Hideaway, Middle Entrance Drive, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 3JY
* Built in 1972
* 4 Bedrooms
* Large garden
* Private Plot
* South Facing Balcony
* Views of Lake Windermere
* Planning granted to build a gated driveway directly outside the front
* Parking for up to 3 cars
* Newly Fitted Atlantis kitchen
* Mains Water
* Mains Electricity
* Mains Gas
* Mains Drainage
* Alarm System
Prestigious and private, Middle Entrance Drive is a most beautiful and sought-after tree-lined road, where neatly maintained verges and well-spaced homes entreat the eye, alongside spectacular views of Lake Windermere and the mountains on a clear day.
Unseen from the road and tucked away, Hideaway earns its title, hidden behind neatly cropped hedging, where there is a garage and ample parking.
Walk around to the original solid wood double door entrance, and enter into a light, bright open-plan kitchen, with high, vaulted ceilings interspersed with treacle toned beams. Stealing the scene are the stunning views out over Lake Windermere through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Wooden flooring extends throughout this capacious kitchen-living room. Turning to the right, discover the contemporary clean-line kitchen, featuring a large island, two cookers, an induction hob with pop up extractor fan and instant boiling hot water tap. An array of crisp white handleless drawers and units provides plentiful storage. There is also a built-in wine fridge and dishwasher. Gather around the breakfast bar for sociable mealtimes, there is ample room for six to sit. Select the optimum lighting to match the mood, with LED lighting surrounding the island and spotlighting overhead.
Sneak a peek through, past a downstairs cloakroom to the extravagantly sized utility room. Formerly the original kitchen to the home, this substantial space houses an additional American-style fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven, grill and microwave as well as plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier. Fully alarmed, a boot cupboard houses all the electronics for Hideaway, which is also served by Hive heating controls and excellent broadband. A rear door from this area leads down stairs into an area off the garden containing the wood store, sectioned off to provide free run for your four-legged friend.
A large dining table enjoys spectacular views out towards Lake Windermere, whilst in the summer months, the French doors draw you out to the glass balustrade balcony for alfresco mealtimes savouring these sumptuous Lakeland views. Curving around the corner of Hideaway, dine at the table; currently housing a barbecue and pizza oven this balcony is the perfect place for open air family feasts. Below, the lavishly sized garden extends to its treeline boundary, ensuring peace, privacy and protection from the elements.
Returning indoors, take the central staircase up to the next level, to discover the light-filled lounge. Here, the impactful double height ceiling amplifies the brightness and creates a sense of inside-out living: views over Lake Windermere are drawn into the room.
Snuggle up beneath the vaulted ceiling, toasty warm courtesy of the log-burning stove; the original chimney breast serves as a handy log store. South facing and sunny, soak up striking views over the distant fells from the comfort of your sofa.
Ascend the stairs once more to the mezzanine landing, in this ahead-of-its-time home, in constant connection with views of the outdoors. Sneak a peek through to the fourth bedroom, a cocooning double, whose sloped ceiling accommodates a Velux window framing treetop views out to the countryside. Tranquil and calm, refresh your senses in the ensuite with bath, WC and wash basin, where views are framed over Lake Windermere.
Returning to the ground floor, descend the stairs once more to snuggle up in the family room through an oak door to the left. A versatile area of the home brimming with light used both as a study, television room and an entertaining space, windows offer an array of views out to the tranquil surrounds.
Take the stairs down once more to find two further bedrooms on the left. Arriving at the first, soak up the enviable views out over Lake Windermere to the everchanging vistas of mountains through floor to ceiling windows. Spacious, carpeted and serene, this bedroom also benefits from built-in wardrobes and its own ensuite where you can enjoy leisurely soaks in the tub, luxuriously styled with gold fittings. There is also a WC and wash basin with plenty of space to primp and prepare for evenings out in the local Michelin-starred restaurants and boutique bars.
Continue on to seek sanctuary in bedroom two, a substantially sized, soporific room with a trio of windows delivering a profusion of light throughout. Carpeted as with all the bedrooms, there is plenty of space for a range of freestanding furniture.
Returning along the spotlit, cream carpeted hallway, to the other side of the staircase, discover the bathroom, tiled underfoot and containing a vanity unit wash basin, shower and WC. Note how spacious and minimal the bathrooms at Hideaway are.
Next door the master bedroom is a spacious haven, illuminated by a spotlight-sprinkled ceiling and featuring a large freestanding wardrobe. Doors lead out to the patio, the perfect place for a installing a hot tub should you desire a relaxing pre-bed soak with a glass of bubbles. Afterwards, rinse off in the ensuite, preceded by a sumptuous dressing room featuring built-in wardrobes. Enjoy a soak in the large, centrally filling tub, a spritz in the separate shower cubicle or a soothing relax in the sauna. This commodious ensuite bathroom also contains built-in towel storage, a WC and twin wash basins.
Hideaway's gardens are an extension of the home itself, with views constantly displayed from the large floor to ceiling windows and from the sociable balcony. Entertain friends and family on the balcony, with the freedom to flow in and out at leisure.
The garden itself is accessible from so many rooms, including the master bedroom, where a paved private area could easily accommodate a hot tub. Spacious and expansive, the mature trees and shrubbery in the garden are a haven for wildlife including birds of all varieties, rabbits and pheasants.
A large flat area section of lawn is perfect for children's netball and football games. Peaceful, private and secure, there is also a log store and garage for bikes and outdoor equipment for leisurely days spent down on the lake.
Out and about
Unrivalled in its location, Bowness is only a short walk away, brimming with pubs, cafes and restaurants. Enjoy an Aperol spritz on the balcony of family run Porto, or sample Simon Rogan's fine dining at Henrock, only a walk away. Celebrating local produce and using ingredients sourced from Simon Rogan's 'Our Farm' in the Cartmel Valley, Henrock's dishes take inspiration from British cuisine and the international influence of the chef team's global travels. Michelin-starred dining is only a five-minute drive away at the Gilpin with Hrishi and Gilpin Spice.
In nearby Windermere, Lakeland Café is your port of call for breakfast and brunch following a mooch about the Lakeland store.
Stroll into Bowness and hop aboard a ferry and head across the lake for walks in Sawrey, Ambleside and beyond. Closer to home, there are so many woodland and fellside walks to be discovered.
Take the Back Lane Circular to discover the country lanes and footpaths around Bowness. For more of an incline, make your way up Brantfell and enjoy excellent views out over Windermere. School Knott, Orrest Head and Claife Heights all offer elevated vistas of the stunning setting in which Hideaway is nestled.
All the local amenities that you need are only a walk away in Bowness, including chemists and convenience stores. Booths in Windermere supplies a range of local produce, with award winning butchers located within the town. Stock up on all the burgers, joints and sausages for your roast dinner and summertime barbecues at Plumgarths, where award-winning baker Lovingly Artisan is on hand for your sour dough loaves, ciabatta rolls and French batons.
Families are ideally placed close to the independent and highly lauded Windermere school, with its Browhead and Elleray campuses.
For a truly unique home in both its concept, design and setting, Hideaway offers refuge and retreat in a vibrant local community; Bowness' hidden gem.
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