6 Bedroom Detached House
Welcome to Colton House.
Take the slate steps to the rustic double front doors with the intricate glasswork. Original to the house, this diamond latticework has been carefully restored by the current owner.
Before you, an archaic bell-push beckons. A quick push is chased up by the cheerful chime of ringing bells. Step inside and discover the antique brass bell heralding your arrival home.
Stretching ahead is the high-ceilinged hallway. Embellished with ornate cornicing above, original mosaic-style Victorian floor tiles lie underfoot.
To the right awaits the stately drawing room. Settle down on the crimson Chesterfield, its striking colour reflected in the red-rose wallpaper embellishing the chimney breast wall. Beneath, lies a grandiose brick-backed fireplace housing an antique Esse Dragon stove. Over 100-years-old, the current owner has lovingly restored this elaborate period feature.
An authentically Victorian room, regale your friends with tales over brandy at the round, accent table by the double-glazed sash window overlooking the leafy trees along the lane.
Stand at the front window, swathed in heavy deep-hued drapes, and gaze out over the front garden down to where the valley meets the woods. Look to the right for the beautiful views of Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag.
Opposite, the sophisticated dining room takes entertaining to decadent new heights. From above, tinkling-glass-chandelier lighting catches the glossy veneer of your formal table, adding instant impact.
Through the second door on the right, a bright and expansive room entreats your attention. Once two rooms, now one spacious family living area. More recessed areas beneath archways add to this home’s quirky personality – each room is uniquely beautiful.
Solid oak flooring spans the width of the room, whilst neutral décor directs your eye to the subtleties of this space. Overhead, chandelier lighting illuminates the informal dining table below. To the side, a set of oak shelves proudly takes the place of a former window to house your cherished memorabilia.
Returning to the hallway, the shower room is to the left. Plumbing for a washing machine could transform this space into a handy utility room, making it perfectly positioned to service the kitchen next door.
Follow your nose to discover what’s cooking in the immaculate kitchen. Warm, earthy-toned travertine flooring complements the rustic feel of the deep, solid-oak worktops. Contemporary touches such as the spotlighting, inbuilt wine chiller, fridge-freezer and dishwasher intermingle seamlessly with traditional trappings. The servants’ hatch leading to the dining room and the vintage, hand-selected, cooker-hood bring the old-world ambience.
Beneath this traditional dresser-mantel, amidst a reclaimed brick backdrop, an Aga Redfyre encapsulates this meld of old and new. Its unadorned and nostalgic frontage belies an oven of optimum cooking power plus an induction hob. There is even a chrome towel-rail, ready to warm some oven gloves. A sunken Belfast sink is the cherry on the icing of this charmingly rustic contemporary kitchen. A storage cupboard beneath the stairs ensures ample space for stashing away any clutter.
Colton House is full of surprises…come and see the first of many.
Tucked away in its own wing, discover the guest suite. Allow your loved ones to visit in style…here they have their own deluxe en-suite bathroom recently retiled and complete with a separate shower and bath.
Beyond the luxurious double bedroom, a cosy lounge affords a private space to relax and watch television or read a book. Patio doors open out onto to a private walled terrace.
And so to bed… take the pitch-pine stairs, regally lined with carpet runner and rods, curved bannister and spindles, up to the first of two upper floors. Reach the first level landing and follow the curve left, where your impressive master suite awaits.
The consummate dressing area in every sense, above you a gilded candelabra chandelier picks out the shimmer in the opulent patterned wallpaper. Regal architraves redirects attention to the tall ceilings. Most stunning of all are the arched Georgian windows, offering peaceful views out to the northern fields, freckled with fluffy sheep.
Through the door to the right, the master bedroom awaits.
Slip through the french doors out onto a veranda area. Cross the veranda into the rear garden where a bench offers panoramas over the fields, forests and fells in the distance.
Now, explore the en-suite bathroom. Sleekly coated in porcelain tile, the deep freestanding bath reclines in front of a double window. Sink into the bubbles and peek through the blinds to enjoy views of the mountains. A spacious walk-in shower lies opposite.
To the left, discover a huge bedroom, bedecked in a delightful biscuit-coloured, damask wallpaper. Another ornate ceiling rose and elegant chandelier continue the theme of cosy regality. House the sturdiest wardrobes in this bedroom; With an outlook to the leafy foliage of the trees lining the lane below, this is a peaceful and quiet bedroom.
Returning to the hallway, pause before the window at its tip. Restored with handmade glass, can you spot the slight distortion typical of this archaic style?
Across the way, discover another masterful bedroom. Complete with built-in storage this chamber offers yet more beguiling views over the front terraced garden and valley below. Elegance is never far away at Colton House, epitomised here in the sweeping dusky pink pelmet surmounting the window.
Relax and refresh in style in your family bathroom, centrally placed on this vast first floor. Bathe in the standalone tub, with light pouring in from the sash window offering views of the hillside opposite. Again, a stylish, walk-in shower sparkles invitingly. Your final bedroom, offers a cool and quiet option, tucked privately to the rear.
Ascend to the top floor of this micro-stately home. Pause part-climb to look down over the oak and glass balustrade into the lounge of the master suite, another quirky feature in this utterly unique home.
Emerge onto the ‘opportunity floor’. Perhaps, simply wish to cosset away your Christmas decorations, summer wardrobes and keepsakes…or maybe you see the potential for more.
Namaste. Welcome to the meditation room. Serenely placed within the largest quadrant, oak flooring lies underfoot, mirroring the solid wood of the original exposed beams. Light flows in through the Velux windows, creating a calm and composed space for relaxation and reflection.
Three further rooms await, put to a variety of purposes. Space here for an office, gym, yoga studio or hobby room. With a further, oak floored, room for ironing, shower room and bathroom, the opportunities for use up here are unending.
For more images or information on Colton House, download the brochure on desktop or get in touch with the office for your own copy.
Built in 1869
Oil fired central heating
Mains water & electricity
Shared septic tank & drainage
Council Tax Band G
South Lakeland District Council
Large Garage & driveway
4 miles to Ulverston and Booths
2 miles to A590
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