Bordriggs Farm, Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HU
Pull up along the impressive, circular driveway, where parking provision is plentiful on the block paving between the outbuildings and the farmhouse. In the manicured lawn at the centre of the driveway, a mature cherry blossom explodes into pink confetti bloom in springtime, with apple and plum trees alongside, as sheep graze the meadow in the 3.5 acres of surrounding grounds...
* Grade II listed
* 5 bedrooms
* 3.5 acres of land with beautiful views of Lake Windermere and Mountains
* Webbs Kitchen
* Solid oak doors throughout the house
* Outdoor heated pool and hot tub
* Large, detached stone-built barn, featuring striking rafters, providing storage and
workshop space, alongside an office room and a sound-boarded music room
* Large greenhouse, featuring several 'rooms' of shelving and planting space
* Additional 1 bedroom annex
* Mains Gas central heating
* Mains water and electricity
* Mains drainage
* Council tax band - H and B for Stable Cottage
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Open the traditional stable door into the kitchen, where homely tones dress the walls and tiled floor for a warm welcome home. Sable-coloured beams contrast with the crisp white, spotlit ceiling for that perfect blend of period and practicality.
Peep through from the kitchen into a flexible room; formerly a dining room and playroom, currently serving as a gym and with great potential to be an office. Quietly positioned, this room is out of the main flow of the home yet in easy reach of the kettle...
Moving back through the kitchen into the sitting room, note the craftsmanship of the handcrafted wooden door latches. Wake up to the sunshine and blissful vistas in the morning room to the left, where original parquet flooring extends underfoot. Another versatile space, this room has formerly accommodated a full gym. Ideal for the summer months, open the French doors and flow out to the poolside decking, where the glistening waters of the heated outdoor pool and the inviting hum of the effervescing hot tub greet you.
Take the stairs up from the morning room to discover yet another multi-use room. Currently a fourth bedroom, the room above the morning room has previously been utilised as a sitting room, with windows on all sides drawing vistas of the fields and meadows indoors. This bedroom also has external access up a set of stone steps, should you wish to create an area of independent living for older teenagers or children returning from university. Alternately, a door links through to the master bedroom, allowing for the opportunity to open the home further and create an extended master suite.
Returning to the entrance hall, take the main staircase up to the snug lounge, on the enormous open landing. A double bedroom to the right is soothing in its neutral tones and creamy carpet. The daintier of the bedrooms at Bordriggs Farm, this would be an ideal nursery, guest room or even an additional study. Next door, bedroom two, a bountiful double, features cream carpet and bespoke oak wardrobes, engraved with the hallmark of the craftsman: a red squirrel!
Returning to the landing, lift the latch on the door to the right to discover the immaculate family bathroom. Soak up the splendour and enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation in this spa-style bathroom. Warmed by underfloor heating beneath the large tiles, this room features walk-in rainfall shower, freestanding tub, twin-wash basins, WC and romantic, exposed beams.
Located above the sitting room, this grand bedroom spans the width of the home, with windows to both sides spoiling its occupants with views.
Stable Cottage and other outbuildings:
Stable Cottage, replete with its own private pedestrian gate and parking area, is located above the garage and accessed by stone steps, or a lift and is the perfect 'next step' for your fledglings. Why not consider converting the garage to create an extra room in this popular holiday let?
Ripe with potential, a large, detached stone-built barn, featuring striking rafters, provides so much storage and workshop space, alongside an office room and even a sound-boarded music room. With light streaming through early in the day, this room could make a fantastic artist's studio. Above, even more storage can be found on the mezzanine level.
Out and about:
Walk into Bowness town for an evening drink or meal. Treat yourself to dinner at Hen Rock, Simon Rogan's new "informally elegant" restaurant in the grounds of Linthwaite House, just a walk up the road.
With sweeping views out over Lake Windermere and a diverse menu, epicurean adventurists should not miss out on a visit to the Michelin-star winning chef's latest culinary venture.
Only moments from the local golf club, enjoy afternoons on the fairways, or become a member of the Royal Windermere Yacht Club.
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