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North Cottage, Longtail Hill, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 3JD

4 BED 3 BATH £900,000

North Cottage, Longtail Hill, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 3JD

  • Ref: 1000_RS0775
  • Type: Cottage
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Hansel and Gretel cottage-in-the-woods charm wrapped up in the legacy of Beatrix Potter - welcome to North Cottage, on the cusp of Bowness.

Full Details

* Beautiful newly renovated home in a sought-after area
* Only a 5-minute drive to Bowness
* 4-bedroom detached home
* Built-in late 1800's and once owned by Beatrix Potter, it was extended in 1998
* Currently running as a successful holiday let

*Holiday let figures can be shared upon request

* Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage
* Good internet speed
* Council Tax band 'F'
* Freehold
* All phone networks reach the home

Grounds and Location:
* The garden has recently been landscaped
* Detached garage
* 3-tier garden gets the sun all day!
* BBQ area and patio, a lot of space to entertain
* You could add a hot tub and sauna outside the main bedroom
* Parking for 3 cars

Dating back to the late 1800's, this chocolate box home was part of the renowned Lake District author and illustrator Beatrix Potter's estate. Recently refurbished to an exceptional standard this beautiful four-bedroom home is currently used as a successful and luxury holiday let but could also make a lovely family home in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

At the culmination of the Crook Road discover parking for two cars to the front of the cottage on top of the paved driveway, with additional parking at the single garage at the end of the tiered garden. North Cottage evokes fairytale romance.

From the road, this pretty home, with traditional white render, set beneath a typical slate roof seems small evoking charming countryside living. However, as you make your way inside you will discover that the cottage opens up into a grand and delightfully modern space to enjoy.

Step directly into the large inviting kitchen where vaulted ceilings, adorned with beams strengthen the quaint cottage charm and reach high above the pale modern cabinetry fit for all your cooking and pantry essentials. Set on elegant flagstone flooring the kitchen houses fitted appliances, a focal three oven range and a generous central island where guests can perch and chat to the host as they prepare a feast.
Light streams in through the double-glazed square leaded windows to the side, framing views out towards the garden, and beyond the breakfast nook dining table discover French doors that open onto a balcony, extending the entertaining space into the great outdoors.

The effortless entertaining space continues as you step down into the dining room. Herringbone flooring stretches out under foot to encompass the dining and living room, once two spaces but now a fantastic living and hosting area. Basking in light from all sides and naturally divided by sofas, find plenty of room around the large table to one side and a sumptuous seating area with feature Lakeland stone walling and warming log burner.

The neutral décor creates a crisp and fresh feel that resonates throughout allowing for a lovely natural flow from room to room. It also lets the countryside views shine, through the charming cottage style apertures.
Ascend the grey checked carpeted staircase, where a cupboard on the landing opens to reveal handy storage.
Take the door to the right into a good-sized double bedroom with handy storage set into the eaves and a charming deep window creating pretty views to the outlying woodlands.

Refresh and revive in the herringbone tiled en-suite bathroom, complete with wash basin and WC. Enjoy a soak in the bath tub beneath the light that dritfs in through the Velux window above.
Returning down the stairs, sense the unique nature of your surroundings; built into the hill, stairs lead down from the living space to another floor at garden level.

A separate WC stands next to the bathroom, fitted with a tub with over-bath shower - tiled to the surrounding walls - and wash basin. Leaving the bathroom, note the alcove beneath the stairs, handy for storing a suitcase or similar.

On the garden level, step through to the first of two additional bedrooms, the first slightly larger than the bedroom upstairs, with space for a double, king size or twin beds, and currently featuring a large, freestanding wardrobe.

Next door, a third bedroom, suitable for a twin or double bed, is suffused in light from the deep windows that open out to the garden and patio. Ideal as an office for those who work from home, be inspired by nature, as you take in the garden with its stream, wildflowers and tall trees brimming with bird life.

To the end of the corridor stands a large utility space with additional sink, undercounter washer and dryer creating the perfect laundry set-up as well as ample room for shoes and coats to be stored.

Make your way further into this tardis like cottage and discover easy access to an external staircase that takes you up to the driveway - very useful for visiting guests as well as convenient entry to the utility room.
The final room on this floor is the most incredible and luxurious bedroom with wow-factor en-suite. This generous room is a stunning sanctuary to retreat to with king-size bed, space for freestanding furniture and French doors that open onto the Lakeland flagstone patio. Enveloped in hardwood struts, with outdoor cooking zone, this is a garden fit for all seasons.

To the other end of the bedroom stands a glazed wall. Open the door and step into the en-suite comprising sink and WC alongside an elegant roll top tub ready to be filled with bubbles - perfect for a sumptuous soak after a busy day.

North Cottage is a stunning secluded retreat and the garden echoes this beautifully. Tranquil and cleverly tiered to create different areas suitable for play, hosting and relaxing.
Low maintenance fake grass covers the top two tiers where children could have a swing set or play football. Surrounded by mature trees, shrubs and fencing providing shelter and security as well as ensuring privacy and peacefulness.

The bottom level of the garden, found closest to the home, makes for a lovely entertaining space. Light up the BBQ and dine alfresco at the large outdoor table fit for a feast.
Discover a large space filled with potential to the back of the plot, where a large single garage stands beside ample parking. With the right planning permission, perhaps this could become further accommodation, large games room or office space.

Out and about
Nestled at the end of the Crook Road, step out of the front door and treat yourself to afternoon tea, lunch or drinks at one of the many nearby hotels only a walk away, including the Linthwaite House Hotel located just moments away down the drive.

Stroll down the hill and along Cockshot Point into Bowness and the ferry port; it's only a 15 to 20-minute amble into the centre of Bowness where a wealth of facilities and amenities await your patronage.
Pick up essentials at the Tesco Express or Co-op, or head into nearby Windermere where you will find Booths supermarket with their range of both local and national brands.

Take a trip out on one of the steamers, or catch a show at the Old Laundry Theatre or the cinema; there is culture aplenty to be enjoyed in Bowness.

Dine out at one of the plethora of restaurants, bars, cafes and takeaways that line the parades and cobbled backstreets of Bowness; sample the variety of cuisine on offer before walking home.

Looking for a bolt hole in the Lake District that combines cottage charm, local links and accessibility with the potential to supplement your pension with rental income? Look no further than the quirky and characterful North Cottage.

** 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 **

Tenure: Freehold


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