5 Bedroom Detached Home
– Built in 1973
– Mains gas fired central heating, water and sewage
– Double glazing throughout
– New roof in 2007
– Fibre broadband
– Large family garden with views of the Lakeland hills and glimpses of the Lake
– Parking for at least 6 cars
– Council tax band G
– 3 Primary schools in walking distance
– Within 2 miles of local secondary schools
– 20 minutes drive to Kendal
– 25 minutes drive to M6
Welcome to Number Three, Thornhill in Windermere.
With its premier position in a peaceful yet central spot, panoramic mountain views, glimpses of the lake and quintet of spacious bedrooms, Thornhill doesn’t just tick all the boxes, it reinvents them.
Turn off Lickbarrow Road and along a private drive, at the peak of which sits Number Three, Thornhill.
Surrounded by a swathe of landscaped gardens, open plan to the front and enclosed to the rear, take the tarmac driveway up until you reach the house, where there is parking for a minimum of six cars.
Featuring a neat post box, the entrance vestibule overflows with light courtesy of its glazed roof.
Cosy up for the evening, during the winter months, in the sociably-styled living room. Warm your cockles by the glow of the Coalbrookdale 13.5 Kw multi-fuel stove, professionally installed by Cumbria Stoves Limited.
Opening up into the dining room, so efficient is this stove, the heat reaches out throughout the home. Enjoy an after dinner drink in this comfortable room. When the sun is high, French doors open out to provide a short cut to the greenery beyond.
Underfoot, richly toned flooring extends seamlessly from the living room through to the dining room.
An entertaining haven, this room flows right through into the open plan kitchen area and the garden room beyond.
Diners can move effortlessly between the various rooms; relaxing in the lounge on a crisp winter’s evening with a Cognac.
Create the right ambience for your guests using lighting controls before sitting back and enjoying the party.
Life at Thornhill is a life enjoyed in synchronicity with the outdoors. Step into the lovingly designed kitchen and garden room where this maxim is deftly illustrated.
Imaginatively designed by Kendal-based Haigh Architects, the kitchen has been created to connect its occupants with the garden and Lake District beyond its glazed walls.
Characterful local oak units, hand-crafted by Crosthwaite’s Simon Barber, line the walls. The units are topped in Brazilian granite, sourced and cut by Gordon Greaves here in Windermere.
Whip up a lazy Sunday brunch at the counter, catching crimson flashes of the Japanese maple through the window. Meanwhile, the family can patiently wait for the feast, relaxed in the garden room, watching as the sun climbs up onto the Langdale Pikes and Fairfield Horseshoe.
Perfectly illuminated by both the natural light flow and the LED lighting, create meals without guests getting underfoot in this spacious arena.
Hardy slate flooring is easy to clean, whilst the appliances include a Rangemaster (Aga) five-burner gas hob with a double gas oven and an electric plate warmer. Also built-in is a Bosch microwave and Bosch under-counter fridge. Fill the kettle at the undercounter Franke double sink, before drifting over to the sofa with a morning coffee to watch the bird life in the garden.
Step along a large corridor and into your store room, where three large oak-doored cupboards provide pantry space in easy reach of the kitchen. There is also space for a tall larder fridge alongside a large chest freezer. Thornhill’s comprehensive utility room comes complete with ample cupboard space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.
Along the counter, a stainless-steel sink is a handy spot for cleaning off muddy boots and pooches after a lunchtime yomp up Brantfell or School Knott, as there is also access via a door out into the garden.
Another section of the utility area functions as an ante-room for the studio space, with shelving and a handy hanging rail for any additional storage needs.
Useful for business purposes, a fire rated door leads from this room into the studio. Such a versatile space, this purpose-built photographic studio is ripe for a variety of uses. With separate front door access, this is the perfect place for your home business, offering private access for clients, avoiding interruption with home life. An abundance of space for employees and ample parking make this an exciting prospect for any business owner wishing to cut down on their commute!
Private access also makes this area ripe for conversion to Air BnB, or even use as self-contained living for a relative. Ideally located next to the downstairs shower room, creating an additional bathroom would be no trouble.
Whether utilised as office space or additional living quarters, those using this studio space can marvel at the views over the flourishing garden and out to Orrest Head beyond.
Take the open oak staircase up to the large landing, where views await over to Orrest Head and the Kentmere fells.
From here, five sumptuous bedrooms, each individually decorated in designer Osborne and Little wallpaper, lie in store…
Step into bedroom two, facing the setting sun over Claife Heights and the Coniston Fells. Pristine in purple and with space for dressing table and wardrobe, this room would delight any youngster.
Continue on to the third bedroom at Thornhill. Decorated in funky geometric Osborne and Little wallpaper, this light room is currently used as an office. In easy reach of the master suite, this could become a sweet nursery.
East-facing and abundantly sunny in the mornings, bedroom four, overlooking the Kentmere fells, will delight your early risers. Decorated in elegant shimmering silver and purple toned patterns, this double bedroom exudes warmth.
Opulently dressed in bright floral tones, bedroom five completes your quintet of bedrooms.
On hand for all the family is the house bathroom, neatly tiled in Travertine, with underfloor heating for those chilly winter mornings. Soak away the aches of another fell run in the screened bath, with overhead fitted shower. There is also a heated towel rail and a double
Step outside into Thornhill’s own private Eden.
Private, peaceful and spacious, the gardens wrap around Thornhill in a green-fingered embrace.
Open-plan landscaped gardens lie to the front with a large, enclosed garden to the rear, easily secured for those with pets.