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Deer Close, East of Lake, Coniston, LA21 8AD

4 BED 4 BATH £3,500,000

Deer Close, East of Lake, Coniston, LA21 8AD

£3,500,000
  • Ref: 1000_RS0387
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Own your own piece of Lake District paradise, where elements combine and the shores of Coniston Water meet the slopes of Grizedale Forest, at Deer Close.

Full Details

Home:
* Private detached home
* 200m of private lake frontage and jetty
* 4 bedrooms
* High quality finish throughout
* Panoramic view of Lake Coniston and the mountains beyond
* Private woodland - perfect for outdoor activity - watersports, walking, cycling and for relaxing 'away from it all'
* Low energy house (EPC rating A)
* Freehold
* Finished being built in 2019
* Views can be seen from every window- Coniston Lake, mountains beyond including Dow Crag, Old Man of Coniston, Weatherlam
* Triple garage and large outbuilding

Grounds and location:
* Size of the plot- 6 acres; 200m of lake frontage, jetty
* Gated drive
* Triple garage
Woodland, ponds, streams, lake frontage, outdoor activities from the door
* Parking - large area at rear of house
* Easy access to Grizedale forest behind the house
* Sun rises at the back and sets at the front - South, West facing
* Large balcony at the front and terrace by garden/garage; also, bedrooms open on to terrace at front
* Grounds include sculptures from the Grizedale forest 'Sculptures in the forest' exhibition started in late 1970s

Services:
* Mains electric
* Private spring water with UV filter
* Drainage: New water treatment plant when built; last inspection February 2022
* Heating is electric/air source heat pump; underfloor upstairs living areas and bathrooms, radiators in bedrooms
* Internet speed: high speed via Kencomp - package speeds available up to 50Mb per second; house data cabled (CAT5) throughout
* CCTV, Alarm System, etc: Alarm and Ring cameras fitted
* Very energy efficient (EPC rating is A)

Built in 2019 on a perfect Lakeside site, wend your way through the gated entrance and up the curving driveway of Deer Close. At the top, find ample parking alongside a triple garage.

A modern passive home, built with air source heat pump, solar panels and mechanical vent heat reclamation, Deer Close offers comfortable contemporary living, in harmony with its surroundings.

Set on a six-acre plot featuring 200 metres of lake frontage and jetty in addition to natural woodland, interspersed with free-flowing streams and natural ponds, Deer Close is a haven for wildlife, brimming with seasonal flowers and specimen trees.

Originally the gardener's cottage for neighbouring property The Heald, formerly owned by Arthur Ransome, rumour has it the famed author would sit in the garden of the cottage and take inspiration for his novels from the idyllic surroundings and incredible vistas over the lake.

Outside, render and stonework blend with the local landscape...inside, modern, minimalism with a sprinkling of glamour, provides the ultimate in comfort and style.

Maximising the lake views, Deer Close offers reverse level living, with each principal room upstairs and down connected to the lake through broad windows, patio doors, terraces and balconies.

Make your way, through a glass and exposed stone porch, into a double height entrance hall, where lake views reward your ascent up carpeted stairs, clad in oak and glass balustrades. Above, a shimmering chandelier adds subtle luxury to the minimalist décor in a home where the windows frame the natural artwork of the fells, forest and lake.

Turning right, light oak and glass double doors open into the living room, where carpet extends underfoot. Tones of blush grey create a soothing palette, subtle enough to allow the stunning views to three aspects take centre stage, framing views of the hillside and the lake. Inset within the chimney breast, a modern glass-fronted wood-burning stove conforms with passive home requirements.

Soak up the sunshine on the balcony, or marvel at the views from beyond the broad glass doors. Across from the living room, open the glazed double doors into the kitchen-diner, where underfloor heating emanates - continuing throughout this level. Light and bright, fitted by Atlantis Kitchens, two-tone cabinetry of anthracite grey and limestone harmonises with the porcelain tiles underfoot and décor throughout the home.

Walls of sleek cabinetry offer an abundance of storage, including a pull-out larder cupboard and a central island topped in granite and brimming in storage. To the front, beyond the large dining table, doors open to retain a connection with the outdoors, leading to the balcony, ideal for alfresco dining.

The reflective gloss finish of the kitchen amplifies the light whilst offering easy, low maintenance upkeep. An array of fitted Bosch appliances includes two eye-level ovens and a built-in microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, with an induction hob and pop-up extractor inset within the large central island.

To the rear of the kitchen a small pantry area, plumbed and with space for an American style fridge freezer, precedes a staircase. Draw a glass of water from the tap, sourced from a private spring at Deer Close with UV filter.

Continue through from the kitchen into the snug, also fitted with a contemporary passive-house compliant log burner. Drinking in views to the north and south, admire vistas of Coniston Water and the mountains beyond including Dow Crag, the Old Man of Coniston and Weatherlam.

Returning to the kitchen, descend the stairs to find a handy cloakroom and a boot room entrance, tiled with a sink for practicality when returning from muddy walks and bike rides on the slopes of Grizedale. Here, there lies the potential for further expansion, with planning permission granted to extend the boot room, incorporating an area for further storage and a shower room.

Take the stairs down once more, noting the low-level lighting featured on both staircases, to arrive at the lower level. Turn right into the utility room; a convenient space, with plumbing for washer, dryer and integrated sink, confine the laundry to one level. Sneak a peek at the cupboard containing boiler and air source heat pump.

Across from the utility room, a low, deep storage area beneath the stairs makes great use of space, whilst next door a further cupboard serves as the plant room, accommodating all the controls for the passive house infrastructure, Ring camera CCTV, alarm system and high-speed internet services via Kencomp; Deer Close is data cabled with CAT5 wiring throughout.

Next door, porcelain tiling underfoot is warmed by underfloor heating - a feature in each bathroom - with part tiling also to the walls. Dusky grey tones to the walls create a soothing spa-like feel. Refresh in the large walk-in shower, with a wash basin and WC also available.

The first of four double bedrooms awaits next, carpeted underfoot and decorated in the same peaceful palette modelled throughout. With ample space for wardrobes, a double bed and dressing table, glass doors slide open to a terrace, delivering sublime lake views.

Next door, bedroom two is carpeted in a subtle grey, currently furnished with wardrobes and a double bed, once again looking out over the ethereal majesty of Coniston Water and the fells beyond. Step out onto the terrace and bask in the sunshine at the beginning of another day in paradise.

A linen closet along the corridor precedes the main bathroom, warmed by underfloor heating (each bedroom is heated by thermostat-controlled radiators). A capacious room, a shower cubicle is fully tiled, with tiling also behind the separate bath. Fitted storage is found beneath the wash basin, inset within cabinetry that also houses the WC.

Opposite, bedroom four, another spacious double, currently serves as a study, with views of the lake and access out onto the terrace.

Continuing to the end of the hallway, look right to see stairs ascending to the main lobby once more, completing the neat cyclical flow of the home.

Make your way through to the bountiful master bedroom, carpeted in grey and swimming with light courtesy of the large patio doors opening out to the terrace and overlooking the lapping waters of the lake. Supremely spacious, there is ample room for a wardrobe and super-king-size bed. To the rear, a dressing area precedes the ensuite bathroom, furnished with shower, twin wash basins and WC.

Outside, the six acres of natural woodland, terraced gardens and lake front flow on seamlessly from the slopes upon which Deer Close is set. Landscaped and planted in the immediate surrounds of the home, borders brim with a mixture of colourful shrubs and plants, including rhododendrons, azaleas, specimen trees planted by former Deer Close resident Bill Grant and newly planted acers, which will mature over time taking their own place in the landscape and story of this evocative home.

Spy three of Grizedale Forest's 'Sculptures in the Forest', an exhibition begun by forester Bill Grant in the late 1970s and one of the largest exhibitions of its kind in Europe. Cultural highlights of Deer Close, you will find a wooden carved figure on the lake shore, a slate sculpture in the landscaped front garden and a further wooden carving to the rear.

Potting sheds, bike sheds and a boat house along the 200 metres of lake frontage offer ample storage. Perfect for stashing paddleboards and Canadian canoes, prior to pushing off from the private jetty for a day on the glistening water. The grassy slope of the terraced lake shore beams golden with daffodils in the springtime; a Wordsworthian stamp of approval on what must be one of the finest settings in the Lake District.

Live the Lake District lifestyle without compromise at Deer Close, a warm, welcoming and easy living home, where the benefits of contemporary comforts combine with the great outdoors, delivering all the elements of the Lake District to your door.

** For more photos and information, download the brochure on desktop. For your own hard copy brochure, or to book a viewing please call the team on 015394 88811**

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