to the most marvelous view of Lake Windermere. What a way to start the day!
Of your four large bedrooms upstairs, one is currently used as a delightful study. With its uninterrupted views out to Lake Windermere and beyond, inspiration is available on tap.
In a home that keeps on giving, take a sneak peek through now to your master suite. Replete with its own original fireplace, spend a cosy evening tucked in with a cocoa and your favourite Bronte novel. On a cheerful spring morning, spritz the sleep from your eyes before stepping out onto your private balcony - the perfect place for your morning tea and toast as the sun glistens down on the lake below. Is this the best view in Cumbria?
Three of your four generous bedrooms are situated at the front of Briery, meaning that family and visiting friends can all be spellbound by views of the lake and beyond. The fourth bedroom affords privacy from the rest of the floor and has its own pristine en-suite and views to the north up Wansfell.
As we return downstairs, ready to explore the grounds, ponder on the thought that a large loft space runs along the entirety of the house and could be converted into two large bedrooms for the most picturesque views of Lake Windermere.
Leasehold - 999 years lease from 5th September 1980 - The purchaser shall become a shareholder in Briery Close Management Company Ltd which is responsible for the management of the gardens and grounds of the estate.
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