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Lowfell, Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3EW

5 BED 5 BATH £1,500,000

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Lowfell, Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3EW

  • Ref: 1000_RS0050
  • Type: Detached House
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Snug in the heart of the Lake District National Park, now a world heritage site, five minutes' drive from the train station and moments away from Lake WIndermere and the centre of Bowness village, sits the private retreat of Lowfell; come take a look around...

Full Details

- 5 en-suite bedrooms with 1 bedroom guest suite or holiday let
- 5 minute walk to the Lake
- No holiday let restrictions - potential annual income of £120,000 for the whole property or £28,000 for the guest suite
- Mains Electric, Gas, Water and Drainage
- Council Tax Band G

Lowfell sits beneath beautiful Brantfell, one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the southern Lakes. Drive up the sweeping gravelled driveway (room enough here to comfortably park 8 cars) and pull into the spacious car port where you also have a useful recycling and log store.

Built in 1905, Lowfell's landmark round chimneys tell of its renowned local patronage. Admire the solid Lakeland stone Edwardian exterior before stepping through into your Lake District family home. Standing in the broad, bright hallway, note the trademark Pattinsons' oak panelling on the ornately carved wooden staircase ahead.

Come through with us to the left and explore your light and airy sitting room. Tastefully decorated in cream, enjoy long summer evenings as the sun streams in through both the box bay window and an adjacent window. Facing both south and west, enjoy morning sun through one window before the afternoon sun greets you through the other. On cool winter nights, draw the richly finished heavy curtains and snuggle up in front of the open fire beneath its intricately carved wooden surround as the tempest rages beyond.

To the right discover your formal dining room. Classic high ceilings lend this space an air of regality, while the views out to the lush garden beyond create a leisurely mood. Enjoy an after dinner brandy taking in the inky violet sunset through your impressive bay window. It is the finer details here - the picture rails, the sash windows - that help convey the rich heritage of this fine Lakeland home.

Continuing through the hallway to the left you find the rear sitting room, a haven whatever the season. Drawing sunlight in through its bay window this large yet cosy room is our favourite space in Lowfell.

Ahead lies a handy washroom before you cross into your kitchen, once two separate rooms, a natural congregation point for all the friends and family. Every detail conveys a sense of solidity from the oak flooring and units to the gleaming granite work surfaces. Admire the beautiful built in cupboards, with glass fronts which were original to the house itself. Gather around the grand oak table for supper, dinner parties or simply to read the paper. A natural hub, as your guests hover around the Aga to warm themselves, you may need to shoo them into one of your many reception rooms in order to get on with the cooking in peace!

In addition to a useful downstairs walk in cupboard, the kitchen leads through to a sizeable utility room and additional store room - perfect for housing all your laundry and cleaning essentials.

Tracing your steps back to the hallway, come downstairs into a lower level office. Such a versatile space, could this be your music room? Private and quirky, this could make a great playroom for children or a getaway for teens.

Now follow the mains stairs up to the first floor and out onto your spacious landing. From here, open the door into your master suite. Light, cosy and quiet, this space is your sleepy sanctuary. Courtesy of the solid walls of Lowfell you can enjoy a well-deserved lie-in while the rest of the household stirs around you, completely removed from the hustle and bustle.

In the morning, enjoy stunning views out to your garden and the distant fells before stepping through into your six-star hotel standard en-suite. Voluminous and high quality an entire bedroom was sacrificed to create this relaxation space. Step easily up to your lavish tub beneath the broad window and enjoy a prolonged soak in perfect privacy.

On this floor, two more large double bedrooms with en-suites await, both are light and open with lovely views over the garden.

Follow one last flight of stairs up to the top floor, a possible self-contained unit with two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. With their sloping ceilings and sense of sheer seclusion, the attic rooms of Lowfell offer you solitude when you need it most. The perfect apartment for your 'inbetweener' home from university?

Time to explore your family garden. Completely sheltered and totally private, enjoy the 3/4 acre garden in utter peace. Facing south and west the sun bathes the garden all day, resulting in a truly spectacular spring and summer display of blooming daffodils, rhododendrons, magnolia and hydrangeas. Sit out on the terrace, surrounded by pots full of fragrant flowers and enjoy the beauty of nature. In autumn enjoy the colourful display of the turning trees and prepare to fill your log baskets ready for the winter. With your various sheds and a summer house there is more than enough storage for all your pruning essentials. At Christmas time, entwine lights through the vines of wisteria and jasmine at the front of your house for that Christmas card perfect scene.

Ada's retreat...

While the main house at Lowfell has an impressive five bedrooms (all with en-suite), the real feather in the cap of this home is its annexe set in the east wing. Accessible through the main house or via a separate external entrance, 'Ada's Retreat' comprises of a cosy yet spacious open plan kitchen and sitting room with an incredible master bedroom and ensuite upstairs. This self-catering holiday home was built in 1988 and fully refurbished in 2017. Separate, and yet part of the house whenever necessary this two person let is estimated to make a return of £20,000 net in its first trading year. Perfect for business potential or as a home for a dependent relative.

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