Lakeland House, Newby Bridge Road, Nr Windermere, LA12 8NP
5 Bedroom home
Detached double garage
Council Tax G
5 minutes from Bowness-on-Windermere
Perhaps you will fall in love as soon as you pull up the winding approach, especially in Autumn, when the Oak, Cherry and Beech trees have turned to beautiful rich golden colours. The trees relinquish their guard of honour to reveal Lakeland House.
As you step into the hall, the gentle echo of your footfall on the solid oak floor reverberates up the staircase. This is a home where more than just memories have been carefully carved out; bespoke fittings are lovingly secreted throughout. The ornamental fireplace that captures your eye was itself skilfully crafted by the current owner.
Ahead of you a bevelled, paned door entreats your entrance; come through into the lounge. As sumptuous as sitting rooms get, snuggle down into an armchair and soak up the captivating views of the garden through the patio windows. Rabbits, squirrels and deer have all been known to frequent this idyllic spot. As the autumn evenings draw in, curl up with a cocoa in front of your roaring fire or admire the view from your heated window seat.
Once you are suitably rested, continue onwards, through to the dining room. Sunlight pours in through the glass and yet more patio doors invite you outside, but resist the temptation for now. Instead, admire the decorative fireplace and the cleverly concealed drinks cabinet. You can practically hear the chink of glasses toasting and the merriment of Christmas dinners, all gathered around the table as crackers are pulled and a crackling roast is served.
Step through to the kitchen and see where the magic happens. More oak flooring adds to the opulence as do the recently installed fresh units. A moveable central island allows versatility of dining and if it seems a little too tranquil to be true in here, then let us unburden you of your curiosity. Peek around the corner to discover a perfectly pristine pantry alongside a utility room that offers so much more.
Equipped with all the conveniences of a kitchen, this room is currently also used as an office. And for an added quirk, you can flick a switch to view CCTV of visitors approaching your home.
We have one more exciting call to make in this section of the house before we move upstairs. Welcome to the garden room. By far our favourite room in Lakeland House.
Glass, oak and stone fuse together to create the most spectacular of settings. A lighting unit allows you to fashion moods both inside the garden room and in the garden itself. Feel the warmth permeate this room from without. Such a grand, high-ceilinged space, the current owners have created several rooms in one, including a games area, a seating corner and a summer dining area from where you will be mesmerised by clouds of nuthatches, woodpeckers and finches demolishing the seed from your birdfeeder as you tuck into your own tasty cuisine.
Out to the covered patio area where you can sit back with a crisp glass of Sancerre on a balmy summer's evening and watch the bees hum lazily amongst the heavy purple rhododendrons, blushing camellias and sweetly scented azaleas.
Follow us back indoors and up the grand oak staircase to a private 'guest wing'. Step right to admire the pristine ensuite bedroom overlooking the grounds and perhaps catch a glimpse of roe deer bounding across the abundant lawns. Across the way you'll find a second secluded bedroom peeking out to the garden room and greenery beyond. This too boasts its own private bathroom. Perfect for party guests.
We still have so much to uncover in this treasure trove of a home, so head back down to the hall and through to the master wing. Pop your head around the door to spy yet another gleaming shower room, perfectly positioned in the centre of your home.
Across the way lies the library. Step through into this charming study. Glowing lamps illuminate the solid oak shelves lining the walls and the glorious garden views follow you along the length of the house. A favourite haunt of the previous occupants, this room is your sanctuary of solace.
Neatly sequestered away from the communal hub of the home lies your master suite, affording you privacy and quiet. After an exciting evening entertaining, retire to your effortlessly stylish bedroom; no arguments over wardrobe space due to the ample storage. You even have a dressing room (which can also be used as a handy extra bedroom for the grandkids). And naturally - you get the finest ensuite of them all.
Download the brochure on a desktop for details of Lakeland Lodge - including holiday-let details, more images and some extra accessories included in the sale. Alternatively, call the office for your own hard copy.