Holywath, Coniston, LA21 8HN
The Manor House:
* Part Victorian 1890s home
* 10 bed (7 en suite)
* Can be run completely "off grid" or "on-grid" with easy changes
* Carbon neutral footprint with unique renewable energy credentials
* Original servant's bells in kitchen and front door
* Original tilling
* Original wood floors repaired with oak/ antique pine/cherry/mahogany & inlays
* 33 stained glass windows (some new)
* Original plaster coving restored using new mould
* 13 chimneys (5 wood burners)
* Decking benefits from afternoon and evening sun
* Victorian addition 1890 - games room
* Internet - 49mbps BT 3 channels full signal
Ground and Location:
* Private 6-acre plot
* 1.5-acre garden
* Adjoining church Beck stream
* Useful outbuildings
* Electric gates and intercom on Smart App
* Bluebell woods
* Main path to the old man of Coniston just over the bridge
* Close to the centre of Coniston
Holywath has a licence, obtained from the Environment Agency, for a hydro system utilising the river that runs along its boundary to supply the home with energy produced from the water's flow. The system works seamlessly with the mains electricity supply and has generated approximately 28.2 mwh of electricity in the last year (over £4,000 worth at current prices). It is therefore more than enough to meet Holywath's needs in normal usage. There is also an income from the Feed-In Tarrif available to the new owner for another 27 years. Low maintenance, simply maintain the filter by brushing off leaves when they accumulate on the aluminium screen.
Biomass boilers installed seven years ago are fed by pellets in a storeroom just behind the boiler room. Also on mains gas, there is the option to install a gas boiler and integrate the systems. Holywath has its own water source, filtration and ultra-violet purification system. Main's water is also available nearby. There is mains sewage.
Originally oil-fired central heating with lead pipes, the plumbing system at Holywath was completely renovated when the new owners took over, with radiators moved, new valves fitted, and copper upgrades made to the pipework.
For internet connectivity, Holywath has broadband speeds of 49 m/b, and the study is host to a large hub of 13 hidden connections, supplying different parts of the home with hard wired network connections and a full wifi signal in all the rooms.
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Welcome to Holywath a distinguished Country Gentleman's Manor House, the imposing residence of Holywath has a legacy intertwined with the history of Coniston itself.
Step inside, entering into the morning room, a bright room with hardwood flooring, that basks in sunlight throughout the day. Set between two windows which capture glimpses of Coniston Old Man is a newly installed log burner, set within the original oak surround and Burlington slate hearth. Sit with a favourite book and soak up the views out over the hot tub, lawns, woodland and fellside views through the many windows.
Turning left from the entrance hall, pass beneath an elegant archway and through into the study where wooden flooring and tones of crimson, gold and cream evoke an air of richness. Views out to Coniston Old Man and the verdant grounds beckon from a deep-set bay window, featuring original stained glass.
Newly installed, the kitchen features a substantial quantity of oak cupboards and drawers, with a large Range cooker and wine chiller, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Note the original tiling relocated from the entrance to the kitchen and set beneath the log-burning stove.
Returning to the inner hallway, step through into the formal dining room. Returning through to the inner hallway, take the stairs up, noting the craftsmanship in the carved swirl to the bannister. Emerge onto a large, open landing where light pours down from an atrium above, turning and continuing up to the front of the home.
Spacious and light, ten bedrooms, carpeted and decorated beautifully, with views out of every window. As with many of the bedrooms at Holywath, there is an attractive fireplace and elegant cornicing. Holywath has eight bathrooms in total - 7 are en suites.
From this section of the home, take a second 'servant's' staircase, down to the kitchen, and step outside to explore the acres of lawn, woodland and river that surround Holywath.
Gardens and Grounds:
Birdsong and the river's constant flow greet you as you step into the garden at Holywath. The hot tub, sunken within the decking outside the study is the perfect place to sit back and tune in to nature's soundtrack, with vistas of Coniston Old Man.
To the rear of Holywath, a courtyard serves as a kitchen garden, planted with herbs and fruit trees. Before the drawing room windows, within the branches of low hung trees, a children's adventure playground has been created using elements of the woodland itself.
Around the side there are two substantial outbuildings and an ancient stable block which is currently used as a wood store, with access to a gardener's WC.
Making your way to the front stroll across the lawn and into the woodland, comprised of a variety of species of tree. Dells filled with clearings provide an idyllic playground for children. At Christmas time, take the quad bike out and pick your perfect Christmas tree and gather holly and ivy with which to make wreathes. As the daffodils of spring fade, the woodland is carpeted in a bright sea of blue.
Discover hidden pockets of history, including an abandoned railway line and tunnel, a vestige of the miniature railway that was sold during the Hext auction. There is also a large pond, for which the owner has obtained a Fisheries License enabling him to rear trout.
Follow the pounding sound of running water, emerging at a section of waterfalls and a footbridge crossing the crystal-clear river. Continue walking up the beck to see some spectacular waterfalls. Should you tire of exploring the woodland and riverside walks within the six acres at Holywath, a footbridge from the property leads directly to the ascent route for Coniston Old Man.
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